Father, author of the book 'Ugly' and political advisor Robert Hoge explores why we all need to own our own faces. Sharing his own personal story, Robert examines, life, love, beauty, imperfection and pain in this powerful TEDxTalk.
Robert Hoge has worked as a journalist, a speechwriter, a science communicator for the CSIRO and a political advisor to the former Queensland Premier and Deputy Premier. While he never went far with his professional lawn bowls career, Robert did carry the Olympic torch in 2000. He is married and lives in Brisbane with an eleven-year-old daughter who thinks his Olympic torch would make a really great cricket bat.
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
God bless you and other brave people like you who step up and share your stories to help change the world. So much ugliness and hardship you had to go through, but it lead you where you are today. You are handsome and have a beautiful heart.
Very inspirational, I'd love to hear more of his story, the way he felt throughout his life about being left at the hospital. Thanks God for his siblings who wanted him to come home and their support.
The wonderful photographic painting of him, by the artist is mindblowing. What a talent!
I have acne and I always walk out bare face but people just stare for no reason but I owned my face I don't like concealing up my flaws this is me I'm gonna show my true self my acne makes me look different and I love it
Wow as someone new to learning art I was so moved by that portrait! It was so beautiful to me, the colors, composition, angle, lighting, and most of all the love! That friend is an amazing friend that took several months to make a tribute of someone important to them and did their absolute very best to share the beauty that they see. And yes, I see that beauty too, definitely! What a story at that. Amazing talk!
Great video I love how he turned a negative situation and made it a positive one.We all can learn from this video. I think we all are hard on ourselves over such small imperfections .Shame on us! Be grateful !
Thanks, Robert for sharing your story. I have less words to say and a heart full of love and respect. Thanks for being a great inspiration and motivation for all of us to "own our face". Excellent sharing. You challenge world's standard of beauty. When I watched you speak I could only see beauty, both inside out. God bless!!
tbh idk if im attractive or not, i mean people have told me i am, ive even been scouted for a modelling school a couple of year back. but whenever i look at myself i cant help but see myself for all my flaws. then one day, something in my head snapped. i was talking to a friend about my acne and she was confused, she didn't even see my acne. i think that day changed the way i perceived myself. the truth is, people will usually not look closely at all of your little flaws, if they care enough to, they won't care about your flaws. i have a slightly wide nose, an and asymmetrical jaw, i don't really care enough about my own looks to really work on it, i simply take good care of my hygiene and make sure to look neat. now, im not totally confident in my face, but i dont hate it anymore. hope my story helped u!
beauty is not all about the symmetry on our faces, it's much more than that.
Your ideologies, perspectives, self-acceptance, etc. We have different definitions as we see beauty in others in different ways.
it's a sad part that for most beauty is the projected symmetrical body shapes that have been glorified by the majority and influential few.
You are beautiful :)
The painting is so awesome, reminds me of Adam from Deus Ex Human Revolution for some reason. The look in his eyes is so deep and tells thousands of stories. And honestly I think his face is a feature rather than a bug. It made him who he is today and I think its beautiful how different humans can be. Nature made him perfect the way he is!
I like Robert. Nothing more to say. He's absolutely amazing. It's cool when with the span of minutes, you can immediately look past someone's face like this, and see how cool of a person they are deep down. He's got a good heart, and a genius mind. True inspiration.
I sure hope he realizes that his face is pretty unimportant, it's someone's personality that means a whole lot more! I see you wedding band so clearly he is married and someone loves him in that way, probably because he is gorgeous to her because of his beautiful personality and abnormal of a face. Have you ever met a beautiful person who the more you got to know them the uglier they got because they're not nice? Alternatively, have you ever met an unattractive person who gets cuter and cuter because they are nice?
I am going to try this owning my face thing. I have pretty much always looked past my face when I look in the mirror so as not to acknowledge it. I am told by many that I am good looking but I don't quite believe them. He is amazing.
Wow! Thank you Robert - Thank you for this pure expression of courage and love, mankind at its best. And here I am depressed over scars and disabilities, physical and emotional left by wars while you courageously fought the world (or part of it) since birth. Thank you for giving me hope, thank you for helping "own" what I have left, not what I have lost. Thank you for the words of wisdom, you give me an example to follow. May Peace be with you, I needed to hear and see you today, you saved my life. Ciao, L
I read his book, it’s so inspiring. His story truly hit me. I, personally, have a large tumor on my left cheek. People call me “elephant girl” or “squirrel” (squirrels have puffed cheeks because they carry food in them). Luckily, my family saved enough money for me to get a surgery on the 16th of July. I can’t wait to look normal, and when I read Robert’s book, I related a lot to his experience. Anyways, have a great day 😀
Children (and people) stare because they want to know, not to be cruel. They see something different and want to know the why and how. Often once they understand the why or how, the instinct to stare and try and figure it out for themselves subsides.
Of course teens will tease and ridicule and you can either let them turn you into a victim, or become victorious and develop a resilience and confidence that people admire in adulthood.
Stunning, but not surprising how his confidence and straight-forward personality can cause people to find him handsome. That's the benefit of being a man; your personality is ultimately bigger than your appearance.
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