Jessi Arrington's Ted Talk

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Eco-friendly, going green, upcycled and living the simple life are all fairly conventional words used in today’s society. As Americans, we find ourselves living in a world of abundance, where everything from food to clothing are all mass-produced and purchased excessively by today’s consumers. Thousands of articles have been written, movies have been made along with videos about the importance of being accountable for our actions for the survival of future generations. Two interesting Ted Talk videos touch on a fraction of the world problem of too much; Jessi Arrington discusses the importance of reusing and Graham Hill expresses his thoughts on need versus wants. While Jessi Arrington’s colorful enthusiasm is engaging, Graham Hill brings a…show more content…
Workshop started as a small graphic design company that has grown with a focus on in-person experiences. Their copious client list includes Echoing Green, Willie Mae Rock Camp, TED, and Google to name a few. Jessi’s Ted Talk was entertaining and thought provoking as she explained that she never buys new clothing, except for underwear. She tells her listeners that they don’t need clothing or tangible items to find self-love. She believes that the way people see themselves is reflected in the way others see them. If they present themselves as confident, others will see them as being confident as well. Jessi says this with extreme excitement, and a huge smile or her face. She proudly proclaims that she is a supporter of letting things go and not taking the way we look too seriously. Arrington is motivational and also doing her part in the reduction of clothing…show more content…
They share similar outlooks when discussing ways to make less of a carbon footprint on the planet. The environmental approach was very evident in both of their talks, but they are also saying that everyone on this planet needs to be more mindful of the choices we make. Hill in his laid back manner, sharing his thoughts on the way to make the world less crowded is a much more feasible than never buying anything new to wear. According to Diana Kendall in her essay titled “The Realities of Hedonistic Consumerism” she states that “people are so caught up in consumerism that this becomes the main reason for their existence, the primary thing that brings them happiness”
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