One of the things I like most about TED talks is the opportunity they create for people to share a perspective on the world they otherwise might not have a venue to share.
For example, I came across a new talk from ESPN commentator and radio host Bomani Jones in which he explains what he’s learned over the course of his career – specifically, how he’s come to realize the structure he’s fought against since high school because he thought it would restrain his creativity actually enables it.
Despite the fact that Jones works in the media and theoretically has limitless avenues available to him to share these kinds of insights, I’ve never seen this side of him because it doesn’t really fit the expectations of the outlets he works for. It’s off-topic.
But a TED talk delivered to high school students offered him the perfect venue to share what he’s learned and it’s well worth a few minutes of your time to check out.