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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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Mhmd Fedawy (23 days ago)
Mclean Uwuses (25 days ago)
HelIo! My name is Mclean and I am doing a book drive for some of the schools in my home country of Namibia. I have realised that a lot of these particular schools do not even have a basic library to start off with. My goal for this year would be to collect at least 500 books before August 2019.I would appreciate it, if you could please help me reach this goal by donating some of your old books. Thank you so much in advance for your help. I am reachable at [email protected]!
Sanie Isleam (25 days ago)
Love reading: books saved me!!
Raihan Kaizen (26 days ago)
Ân Mai (1 month ago)
Brian Kagimu (1 month ago)
M Sujiit Shrestha (1 month ago)
How books can open your mind How pen can close your mouth How copy can read your attitude. How you can read this comment.
Rohit Goswami (1 month ago)
My god bless u dear
Rohit Goswami (1 month ago)
I know u sweetheart ..don't चवरचसररगचतवरदकररतकरररवनरकmkjvgyklphgghukkगकमत तजदकनवतlgvhjkhgkopo...know u who u area
Manuel Miklo (1 month ago)
close it..easy..or ;-)
Burger Terminator (1 month ago)
I don't understand what was the point of this conversation to discover that books can help people learn new things what are fascinated new discovery made thousands of years ago
Zaid Siddiqui (1 month ago)
More Power to You! :)
venmuhil raghupathi (1 month ago)
There are times i felt lonely. But there are also times that filled my empty thin air space with laughter and solce when I am with the bestest companions , BOOKS
jon snow (1 month ago)
People think a safe and well-paid job is the key to happiness, it does not matter whether you like it or not- well said.
Gringa vai te contar (2 months ago)
How wonderful is that lady. Books are my friends too. I am so glad that I love reading. Bless you
Anfernee Neal (2 months ago)
The best decision I made in the past year was having stopped purchasing 60$ video games, and instead using that cash to buy4-6 books. Today, i’ve read 30+ books.
김홍기 (2 months ago)
I am a middle school student who is poor at English. However, you inspired me to start reading books in two language: English, Korean!! THANK YOU SO MUCH~!!!
Onew nurhidayah (2 months ago)
this talk give me an encouragement to start reading again
Chief (2 months ago)
Really thick accent. She should work on her English before giving speeches.
Jini Do (2 months ago)
thnku for telling me its ok to read fantasy martial arts books along with magical chef novels
Hadyne Chemmam (2 months ago)
May books always be with us 👏💜
Bhavendra Jha (2 months ago)
Yes reading books open up the mind in all aspects, that's helpful in our professional life
Stephanie No (2 months ago)
She is such a brave Asian Chinese woman. The audience basically just stands up and applause for her. What a nice move
SURESH RAJAWAT (2 months ago)
kpop related (2 months ago)
she's not funny but i get her point. books can also widen your imagination.
apeksha KARKI (2 months ago)
Buddha teaching Samyak Aajiwika.
apeksha KARKI (2 months ago)
Great great great.
Chamanthi C (2 months ago)
really mam each word is showing power of book
Sania Singhania (2 months ago)
What a wonderful talk! She’s extremely adorable.
I love TED
Amina Nedjar (2 months ago)
How do I find friends that read? Very few people read these days :(
Juni Artha (2 months ago)
You Inspiring me
One Minute Motivation (2 months ago)
So passionate
Gilberto Morales (2 months ago)
Knowledge Is Power
Nicolas Le (3 months ago)
What should I do to be interested in reading book?
M11B222INF8791 (28 days ago)
Find something you'd love to read about or something you'll want to learn of experience.
Khushi (3 months ago)
after watching it..i just said,''wow''..''even with a shattered dream..u can do much better''.
magicalgold010 (3 months ago)
Read the holy Qur'an. Filled with wisdom and truth throughout
Dio Avila (3 months ago)
2:28 Bible is not just for reading, it's for studying. There are Doctors who read the Bible, they're called "Theologians."
Dio Avila (3 months ago)
Book teaches you to accept yourself and be yourself; it's not about success or failure, but finding yourself. Great talk and so sincere and honest!
Susie Q (3 months ago)
She is funny
Saurabh Tewari (3 months ago)
First time I like a Chinese 🤣
Lanie Rose (3 months ago)
Having a goosebumps.... one of the best videos ive ever watch..thank you
Animesh Das (3 months ago)
What a speaker!!!!
Kimiko Kasai (3 months ago)
no offence reading doesn't change your mind ... experiences do .... when u read books its always about another persons perspective and experiences ... reading should not be your only companion ... life should be your companion !!
Tangela Serls (3 months ago)
I love this. From literature to objects like maps and artifacts, perspective can change everything. Narratives like those found in books can be immensely powerful and profound.
Leslie Tianyuan Zhang (3 months ago)
Come on this is so ridiculous! China never wanna become the center of the world. What is this lady talking about.... jokes...
