The most important language you will EVER learn | Poet Ali | TEDxOrangeCoast


This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Do you speak this language? Do you share the experience? These are questions that Poet Ali masterfully tries to answer in an original narrative. This talk explains why we should all learn the most important language that unites us all. Credits: Pictures and media are creative common or belong to the speaker Poet Ali is a Motivational Speaker, Actor, Writer, and Hip Hop Troubadour. He has used his voice and talents to be an advocate for many causes. He has toured global stages in Italy, Spain, the U.K., the Middle East, the Caribbean, and the U.S. As a Motivational Speaker he has been invited to share his talents at multiple national and international conferences and the TED talk stage. He has had many careers: Dancer/Choreographer, Editorial Writer, DJ, Percussionist, Hip Hop Artist, Actor, Teacher, Entrepreneur, Performer, and Speaker. Poet is currently on tour reaching out to the youth through his music, empowerment, and activism and owns a Production Studio in Long Beach, California where he works with Artists, Producers, and Writers from all over the world. Find out much more and join him at: About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)



Desert Lizard
I had a mild memory problems because of aging. My doctor told me to challenge my brain and memory to prevent further damage. I decided to learn Arabic because it looks very challenging. It was one of the best decisions in my life. I discovered an interesting culture and people that will keep me busy until I die. I visited Morocco, and never used an English or Spanish word. Now, I have been living in Egypt for the past three years.
Sebastian Elytron
Top 10 TED talk of all time hands down
just jhakkas
Most the girls in the world are complaining about it, Most the poems in the world have been written about it, Most the music on the radio is hitting about it, or kicking about it, or ripping about it, Most the verses in the game people are spitting about it, Most the songs in the world people are talking about it, Most the broken hearts I know are walking without it, started to doubt it, lost without it, Most the shadows in the dark have forgotten about it, Everybody in the world would be tripping without it, Every boy and every girl would be dead without it, struggle without it, nothing without it, Most the fingers that are drunk are dialling about it, Most the people that are in it are smiling about it, Most the people who have lost it are crying about it, trying to get it back, or lying about it, Most the pages that are filled are filled about it, The tears that are spilled are spilled about it, The people that have felt it are real about it, A life without it would be lost without it, When I'm in it and I feel it I am shouting about it, Everybody in the whole world knowing about it, When I’m hurt and broke down I be flowing about it, going about it wrong, because I didn’t allow it, Can’t a wound or scar heal without it, Can’t the way that you feel be concealed about it, Everybody has their own ideal about it, dream about it, appeal about it, So what’s the deal about it? Are you about it? To know that life is a trip and unreal without it? Everything that you feel is surreal about it, But I’m just a writer, what can I reveal about it?” – Poet Ali
Patrick Johansson
Well now we know why he said he spoke 83 languages.
Luis Gaitan
It was a privilege to see Poet Ali share this at last month's TEDxOC. Unfortunately, the 2-minute standing ovation at the end got edited down to a few seconds...
Kamil B.
one of the best teds i've heard
Rahmad Fiqrizain
I "it" every single words came out of this man mouth
aeralv
I study foreign language. I take Sarcasm.
Johannes Meier
Rhetorically, this speech is wonderful.
LanguageNerd
My Thoughts wile he was speaking the last "language": "Most of the girls in the world are complaining about" Me: Why is he talking about periods XD? "Most of the poems inthe world have been written about it" Me: Ooooh thats what you´re talking about upps XD.
rrreal queen
are facial expressions, languages?
229 axb
I've seen a lot of Ted talks but this was the best...
Syah DIn
this is an incredible talk. language of experience is amazing.
Rick Bond
12:23 Bravo! Beautiful description of the benefits of emotional intelligence as it relates to leadership: “You probably know what it’s like to be left out. You know what it’s like that everyone is a part of something, and you’re not. You know what it’s like to be the outsider, and in fact you know what it’s like being the minority. Because I believe that this language of being a minority is one of the most important languages you can ever learn. Because at some point in our life we will all be in that position of compromise, and at some point we’ll all be in that position of power. And if you can tap into what you felt when you were that minority, how you handle that power will be an immense, immense gift that you can give to the world.”
