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

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

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

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.

A young boy tried to grab the Pope's skull cap

A boy of about 10-years-old with a mental disability stole the show at Pope Francis' weekly general audience on Wednesday at the Vatican auditorium. In front of an audience of thousands the boy walked past security and onto the stage while priests delivered prayers and introductory speeches.

The boy, later identified as Paolo, Jr., greeted the pope by shaking his hand and when it was clear that he had no intention of leaving, the pontiff asked Monsignor Leonardo Sapienza, the head of protocol, to let the boy borrow his chair.

The boy's activity on the stage was clearly a breach of Vatican protocol but Pope Francis didn't seem to be bothered one bit. He looked at the child with a sense of joy and wasn't even disturbed when he repeatedly motioned that he wanted to remove his skull cap.

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