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Say Your Truths and Seek Them in Others

In this TED Talk, best-selling author Elizabeth Lesser talks about the importance of authenticity in adulthood


AARP members can watch this video through July 4, 2024; run time is 16 minutes; video recorded October, 2016.
Marla Aufmuth / TED

In a lyrical, unexpectedly funny talk about heavy topics such as frayed relationships and the death of a loved one, Elizabeth Lesser describes the healing process of putting aside pride and defensiveness to make way for soul-baring and truth-telling. "You don't have to wait for a life-or-death situation to clean up the relationships that matter to you," she says. "Be like a new kind of first responder ... the one to take the first courageous step toward the other."

 

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