SRK Speaking at TED 2017

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    KING KHAN
    The world’s most famous man gave a TED talk and many in the audience didn’t know who he was
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    April 29, 2017 Quartz india

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan may well be the most famous person in the world. In terms of audience for his dozens of films, he’s the biggest movie star. But at the TED conference in Vancouver, many in the audience had little clue who he was.

    Still, the beloved actor instantly charmed the crowd of Silicon valley leaders, scientists, and academics at the elite yearly conference. “Lots of you here haven’t seen my work, and I feel very sad for you,” joked Khan as he began his TED talk. “I’m a movie star. I’m 51 years of age. I sell dreams and I peddle love to millions of people back home in India, who assume I’m the best lover in the world.”

    Indeed, Khan’s stature in India and among Bollywood fans around the world is hard to overstate. Called the “Baadshah of Bollywood,” Khan has starred in over 90 films, sang and danced to 200 songs, and received countless awards, including the Knight of the Legion of Honour from the French government.

    “India decided that somehow I, the Muslim son of a broke freedom fighter, would become its king of romance,” said Khan, who walked on the stage after a clip from his 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om played.

    With personal anecdotes, self-deprecating humor, and a few moves from a dance sequence he claims to have invented called “the Lungi dance,” Khan’s 20-minute talk earned a standing ovation from the TED audience.

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    The Lungi dance. (Marla Aufmuth / TED)
    This isn’t the first time Khan has confronted his relative anonymity to Western audiences. He was detained and questioned by US Customs and Border Protection at the Los Angeles airport last August in what many have called an incident of racial profiling. It was the third time the actor had been stopped as he entered the US: In 2012, Khan was detained in White Plains, New York, and in 2009, he was stopped at Newark, New Jersey.

    I fully understand & respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks.

    — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 12, 2016

    TED’s lineup this year had an especially strong roster of intellectual and cultural celebrities, from Pope Francis, Serena Williams to Elon Musk, but Khan’s presence has most excited those outside the theater. Several dozen die hard “King Khan” fans camped out in the Vancouver airport and outside the convention center to watch his talk on video monitors, or perhaps catch a glimpse of their idol.

    “Imagine Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, and Harrison Ford in one person,” explained a TED attendee who grew up watching Khan’s movies in Pakistan.

    TED has tapped Khan to host its new all-Hindi television series, TED Talks India: Nayi Soch (new thinking). The eight-episode series debuts on the country’s Star Network in September.

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    Shah Rukh Khan delivers first ever TED talk, it's all things inspirational, soul-stirring and insightful
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    Updated: Apr 29, 2017, 10.20 AM IST
    VANCOUVER: Shah Rukh Khan has become synonymous with the phrase "dreams come true" in Indian cinema and the actor says he believes love is the emotion that inspires and keeps one from failing.

    In his first address at the TED Talks, which was laced with his signature wit and humour, the Bollywood superstar proclaimed that he sells dreams and love to millions around the world.

    "I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people... I've been made to understand there are lots of you here who have never seen my work, and I feel really sad for you.

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    "That doesn't take away from the fact that I'm completely self-obsessed, as a movie star should be," TED Blog quoted Shah Rukh as saying.

    The actor, 51, said love is the simplest yet greatest emotion known to mankind.


    Thank u @TEDTalks @TEDchris @julietrblake for a wonderful time. All who came to lov me in Vancouver…my lov 2 u. pic.twitter.com/FJD3yWgxsQ < ..

    "I've learned that whatever moves you, whatever urges you to create, build, whatever keeps you from failing, whatever helps you survive, is perhaps the oldest and the simplest emotion known to mankind, and that is love," Khan said.

    Shah Rukh, the first Indian actor to deliver a TED Talk, compared his "ageing" movie star persona to humanity.

    "Humanity is a lot like me. It's an ageing movie star, grappling with all the newness around it, wondering whether it got it right ..

