Monday, August 15, 2016

A Time To Be Fearless - an inspirational speech for International Youth Day

On August 12th Mr. Andy Rabens spoke at the closing of the 2016 Youth Assembly at the United Nations in New York City. His manuscript is in DipNote, the U.S. Department of State Official Blog, and his as-delivered text is here. He discusses three fears:

1. Fear of Our Own Voices

2. Fear of Each Other

3. Fear of Taking Action

For the first fear he unfortunately stated an old Jerry Seinfeld joke (that I blogged about last March) as if it was the result from a survey:

“The first fear that many of us face is the fear of our own voice. Does anyone know what the number one fear of people around the globe is? The number one fear of people across countries, cultures, religions, and age groups? Public Speaking. And the number two fear is death.”

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