Why TED talks don't change your life much: Neale Martin at TEDxPeachtree


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  • xrssr
    xrssr 13 дней назад

    The video description desperately needs to include the profile of speaker. I don’t want to be hearing somebody with unknown qualification. The current text about TED organization is secondary and can be kept only after his profile.

  • Carlos Muentes
    Carlos Muentes 2 месяца назад

    How can such a fascinating machine like the human brain come about through such a random, uncontrolled and nondiscriminatory process when every other impressive machine required an equally impressive mind to design and build it?
    Evolution is a narcissist’s explanation for the lack of accountability they seek to have. Can we just for a second agree that if a lead pencil required an intelligent designer that perhaps a vastly more complex thing like the human brain probably needed a designer as well?
    I wish for once someone would collate intelligence with design. Is not artificial intelligence designed? Than why not organic intelligence?
    Great talk until he tried to tell me my brain happened by accident. Explain the process and probability of a house appearing in the middle of no where, out of no where. Or how a stick evolved into the walls of a mansion. I’m waiting 🤓

  • göran karlström
    göran karlström 2 месяца назад


  • klfmc rjn
    klfmc rjn 2 месяца назад

    i dont watch ted with the intention to change my lo life, only watch for informative, let loose purposes.

  • Mary Kleinsorge
    Mary Kleinsorge 3 месяца назад

    More people would be drawn to this talk if it was positively titled, "How to put TED talks into action" or "How YOU can make TED talks change your life". I skipped passed the current title for several weeks. Who wants to be told why all this time we spend listening is not going to change our lives?! It DOES change your life, but only IF you consciously decide to put it into action, sometimes having to fight our old subconscious habits. Thank you for the talk. It was interesting and worth the listen. :0)

  • gyr falcon
    gyr falcon 3 месяца назад

    Why TED talks don't change your life much. Because we have wine, beer and whiskey.

  • nocosa
    nocosa 3 месяца назад

    He is a baldy version of Tom Cruise XD
    Great Talk btw...

  • Salim Al Shahadi
    Salim Al Shahadi 3 месяца назад

    Very excellent speech, thumb for it..., but I take step back about what they calling "evolution" and there is no scientist prove for it ...

  • Tinatin Shengelia
    Tinatin Shengelia 3 месяца назад

    He has to understand this....when one is specializing on habits he or she should know that habitual behaviours don't happen subconsciously but automatically. Atomatic is conscious habitual behaviour. If it wasnt so then driver would be unaware of what he's doing I.e. if they r asked what they r doing their brain would have to process their action. Even if the correct answer follows right away still the process of analizing happens...when it's subconscious behavior. So if a driver is driving subconsciously then consciously he thinks he is doing something else...for ex. Jogging.. messing up with subcoucious in Psychology is now beyond..it's sad cz sub/unconscious is indeed extremely important.

  • Scriptminer
    Scriptminer 3 месяца назад

    This was really interesting, thanks.

  • Agnieszka Zagroba
    Agnieszka Zagroba 4 месяца назад

    They should change the title of this talk because it's far more interesting than the title would suggest.

  • R S
    R S 4 месяца назад

    He's halfway there. Inspiration isn't enough- but it is required. Necessary but not sufficient. What makes us human is a huge amount of grey matter ontop of our lizard brain. Point being just doing what's unconscious as he's espousing can be called another term: sleepwalking.

  • İbrahim Halil UÇAR
    İbrahim Halil UÇAR 5 месяцев назад

    thıs talk changed my lıfe

  • Chaze Chua
    Chaze Chua 5 месяцев назад


  • Pabriel Gomez
    Pabriel Gomez 8 месяцев назад +1

    Preach the truth.

  • Fabzil
    Fabzil 8 месяцев назад

    Slow, lazy, and completly unreliable...
    Yep that about me :D

  • John-Luca de Vries
    John-Luca de Vries 8 месяцев назад

    RU-clip's recommendation algorithm is taking me on the change my life train. It's beautiful here.

  • Vishal vishkriss ShArma
    Vishal vishkriss ShArma 8 месяцев назад

    A brain explaining the (brains)))😊

  • Leonardo Carvalho
    Leonardo Carvalho 8 месяцев назад

    well, this is meta

  • Laura Gate
    Laura Gate 8 месяцев назад

    Best Tedx Talk so far!

