How To Transform From Self-Neglect To Self-Respect | La'Ve Jackson | TEDxPleasantGrove

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Have you ever wondered what happens when a person chooses to take a wrong turn on purpose? La’Ve Jackson knows how self-destructive choices can create a downward spiral of negativity by erasing a lifetime of positive choices. He also knows the power of a single random act of kindness to shift a person from self-neglect to self-respect. He shares lessons learned on his journey away from a warm family environment to isolation and the desolation of homelessness and back again. La’Ve is now a positive and powerful force for change for everyone he meets. La'Ve's talk takes you on a remarkable journey from self-neglect to self-respect. La’Ve Jackson knows how self-destructive choices can create a downward spiral of negativity by erasing a lifetime of positive choices. He also knows the power of a single random act of kindness to shift a person from self-neglect to self-respect. He shares lessons learned on his journey away from a warm family environment to isolation and the desolation of homelessness and back again. La’Ve is now a positive and powerful force for change for everyone he meets. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

shazz matazz Gaming
shazz matazz Gaming Yıl önce
This was me 😭😭😭 10 years homeless, no drugs but severe depression! Now I’m in uni and loving myself
Maxumph Ampora
Maxumph Ampora Yıl önce
shazz matazz Gaming
shazz matazz Gaming Yıl önce
@Maxumph Ampora thank you
PCFreak Yıl önce
Wow that's a great transformation! Hope you are doing well now and feel strong and love yourself ☺️
Dieff Vital
Dieff Vital 11 aylar önce
Proud of you! Keep on being great.
J J 8 aylar önce
@shazz matazz Gaming once you see yourself so low, those achievements must feel so amazing
Sm Mn
Sm Mn 2 yıl önce
I am 27 dealing with depression anxiety and self neglect! I needed this just to care about myself and go to the dentist and to check my weird acne in my body
g g
g g 2 yıl önce
Hi! Hope you' re doing better!🤞
MiaLove Yıl önce
I’m 27 and I relate to you so much! I’m going through the same thing.. I just got my alignment done yesterday and my skin just cleared up, don’t give up!
Heather Fisher
Heather Fisher Yıl önce
Positive encouragement for you,at least you are on it . I know people in their sixties who still have not faced their own lack of self care, and always evading learning to self- care.
David Yıl önce
Go strong my friend I hope you got out of the rut.
ShoGo Racing
ShoGo Racing 10 aylar önce
Consider taking Turmeric (Curcumin w/black pepper) to help alleviate the depression. Won’t say it’s a cure, but thankfully it worked for me. As for the acne, consider using castile soap such as Dr. Woods brand. My acne was bad, and nothing worked until I went that route. I wish you all the best!
socialmediawithrita 2 yıl önce
I love this speaker! Excellent story 👏👍 hope he writes a book. This was so inspiring and he is full of heart ❤️. We need personal development leaders like this, who are real with powerful hearts.
Rita Padilla
Rita Padilla 2 yıl önce
"I saw my friend is sacred exactly how he is" So inspiring! Thank you!
Jenny Abades
Jenny Abades 3 yıl önce
Hi friend!!!! I am so proud of who you are and how far you have come! This talk will make a difference for someone who thinks that there is no way! Your life makes a difference! Thank you for sharing your story! I absolutely adore your beautiful heart!
Safiro Yıl önce
I really needed to hear this. Thank you.
PrettyToya World
PrettyToya World 3 yıl önce
La’ve-I’M SO PROUD OF YOU! Beautiful testimony!
Polly mat
Polly mat 3 yıl önce
Agreed. Inspo
Polly mat
Polly mat 3 yıl önce
Ash 3 yıl önce
Love this, Mr. Jackson that was an awesome ted talk. A true inspiring story !!!! 💗
SymX21 2 yıl önce
Sending you blessings and strength to keep going! So much to take away from this talk.
marwan qannam
marwan qannam Yıl önce
The appreciation is your key to the top level of wisdom and knowledge . If you are appreciate yourself the society will respect you and support you . Don't wait others to help you The social intelligence is based on your desire to change your personal perspective of the life . Many people have paid the higher price and sacrifices to reach to the wisdom .they had many of sad memories but they still struggling against the situation . Don't give up someday your brain will be your pride.
ScarletRose Echo's🌹
ScarletRose Echo's🌹 2 yıl önce
Thank you Mr. Jackson for your boldness & transparency.. Thank you thank you thank you for being a vessel used by the almighty God!! 🙏💖
Dr Od
Dr Od 2 yıl önce
Thank you, Mr Jackson. What a beautiful perspective of kindness! I hope that you write a book about it.
khany556 Yıl önce
Im living it rn but I'm in and out of realisation and then relapsing. Paying it forward is important. It not only to take the focus off yourself but makes you notice how desperately others are actually trying to help you. We all have demons and good deeds are hard to do. When someone has asked about you, don't think negative thoughts. Take what help they are trying to offer and pay it forward. Talk about what you heard. Use the skill you learnt from them. Breakthroughs will happen often but the frame of mind at the time of the awakening is paramount. I hope and pray you find a way out of the darkness. You are infinitely bigger than what you imagine.