    "Everything I said took a new meaning; everything I did -- good, bad, ugly -- was there for the world to comment upon and judge... I started to feel that I couldn't be who I wanted to be or say what I actually thought.


    "We had expected an expansion of ideas and dreams; we had not bargained for the enclosure of judgment." @iamsrk on the Internet #TED2017

    — TED Talks (@TED ..
    The actor said one always has the option to utilise one's faith to break walls or to spread fear.


    "Humanity is a lot like me. It's an aging movie star, grappling with all the newness, wondering whether she got it right." @iamsrk #TED2017

    — TED Talks (@TEDTalks) April 28, 2017
    "You may use your power to build walls and keep people outside. Or you may
    use it to break barriers and welcome them in. You may use your faith to make people afraid and terrify them into submission. Or you can use it to give courage to people, so they rise to the greatest heights of enlightenment."

    Shah Rukh will return to Indian television as the host of TED Talks' Hindi version, titled "TED Talks India: Nayi Soch".


    Wonderful midnight dinner in Vancouver
    celebrating @iamsrk and his brilliant TED Talk. pic.twitter.com/D99eOV3acB

    — Juliet Blake (@julietrblake) April 28, 2017

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...rring-and-insightful/articleshow/58427975.cms
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    The quest for love and compassion: Shah Rukh Khan speaks at TED2017
    Posted by: Brian Greene April 27, 2017 at 10:59 pm EDT
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    Shah Rukh Khan speaks at TED2017, April 27, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED

    “I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people,” says Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood’s biggest star and the host of the upcoming TED Talks India: Nayi Soch. In a charming, funny, insightful and self-aware talk, Khan traces the movements of his life — and leaves us with hard-earned wisdom.

    “I’ve been made to understand there are lots of you here who have never seen my work, and I feel really sad for you,” Khan says to uproarious laughter from the crowed gathered in Vancouver. “That doesn’t take away from the fact that I’m completely self-obsessed, as a movie star should be.”

    “Humanity is a lot like me,” he says.”It’s an aging movie star, grappling with all the newness around it, wondering whether it got it right in the first place and still trying to find a way to keep on shining regardless.”

    Khan brings us back to his early days, from the refugee camp in New Delhi where he was born to the night his father died when Khan was only 14. “From that night onwards, much akin to humanity in its adolescence, I learned the crude tools of survival,” he says.

    The framework of life was simple then. You ate what you could find, and you did what you were told to do. “You married the first girl you dated, and you were a techie if you could fix the carburetor in your car,” Khan says. “You went wherever life took you for work, and people were mostly welcoming of you … Most important, you were who you were, and you said what you thought.”

    In his late 20s, Khan shifted to the sprawling metropolis of Mumbai, and his framework — like the industrialized aspirations of humanity — began to change. He met people from all over the world, and definitions became more and more fluid. Ideas were flowing with more freedom and speed, and he experienced the miracle of innovation and cooperation. His own creativity, supported by the resourcefulness of the collective, catapulted him into superstardom.

    “By the time I was 40, I was really flying. I had done 50 films by then, and 200 songs, and I’d been knighted by the Malaysians and given the highest civil honor by the French government,” Khan recounts. “Humanity was soaring with me,” he says. “We were both flying off the handle, actually.”

    Then the internet happened. “Everything I said took a new meaning; everything I did — good, bad, ugly — was there for the world to comment upon and judge,” Khan recalls. “Everything I didn’t say or do was also met with the same fate.”

    In this new world, reality became virtual, and virtual became real. “I started to feel that I couldn’t be who I wanted to be or say what I actually thought,” Khan says. “And humanity at this time completely identified with me. Both of us were going through our midlife crisis. Humanity, like me, was becoming an over-exposed prima donna.”

    “The whole world, and all of humanity, seemed as lost as I was,” Khan says.

