Why Would You Share A Secret With A Stranger? by NPR/TED staff – January 23, 2015
“Everyday we make that decision – what do we conceal? What do we reveal. I think it’s a very human condition.”
“The secrets that we’re keeping aren’t the greatest burden. They’re not the ones constricting and restricting us. It’s all the energy that we put into concealing them, the walls and barriers we develop between not just us and other people, but who we are and who we accept about who we are.”
“I believe secrets are the currency of intimacy, and I think by sharing them we can not only develop stronger relationships with friends and family, but maybe get a better understanding of who we are. So I feel like secrets are transformative.”
“Heart is not relative. Heart is hard. There’s no harder. There’s just hard. ”
“We all live in closets, and they may feel safe. Or at least safer than what lies on the other side of that door. ”
“No matter what your walls are made of, a closet is no place for a person to live. ”
“It’s scary and we hate it and it’s needed to be done”
How we love? by NPR/TED staff – April 25, 2014
How do we do it, and what happens when we can’t?
Love is instinctive and essential. We need it to keep our species going, to survive childhood, to create bonds with other people. But what is it that brings certain people together? In this hour, TED speakers examine the mystery of connection and relationships.
Amy Webb was having no luck with online dating, until she effectively hacked the system.
Anthropologist Helen Fisher questions what happens in our brains when we’re in love.
Therapist Esther Perel says a good relationship draws on both security and surprise.
Writer Jeffrey Kluger explores the profound life-long bond between siblings.
Angela Patton tells the story of a unique father-daughter dance.