Why you should talk to strangers | Aliya Dossa | TEDxTerryTalks – W/Evaluation Form

Why you should talk to strangers | Aliya Dossa | TEDxTerryTalks

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Aliya Dossa has a story to share. Actually, she shared exactly 101 stories through her project called “101 Days, 101 Strangers, 101 Stories,” where she documented the stories of 101 individuals in as many days. In this TEDx talk, Aliya shares some of the stories she discovered and talks about how the conversations she had with these strangers allowed her to learn more about the dynamics of trust and human interaction. More importantly, she explains how the environment around us, our economic system and institutions that foster competition over collaboration, can leave us feeling isolated and removed from society.

Aliya is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Economics at UBC.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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