Philosophy of Happiness – TED talk

Below is a 12 minute talk given three months ago by seventeen year old Sam Berns, who had progeria, a disease that rapidly ages children.  There are less than 300 people in the world with this disease.   In this TED talk, Sam shares about his philosophy for happiness.

Sam died on Friday a week ago but has left behind a message that will continue to inspire and help others going through their own difficulties.


4 thoughts on “Philosophy of Happiness – TED talk

  1. Wow, that was so inspiring! I really liked the part he said about surrounding his self with positive people and focusing on the things he could do. It’s so easy to focus on the negative and he has every excuse to be miserable and depressed and no one would blame him. But despite all that, he still chooses to be happy.
    I started off feeling so bad for him in the beginning, because he has such a hard life, right?? And then he was saying how he has such an amazing life, despite all his obstacles and I was like WOW! Just shows that anyone can be happy no matter what.Thanks for posting this Mommy! :)

  2. Thanks for posting! It is a good reminder that happiness is a state of mind! Great lessons from someone who clearly gave so much in his short time here.

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