    And here we are. With all of the complex problems and confusion in the world, Khan, now 51, still believes that there has never been a more momentous time for humanity. What has he learned, and how can it help the rest of the world?

    “The present you is brave. The present you is hopeful. The present you is innovative and resourceful. And, of course, the present you is annoyingly indefinable,” Khan says.

    The dignity of a life, a human being, a culture, a religion, a country actually resides in its ability for grace and compassion, he continues. “I’ve learned that whatever moves you, whatever urges you to create, build, whatever keeps you from failing, whatever helps you survive, is perhaps the oldest and the simplest emotion known to mankind, and that is love,” Khan says.

    “You may use your power to build walls and keep people outside,” he continues. “Or you may use it to break barriers and welcome them in. You may use your faith to make people afraid and terrify them into submission. Or you can use it to give courage to people, so they rise to the greatest heights of enlightenment.”

    “The future you,” Khan concludes, “has to be like an aging movie star, who has been made to believe that there is a possibility of a world which is completely, wholly, self-obsessively in love with itself.”

    http://blog.ted.com/the-quest-for-love-and-compassion-shah-rukh-khan-speaks-at-ted2017/
     
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    What do you get when you put SRK, one of India's most popular actors ever and sharp-talker extraordinaire on the stage for a TED Talk? You get more than you signed up for. You get funny, emotional and honest talk, by "an ageing superstar" that will tug at your heartstrings.


    On 27 April, Shah Rukh Khan became the first Indian actor to deliver a TED talk. SRK has also been roped in for the Hindi version of the popular talk series. TED Talks announced that the show will be aired on Star India and will be called TED Talks India: Nayi Soch.


    According to a report in the Business Standard, hordes of fans were waiting for the star to arrive at the venue in Vancouver, Canada.



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    "I've been made to understand there are lots of you here who have never seen my work, and I feel really sad for you," Khan joked to the excited audience. "That doesn't take away from the fact that I'm completely self-obsessed, as a movie star should be," he added, according to TED Blog.


    Referring to himself as an ageing superstar, the 51-year-old actor said, "Humanity is a lot like me," he says."It's an ageing movie star, grappling with all the newness around it, wondering whether it got it right in the first place and still trying to find a way to keep on shining regardless."


    "I started to feel that I couldn't be who I wanted to be or say what I actually thought."
    From his early childhood, which was when — Khan confesses — he had learned the "crude tools of survival", to the simpler days when one married the first girl they dated and became an engineer if one could fix the car's carburettor, the megastar has come a long way.

    "Humanity is a lot like me. It's an aging movie star, grappling with all the newness, wondering whether she got it right." @iamsrk #TED2017

    — TED Talks (@TEDTalks) April 28, 2017
    He spoke about his move to Mumbai and his meteoric career trajectory. He was 40 years old and had done some 50 films, with about 200 songs. However, things began to change with the advent of the Internet. Everything he said was scrutinised, everything he did drew a comment, and hate was free-flowing.

    "The future you, has to be like an ageing movie star, who has been made to believe that there is a possibility of a world which is completely, wholly, self-obsessively in love with itself."
    "I started to feel that I couldn't be who I wanted to be or say what I actually thought," Khan revealed. "The whole world, and all of humanity, seemed as lost as I was."

    What does that mean for the megastar today? As far as he is concerned, he is optimistic. You could be ageing, your popularity could be taking a hit, but that does not warrant the loss of hope for a better world.

    "We had expected an expansion of ideas and dreams; we had not bargained for the enclosure of judgment." @iamsrk on the Internet #TED2017

    — TED Talks (@TEDTalks) April 28, 2017
    "I've learned that whatever moves you, whatever urges you to create, build, whatever keeps you from failing, whatever helps you survive, is perhaps the oldest and the simplest emotion known to mankind, and that is love," Khan sums up eloquently.

    "The future you, has to be like an ageing movie star, who has been made to believe that there is a possibility of a world which is completely, wholly, self-obsessively in love with itself," Khan wrapped up his straight talk with this thought-provoking quote.

