Make an effort. Make a change | Bayan Smith | TEDxLancasterU

In this talk, Bayan Smith shares how through effort we can make change. He explores the phrase “Don’t curse the darkness, light a candle”.

Bayan dedicates his time alongside friends in promoting a process of community-building in their neighborhood. They see their activities as making a contribution to refreshing and renovating some of society’s decaying values and idle standards. He has also been part of an agency coordinating this process at a national level for the past 3 years.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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  1. A brief yet powerful talk. ” our action today will write tomorrow’s future.” Yes indeed, step by step.

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