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How books can open your mind | Lisa Bu

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What happens when a dream you've held since childhood ... doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself. She shares her unique approach to reading in this lovely, personal talk about the magic of books. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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Sam A3 (2 days ago)
I'm in love
syahidah afiqah (3 days ago)
I really grateful that I stumbled upon this. Her talk is fun and inspiring. I can relate to her.
Joana D. (14 days ago)
Such a pity that you think the Bible is a strange book. Indeed I have never seen such a great book that changes life like it.
Afif Alqi (14 days ago)
Buku apa saja yang menarik?
Bayarmaa Dashdondog (16 days ago)
She is so adorable and so sweet. yes thr the books always with me.
Jyoti Jyoti (16 days ago)
Worth watching ☺
e promd (16 days ago)
"The Bible is interesting but strange...😊"
All Areequal (17 days ago)
Best talk ever
Dane L (18 days ago)
I don’t honor or respect my parents
Rohit Goswami (21 days ago)
Welcome sweetheart again
Hrithik Latare (21 days ago)
"The one who read books is always happy and successful in life " I am so touched by her thoughts... Really a big thanks for those precious words 👏🤗
Bima Sudiarto (21 days ago)
How old is she?? Dang!
Irfan Ahmad (22 days ago)
Books really sharply opens expand growing mind Power...
Hernan Perez (24 days ago)
I have a thumbs down to this talk without even listening to it..... then she got my attention and I enjoyed it. We do this all the time, don't we! Worse yet, with the people we love the most.
Envy (26 days ago)
I think a safe and well paid is a better choice for most of us
Assema Serik (1 month ago)
I agree her opinion about books . She had been taught differently her whole life education and the people who held authority over her. She began to read book and learn things that shaped her future. She also got to see how two different types of languages relate and differ . Books our keys for own life . And interested me in this me China's world map . It's so cool.
Why is description in Russian?It's a joke or what...Perhaps just VPN😂😃
shut up i hate book reports
Harris Hartman (1 month ago)
Books have given me a magic portal to connect with people of the past and the present... ☕
ankit kumar (1 month ago)
Did someone ever tell you to.. Read more
Yubash Limboo (1 month ago)
Just love this chnl...💓💓
Nasra AL (1 month ago)
Hafsa Azhari (1 month ago)
"Reading books connect me with people in the past and in the present." 😀 If you want to connect with past, present and Future, you may read Quran (Muslims' Holy Book) too. 😆
Sabir I am polyglot (1 month ago)
Bravo 🍻
Maja Marinic (2 months ago)
Yes, books saved my life. I sooo like books, but not any kind of. Books that are inspiring, life stories, about life and myself. I am so fired up that I created a website about the books that I read, so I"m making blog posts, short posts and sum of what I read. I try to make it interesting and educational. check it out here for free https://fraudiller.wordpress.com Happy reading and learning! :)
jojo (2 months ago)
such a wonderful speaker
Sam Davis (2 months ago)
Not enough "like" buttonss......xc
tl travel (2 months ago)
I believe the books can change a people
Ed D (2 months ago)
I started to read comic books and many people dislike the odea of anyone reading comics. Why is that? Reading takes your mind to places. ☺
Sunay Gençdal (2 months ago)
Rahil NA (2 months ago)
Love it 💙
peng (2 months ago)
sticking with football but thanks
priti saklani (2 months ago)
One of the best Ted talks ever 👏👏
Rahmi Chairani (2 months ago)
I love this video
Darwin Mendoza Ramirez (2 months ago)
alguien sabe como traducir al español lo dicho?
Willyn Grace (3 months ago)
I *LOVEEEE* reading. But not these kind of books. I read alot of YA Fiction and you don't know how many times I've been shamed. They'd call me "fake reader" because I don't like reading classics and stuff and It really discouraged me. I stopped reading YA and proceeded reading classics like Pride and Prejudice. I normally finish a book in a day or two but that book took me a MONTH. I forced myself to like it and read another classic. After reading that I was discouraged again and this time, I stopped reading completely. I forced myself to like this book that it made me hate reading. After *2 YEARS* of reading slump I finally found the courage to start reading again. This time, the books I enjoy.
Juliana Meyer (3 months ago)
kendini bilmez (3 months ago)
"Hayallerin tek amacı gerçekleşmek değildir." 💫
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Jerry Glass (3 months ago)
I see a lovely girl who still really feels hurt. More grace dear!
The Tongue Of Angels (3 months ago)
You'll never experience satisfaction through "fast joy". Love comes from God, and lust is the devil's engine.
Alim Uddin (3 months ago)
Is it only important in course of life, a well paid job and a beautiful wife?
Shripad Saraswat (3 months ago)
I also try comparative reading. Like when I read Mein Kampf, I simultaneously read The diary of Anne Frank. Or I read Gandhihatya ani me alongside My experiments with truth, where former was a book accounting Gandhijis murder and the latter was his own autobiography.
star kist (3 months ago)
Books give you more knowledge.. I luv to read its make brain accurate..
