Chiar si cand suntem cu fata la perete, chiar si atunci cand ni se pare ca putem face nimic, chiar si atunci cand ni se pare ca ni se ia totul, exista mereu o alegere. Intre stimuli si reactie, exista alegerea spune Viktor Frankl. Frankl a fost profesor de neurologie si psihiatrie, a fondat Logoterapia (a treia scoala vieneza de psihoterapie, care se concentreaza pe sensul existentei umane si cautarea lui) si a scris Omul in cautarea sensului vietii, dupa ce a supravietuit lagarelor de la Auschwitz si Dachau, o carte pe care o gasiti des in topul celor mai importante volume din toate timpurile. In ciuda contextului, cartea nu este nici greu de inteles, nici tragica. Din contra.
Totul ne poate fi luat, mai putin un lucru - ultima dintre libertatile umane - a alege atitudinea pe care o adoptam in diferite circumstante.
Ne-am intors pe Frankl, pentru ca din ce in ce mai des ne inconjoara o certitudine blazata: Oricum nu conteaza/ nu are niciun efect / nu se va schimba nimic. Si pentru ca deruta colectiva se transforma in blazare. Si pentru ca greselile istoriei isi fac loc iar in prezent. Si pentru ca sensul vietii e folosit doar ca efect ironic in conversatie.
Langa Frankl, l-am adus si pe Andrew Solomon, care ne arata ca momentele cele mai grele ne definesc. Mai avem secretele norilor, pe unde ni se plimba mintea la miezul noptii si cum ne imbolnaveste lumea noua.
Finding meaning in difficult times (Interview with Dr. Viktor Frankl)
Man's Search for Meaning audiobook by Viktor E Frankl
How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are | Andrew Solomon
Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of struggle, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he's met in the years since. In a moving, heartfelt and at times downright funny talk, Solomon gives a powerful call to action to forge meaning from our biggest struggles.
Secrets of the Clouds
World-renowned evolutionary biologist Bill Hamilton stands beside Darwin as one of the subject's most original thinkers. He has transformed our view of evolution and man's place within the global ecology. Secrets of The Clouds proﬁles this remarkable scientist and explores his unique contribution to our understanding of nature.
Anthony Hopkins - What's The Meaning Of Life | One Of The Most Eye Opening Speeches
A man who does not like to talk, but when he does, he always leaves a mark with his words. He is real, honest and motivating. He's Anthony Hopkins.
Seth Godin - How to Actually Use Your Free Will
What if you could use every trait you’ve ever inherited to your advantage?
The Mind After Midnight: Where Do You Go When You Go to Sleep?
We spend a third of our lives asleep. Every organism on Earth—from rats to dolphins to fruit flies to microorganisms—relies on sleep for its survival, yet science is still wrestling with a fundamental question: Why does sleep exist? During Shakespeare and Cervantes' time, sleep was likened to death, with body and mind falling into a deep stillness before resurrecting each new day. In reality, sleep is a flurry of action. Trillions of neurons light up. The endocrine system kicks into overdrive. The bloodstream is flooded with a potent cocktail of critically vital hormones. Such vibrant activity begs the question: Where do we go when we go to sleep? Based on new sleep research, there are tantalizing signposts. We delved into the one-eyed, half-brained sleep of some animals; eavesdropped on dreams to understand their cognitive significance; and investigated extreme and bizarre sleeping behaviors like “sleep sex” and “sleep violence.”
How the Modern World Makes Us Mentally Ill
It's easy to blame ourselves for not feeling 100% in our minds, but some of the causes of mental unwellness have to do with large systemic problems in our societies, among these, an emphasis on individualism, a manic faith in Romantic love and a cult of meritocracy.
The Butterfly Effect | This Video Will Change Your Life | Documentary
What if one small event was taken away from your past? How would your life be now?
Nietzsche on: ENVY
Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the great theorists of envy: he believed that envy is everywhere and that most of us don't even realise how much we feel it and the way it powers our behaviour. Having a good relationship with our envious tendencies was for Nietzsche a mark of maturity and wisdom.
A Reason Not to Worry What Others Think
We spend a little too much time worrying about how we must appear in the minds of others. However, the poignant, useful truth is that almost everyone doesn't care at all about who we are, what we're doing and how we've messed up.
the NEED for Acceptance Will Make You INVISIBLE - Jim Carrey
Life does NOT happen to you, it happens FOR you. Many things in life are outside of our control, but the way we respond to events can shape our reality. Viewing challenges as opportunities, not misfortunes, will help you lead a productive, successful life.
CarbLoaded: A Culture Dying to Eat
The film traces the origins of our beliefs about healthful and unhealthful food. Experts from all over the world talk about the problems as well as short and long term solutions. Among the many experts in the film are authors like Gary Taubes, Mark Sisson, and Melanie Warner. Medical doctors such as David Perlmutter M.D., David L. Katz, and Timothy Noakes share insights that are certain to challenge the status quo.
A Brief History of Fat, and Why We Hate It
Fat is a complex organ, as essential as the heart or liver. Why do we hate it?
How looking good naked can make you successful | Abhinav Mahajan | TEDxManipalUniversityJaipur
Abhinav Mahajan is a Qualified trainer and Nutritionist, Natural Transformation Specialist, Youtuber, Speaker and Social Media Influencer. He quit his job after engineering to pursue fashion modelling as a career. Mr. Mahajan was featured on the cover of Men's Health Magazine, in Numerous Campaigns like Mohan Lal and Sons, Editorials for The Man, Cosmopolitan etc and has walked the ramp for top designers like Manish Malhotra. He decided to pursue Fitness in 2016 and now has over 2.6 lakh social media followers and subscribers.
How to Cure Aging – During Your Lifetime?
What if we could stop aging forever?
Overpopulation – The Human Explosion Explained
In a very short amount of time the human population exploded and is still growing very fast. Will this lead to the end of our civilization?
Does saving more lives lead to overpopulation?
Bill Gates explains his answer to the tough question from this year's Annual Letter: "Does saving kids' lives lead to overpopulation?"
Bill Gates interview: How the world will change by 2030
The Verge sat down with Bill Gates to talk about his ambitious vision for improving the lives of the poor through technology. It just so happens that The Verge exists to explore that kind of change.
Demonetizing Everything: A Post Capitalism World | Peter Diamandis | Exponential Finance
Singularity University Executive Chairman & Co-founder Peter Diamandis will share his views and predictions on the "demonetization of living" and how this shift will impact your life, your career, your organization, and the global economy.
HOW ABUNDANCE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD - Elon Musk 2017
This is a summary of everything future discussed at the Singularity University summit 2017, Ted talks with Elon Musk 2017, World Government Summit 2017 and Peter Diamandis views on HOW ABUNDANCE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD as we know it.