My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlantic

  • Published on Dec 13, 2013
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    Just before his passing on January 10, 2014, Sam Berns was a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he achieved highest honors and was a percussion section leader in the high school marching band. He also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Sam was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of 2. He is featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary Life According to Sam, which premiered on HBO on October 21, 2013, 2 days before his 17th birthday.
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Comments • 41 554

  • sSyphoNize
    sSyphoNize 5 hours ago

    rip buddy

  • User The
    User The 5 hours ago

    So the raid was successful?

  • David May
    David May 6 hours ago

    I am truly humbled by this young man. There are lessons to be learnt here.

  • Juan Mejia
    Juan Mejia 6 hours ago

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  • Electric shock therapy

    This dude is interesting
    I would get along wit this person very well and im sure there would have been alot to learn.

  • ACR_master
    ACR_master 7 hours ago +1

    just got this in my recommended not sure how i didnt find this any earlier!

  • GJ SIX 8
    GJ SIX 8 9 hours ago

    I like eggs.

  • Eugen Steinberg
    Eugen Steinberg 9 hours ago

    Что, блядь, это такое??!

  • Abuck
    Abuck 9 hours ago +2

    Such an amazing person at already 17 years old.

  • Teoman
    Teoman 9 hours ago

    He looks like abortion

  • Miss Aivengo
    Miss Aivengo 9 hours ago +1

    so cuutee😍😟

  • Dolly Saraswat
    Dolly Saraswat 9 hours ago +1

    Very inspiring

  • Unknown Adventures
    Unknown Adventures 11 hours ago +1

    so sad

  • D r e a m
    D r e a m 11 hours ago +1

    This guy was so adorable. I fricking hate the fact he died one month later... R.I.P bro we love you❤

  • Bruno Henrique
    Bruno Henrique 11 hours ago +1

    Muito inteligente, um exemplo a ser seguido 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  • gee is a Cinnamon roll
    gee is a Cinnamon roll 12 hours ago

    My philosophy is
    *I'm here for a good time, not a long one*

  • jon ata
    jon ata 13 hours ago

    Brabo dms..

  • Octavio Rojas
    Octavio Rojas 13 hours ago

    Jason voorhes

  • Rohit Paul
    Rohit Paul 13 hours ago

    What a lad. An inspiration.

  • Fatma Shaker
    Fatma Shaker 13 hours ago

    Really I dont know what to say
    But you inspire everyone who watches this video
    RIP ❤️

  • Ander Mendieta
    Ander Mendieta 13 hours ago

    Big man

  • bhogendra thakur
    bhogendra thakur 13 hours ago

    Who is this

  • my dog baily
    my dog baily 14 hours ago

    god bless you sam

  • Be Amazed
    Be Amazed 15 hours ago

    I watched this video in 2019. The words he said are a treasure and everybody should learn from him.

  • Le Chat Noir
    Le Chat Noir 15 hours ago


  • Joaquín García Rosales

    Absolutly nobody
    TVclip: Do you want to see a speech of a guy that already died, so sad :(

    • Jack Smetana
      Jack Smetana 13 hours ago

      Joaquín García Rosales stop using that format it’s so annoying.

  • Anjum Hosamani
    Anjum Hosamani 18 hours ago


  • Xxxxthe BEST
    Xxxxthe BEST 19 hours ago +1

    R.I.P Sam

    May you rest in piece don’t judge a book by its cover 😢

  • Russ B
    Russ B 19 hours ago

    Life is what you make it. May it be short or extended, may it be rough or simple, may it be chaotic or established. We all live and die, and cherish the good, grow from the bad, and think of the what if's. And may someone's moments of good be taken from them, your pure soul will always be remembered. And if it drove you to impurities, forgiveness should follow.

  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    Napoleon Bonaparte 19 hours ago +1

    Rest in peace and in paradise 🙏🙏🙏

  • JayISGaming BOI
    JayISGaming BOI 22 hours ago

    He is a good man. I feel so bad that he died a month after his inspirational speech. **sad, very sad.

  • Max Power
    Max Power 23 hours ago

    La triste historia del marcianito 100% real no fake link mediafire

  • senthil viswanath
    senthil viswanath 23 hours ago


  • 哦啊啊啊
    哦啊啊啊 23 hours ago

    feel so sad to see his drum footage especially know that he is gone🤧🤧

  • childofthe60s100
    childofthe60s100 23 hours ago +1

    What a stunning young man! Truly inspirational.
    12K people, who voted thumbs down are not worth the air, that sustains them!

  • OreOhZz
    OreOhZz Day ago


  • Vindo Yt
    Vindo Yt Day ago

    Finally something good and inspiring in my TVclip recommendations

  • Jheyson Enriquez


  • Chris Burnsed
    Chris Burnsed Day ago

    He may of only been 50 pounds , and it was all in his balls. God speed Sam! I can only hope to one day be the man you were.

  • Stop begging for Likes

    Rest easy my guy.

  • nečum kide
    nečum kide Day ago

    Ufo people Is here guis

  • Siddhant Shrestha

    Inspiration to many
    R.I.P sir😔

  • Miguel Reyes
    Miguel Reyes Day ago

    Wow. He’s just more grateful than a lot of people.
    Rest In Peace

  • Sam O'Hickey
    Sam O'Hickey Day ago

    Appreciate what you have! Celebrate the present!

  • paaur
    paaur Day ago


  • kumail lokhandwala confirmed the four philosophies I so deeply was searching in my life but couldn't put words to it.
    You had been sent here to teach us the meaning of life. I only got to know you today when I watched this 12:45 mins video. You made me a better person today. After scrolling down & knowing that you have passed away makes me so emotional and am so full of tears. May your soul rest in peace and pray for us from up there, we really need it.

  • Sushii
    Sushii Day ago

    Les apuesto que es virgen jajajaja

  • Angel Torres
    Angel Torres Day ago

    man, poor kid i wish we could bring him back to life to live all of his dreams and live the perfect life :(

  • hannahbayman
    hannahbayman Day ago

    What a beautiful soul. Thank you so much for this talk Sam.

  • Katherine Makinney

    Thank you Sam. For your life, for your rigorous optimism and your spirit which you chose to share. May you be drumming with the angels.

  • Peladaster
    Peladaster Day ago


  • Prnjal Maheswari

    Heads off

  • pirazhok
    pirazhok Day ago +1

    Есть русские?

  • anand mani upadhyay


  • 인성버린CJ
    인성버린CJ Day ago

    He is alian

  • Aiden Arciga
    Aiden Arciga Day ago +1

    when he said “👽” i felt that

  • Iván Marti
    Iván Marti Day ago +1


  • Leonard Cohen fan
    Leonard Cohen fan Day ago +1

    I would like to be his friend!!!!!

  • Karl Weierstrash


  • Der normale Mensch

    Wie zur Hölle sieht er aus?