Jennifer Huela (3 months ago)
Inspiring ♥️
archito ghoshal (3 months ago)
1million views awesome
jitmanyu kohli (3 months ago)
"May the books be with you" excellent 🖖🏽
WeirdWorld (3 months ago)
Katarzyna Persona (3 months ago)
TAHT"S how you end a speech ^^
Kimberly Xu (3 months ago)
Awwwe ❤️❤️❤️
Marsha Creary (3 months ago)
3:22-5:49 Comparative Reading
VTC Vlog (3 months ago)
Thank you for sharing, have a great day!
Hasfitz movies (3 months ago)
that was beautiful.
Hoda Elbadrawe (3 months ago)
so cute woman!
Via video (3 months ago)
I read it as "how boobs can open your mind"
Rascal Boy (3 months ago)
And the reading was done...
Sining Tadhana (3 months ago)
I'll honor literature for the rest of my life.......language, communication, experiences, feelings, emotions, sensations, knowledge, culture, beyond horizons, empathy, understanding...... I love literature! <3 and so as the other humanities like religious studies, the arts, and philosophy, though I also love history, psychology, anthropology, sociology, geometry, astronomy, and biology.
Shelley E (3 months ago)
Stunning! Beautiful.
Don Quixote (3 months ago)
I didn't expect to suddenly watch something so fantastic - wow
Justin Davis (4 months ago)
You can also learn or improve foreign language skills with books. There's not much better than reading Dostoevsky in unadapted Russian. The way it's supposed to be!
루루모 (4 months ago)
Great talk! You inspired me a lot.
Zoubeir badulla (4 months ago)
amazing! Her speech moved me
Tychi Chan (4 months ago)
*BOOKS, have given me the Magic Portal, to connect the people from the Past and the Present*
Odelle Blair (4 months ago)
Tai Phan (4 months ago)
Không thích giọng điệu của chị
Deel Weed (4 months ago)
I read playboy magazine. Is that okay ?
Swastik Sahu (4 months ago)
I so love how she was so nervous and went on seamlessly nonetheless 😊
Saitama Black God 777 (5 months ago)
I love all books, The bible Is the book i love and need.
Divyraj (5 months ago)
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Joedel Penaranda (5 months ago)
This talk really inspired me to read more. Any recommendations? It could be in any topic or genre! :) Thank you!
Joedel Penaranda (5 months ago)
Haven't read those. Thanks, for the suggestions! :)
ruoweii (5 months ago)
not to be dramatic but books have literally taught me almost everything i know about life and people
RX 1O (5 months ago)
Her smile tho <3 .
クリスティーン (5 months ago)
prem masih (6 months ago)
this was the lovely one and really an inspiration.thank u ted
AdesivoColado (6 months ago)
She is intense and light at the same time. Adorable.
Mazharul Hasan (6 months ago)
This vedio is so intersing that I have ever heared.
aisha havana (6 months ago)
I love this girl she's inadvertently funny 😂
Vic Sher (6 months ago)
Youtube blocked my initial comment. Basically, good talk but could be a little more sensitive to the religious text. It was offensive to some viewers.
Vic Sher (6 months ago)
For someone who initially appears well-read and intelligent, your mockery of the Bible is highly offensive to Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike. For a 'strange' book, you have proved its statement that "tossing your pearls to the swines will make them turn around and tear you to pieces" correct. A strange book? Or perhaps one with wisdom? Perhaps you should brush up on your religious texts and learn to respect people's sacred texts before showing such flippant contempt .
Blue Jay (6 months ago)
Wonderful talk, she is lovely, soulful and graceful...may books always be with you!
gordan tyron (6 months ago)
I never wanted to read books but I guess I am limited without them I can feel I am limited with words and how I can express my self. Indeed books are like medicine for the brain gonna start to read and hope I can. now I am 25 and i guess never is too old for reading.
Lotus Xie (6 months ago)
说得很好!well said :D
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Haroon Khan (7 months ago)
What is so special about books reading is good yes but with the age of smart phones and internet you don’t need books anymore you can just read on the net
Mimik Bal (7 months ago)
You tell about this topic very well
benny shen (7 months ago)
how to manage time so that we can keep us has the suffecient time to read books
Shaiyan S. Islam (7 months ago)
If human being created something that can compete with god's creation that would be A GOOD BOOK.
ريم ناهض (7 months ago)
Interesting video
TheKvack (7 months ago)
whats her age ? ;)
Ysha Nayahub (7 months ago)
Reading is a powerful source of knowledge!
Haiqal Zaki (7 months ago)
Mychál Clark (7 months ago)
This book will open your mind https://store.bookbaby.com/book/The-American-Dope-Boy
Moji Okedara (8 months ago)
Does anyone has books they can recommend me to read ? 😊
Danii Ke (8 months ago)
She's a great speaker. This talk was very inspiring.
Alan August (8 months ago)
She's perfect. Also , .................. WORD ! She be spittin' 🔥🔥🔥
Nasser Amini (8 months ago)
this speech is not something to be on TED TALK. its at best a quote or a Tshirt 😑
koralite (8 months ago)
whenever i hear the word book i start salivating.
Hung Phan (8 months ago)
bible commandment honor obey climb fast joy bride clarity
Hang Tran (8 months ago)
Tony buoi sang is the book everyone should read before 18 years old.
Isabelle Kwok (8 months ago)
That was fark'n amazing
BeeeHonest (8 months ago)
Short, nevertheless fantastic speech!

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