Opposing Political Viewpoints: Building Bridges by Breaking Bread | Tim Hartley | TEDxPasadena Scarica

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  • 1 nov 2018

  • After the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Tim Hartley became disheartened with the contentious temperament he saw growing in America. But he realized that it was futile to express his political opinions on social media. With the polarizing climate, friends were unfriending friends, and he was essentially operating in a vacuum. In response, he made a heartfelt Facebook post, but instead of venting his frustrations (again), he tried something new. What resulted was a social experiment with an outcome that will completely surprise you. After all, “it might be easy to love someone because of your similarities, but try loving them because of your differences.” To Tim Hartley, community is everything. When he’s not working as a residential real estate agent in the Pasadena/Los Angeles area or raising his two sons with husband, Jason of 19 years, he is actively engaged in helping many others throughout the community. Tim’s enthusiasm and commitment are an inspiration to everyone he meets. He serves on the board of Monte Cedro, a senior living community in Altadena; coaches for Pasadena’s Special Olympics swim and soccer teams; and serves on the steering committee of All Saints Foster Care Project. In his free time, Tim works as a hospice volunteer. 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


  • Jason Lyon
    Jason Lyon 1 anno fa (modificato)

    I may be biased but this is awesome. Thanks for showing us a way out of the divisiveness.

  • Phyllis Boyajian
    Phyllis Boyajian 1 anno fa

    Wow! That was great to watch, Love the attitude that shows here. Keep up the good work.

  • Jessica
    Jessica 1 anno fa

    Thanks for teaching us a new way to be - so needed right now!

  • Mary Donnelly-Crocker

    wow wow wow---inspired!

  • Mary Donnelly-Crocker

    wow wow wow inspired!

  • Allison
    Allison 1 anno fa

    fantastic talk!

  • araci ferreira
    araci ferreira 1 anno fa

    Excellent! That's how real tolerance looks like.

  • Meda Peters
    Meda Peters 1 anno fa

    I rarely see a political post that I would like to support, but this is one of the few! Love your project and so happy you are spreading this message!

  • Peter Riden
    Peter Riden 1 anno fa

    When the ultimate goal between individuals surpasses the current politics, we can merge with the global vision we envision but when you have individuals who are either seeing a visible mess or wallow in the visible mess it will be a hard task to join along when both are opposite in their views and goals.

  • 1nvisible1
    1nvisible1 1 anno fa

    Boycott the Toxic Realtors! Mike O'Neill is crooked and deserves to be put in jail!