The main thing that stuck to me in his TED Talk was the message of: "You can't be successful at everything." This insight is very much true and it hits home with most people I assume and not just for me. It signifies how most people often stress about not being able to do something perfectly like other people can. Like for me, I see people in other Taekwondo schools, or in tournaments, being able to do something that I cannot do and that bothers me very much to the point that I just think to my self that I am not even close to being as good as the person doing the thing that I cannot do. This aggravates me every time it happens, but I forget this very important point that I can't be successful at everything, and for that matter everyone has different skills and traits that benefits them to be successful at some things that you aren't. I feel like this message should be heard a lot more throughout the world just because of how I'm pretty sure that the envy for another person that stems from this idea has lead many people to deep depression and has just ruined their lives.
This then leads to the idea of envy and how "the closer two people are -- in age, in background, in the process of identification -- the more there's a danger of envy." He successfully presents the idea that envy is what often drives people to think that they are less fortunate than others around them. This is especially true around friends that you have known for many years and are really close to you. You would start comparing yourself to them and feeling unhappy with your own way of life and start to undermine the amount of actual success that you have achieved through your life. This is yet another strong and true message that more people should hear.
Overall I thought that his messages were very well explained and put out there.