Inspiration and hope are like paternal twins,  alike but discernible and you may not be able to predict who will be first born.  However, that did not seem to be the case for Chris Anderson, owner of TED, as he visibly choked up on stage as he tried to explain why he felt that having HOPE written in the x was, ‘very important’ this year.  With so much in question, especially if you are paying attention, we are all seeking answers.  For years we have talked about TED and TEDx talks as being about inspiration.