Cacey Vargas
Was I the only sixteen year old that saw the "textspeak," and thought "what the hell is this?"
iced cap
The part about loved ones dying of cancer brought me to tears, because I speak that language.
Frieda Fuzzypaws
Hands down one of the BEST TED talks I've listened to. This dude is awesome.
Florid Monkey
How does this not have more views?!?! This is one of the best ted talks I've seen.
Iykury
2:16 If you're happy and you know it clap your hands (clap, clap) If you're happy and you know it clap your hands (clap clap) If you're happy and you know it then your face will surely show it If you're happy and you know it clap your hands (clap, clap)
RATTI
Never have I seen someone putting out to words so good what I feel or have felt. Never have I seen someone put it to words of what I've experienced.
Mariam Alneyadi
Most the girls in the world are complaining about it, Most the poems in the world have been written about it, Most the music on the radio is hitting about it, or kicking about it, or ripping about it, Most the verses in the game people are spitting about it, Most the songs in the world people are talking about it, Most the broken hearts I know are walking without it, started to doubt it, lost without it, Most the shadows in the dark have forgotten about it, Everybody in the world would be tripping without it, Every boy and every girl would be dead without it, struggle without it, nothing without it, Most the fingers that are drunk are dialling about it, Most the people that are in it are smiling about it, Most the people who have lost it are crying about it, trying to get it back, or lying about it, Most the pages that are filled are filled about it, The tears that are spilled are spilled about it, The people that have felt it are real about it, A life without it would be lost without it, When I'm in it and I feel it I am shouting about it, Everybody in the whole world knowing about it, When I’m hurt and broke down I be flowing about it, going about it wrong, because I didn’t allow it, Can’t a wound or scar heal without it, Can’t the way that you feel be concealed about it, Everybody has their own ideal about it, dream about it, appeal about it, So what’s the deal about it? Are you about it? To know that life is a trip and unreal without it? Everything that you feel is surreal about it, But I’m just a writer, what can I reveal about it?” – Poet Ali
Le Chalet
What about sign language? It would be transformational to start including people who are deaf & hard of hearing.
MAC KASH
That diagnosis, I miss you dad.
Israel Lai
Although it basically became a game of riddles from the middle onwards, it still feels very powerful for some reason.
oetemadian
Very well spoken. This talk was one of the best I have ever seen and heard on TED TALK.
Isaac Riggs
I was on the other side of that "loved one had cancer" language
Lamees 1
When he said the two buildings I went "F**k not again"
Jasmine Daniel
this needs more views
hezekiah ben israel
he is good at getting the audience to laugh nice job
FollowingSophie
This was absolutely amazing.
Daryn Jackson
Brilliant. Profound. Simple. Truth.
daniel silva
does anyone wanna learn Portuguese?
zucaymon
Best thing I saw and heard today ...The Language ....Thank You TEDx Talks for getting this magical being ~Poet Ali and all other experts on the platform. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
devon
He looks, sounds and speaks kinda like *markus* from *detroit become human*
Boise State University - EdTech
What a passionate speaker!  And, yes, it's an idea worth spreading. Thank you.
lotemshenhar_1315
i stood on the first, not because i am fat but because i was very skinny
devon
I do agree with what he said about the language of experince, ppl who share same experiences understand and feel each other, we usually make friends based on that.. Bcoz we can relate to them, its like magic when the other person not only understands but also feels u, but according to a scientist if we had a powerful enuf language we can describe how colours feel to a blind person who has never seen a single colour in his entier life (without the need for them to experince it) My point is i wasnt in 9/11 towers when the incident happened but i can still feel what they felt through words (maybe its not 100% precisely the same but then again even the ppl there didnt have the same feeling probably bcoz everyone is different?) This whole thing kinda reminds me when morpheous tells new "i know EXACTLY what u mean" in the matrixmovie
Fara Yaman
That was beautiful. Thank you. I dig that rap at the end.
