We all worry. We all get stuck in our own heads. We all have our unique, individual problems and issues – with other people, with “things” and with ourselves.
They are important. They deserve to be thought through (mostly). More often than not, these problems can appear superficial and self-indulgent when taken at face value, but they concern us as they often represent larger issues that we are dealing with.
Undeniably, though, perspective is eminently more useful for helping us see our problems from a different, more optimistic angle than any endless advice gleaned from friends over Facebook chat, horoscopes or sickeningly clichéd Instagram quotations.
These three very short, uplifting TED Talks may just help along the way if you are in need of a little perspective.
Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed
Stacey Kramer: The best gift I ever survived
Sophal Ear: Escaping the Khmer Rouge