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Embrace your raw, strange magic | Casey Gerald

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The way we're taught to live has got to change, says author Casey Gerald. Too often, we hide parts of ourselves in order to fit in, win praise, be accepted. But at what cost? In this inspiring talk, Gerald shares the personal sacrifices he made to attain success in the upper echelons of American society — and shows why it's time for us to have the courage to live in the raw, strange magic of ourselves.

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25 Comments on Embrace your raw, strange magic | Casey Gerald

  1. Nicholas Littlejohn // 14th February 2019 at 3:58 pm // Reply


  2. chris grammatica // 14th February 2019 at 3:58 pm // Reply

    This oughta be good

  3. the life of Williamzz // 14th February 2019 at 3:58 pm // Reply


  4. the life of Williamzz // 14th February 2019 at 3:58 pm // Reply


  5. Sangam yama buddha // 14th February 2019 at 4:01 pm // Reply

    Watched it so fast

  6. Embrace Sorcery? I Think NOT!

  7. Had to check my calendar to make sure it wasnt Sunday. All pastors have this certain flow when they start talking.

  8. ELO likes the title… ^^

  9. This was entertaining and informative. Hope true success & happiness finds him. Salute to all the free thinkers out there.

  10. Damn this way different and way better than i expected, given the title

  11. Abuzar Ghuffary // 14th February 2019 at 5:02 pm // Reply

    I recommend that you should only do what you can….on a Valentine’s Day, dear!

  12. Wow, what a good speaker. Probably an even better writer.

  13. MrHotbulldozer // 14th February 2019 at 6:04 pm // Reply

    Magic is demonic, keep away from it!

  14. This talk was amazing. Glad I watched it.

  15. Charismatic, entertaining and interesting, but I’m not sure why these types of talks are taking over TED? I miss the days when it was predominantly talks on ocean exploration, preservation of a species, or new developments to improve lifes. I’m not saying these talks arent worth listening to. I just wish that the self truth talks were in a separate platform.

  16. BRAVO! ENCORE!!! The world needs a healthy dose of this magic! Thank you for sharing your wisdom Casey!!! Bravery comes in many forms.

  17. *Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind*

  18. Genius. Funny. Poignant. May we all embrace our weird, queer, gay, unique voices. Thank you.

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