My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlantic

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  • Published on Dec 13, 2013
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    Just before his passing on January 10, 2014, Sam Berns was a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he achieved highest honors and was a percussion section leader in the high school marching band. He also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Sam was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of 2. He is featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary Life According to Sam, which premiered on HBO on October 21, 2013, 2 days before his 17th birthday.
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  • Saurabh Singh
    Saurabh Singh 11 hours ago

    you are very motivating my friend

  • Tereza Hardtová
    Tereza Hardtová 12 hours ago

    I am skaut

  • Barirah Fatemah
    Barirah Fatemah 15 hours ago

    Rest in peace young hero

  • Naeem Ahmed
    Naeem Ahmed 16 hours ago

    G gg.

  • pietrekpanH
    pietrekpanH 17 hours ago

    and i tryed suicide wtf is wrong whit me ? :(

  • Helen Perdita
    Helen Perdita 17 hours ago

    awesome.really inspiring

  • Afif Islam
    Afif Islam 18 hours ago

    I can't understand who's it and I can't match. ......then others

  • Esha Khan
    Esha Khan 19 hours ago

    The 13k dislikers are proved that they have not a heart

  • joemiknor
    joemiknor 22 hours ago +1

    the lack of dark humor in the comment section is disturbing.

  • Nora Keeling
    Nora Keeling 22 hours ago

    I’m from Foxborough and he’s definitely not missed. Our families used to be friends. Miss ya Sam!

  • Keshav Sinha
    Keshav Sinha 23 hours ago +1

    Sound like girl bht in real looking similar to boy who agrees 👍👍👌👌

  • CAT FISH
    CAT FISH Day ago

    Is this a scene from Star Wars?

  • Jayant adani
    Jayant adani Day ago +1

    The guy onē of them who don't think abt any problem he have genuine thoughts at age 17 RIP

  • hwa0i
    hwa0i Day ago

    RIP..🙏

  • Paweł Matukiewicz

    Lord Voldemort?

  • Hajra Hera
    Hajra Hera Day ago +1

    He is cute

  • Visto che
    Visto che Day ago +2

    Should be mandatory for all high schoolers to watch at least once a year, to remind them that life sometimes 'sucks' but you CAN rise above it.
    His philosophy should be taught!
    He was having trouble with Breathlessness toward the end. It must have been tough trying to speak for that long. Well done brave young man...and yes you are brave. You faced it and you won! It did not defeat you!
    God grant you ever lasting happiness. You deserve it!

  • 梅文臣
    梅文臣 2 days ago +1

    RIP

  • Basti Blumenkraft
    Basti Blumenkraft 2 days ago

    ❤️🌻☮️

  • One Love
    One Love 2 days ago +1

    What a great lad. Rest in peace, Sam.

  • op easy
    op easy 2 days ago

    I HOPE HE NEW JESUS!!!!!!!!

  • Young Truth
    Young Truth 2 days ago +1

    He got His message out before transitioning. Job well done! Sam will live forever through this video.

  • regan aryjona
    regan aryjona 3 days ago

    How to be happy .. ?

  • Matt Blaise
    Matt Blaise 3 days ago

    He's so beautiful

  • Nebahat Hasanova
    Nebahat Hasanova 3 days ago

    👏🏻

  • Dark Lady
    Dark Lady 3 days ago +9

    It sounds like he wanna cry but trying to hold down emotions

  • Jomarie Moscosa
    Jomarie Moscosa 3 days ago +1

    RIP angel! 😔 thank you for inspiring Us!! Specially those people who dont have Confidence to themselves!! Ur such a Blessing to this world! 😍😘