    The man himself posted a picture on Instagram for the event:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/0...ost-honest-self-aware-and-funny-t_a_22059286/
     
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    SEE PICS: Shah Rukh Khan turns out to be TED Talk 2017's funniest speaker
    Shah Rukh Khan gave a speech at the 2017 TED conference on Thursday and he reportedly turned out to be the funniest speaker at the event.
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    Shah Rukh Khan spoke at the 2017 TED conference on Thursday and well, his speech simply blew away the audiences' minds at the venue in Vancouver, Canada.

    SRK spoke on a lot of topics ranging from his persona of the 'King of Romance' to how the world has changed following the arrival of the internet.

    Shah Rukh Khan did not stick to just one topic and according to a report in Business Insider, he was apparently the funniest speaker at TED 2017 up until now.

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    On humanity, Shah Rukh Khan said, "Humanity is a lot like me. It's an aging movie star, grappling with all the newness, wondering whether she got it right."


    - SRK FANBOY® (@fansrk555) April 28, 2017
    Another choice Shah Rukh Khan quote from his TED talk went as follows, "You can use your energy to spread the darkness of destruction or you can use it to spread the joy of light to millions."


    - SRK FANBOY® (@fansrk555) April 28, 2017
    While Shah Rukh Khan's fans on Twitter began a hashtag #SRKLiveAtTedTalks and got it to trend, his Canadian fans thronged outside the venue.

    Later this year, Shah Rukh Khan will be hosting a Hindi version of the TED talks on Star Plus, titled Nayi Soch.

    ALSO READ: Shah Rukh Khan joins Elon Musk, Serena Williams at Ted Talk 2017

    WATCH: No one understands me, says Shah Rukh Khan

    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/...2017-nayi-soch-vancouver-canada/1/940393.html
     
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    Haven't watched it yet but apparently this is the speech.
     
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    It says that "The Video is unavailable".
     
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    I went to the local cinema and watched the entire TEDTALK that they had put together for the TEDTALK-CINEMA. As usual, SRK was articulate and witty and funny and sarcastic and extremely knowledgable. Always difficult for me to describe just how intelligent he comes across in his speeches. I was so thankful that it was in English, as I am non-Hindi speaking and rely on subtitles for his movies. SRK also spoke in Sanskrit for a brief passage of the speech, telling the audience he would translate it for them. He looked his usual debonair self in a sort of double breasted jacket. And I am positive he smelled as good as he did when I met him in Mumbai.
     
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    Thank you for sharing this with us. And .... he always smells good ;).
     
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    Hopefully the video will come available soon. I'll keep checking. If anyone else finds one that works please post.
     
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    really waiting for the video now
     
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    He speaks really beautifully (well I guess he's an actor!), with such passion and turns a gentle mocking of himself into something meaningful. :heart:
     
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    Had to watch this again. So good...... :madgrin: :madgrin: :madgrin: :love:
     
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    [​IMG]17:51
    Shah Rukh Khan
    Thoughts on humanity, fame and love

    Posted May 2017 Rated Inspiring, Beautiful


    0:14 Namaskar.

    0:16 I'm a movie star, I'm 51 years of age, and I don't use Botox as yet.

    0:22 (Laughter)

    0:24 So I'm clean, but I do behave like you saw like a 21-year-old in my movies. Yeah, I do that. I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people back home in India who assume that I'm the best lover in the world.

    0:37 (Laughter)

    0:41 If you don't tell anyone, I'm going to tell you I'm not, but I never let that assumption go away.

    0:45 (Laughter)

    0:46 I've also been made to understand there are lots of you here who haven't seen my work, and I feel really sad for you.

    0:52 (Laughter)

    0:54 (Applause)

    0:59 That doesn't take away from the fact that I'm completely self-obsessed, as a movie star should be.