  • Ether Messiah Gaming
    Ether Messiah Gaming 9 месяцев назад


  • Elena Komleva
    Elena Komleva 9 месяцев назад +3

    Great quote from this TedTalk: " *It's what we do that matters, not what we know* "

  • Enrico Rossignoli
    Enrico Rossignoli 9 месяцев назад

    Buddha teaching: shut your mind off in order to light your awareness.
    Almost all TED talks have Buddha concepts; you can translate this video that buddhism needs to be applied and not just be taught!

  • Rick Davis
    Rick Davis 9 месяцев назад

    Stay 'til end. Write it down. Q

  • Rick Davis
    Rick Davis 9 месяцев назад

    I see I've good understanding of my "self"

  • Lord V
    Lord V 9 месяцев назад


  • Uni
    Uni 9 месяцев назад

    so true i think about doing homework but i won't do it

  • The Daves I Know
    The Daves I Know 10 месяцев назад

    Discipline is not punishment. It is when the two minds work together. Golden words.

  • BrightGarden Entrepreneurial Foundations
    BrightGarden Entrepreneurial Foundations 10 месяцев назад

    Good talk. I guess being at the top tier of Maslow's hierarchy of needs, when you have your balanced, stable life, hearing neat ideas can become just a pastime. You change when you need to change.

  • Saad MAFiA
    Saad MAFiA 10 месяцев назад

    this video changed my life

  • Lanham Lister
    Lanham Lister 10 месяцев назад

    Very good talk, Neale. Insightful.

  • joshua2585
    joshua2585 10 месяцев назад +1

    someone forgot to convert the video format.

  • Lisa Smith
    Lisa Smith 11 месяцев назад

    Great explanation of what drives and changes behavior (loved the spring analogy). However, as a hypnotherapist and practitioner of other modalities to change human behavior quickly and permanently (for 22 years), I disagree that discipline is the only way to change behavior (as your beginning slide declares). I have used these modalities on myself and thousands of my clients. Discipline is still a conscious-level reasoning process, which is inefficient at making changes quickly, easily and permanently. You can't use the conscious mind to change the conscious mind (at least, not quickly, easily and permanently); as Einstein said, "you cannot solve a problem with the level of the mind that created it." Using techniques such as hypnosis get at the subconscious to introduce in the new thoughts/emotions and make it more likely to stick--without the need for "discipline."

  • TheFlexNetChamp
    TheFlexNetChamp 11 месяцев назад

    He's gone META

  • Hike Oganessian
    Hike Oganessian 11 месяцев назад

    (Possibly) change happens in very minute increments; needing the constant pressure of conscious thought on an issue...and/or it can happen quickly through fear.....

  • Ettienne Botes
    Ettienne Botes 11 месяцев назад

    I love this inspirational talk

  • Tomasz Pelczar
    Tomasz Pelczar 11 месяцев назад

    Very good lectures ... Fun like during watching MTV about 1999 year ...

  • David Kayanan
    David Kayanan 11 месяцев назад

    I've heard Jordan Peterson saying how habits can be seen as mundane, everyday and therefore trivial, which can't be further from the truth as habits dictate a lot in your life. When I saw the title of this talk, I had the hunch that it was going to be about this, and I was pleased at how the same message was expressed by a neuroscientist. I do believe that this is very good stuff, at a point in my life where I really need it.

  • Anon
    Anon 11 месяцев назад

    Repeat it until it feels normal at 18

    ASIAN SECRET 11 месяцев назад

    how i wish the "experts" can come up more strategies to trick the mind.. be it weight loss, dealing with anxiety and depression, productivity... and not just you know something like "believe in your power, you have the power" lmao!

  • Psycho Brothers
    Psycho Brothers Год назад


  • Odin
    Odin Год назад +1

    Later on this man made a talk on bitconnect.

  • Peter Bargh
    Peter Bargh Год назад

    This was by far the best I have heard on good bad habits & conscious & unconscious, thanks.

  • Chadwell Clifford
    Chadwell Clifford Год назад

    This is Super Clear! Thank you !

  • Keshav Yadav
    Keshav Yadav Год назад

    Thank you...

  • Na el
    Na el Год назад +1

    its called the reptilian part of the brain and not the dinosaur brain. granted he is trying to simplify but it also has nothing to do with reptilians, it's​ just old.

