Category Archives: The Greatest Speeches

A Great Speech: Look Up

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I’ve written on this subject before regarding a fantastic poem called Touchscreen.

I came across this other spoken word video ages ago, but it came up on my newsfeed again today (how ironic!).

It’s made by Gary Turk, about how alone we can be despite having so many ‘friends’ online. I think this sums it up; how isolated generation Y is. Despite being so connected.

It’s a chilling and upsetting observation. I can certainly relate. Seeing couples out, but staring at their screens in silence. Friends more concerned about checking how many likes their selfie has gotten rather than speaking to the person next to them… Continue reading

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A Great Speech: Touchscreen

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I’ve been getting into ‘Poetry Slams’ which are basically poetry competitions but with the energy and intricacy of rap battles.

I posted one called Shrinking Women a while ago which was incredible.

Since then, I have found many others, with this one standing out called Touchscreen.

It’s about the lack of physical touch in our technology-drowned world, and our desire for our more primal and natural interaction to return.

This is incredibly well written and delivered… Continue reading

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A Great Speech: Shrinking Women

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This is a beautiful articulation of the differences between the societal expectations of men and women.

Lily Myers is a student who performed this spoken word poem in CUPSI 2013 – The College National Poetry Slam at Bernard College, New York.

It is about a woman’s relationship with food, and how it reflects self worth.The beautiful use of words. “the house feels bigger” rather than “my mother gets thinner”. The house feels bigger because her mother doesn’t think she deserves to take up much space. It is spine tingling imagery.

Fantastic! No wonder this has gone viral…
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A Great Speech – Gay Rights

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The Greatest Speech Ever Written, by Charlie Chaplin is my favourite speech. Although, it is sad how relevant that speech still is to modern society.

The second speech that has really hit home is this one by Preacher Phil Snider. His 2012 speech creates shock and gives a fresh perspective on the pro-gay rights scene.

If you don’t have time to watch to the end of this speech, here is the surprise ending… Continue reading

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My Fave Scene: Scent of a Woman

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Scent of a Woman (1992): “An amputated spirit, there’s no prosthetic for that!”
Al Pacino plays a blind Colonel who stands up to the system. I love this scene because he is shaking this deep rooted college by the shoulders, waking them up! It gives you chills! He says that schools need to teach the practicality and values that are important in real life and for your soul, not necessarily reputation or how much money one has. That won’t always help you in life… Continue reading

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A Great Speech: The Girl Who Silenced the World

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This is so inspirational. This kid deserves a high five and a gold star sticker, for sure.

It’s sad how somebody so young has so much common sense and confidence. It’s rather pathetic that nobody in power is taking action… Continue reading

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Charlie Chaplin – The Greatest Speech

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By Charlie Chaplin in 1940, I bring you the greatest speech ever given.
A speech that was ahead of its time, yet delivers important messages of peace, support and kindness from mankind, to mankind that applies today more than ever.

I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an Emperor, that’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white… Continue reading

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