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[131호] 승인 2014.12.10  
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Do you think TED is boring? " That’s NO NO." You can get creative ideas from A to Z by listening to another person’s talk. You can also share your ideas with other people by giving a speech. TED is a nonprofit foundation which welcomes people with various cultural or social viewpoints and is dedicated to sharing ideas in the form of a short but meaningful lecture. Originally, TED started in 1984 as a forum dealing with Technology, Entertainment, and Design, but nowadays they cover all topics of interest. Its goal is to spread ideas so that one’s idea can change the society and the world.

And let me ask you, when was the last time that you kissed a mirror? Ultimately, we need to work together as communities, as governments and as businesses to really change this culture of ours so that our kids grow up valuing their whole selves, valuing individuality, diversity, inclusion. We need to put the people that are making a real difference on our pedestals, making a difference in the real world. Giving them the airtime, because only then will we create a different world. A world where our kids are free to become the best versions of themselves, where the way they think they look never holds them back from being who they are or achieving what they want in life.


Right now, our culture's obsession with image is holding us all back. But let's show our kids the truth. Let's show them that the way you look is just one part of your identity and that the truth is we love them for who they are and what they do and how they make us feel. Let's build self-esteem into our school curriculums. Let's each and every one of us change the way we talk and compare ourselves to other people. And let's work together as communities, from grassroots to governments, so that the happy little one-yearolds of today become the confident changemakers of tomorrow. Let's do this. (Applause)

I have a daughter, Mulan. And when she was eight, last year, she was doing a report for school or she had some homework about frogs. And we were at this restaurant, and she said, “So, basically, frogs lay eggs and the eggs turn into tadpoles, and tadpoles turn into frogs.”

And I said, “Yeah. You know, I'm not really up on my frog reproduction that much. It?s the females, I think, that lay the eggs, and then the males fertilize them. And then they become tadpoles and frogs.”

And she said, “Oh, so is that true for humans too?”

And I thought, “Okay, here we go.” I didn't know it would happen so quick, at eight. I was trying to remember all the guidebooks, and all I could remember was, “Only answer the question they're asking. Don't give any more information.” (Laughter) So I said, “Yes.”

And she said, “And where do, um, where do human women, like, where do women lay their eggs?”

And I said, “Well, funny you should ask. (Laughter) We have evolved to have our own pond. We have our very own pond inside our bodies. And we lay our eggs there, we don?t have to worry about other eggs or anything like that. It's our own pond. And that's how it happens.”

Then we got home and we see the cat. And she goes, “Mom, how do cats do it?”

And I go, “Oh, it's the same. It's basically the same.”

And she goes, “But I just can't understand it.”

So I go, “You know, why don't we go on the Internet, and maybe we can see ... like on Wikipedia.” (Laughter)

So we go online, and we put in “cats mating.” And, unfortunately, on YouTube, there's many cats mating videos. And we watched them and I'm so thankful, because she's just like, “Wow! This is so amazing.” She goes, “What about dogs?” So we put in dogs mating, and, you know, we're watching it, and she's totally absorbed.

And then she goes, “Mom, do you think they would have, on the Internet, any humans mating?”(Laughter) And then I realized that I had taken my little eight year old's hand, and taken her right into Internet porn. (Laughter)

And I looked into this trusting, loving face, and I said, “Oh, no. That would never happen.”

Source : TED

*"The Talk" is a talk about sexuality between parents and children, usually awkward and embrrassing.
indivisuality 개성 / inclusion 포용 / on one’s pedestal ~의 존경을 받는 / obsession 강박증 / grassroot 시민 lay 알을 낳다 / tadpole 올챙이 / fertilize 수정시키다 / mating 짝짓기 / absorbed ~에 빠져있는

Park Ji-hye Junior Reporter

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