  • Lawrence Abbott
    Lawrence Abbott Год назад

    If anything history has more emotional content than math, but I guess in math its easy to get excited or frustrated with the problems. But the content of math itself vs history is much less emotional imo than history.

  • Bluegaming 11854
    Bluegaming 11854 Год назад

    Neale, you look a lot like Tom Cruise minus hair and the mole on his cheek.

  • Internet Troll
    Internet Troll Год назад

    who give you the right to take property my and distribute to lazy people ?
    All hail capitalism.

  • Tania Tito
    Tania Tito Год назад

    ну длин! как теперь можно думать о чем-то кроме того, как сильно ты хочешь печеньку?!))

  • KraigvAluE NovA
    KraigvAluE NovA Год назад +1

    Thabkbyou so muvh, I just watch the TED Talk about the doctor that doesn't tell you anything or what doctors don't tell you and that's a great point it's not about what you know it's about what you do

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca Год назад

    So, action speaks louder than words

  • Pratik Jain
    Pratik Jain Год назад

    So watch Ted talks and make an habit of watching Ted by your unconscious mind.

  • Nicklas Ratzka
    Nicklas Ratzka Год назад

    alright. let’s see if i can follow his advice

  • TheMHG09
    TheMHG09 Год назад

    This talk is so accurate it's not even funny...

  • Joris Gansevles
    Joris Gansevles Год назад

    ironicly, this Ted talk will change my life much.

  • xchalibur77
    xchalibur77 Год назад

    He is one of the GREATEST

  • J.C.Maxwell
    J.C.Maxwell Год назад

    He lost my trust, when he said "alarm clocks are a great cue to wake up" 😂

  • Oren Shatz
    Oren Shatz Год назад

    These ted talks are amazing,
    this video teaches you that behavior only changes through discipline.

  • musikSkool
    musikSkool Год назад

    When you do it, focus on the results, and remember to get that result you must do that again.

  • Pavel Vodnar
    Pavel Vodnar Год назад

    not very simple

  • Knighty02
    Knighty02 Год назад

    This rolling shutter .___.

  • MrNonGod
    MrNonGod Год назад +6

    Pathetic speech. Useless. All ted talks are intellectual masterbation. Feels good but it does nothing.

    • Cranks Z
      Cranks Z 5 месяцев назад

      Gery de Brute
      Maybe because u dont even english boy ^^

    • Goyon Man
      Goyon Man 8 месяцев назад +2

      "Intellectual masterbation"😂😂
      That one will go down for the ages

    • Gery de Brute
      Gery de Brute Год назад

      MrNonGod this one is the worst lol i had no idea what he been talk all this time

  • Liberty Springs
    Liberty Springs Год назад

    Awesome speaker

  • Ian Phillips
    Ian Phillips Год назад

    I'm glad somebody addressed this.

    HISSEN DAOUD Год назад +29

    I m Much Pleased With You

    • Pabriel Gomez
      Pabriel Gomez 8 месяцев назад +1

      Is this a quote from Yoda (Star Wars)?

    • Silphwave
      Silphwave 10 месяцев назад

      W hy Is This Top Comment ?

  • MaNuLaToR'S MiXeS
    MaNuLaToR'S MiXeS Год назад +4

    this guy HAS to be related to Bill Burr because he looks and acts just like him IMO hilarious

  • Tony James Gilpin
    Tony James Gilpin Год назад +2

    I'm a self-perpetuating slinky in a sea of bigger, self-perpetuating slinkies! :D

    MARIAM AYOUB Год назад +7

    I feel like the more I know about the scientific evidences about any given subject, the better I understand my mind and emotions. Therefore, the more precise I become in overcoming my own obstacles. Knowing and understanding the facts alongside my personal experiences keeps me more grounded and disciplined rather than chasing after my own tail and wearing myself off into exhaustion. Great talk!

  • Pedro Planas
    Pedro Planas Год назад +1

    Because only God would be able to change your life (a lot). Jesus can do that, TED talks are useful but they can't make you change spiritually from doing bad in mind and action to doing good to others.

  • IThinkWithMy Dick
    IThinkWithMy Dick Год назад +3

    "Why TED talks don't change your life much"
    THIS is the ONLY TURD or TURDx talk that I have ever thumbed up.
    This guy gets it.