    1:04 (Laughter)

    1:05 That's when my friends, Chris and Juliet called me here to speak about the future "you." Naturally, it follows I'm going to speak about the present me.

    1:13 (Laughter)

    1:18 Because I truly believe that humanity is a lot like me.

    1:21 (Laughter)

    1:22 It is. It is. It's an aging movie star, grappling with all the newness around itself, wondering whether it got it right in the first place, and still trying to find a way to keep on shining regardless.

    1:36 I was born in a refugee colony in the capital city of India, New Delhi. And my father was a freedom fighter. My mother was, well, just a fighter like mothers are. And much like the original homo sapiens, we struggled to survive. When I was in my early 20s, I lost both my parents, which I must admit seems a bit careless of me now, but —

    2:02 (Laughter)

    2:08 I do remember the night my father died, and I remember the driver of a neighbor who was driving us to the hospital. He mumbled something about "dead people don't tip so well" and walked away into the dark. And I was only 14 then, and I put my father's dead body in the back seat of the car, and my mother besides me, I started driving back from the hospital to the house. And in the middle of her quiet crying, my mother looked at me and she said, "Son, when did you learn to drive?" And I thought about it and realized, and I said to my mom, "Just now, Mom."

    2:41 (Laughter)

    2:43 So from that night onwards, much akin to humanity in its adolescence, I learned the crude tools of survival. And the framework of life was very, very simple then, to be honest. You know, you just ate what you got and did whatever you were told to do. I thought celiac was a vegetable, and vegan, of course, was Mr. Spock's lost comrade in "Star Trek."

    3:08 (Laughter)

    3:09 You married the first girl that you dated, and you were a techie if you could fix the carburetor in your car. I really thought that gay was a sophisticated English word for happy. And Lesbian, of course, was the capital of Portugal, as you all know.

    3:26 (Laughter)

    3:27 Where was I? We relied on systems created through the toil and sacrifice of generations before to protect us, and we felt that governments actually worked for our betterment. Science was simple and logical, Apple was still then just a fruit owned by Eve first and then Newton, not by Steve Jobs, until then. And "Eureka!" was what you screamed when you wanted to run naked on the streets. You went wherever life took you for work, and people were mostly welcoming of you. Migration was a term then still reserved for Siberian trains, not human beings. Most importantly, you were who you were and you said what you thought.

    4:14 Then in my late 20s, I shifted to the sprawling metropolis of Mumbai, and my framework, like the newly industrialized aspirational humanity, began to alter. In the urban rush for a new, more embellished survival, things started to look a little different. I met people who had descended from all over the world, faces, races, genders, money-lenders. Definitions became more and more fluid. Work began to define you at that time in an overwhelmingly equalizing manner, and all the systems started to feel less reliable to me, almost too thick to hold on to the diversity of mankind and the human need to progress and grow. Ideas were flowing with more freedom and speed. And I experienced the miracle of human innovation and cooperation, and my own creativity, when supported by the resourcefulness of this collective endeavor, catapulted me into superstardom.

    5:16 I started to feel that I had arrived, and generally, by the time I was 40, I was really, really flying. I was all over the place. You know? I'd done 50 films by then and 200 songs, and I'd been knighted by the Malaysians. I had been given the highest civil honor by the French government, the title of which for the life of me I can't pronounce even until now.

    5:36 (Laughter)

    5:37 I'm sorry, France, and thank you, France, for doing that. But much bigger than that, I got to meet Angelina Jolie —

    5:44 (Laughter)

    5:47 for two and a half seconds.

    5:48 (Laughter)

    5:50 And I'm sure she also remembers that encounter somewhere. OK, maybe not. And I sat next to Hannah Montana on a round dinner table with her back towards me most of the time. Like I said, I was flying, from Miley to Jolie, and humanity was soaring with me. We were both pretty much flying off the handle, actually.

