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JT McCarthy
Mrs. Thrash
English 1113
October 29, 2015
Ted Talk What we want in life is something that goes through my head almost every day. The wonder of what happens after someone dies or the wonder of what we are actually doing here in life. BJ Miller made his speech very well on these subjects. He lost his two legs and an arm in an accident that occurred his sophomore year of college. BJ works at Zen Hospice Project and thinks deeply about how to make a dignified, or graceful end of life for his patients. He says that many people want comfort, respect, and love. He talks about his accident and how it made him, in a way, face death and really think about what he wants in life. It’s very interesting to think about, especially in a personal sense. What I would want are probably the simple things that he mentioned, and maybe help people along the way. The way he presented his speech was very laid back and calm, kind of like a casual talk with a friend. He made a few funny comments which got the crowd laughing a little bit and kept them engaged. The way he put talking about death into context made the speech not as depressing as it should be. Also he was very calm throughout the speech which made it pleasurable to watch him.

Watching his speech was very informative and made people think. His speech gave very good points and made sense. He also talked about making the most out of being dealt a bad hand and is in a way an example of that. He shows great leadership with this speech and how he presents himself. I hope one day to be like him in the sense of public speaking and presentation.

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