🎦 What Makes You Happy – Gary Vaynerchuk

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People quit all the time, ’cause they’re doing it for the money. (emotional piano music) There’s a debate, right now, going on Twitter of like, how many years do you have to work until… The hard work until the thing, this guy’s like, “Gary Vee, you said you hustled your face off “for 10 years,” he’s like, “I only had to do it “for two years, I couldn’t imagine doing it for 10.” And I’m laughing at him, and another guy jumps in and goes, “Well, Gary said it best, ‘Eat shit for blank years “and eat caviar for the rest of your life.'” Like, are you enjoying, is this fun? I’m sure he’s a lovely dude, is this fun? (they laugh) That you’re filming this? Or are you doing it because you think it’s gonna get you to the next level of success? Do you love your process? The gateway to happiness is to love your process, whatever that may be, whether that creates wealth or doesn’t, if that creates legacy and art or doesn’t, that creates impact on the world or it doesn’t. You’re clearly driven, like, you know, first you wanted to be in the NBA, (laughs) then you wanted to be in the PBA, then you wanted to act, like, I think the thing that you need to understand is that you’ve got a gear of motivation that makes you do. The first two things in sports didn’t work out, the thing that worked out in acting, it did work out, whatever the definition of what you’re trying to figure out right now, it may or may not work. What I’m excited about is the fact that you’ve got a gear that makes you want to do. I think one of the biggest problems right now, especially for people under 30 who want to be influencers or entrepreneurs, which is almost everybody, there’s a lot of vanity metrics that they’re trying to achieve to that mean nothing. “I raised 15 million dollars.” So? You might go out of business. “I’ve got a million subscribers.” So? “I’ve got 10 million subscribers.” So? I think, right now, we live in a world that has so much data, that people are living towards the numbers. How many likes, how many followers, how much capital I’ve raised. It’s a, it becomes a numbers rack race, and it usually leads to bad behavior, because when you’re chasing a number that people can see, you often take shortcuts. For me, the shit is the caviar. Like, I love the fuckin’ process. I love building. A very big reason acting probably worked out was you both thought it could bring you something you were looking for from the level of attention and success and fame and dollars, but you also liked it. Because otherwise, if you didn’t like it, you would’ve quit after the third “no” at auditions. When you do something for money, you quit. When you do it because you love it, you do it forever. People win when they’re self-aware. Some wanna make their bed, some don’t. Some have this strength, some have that weakness. You need to figure out who you are and you need to execute against that. You have to love the process, not the stuff that the process buys you. – [Woman In Audience] Yeah! (audience cheers) – People quit all the time, ’cause they’re doing it for the money. I think the bigger question is, “what do you want the money for?” Is it blocking an insecurity, is it to get the girl, is it ’cause you’re trying to mass as much as you can ’cause you actually don’t like working and you wanna live– The reason so many people fail in life and business is, their model is, “Let me get the money, “so then I can enjoy and relax.” They think of it as, like, hoarding it, and then eating it all over time, it’s why retirement, (mumbles) it’s such a bad way to think about it, because then you’re feeling the pressure of, like, massing, so that you can then enjoy. I think the bigger question is, like, what are you up to, why are you doing it, what’s up? I just think a lot of people are trying to achieve success and use fame or money as makeup for a situation that they’re just not happy about. You have to figure out how to make your day-in and day-out happy. It’s all an inside game. You need to be enjoying the amassing so much, that you never get to the enjoying part. Otherwise, you’re gonna be impatient, and trying to be out of it as quickly as possible, to buy those things, or you’re gonna regret it later in life, right? I will never retire, ’cause it’s not as fun as working. Like, it’s not as fun. Like, it’s very… It’s not as fun for me to lay on the beach and play golf all day, and lay on a yacht in the middle of the Mediterranean for a hundred days in the summer, and go to vineyards and go to concerts, and see friends, that’s not as fun as fuckin’ 15 hours of meetings all day. I don’t wanna lay in a swan in a pool. I don’t want to. That is what people have to figure out. Whether that’s singing, or being a mother, or teaching a classroom, to me, the game matters. And by the way, somebody may be looking, being like, “Gary, looks like shit, four AM, six flights in Asia, “and I’m sitting here in Ibiza.” And for her or him, that’s winning, and that’s great. You’ve gotta try and figure that out at all costs, and if you’re not happy right now, you need to do something different. I just don’t understand how… People think wealth is the gateway to happiness. The gateway to happiness is to love your process, whatever that may be, whether that creates wealth or doesn’t, if that creates legacy and art or doesn’t, that creates impact on the world or doesn’t, you’ve gotta try and figure that out at all costs. That if you’re not happy right now, you need to do something different. If you are not happy right now, you have to break your patterns. You have to look at life from a different perspective. You have to find a different angle to look at it from. Because this shit goes fast if you know it’s long. Figure out what your fucking winning is. My winning is different than a lot of people’s. I don’t get envy, I get excited, I get competitive, I enjoy it, I enjoy my thing. What’s your thing that makes you the happiest… – [Man] You just focus there. – Only there.

