What wisdom can adults learn from children?

12 year old giving TED talk

Adora Svitak, at 12, giving a TED talk on kids and wisdom

Six years ago, when Adora Svitak was 12, she gave a TED Talk on what grownups can learn from children.

Since then she has published a book; spoken at classrooms and conferences around the world; and been an advocate on literacy, gender issues and youth empowerment.

Now 18 and a sophomore at UC Berkeley, Svitak reflects, in a radio interview, on what it means to be “wise.”

Listen to the NPR audio interview with Svitak and watch her TED talk.