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Loving Where You're From | Emilio Joubert | TEDxGeorgetown

via TEDx Talks

"The most important moments, the most life-changing ones, are not always dramatic. After years of rejection, poverty, and struggle, I give the story of how one trip to a bodega, one high school, and one conversation gave me a second change - the chance to succeed against the odds."

Despite struggles with homelessness, abuse, and a fight for financial independence at the age of 15, Joubert (an alumni of Notre Dame Cristo Rey HS in Lawrence, MA) devotes his life to the pursuit of joy. He has crafted a lifestyle that is both fulfilling and productive, and hopes to teach us all how to ignite ourselves with positivity.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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