5 things I’ve learned at the TEDxBeirut 3rd Salon

26 August, 2011 § 5

I’m usually one to hate inspirational speeches, I mean what a load of crap! All words and no actions, all theories and no applications. But with the TEDTalks it’s different, having real people, from all walks of life, sharing their experiences is crapless inspiration. So I went yesterday to the TEDxBeirut 3rd salon and here are a couple of things that I've learned about myself and the world:

1 - The left hemisphere has a huge hold of my life. I’m all about the left hemisphere. I’m over conscious of myself and of the things around me in the wrong way. I should stop postponing those yoga lessons.

2 - Lately I’ve been telling myself that I’ve spent too much time curled up into my own bubble and that it’s probably time for me to open up and get out there. And it kinda felt like that was naturally happening for me. And coincidentally, in one of the TEDTalks, the guy talks about how ideas are more likely to be born when you’re in a group. I’ve never experienced that really. I always shut down in a brainstorming session and I almost always come up with ideas when I’m alone. Or maybe, thinking about it, all the research we do is a kind of fictional group.

3 - Connecting VS protecting. Now that is a struggle that fits me perfectly. I love sharing ideas but there’s a very motherly, protective voice inside that tells me I should protect them. After TEDTalks I have all the more reason to fight that voice. “Chance favors the connected mind.”

4 - All work and no play makes Nisrine a very boring, unproductive person. And that is a scientific fact.

5 - It’s OK that I haven’t been giving my blog the attention it deserves because I’ve been unknowingly fighting local warming!

So make sure to attend TEDxBeirut on September 24th at Berytech Technological Pole. I’m sure it’ll be an event to remember!


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§ 5 Response to “5 things I’ve learned at the TEDxBeirut 3rd Salon”

  • Here we are hanane and I reading this, and thinking how wonderfully amazing you are.

    Your post is a culmination of what TED talks do to people. You made us 'cry' (almost), you made us laugh, you made us think, and you inspired us.

    Thank you for this Nisrine.

    (Hanane wanted to meet you yesterday.)

  • Can I add you as a contributor to the TEDxBeirut blog, and repost it with you as author?

  • Nsrn Srks says:

    Omg I come back from the mountains to this! :):) Thank YOU guys, what you're contributing to the community is priceless! :)

    Off course you can repost it, and I'll be meeting you both on the 24th of nine :)

  • Patricia says:

    Amazing, to say the least! Thank you Nisrine for this brilliant post! And I so identify with what you said about "protecting" your ideas. I always felt the same before starting to share TED talks with the world, and exchange ideas and thoughts around them, and seeing the magical effect of doing so!

  • Nsrn Srks says:

    Thanks back at you Patricia! :) It is quite the conflict isn't it? I even keep them to myself without making any good use of them which has a very weird and unproductive logic to it! Now I'll be trying the other way round :)

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