How do the poor see life? Uneducated, not stupid | Rajen Makhijani | TEDxNTU

In this talk, drawing from his experiences and arguments on elitism, meritocracy and luck; Rajen Makhijani explores how the social class a person is in influences their opinions of themselves and perception of life. He compares how their choices and through the lens of social class it is often misperceived as being ‘stupid’, they being ‘uneducated’.

Mr Rajen Makhijani is a Coach, Consultant, Screenwriter & Social Activist – He describes himself as a ‘soul-in-search’, and a student of life. His clients were from diverse economic backgrounds, from fortune 500 companies to Non Governmental Organisation. A Sir Dorab Tata Scholar, Citibank Leadership Awardee and winner of ‘Wings of Excellence Award’ by the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.

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