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TED Talk X The Pope.


In surprise TED talk, Pope Francis asks the powerful for 'Revolution Of Tenderness'.

Now many of you may read that and ask yourselves, "'powerful' as in my boss? A celebrity? Politicians? People with thousands of followers on social media?" Although those groups of people are included, when KAE hears this message, we are automatically reminded that we each have a responsibility. We are each powerful in our own right. Whether it be the impact we may have on groups of people or our own small circle of influence, we have an impact. It's time we take that seriously. We each have purpose and passion (whether we've found it or not, it is there) and nothing is more important than adding 'kindness' to that mix. Especially if we honest about improving this world for all. We encourage you to share this blow post with friends and family. You never know just how powerful you really are and whose heart you will touch. We hope you enjoy the article below, written by Laurel Wamsley! We sure did!

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The annual TED conference is known for featuring impressive speakers. Attendees at this year's event in Vancouver have seen Serena Williams and Jorge Ramos, futurists and artificial intelligence experts, health activists and the ACLU's executive director.

But on Tuesday evening, one unannounced speaker took the audience by surprise: Pope Francis.

The pope was on a big screen rather than onstage, and his address had been recorded and edited earlier in April, but still: even for non-Catholics, the bishop of Rome has a certain gravitas.

"Buonasera," he began, speaking in Italian throughout his 17-minute address from his desk at the Vatican. "Or good morning, I am not sure what time it is there."

At first, the pope's subject matter seemed familiar: "As I meet, or lend an ear to those who are sick, to the migrants who face terrible hardships in search of a brighter future, to prison inmates who carry a hell of pain inside their hearts, and to those, many of them young, who cannot find a job, I often find myself wondering: 'Why them and not me?' "

But his message quickly moved to the conference's core subject matter (technology and innovation), and seemed to be directed at the audience in the room: the founders of some of the world's