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I Was Almost A School Shooter | Aaron Stark | TEDxBoulder

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After growing up in painful, abusive conditions, Aaron Stark was on his way to an atrocity, until simple acts of kindness changed his life forever. What is causing the rise of violence and are our current fears and solutions just making it worse? My name is Aaron stark. I am 39 years old with 4 children, 2 cats, one dog, and a beautiful wife. I am a stay at home dad; my wife is the breadwinner of the family. I am a comic book fan, a pop culture junkie, and a lover of the sciences. I have more knowledge about superheros, pro wrestling, and comedy than anyone really has a right to. After growing up in very abusive and violent circumstances followed by over a decade if personal recovery, I am now a happy family man. I recently shred a very personal story of my triumph over my past, and it has changed my life forever. My mission is to let people know that no matter how dark it may seem, there is light coming. We really are not alone. 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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cthalpin (1 час назад)
Wish I could hug him.
KIM TRACHTENBERG (1 час назад)
You are amazingly! This was and is and always will be powerful! What’s more amazing is that it’s like I’m seeing somebody who could’ve been a statistic and you turned around and became a crusader I don’t know you but I’m extremely proud of you! keep fighting that fight you’re words are mighty!!!
Ki Wi (3 часа назад)
You sir, are not your family. And you're stronger than most because you had to climb your way up from the bottom - if this video saves even one person, you're a hero.
Beau Dauge (3 часа назад)
This man is a school shooter apologist!!! Burn him!!!
Nerve Damage Dan (4 часа назад)
hey ted you shouldnt shoot a school kid its very bad and your a bad please dont shoot the kid
vqdek yt (4 часа назад)
graham bake (5 часов назад)
Ted talks but does ted listen?
When he started crying, I started crying.
MinecraftSurvivalGaming (10 часов назад)
Should have shot your mother
TyromansDZ (11 часов назад)
Oliver Svendsen (12 часов назад)
All the the other kids with the ...
Sabby (13 часов назад)
Not Emma (13 часов назад)
this is 8 year old foreplay
Not Emma (13 часов назад)
^-^ wuwuwuwuuwuwuwwuwuuwuwuw ;)))
Sabby (13 часов назад)
Not Emma (13 часов назад)
Patricia Sullivan (15 часов назад)
In a world where you can be anything be kind.
Destiny Perception (15 часов назад)
damn this actually had me in tears. god bless you.
Immortal Gawd (16 часов назад)
Does he still talk to his mom?
Jordan Bakos (18 часов назад)
This guys mentality.. since my life sucks let me kill 20 of my fellow students
ShiftCtrl85 (18 часов назад)
There are lots of people with similar problems growing up... but I can safely say that most of them do not consider buying a gun and killing lots of innocent people. They might try to harm themselves, but rarely others! This seems to be a very American reaction to these kinds of problems... why?? Why harm others because your own life isn't going too well??
Lucy Rain (18 часов назад)
My professor showed us this and made us all cry
AaronStarkAuthor (18 часов назад)
Oh wow really? In the guy in the video. May I ask what school?
Joe Wink-Simmonds (18 часов назад)
I wish I could like this video 500,000,000 times
• SilentWīsh • (20 часов назад)
This is so beautiful. It made me tear up. This is the kind of video that everyone should watch every once in a while.
Berry (1 день назад)
Should have got the AR
Javirr the Killasteala (1 день назад)
Pothead 69 (1 день назад)
school shooting is love , school shooting is life
Spergann Yea (1 день назад)
After reading the title, 7 SWAT teams attacked him.
Vivian Thurner (1 день назад)
Whoever disliked this video is crazy
DARTH IGNITE (1 день назад)
Damn 😭🙏❤
Jose Cerda (1 день назад)
I wanna give this guy a hug so badly right now
denseghost (1 день назад)
0:38-0:42 Eminem
Dana Rivera (1 день назад)
I was bullied in school, thankfully never anything physical but there were times where it almost happened. I witnessed a couple of other kids get bullied due to similar reasons as you, but I was too afraid to act as I was always just another target for them. After awhile I tried to wear clothing that would hide me because I felt unloved and I hoped it would make me invisible but it only made it worse. I got hoked into the wrong guys and it made me mess up future relationships... I am married now though and I am extremely lucky. I had just wished that I could have saved those kids who were just like me, because it still haunts me to this day. When I have kids I want to teach them to not be afraid and to help those around them who cannot help themselves. Thats all I want.
