Independence: The Double-Edged Sword | Eugene Jeoung | TEDxYouth@HamberSchool

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Why are we so obsessed with independence? Are there actually any benefits in becoming “independent” at an early age? These are the issues that are to be tackled in this talk. Using personal narratives and some theories, Eugene attempts to explain society’s infatuation with the concept of personal liberties and freedoms. Going through the pros and cons of it, Eugene hopes that audience members are able to take something valuable away from his talk.
Eugene Jeoung is a grade 10 currently attending Eric Hamber Secondary School. He is an avid dog lover, and his life goal is to own twenty dogs. When not petting every dog in sight, he can often be seen in the halls stressing over the homework he didn’t do the night before. He enjoys public speaking very much, and he attends many debates and conferences outside of to improve his speaking skills. Eugene is honoured to be speaking in his school’s TEDx event, and he hopes this will be a valuable experience for him! This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at