The Greatest Teacher of my Life | Doron Almog


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The Greatest Teacher of my Life | Doron Almog

TEL AVIV ( – In a moving lecture that doesn’t leave anyone dry-eyed, Major General (Res.) Doron Almog describes how his son, Eran, the boy who never spoke, who never called him “dad,” who never made eye contact, became the greatest teacher of his life, the boy for whom Maj. Gen. Almog concluded his army service in order to lead the battle of his life – the battle for a better world, to build a utopian society.

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  • Thank you for saving these soldiers.

  • Bravo ! Une merveille de modele humain. Que Dieu benisse tous ceux qui agissent dans ce sens.

  • כל הכבוד לאור ואהבה שאתה מפיץ

  • תודה אהובה על הלינק המדהים , דורון אלמוג הוא גם קרוב משפחה שלך"האם ישנם עוד אנשים כמו …."

  • מרגש, מעורר השראה. תודה דורון על מי שאתה

  • When studying in university I took a part-time job looking after mentally disabled teenagers/young adults. Thinking at first that I was "doing a favor" to society by undertaking this poorly payed job, I quickly realized that I was the student and that these wonderful people that I was working with were very much my teachers. When your intellect is compromised it does not mean that you are necessarily handicapped with your "emotional intelligence". In fact for some of these good people, particularly those with Down's Syndrome, I think the handicap in intellect allows the sharpening of their emotional skills. These were just a bunch of wonderful young people that in some ways understood what was important in life much better than I did. Working with these people was Indeed a humbling experience. I take my hat off to Doron Almog and his achievements to make the lives of these people better, and to bring them into mainstream society.

  • אלוף במיל. דורון אלמוג Doron Almog, אב גאה לערן ז"ל ואיש מופת, שלח גם אלי את זה, ואני נרתם להפיץ את הבשורה. מי ייתן ונלך בדרכו ונלמד את שיעורו המאלף על צניעות, אי אנוכיות וסיוע למי שנברא עם יכולת מוגבלת להתמודד עם עולמנו. דורון, מגיבורי ישראל, שלחמו ביום כיפורים, שחררו באנטבה והביאו את אחינו האתיופים מסודן, הוא אח שכול. לערן בנו, קרא ע"ש אחיו ערן ז"ל שנהרג ביום כיפור כשהטנק שלו נפגע והוא נותר מדמם וזועק שבעה ימים, באין שומע, באין מציל. הדברים שתשמעו כאן, בהרצאה שלו בטד ת"א, באים מליבו של אדם כואב, אך נחוש להיאחז באופטימיות, ברצון לחזק את החוליה החלשה בחברה, כדי לחזק את כולנו כישראלים וכבני אדם. צפו, כי אי אפשר להוריד ממנו את העיניים. צפו, כי אי אפשר שלא לפתוח את הלב. מזמין אותכם חברי לתת כתף, כל אחד לפי רצונו.

  • After the death of his brother he "swore to never leave a wounded soldier behind." Not to fight anymore wars, which is what he shouldve done instead…

  • marvellous example of parents, teaching our communities responsibilities and love.

  • YES we can – make it 1,000,000 views!

