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Published on Jun 13, 2018
In his talk, Darren will examine the role anger and other potentially toxic emotions can play in undermining our wellbeing as well as our ability to bring about broader social change.
Personal experience has taught Darren that while he often has every right to be angry about things, it doesn’t always lead to a good outcome. As well as the impact of anger on personal wellbeing, he’s found it makes him less effective at listening and communicating.
Anger is natural, but how do we wield it to our advantage? Going by the stage name Loki, Darren McGarvey is a Scottish rapper, hip hop recording artist, columnist, author and social commentator, who is passionate about exploring community and social responsibility.
Brought up in Pollok, in Glasgow’s south side, surrounded by poverty, addiction, and mental troubles, Darren went on to study journalism at Glasgow Clyde College and wrote and presented eight programmes about the cause of anti-social behaviours and social deprivation for BBC Radio Scotland.
In 2017, he published his first book Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain’s Underclass. 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