  • threestringguru
    threestringguru Год назад +2

    discipline turns talent into ability

  • Agnieszka Lewandowska
    Agnieszka Lewandowska Год назад

    Great speech, thank you Neale Martin! :)

  • Sukhbir Sekhon
    Sukhbir Sekhon Год назад +3

    Isn't mobile phone use whilst driving not illegal in USA?

    • ben steven
      ben steven 3 месяца назад

      the probable answer is no

  • J-G. Sp.
    J-G. Sp. Год назад

    He looks like a mix between tom cruise and trump

  • Robert Bornschein
    Robert Bornschein Год назад +1

    Very nice talk. Yet there is one that changed mine :D

  • No Body
    No Body Год назад +5

    gratification monkey vs rational decision maker

  • anikyt7570
    anikyt7570 Год назад

    This title is crap !! If TED do not change our life much then why he is giving speech in TED. Acquired knowledge has deep impact in our life.

  • JoeGator23
    JoeGator23 Год назад

    Looks like a bald Tom Cruise... sounds like him, too.

  • Joseph Outa
    Joseph Outa Год назад

    *said in a TED talk*

  • Wayne Biro
    Wayne Biro Год назад

    2 Reasons: 1.) because your life is like the Titanic, difficult to change course; and 2.) because TED talks are by and large vapid and clueless.

  • Jillian Smith
    Jillian Smith Год назад +5

    I decided when I was in Junior high that I would be a very careful driver--and I am. I tend toe hypervigilant, which is exhausting. And driving while exhausted is unsafe. Catch-22!

    • Varun Kapur
      Varun Kapur 9 месяцев назад

      Jillian Smith hahaha!

  • tim cook
    tim cook Год назад

    hitman in real life!

  • mpking1374
    mpking1374 Год назад

    If he's right, there is no point listening to any TED talk, including this one. If he's wrong, this is a bad talk. Either way, this is a pointless talk. Good bye.

  • MegF
    MegF Год назад +1

    16:17 After all the brain theory and behavioral concepts about habit formation... point where gives practical step of how "discipline" is used to form a new habit.

  • dwsingrs
    dwsingrs Год назад +1

    9:11: "My teacher did not make an emotional connection with me . . . my teacher was not good."Is that to say that your teacher was not sufficiently "infotaining"? Reminds me of the old "my teacher should have made me" (do whatever it was the teacher should have made the student do, as opposed to the student rising to the occasion and making himself do - what - study?) canard. How many attendees were compulsively checking their digital demigod devices during this presentation? Who should properly bear that blame? (Re: the introductory texting-while-driving segment) What is to be done about similar student behavior during, say, a calculus or organic chemistry lecture? How shall an "emotional connection" be made to taking the differential of ax^2 + bx + c or to the step-by-step synthesis of lithium aluminum hydride? Not a few teachers go home, sit still, and be quiet for an hour, recovering from an overdose of negative emotional connection with students, especially middle schoolers.

  • TBC-x
    TBC-x Год назад

    Had to come to rewatch this... all I remember from yesterday's session are cookies.

  • Edward Russell
    Edward Russell Год назад +1

    This talk has many issues.. first it does not refer to free will as a basic human trait. It is mixing up conscious and unconscious mind without taking into account our ability to over ride and make choices. Behaviour is manifestation of our choices... these could be emotive suported by reasoning or just following our base desires. Every thing we do in life has consequences whether we are aware of these or not...

  • lukefenderrhodes
    lukefenderrhodes Год назад

    this guy is johny woo all i need is 3 fingers

  • Heygrams [ grams]
    Heygrams [ grams] Год назад

    love the sharing of stories ..real people actually encouraging others this is a great thing
    and I'm soaking itup and passing it on ..people are visionary and seek opportunity these stories open us to be about thinking differently.. just love them all !

  • Ana Pinheiro
    Ana Pinheiro Год назад +2

    Great talk!!!!!!

  • First Last
    First Last Год назад

    I've never heard so many false statements in one TED talk.

