ted | May 10, 2019

“I believe we can and should fight for the earth and humanity, side by side.” Watch Wajahat Ali’s Viral TED2019 Talk.

More and more people, globally, are choosing not to have children. And this projected decline in near-future populations has far-reaching consequences. In his just-released 2019 TED Talk—which has amassed nearly half a million views in just 24 hours—Wajahat Ali makes a compelling case for having kids, and the importance of raising them with kindness, generosity, and love.

With illuminating insight and the stats to back it up, Ali explores the socioeconomic consequences of a declining birthrate. What will having fewer babies mean for the future of humanity? What are the implications on our environment and economy if we start having more? Ali expertly interrogates tough questions like these, and explores the value of passing on a legacy of kindness and love in a troubled world.

 

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