In 2008, after the birth of his first child, Baker and his wife decided to sell everything they owned, pay off their consumer debt, and spend a year traveling abroad as a family. They began sharing their journey in early 2009 on the blog Man vs. Debt, now 15000 subscribers strong. In sharing their ups and downs in the areas of personal finance, consumerism, clutter, travel, minimalism, and passionate entrepreneurship, they realized they aren’t alone in a desire to explore and grow.
The Matrix isn’t a science fiction fantasy… Listen and learn…
In this amazing thought experiment, Alan Watts proposes that if you were God, with all the power in the universe at your disposal, you would eventually get tired of fulfilling all of your greatest fantasies and eventually choose to forget that you are God, in order to experience the amazing gift of Life as if for the very first time. If you were God, you would want to be surprised. And the life you are living — right now — is that surprise.
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He’s one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood. He has a net worth of $150 million. Oprah Winfrey said in all the years of her show, he was one of their greatest teachers. He’s Jim Carrey and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.
Professor Hans Rosling loves statistics. He loves them so much that he enlisted a team of computer techs to create the most amazing interactive picture of the life and wealth of the world over the last 200 years using using augmented reality animation.
Poor -> Stress -> Drink -> Poor -> Stress -> Stop drink -> Work -> Work -> Collect money -> Work -> Collect money -> Pay debt -> Work -> Collect money -> Get educated -> Stable life -> Help others -> Happy -> Wife loves him -> Happy family -> Healthy -> Teach others -> Improve social -> Smart -> Improve his country -> Just stop drinking!
Some movies are made to touch our heart and soul with an overabundance of sentiment. They make us come in touch with our humanity and empathy. And some films are made to touch our mind, to get our mental cogs working, to awaken and expand our consciousness. They are films that deal with questions that we are all too eager and too afraid to ponder. It is those films that signal our awakening, and that push us into seeing life and our existence differently.
This is National Lampoon’s 1972 parody of “The Desiderata of Happiness,” an early 20th century poem about how to live happily in the world which became a pop cultural icon in the form of a poster which hung ubiquitously throughout homes, churches and businesses during the 60s and 70s. If you ever saw the poster as a child you will love this hilarious twist on the message.
More brilliance from Alan Watts, a British philosopher, writer, and speaker. He wrote more than 25 books and numerous articles on subjects such as personal identity, the true nature of reality, higher consciousness, and the meaning of life.