“You have this spot that you can’t see past. My grams and gramps had it, the spot where they were taught they were disconnected from everything . . . and how beautiful they really are. And that there’s no need to hide, or lie. And that it’s possible to talk to someone without any lies, with no sarcasms, no deceptions, no exaggerations or any of the things that people use to confuse the truth.” ~Powder
Something that mainstream society has taken from the inherent faculties of human relationships and interaction is honesty. Mainstream society has replaced the innate characteristic of honesty with dishonesty, lies, and deception. In society, dishonesty is revered, rewarded, and esteemed as a self-defense mechanism, whereas a characteristic as simple as honesty is too often associated with simple-mindedness or the unfiltered naivete associated with innocence of childhood. This is almost ridiculous. That somehow once we have matured to adulthood, honesty must be traded for being jaded and bitterness, more “adult” traits. Rather, we become extremely insecure, tall babies.
We have been conditioned to believe that we cannot be honest or we will be hurt and abandoned, ultimately by society (as society has taught us that we will lose our social base, our social network). Society assures us that the only way to be secure is to hide, even from ourselves. This is a fallacy and a delusion. The way to break from that conditioned habit of thinking is to first be honest with yourself. Once we accept that we are not our jobs, or our pre-conceived or insecure identities, we can recognize that we are really just afraid. And we are all afraid; a more protected and locked down society does not and will not alleviate that fear.
We are human beings, imbibed with consciousness. Honesty is one of the only ways to have lasting interaction and to know that we are conscious beings. We have nothing to be afraid of… and everything to gain by living.
This video is Part One of a Two Part vlog series.
Music: “Fluidscape” by Keven MacLeod, Incompetech.com
EDIT: motion backgrounds from Movietools.info were not used in the final production of the video.
Original artwork (the animated fractals) by Scott Draves and the Electric Sheep.
Time Lapse from Stock Footage For Free.
Body animation from “Body Story” by The Moving Picture Company, Siggraph collection.
Beach Sunset footage from Free HD Stock Footage on Vimeo.
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