Do you ever feel a sense of foreboding about the future and that life is slipping through your fingers? Do you ever feel like you can’t find any meaning?
A life of passivity, tedium and superficial pleasures is no way to live. Fortunately, there is a simple solution as presented in Today’s Recommended Youtube video.
Youtube Video: Minority Report: Existentialism vs. Romanticism
Creator: Real Dimensional Pictures
In A Sentence: An in-depth video essay on the meaninglessness of modern society and how to find meaning despite that.
Favourite Quote: “Go outside, go to work, meet with friends, eat some food. Within it all, do we know exactly what is going to happen? No, but… given our nature, do we know which way we are going to respond to what we come into contact with? Is it what’s around us that makes us do what we do? The catalyst that drives us in certain directions? Or is there something in us that we cannot help that propels us forward? The psychiatrist Carl Jung wrote: “Everyone carries a shadow and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.” And: “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” Meaning that the more we ignore what is in our unconscious – what lies dormant, the shadow, the grizzly parts of ourselves, the deformed and inhuman aspects of our nature – the more it controls us.”
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The Deep Dive: Here
Every second of this video’s one hour runtime is engaging and absorbing. The script, the imagery and the narration are phenomenal. This video is an under-appreciated gem; only 32k views at the time of writing!
Because it seems to me that the postmodern world we live in is being increasingly drained of meaning and that people feel like they have no purpose in life. As a result, we are becoming more depressed, more anxious and more desperate. Therefore, a video that not only highlights these issues but also shows us the way out is valuable.