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There are 4 comments on This Year’s TEDxBU Talks: Childhood, Privilege—and Fungi

  1. This is such a great TED talk! The experiences that these students had go on to show how brave they are!! It isn’t easy in life where so many judgments are made daily about race and class. However, hearing about their childhood leaves me to be very proud as well as surprised. It connects to my personal story as well, coming here at a young age for a better educational opportunity. I had no idea I would be growing up so fast and that I would be meeting so much new people. I am very grateful to be here because I have reached my dream of coming to a wonderful university!! As well, coming here has made me grow even more as a person weather it is in school or even learning multiple languages. Learning English was certainly not easy but it was a fun experience because as I got more practice it got easier to talk. I love all of their story, especially the one talking about labor.In where Boston benefits from the labor, this is true due to how pricey Boston already is. I have seen so many people with multiple jobs just to support their family, their dedication shows just how strong they are. Everything in Boston is very expensive such as housing, food as well college tuition. In life, I feel like people are judged based on their wealth level and what they can bring to the table! Yet seeing that people work hard, and don’t easily give up is very good to see in life! I also loved when they talked about how they have grown as a person when working with TEDX because it sure is not easy to open up in life and it takes time. We as students at BU should be extremely grateful for the education we get, and the environment we are in.I feel like seeing all the trees, flowers brings us so much peace. Having the Thurman Center allows students to create community where they feel as though they belong together. It sure isn’t easy to talk about the experiences but talking about them can help others understand how much of a good person you are! The compelling story helps us understand different stories whether it is about identity or even race. These stories are what give people motivation to go after their dreams! I loved everyone’s stories!

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