Ask More Than “Why Not?” | Emmet Dunphy | [email protected]


Asking "why not?" is not enough to make changes, rather we also need to ask ourselves how we’re going to make our dream a reality. In this talk, Emmet Dunphy talks about unjust systems in the society and the challenges for the systematic change. Emmet Dunphy literally sprung from the earth several (many) moons ago, an autochthonous creature literally formed from the soil of Ireland. His early years are shrouded in mystery and intrigue, and he’s simply forgotten much of his twenties. Over the past decade, he’s lived a peripatetic existence, having lived and worked in the vast deserts of the United Arab Emirates before seeking out pastures literally greener in Guangzhou. His interests include reading, travelling, wood whittling, stone knapping, napping in general, and needlessly inserting big words in biographies. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at