My name is Sanem and I was born in January 26th, 2004 (I am, after all, an Aquarius:)) My friends could describe me as wild, extroverted, cheerful, and spontaneous. I always approach problems with a strong mentality and say, "It is what it is." Giving a TEDX speech has always been a dream of mine, so I'm thrilled to be able to cross it off my bucket list. I am an 18-year-old who claims to have discovered the purpose of life when I just became legal. I guess you are going to have to listen to my speech to find out if I am right?

Meaning Of Life Through A River

Even though everyone has different opinions about the world, there is a question in the world that brings us together. What are we doing on a floating rock in the middle of nowhere, what is the meaning of life? Who actually are we? From the second we start to have a sense of self we decide on a goal and try to accomplish it, like being successful, buying a house, taking our parents on vacation, or becoming great parents. Many set a goal and believe that this is the meaning of life. I believe that life is like a journey through a river, every second the river moves, the water you are standing in moves downstream constantly. Many of us are just focused on making it towards our goal but life is what happens when we are trying to achieve our goals. Because a river never runs through the same spot twice, we only have one-time opportunities which disappear when you don’t take the shot. Such as the temporary friends we meet at a night out, the little trips we take, and everything that happens while we are busy trying to make plans toward our goals.

Sanem Kaytancı: Meaning Of Life Through A River

TEDxYouth@EyüboğluHS 2022