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Even the cheer at the end is slow and muted, it’s very and I mean very hard to understand the concept of loving the journey over the trophy.
It’s almost impossible when you don’t have the things that you want to understand that the chase of those things if you pick the right path will end up tasting sweeter than the items you amass. – When you want 100k followers, when you chase 10k likes a post, you don’t realize how empty it can feel when you get there and more importantly you don’t even know why, they just seem like the right numbers.
My friends, please try to start the process of understanding happiness, understanding why you feel the way you do, what makes you insecure and want a fancy car or house, why when you go through your feed you feel #fomo please understand that doing things you love will lead to the things you want even when they don’t pay you what you THINK you need to get what you THINK you want.
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🎦 Best Motivational Speech for Millennial’s by Gary Vaynerchuk

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today’s guest is one of the world’s
leading marketing experts and living
proof that the American Dream is alive
and well he was born in Belarus in the
former Soviet Union didn’t speak a word
of English when he arrived his entire
extended family lived together and a
tiny-ass apartment in Queens and as the
foreign kid he was once bullied into
drinking urine from a soda can before
time New York Times bestselling author
I think so many people are keyboard
activists right everybody’s good at
sending a tweet about how the world
should be and nobody’s doing anything
about it and that just that is just very
much human nature we’re just gonna ask
if you think that’s human nature or if
you think that we’ve gotten soft as a
culture yes you know I mean of course
we’ve gotten soft as a culture in the
u.s. because the US has had an
incredible two hundred year run right
like this is just what happens you know
so as a culture you know I can’t speak
for you know people that live in the
Amazon River and I can’t speak for you
know people that still live in Belarus
but the American culture is soft and
that’s a great thing that means there’s
been enormous amounts of prosperity but let’s not be naive
I mean people literally complain when
somebody gives them the wrong amount of
like extra cream in a Starbucks $6 coffee
my lack of interest in complaining is so
high and when I watch what people
complain about it breaks my heart
because they completely lack perspective
and i genuinely believe my happiness and
optimism comes from my perspective even
in political unrest times like right now
a lot of people very bent out of shape
but the reality is is that it just never
been better to be a human being it’s
that’s just the truth that’s just data
that’s that’s reality and yeah I mean
it’s just a very fun time to be alive an
incredible time and I think the way
people look at the world right now
because it’s such an incredible time is
actually the quickest tell to who they
are if you think it sucks but it’s bad
you have losing pessimistic DNA and if
you think it’s awesome and phenomenal
you have optimistic winning DNA and I
believe that to be true and so that’s
where rap we’re beating ourselves up
like everybody sucks at something right
like we all have shortcomings and we all
have strengths and for me it’s like why
don’t we just audit that like why don’t
we just look at it that way and be like
alright well I’m good at this but I’m
not gonna dad like and then and then and
then I only focus what I’m good at right
like I don’t dwell that I can’t fix
around the house I call somebody to fix
it like I’m not like I’m not a man I
don’t give a like you know like
like you know like I don’t I don’t get
it like we all like I also think it’s
awesome that I’m so emotionally stable
and I’m the emotional backbone of
everybody is that what a dude supposed
to do like like these cliches these
stereotypes they’re so silly I don’t
judge myself I’m fully in love with
myself but I’m also fully in love with
everybody else too right it’s not like
like it goes both ways like I tell
people to buy into me that work for me
it’s cuz I buy into them first
like I don’t need anybody to gain trust
with me I it’s there like I believe that
the human race is so grossly underrated
we are good of course we have some bad
there’s 7 billion of us but like
when you look at our net score it’s
bonkers like you know what damage
we could be doing to each other on an
hourly basis and we don’t like we’re still here
like we want we’re the alpha being and
we’ve figured out how to stay together
this is insane when you think about it
and yet everybody wants to dwell on like
somebody said something mean if you want
to be an anomaly you have to act like
one like people want all these special
things to happen but then they’re acting
like everybody else and that gets into
this Saturdays on in your 20s like or or
just like taking risks or things of that
nature like you know if anybody watching
right now if there’s anything they take
away it’s like look like you’re gonna
only be so pretty you’re only gonna be
so smart like you like there’s there’s
things that are gonna be natural and
there’s things that you can actually
control I do believe and I don’t know if
I’m right or wrong I don’t but I do
believe that work ethic is a taught
behavior it’s something you do have more
control over and yeah I think you know I
think and you know what really sealed a
deal for me getting healthier I was 38
years old and didn’t come natural to me
like it didn’t come natural to me at all
I hate the gym I hate it now I hate it I
don’t like it I don’t want to do it but
I but I knew it was important and somewhere around
midway through being 38 years old I got
serious I figured out my system I made
the financial commitment and I’ve won
right and I’ll never lose again because
the system was I needed to be
accountable to another human being so it
was about Mike and now Jordan and
whoever else is my trainer I’m doing it
almost weirdly more to not let them down
then too and so that was the shift and
so I feel like there’s a shift that can
make people work harder
the big one that I push is you’re gonna
die like like if your complaint like to
me life is broken down into complaining
and not so if you’re not complaining
well then I’ve never I have no advice
for you but I’m pumped like you did it
like like I’ve friends who make $42,000
a year work 9:00 to 4:00 kind of with an
hour and a half lunch and 45 minutes of
YouTube and ten minutes of bullshitting
and an hour of complete waste of time in
a meeting so the kind of working like
six you know hours a week right but but
but they’re pumped and and and they text
me these are high school friends and
they’ll text me like how happy they are
to be the coach of their kids baseball
team and you know like that’s amazing
like that that seems very obvious to me
like that’s like that’s right like you
know what’s super weird I’m actually
really envious you know like I it sounds
cool like in theory right grass is
always greener right like far less
pressure you know like like all that
time with my kids who that would be cool
like there’s just like all these things
that I can justify so to me but I have
friends who have a hundred million
dollars in the bank because of
Facebook’s IPO who complain who are
still hungry who want to do even more
who will complain to me because they
know I work a lot about no work-life
balance and they don’t get to spend
enough time with their family and I’m
like you have a hundred million dollars
like you could stay home like you’re in
control like you don’t complain about it
you’ve made that choice don’t me
like you want to spend more time with
your family and more time with your
family this is back to what we said
about keyboard warriors I’m trying to be
very careful about what I’m saying
versus what I’m doing because that’s how
you get exposed and I don’t mean like
people calling you out and being like
you suck I mean to yourself I don’t want
to be exposed by myself it’s it’s it’s
looking yourself in the mirror and
saying like am I doing this right so to
me there’s so many people they’re
talking about how big of an
entrepreneur they’re gonna be and how
much they’re gonna achieve and they
don’t work on weekends
you know I worked every Saturday of my 20s
like and I talk to 20 year old
entrepreneurs every single day lately
I’ve been saying to them this Saturday
you’re gonna have more time off than
I’ve had in my entire twenties on a
Saturday so like before you tell me how
you’re gonna be bigger than me start
thinking about what you’re actually doing
III think about as you know that picture
we’re like it looks like two people
kissing or it looks like a glass of champagne
like I just basically think at this
point in my business life the world sees
the glass of champagne and I see the two
people kissing I’m fascinated by the
same thing that attracts so many of
millions of people to people that are
selling those same people are
attracted to me and what I want to do is
suffocate out all those other people and
become the Alpha of that entire world of
people that are hoping and are desperate
to look at me and what I want to do is
inspire to fourteen-year-old girls in
Kansas City right now to build a billion
dollar company on having a bunch of
employees hugging each other in the
house I think that Steve Jobs came along
became an icon but the sad part of that
narrative was he did not treat his
employees well he became an icon and the
narrative became he got the most out of
people by being a jerk and that became
romanticized and a lot of people in
Silicon Valley today run companies were
they’re mean because they think that’s
the right thing to do because they put
Steve Jobs on a pedestal
I want my pedestal moment I want to
become that big and what I want to come
from that is that kids that aren’t even
born today think that they can build a
five billion dollar company and be a
great guy or great gal I want to build
the biggest building in town ever by
just building the biggest building in
town while I think most people try to
tear down everybody else’s building so I think positivity and
good is practical advice to building an
empire and I want to be the poster child
of the person that built the biggest
baddest empire and did it by being a
good dude along the way and not
everybody’s gonna be happy about
everything I did but if it’s 97% of
people talking good behind your back
that’s a real legacy and I want to do it
in a pop culture way I’m gonna do it
anyway people have done that before just
so you know there’s plenty of people
Warren Buffett’s a really good dude like
there’s plenty of people that have done
that there’s a difference I want to do
it and I want to be a rock star right
like and that’s where you influence
people like you know like I want to do
it but I also want to be the most
popular and so then that person’s like
oh I want to be him so I guess I’ll be
nice like I want to literally take
people who have DNA that’s kind of nice
and make them more nice because they
think that’s how I became big so I
basically want to trick the business
world into becoming kinder you

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🎦 The Secret to Self-Motivation (5 Second Rule)

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this is a pump mo Dorrough this is at Pomodoro timer this is the Pomodoro Technique the Pomodoro Technique is a simple yet very effective way to improve your work and study habits the basic requirement of this technique is to set a kitchen timer to 25 minutes but this is just the beginning in order to become a certified Pomodoro master you need to achieve the following six objectives first find out how much effort and activity requires you by monitoring how many Pomodoro’s you need in order to accomplish a specific task second learn to protect your Pomodoro from the internal and external interruptions third make accurate estimations of how many Pomodoro’s you need for a certain activity use your Pomodoro time not just to work on your task but spend a few minutes for recap and the last one’s for review thick set the timetable according to your to do’s to your time or even to the season this is good for organizing work and also through creating more free time simply once you have completed these objectives find your own personal objective such as being more efficient or improving the quality of your work for example a writer could track more accurately what he’s doing during a Pomodoro or a team may want to find out how good its corporation is but remember you have to choose your own final objective in order to achieve the best results the objective should be done incrementally in other words if you didn’t complete an objective don’t move ahead to the next one continue trying to do better with the current objective until you feel that you’ve mastered it for more in depth tips read the original book record your progress and become a certified Pomodoro Master Pomodoro Technique calm love my time two hours and 43 minutes were saved using the Pomodoro Technique in the making of this video

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Just over a year ago, for the third time in my life, I ceased to exist. I was having a small operation, and my brain was filling with anesthetic. I remember a sense of detachment and falling apart and a coldness. And then I was back, drowsy and disoriented, but definitely there. Now, when you wake from a deep sleep, you might feel confused about the time or anxious about oversleeping, but there’s always a basic sense of time having passed, of a continuity between then and now. Coming round from anesthesia is very different. I could have been under for five minutes, five hours, five years or even 50 years. I simply wasn’t there. It was total oblivion. Anesthesia — it’s a modern kind of magic. It turns people into objects, and then, we hope, back again into people. And in this process is one of the greatest remaining mysteries in science and philosophy. How does consciousness happen? Somehow, within each of our brains, the combined activity of many billions of neurons, each one a tiny biological machine, is generating a conscious experience. And not just any conscious experience — your conscious experience right here and right now. How does this happen? Answering this question is so important because consciousness for each of us is all there is. Without it there’s no world, there’s no self, there’s nothing at all. And when we suffer, we suffer consciously whether it’s through mental illness or pain. And if we can experience joy and suffering, what about other animals? Might they be conscious, too? Do they also have a sense of self? And as computers get faster and smarter, maybe there will come a point, maybe not too far away, when my iPhone develops a sense of its own existence. I actually think the prospects for a conscious AI are pretty remote. And I think this because my research is telling me that consciousness has less to do with pure intelligence and more to do with our nature as living and breathing organisms. Consciousness and intelligence are very different things. You don’t have to be smart to suffer, but you probably do have to be alive. In the story I’m going to tell you, our conscious experiences of the world around us, and of ourselves within it, are kinds of controlled hallucinations that happen with, through and because of our living bodies. Now, you might have heard that we know nothing about how the brain and body give rise to consciousness. Some people even say it’s beyond the reach of science altogether. But in fact, the last 25 years have seen an explosion of scientific work in this area. If you come to my lab at the University of Sussex, you’ll find scientists from all different disciplines and sometimes even philosophers. All of us together trying to understand how consciousness happens and what happens when it goes wrong. And the strategy is very simple. I’d like you to think about consciousness in the way that we’ve come to think about life. At one time, people thought the property of being alive could not be explained by physics and chemistry — that life had to be more than just mechanism. But people no longer think that. As biologists got on with the job of explaining the properties of living systems in terms of physics and chemistry — things like metabolism, reproduction, homeostasis — the basic mystery of what life is started to fade away, and people didn’t propose any more magical solutions, like a force of life or an élan vital. So as with life, so with consciousness. Once we start explaining its properties in terms of things happening inside brains and bodies, the apparently insoluble mystery of what consciousness is should start to fade away. At least that’s the plan. So let’s get started. What are the properties of consciousness? What should a science of consciousness try to explain? Well, for today I’d just like to think of consciousness in two different ways. There are experiences of the world around us, full of sights, sounds and smells, there’s multisensory, panoramic, 3D, fully immersive inner movie. And then there’s conscious self. The specific experience of being you or being me. The lead character in this inner movie, and probably the aspect of consciousness we all cling to most tightly. Let’s start with experiences of the world around us, and with the important idea of the brain as a prediction engine. Imagine being a brain. You’re locked inside a bony skull, trying to figure what’s out there in the world. There’s no lights inside the skull. There’s no sound either. All you’ve got to go on is streams of electrical impulses which are only indirectly related to things in the world, whatever they may be. So perception — figuring out what’s there — has to be a process of informed guesswork in which the brain combines these sensory signals with its prior expectations or beliefs about the way the world is to form its best guess of what caused those signals. The brain doesn’t hear sound or see light. What we perceive is its best guess of what’s out there in the world. Let me give you a couple of examples of all this. You might have seen this illusion before, but I’d like you to think about it in a new way. If you look at those two patches, A and B, they should look to you to be very different shades of gray, right? But they are in fact exactly the same shade. And I can illustrate this. If I put up a second version of the image here and join the two patches with a gray-colored bar, you can see there’s no difference. It’s exactly the same shade of gray. And if you still don’t believe me, I’ll bring the bar across and join them up. It’s a single colored block of gray, there’s no difference at all. This isn’t any kind of magic trick. It’s the same shade of gray, but take it away again, and it looks different. So what’s happening here is that the brain is using its prior expectations built deeply into the circuits of the visual cortex that a cast shadow dims the appearance of a surface, so that we see B as lighter than it really is. Here’s one more example, which shows just how quickly the brain can use new predictions to change what we consciously experience. Have a listen to this. (Distorted voice) Sounded strange, right? Have a listen again and see if you can get anything. (Distorted voice) Still strange. Now listen to this. (Recording) Anil Seth: I think Brexit is a really terrible idea. (Laughter) Which I do. So you heard some words there, right? Now listen to the first sound again. I’m just going to replay it. (Distorted voice) Yeah? So you can now hear words there. Once more for luck. (Distorted voice) OK, so what’s going on here? The remarkable thing is the sensory information coming into the brain hasn’t changed at all. All that’s changed is your brain’s best guess of the causes of that sensory information. And that changes what you consciously hear. All this puts the brain basis of perception in a bit of a different light. Instead of perception depending largely on signals coming into the brain from the outside world, it depends as much, if not more, on perceptual predictions flowing in the opposite direction. We don’t just passively perceive the world, we actively generate it. The world we experience comes as much, if not more, from the inside out as from the outside in. Let me give you one more example of perception as this active, constructive process. Here we’ve combined immersive virtual reality with image processing to simulate the effects of overly strong perceptual predictions on experience. In this panoramic video, we’ve transformed the world — which is in this case Sussex campus — into a psychedelic playground. We’ve processed the footage using an algorithm based on Google’s Deep Dream to simulate the effects of overly strong perceptual predictions. In this case, to see dogs. And you can see this is a very strange thing. When perceptual predictions are too strong, as they are here, the result looks very much like the kinds of hallucinations people might report in altered states, or perhaps even in psychosis. Now, think about this for a minute. If hallucination is a kind of uncontrolled perception, then perception right here and right now is also a kind of hallucination, but a controlled hallucination in which the brain’s predictions are being reined in by sensory information from the world. In fact, we’re all hallucinating all the time, including right now. It’s just that when we agree about our hallucinations, we call that reality. (Laughter) Now I’m going to tell you that your experience of being a self, the specific experience of being you, is also a controlled hallucination generated by the brain. This seems a very strange idea, right? Yes, visual illusions might deceive my eyes, but how could I be deceived about what it means to be me? For most of us, the experience of being a person is so familiar, so unified and so continuous that it’s difficult not to take it for granted. But we shouldn’t take it for granted. There are in fact many different ways we experience being a self. There’s the experience of having a body and of being a body. There are experiences of perceiving the world from a first person point of view. There are experiences of intending to do things and of being the cause of things that happen in the world. And there are experiences of being a continuous and distinctive person over time, built from a rich set of memories and social interactions. Many experiments show, and psychiatrists and neurologists know very well, that these different ways in which we experience being a self can all come apart. What this means is the basic background experience of being a unified self is a rather fragile construction of the brain. Another experience, which just like all others, requires explanation. So let’s return to the bodily self. How does the brain generate the experience of being a body and of having a body? Well, just the same principles apply. The brain makes its best guess about what is and what is not part of its body. And there’s a beautiful experiment in neuroscience to illustrate this. And unlike most neuroscience experiments, this is one you can do at home. All you need is one of these. (Laughter) And a couple of paintbrushes. In the rubber hand illusion, a person’s real hand is hidden from view, and that fake rubber hand is placed in front of them. Then both hands are simultaneously stroked with a paintbrush while the person stares at the fake hand. Now, for most people, after a while, this leads to the very uncanny sensation that the fake hand is in fact part of their body. And the idea is that the congruence between seeing touch and feeling touch on an object that looks like hand and is roughly where a hand should be, is enough evidence for the brain to make its best guess that the fake hand is in fact part of the body. (Laughter) So you can measure all kinds of clever things. You can measure skin conductance and startle responses, but there’s no need. It’s clear the guy in blue has assimilated the fake hand. This means that even experiences of what our body is is a kind of best guessing — a kind of controlled hallucination by the brain. There’s one more thing. We don’t just experience our bodies as objects in the world from the outside, we also experience them from within. We all experience the sense of being a body from the inside. And sensory signals coming from the inside of the body are continually telling the brain about the state of the internal organs, how the heart is doing, what the blood pressure is like, lots of things. This kind of perception, which we call interoception, is rather overlooked. But it’s critically important because perception and regulation of the internal state of the body — well, that’s what keeps us alive. Here’s another version of the rubber hand illusion. This is from our lab at Sussex. And here, people see a virtual reality version of their hand, which flashes red and back either in time or out of time with their heartbeat. And when it’s flashing in time with their heartbeat, people have a stronger sense that it’s in fact part of their body. So experiences of having a body are deeply grounded in perceiving our bodies from within. There’s one last thing I want to draw your attention to, which is that experiences of the body from the inside are very different from experiences of the world around us. When I look around me, the world seems full of objects — tables, chairs, rubber hands, people, you lot — even my own body in the world, I can perceive it as an object from the outside. But my experiences of the body from within, they’re not like that at all. I don’t perceive my kidneys here, my liver here, my spleen … I don’t know where my spleen is, but it’s somewhere. I don’t perceive my insides as objects. In fact, I don’t experience them much at all unless they go wrong. And this is important, I think. Perception of the internal state of the body isn’t about figuring out what’s there, it’s about control and regulation — keeping the physiological variables within the tight bounds that are compatible with survival. When the brain uses predictions to figure out what’s there, we perceive objects as the causes of sensations. When the brain uses predictions to control and regulate things, we experience how well or how badly that control is going. So our most basic experiences of being a self, of being an embodied organism, are deeply grounded in the biological mechanisms that keep us alive. And when we follow this idea all the way through, we can start to see that all of our conscious experiences, since they all depend on the same mechanisms of predictive perception, all stem from this basic drive to stay alive. We experience the world and ourselves with, through and because of our living bodies. Let me bring things together step-by-step. What we consciously see depends on the brain’s best guess of what’s out there. Our experienced world comes from the inside out, not just the outside in. The rubber hand illusion shows that this applies to our experiences of what is and what is not our body. And these self-related predictions depend critically on sensory signals coming from deep inside the body. And finally, experiences of being an embodied self are more about control and regulation than figuring out what’s there. So our experiences of the world around us and ourselves within it — well, they’re kinds of controlled hallucinations that have been shaped over millions of years of evolution to keep us alive in worlds full of danger and opportunity. We predict ourselves into existence. Now, I leave you with three implications of all this. First, just as we can misperceive the world, we can misperceive ourselves when the mechanisms of prediction go wrong. Understanding this opens many new opportunities in psychiatry and neurology, because we can finally get at the mechanisms rather than just treating the symptoms in conditions like depression and schizophrenia. Second: what it means to be me cannot be reduced to or uploaded to a software program running on a robot, however smart or sophisticated. We are biological, flesh-and-blood animals whose conscious experiences are shaped at all levels by the biological mechanisms that keep us alive. Just making computers smarter is not going to make them sentient. Finally, our own individual inner universe, our way of being conscious, is just one possible way of being conscious. And even human consciousness generally — it’s just a tiny region in a vast space of possible consciousnesses. Our individual self and worlds are unique to each of us, but they’re all grounded in biological mechanisms shared with many other living creatures. Now, these are fundamental changes in how we understand ourselves, but I think they should be celebrated, because as so often in science, from Copernicus — we’re not at the center of the universe — to Darwin — we’re related to all other creatures — to the present day. With a greater sense of understanding comes a greater sense of wonder, and a greater realization that we are part of and not apart from the rest of nature. And … when the end of consciousness comes, there’s nothing to be afraid of. Nothing at all. Thank you.

