Hackschooling makes me happy | Logan LaPlante | TEDxUniversityofNevada

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When 13 year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal.

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Author ashesforyou ( ago)
I am proud of this kid- I may not know him but the way he was brought up is amazing. The ways that he has learned throughout the years actually makes me feel jealous. I am a 17 year old girl, who just found out this way of living. I wish I had found it sooner but, I am glad I found it.

Author Trang Dau ( ago)
This talk reminds me of Captain Fantastic!

Author The Last Of Us / Fan ( ago)
When I first saw this dude I thought he was a chick..
Cuz he had a high pitch voice and longs hair. Shut up you feminist, typically girls have higher voice and longer hair than men so save it and take it to some on who cares...
Anyone else think this kid was a girl? Don't be afended by the way, he cool

Author First Avenger ( ago)
I'm I the only one that thought this dude was a girl?

Author I B H O P I R L who cares ( ago)
school is the fucking useless tutorial you try to get out at the begining of a video game ! 20 years to get out of it, feelsbadman :p

Author I B H O P I R L who cares ( ago)
Cute talk !

Author Kimchi Koalaa ( ago)
I just want to be Terrence Tao, it makes me happy... but I'm already 16 and haven't got any got medals for math Olympiad

Author Random Realistic Tone ( ago)
His cheeks are so pink!

Author Yabz ( ago)
One of the eight things is religious, like yeah believing in something which gives kids cancer is going to make u happy and believing in something which there is no proof for is going to make u happy and healthy? The injustice and lies of religion shouldn't be given to kids. Like Ricky gervais said " I think if we never taught religion till everyone was 21 then the world would be different". Religion won't make u happy kid

Author Bader Hassan ( ago)
why there is a question about his gender. 80% of the world population are females I think because the prim cut that makes his gender questionball. good job soldier lol

Author Facuu Robles ( ago)
Zoy putoooooooooo

Author TheXpertGuy ( ago)
Is it a boy or girl please tell..

Author Link isback ( ago)
That was the best speech from a kid I have ever heard

Author simon khuu ( ago)
didn't expect much... He's great!!!

Author Faze Away ( ago)
what the crap is this crap

Author AKzebraMiner ( ago)
The description says she's a boy, the comments are saying he's a boy except the replies... IS SHE A BOY OR GIRL

Author Makiyah Wiggins ( ago)
oml he's like 4yrs aloser than me now😂😂😂

Author Harty Party ( ago)
He's going to wind up as s snowboard instructor at 'sqaw valley' . Living with 6 roommates , smoking Bongs 24/7, wondering why nobody in the real world thinks he's 'so smart' like his enabling parents do!!!good luck jeff spicoli!!!!

Author Bayu Saputra ( ago)
Everybody wanna be happy, the question is how?

Author Aeon's Blue Aether of the Sixth Realm ( ago)
This kid has more public speaking skills then I do and I'm 28 years old. FML. Very mature and confident for his age, I am impressed.

Author Genesis Rhapsodos ( ago)
School has given me so many problems.
I have social anxiety
I have trust issues
I literally get yelled at by teachers for having social anxiety. I have had sooooooo many fake friends.
I have been bullied by both students and by a teacher.
I have become the most stressed out, socially nervous wreck. So thanks school, now I can't make any friends, order at a restaurant, eat in front of other people, or try anything new.

Author Darkness Unleashed ( ago)
Wait a second I thought he was a GIRL!!

Author Kayla Bradley ( ago)
Wait da hell hes a boy I thought he was a girl!

Author wallinp ( ago)
I wanna put some girl's clothes on him

Author Josbra ( ago)
I mean this was the best speech on Ted ever. I feel so inspired.


Author محمد المصطفى ( ago)
I like this girl

Author Les Oldenhave ( ago)
This is practically how parents should prepare their child for adulthood.

Author Macintoshgetti But without Ravioli ( ago)
This kid is so weird. Quite intelligent but weird.

Author Beauty best ( ago)
Who's watching in 2017

Author Thatboybrady 13 ( ago)
I'm only in 7th grade but I love learning computers. We have a class in schools called computer apications they only teach you how to type at least in 7th I'm not sure about other grades. But so far they should teach you more and the computer such as what makes it work how to put different things on USBs inc. comment if you agree or disagree

Author Ivan Dub Brickfilms ( ago)
I have an exam tomorrow and I haven't learned anything. What am I doing here?

Author TMinus Neutron ( ago)
His knowledge of neuroscience was really impressive.

Author Sophie Diogo ( ago)
i'm 13 years old and i'am in a traditional school but i don't like it. this sooo right !!

Author MrSoSo HD ( ago)
He's hot...

Author Giau Hanh ( ago)
honestly if i had a choice, i rather go to school tbh

Author Poxy Productions ( ago)
this is boy!?

Author MEGSTER メグスター ( ago)
What a cool kid!! :D This was awesome!!

