A Girl Comes Up On Stage And Destroys All We Assumed About Kids

By her first sentence, I'm just absolutely stunned.

Adora Svitak is an author of essays, poems, and books. She gave her own TED Talk in 2010.

She was also born in 1997...


...which means she is very young, and she's done all of that. Feeling amazed yet?

Well, after I watched her TED Talk, I was completely BLOWN away.

It's been a few years since Adora did her TED Talk — when she was 12 years old — but her words still hold true today.

While it's easy to be amazed by her — and seriously, she IS pretty amazing — Adora's point isn't that you should idolize her because of what she's doing. As she makes so clear in her speech, "kids" like her are capable of doing MANY things. We just have to give them the chance to do them — and to teach *us* things, too.

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