Bill Hicks – It’s Just a Ride

Just a Ride

The amazing comedian Bill Hicks paints a philosophical painting of life, simplifying all the complexities and subtexts of human interaction into a simple statement, “It’s Just a Ride”. This Bill Hicks piece inspires goodwill, social responsibility, and inner exploration.

Here’s what we can do to change the world right now… to a better ride – Take all that money that we spend on weapons and defense each year, and instead spend it feeding, clothing, and educating the poor of world, which it would many times over; not one human being excluded, and we can explore space together… both inner and outer, together forever in peace.

I have recently discovered Bill Hicks and his material which I highly recommend to fans of comedy, honesty, and provocative thought.

 

Charlie Chaplin – The Greatest Speech Ever Made

In this speech from The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin encompasses the goodness of humanity. In what is truly the greatest speech ever, Chapman incites feelings of unity, compassion, and altruism in a way that gives you an intense jolt of hope.

We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness — not by each other’s misery.

 

I truly believe this speech can affect everyone in a positive way.

If you enjoyed this as much as I did, share it with those you love and spread the happiness. This kind of feeling can be infectious and bring someone a brief moment of beauty.

The Real You

I’m more and more entranced by this video with each view. Alan Watts discusses what it is to find oneself and awaken to the universality of life.

You are something the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something the whole ocean is doing

I am you, you are me, they are all us… this is one of the messages conveyed in this post. Whether you believe that to its fullest extent like Alan Watts or not, there is a message that we can all benefit from.

Do good to others, when you are happy, share and spread the feeling, and let go of as much negativity as possible.

Jim Carrey on the Power of Thought and Positive Intent

A very introspective Jim Carrey speaks at  the 2009 Inaugural GATE Event (Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment) on how a drastic change of perspective taught him about the human connection, the power of thought, and positive intent.

I saw that I was bigger than what I do, I was bigger than my body. I was everything and everyone… I was no longer a fragment of the universe, I was the universe.

GATE is a group that basically wants everyone in the entertainment industry to go through a transformation similar to the one Jim Carrey went through. The purpose of this is to change the entertainment industry into projecting content that doesn’t make us think the world is a sick sad place.

Maybe one day it won’t be so depressing to watch the news.

the birth of the GATE movement, recognizing the role that entertainment and media plays in projecting our reality, and supporting the transformation of these industries in order to make those projections more positive and life enhancing.

Be the Director in the Film of Your Life

This is a video set to a monologue given by Joe Rogan. He discusses healthy living, being positive, and how to create your own path in life.

Joe is a surprisingly great source for insightfullness, positivity, and blatant honesty.

You have to recognize that all of this morality that you developed is good because it’s good to treat other people good. It’s good to treat other people the way you’d like to be treated yourself…and there’s a reason for it, and that reason is that we are connected in some strange way that we don’t totally understand. And unless you are good to other people around you, unless you are kind, and friendly, and warm, and loving, you’re not going to enjoy this life…And it’s not because of Jesus, and it’s not because of Moses, it’s not because of anybody that may or may not have ever existed; it’s because that’s how you fit in better with the world… That’s how you stay positive.

The video starts getting good around the 1:00 mark.

Neil deGrasse Tyson – The Most Astounding Fact

This is astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on what he believes is the most astounding fact. Someone shared this with me after seeing this blog and I now feel compelled to share it with all of you.

Tyson’s answer is a mix of like physics poetry with deep philosophical undertones.

When I look up at the night sky, and I know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us.

I hope you enjoyed that video as much as I did and gained some perspective and inspiration as well. Three minutes of awe-struck wonder can be refreshing.

Thanks to Ashley, whose nerd crush on Neil deGrasse Tyson made this post possible.

Geeks Without Frontiers – Worldwide Internet Access by 2020

GEEKS Without Frontiers, has unveiled an initiative with the goal of providing worldwide broadband internet by 2020. I came across this today and I absolutely love everything about the initiative and what good it can do for the world.

We are thriving in the digital renaissance where the power of one voice can be heard by millions instantaneously… Where every song, book, and work of art can be available to all in any language.

This global internet connection creates a free flow of ideas and imagination that could not have existed before, but with a worldwide internet access,  our horizons can be expanded daily or even hourly…

These ideas then go on to influence others who then influence others, and by the time the idea reaches the original person that created it, the idea has shifted and flowered into something more beautiful and amazing than it could have ever been on its own. These feedback loops accelerate our social evolution and help create global communities.

These are the things I find that give me so much hope. They excites me for the future and the possibilities it holds. Remember everyday that the world is getting better, and that everything is not as gloom and doom and depressing as the media may often portray it. If you love this idea, and it gives you hope, and makes you smile, share it and spread the happiness…

Help us flip the switch and bring a ray of light to the rest of the world through worldwide internet connectivity.

Global Internet

Below is the main site for GEEKS Without Frontiers that I encourage you to check out, as well as another article I found on the topic. Hope you enjoyed.

The GEEKS Mission Statement

Focusing on humanity’s real challenges, GEEKS will leverage the skills of technology leaders, utilize open source software, develop applications for communications, education and commerce, and in conjunction with the Manna Energy Foundation, collaborate on global renewable energy, and clean water projects.