What You Think Before You Die - "3 Things I learned While my Plane Crashed" Ted Tuesdays


Ric Elias was on that plane that landed in the Hudson River in New York. You know the one from the Tom Hanks movie?

Well, as you can imagine, when you are crashing to your death you’re going to have some pretty memorable thoughts. And that’s exactly what Ric shares in his Ted Talk, “3 things I learned while my plane crashed”

Learn what’s important in life, and what’s not, according to Ric Elias in his Ted Talk. Also, learn some new English words and phrases!

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The Main Points

A lot can be learned from near-death experiences

We often can see what truly matters and what doesn’t when we face death

Family is important, but you knew that already. 😉




clack – a sound, sounds link “clack”

to brace – get ready for an impact, emotional moment; a support used on a limb or on your teeth

to reach out to – to connect with someone, often offering help

to mend – to fix or make better; repair

to regret/ have regret – feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that has happened or been done, especially a loss or missed opportunity)

to bawl – to cry heavily and loudly

ego – a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.




Watch the Ted Talk

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