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Sasha Cohen  Olympic Medalist • World Traveler • Adventure Seeker • Lover of Maps and Trees • Aspiring Philosopher • Amateur Chef

I can’t think of a more relevant and poignant message in today’s society of trolls and critics who hide behind the anonymity of the internet. “...the credit belongs to the man who is actually IN THE ARENA, whose faces is marred by sweat and blood; who strives valiantly, who errs, who comes short again and again, ... who at best knows the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, AT LEAST FAILS WHILE DARING GREATLY, so his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory or defeat.” —Theodore Roosevelt.

Already missing my new friend @kurirobot and counting down the days for @ted next year! #tedster #ted #robot #friends

TED spirit is a must. @bill_maris nailed it... as always. 👏🏼#googlecrew #TEDlife

Taking a mini meditation break before heading back to #TED. 📷 cred: @kevinrose #donotdisturb #meditate

I’ve dreamed about coming to TED since I watched my first Ted talk years ago. Can’t believe I’m finally here! 🙋🏻‍♀️ @ted #tedtalks #vancouver #theageofamazement

Pre interview pit stop for Frank Sinatra’s favorite chocolates. @calfussman @edelweisschocolates

I am now an honorary member of Larry King’s breakfast club. I have to say - getting to debate with a group of older NY men about everything from Christmas trees to divorce was a ton of fun and I think I fit in. 🙈🤷🏻‍♀️ Word of advice: don’t interrupt Larry, he doesn’t like it and I got in trouble for that.

“Kling argues that our political discourse is dysfunctional because we look at the world through lenses that our political opponents do not share.
Liberals see the world as a battle between victims and oppressors.
Conservatives see the world as a battle between civilization and barbarism.
Libertarians see the world as a battle between freedom and coercion.” - Russ Roberts on the source of our inability to communicate across political divisions in his review of Arnold Kling’s new book. #arnoldkling #thethreelanguagesofpolitics

The comments on posts from yesterday’s march have left me very sad. There is no dialogue between those with opposing views and I believe we all want that to change... I just read this article and thought this was a good place to start the conversation. Opinions in the spirit of clarification or understanding are always welcome... “Help me understand why, in most states, it doesn’t require a license (or any accreditation) to own a gun?
Help me understand what the argument is against gun owners being required to go through any sort of training? Not even a gun safety course (except Maryland and Rhode Island), let alone actually firing the thing.
Help me understand why it isn’t mandatory to have guns registered so that gun owners are held more accountable for their safe use or if their gun is stolen (a contributor to guns ending up on the streets), authorities can understand where it came from?
Help me understand what the argument is against mandating that all gun owners have insurance so that if their gun inadvertently hurts or kills an innocent person, the victim or their family can be made whole again?
Help me understand why an NRA-endorsed bill like the Sportsman’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act that wants to make it easier to purchase a silencer (to supposedly protect hunters’ ears) is even up for a vote. More than 11,000 people have been killed by guns in 2017 already — how many hunters have gone deaf?
Help me understand what the argument for anyone to have a semi-automatic or fully automatic weapon is, besides “Because it’s fun” or “Because I can” or why they even exist outside of military applications?
And yes, help me understand what the argument is against making gun buyers undergo a thorough psych evaluation before they’re sold a dangerous weapon.
If you’re thinking to yourself, “It’s because it’s a constitutional right and law-abiding citizens shouldn’t have to jump through all these hoops to buy and own a gun,” well, then help me understand why your (hell, call it “our”) convenience is more important than potentially saving lives.” - Victor Nguyen-Long @vnl #emmagonzalez

The irony... When will we collectively care more about the lives of innocent children than the absolute and unrestricted right to guns? To clarify - I realize that most everyone values the lives of children. The question is when will they be valued MORE. Second, people often say guns don’t kill people, people kill people. True, so let’s make sure we really vet the people who are allowed to buy guns. #marchforourlives repost: @nymag 📷: @4evrmalone

“Happiness can only come from inside of you and is the result of your love. When you are aware that no one else can make you happy and that happiness is the result of your love, this becomes the greatest mastery of the Toltec: The Mastery of Love.” - don Miguel Ruiz 🙌🏻☝🏻👏🏼. This book is simple but powerful - thank you @aubreymarcus for the recommendation. At this point, most people know how much I love to read and share my books. Please share your favorites with me as well! 🙏🏻 #bookclub #knowledge #bookworm #love #wordsofwisdom #toltec #toltecwisdom #donmiguelruiz

Getting to see @joshuaradin perform live tonight was one of the more moving experiences I’ve had. I fell in love with “Only You” when it came out, and it still makes me tear up every time I hear it. 🙌🏻

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