Who or what has inspired you so much that you literally changed your life?
For me, its the sloths, they teached me you can be really lazy and sleepy bit still damn cute: http://vimeo.com/11712103
learning about different life philosophies, especially Buddhism, has had an insanely positive effect on me
yoga and surfing have inspired and motivated me to keep my body strong and healthy.
this blog also helps me keep an enlightened state of mind! mad props Jordan :)
What really changed me was my thesis, because all my life, I’ve been sailing smoothly, then this hit me. After that, I believe I’ve grown stronger, and with a stronger faith in God. I’m not really a religion fanatic, but I’m really into the God and duality thing.
“Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Cliamtes” by Tom Robbins.
None of it is to be taken seriously, and I am better for it. Life is too serious to be taken seriously. It’s nice to realize that being a walking contradiction can produce some interesting experiences. That’s what life is all about, as I see it.
That and “Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid” by Douglas R. Hofstadter. It is a humanities course in a book, and has given me the best perspective on humanity that I’ve had so far.
My grade 10 English teacher prevented me from dropping out and going into some menial labor job. Now I want to become a teacher and reform education and dispel the myths that education = employment and that the job of the High School System should be to honestly prepare you for the big decision of how you want to live your life. A higher stress on basic philosophy, more diverse and in depth options for co-op student work and most importantly I think the inclusion of more film, graphic novel and large group discussion.
Film has changed my life forever.
I began editing videos to music four years ago when I was in the eighth grade. I use the editing program Vegas Pro 9. I didn’t make this video, but you can find me on youtube by looking up prettyredroses. :)