Well, that’s a complicated question. According to Brad Troeger’s brilliant TED-Ed Lesson What is love?, the question can be answered a number of ways. Love is “a verb, a noun, a universal truth, an ideal, the common thread of all religions, a cult, a neurological phenomenon.” But don’t take our word for it. We asked our wide-reaching and downright talented community of educators, animators and even the TED-Ed team to weigh in. In just a few words, our collaborators share what love means to them.
Andrew Foerster, animator of these fascinating lessons: 2 halves = 200%.
Andrew Vanden Heuvel, educator of The moon illusion: Patience.
Michael Kalopedis, animator of these gorgeous lessons: A beautiful journey.
Jordan Reeves, TED-Ed Community Manager: Beautiful, bubbly bliss.
George Zaidan, educator of numerous TED-Ed Lessons: FUTILE
Logan Smalley, TED-Ed Director: A verb.
Alex Gendler, educator of these awesome lessons: Understanding.
Flaming Medusa Studios, animators of many TED-Ed Lessons: Allocated brain space. Suffering. A word.
Gerta Xhelo, TED-Ed Production Manager: Transcending! Exhilarating! Authentic! Tomato!
Qa’ed Mai, animator of many TED-Ed Lessons: Laughter.
Tim Hansen, educator of Music and creativity in Ancient Greece: Trust.
Joy Lin, educator of the Superhero Science series: Helplessness.
Emma Bryce, educator of Should we eat bugs?: Sharing the toothpaste. Like writer’s block. Everybody’s story. Illogical. Surprising. Distracting. Electric (literally, as in neurons, etc.). Cardiac kung-fu. Comfortable, like tea.
What is love — to you? Share with us in the comments!