Its that time of the week again. Sundays seem a perfect match for our TmwT series.
Our latest entry stars Jessica O'Neill, a 4th year Law student and Auditor of TCD LawSoc.
She Spoke to us about what areas we should focus our attention and why we ought to get a good night sleep. Have a read!
1. What TED talk most relates to your society ?
Arianna Huffington, How to Succeed? Get More Sleep
2. Why should people watch that talk?
Students are known for burning the candles at both ends. It’s hard to keep up both studying and socialising so normally sleep is the first thing to be compromised. I think Arianna offers an insightful view of why getting a good night’s sleep should be part of our daily routine, particularly close to exam time. Arianna defies the notion that the less you sleep, the greater your success.
I think it’s relevant to our society as it assists in promoting the need to strike a balance. While I believe that the key to an unforgettable college experience is involving yourself in as much as possible, I don’t think that that should be at the cost of your wellbeing. You can’t function properly without the energy required to perform.
3. Do you find TED talks at all useful ?
Indeed I do. There is something much more powerful about actually hearing the person speak words of wisdom than it is to read about it. I think it’s much easier to be inspired by a voice than by text, that;s where the success of the TED Talks lie. You feel like you're receiving the information in the most direct manner, there is something quite personal about listening to the words being offered. I am a huge advocate for reading but TED Talks are most inspiring because you observe the information being delivered straight from the horse’s mouth. It is a hugely effective, accessible method of getting a strong message out to a large audience.
4. You have to give a TED talk, what is it on
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