14/01/2016

Life and meaning

What is the meaning of life? The life have one sense? These are existential questions, form part of what is be a human. However, now, with the decline of religion and the consequent diversification of whats, whys and where we go (how many people and their worldviews) seem more complex than ever, and shows like a conflict, and therefore as potential sources of unhappiness. This video made by School of life, platform for dissemination of knowledge for the development of emotions and psychological and social well-being of people, proposes a fast, fun and very educational tour to answer all these questions, based on how and not why.

How can we give our lives meaning? In absolute terms and scientists, the meaning is the reproduction of the species, but that, don’t satisfy these questions, typical of postmodernism and the situation resulting from having our basic needs.

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that we can create ideas about ideas (ideas of ideas), ‘metaideas’. Untangling this ball: our existential ideas have no absolute answers to our happiness and no formula exists for this. How then give meaning to our lives, what is the key to this ‘metaidea’? In this video we find one of the secrets, it does not give us an answer but tools to make, at least, that the perception of the meaning of our existence and our existence itself be something happier. Hint: We are not alone!

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Convinced that we are all one and that those who control feeding control human beings as well, has over 36 years sharing knowledge worldwide through ceremonies and conferences." 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Nació en 1954 en Tíbet y a los cinco años tuvo que abandonar su país debido a la invasión china. Poco después, y gracias a los auspicios del Dalai Lama y el gobierno indio, ingresó en una escuela para refugiados tibetanos en Dalhousie, India, donde estudió su propia lengua, cultura, historia, arte y filosofía budista, así como inglés e hindi. A los dieciséis años ingresó en el monasterio de Namgyal, el monasterio privado del Dalai Lama en Dharamsala, donde pasó 11 años estudiando la doctrina budista. Fue director de Lama Project, un proyecto de recopilación y grabación en vídeo de las tradiciones y enseñanzas preservadas por los lamas más ancianos, a fin de asegurar su continuidad. Después de unos años de intenso intercambio cultural con occidente, en 1994 creó la Casa del Tíbet de Barcelona con el objetivo de divulgar la cultura tibetana, de la que además es director.'Young people are the future'. 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Filósofo, catedrático de filosofía contemporánea en la Universidad de Barcelona y profesor visitante en numerosas universidades de México, Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, Estados Unidos e Italia, es además director de la revista Barcelona Metrópolis y de varias colecciones de libros sobre filosofía y pensamiento: Pensamiento Herder —Herder—, Pensamiento contemporáneo, Biblioteca del presente y Biblioteca iberoamericana de ensayo —Paidós— o Filosofía hoy —Santillana—. También es colaborador habitual en revistas científicas especializadas y en periódicos como El País, La Vanguardia o El Periódico en España y La Nación y Clarín en Argentina.'It has disappeared from our horizon the idea that the social order of the world could be another'. Philosopher, professor of contemporary philosophy at the University of Barcelona and visiting professor at numerous universities in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, United States and Italy, is also director of the Barcelona Metropolis magazine and several collections of books on philosophy and thought: Pensamiento Herder —Herder—, Pensamiento contemporáneo, Biblioteca del presente y Biblioteca iberoamericana de ensayo —Paidós— o Filosofía hoy —Santillana—. He is also a regular contributor to scientific journals and newspapers such as El País, La Vanguardia or El Periódico in Spain and La Nación and Clarín in Argentina." 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La presentación de los autores fue la siguiente: 'Si en un universo paralelo Ludwig Wittgenstein y Marshall McLuhan se hubiesen casado, su hija–robot habría hecho una animación como esta. Esperamos que les guste'. Una interesante y crítica reflexión sobre lo que ellos llaman el Homo Modernus, es decir, sobre nosotros mismos. El hombre del presente, inmerso en el capitalismo, la sociedad de consumo y de la información; el hombre al que el sistema ha hecho, mediante las pautas de consumo y producción, a su imagen y semejanza; el hombre que lo tiene que externalizar todo quedando como un jarrón vacío; el hombre al que definen como un híbrido entre hiena y tiburón, que mientras ríe de todo, confuso y vacío, permite que los tiburones sigan, como es propio de su comportamiento, cazando solos.Directed by Iñigo Orduña and Claudio Molinari and based on an original text of the second, 'Homo Modernus: Tractatus Philosophicus' is one of the two Spanish short films selected for the Youtubeplay final competition held at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao in 2010. The presentation of the authors was: 'If in a parallel universe Ludwig Wittgenstein would married Marshall McLuhan, his daughter-robot would have made an animation like this. Hope you like'. 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