Inspirational People, TED Talks

Tedx Talk: Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

We all live in a world where “WE” are the best people of Earth, and “THEM”..well..they are not as good as us. Strangely enough, this set of belief is for every class/race/country/religion on earth.

All we want is to prove why we are the best, and more importantly why others are not as good as us. In order to do this, we stereotype others.

Them? Oh.. they are too stingy with money.

Them.No ways..I hear they are very unhygienic

Most definitely not them!! They are too full of themselves.

And the list goes on..

In this talk, Chimamanda Adichie tells us why it is important to know the people, and not base our views on what we hear about them in general. In this day of internet, almost everyone is exposed to virtually the same thing. Why then this idiotic race to prove that we are the best? Also, who are we proving it too?


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