G-Raff Asaurus
Such an amazing talk Poet Ali! :) I loved your rhyme at the end too!!!! I really felt that brother :);)
Faye Kitariev
It was magical to see him live! and it was heart-warming meeting you in person, Ali! You are world-class!
Parvaneh Basirmand
Amazing talk! So powerful, so talented. Thank you Poet Ali joon!!!
mous92sa
14:14 "When I'm in it and I feel it, I'd be shoutin' about it! "
Mustafa Rahimi
One of the best Ted Talks...Good job Poet !
Enkelena Haxhiu
One of the best Ted talks ever. Love his enthusiasm <3
Alec Risser
5:32  I know some people thank the modern abbreviation text is lazy, but it is actually more practical in some ways then conventional writing it you can understand it.  First of all, it's compressed, without any loss of meaning.  Yet the implications of this writing style are significant; it could evolve into an extremely fast, complex dialect.  Something like abbreviated speech.
서영재
I need a korean subtitle I want to understand more deeply
Ali Raza
Most of the girls in the world are complaining about it. Most of the poems in the world have been written about it. Most of the music on the radio is kicking about it, ripping about it, or spitting about it. Most of the verses in the game people are talking about it. Most of the broken hearts I know are walking without it, started to doubt it, or lost without it. Most of the shadows in the dark have forgotten about it. Everybody in the world will be tripping without it. Every body and every girl will be dead without it, struggle without it, nothing without it. Most of the fingers that are drunk are dialing about it. Most of the people that are in it are smiling about. Most of the people that have felt it are crying about it, Or trying to get it back , or lying about it. Most of the pages that are filled are filled about it. The tears that are spilled are spilled about it. The people that have felt it are real about it. A life without it. you'd be lost without it. when I am in it, and feel it, I'd be shouting about it. Everybody in the whole world knowing about it. I am hurt and broke down, I'd be flowing about it, going about it wrong, because I didn't allow it. You see, cannot a wound or a scar heal without it, can't the way that you feel be concealed about it. Everybody has their own ideal about it,dream about it, appeal about it. so what's deal about it? Are you bound about it to know that life is a trip and unreal without it? Everything that you feel is surreal about it. But I am just a writer, so what can I reveal about it?
Javier Omar
Does he have a book that discuss this subject in greater detail? I would love to read it!
Draws desenhos
He show us the values of learning new cultures and experience. Excellently 👌
Qju
God damn! He made me cry... This is just beautiful.
ChanMyae KoKo
So much heart in the man's voice, that's what I enjoyed most about this. Passion and anger forms love.
Joe Figz
Absolutely amazing Poet, so happy that your brilliance is spreading and being heard!!!! 
Chawan Kawa
One of the bests!! Well done Ali joon :) your words are exceptionally powerful.
Seneca Hester
Great Job Poet!!!
Vicki
This is talk is so moving. First time watching and I know it won't be my last. 😭😭❤️
Kage Yul
saying 9/11 is "Americas language" left kind of a bitter taste for me, I'm a simple german dude born in 1995 and 9/11 was like the first "bad" thing the oung me was exposed to. I got what he was talking about when he said "when the buildiings fell" imediately aswell I too was left in tears , because even though I was only a small child it left a very big mark on me and I too do think about what happened every time when September hits I'm not comfortable celebrating my very own birthday which is 9/6 fyi because it just feels like a bad move to be happy around this time of the year So I too think I do speak that language even though I'm not Amerikan, thank you!
EricTainment
Very touching, especially to the end of the video. I lack of words.
Lunda nation
best talk ever
mmdo313
بسيار عالي علي
Guerda Pierre
The best Ted Talk ever about language
András Fogarasi
English. The British empire did a pretty good job of putting it everywhere.
