Joe Rogan – The Corporate Trap

This excerpt from the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast explores how seemingly good corporate jobs by normal standards are restricting personal growth in society. Joe explains how corporate culture, work/life imbalance, and materialism contribute to a lack of self expression.

So, get it together, and this is your life now. No natural behavior, everybody’s wearing clothes they don’t want to wear, everybody’s showing up and doing something they don’t want to do and they have no connection to… that’s the problem with our society.

Joe seems to hit on some pretty solid points in this short video. The main point that I find in this is to actively pursue your interests until your passion reveals itself, and then explore that passion until it has given you everything that it can.

It is difficult to remove money as the motivator of our lives. It is difficult to see the potential in our passions, but just remember as Joseph Campbell said, “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”

 

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Pale Blue Dot – Carl Sagan

This video to the voice of Carl Sagan explores the vastness of space in comparison to the relative insignificant size of this pale blue dot called Earth. Sagan continues to illustrate the beauty and importance of the pale blue dot through the movements of life.

This dot is the only known vessel for life that is known in this universe, and that fact alone inspires pride and respect for our home… however long we may stay here.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Thick of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors, so that in glory and triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fragment of a dot.

 

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.

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.

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.