  • First Last
    First Last Год назад

    2:00 I'm amazed how stupid people are to be brainwashed recently in to believing touching your phone for 5 seconds is somehow significantly more dangerous different than touching the radio for 5 seconds, bucking up for 5 seconds, or scratching your nuts for 5 seconds, or looking in your rear view mirror for 5 seconds,hand your kids a drink for 5 seconds. Touching buttons the radio hasnt been a problem for nearly 100 years, but OMG touch buttons on a phone and suddenly people think you're in grave danger. (Of course if you DONT LOOK WHERE THE CAR IS GOING you're in grave danger, but thats not about using a phone,a radio, your mirrors, scratching an itch, commit acts of lewd behavior, thats about being an idiot and not watching where you're going, which can be done with and without a phone. There is nothing special about phones.)

    • Steven MacLeod
      Steven MacLeod Год назад

      Scratching your balls for 5 minutes while driving is way more dangerous than touching your phone for 5 minutes.

    • Steven MacLeod
      Steven MacLeod Год назад +1

      Touching your phone for 5 seconds is way more dangerous than scratching your balls for 5 seconds.

  • Nathan G
    Nathan G Год назад

    he could've said everything in half the time if he took out the evolution bs

    • Yung Jan
      Yung Jan Год назад +1

      triggered christian spotted

  • Arcane Turbulence
    Arcane Turbulence Год назад +1

    Truth: someone successful, standing on a stage, talking about their success does absolutely NOTHING for your own personal advancement. You want the breakdown of T.E.D? lead with a personal story of climbing the ladder.. Make a repetitive list of self improvement... Talk about your success.. Make it sound easy, but say it isn't guaranteed.. Vwala.. There you have it.. I've just saved you from watching almost every single TED Talk, except the ones such as this.

  • Luka Slatinsek
    Luka Slatinsek Год назад +4

    This talk is a brain explaining the brain.

  • Jester123ish
    Jester123ish Год назад

    Take my Upvote just for the title, before I've even listened.

  • DottyGale8
    DottyGale8 Год назад

    So help me translate the habit ideas into my situation, because I can see how to do it in something like weight loss. That makes sense to me.
    But I'm having anxiety right now. I'm worrying about everything. I'm stressed. I'm anxious at work, because I'm not sure of some of the tasks I'm working on.
    I've always been a worrier. And I'd like to put some of what was said here into practice. But I'm not sure how to do that with something more intangible like my situation. Removing a cue like not having candy in the home makes sense with losing weight. But anxiety and worrying seems different to me, because the cues aren't as easy to define. And I'm not sure how to use what I've learned in this video.

    • El Mallito
      El Mallito Год назад

      Bro reply if you see this comment, I want to recommend something that will most likely help you

    • Lily Gazou
      Lily Gazou Год назад +2

      Here is what worked for me to cope with terror of flying: deep slow breathing and a list of sentences I would repeat to myself. Count 1,2,3,4 breathing deeply in, count 1,2,3,4 breathing out. Here are some examples of stuff I say to myself when in fear:
      I'm just having an emotion and it will pass.
      The crew is professional, they do this all the time.
      The plane is stronger than it looks and is built to withstand worse (this one is for turbulence).
      You get the picture. You can also try making a list of your tasks, cross them out as you go through the day so you see that you are making progress. Before you leave at the end of the day, make a new list that includes what wasn't finished. When you leave, forget about work. In the morning, you walk in and there is your fresh list. No need to worry you will forget something. This can reduce stress.
      The job of a manager is to help people get their work done well and to keep them healthy... of course, some of them are sociopaths😂. Beware.
      Another good sentence: this is just a job and I can quit and get another one!

    • Cyndi McDonald
      Cyndi McDonald Год назад +3

      DottyGale8 what about a time of practicing not being anxious. A daily habit of meditation or prayer in which you release thoughts and emotions. Develop that muscle of spending time when anxiety is not in control. Then after a period of practice in a comfortable context and routine, try the habit in the stress filled situation.

  • The_Truth Seeker
    The_Truth Seeker Год назад

    You can't be yourself if you don't know yourself. People are living as
    their false mortal mind self instead of their immortal conscious self. Know thy self
    as Socrates said. The truth as it relates to conscious life has been
    revealed, Search "Truth Contest" and read the top entry called The
    Present. This is truth you can and should check for yourself, this is
    truth the evidence says is true. The truth will set you free.

  • Jono Dufourspitze
    Jono Dufourspitze 2 года назад

    Ted talks talking about ted talks? Has science gone too far?

    • Yung Jan
      Yung Jan Год назад +1

      Jon Googlezit yo dawg we heard you like Ted talks..