6 TED Talks on How to Build Relationships That Make You Happier

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Researchers have observed the lives of more than 200 people for 70 years to discover the key to human development. Curious about the summary of all this research? “Happiness is love. Point.”
It’s not just a romantic relationship. Other research shows that the effect of loneliness on you is like smoking 15 cigarettes a day. I mean; The quality of your relationships is of great importance if you want to be healthy, happy and financially secure. Let’s focus on building better relationships! Many people do not need therapy for this issue, but a little professional help will do no harm.
(Don’t forget to choose Turkish from the subtitle settings, have a good time.☺ )

1) Brene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability

Brene Brown is an expert on our abilities to empathize, belong and love. In his sharp and entertaining talk, he shares his insights from his research. A speech that can change your life…




2) Sherry Turkle – Connected But Alone

As our expectations from technology increase, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle pushes us to think a little more in this talk about how our devices and online personalities are changing human relationships and communication.


3) Adam Grant – Are you a Giver or a Receiver?

In every workplace, there are three basic types of people: the giver, the receiver, and the matcher. If you want to improve certain relationships, it’s good to know what type of people you’re dealing with. Wharton professor Adam Grant gives us good tips in his talk.




4) Elizabeth Lesser – Speak Your Truth and Seek Them in Others

Poetic and unexpectedly entertaining, this talk is essentially about frayed relationships and the death of a loved one. Elizabeth Lesser talks about the healing process of truth-telling, putting aside pride and defensiveness.


5) Caitlin Quattromani And Lauran Arledge – How Our Friendship Lasted Despite Our Different Political Views

Can you still be friends with someone who didn’t vote for the same candidate as you in the election? You should be. Caitlin Quattromani and Lauran Arledge are two very close friends with very different political views. We have a lot to learn from the story of these two friends in this period of increasing polarization from all over the world.




6) Jane Fonda And Lily Tomlin – A Joyous Celebration of Lifetime Female Friendship

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have been friends for decades. In this highly sensitive and wide-ranging conversation, topics such as longevity, feminism, the differences between male and female friendships, and the role of women in the future of the planet are discussed.

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