    6:10 And then you all know what happened. The internet happened. I was in my late 40s, and I started tweeting like a canary in a birdcage and assuming that, you know, people who peered into my world would admire it for the miracle I believed it to be. But something else awaited me and humanity. You know, we had expected an expansion of ideas and dreams with the enhanced connectivity of the world. We had not bargained for the village-like enclosure of thought, of judgment, of definition that flowed from the same place that freedom and revolution was taking place in. Everything I said took a new meaning. Everything I did — good, bad, ugly — was there for the world to comment upon and judge. As a matter of fact, everything I didn't say or do also met with the same fate.

    7:07 Four years ago, my lovely wife Gauri and me decided to have a third child. It was claimed on the net that he was the love child of our first child who was 15 years old. Apparently, he had sown his wild oats with a girl while driving her car in Romania. And yeah, there was a fake video to go with it. And we were so disturbed as a family. My son, who is 19 now, even now when you say "hello" to him, he just turns around and says, "But bro, I didn't even have a European driving license."

    7:41 (Laughter)

    7:44 Yeah. In this new world, slowly, reality became virtual and virtual became real, and I started to feel that I could not be who I wanted to be or say what I actually thought, and humanity at this time completely identified with me. I think both of us were going through our midlife crisis, and humanity, like me, was becoming an overexposed prima donna. I started to sell everything, from hair oil to diesel generators. Humanity was buying everything from crude oil to nuclear reactors. You know, I even tried to get into a skintight superhero suit to reinvent myself. I must admit I failed miserably. And just an aside I want to say on behalf of all the Batmen, Spider-Men and Supermen of the world, you have to commend them, because it really hurts in the crotch, that superhero suit.

    8:39 (Laughter)

    8:40 Yeah, I'm being honest. I need to tell you this here. Really. And accidentally, I happened to even invent a new dance form which I didn't realize, and it became a rage. So if it's all right, and you've seen a bit of me, so I'm quite shameless, I'll show you. It was called the Lungi dance. So if it's all right, I'll just show you. I'm talented otherwise.

    9:00 (Cheers)

    9:02 So it went something like this.

    9:04 Lungi dance. Lungi dance. Lungi dance. Lungi dance. Lungi dance. Lungi dance. Lungi dance. Lungi dance. Lungi dance. Lungi dance. Lungi dance. Lungi.

    9:12 That's it. It became a rage.

    9:14 (Cheers)

    9:15 It really did. Like you notice, nobody could make any sense of what was happening except me, and I didn't give a damn, really, because the whole world, and whole humanity, seemed as confused and lost as I was. I didn't give up then. I even tried to reconstruct my identity on the social media like everyone else does. I thought if I put on philosophical tweets out there people will think I'm with it, but some of the responses I got from those tweets were extremely confusing acronyms which I didn't understand. You know? ROFL, LOL. "Adidas," somebody wrote back to one of my more thought-provoking tweets and I was wondering why would you name a sneaker, I mean, why would you write back the name of a sneaker to me? And I asked my 16-year-old daughter, and she enlightened me. "Adidas" now means "All day I dream about sex."

    10:03 (Laughter)

    10:05 Really. I didn't know if you know that. So I wrote back, "WTF" in bold to Mr. Adidas, thanking secretly that some acronyms and things won't change at all. WTF.

    10:21 But here we are. I am 51 years old, like I told you, and mind-numbing acronyms notwithstanding, I just want to tell you if there has been a momentous time for humanity to exist, it is now, because the present you is brave. The present you is hopeful. The present you is innovative and resourceful, and of course, the present you is annoyingly indefinable. And in this spell-binding, imperfect moment of existence, feeling a little brave just before I came here, I decided to take a good, hard look at my face. And I realized that I'm beginning to look more and more like the wax statue of me at Madame Tussaud's.