Him Anshu (3 months ago)
Sami Abdulrahman (3 months ago)
Wow! That was really interesting. I totally agree with you. I've read twice Dale carnegie's notable book, which was about "How to Win Friends and Influence People." still I am so eager to read it again, because that wonderful book, really changed my life. Thanks a lot for your beautiful words.
Fatima Boukhdoud (3 months ago)
There's no genius who doesn't or hasn't been obsessed with books
Phuc Coi (3 months ago)
winner ooi (3 months ago)
Her life changes after moving out from China
Amir Jamili (3 months ago)
The perfect kind of like is what everybody can find in books he or she read. The only point is to choose the right books based on our tastes.
Genevieve Babic (3 months ago)
GANGST1ER (3 months ago)
Чисто вырвалось из-за наименования в наставлениях. Я взял твою бу и я ее ебу!
Eray Cevizli (3 months ago)
Utkarsh Pathak (3 months ago)
I am really new at books, so does anybody have some idea of how to choose books wisely because there is ton of them and you just can't read them all.
swashim (3 months ago)
So should I read non-fiction or fiction? I usually read personal development books but am open to suggestions and the reasoning behind it. Thanks!
adalet (3 months ago)
Bu kitaplar diye okudum mk hangi kitaplar acaba diye bekledim 6 dk
Le Garçon Qui ment (3 months ago)
Didn’t have to come for the Bible
Victor Ernesto (3 months ago)
NinjaCheese (3 months ago)
Thank you comrade!
Fasel Wani (3 months ago)
I dont like books.
Ali Raheem (3 months ago)
Thanks that was lovely 😍
STAR VALLEY Studio (4 months ago)
so good idea . #starvalleystudio.
Hollywood's hub (4 months ago)
Thank you for your efforts mam Aapka tahe dil se dhnyavad ❤️ ❤️ 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 🙏 🙏
Akshat Baranwal (4 months ago)
Great talk !
Jason Rollins (4 months ago)
I enjoyed this video she's right
George Hernandez (4 months ago)
what ? Jesus was tempt more than budda how can she compared budda to Christ ? and she still mocks
DWNtoERTH (4 months ago)
I sucked at school. Well, I think I chose to. I hated forced attention on subjects that didn’t interest me. I didn’t have the mental fortitude to read the readings or write the essays. They seemed to be robbing me of my life force. I wanted to do what I want and learn how I wanted to. Well. Time caught up with me, I realized I really should have tried harder but that’s not how life works. Living in a world of shouldas. Then, maybe it was maturity, or the sense of urgency, I started a running habit. 5 Kms three or four times a week. This in turn sparked something else in my mind. Positive thoughts, forward thinking and most of all a quiet powerful focus. I forget the book but it doesn’t matter. I finished a whole book, my first in over 10-12 years. What? I enjoyed that. What else do I want to read about. And on it went to present day. I’ve read 100+ books since 2015 and all I can say is thank you running shoes. The future is amazing when you apply yourself and learn to learn on your own. It is the best time to be alive.
Eli Yah (4 months ago)
The Bible was made only for the 12 tribes of Israel not everyone 😂 that’s why many nations don’t understand .
The BOOK Of ROSE (4 months ago)
Books reduce my stress
Jacky Shaw (4 months ago)
This is purely fantastic.
Antwi Dominic (4 months ago)
Andy Austin (4 months ago)
I absolutely love the intelligence and positivity of this woman!. A truly inspirational piece.
afif hasan (4 months ago)
That's amazing 💩😺
Virgilia Pamutongan (4 months ago)
Thank you. 😊 Amen. 🙅
No Name (4 months ago)
Michelle Obama's book ?🤔🤔 have anice day🌺⚘🌺
Christian David (4 months ago)
Look how the holy Bible have changed life of this girl. I do think that all of people must read Bible to improve thier lives because our God is able to change lives . May Lord Jesus bless u all.
Transform talk (4 months ago)
OMG, when I first started to know the bible in the western world. "You should honor your father and monther " was also so impressive me.
scarlett blaze (5 months ago)
She looks my age.... -Note: am 16
Sam A3 (5 months ago)
I'm in love
syahidah afiqah (5 months ago)
I really grateful that I stumbled upon this. Her talk is fun and inspiring. I can relate to her.
Joana D. (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
Buku apa saja yang menarik?
Bayarmaa Dashdondog (5 months ago)
She is so adorable and so sweet. yes thr the books always with me.
Y Logic Machine (5 months ago)
"The Bible is interesting but strange...😊"
Coco Berry (5 months ago)
Best talk ever
Dane L (5 months ago)
I don’t honor or respect my parents
Rohit Goswami (5 months ago)
Welcome sweetheart again
Hrithik Latare (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
How old is she?? Dang!
Irfan Ahmad (5 months ago)
Books really sharply opens expand growing mind Power...
Hernan Perez (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
I think a safe and well paid is a better choice for most of us
Assema Serik (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
Books have given me a magic portal to connect with people of the past and the present... ☕
ankit kumar (6 months ago)
Did someone ever tell you to.. Read more
tHug 99 (6 months ago)
Just love this chnl...💓💓

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