Pope Francis' TED Talk


Pope Francis joined the TED 2017 conference yesterday, giving a speech called 'The Future You.'

It focused on media, power, humbleness, kindness, the future and how interaction with others is so important, especially in the age of technology.

Here are a few excerpts from the speech

"Quite a few years of life have strengthened my conviction that each and everyone's existence is deeply tied to that of others. Life is not merely passing by, life is about interactions."

"Please, allow me to say it loud and clear: The more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more responsible you are to act humbly.  If you don't, your power will ruin you, and you will ruin the other."

"People's paths are riddled with suffering, as everything is centered around money, and things, instead of people."

"A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can me you. And then there will be another 'you,' and another 'you,' and it turns into an 'us.'  And so, does hope begin when we have an 'us'? No. Hope began with one 'you.'  When there is an 'us,' there begins a revolution."

"Tenderness means to use our eyes to see the other, our ears to hear each other, to listen to the children, the poor, those who are afraid of the future.  To listen to the silent cry of our common home, our sick and polluted Earth. Tenderness means to use our hands and our heart to comfort the other, to take care of those in need." 

"The future of humankind isn't exclusively in the hands of politicians, of great leaders, of big companies."

You can watch the entire speech here (make sure to put on the closed captioning in English!) 


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