The Most Dangerous Thing in the World | Garrett Burbank | TEDxLander by TEDx Talks   5 months ago

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In this touching talk, Garrett Burbank discusses the devastation that his mother’s death caused in his life. From the mire came his faith-based rebirth and ultimate recovery from the excuses. Life has never been boring for Garrett Burbank, nor has it been conventional. Garrett and his two sisters were raised by their mother between Colorado and Wyoming. It is here where Garrett learned to lead, follow, respect, lash out, succeed, fail, forgive, hold grudges, fight, and get beat up. Garrett was gifted but cursed, confident but paralyzed by the thought of failure. He was charming but deceptive, honest but a liar. He had a muscular build, but was gaunt win lack of fulfillment. He had everything to prove and no one who gave a damn. Garrett knew the evils of a good excuse. It was tough, but also blessed. He wouldn’t change a second of it. Fast forward to full-blown adulthood. Married, children, mortgage, a career in engineering, volunteer work, entrepreneurship, even a cat-and a heart still rife with good excuses. Then it happened. Garrett’s mother died in his arms. . From the mire came his faith-based rebirth and ultimate recovery from the excuses. This is his story. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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