Pico Iyer: The beauty of what we'll never know


Ted Talk Description: Almost 30 years ago, Pico Iyer took a trip to Japan, fell in love with the country and moved there. A keen observer of the human spirit, Iyer professes that he now feels he knows far less about Japan — or, indeed, about anything — than he thought he knew three decades ago. In this lyrical meditation on wisdom, Iyer expands on this curious insight about knowledge gained with age: that the more we know, the more we see how little we know.
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  • Jean Scully

    34 years ago, I made a 2 and a half week trip to Japan, and on the veranda of Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto, as the sun set over Kyoto, I knew, as clearly as I knew my heart was beating, that I would return to Japan to live. 18 months later I was back, and lived there for 4 1/2 years. Beautiful talk about travel and the leap of faith.

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