TED NPR Radio Hour- Decoding Our Emotions

We experience powerful emotions all of the time, but what are they exactly? Where do they come from?

This hour, TED speakers invoke history, language, science and music to help us think about the way we feel. Guests include writer John Koenig, cultural historian Tiffany Watt Smith, psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett, developmental researcher Kang Lee, and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.


Kris notes 4-20-18

guuuuuyyyyyy raz is back! 🙂 this guys voice is so soothing. its like i could listen to his voice while drifting asleep.

Saunder- The awareness that everyone has a story. We all have rich emotional experiences. Our lives are complex.

Dictionary of obscure sorrows(coming out soon, check this out.)- A dictionary that makes up words for different emotions that did not previously exist. Sounds very interesting. Like Saunder. How many words in the dictionary? around 700. WHAT? this sounds very interesting.

Lochasizem- The hunger for disaster. Part of the sting behind our sadness, is the emotional words are mysterious. Putting a name to a feeling. Feelings are complicated.

Let’s try and figure out what emotions are, and why we feel them?

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TEDxMidAtlantic- Our democracy no longer represents the people. Here’s how we fix it- Larry Lessig

Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig makes the case that our democracy has become corrupt with money, leading to inequality that means only 0.02% of the United States population actually determines who’s in power. Lessig says that this fundamental breakdown of the democratic system must be fixed before we will ever be able to address major challenges.

William Tweed- “I dont care who does the electing, as long as I get to do the nominating”

If you control the nomination, every candidate is going to worry what you the NOMINATOR THINKS, so you practically control the candidate whether or not you control the ultimate election. “Genius theory for destroying democracy”.

1923 in Texas: By law, in the democratic primary, only whites could vote. Blacks could vote in the general election(if they could even register as it was tough back then). Back then, the only party that mattered was the democratic party in texas. Blacks(16% of population) we’re excluded. We all look at this and think to ourselves, there’s something obviously wrong with this.

Basically money is heavily involved in politics, and politicians press the right buttons to work the system to get elected/nominated. “shape shifters”- they constantly adjust by whatever means necessary.

“Green Primary”- The first step is essentially get money for campaign.

in 2014, the top 100 funders gave as much as the bottom 4.75 million funders(corporations vs people)

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TED- The psychology of evil | Philip Zimbardo

The psychology of evil | Philip Zimbardo

Kris Notes 4-13-2018- Wait? Im doing these notes on Friday the 13th? wow what a coincidence? 😉

WATCH WICKED ON BROADWAY. (suggestion from my tenant)- its about good VS evil

What makes good people go bad?

This guy talks SO DAMN FAST these notes are going to be limited.(actually, now that im done, I was able to write down ALLLOOOOOOOT of notes. I was not expecting this)

How do psychologists understand such transformations of human character?

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Trust and Consequences from TED Radio Hour in Podcasts #3

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Trust and Consequences from TED Radio Hour in Podcasts #3

Kris Notes 4-13-2018



The first gentlemen starts talking about how there are so many people organized in an orchestra, that everyone needs to TRUST the composer, and their instruments to make the sound come out the way it should. Nice and harmonious. It takes time for 89-90 people to trust one another. To play specifically together at the right tune/time.

Between the composer and orchestra, there has to be an unshakeable amount of trust, born out of mutual respect, through which they can create a musical performance unlike no other.

Its not about power, its not about ‘whos in charge’, its about TRUST.
That kind of trust, is what allows us to make assumptions that things will go RIGHT.
Trust is the most fundamental thing in every single human relationship, and without trust, no relationships can really flourish.

Trust means the pilot will get you home safely, or the thing you order will arrive, your partner wont cheat. Trust is the way a beautiful piece of music comes together, without it, everything breaks down.

When youre in a position of not trusting, what do you do? You overcompensate.

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Brene Brown- The price of invulnerability TEDxKC

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kris notes 3-23-18

I seriously think I am in love with Brene Brown. I cannot stop watching her videos! Her TED talks. I think this is the 5th~ one, and ive seen them like 5 times each. I have spent hours upon hours studying vulnerability. I get this overwhelming sensation that overtakes me every time I watch her presentations. ITS SO VALUABLE!!! I am in awe. You know that face when your jaw drops, mouth opens and your breath is taken away? Yeah that happened to me about 10 times in the 15 minutes watching this. In fact, ill go a step further.

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TED-Bill Eckstrom- Why comfort will ruin your life

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I have watched this TED talk twice so far. I will more times in the future as the presentation and information is just WOW.

Gentleman proceeds to tell us a story of how his life changed for the better when he got fired from his good job. While this even in his life created the greatest amount of discomfort, it was the discomfort, the departure from his ORDERED life that forever changed his situation for the better.

What makes you comfortable, can ruin you, and what makes you uncomfortable is the only way to grow. Only in a state of discomfort can you continuously grow.

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