TED Talks For The Mindful Wanderers

TED talks have always been a platform of inspiration for me. I discovered this community a few years ago and thanks to it, I developed many new insights into different subjects.

These talks approach a big variety of interesting topics. Speakers share with the public their personal experiences, opinions or researches.

Naturally, traveling and wandering have their own share of videos. I have always been intrigued by the different point of views that people can have on these subjects.

In this blog post, I want to share with you 5 of my preferred TED talks. These talks approach the different meanings of having a nomad life as well as becoming a citizen of the world.


A glimpse of life on the road:

Photojournalist Kitra Cahana documents a month that she spent living with wanderers across the US.

She speaks about the nomadic dream comparing it to the American dream but that of travelers and hitchhikers.

In her talk, she points out the life of this free community, traveling around the country and letting go of the materialistic world in search of adventure!

Stories of liberation and freedom that show the beauty and charm of living differently!

You can find this talk by clicking here.


Unseen footage, untamed nature:

Filmmaker Karen Bass speaks about how lucky she feels to have traveled and seen most of what our beautiful Earth has to offer.

She’s always on the lookout for adventures, explorations and most importantly, sharing her best shots with the public.

Her passion towards discovering the unknown encourages everyone to follow the path of “wanderlust”!

You can find this talk by clicking here.

Don’t ask where I’m from, ask where I’m a local:

Writer Taiye Selasi speaks about the “myth of national identity”. How can a human being come from a nation or a concept? she asks.

She approaches the idea of a “multi-local” person, explaining how we all are citizens of the world before anything else. After all, countries appear, disappear and fail all the time.

A beautiful talk that shows how rituals, relationships, and restrictions make of us locals of various places in the world.

You can find this talk by clicking here.


What does it mean to be a citizen of the world?

Humanitarian Hugh Evans talks about supporting and activating “global citizens” because the future depends on them.

The issues we encounter in our world can become solvable because they are global issues and need people who believe they are members of the Human race and not part of a state or country.

Why should the ability to live our dreams be determined by where we are born?! he asks

An uplifting talk, where he explains how we all are part of one race and cannot pretend to isolate our nations from one another.

You can find this talk by clicking here.



My year reading a book from every country in the world:

Ann Morgan took an ambitious decision to read a book from every country in the world.

She speaks about the amazing stories written by writers in languages other than English which make them invisible to lots of people.

Reading all these books made her see how diverse and rich the world we live in is. It’s another way of traveling that makes us discover different traditions and cultures. Most importantly, it helps us see countries as living entities not just a name on a map.

Make sur to check out her blog: A year of reading the world

You can find this talk by clicking here.


I would like to conclude by encouraging everyone to check out TED talks on any subject that might interest you. It’s a platform that shares great and inspiring ideas!

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