Elijah [Last Name] (1 день назад)
That one man saved an atrocity from happening
VaronBros (1 день назад)
The whole video was moving, and it should make bullies take into consideration about what they are doing to others can spark uproars like school shootings. This guy is a strong, bold, guy.
Bryant G (1 день назад)
Have fun being on a watch list from here on out.
Porkchop Divelbiss (1 день назад)
Hearing this makes me even happier how great my parents are
Tyler Wilson (1 день назад)
Even the guy in crutches stood up to applaud. Wow.
Jayden Reynolds (1 день назад)
BrotherSquidman (1 день назад)
okay, this time i can't blame the bowl of onions
Horrordelic Rekordz (1 день назад)
Almost ?!!! Who doesnt have such thoughts/plans when growing up ?
EDGY ED (1 день назад)
very inspired video erhaps check my song
Orion Legore (1 день назад)
It was the heavy metal music that made him do it
Brielle Garcia (1 день назад)
See. Guns are not the problem.
Ocean3404k (1 день назад)
I’m the way this man talks is annoying meeeeeeee CALM DOWN AND TALK SLOWER
Shane Bermingham (1 день назад)
This guy shouldn't be hailed as some sort of hero.
Taix50 (1 день назад)
Man that’s deep 😬😪
Red Rocket Rider (1 день назад)
Most people run from their past. It's inspiring to see someone be so open about it
superman123! (1 день назад)
Who put the onions in front of me?
Ferocity Phisix (2 дня назад)
*pulls out an ar-15 and shoots the tedx audience*
Nig Nog (2 дня назад)
This is so powerful
Enel Theorist (2 дня назад)
I'm sorry this happened to you.
tiberio135 (2 дня назад)
It's funny, when ameri3kans go overseas they act so friendly, outgoing, open and kind.....back in the states, as soon they get to the arriving airport......they TRANSFORM, they get back into their 'crazy bubble' and continue their life of indifference, detachment, uncaring, unkindness and coldness towards others. They are really a CLINICAL case.
Luigi Scollo (2 дня назад)
if anyone deserves to be a school shooter its this guy. he should have done it
Keith scott (2 дня назад)
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks...
T L (2 дня назад)
Should have became a buffer shooter
MistaHoodTV (2 дня назад)
Would love to speak at a Ted Talk with my story
MistaHoodTV (2 дня назад)
I’m from Denver and it was my dad, not my mom
MistaHoodTV (2 дня назад)
I feel this in a level only “bad people” feel.
María Martín (2 дня назад)
You have my respect, you're awesome.
Boom Stahl (2 дня назад)
Love you man love all my love to you God bless you
Clash Of Cadence (2 дня назад)
He Deserved A Better Life I'm Glad He's Here And Got One His Parents Were Dicks That Is Sickning Saying That
Rúben Franco (2 дня назад)
oh yeah meme time
BAKA NIGHTCORE! (2 дня назад)
Im like, speechless
Killer5678 1 (2 дня назад)
Why u no 360
Holy Paladin (2 дня назад)
went 30-40 new schools , i am happy that he is still a man
Austin Hilsenbeck (2 дня назад)
hmmm I wonder what almost a school shooter is? either you are or you aren't
ANthony L. (2 дня назад)
Man humans are so weird, if this brave man had gone through with it he would be remembered as a monster but he was strong and didn’t so he is a hero
TheSaint676 (2 дня назад)
The way his voice almost breaks as he recalls and utters those poisonous words his mother said to him breaks my heart...
tnt19954 (2 дня назад)
I was expecting him to start doing fort nite dances at the end when they were clapping. That would’ve been awesome
P dragon (2 дня назад)
for a 8 yr old maybe
ttmguitar (2 дня назад)
That microphone is too far from his mouth, and there's some slight feed back coming in. This sound engineer was slacking or didn't know what he was doing.
holidayonion (2 дня назад)
This is, hands down, my favorite TED talk in existence.
