Saying YES! to your Weirdness | JP Sears | TEDxCardiffbytheSea

19 júl 2017
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Learn why people tend to reactively treat their weirdness as a dangerous liability. Perspectives will be shared on how weirdness is actually one’s greatest asset, serving as a bridge into one’s authenticity. How to take action on finding the courage to say YES! to weirdness will be presented so that more meaning and fulfillment can be encountered by reclaiming the asset of weirdness.
JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, ISpastr, author, international teacher, speaker at events, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work empowers people to live more meaningful lives. JP is the author of “How To Be Ultra Spiritual,” (Sounds True Publishing, released March 7th, 2017). He is very active with his online videos where he encourages healing and growth through his humorous and entertainingly informative videos, including his hit Ultra Spiritual comedy series, which has accumulated over 250 million views. You can learn more about JP and his work at
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  • HEY! I know that guy! Spiritual JP!

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  • Conformity is "normal". Every human being is different, that is all I am saying. There is nobody like you anywhere in this world. I tell you, nobody! I am talking physiologically, you know. But we ignore that and try to put everybody in a common mold and create what we call the greatest common factor, all the time trying to educate them and fit them into the value system. If that value system does not work, naturally revolutions take place. The whole idea of restructuring is nothing but a revaluation of the old value system. Revolution only means revaluation of our value system. It is the same thing. After a while things settle down and then they go at it again. There is no improvement again or there is a slight improvement but it is basically a modified continuity of the same. In that process, what horrors we have committed, you know! Is it really worth all that? But you seem to think that it is. After killing so many people you go back to the same system, the same technique. What is the point? But we will keep going that way.

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  • Is that a bear in the audience?! (on the right, underneath the 'TEDx Cardiff by the Sea' sign)

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  • You remember when JP Sears was relevant?

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  • Most people spend time effort and money trying to impress people they don't even like.

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  • Jp is washed up now. He was funny at the beginning of trumps presidency, but he blew a few circuits towards the end of trump being president

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  • Most accurate video I have ever watched. We ARE approval addicts and the fact that most of us don’t realise this is one of main cause of suffering. Life does teach you these with tough experiences anyway.. which is great 😊

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  • So this is what Beavis and Butthead's teacher is doing now. "Sing the seagull song"!

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  • The covid denialist.

    mauricio rinconmauricio rincon4 dögum síðan
  • I dont necessarily like this guy very much, but I really did like this message. kudos

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    • It's hard to awaken. That's why he may be hard to take. But on the other side, he's dead straight.

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  • I think we're all thirsty to hear what we want to hear and these guys are capitalizing off the obvious

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  • Kind of surprised that so many don't see the satire in his presentation. What makes this funny for me is that fact that many of the Tedx presentations I have seen sound almost exactly like this guy. And they were being serious.

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    • He's truly an awakened soul

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    • These comments have been all over youtube. May be an AI glitch

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  • I didn't expect JP on this

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  • The purpose of life is pretty simple - the purpose of life is to enjoy it ...

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  • JP is a brilliant comedian, the real kind who mocks the stupidity of humanity.

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  • Who inspired.. Terrence McKenna

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  • I thought this was one of his sarcastic videos making fun of TED talks until about 8 minutes in.

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  • He has such great delivery. Fabulous sarcasm - my fav!

    Janet WhiteJanet White8 dögum síðan
  • Anyone else watching in 2021, inspired by this man’s videos and wisdom lately regarding the world’s current state?

    Hannah Cottrill WingerHannah Cottrill Winger9 dögum síðan
  • Wow is that not the most beautiful thing in the world that I just needed here,,, amen brother

    Ross StewartRoss Stewart9 dögum síðan
  • "Amuse thyself...." :-)~

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  • When I was a kid teachers hated me because I asked questions. They thought I was cocky and a trouble maker. After graduating society finally nailed me down. Then came smart phones, people (including my friends) all became judgmental and well.. “normal” I tried to hold on to myself but it’s extremely hard to do, especially living here in Japan being different or standing out is a bad thing. I chose to become invisible. Now.. I fit in and there’s less hassle but I’m unhappy. I used to be full of life and happy, but now I’m not me anymore and sometimes I can’t remember who I was. I don’t have real friends and I’m lonely. He’s right, normal is a disease in society and it’s ruining our lives human evolution and mostly our happiness.

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    • It takes time. The world is waking up. Just realize everything bad is your ego telling you "no". Just ignore it and act naturally. Don't try to be anything. If you are trying too hard just remain silent and let it pass.