MartyL 2 aylar önce
Love yourself with all your heart, your mind, and your soul.
Slick TrillaRReal
Slick TrillaRReal Yıl önce
The worse thing to happen to Me when I was out there was for a person not to speak to me, not to acknowledge Me. Even after I looked them in the eye and I tried to be as polite as I can and they just walked right past Me. That one Hit Me, cause LORD knows I've done that far too many times to homeless people 😪 😔. I need to work on that one man, cause there's no telling who they once were and how they ended up in the streets.
Pamela 4 aylar önce
Beautiful story. Worth a standing ovation.
Dr.Diana Alexander
Dr.Diana Alexander 3 yıl önce
Thank you Mr.La've Jackson for speaking. I heard this today morning & each word u spoke was from your heart and awakenning to my heart. May God continue to Bless you to be your humble strong self and a ray of hope for everyone else.
Carter Halbrooks
Carter Halbrooks Gün önce
I lived as a homeless addict for a decade and when I was spanging on the sidewalk, the most demeaning, annihilating, animalistic experience is exactly as he says: to be unacknowledged. Money was great, but the most vital necessity for all human beings is to be at the very least, acknowledged as a fellow human being.
Briana Price
Briana Price 2 yıl önce
Thanks for sharing your story. It brought me to tears! Very inspiring.
Ellen Causey
Ellen Causey 10 aylar önce
God bless this man! Thanks for sharing your experience! 🙌🌟
Jonn Howell
Jonn Howell Yıl önce
Amen. I am called to reach out to others who give appearance of need of love.
LaKetra Cox
LaKetra Cox 18 gün önce
Absolutely powerful testimony. Thanks for sharing..
Lucca Loguancio
Lucca Loguancio 3 aylar önce
Nah I’m 18 dealing with all of this bs. Planning my whole life already etc… dealing with all this anxiety bs. I need advices from adults about self respect. Personally I workout and do the best out of each day but I constantly push to do more. I NEED to know how you guys learned to have self confidence along with self respect, not an illusion, just no doubt in yourself ever. How do you reach that point ? What steps did you take in order to get there ?
MartyL 2 aylar önce
Learn as much as you can about self esteem, self love, self worth, self image being on TRshow, library, online, internet. Work on it everyday for the rest of your life. Work from inside out meaning your inner core being spirit, mind, heart before you work on the outside or outside in which is what most of society does outside in and they remain unhappy because they focus on the outside like if only I had this much money, power, fame, looks, body, posessions, car, house, plane, yacht, etc, I will be happy. I will tell you this will still lead to unhappiness, self doubt, fear, self hate, or numbness which is what most ppl feel, desensitized because that how they are coping with pain and difficulty, they shut down feelings. if you cannot practice self love, self worth, self honor, self respect, none of that matters.
Kristen Geez
Kristen Geez 3 yıl önce
This was so moving!! I could feel the passion in your voice
ashleyhasnomorals 2 yıl önce
this is such a great story. I am grateful I came across it :)
1432amer 2 yıl önce
This is so beautiful, thank you for sharing your story.
MsLadiT Yıl önce
Thank you for your transparency. Your testimony is inspiring. I love that despite your setbacks you keep pushing forward. May God continue to pour his blessings over your life.
Gemma Otieno
Gemma Otieno 2 yıl önce
God bless you and keep you safe. Beautiful talk ❤
La'Ve Jackson
La'Ve Jackson 2 yıl önce
Thank you
Claudine Rose
Claudine Rose Yıl önce
Wow! He's amazing! Am so touched by this story.
Iman Abdalla
Iman Abdalla 2 yıl önce
I was truly touched by this.😢❤️❤️
Apparatus 101
Apparatus 101 Yıl önce
Kindness goes along way.
Terry Jakobs
Terry Jakobs 2 yıl önce
Absolutely fantastic!!
La'Ve Jackson
La'Ve Jackson 2 yıl önce
Thank you
Luna Tha God
Luna Tha God Yıl önce
i wish him the best of life
Tara Wasinger
Tara Wasinger Yıl önce
Asha Zahid
Asha Zahid 2 yıl önce
powerful words.
Amakye Mary-Louisa
Amakye Mary-Louisa 4 aylar önce
Very insightful bless you
Aare Luhaäär
Aare Luhaäär Yıl önce
Man, great video, I appreciate this.