  • The possibility of having 1% damaged people like your son will come soon to reality I bet that this number will be much more higher, it is simple the poisoning of the air, water and food has increased. Elite that has the possibility to change the influence of poisoning is washing the hands, producing weapons, selling all kind of shit and manipulating as hell societies aroud the world. I take my hat off you have done enormous job but I please answear this question – What is the source of the situation? What is the source of this damage that your son had? What is the source of all this social damage in humans that they are not able to feel but are able to kill for money or for opinion or phylosophy? What is the source of world view that allows somebody to produce and sell weapons? What is the source of ignorance that allows to poison the air, water and food to produce artificial food without nutrients? Could it be money? Could it be forced education and upbringing that is setting the understanding of people and producing the damaged societies? Could it be competitive and exclusive world view? Could it be psychological manipulation of societies and denied whisdom exchanged for informations? You found strenght in your Live inside your self in the part that is connected to the very Live. I do not believe in any religion but I believe in Live it self that it is inside of every body. I do not believe in good or bad but there are principles of high and low efficiency according to Live giving it´s healthy fruits – First is principle of High efficiency (we can call it principle of goodness) = Achieving the highest effectivity by the lowest influence on the natural course of events. Second principle of low efficiency (could be called principle of evilness) = Achieving the lowest efficiency by the highest influence on the natural course of events. I see that it depends highly about understanding, will to understand and acting according to once understanding. The understanding is based on the definitions of principles – for example Rightesness = fight inside of a man between his weeknesses and his life, between his personality and individuality, between love and fear, between respect and outrage. And by truthful understanding could come clear distinction between right principles used at the right time on the right space that have constructive influence on Live producing Live sustainable processes but by miserable understanding comes discrimination and misty distinction or better said impotency with destructive influence on Live producing Live damaging processes. Who wants people to be damaged? Do people by them self to be damaged or to be mentaly or emotionaly impotent? For me are soldiers emotionaly impotent psychopats. I do not have right now better definition for somebody that is able to kill a member of his own kind the neerest kind a Human for money or anything. May be I am wrong May be that are all good people. Patriots. But who is patriot? I define for my self a word Patriot with big letter P somebody who acts by the principle of goodness against the member of his own kind with Respect against all Live. So there are three kind of people actively involved in the homicide game ( true definition of war) in this madness 1. the Patriots with damaged understanding and inability to clearly distict 2. patriots that are fighting for faith that could be defined like ignorance to the wisdom 3. businessmen 4. paid forces that are realy powerless according to definition of power as true Love and Compation. So I wonder if you can give me answears? I see you could realy make something only because you forget about your self with little s and by the way were able to search for the Self with the big S. I bet you used your contacts from your military carrier. But I have last question – Will you be able to shoot somebody face to face according to your experiences you gained with your son? Look in the Syria, Iraq, Palestine…. What a mass and for what? Because somebody thinks that knows everything and knows better what people need than them? This is just a pain and illness of the so called elite. The true Elite is you and people like you that can forget about their personality and search for thier individuality, forget about their exclusiveness and working on building inclusiveness in the hearts of human beings. Mother Teresa, Gandhi, …. Forget about the bloody past that boils your blood and pushes you to revange and motivats you to kill. Forgive Your Self so you can Give Forgivness, Love Your Self so you can Give Love, Respect Your Self so You can Teach the Once that are lost in their personality and smallness and live for their revenge. Teach them that We are ALL ONE, That all Universe is One Organism. Teach them that it is everybodies responsibility to build their own Heaven inside of them. GIVE LIVE A CHANCE. Forget about your false rightesness, hatre, fears from unknown, discrimination, pride, heal your pain. YOU are not ALONE We are ALL ONE. See hove are the words similar? Forget about definitions you have been told and make up your own, make as much on one subject as mach you can till you have wisdom, till you make decision to use only principles of High efficiency in your day to day Live in every breath you take. I am not a christian, not a jew not moslim…. I do not belong to any nation, to any phylosophy, to any party. I AM. A HUMAN this live. I Am a being that can freely choose and freely respect EXISTENTION a LIVE but also respect necesserily leave the body when time comes. BLESS YOU ALL BY WISDOM, COMPATION, JOY, EXTASY AND PLEASURE.

  • Wow! so admirable!

  • good to see somebody who actually cares about the mentally disabled

  • what about innocent Palestinian people and children. ….what about thousands of victims in gaza. ….what about thousands of people drive out their land and their house …..
    this is a big lair

  • is it true that Israel is terrorizing Palestinian people? I am from Europe and heard some things, but I don't know what is the truth..

  • אות ומופת לכולנו!!!!

  • Men, It's almost 1am today, I was just looking on Tedx to look to a presentation, but now if you could be in front of me I should just say to you "thank you", thank you for being so kind for all these people considered as " non-normal"… we should all be as you are… Thank you…

  • Have he just said and I quote " a social change is measured by it's greatest link" ?

  • Sir u earn my respect. I will definitely give my contribution to make our society better.

  • We all must say something, when we are in these kind of situations. He said that the child has be punished. It is the parents that is being punished, for what ever reason, I do not know. It`s a big burden to any parent, who are in such situation. That is why the father became a better person, as he said

  • think of the 6000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 dead jews…

  • Amazing man.

  • A blessing! Many thanks!!!! Love to all 🙂

  • one of the greatest video.I hve ever seen….RESPECT man

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