The Impact of Movies to Real Man and Real Lady.

What we learn from movies

Do you know what is Bechdel test? We didn´t. And we are happy we got to know what it is that this test measures. If you are a person who watches movies (even if it is just one movie a year) – we suggest that you too learn about Bechdel test from this great, thought provoking video.

You will learn more than that. This talk might get you thinking deeper (that´s what happened with us) and from now on seeing movies somewhat differently. More than just movies.

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The Importance of Open Mind Not Only for Swimming on Everest

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We have not been to Himalayas yet. But, since seeing the wonders of nature has high priority on our want-to-do-list, I am pretty sure we will be there one day. Meanwhile, we are fortunate to enjoy being up in Swiss mountains. Unfortunately global warming melts their glaciers too. This picture is from our hike on the impressive glacier that is the beginning of Rhone river. 

 

What determines how well you manage to live the life you want to live? People´s replies to this question are as different as the nature on our beautiful planet Earth. One is for sure – whatever the reply, it mirrors the person´s approach and the relationship to the world, life, oneself. In other words – it shows The MINDSET of the person. Using own mindset is the secret to making the best of own life whatever the circumstances or conditions.

Lewis Pugh illustrates this point in his talk about how he swam in the lake on Everest which is 5300 meters above the sea level. It is the height where no human, or any other living being, including fish, has ever swam. How did he do it? By questioning what kind of mindset would help him to do it. And the answer to this question was impressive.

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The World after Midnight

World After Midnight

Most of us know that the world is changing, but do we realize how fast it is changing? The speed of change is faster than we can learn about it. Things will never be quite the same again. So how do we keep up?

If we are not aware of the changes, then it is difficult to figure out why our thoughts and actions do not produce the results we desire. We study the details of events, but can it really allow us to see the big picture? This video helps us to become aware of what´s going on… Continue reading

How to Buy Happiness with Money

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WHAT?! Buy happiness with money?! How disgusting and sick is that?! It is well known that happiness can´t be bought with money…” Are these the words that were floating in your mind when you read the title of this article? Or did you think something like: “Yeah, yeah, what else – buy happiness with money… So, where´s the catch of this weird statement?”

In this is 11 minutes long video Michael Norton shares the results of surprising research on how one can, indeed, buy happiness with money. And you don´t need to be rich to be able to buy (enough) happiness.

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Fantastic Talk about True Freedom and the Power of Vision and Belief

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Caroline Casey has had an incredible journey herself to discover what is real freedom and what is the power of vision and belief. She reveals her own story which can make anyone of us reconsider what we accept as limitations for our own lives. This is an absolutely inspiring talk.

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Why We Get Angry and What to Do About It

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People usually think that anger is the emotion over which they have very little control or none at all. People who are angry rather often may say that anger is part of their character and they can not do anything about it. Some people will say that anger can also be positive emotion if one uses it for good purpose. It might be true. But here we speak about more usual type of anger that brings destruction and trouble.

Roman philosopher Seneca had a serious reason to research this emotion. (You will find out his reason when you watch the video below.) He came up with the explanation about the origins of human anger. Luckily for us, he also gave valuable insights about how to avoid getting angry or at least lessen the chances to get angry or disappointed.

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Dangerous Traps of Modern Society

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Living in a modern society gives us plenty of opportunities that previous generations could only dream about. It also gives us more opportunities than ever before to be unhappy when we get caught in the nasty traps created by our interpretation of success.

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What is the Deepest Fear?

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There are so many ways how to look at the Fear. There is a great description of the Deepest Fear in this quote from the book “A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson (the spacing between lines and accented font is added by me). Isn´t it a wonderful perspective of how one can see fear?

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
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The Power of Vulnerability

power of vulnerability

Vulnerability has an incredible power. It makes us more alive, it inspires others, it is a source of strength and being truly alive. It serves us to make the world a better place.

This great speech by social scientist Brene Brown not only illustrates the power of vulnerability from a scientific and personal point of view, but it also serves as a wonderful inspiration. Continue reading