TED Talk: Dare to Refuse the Origin Myths that Claim Who You Are

By Chetan Bhatt, who teaches and writes about the numerous dangers human rights face today from resurgent Far Right movements

We all have origin stories and identity myths, our tribal narratives that give us a sense of security and belonging. But sometimes our small-group identities can keep us from connecting with humanity as a whole — and even keep us from seeing others as human. In a powerful talk about how we understand who we are, Chetan Bhatt challenges us to think creatively about each other and our future. As he puts it: it’s time to change the question from “Where are you from?” to “Where are you going?”

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