Pope Francis TED talk says powerful leaders must be humble

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39711348

Pope Francis has recorded an address for the influential TED media group, delivering a warning to the world’s “powerful” leaders.

In his TED talk, Francis says that people with power must act humbly. “If you don’t, your power will ruin you, and you will ruin the other,” he says.

He also urged people to overcome the fear that a happy future is “something impossible to achieve”.

His talk was aired to the annual TED Conference in Vancouver, Canada.

The short talks are posted free online by the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) media organisation, whose slogan is “ideas worth spreading”.

Speakers are given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas. Past speakers include former US president Bill Clinton, scientist Richard Dawkins, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and pop star Bono, although its most popular talks tend to be from less high-profile people.

They cover a vast range of subjects from “the science of happiness” to “how to spot a liar”.

In his talk, Pope Francis says: “Please, allow me to say it loud and clear: the more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more responsible you are to act humbly.”

He says: “You will end up hurting yourself and those around you, if you don’t connect your power with humility and tenderness.

“Through humility and concrete love, on the other hand, power – the highest, the strongest one – becomes a service, a force for good.”

His speech touches on his own migration background and spends time retelling the story of the Good Samaritan.

“First and foremost, I would love it if this meeting could help to remind us that we all need each other, none of us is an island, an autonomous and independent ‘I’ separated from the other, and we can only build the future by standing together, including everyone.”

He says that “many of us seem to believe that a happy future is something impossible to achieve”.

Such concerns must be “taken very seriously”, but “are not invincible: they can be overcome when we do not lock our door to the outside world”.

He calls for solidarity, backs creativity and urges all to tackle the “culture of waste”, not just in goods but in people “who are cast aside by our techno-economic systems”.

Bruno Giussani, TED’s international curator, said it took more than a year, “many discussions” and several trips to Rome to make the talk happen.

He said that initially “it’s fair to say that not many [in the Vatican] knew of TED”.

The Pope’s talk was filmed in a small room at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, the guesthouse where he lives in Vatican City.

He speaks in Italian but the address, which can be accessed on TED.com, is subtitled in more than 20 languages.

TED was founded in 1984 and has its origins in Silicon Valley, but its talks have broadened beyond technology to include lifestyle, culture and business.

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“He calls for solidarity, backs creativity and urges all to tackle the “culture of waste”, not just in goods but in people “who are cast aside by our techno-economic systems”.

aka..capitalism sucks..social marxist technocratic capitalism rules..

“He says that “many of us seem to believe that a happy future is something impossible to achieve”

*sigh

401

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~ by seeker401 on April 29, 2017.

6 Responses to “Pope Francis TED talk says powerful leaders must be humble”

  1. what the hell is the war crim doing on TED?
    Telling people to be future focused not present and that a happy future is gonna be ” impossible to achieve”.
    On one hand if you are not present and are future focused of course its impossible. Future isn’t real only the NOW is and the poop does not want you being ( happy) NOW as then you will be conscious and the structures of EGO ( NWO) would fail without your participation( fear etc).

  2. I wonder who did the “how to spot a liar” talk – bill clinton ?

  3. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  4. Ontological inequality is Greek philosophic thinking and cultural practice that Roman politics embraced. When persecution stopped on the Christian church in the 4th century, then ontological inequality was embraced and rose in the church, especially at the Fall of Rome in the 5th century when the church in Rome began claiming not only church authority, while other churches opposed them, but also, the church in Rome began to claim an increasing political authority. Roman Catholicism and Episcopalian churches (Anglican, Methodist, Lutheranism, and some Baptist) hold to ontological inequality. What is it?

    Ontological inequality: authority is based on the person, not the office and responsibility.

    In Roman Catholicism, the Pope claims ontological inequality – he claims superiority to others in his person (not based on office or responsibility), and this claim is not just religious according to Roman Catholicism but is a claim of superiority over political nations. Since it is in his person that the superiority is claimed, they mean in his being he is more superior and a different kind of person. He is not human, like other people are human. He is a higher human being and other human beings are more animal-like. Sadly, the same idea that claimed black people were animals and not really human.

    In America, and other republican and democratic thinking countries this kind of idea seems foreign and weird – thankfully! – yet in practice some people really think such people like the pope are superior in their being. Not in his office or based on his responsibility, but they really think in his being he even at times is infallible and sinless – how antichrist. For TED to give a forum to such a person as the pope, without a caveat that they do not believe in the pope’s position, implicitly makes TED irresponsible and colluding with corruption.

    • If you look through to the 40 or more anti popes they were as bad as anything we have today for greed , corruption and wild sex .

      Its remarkable to me how the vatican still exists after some of these guys .

      The seven churches of Asia seems to have been independent of each other and of Rome . They got a letter each from Jesus and Rome did not get one . The letter is encouragement but also a report card on where they are failing . If the church was meant to have only one authority then surely only one letter would have sufficed .

    • In Roman Catholicism, the Pope claims ontological inequality – he claims superiority to others in his person (not based on office or responsibility), and this claim is not just religious according to Roman Catholicism but is a claim of superiority over political nations. Since it is in his person that the superiority is claimed, they mean in his being he is more superior and a different kind of person. He is not human, like other people are human. He is a higher human being and other human beings are more animal-like. Sadly, the same idea that claimed black people were animals and not really human.

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