I Was Almost A School Shooter | Aaron How much is enough? | Kevin Cavenaugh 1 day ago   07:29

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After growing up in painful, abusive conditions, Aaron Stark was on his way to an atrocity, until simple acts of kindness changed his life forever. What is causing the rise of violence and are our current fears and solutions just making it worse? My name is Aaron stark. I am 39 years old with 4 children, 2 cats, one dog, and a beautiful wife. I am a stay at home dad; my wife is the breadwinner of the family. I am a comic book fan, a pop culture junkie, and a lover of the sciences. I have more knowledge about superheros, pro wrestling, and comedy than anyone really has a right to. After growing up in very abusive and violent circumstances followed by over a decade if personal recovery, I am now a happy family man. I recently shred a very personal story of my triumph over my past, and it has changed my life forever. My mission is to let people know that no matter how dark it may seem, there is light coming. We really are not alone. 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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MuhammadAli_GOAT
"We have to give love to those who we believe deserve it least"
Babuino Raivoso
love the ones you feel deserves the least because they're the ones that need the most
Aaron Seejagat
dam im fked
Hannah S
It’s nice seeing the other side of the story.
yasmin herrera
i’m not crying you are 🥺
Stonehedge
Imagine how awkward it would be if he ended his speech with shooting a random person....
Damien Kincheloe
Ok youtube, i get it... i watched it
Thomas Chillemi
Maybe he should have just stopped eating junk and lost the weight
Blondenarwhal
sooo yk im emailing more old highschool a link SCHOOLS NEED TO SHOW THIS
AJIO AJIOAJIO
I just have been depromoted in league.
I now how you feel, bro.
Big chinned Brat
0:07 the video ends
Bruce Wayne
I love y'all, man.. love y'all.
Chris Hansen
When you yell out the wrong answer in class and everyone starts laughing 0:05
09BiGDylan
when you realize that internet culture only helps to inflame and demonize people like Arron. I know I have been guilty of it, I think I need to address how I react to people like Aaron.
Cap'nFluff
what's wrong with heavy metal music?
Mr. Roombastic
Nobody:
YouTube recommended: *this*
Irvineblue
“Love the ones you feel deserve it the least, because they need it the most”
Candy Ferrer
Respect to that man ✊🏼❤️!!
Saw Shark
"Quiet, I'm watching TEDx Talks"
TheBigWhiteGun
“I was waiting myself to get a gun so I can kill a lot of people.”
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How much is enough? | Kevin Cavenaugh I Was Almost A School Shooter | Aaron 1 day ago   16:04

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How much is enough? Kevin asks this profound question of our audience. By focusing on three topic areas of wealth, rent & equality – he challenges us on how we will choose to change our lives as he bridges the concepts of capitalism and socialism. What will you do with the power of enough?

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Kevin is a prolific local developer of small commercial and residential buildings whose work adheres to the mindset that quality is not defined by the depth of one’s pockets. His developments include the LEED Platinum rated Burnside Rocket, The Zipper, The Ocean, and the nation’s first ground-up crowdfunded project, the Fair-Haired Dumbbell. Today, he’s turning his attention toward creating a better version of subsidy-less affordable housing. 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