A couple of weeks ago I had to do a TED-talk in English class. I'm not sure if you're familiar with the concept of TED-talks, but what it comes down to is inspirational talks given at an annual conference. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. The idea is that some ideas have to be spread. The talks are brief, exist of deep thoughts and have a wide range of subjects. I did my TED-talk about my tattoo but while searching for inspiration, I came across an amazing TED-talk by Candy Chang, who created the 'Before I die...' wall in New Orleans.
Candy Chang is an artist who lives in New Orleans. She has set up many projects in her neighbourhood, which she really loves, to make people come closer and to make them share their hopes for the community, including buildings, borrowing things and landschapes. After a tough period in Candy's life (she lost a beloved one), she started transforming buildings into inspirational places. She exclaims two things that are particulary important in people's lives: time and other people. Since the time we have on earth is limited, we have to do something useful with it and by prefer spend it with other people.