Ashton McCary
Ashton McCary 8 aylar önce
Thank you so much for sharing!
Toni Clark
Toni Clark 3 yıl önce
La'Ve I am so proud of you and I know John R. is too. Keep giving back Love you
R C Yıl önce
God bless you! The greatest of these is love!
AvertingApathy 4 aylar önce
No drinking here but depression and self-destructive choices do pile up fast.
Luis Heredia
Luis Heredia 4 aylar önce
You were beautifully created by God for a purpose. You have value. This world needs you ❤️
MartyL 2 aylar önce
Practice self love, self worth, self honor and self respect everyday. Practice law of attraction with your thoughts and feelings. Focus on positive in present, past, future.
Dalia 2 yıl önce
beautiful inspiring amazing human
Polly mat
Polly mat 3 yıl önce
Woooow "people wanting something from me " into "people wanting something for me "
Jeni Yıl önce
That’s was beautiful
The blessed hour of redemption.
Brian Strow
Brian Strow 3 yıl önce
I really liked your talk Mr Jackson
Ace Ventura
Ace Ventura 3 yıl önce
As someone who has battled addiction for 10+ years and now has 5 years sober, I think it's a horrible idea to have someone up there speaking who has just been discharged from rehab and probably only has a couple of months sober. There's a reason AA speaker meetings require someone to be at least a year or 2 sober to speak at those meetings. I don't wish it on anyone, but it's more likely a person only 3 weeks out of rehab will relapse rather than make it to a year of sobriety. I wish him the best but think it's a little ridiculous that he's up there talking as if he's been sober for years.
MJ 2 yıl önce
Completely agree!
Lem brim
Lem brim Yıl önce
I think anybody should be able to tell their story of success regardless how long it has to taken them to recognize the value they have. Acts of kindness, and Acknowledging people no matter who they are can change a life.
Nahze Williams
Nahze Williams 9 aylar önce
well whats stopping you from getting up there then? if his story inspires,motivates and helps another human in a positive manner then surely thats good for the world
Dr. Seku Gathers
Dr. Seku Gathers 11 aylar önce
malu 2 aylar önce
Lucía Dick
Lucía Dick 2 yıl önce
"random act of kindness" so sad that something everybody should have depends in the randomness of the people
MJ 2 yıl önce
But it doesn't really. It depends on our own choices. His choices got him there. Even when that random act of kindness came along, he still had to make the right choices. We are all responsible for ourselves.
Eko One
Eko One 10 aylar önce
Tony Robbins has pimped the whole world. That smile is different
Dhara Vasishth
Dhara Vasishth 2 yıl önce
The Adventures of Sade
The Adventures of Sade 2 yıl önce
Thank you
Leica Love
Leica Love Yıl önce
wonderul poem
Spiritually Nak3d
Spiritually Nak3d Yıl önce
keyan mclauchlan
keyan mclauchlan 2 yıl önce
This guy looks like he’s related to Lamar Jackson
Someone Someone
Someone Someone 2 yıl önce
I have no self-respect.
Qnexus 2 yıl önce
Maybe because u'r still ''someone'' ''someone''. Become someone worthy of respect.
Someone Someone
Someone Someone 2 yıl önce
@Qnexus How? I dont think thats possible for me.
Qnexus 2 yıl önce
@Someone Someone yeah, most of the time one finds himself in such a position where he can't even influence his external world let alone change it, in reasonable time, but come on, the least one can do is change an attitude towards the word and towards himself. Before changing the world, chagne yourself, or better work on yourself. We can't chose our external circumstances but we can chose our response to them. So start from your attitudes, and be attentive. Thoughts shape actions, actions shape habits, habits shape character, Charachter shapes destiny. You lack self respect? Yeah, how about you take the responsibilty to be and behave like a respectable person? Pursue the highest values you're mind is capable of concieving, be truthful toward others and yourself first of all or at least don't lie. If one sticks with High things for long enough, these will drag him higher. Good luck.
Someone Someone
Someone Someone 2 yıl önce
@Qnexus I have no motivation to do those things because life has taught me they do nothing to help.
La'Ve Jackson
La'Ve Jackson 2 yıl önce
@Someone Someone I’ll be honest with you it took me about six months of telling myself every morning that I LOVE ME. I didn’t believe it when I started saying it but the more I said it the more I believed it💕🙏🏽🙏🏽
Isaac Dominic
Isaac Dominic 9 aylar önce
How can I get the poem
Pranav Goel
Pranav Goel 2 yıl önce
Koi summary batado class me ye video zabardasti dikhaya jaa rha
Diane Diane
Diane Diane Yıl önce
Did he say how to learn self-respect?
Rhidlor Yıl önce
i didnt get anything from this
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