  • rifaz ch
    rifaz ch 3 days ago

    He taught us that to be confident for who you are

  • BRIGHT SKY
    BRIGHT SKY 3 days ago

    Defined the positive Life

  • puneet sidhu
    puneet sidhu 4 days ago

    love u

  • Joy O
    Joy O 4 days ago

    JESUS is lord

  • Öznur Yılmaz
    Öznur Yılmaz 4 days ago

    Konuşmanın Türkçe çevirisi yok mu aceba🙄🙋‍♀️

  • Linh Hữu
    Linh Hữu 4 days ago

    tôi cảm thấy mình thật may mắn , nhưng tôi chưa biết trân trọng nó

  • Mehakdeep Singh
    Mehakdeep Singh 4 days ago

    He is gods person

  • HeD LiNe
    HeD LiNe 5 days ago +5

    No one: nothing
    RU-clip recomandation in 2020:

  • Ornella Pinzan
    Ornella Pinzan 5 days ago +1

    It is great to see how a strong family, committed and proud of their children. That helps to avoid any illnesses, syndromes and depressions, because a close family can fill children with love, patience, self-esteem and acceptance.
    Thanks to Sam's parents, he was able to grow up doing what he really likes, accepting his limitations and simply being happy.
    Such stories must be shared in the world so that we value and empathize with those around us.

  • Ruby Perez
    Ruby Perez 5 days ago

    This kid was ahead of his time

  • I.J.S Creations
    I.J.S Creations 5 days ago

    Who is he?? Is he died??

  • Kwan Mah
    Kwan Mah 5 days ago

    he such a great speaker. I love him. Rest in Peace Bro.

  • Gaurav
    Gaurav 5 days ago +1

    such a great personality. he was a real superhero and no doubt a superstar 👍👍👏👏👏

  • Conceptual Chemistry555

    Love u man 😢.

  • Suraz Khadka
    Suraz Khadka 5 days ago

    I love the way you speak friend..♥️

  • Чиканэ Чиканович

    А кто это такой??

  • Unique style corner
    Unique style corner 5 days ago

    తెలుగు వారు like వెయ్యండి

  • Satyam Dhayarkar
    Satyam Dhayarkar 5 days ago

    A true inspiration❤

  • V T
    V T 6 days ago

    He was a miracle from God to Us !! Life ….how hard it is... move on....To be able to wake up each morning ….is a true miracle in life!!

  • Tshilisanani Raphalalani

    Inspiration

  • max alcantara
    max alcantara 6 days ago

    Alien

  • bpkeg
    bpkeg 6 days ago

    heart of gold.

  • Sadaquat Hussain
    Sadaquat Hussain 6 days ago

    Alian

  • DcaCo123
    DcaCo123 6 days ago

    You Certainly have changed the World in such a positive way.

  • DcaCo123
    DcaCo123 6 days ago

    God Blessed you.

  • Andrew Souther
    Andrew Souther 6 days ago

    Wonderful lecture!
    For me health is wealth and health begins with proper breathing.
    I make sure that I’m always nose breathing and daily I use my BreatheEasy Lung Exerciser to keep my airways open and my respiratory muscles strong.
    Oh, I use mouth taping for sleep to make sure I nose breathe at night instead of snore or suffer apnea.

  • kareem Salam
    kareem Salam 6 days ago

    فلسفتك رائعة

  • Jp Pushpa
    Jp Pushpa 6 days ago

    He is really motivational and a really big example! He deserves to be a celebrity.

  • NAMO8
    NAMO8 6 days ago

    good

  • Akshay Alhat
    Akshay Alhat 6 days ago

    Jesus loves you

  • masilu peter
    masilu peter 7 days ago

    Genius 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏😭😭😭

  • Julian Bivalacqua
    Julian Bivalacqua 7 days ago +15

    Seeing this in 2020.. damn this makes me so sad. Rest In Peace, he’s up in heaven living a better life

    • Aminata
      Aminata 5 days ago

      same here, just watching the video..:(

    • Kabita Kc
      Kabita Kc 6 days ago

      Same here..rest in peace brother 😭

  • GYAN GURUJI
    GYAN GURUJI 7 days ago +1

    This video should be lyrically. I can't capture & also don't understand purely. I have a great enthusiasm to listening.