Je kunt alles wat je wilt, je bent aan niets gebonden. Waar ben je gepassioneerd over?
Why don´t you change?
What prevents you?
But ask the question more seriously and deeply. What´s your answer?
Why don´t you change?
What prevents you?
(‘Good Will Hunting’)You can do anything you want. You are bound by nothing.
What are you passionate about?
(‘Waking Life’) We go through life with our antennas bouncing off one another
continuously on end, auto pilot, with nothing really human required of us.
Stop. Go. Walk here. Drive there.
All action [is] basically for survival.
All communication, simply to keep this ant colony
buzzing along in an efficient, polite manner.
Here’s your change.
Paper or plastic?
Credit or debit?
[Do you] want ketchup with that?
I don’t want a straw.
I want real human moments.
I want to see you. I want you to see me.
I don’t want to give that up. I don’t want to be an ant, you know?
I did my career on my own terms
and I don’t know how many people get to do that anymore.
I think that there are too many expectations, too many pathways and rules
and the true rebels don’t seem to be around very much.
What would you say to a 20 year-old then?
I would say do what you love. Do it well
and if people pat you on the back for it, you got it.
The secret to happiness is
finding something you love and doing it well and then being recognized for it.
Someone, even if it’s one person, who says you’re doing a great job
or if it’s applause. But those three things together…
I said to my wife at that time when I changed, I said
“You know, even if I only filled coffeehouses
three days a week for the rest of my life
I’d be happy doing that.”
And when you let go of goals and stuff, I mean the attachment to goals
that’s when things come to you.
You should have a name point, but not a THING like that.
Everybody is running around trying to save the planet
but the planet doesn’t need that. The planet will take care of itself.
People are selfish, and that’s what they’re doing
is trying to save the planet for themselves to have a nicer place to live.
They don’t care about the planet.
People think nature is outside of them.
They don’t take in to them the idea that we are part of it.
They say “Oh, we’re going for a nature walk.
We’re going to the country because we like nature.” Nature is in here
and if you’re in tune with it like the Indians or the Hopi’s, especially
the balance of life, the balance, the harmony of nature
if you understand that, you don’t overbuild.
It’s a symphony. Everybody is in the band, you know.
It’s not just one group. People want their goodies.
People want their toys. Everybody wants the newest gizmo.
We’re slaves to gizmos and toys.
Everybody wants a cell phone that will make pancakes
and they think that will make them happy.
Find your passion and follow it
and if there is anything I have learned in my life
you will not find that passion in things.
And you will not find that passion in money
because the more things and the more money you have
the more you will just look around and use that as the metric
and there will always be someone with more.
That passion will be grounded in people
and it will be grounded in the relationships you have with people
and what they think of you when your time comes.
We are actually soft-wired to
experience another’s plight as if we are experiencing it ourselves
but mirror neurons are just the beginning of a whole range of research
going on in neuropsychology, in brain research and in child development
that suggests that we are actually soft-wired
not for aggression and violence and self-interest and utilitarianism
that we are actually soft-wired for sociability
attachment, as John Bowlby might have said, affection, companionship
and that the first drive is the drive to actually belong.
What we are trying in all these discussions and talks here
is to see if we cannot radically bring about a transformation of the mind.
Not accept things as they are
but to understand it, to go into it, to examine it.
Give your heart and your mind with everything that you have to find out
a way of living differently
but that depends on you and not somebody else
because in this there is no teacher, no pupil.
There is no leader. There is no guru.
There is no master, no savior.
You yourself are the teacher and the pupil.
You are the master. You are the guru. You are the leader.
You are EVERYTHING
to understand is to transform what is.
They are afraid of new ideas.
They’re loaded with prejudices
not based upon anything in reality but based on
if something is new, I reject it immediately because it’s frightening to me.
What they do instead is just stay with the familiar.
You know, to me the most beautiful things in all the universe
are the most mysterious.