AaronStarkAuthor (2 дня назад)
Thank you.
TheLegendOfAddim (2 дня назад)
Can the school system in the US put this short video as part of education? Treat the mentally abused instead of arming everyone.
Dreamcaster (2 дня назад)
"had" a weight issue
Melanie Bruce (2 дня назад)
I’m sobbing at this, how can I tell this guy that I believe in him. “I’ll buy you the razor blades” my heart is absolutely shattering over here. I love this so much. Thank you for staying strong. ❤️
AaronStarkAuthor (2 дня назад)
Thank you. I'm the guy from the video. Thank you for listening
Angelo S (2 дня назад)
i clicked this cus I thought it was a stand up
Dany We (2 дня назад)
I'm in tears now
Salvador González (2 дня назад)
sybernan (2 дня назад)
saw this in a meme lol
AlbinoKids6532 (3 дня назад)
Ehbeenee (3 дня назад)
when the teacher asks u a question and everyone else laughs because u dont kno wat the teacher was talking about because u didnt pay attention EPIC STYLE
xroh (3 дня назад)
I can hear it in his voice ...
Jeff Seidl (3 дня назад)
Ross (3 дня назад)
This was so sad and serious but but couldn't stop listening to 3:02
Tre Allen (3 дня назад)
nice vid
Ziplok_on_the_ Block (3 дня назад)
0:06 when you realize you have your final exams in a few days...
Arthur Criswell (3 дня назад)
This is so sad alexa don't play despacito
The Imperial Battlemage (3 дня назад)
YouTube kept recommending this to me so I finally watched this
Jack1999 (3 дня назад)
Bro I get all this but there’s no excuse for being about to kill people. Anyone who lacks the compassion to know that just because you’re don’t doesn’t mean you can ruin the lives others. I’m not saying this guy is a bad guy, but I am saying he’s an example of human weakness. We shouldn’t just strive to be like his friend, but we should also strive to under the worst conditions possible maintain your humanity. That message runs contrary to this guys, but that’s just my 2 cents
World Hunter 300 (3 дня назад)
Stop meming school shooters
michael palermo (3 дня назад)
That is amazing that someone who was in such a low and terrible place could be lifted up so high and end up having a great life surrounded by people who love them. I've never had any issues like this but the next time I see that someone is in a bad place I'll remember this guy's story and hopefully I can help them like his friend did.
edm (3 дня назад)
Was this filmed in an old barn? @:45 and 4:25 looks like the inside of an old barn.
sub zero (3 дня назад)
I feel extremely bad for this man wow this is amazing
deisyyy K01 (3 дня назад)
Wow this touched my heart! Thank you for sharing your story 😭❤️ this will help many! I wish nothing but the very best for you and anyone who’s going through this or went through it! ❤️🙏
Dalton Mcanney (3 дня назад)
5.6K people who disliked this video are the people who create school shooters
Brian Curiel (3 дня назад)
Nicolas Meier (3 дня назад)
arming teachers is the most stupidest thing I have ever heard
Nicolas Meier (2 дня назад)
That’s actually not a bad way but what if the teacher was and elderly person or something like that they are teachers not police officers
Innovation_ S (3 дня назад)
The way I see it working is that there is a box in every classroom with a code and only the teachers know the code if that code is entered the box is unlocked and the cops are called and of course the teacher would have to be trained
Schedule1Meme (3 дня назад)
most stupidest.. sheesh
Golden Answer & Gaming (3 дня назад)
We need more people to think like him because demonizing people will not help them but just make them bunker down in that hole that makes them do such offal things
Steven Cats (3 дня назад)
I’m so happy he is where he is today
Victoria Langenstein (3 дня назад)
This was so life changing, thank you
Danny Martinez (3 дня назад)
I could keep myself from crying at the end.
Chris Ciplickas (3 дня назад)
The Goosebumps are real jeez
Jack Cronin (3 дня назад)
-gets off stage -fbi is waiting for him 😂
@iamfernmusic (3 дня назад)
Sounds like the real hero was the friend..

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