September 25, 2013

Olé to you nonetheless

Very inspired TED talk:

"If your job is to dance, do your dance. If the divine, cockeyed genius assigned to your case decides to let some sort of wonderment be glimpsed, for just one moment, through your efforts, then "Olé!". And if not, do your dance anyhow. And "Olé!" to you nonetheless."

 The talk is about how artists can get broken because of the anxiety of thinking they may not be able to do a great creation but I think that can actually be applied to any aspect of your life.

 In ancient times, people used to believe there was a God that was ruling our lifes and what was happening was because of his plans. This was a way of managing uncertainty in their lifes, since there were a plan and rules designed for some higher entity, despite people was not able to understand them.

Then, people started to think that we are the center of the universe, ... and then we killed God when we tried to demonstrate every single thing through science and rules that are understandable by humans (well, not by all of them, but a set of humans). And we started believing we are in control and so we are responsibles of our own future (don't get me wrong, I think science has bring very very good things to humanity).

However, believing we can control, brings great responsability on our lifes, new rules (to avoid damages we can avoid because WE are in control), and at the end anxiety and stress. Then ... should we go back to believe in unnatural things?

Well, why not go back to believe we are not in control and that we do our best and then, because of "Gods", coincidences or other unnatural "things" that we don't know, don't understand and can't control, things will go in a way or in another, thus leaving us living with some uncertainty? Is this the next step?

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