Why we must fight for social tolerance | Lan Ngo | TEDxHanoi

While resistance to change and diversity might be in the DNA of East Asian cultures, in a world that is changing faster than ever, we need tolerance not only to cope with change but to shape the future of change itself. After all, only in a tolerant world could creativity thrive and innovation happen. In this talk, Lan also argues that intolerance is deeply rooted in people’s fear of being wrong and being wrong alone. Ultimately, because the stakes are so high, we have little choice but to be brave, take some risk and fight for more social tolerance even when it would be an uphill battle. Lan Ngo (Ngo Di Lan) is currently a Ph.D. candidate in International Relations at Brandeis University. His research interests include international security, territorial conflicts, and grand strategy. He is also the founder of the Vietnamese Youth Cooperation Organization, whose mission is to foster a global-minded Vietnamese youth through fun interactive activities such as Model UN conferences. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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