Author Emilia Scott ( ago)
I can't wait to move to LA oh my fucking god I am so exited to homeschool my children oh my god oh my god oh my god

Author Diana Ungureanu ( ago)
I agree that kids should learn more useful for life skills than they do in schools. But who decides what is useful and what not? Is ski useful? Does it make you independent?
In an ideal world none of us should separate working from working out and from entertainment and we should make the least amount of pollution. Ski is a useless part of the consumerist world we live in today. Rich people destroy some forests to make slopes, use expensive electricity to go up the mountain and than they go down to get their adrenaline dose. They also need expensive and always updated equipment which puts another pressure onto the environment.
We should probably all be learning how to work the land the traditional way. And also our clothes out of natural fabrics. This would make us really invulnerable in case of a disaster. We probable won't have as much adrenaline but do we really need any? We certainly would have a body as fit as if we did skiing. We could also ski from time to time but only by going uphill by foot and using natural hand-made equipment.

Author Cool Cube ( ago)
These are the kind of TED talks that constantly made me wanna drop out of school

Author Ishamel Skosana ( ago)
is she single? where the tits

Author edward mills ( ago)
Pretty amazing no matter how you want to see it.

Author blissfulpetrichor ( ago)
Really disgusted by the sheep in the comments who aren't actually watching the video, they're just "looking" at it and have to point out the( obvious )boy looks like a girl. He's definitely a boy, there's not even a second where I thought he was a she. he's 13 so he's not going to sound like a man, he's going to sound like a kid. what else makes him look like a girl? his pink hat? he hasn't been brainwashed like yourselves into thinking pink is for girls and blue is for boys. colors are just colors and people are just people. they aren't objects and they certainly don't need to wear certain things because the media tells them to. get a grip, open your eyes

Author Kaiserness ( ago)
This kid has really inspired me. I remember coming home crying every day at 7 years old because my teacher would bully me every day. I dropped out of school, joined a local Co - Op, which led me to riding horses. This is where I met my future best friend, and one of my other friends inspired me to warp my personality to the hilarious and comedic personality I have today.I went into homeschooling, and I am currently learning Geometry and College Physics at 12.

Author Zeng Fong ( ago)
It might well be one of those win the war but lose the battle thing , the system is old for a or many reasons than meets the eyes and common minds

Author KidzRGamerz ( ago)
Good! You be a hacker, I be an author!

Author Mari Cordova ( ago)
this kid is my inspiration, I'm only 17 😢😭

Author The Ruby Knight ( ago)

Author jjg1234ish ( ago)
This is a wonderful amazing thing dude

Author Calvin Vicente ( ago)
This video will bew helpful to people who want to understand how some people think of school in there own way

Author Hitler ( ago)
I am know even more worried about my future Than I was. Goddammit I think enough about how even if I get a good job and a good life, The world is probably gonna be fucked up by some world ending or close to world ending disaster at some point. Now your telling Me I can't even get a good job if I stay in fucking school!

Author Ping Pong ( ago)
What a gorgeous kid!

Author Ping Pong ( ago)
I took my 13 yo out of high school due to bullying and apathetic teachers. She got more from being homeschooled in a week than she did from the previous year.

Author Ahmad Ullah ( ago)
thanks dear

Author the Colossal Titan ( ago)
I go to public school, and not a very good one at that, but about 8 months ago I found a future career that I really enjoyed, and decided to teach it to myself (they didn't do the specific career I had in mind in school). Now I feel more knowledgeable in that subject than I do in any subject in school, even though my grades aren't particularly bad :D

Also that's either a girl or I'm gay

Author Ammar Sultan ( ago)
The more authentic you are, and the more brilliant I think you are, there will be always people bullying and gender guessing or whatever they are doing. It is just the expression of their tiny brains. Keep it up, you have something that the others don't.

Author Monty ( ago)

Author Professor Stexy ( ago)
This girl is really smart.

Author ABabyC ( ago)
This is really powerful!!

Author midnightsnowangelmnf ( ago)
I loved being homeschooled, from K-2nd I was in two Private Christian schools the one I was in for 1st-2nd grade I was being bullied everyday, and this was in Private Christian. It got so bad I would play suck just get to get out of going finally when I was going into 3rd grade my parents put me into private Christian homeschooling. It was amazing.

Author shikamaru nara ( ago)
beyond awesome

Author jiN khan ( ago)
is she a boy or is he a girl?

Author Alain Chouinard ( ago)
after 30 second i realise his smarter than i will ever be

Author Babygirl ( ago)
Am I the only one who knew he was a boy even from just the thumbnail lol

Author Compartilhando Ideias & Conhecimentos ( ago)
Very good, if you can meet my channel

Author Fo Mo ( ago)
i thought he was girl😂😂

Author MaKlim ( ago)
this kid won't need to apply to Harvard
Harvard will apply to him

Author League of Legends Feeds ( ago)
wait thats a guy?????????? rip

Author rozzi rozzi ( ago)
imma girl and i like you now:)
i love your talk!

