The Romanticisation of pain | Alicia Lau | TEDxYouth@SJII

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Alicia Lau is a speaker at TEDxYouth@SJII 2018 and constantly seeking methods to improve the lives of those around her. She is currently a Grade 12 student in Saint Joseph’s Institution International, and an an active member of: the Malaysian MENSA Society, English Mentoring, the Swimming team, Lasallian Youth, and Model United Nations. As a third culture kid, Alicia has enjoyed staying and studying in a multitude of countries, and she has become accustomed to being asked for a comparison between them. The differences between the cultures she’s been in are often accompanied by similarities. One similarity in particular alarms her: a normalised romanticisation of pain. It is painful to see the negative effects take their toll on the wonderful people of all four countries she has stayed in. Nobody is exempt, regardless of whether they be artists she has collaborated with, members of the other debate team, or her sporting teammates. Alicia Lau is a speaker at TEDxYouth@SJII 2018 and constantly seeking methods to improve the lives of those around her. She is currently a Grade 12 student in Saint Joseph’s Institution International, and an an active member of: the Malaysian MENSA Society, English Mentoring, the Swimming team, Lasallian Youth, and Model United Nations.
As a third culture kid, Alicia has enjoyed staying and studying in a multitude of countries, and she has become accustomed to being asked for a comparison between them. The differences between the cultures she’s been in are often accompanied by similarities. One similarity in particular alarms her: a normalised romanticisation of pain.
It is painful to see the negative effects take their toll on the wonderful people of all four countries she has stayed in. Nobody is exempt, regardless of whether they be artists she has collaborated with, members of the other debate team, or her sporting teammates. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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