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Becoming an Everyday Hero | Michelle Werning | TEDxUniversityofGroningen
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Added Sep 30, 2016
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Michelle Werning grew up in the shadow of real, lifesaving heroes. After years of believing her family's heroic gene had skipped a generation, she began a journey of discovery. She discovered that a hero is not always born a hero - anyone determined enough can learn to be a hero.

Michelle Werning is the chairwoman of the Hero Construction Company e.V, a non-profit organization in Germany. She teaches others to take a stand against injustice when no one else does and encourages everyone to make simple everyday choices that make a valuable difference in the world. As she says: “The definition of what a good person is can and should change as we grow and learn. We gain so much by making a positive difference for those around us. I’m grateful for the opportunity to inspire young people to create a kinder world.”

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