    11:04 (Laughter)

    11:07 Yeah, and in that moment of realization, I asked the most central and pertinent question to humanity and me: Do I need to fix my face? Really. I'm an actor, like I told you, a modern expression of human creativity. The land I come from is the source of inexplicable but very simple spirituality. In its immense generosity, India decided somehow that I, the Muslim son of a broke freedom fighter who accidentally ventured into the business of selling dreams, should become its king of romance, the "Badhshah of Bollywood," the greatest lover the country has ever seen ... with this face. Yeah.

    12:01 (Laughter)

    12:02 Which has alternately been described as ugly, unconventional, and strangely, not chocolatey enough.

    12:07 (Laughter)

    12:12 The people of this ancient land embraced me in their limitless love, and I've learned from these people that neither power nor poverty can make your life more magical or less tortuous. I've learned from the people of my country that the dignity of a life, a human being, a culture, a religion, a country actually resides in its ability for grace and compassion. I've learned that whatever moves you, whatever urges you to create, to build, whatever keeps you from failing, whatever helps you survive, is perhaps the oldest and the simplest emotion known to mankind, and that is love. A mystic poet from my land famously wrote,

    13:01 (Recites poem in Hindi)

    13:12 (Poem ends)

    13:13 Which loosely translates into that whatever — yeah, if you know Hindi, please clap, yeah.

    13:18 (Applause)

    13:19 It's very difficult to remember. Which loosely translates into actually saying that all the books of knowledge that you might read and then go ahead and impart your knowledge through innovation, through creativity, through technology, but mankind will never be the wiser about its future unless it is coupled with a sense of love and compassion for their fellow beings. The two and a half alphabets which form the word "प्रेम," which means "love," if you are able to understand that and practice it, that itself is enough to enlighten mankind. So I truly believe the future "you" has to be a you that loves. Otherwise it will cease to flourish. It will perish in its own self-absorption.

    14:09 So you may use your power to build walls and keep people outside, or you may use it to break barriers and welcome them in. You may use your faith to make people afraid and terrify them into submission, or you can use it to give courage to people so they rise to the greatest heights of enlightenment. You can use your energy to build nuclear bombs and spread the darkness of destruction, or you can use it to spread the joy of light to millions. You may filthy up the oceans callously and cut down all the forests. You can destroy the ecology, or turn to them with love and regenerate life from the waters and trees. You may land on Mars and build armed citadels, or you may look for life-forms and species to learn from and respect. And you can use all the moneys we all have earned to wage futile wars and give guns in the hands of little children to kill each other with, or you can use it to make more food to fill their stomachs with.

    15:25 My country has taught me the capacity for a human being to love is akin to godliness. It shines forth in a world which civilization, I think, already has tampered too much with. In the last few days, the talks here, the wonderful people coming and showing their talent, talking about individual achievements, the innovation, the technology, the sciences, the knowledge we are gaining by being here in the presence of TED Talks and all of you are reasons enough for us to celebrate the future "us." But within that celebration the quest to cultivate our capacity for love and compassion has to assert itself, has to assert itself, just as equally.

    16:14 So I believe the future "you" is an infinite you. It's called a chakra in India, like a circle. It ends where it begins from to complete itself. A you that perceives time and space differently understands both your unimaginable and fantastic importance and your complete unimportance in the larger context of the universe. A you that returns back to the original innocence of humanity, which loves from the purity of heart, which sees from the eyes of truth, which dreams from the clarity of an untampered mind.

    17:07 The future "you" has to be like an aging movie star who has been made to believe that there is a possibility of a world which is completely, wholly, self-obsessively in love with itself. A world — really, it has to be a you to create a world which is its own best lover. That I believe, ladies and gentlemen, should be the future "you."

    17:34 Thank you very much. Shukriya.

    17:37 (Applause)

    17:39 Thank you.

    17:40 (Applause)

    17:43 Thank you.

    17:44 (Applause)

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  18. KKhan

    KKhan Well-Known Member

    a pleasure to watch as always brilliant speaker and has that magic and naturalism to ease everything
     
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