A Journey to Thank Every Person Responsible for a Morning Coffee

“It was overwhelming, but it was also wonderful. Because it allowed me to focus on the hundreds of things that go right every day, as opposed to the three or four that go wrong.”

Writer AJ Jacobs has made a career of conducting interesting life experiments and his latest is a clever one.

In this 12-minute TED Talk video, he explains what he learned from thanking every person responsible for his morning coffee.

He wound up thanking more than 1,000 people and learning quite a lot about our interconnected world in the process.

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