TEDxNASA - Jamia Simone Nash - 11/20/09

Uploaded by TEDxTalks on 15.12.2009

I'm so proud to be here today
representing children from all over the world.
And Mr. Albom just spoke about the power of hope
and faith and he's very right.
Kids hope every day.
We hope for good grades.
We hope for good stuff like
lots and lots of presents
coming our way next month,
which is Christmas, you know.
And, Mr. Hong, I want a robot for Christmas.
Mr. Hong: You got it.
But it's more than gifts.
What I've learned today is that
hope is the force that motivates
a lot of speakers that become leaders,
and it's more electrifying than electricity,
and it'll light up more homes than nuclear energy.
And hope also leads speakers to share
their optimism and vision for a better world.
And speaking for kids,
we need to hear that kind of optimism.
And we also need you adults to be our leaders.
And I say this out of total respect.
You need to lead us, kids, into a better world.
And, by your example,
create leaders out of us kids.
And my dad always tells me and my little sister
that we can be and do anything.
And that H-word is the most important thing that he shares with us.
So, in a sense, this TEDxNASA program is what it's all about.
TEDxNASA program is about hope.
So that's why I'm so proud to be part of this event.
And I still believe we live in a wonderful world.
(Music) ♫ I see trees of green, red roses too ♫
♫ I see them bloom for me and for you. ♫
♫ And I think to myself what a wonderful world. ♫
♫ I see skies of blue, clouds of white, ♫
♫ The bright blessed days, the dark sacred nights, ♫
♫ And I think to myself, what a wonderful world. ♫
♫ The colors of a rainbow so pretty in the sky ♫
♫ Are also on the faces of people walking by. ♫
♫ I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do. ♫
♫ They're really saying I love you. ♫
♫ I hear babies cry, I watch them grow. ♫
♫ They'll learn much more than I'll never know. ♫
♫ And I think to myself, what a wonderful world. ♫
♫ Oh -- ooh -- ♫
♫ And I think to myself, what a wonderful world. ♫
♫ Oh, yeah. ♫
Thank you.
Thank you so much.