We’re going back to 2010 again this week for a TED Talk by Graham Hill. You may remember his 2011 talk “Less Stuff, More Happiness” which we used at IEB in Musashi Sakai. It was later introduced on Super Presentation, the Wednesday night NHK show featuring TED Talks. I always enjoy Graham. His messages are clear and simple.
Graham’s 2010 talk is about vegetarianism. Although I am not a vegetarian, I choose to eat more vegetables and fish than meat. I do this because it’s better for the environment and better for my body. Really, better for the environment equals better for my body and vice versa.
Some people choose to become vegetarians because they think it’s morally OK to eat plants but not OK to eat animals. Personally, I don’t see a difference between plants, humans, animals or even rocks. We are all energy and eating is a way of exchanging energy. Maybe I am weird but I talk to my food as I am cooking it. I also talk to my plants just like I used to talk to my cat. I value the life-energy of the carrot as much as the cow. How about you? Leave me a comment below.
BEFORE YOU WATCH:
1. How often do you eat meat?
2. Are you a vegetarian? If so, why? If not, have you ever considered becoming one?
AFTER YOU WATCH:
1. How do you feel about Graham’s plan?
2. How have your eating habits changed since you were a child?
Watch the talk again and listen for these words and phrases. Try making a sentence with one and make it part of your own vocabulary.
what was once…now is
my taste buds
What’s stopping you from…
You can download a copy of the questions and transcript here. Don’t forget to leave a comment and tell me what you think about the talk.