By accepting our differences, and working together, we can accomplish more than we ever imagined. We must break the chains of ignorance in society, and build bridges to understand each other. Although we may read different holy books, or call God by different names, inside each and every one of us is one heart that can love. Through love and understanding, we can enhance not only our own individual growth, but also humanity.
Amraha recently graduated as valedictorian from Hilliard Darby High School. Throughout high school, she has been actively involved in empowering diversity, and helping others realize the value of our differences. She is also a part of many interfaith organizations such as SAIL (Safe Alliance of Interfaith Leaders), whose main purpose is to promote peace and unity in society. Ever since 7th grade, she has participated in numerous speech competitions, and has advanced to the regional level five times.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx