Bopha Soth: Reflections on TEDxPhnom Penh

Posted on: February 21, 2011 Posted by: Manin Oem Comments: 0

Bopha Soth: Reflections on TEDxPhnom Penh


Through our life, the easiest way to get information is to ask a question and listen to the answer. But more important than this is to share. How can we live without sharing? How can we learn from each other without sharing?

TEDxPhnomPenh is a model for how Cambodians and the rest of the world can learn from each other. There were many interesting and amazing topics to share. Among them, the one which touched my mind was a talk by Mike Rios. He said “try to make meaning, not money.” This idea is very powerful. Life is sometimes very crazy. We don’t clearly know what we live for. People try to make money, supposing that if they have money, they will have everything. But they don’t know what exactly they really need. It’s not a meaningful or happy life.

Through the TEDxPhnomPenh event, I have learned a lot. It’s the first time that I have joined this kind of event. There were many people who inspired me through their experiences and their innovations. More sharing means more advances, more changing. Sharing leads to progress. Sharing is a step to self-improvement. Just remember that sharing begins with us. I can’t wait to exchange and share my opinions in the future!