Author Sabrina Atanasiu ( ago)
This TedTalk changed my life 3 years ago.

Author Free Mann ( ago)
Was I the only person who thought he was a guy the first time I saw this video?

Author Eric Schmoll ( ago)
Great presentation! Way to go Logan, keep up the school hacking, and stay happy. You have excellent stories and experiences to share, thanks for sharing with all of us.

Author Redneck Country Boy ( ago)
I hate playing the game guess the gender especially when im right talking to them er something

Author Theodora ( ago)
I just saw "captain fantastic" and it's interesting looking at his ideas from such a prespective... But I don't know how to go about changing my life and I don't know if I even should do that just yet. I need to think more about that.

Author M.A.K FAIZ KHAN ( ago)
i am confused , what is he shemale

Author Izzyzizzy9 ( ago)
The pink hat, long skater hair, and blushy cheeks are confusing people, Logan, is a boy, just take a better look and listen to what he is talking about, he even mentions he is a boy a few minutes into the video. Can people stop commenting about his gender now and actually realize what he is talking about?

Author SlyNine ( ago)
After puberty we start losing neurons. Which is why it's important to have as many educational experiences prior to puberty so you can make the most of that explosion. With the brain, if you don't use it you lose it.

Author Juancarlos Jimenez ( ago)
this kid has better presentation skills than me and i already graduated from college, now i see that homeschooling can sometimes be beneficial for kids to develop creativity

Author Christopher Derrell ( ago)
This was excellent. If everyone skied the mountain, they'd probably follow the same line, the safest route.

Those are words of wisdom there, and that's exactly how school operates now. And if you slip on the way down and can't complete the trail, you fail. And if you cut left or right, you fail. How can school encourage creativity, allowing persons to travel the mountain however they want? That should be one of the questions.

Author Grand Maistre des Poulpes ( ago)
This is what we can designate as a wealthy guy problem, being happy, learning only the minimum useful things and before the all, being educated by his own parents a get a correct education is impossible for major part of children. Good if he has been able to do it, but he is a very particular case.

Author AKHIL ( ago)
Nature is really important to me its calm, quiet, and i get to just logout of reality. i spend one day a week outside all day.

Author Halszkat ( ago)
Thats a kid with access to a lot of fab programs/people/places, which is amazing. However so many children in this world don't have access to supportive, safe and inspiring learning hubs, clubs, centres or even older positive role models. I suppose what I got out of this talk is more about, the fact that all of us all over the world as communities should focus on providing these opportunities for kids to be able to access wisdom and knowledge through their local communities?

Author Rose Ellen ( ago)
This kid is such a talented public speaker. So intelligent!

Author Yenny LeCrab ( ago)
I looked at this to find inspiration for my ted talk- trying to refrain from copying down every single word he said :P

Author Jan ( ago)
This kid is going places.

Author Brendan Mesters ( ago)
i think this is a realy good talk, and there sertainly lies some truth in what he sais, tough there are to much flaws with this form of education i think, for some things that school just won't give you what you need, making things with giant balls and experiencing newton his laws is fun, but being able to do science is something different, you have to understand it, and be able to work with it, and even tough that might not be fun, sometimes that is just whats nessesairy

Author aZa ( ago)
this kid understands me.

Author folou ( ago)
That's a boy?

Author Anonymous One ( ago)
Wait it's a boy?!

Author desolationrow ( ago)
Going to school, getting married etc aren't meant to be "happy" things. They're designed to keep you as part of the herd, ignorant and a boring waste of space that believes procreation is an achievement when it is anything but. The home schooling fad merely creates androgynous little upstarts like this kid who, like their parents think they're special when they're anything but. no wonder this kid is home schooled. If it went to a real school it would get the shit beaten out of it for being so uppity.

Author WafflesArePancakesWithAbs ( ago)
Thought this kid was a girl before he said like most teenage boys

Author THE SAINT iv ( ago)
this guys is a....guy

Author Alang Wangsa ( ago)
I wish I am born in this generation :-(

Author pseudogenesis ( ago)
Unfortunately this talk ends up sounding more like "being rich makes me happy". No offense meant, but give me a break, what kind of kid wouldn't love to live a life like this? I'm sure it's very enriching, fulfilling, and extremely expensive.

Author Mat Khan ( ago)
I am allways different

Author Nathaniel Carr ( ago)
Opponent immigration bat claim imagine encourage stupid.

Author Rebecca Arnold ( ago)
That was awesome. Major win for the homeschool camp! I only homeschooled freshmen to senior year. Yet because of that short experience (and more importantly the way schools are today) my brother and his wife will be homeschooling their kids for the majority of K through 12. And I couldn't be happier about that.

Author Terra Graves ( ago)
"Making a living vs. making a life" Excellent!

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