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    • Typical brainwashing of western education

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  • Well, now this is actually what I am doing as an experiment lately myself. The weird part of me being myself is that I am born a psychopath. And for most of my life, I was just living to hurt people (I won't talk about animals here). But for the last half-year after doing another level of harm to a person I decided to make effort to stop. At my new job I came and told right from the start who I am, I told a lot of scary things I did in my life. And me openly being me, the fun part is that I feel they don't believe all the crazy things I tell about myself, cuz why would you tell how you harmed animals, etc when you were young? how you did bad things to people? But that's just me, a psychopath trying to be opened with who I am. Now, there is another thing I noticed while being completely honest with all the "bad" stuff about my psychopathic personality.. People find it attractive, that I am being fully transparent to them. As a psychopath I find it as a weakness I can take advantage of again... getting my goals from people while inflicting damage, but.. I'm trying to stick away from this mindset. I mean, a lot of people tend to feel they can trust a person, who is fully transparent to them even with the "bad" side of them right from the start of knowing each other. Well, lucky for them I do my best to avoid my natural behavior of looking for prey.

    Дмитрий ГодынаДмитрий Годына9 dögum síðan
  • i like this guy, and i laughed a lot watching this, however, saying "be yourself" (or rather, "be your weird self"), the phrase doesn't mean much, because your "self" is determined by your experiences around other people. who you ARE depends on the people you have met. we typically conglomerate the best aspects we've liked from other people, and build our "self" from what we have experienced. which is why people who have traveled more have more exotic personalities, too. so yourself is based on the qualities of others. so there really is no "your self". it is a conglomeration of others. NOT ABSOLUTELY, but essentially...

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  • "What is the meaning of life?" THE MEANING OF LIFE IS 42 AND i WILL BELIEVE THAT UNTIL THE DAY I DIE!

    Caleana AckernethayCaleana Ackernethay10 dögum síðan
    • Woke

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  • I cant take this man seriously anymore after watching too many of his videos

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  • 'Weird' is a tad subjective. 'Weird' could land you in jail.

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  • Ty!

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  • This is before he started lifting

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  • The teacher from Beavis and Butthead is making some amazing points. Joking aside, JP is great.

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  • 👍🏽 👍🏽

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  • He sounds like Sheldon.

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  • Ironically I was pretending to listen to an online harassment course while actually listening to this and at 20:05 he directly contradicts everything this training course is trying to push.

    Jossi WalesJossi Wales12 dögum síðan
  • Been watching jp's channel for months. Great to know he's actually who he is. Brilliant! 👍 Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.

    Jason UrenJason Uren13 dögum síðan
  • i said' 'yes' to being me. now the mob is after me..... no joke.

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  • After several years of running my own business, made possible by me being myself, I now realize I cannot work in a corporation anymore because being yourself there is absolutely not allowed.

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  • Our weirdness is truly a gift and a curse. But it is what makes us strong.

    Travis TurnbullTravis Turnbull13 dögum síðan
  • Try dating in your 30's, 40's or 50's. TRUST ME, you want normal! lol

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  • This is the most hilarious TED talk I have ever watched. I laughed so hard it hurt. Well done JP. Genius

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  • I think everyone’s weird...

    Gaynelle GarnerGaynelle Garner13 dögum síðan
  • I personally always said i'll always just be me!

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  • @5:55 JP realizes the difference between a comedian and a philosopher. When a comedian tells a good joke the audience approves you with laughter, but when you say something really profound about life, which is even better, you earn: silence.

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  • Thank you JP... My family and specifically my daughter thanks you. My relationship with her and my wife will in no uncertain terms become better and more fulfilling because of the wisdom you shared. From the bottom of my heart thank you!

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  • 885 normies disliked this video

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  • Thank you for your time and space 🖤

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  • This is actual spirituality from a practical standpoint. It inspired me to do those things that no-one else gets. But you know what? They don't have to get it.

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  • I love this TED Talk

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  • Judging by your eyes popping out of your head I’m gonna say you’re on some drugs right there... Hey at least I’m addicted to pills and not kills

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  • Wow

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  • Now that JP Is a Trump extremist who denies the election and spreads malicious information can we rethink how cute he really is?

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  • I come back to this every so often, just to reiterate everything in here.

    Oscar OlsonOscar Olson17 dögum síðan
  • he is not weirdo... he is a handsome weirdo

    Thi CardozoThi Cardozo17 dögum síðan
  • This guy has gone off the rails with his videos making fun of people wearing masks and promoting anti-vaxxing, then tries to sell cheap "healt" products. Ted Talks should have some integrity and take this off and not give him any more promotional opportunities to sell his electrolyte products...

    Meaghan OrlinskiMeaghan Orlinski17 dögum síðan
  • Assessment of reality through comedy and interpretation through humor is how I connect with life.........

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  • It's nice to travel and live. I don't care about PC because other countries don't care about US PC😎

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  • Didn't expect to get much out of this lecture (as much as I love JP) because I am and always have been a total weirdo. Now, I'm imagining the different interpretations we all have of literally everything around us and how awesome that is. It isn't a new idea but should I dwell on it I imagine everything I think I know and feel being evident to everyone and I wanna expose that to ppl. Individual perspectives are a bit like their own entities and if we can communicate them, they can interact. If they can interact they can change.

    Elsie DoomhammerElsie Doomhammer18 dögum síðan
  • Now this is the side of JP I used to respect. Calm, focused, on point... not this fascist loudmouth he's turned into.

