Let’s Save Great Ideas from the Ideas Industry by Umair Haque.
Are the best things in life the most trying? Are they nouns, adjectives, or verbs; real or imaginary; finite or infinite? Can they be conveyed? How much could you possibly change the world in 82 years? What about yourself? Are there shortcuts? Do books and stories and histories and parents and quotes count? How much elation can we obtain without suffering? How long can you hold your breath? Can an opinion be correct? Should we ask questions? Is thinking good? Is it necessary? Does it make you happy? Are you a commodity? How much do you wish to perceive? Depth or breadth? How do you quantify your life? How would you describe yourself? What is the answer? What is the cost? How are your decisions made? Are you alone? Have you begun your journey?
Some videos of varying topics. In part because I’ve randomly come across good videos lately, partly because of finding vimeo staff picks (really cool stuff on there).
Great Big Ideas - Haven’t watched these
Gabe Newell: Reflections of a Video Game Maker
Folding Space-Time - Vi Hart
The Break Room Interviews: Jonathan Blow - Really like Mr Blow and what he does, but man is he prolix.
“He Was a Sweet Man”
Adam and Dog
The History of Typography
It will be a marvellous thing—the true personality of man—when we see it. It will grow naturally and simply, flowerlike, or as a tree grows. It will not be at discord. It will never argue or dispute. It will not prove things. It will know everything. And yet it will not busy itself about knowledge. It will have wisdom. Its value will not be measured by material things. It will have nothing. And yet it will have everything, and whatever one takes from it, it will still have, so rich will it be. It will not be always meddling with others, or asking them to be like itself. It will love them because they will be different. And yet while it will not meddle with others, it will help all, as a beautiful thing helps us, by being what it is.
The Soul of Man by Oscar Wilde.
Manna by Marshal Brain.
“If I thought I knew what was going to happen, it wouldn’t be worth doing. The challenge is how joyfully, with what sense of fun and adventure and playfulness, we will greet it.”
Interview by Eric Spitznagel for Playboy.
Nick on Yeah, OK, But Still explains the essence of Nietzsche and Thus Spoke Zarathustra beautifully.
As the author mentions, what is unique (and consistent) about Nietzsche’s process is that it has no singular end or method. Any strategy by which the individual succeeds is correct, although all require struggle. We must live with the values of others, confront them, and forge new ones. Values are earned. And after all this, the stages are always just a matter of perspective; it is not reality that must change, but oneself.
[via another article on Yeah, OK, But Still]