My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlantic

  • Published on Dec 13, 2013
  • Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel:
    Just before his passing on January 10, 2014, Sam Berns was a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he achieved highest honors and was a percussion section leader in the high school marching band. He also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Sam was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of 2. He is featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary Life According to Sam, which premiered on HBO on October 21, 2013, 2 days before his 17th birthday.
    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Comments • 41 593

  • Mr Controversial
    Mr Controversial 16 hours ago

    What an amazing human being I’ve learnt a lot and god bless your soul self love is important, so just live in the moment and treat the pass as a lesson and move on cause perfection is the main reason for our depression

  • Aidengamer33
    Aidengamer33 16 hours ago


  • T 9
    T 9 17 hours ago +1

    He looks like my testicles after I shave them

  • Max Fink
    Max Fink 19 hours ago +2

    Is this Howard the Alien ? Real ?

  • Retriever
    Retriever 20 hours ago

    rest in peace man

  • Tyler Baker
    Tyler Baker 21 hour ago +1


  • Neez Dutz
    Neez Dutz 21 hour ago

    Sucks that he has my last name

  • Can Ateş
    Can Ateş 22 hours ago

    Rest in peace:,(

  • Sniperboi 992
    Sniperboi 992 23 hours ago +10

    Legends say “some people still like videos upside down”

  • Chippyboi
    Chippyboi Day ago +1

    This low key made me happy
    But in a small way a little bit sad 😔

  • Geet Choudhary
    Geet Choudhary Day ago

    I cried watching this.

  • takoyaki teraria


  • Brayden Rapheal Rambi

    Why 12k dislikes?shocking

  • ツB6L—3RB
    ツB6L—3RB Day ago +1

    Is he dead??

  • Sonic Exe
    Sonic Exe Day ago +2

    He left a precious message before his demise

  • CryptGenji
    CryptGenji Day ago


  • cdm386
    cdm386 Day ago

    Rip bud.

  • Joseph Draws xd
    Joseph Draws xd Day ago

    Cabeza de testiculo

  • Sasha Polska
    Sasha Polska Day ago +1

    I really appreciate that they didn't put some rich beautiful model up there to tell us about "happiness". They took a real person, with real problems, who doesn't get everything easily to really speak the truth

  • Freya Glücksweg - Freyas Love- und Reim-Kanal

    Sehr beeindruckend ... 😊👍

  • sucas Bv
    sucas Bv Day ago

    Marcianito 100% rial no feick :'c que recuerdos

  • Estevan MUÑOZ
    Estevan MUÑOZ Day ago

    Parece un alien :v

  • Helen Surav
    Helen Surav Day ago

    şuanki hayat bir yalan üzerine kurulu, insanlar gerçekçi değil.

  • Billy Chan
    Billy Chan Day ago

    Sam, you are one of the most positive and easy-going kiddo that I've seen. Keep it up and yes no matter what obstacle we have in life, we shall keep moving.

  • E- tube
    E- tube Day ago

    this is how the future generation will look like..👽

  • sSyphoNize
    sSyphoNize Day ago

    rip buddy

  • User The
    User The Day ago

    So the raid was successful?

  • David May
    David May Day ago

    I am truly humbled by this young man. There are lessons to be learnt here.

  • Juan Mejia
    Juan Mejia Day ago

    este wey se fugo del area51

  • Electric shock therapy

    This dude is interesting
    I would get along wit this person very well and im sure there would have been alot to learn.

  • ACR_master
    ACR_master Day ago +9

    just got this in my recommended not sure how i didnt find this any earlier!

  • GJ SIX 8
    GJ SIX 8 Day ago

    I like eggs.

  • Eugen Steinberg
    Eugen Steinberg Day ago

    Что, блядь, это такое??!

  • Abuck
    Abuck Day ago +2

    Such an amazing person at already 17 years old.

  • Teoman
    Teoman Day ago

    He looks like abortion

  • Miss Aivengo
    Miss Aivengo Day ago +1

    so cuutee😍😟

  • Dolly Saraswat
    Dolly Saraswat Day ago +1

    Very inspiring

  • Unknown Adventures
    Unknown Adventures 2 days ago +1

    so sad

  • D r e a m
    D r e a m 2 days ago +1

    This guy was so adorable. I fricking hate the fact he died one month later... R.I.P bro we love you❤

  • Bruno Henrique
    Bruno Henrique 2 days ago +1

    Muito inteligente, um exemplo a ser seguido 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  • gee is a Cinnamon roll

    My philosophy is
    *I'm here for a good time, not a long one*

  • jon ata
    jon ata 2 days ago

    Brabo dms..

  • Octavio Rojas
    Octavio Rojas 2 days ago

    Jason voorhes

  • Rohit Paul
    Rohit Paul 2 days ago

    What a lad. An inspiration.

  • Fatma Shaker
    Fatma Shaker 2 days ago

    Really I dont know what to say
    But you inspire everyone who watches this video
    RIP ❤️

  • Ander Mendieta
    Ander Mendieta 2 days ago

    Big man

  • bhogendra thakur
    bhogendra thakur 2 days ago

    Who is this

  • my dog baily
    my dog baily 2 days ago

    god bless you sam

  • Be Amazed
    Be Amazed 2 days ago

    I watched this video in 2019. The words he said are a treasure and everybody should learn from him.

  • Le Chat Noir
    Le Chat Noir 2 days ago


  • Joaquín García Rosales

    Absolutly nobody
    RUclip: Do you want to see a speech of a guy that already died, so sad :(

    • Jack Smetana
      Jack Smetana 2 days ago

      Joaquín García Rosales stop using that format it’s so annoying.

  • Anjum Hosamani
    Anjum Hosamani 2 days ago


  • Xxxxthe BEST
    Xxxxthe BEST 2 days ago +1

    R.I.P Sam

    May you rest in piece don’t judge a book by its cover 😢

  • Russ B
    Russ B 2 days ago

    Life is what you make it. May it be short or extended, may it be rough or simple, may it be chaotic or established. We all live and die, and cherish the good, grow from the bad, and think of the what if's. And may someone's moments of good be taken from them, your pure soul will always be remembered. And if it drove you to impurities, forgiveness should follow.

  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    Napoleon Bonaparte 2 days ago +1

    Rest in peace and in paradise 🙏🙏🙏

  • JayISGaming BOI
    JayISGaming BOI 2 days ago

    He is a good man. I feel so bad that he died a month after his inspirational speech. **sad, very sad.

  • Max Power
    Max Power 2 days ago

    La triste historia del marcianito 100% real no fake link mediafire

  • senthil viswanath
    senthil viswanath 2 days ago


  • 哦啊啊啊
    哦啊啊啊 2 days ago

    feel so sad to see his drum footage especially know that he is gone🤧🤧

  • childofthe60s100
    childofthe60s100 2 days ago +1

    What a stunning young man! Truly inspirational.
    12K people, who voted thumbs down are not worth the air, that sustains them!