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A very moving talk by Andrew Solomon

In this TEDtalk, Andrew Solomon, author of “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity,” presents his findings on acceptance and identity, and talks about the importance of valuing differences.

From the talk:

And there are people who think that the existence of my family somehow undermines or weakens or damages their family. And there are people who think that families like mine shouldn’t be allowed to exist. And I don’t accept subtractive models of love, only additive ones. And I believe that in the same way that we need species diversity to insure that the planet can go on, so we need this diversity of affection and diversity of family, in order to strengthen the ecosphere of kindness.

Posted in Arts and Literature, Socio-politics.


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