Katya Ilchenko
This speech is in my top of the best speeches ever!
Dan Torrino
In western culture, Love is the most important thing to achieve peace and it's the central theme of Christianity, but that's not in every culture. In Arab culture the greatest emphasis is put on Morals.
Dustin Miller - PolyInnovator
ITs love, I knew it was love, and its truly loud.
EK Vipero
you are R U R' U'. i wonder how many people understand this lmao
pcantellmusic
Great Talk! Poet (Nomad) Ali. You the man!
Nat Filmmaker
my most fav TED talk. listened to this over n over
Jeffrey Gonzalez
Poet Ali, "This is one of the most moving TED Talks so far.". - Jeff Gonzalez
Atos Roseno
I really loved it ! J'ai aimé beaucoup ! Muito bom, gostei bastante !
nozecone
"Everybody talkin' 'bout that same ol' thang ... "
وديع الشيباني
i look for anyone help me form native speaker i want practice English on skyp
noor37130
omg the first two languages he spoke that's the languages I am learning now along with French and turkish (I also had crack at arabic but will leave it for now til I go to middle East myself) by the way my mother tongue is urdu/hindi
Good Game
I like Esperanto, if you can speak Esperanto, than you can speak any language, check this ;)
هيونكل الغضوري العنزي
العربية أم اللغات وفيها كل الحروف وغنية جداً تحياتي للجميع
FreeChill
thank you very much ^^ I watch videos on Youtube everyday but I too lazy to comment but you, so perfect. I really like it. thank you Sir.
BRUCE GEORGE
This is a genius TEDx. RIP Yvette. Love ya for life. Cancer didn't kill our love for each other. #Geniusiscommon
El Amiri
The تعارف part killed me! You know Persian pretty well dude!
Lydia Hanni
That was so beautifully said. Not just the subject of the talk, but the speaker himself. Man you're made for this, keep being on stage. You enlighten it. Much love.
Hong A
Thank you. You are an amazing and affectionate speaker.
Ty Lee
WOW POET ALI
OnkarrSingh
One of the best talks,great poem at the end too. If you have love then I think you should check out Richard grove on red ice radio for something I believe will shed some light on the horrible day of September 11.
VonDeletant
Thanks for sharing a greater understanding of language. It will be a help in future to speak my languages better. I´m allowed I wish you the love and the peace of my heavenly father. Mit freundlichen Grüßen, VonDeletant
Flumi
Definitely one of the most underrated talks... give this man a clickbait title/thumbnail people should see this!
ElectricalVTU
The most important language you will EVER: It is the language of experience
FG in Training
Absolutely amazing speech!!! Thank you!! I don't know how anyone can give that a thumbs down.
Gregory King
Arguably one of the best Ted talks I have seen. Excellent talk, absolutely brilliant topic.
LanguageNerd
So powerful and inspiring! Thank you!
Manu Cassanello
One of the best TED Talks I`ve ever watched
Yusuf
According to my Farsi-speaking friend, they also have an insult which literally means, "I will spit on your dad's grave".
therhythmatic
Poet Ali is amazing with words and he's also an extremely cool person to hang with.  This was an amazing talk, keep up the good work man!
D Y
The delivery was good but the substance was kind of unmeaningful.
Subkhan Sarif
6:50 OMG I can't handle it.. XD
Nemo_CC
me and my friends created a secret language to use to talk across class ( as in hand movements ) i wonder if that's considered lol
Lili Davis
Thank you so much. Are yo familiar With Persian Poets?
WeRotary eClub
Love is the universal language, thanks for entertaining us with it!
D Bediako
Best TED talk I've heard. Period.
Kenny Arias
plot twist: the answer is actually esperanto
Noah Aubrey Linus Sorensen
Wow I have chills I never have chills Powerful
thespianreads
I was so entranced by this entire speech that I couldn't look away. Absolutely magnificent. This is going to be a speech that won't leave my mind for weeks.
artsynova
THe most important language, the language of LOVE!