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Liz Murray on For the Love of Possibility (Full Transcript)

Liz Murray

Here is the full text of Liz Murray’s talk: For the Love of Possibility at TEDxYouth conference.

Listen to the MP3 Audio here: Liz Murray on For the Love of Possibility (TEDxYouth)


Hello! Good Morning TEDx San Diego! Hey! So good to be here.

Today, I want to talk to you about one of the great loves of my life which is the love of possibility. And what I mean by that is the passion that you have inside of you to create the results that you know that you are meant to create in this world.

And in order to do that, I want to share with you a little bit about my journey of going from being a homeless person on the streets of New York City and transforming my life and going on to Harvard.

And another piece I want to share with you —  Actually, to start that conversation is to talk to you a bit today about one of my heroes, who is someone who has passed away who was with us as a young man and his name was Ben Underwood.

Ben Underwood is someone who became famous to us in this world because he was someone who we labeled as blind, but he actually had the ability to see in a different way. He had something called echolocation which you’ve heard about before with dolphins and bats. He, like some people who don’t have sight, found a way to create sound waves. He would — you know, some people pound their foot — he would actually use a clicking noise in his mouth to send sound waves bouncing off the walls around him so that he could actually navigate his way around the world.

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