    Wes DarlingWes Darling18 dögum síðan
    • How is he fascist? He points out hypocracy of the left... maybe a bit biased but fascist thats a joke...

      Michael OlamaMichael Olama17 dögum síðan
  • Would love to see him being serious, that'd be weird though.

    Justin TimeJustin Time18 dögum síðan
  • Its like those people who chose to jump rather than burn inside the world trade center

    Brian WilsonBrian Wilson18 dögum síðan
  • The people in the room are laughing like dump sheep. It's very very irritating.

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  • Yes I do laugh because what you say is true, Thank JP 🙂

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  • I don't do ted talks but a well deserved👏 Bravo 👏

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  • It was interesting being audience to this after I got to see so many of your excellent videos for the runup of the 2020 Presidential election - playing both sides really well in each one. What struck me was you describing our relationship with God. As a Catholic, what you describe is the experience of going to Confession. The impossibility that we are saved by our deeds. We are saved outside of our own doing, a gift to accept. That is the ultimate act of humility, to accept Salvation. We have noise and clutter in our head to extinguish and just remain in the His presence. We are not as horrible as we think we are, nor as unrescuable. We are converted (and reconverted) when we lower deconstruct our inhibitions and stop holding God in a mental cupboard framed by our own fashion, and discover who He really is. Despite whatever we may have done, or what we believe the world wants us to be, God loves us.

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  • rich greedy people should hot inspire anyone

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    • yup.

      Jessica BJessica B19 dögum síðan
  • It'd be weird if this guy turned out to be a total grifter insulting the type of people he sells programs to.

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  • cool, i'm not me, ever. and who cares? not me.

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  • Now I feel better for having always been considered weird. I always say "I'm not weird, I'm gifted!"

    Laurie DennieLaurie Dennie21 degi síðan síðan
  • You can only be sure of one thing in life. You must be yourself in order to be happy and God exists

    Francois TremblayFrancois Tremblay21 degi síðan síðan
  • I had zero friends or friendly classmates. You know why? Because I was called WEIRD. Then I later found out my awkwardness was all due to my highly suspected autism diagnosis. See my channel and sub.

    Accidental WarriorAccidental Warrior21 degi síðan síðan
  • how am I supposed to take someone serious who makes fun of others (millennials, social justice warriors, etc) like a child does? this young fella needs a few good life lessons under his belt before he starts trying to be funny or important

    Neil KilpatrickNeil Kilpatrick21 degi síðan síðan
    • he may be 36 but he acts like a child @Katrine Troelsen do you understand that, because you didn't understand my original comment

      Neil KilpatrickNeil Kilpatrick19 dögum síðan
    • he is 36... when are people allowed to speak? and why are you the judge of when they are old enough to speak? :D

      Katrine TroelsenKatrine Troelsen20 dögum síðan
    • @Cuisin' with Kev yea Kev seems to be laughable... cauliflower pizza... hilarious

      Neil KilpatrickNeil Kilpatrick20 dögum síðan
    • lol

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  • I'm only here to get likes, as that makes me Normal.

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  • Amuse thyself. And amuse bouche. Always.

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  • wtf is the audience on crack

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  • We adore Aubrey Plaza, and the like FOR there unabashed, unself-conscious 'weirdness', not in spite of it. Authentic self is fascinating and lovable, but we have...complexes!

    jenny taylorjenny taylor21 degi síðan síðan
  • The purpose of life IS God and relationship and connection with Him and that through glorifying Him through seems narcissistic from the outside because you don't want to believe the absolute truth can be known...its narcissistic to create or worship an ideal or religion that cradles your own wants rather than denying the worlds beliefs to make room for Gods absolute and definitive truth. There's only one absolute truth...all beliefs cant be real at the same time no matter how hard you want it to be. 2+2 will always equal 4 and man has always come from God through Jesus!

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    • I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees it this way.

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  • Yes we the liability....

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  • Wow man. Those texts! Well written!

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  • Wow look at laughters subtitled..😐

    victoria munozvictoria munoz23 dögum síðan
  • Are the laughters the zombies? Greed machine human continues laughing at his speech ...yes weirdos...

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  • Woah this had me tearing up at the outset

    Shane BennettShane Bennett23 dögum síðan
  • Trying to be unique is the correct answer. It is not a joke!

    In Veritate GloriaIn Veritate Gloria23 dögum síðan
  • This is beautiful.

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  • He is a very funny and wise man 😆

    Neo OneNeo One23 dögum síðan
  • In sum, those who have no shame or concern about what others think do better. Absolutely true, those willing to lie, steal, cheat or screw the hiring officials do make a lot more promotions, faster and go higher up the corporate ladder. Those concerned with how they are seen do tend to have to work much much harder and be twice as productive as those who embraced themselves.

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  • I live with an autistic son his honesty gives me the courage to embrace life. I understand that the word normal has different meaning to each person.

    Matthew KalerMatthew Kaler23 dögum síðan