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🎦 Ultimate Motivation – Charles Bukowski – The Laughing Heart & Roll the Dice

Video Transcript

The Laughing Heart

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

Roll The Dice

if you’re going to try, go all the
way.
otherwise, don’t even start. if you’re going to try, go all the
way.
this could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives, jobs and
maybe your mind.
go all the way.
it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.
it could mean freezing on a
park bench.
it could mean jail,
it could mean derision,
mockery,
isolation.
isolation is the gift,
all the others are a test of your
endurance, of
how much you really want to
do it.
and you’ll do it
despite rejection and the worst odds
and it will be better than
anything else
you can imagine.

if you’re going to try,
go all the way.
there is no other feeling like
that.
you will be alone with the gods
and the nights will flame with
fire.

do it, do it, do it.
do it.

all the way
all the way.

you will ride life straight to
perfect laughter, its
the only good fight
there is.

Poet: Charles Bukowski
The Laughing Heart; Roll the Dice
Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam

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🎦 Don’t Settle For Average – Motivational Video

Video Transcript

even though I'm a big believer in living
an enjoyable lifestyle and going through
life with a smile that doesn't mean
everything it's always gonna be easy
everyone has his ups and downs and every
journey has blocks on the roads and
obstacles to overcome we're all human we
all have feelings it's all about how you
deal with them and whether you let those
feelings affect your actions and this
time we live in people are all about
quick fast and media results as
shortcuts mostly because they want to
feel appreciated for what they do to
boost their own ego and to fit in with
others instead of thinking about
impressing other people have you ever
stood still and thought about what you
really want for me some of those things
were getting a shape putting myself out
of social media doing what I love for a
living and waking up every single day
would it go in mine I had accomplished
all these goals by the age of 22 you
might not think he is so lucky or he
must have had financial support or I
can't go to the gym like him because I
have a nine-to-five job and a family and
the answer is no it's not luck
circumstances or any other you
are trying to look for excuses why you
don't have what someone else has and
that is one of the reasons why you don't
have it I truly believe the society in
general has become soft everyone is
looking for the easy way out the fat
that gives in the most amount of comfort
and security whatever the that
means
[Music]
[Music]
I believe life is all about stepping out
of that comfort zone and doing things
you don't feel like doing in order to
accomplish something great physical
health is a big part of that and will
help anyone achieve that mindset some
days going to the gym is the last thing
I want to do I might have low energy
levels be physically exhausted and just
not feeling it but I still got my us in
there and I get it done afterwards I
always feel amazing because I made the
right decision
I did what I didn't feel like doing but
knew I should and that gives me so much
energy it makes me feel unstoppable
these are the moments that matter these
are the moments that journey ends our
stronger version of yourself if I didn't
go to the gym I settle with feeling low
my whole day will probably turn out
because I had that loser mentality there
is gonna be moments where you feel like
crap I'd have to do things you don't
want to do those moments will decide if
you're gonna succeed or if you're gonna
settle for average you see it's easy to
work hard and push through when someone
is looking or expect you to do something
but how hard are you really working when
nobody is watching ask yourself that
question when you feel like giving up
I'm doing this for me enough for anyone
else because I want this more than
anything and I'm gonna get it next time
you don't feel like it
do exactly what you don't feel like
doing and develop your discipline stop
blaming circumstances and others and
take charge of your own life you've got
this things don't just happen
you make them happen you create your own
luck you create your own lives my name
is Mariah and I want you to stop being a
victim and star being a winner

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