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Name one movie, book or experience that changed your world view

 
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06/05/2012 01:13 PM
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Name one movie, book or experience that changed your world view
I think that a movie I watched as a kid, shown at school on what to do if a nuclear bomb strikes introduced me to how scary the world was.

Many years later an audio by Thich Nhat Hanh reminded me how beautiful the world can be.
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Hmmm, I asked you all to name one thing, and I named two, my apologies for double standards.
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06/05/2012 01:21 PM
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Re: Name one movie, book or experience that changed your world view
X-Files. Everything else in my life has progressed from watching that as a young kid.
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A series of book's named Left Behind. By Tim Lahaye
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A series of book's named Left Behind. By Tim Lahaye
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Interesting, I didn't realise that Christian, apocalyptic, science fiction existed outside of GLP.
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X-Files. Everything else in my life has progressed from watching that as a young kid.
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I want to believe...
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X-files opened my mind as a kid too.
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Be Here Now
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x-files and fern gully,
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Being abducted out of a camper-trailer in Colorado in the early '90's by gray aliens. No booze, no drugs, only caffeine and tobacco. Signs of struggle in the morning.
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06/05/2012 01:29 PM
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Fahrenheit 451

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"Misunderestimating is only 5/4 th's of the problem"!

"Some choose to hear, few decide to listen".

"Question what you know and know why you question".

"GLP will never be the sane...uhhh...same".

"The markets will determine the fate of government intervention, not government intervening in the market".
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This: [link to en.wikipedia.org]
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06/05/2012 01:30 PM
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1984! We are living it now!
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06/05/2012 01:33 PM
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Inception.
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You only asked for one?? Damn. Alright then, The Jamais Vu Papers. Fair warning - I have watched people go slightly off their rocker reading it.
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Emptiness Dancing by Adyashanti

Life is Beyond the Personal Will! Adyashanti strikes home for many as he discusses what happens when the motivating force of 'personal will' starts to erode. "Realization of 'no self' is one thing; having personal will wither away into nothing is another." It is only in the ebbing of this will that we come to know what the spiritual journey is about: the flowering of Truth.

hf
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The Tao of Physics

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"

We do not Die, We Awaken to the Dream that We Lived.
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The Big Lebowski

The Wall
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06/05/2012 01:45 PM
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Atlas Shrugged...
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull -- don't laugh; this had a profound effect on my spiritual beliefs...
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Being abducted out of a camper-trailer in Colorado in the early '90's by gray aliens. No booze, no drugs, only caffeine and tobacco. Signs of struggle in the morning.
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hiding
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Behold A Pale Horse Written By: William Milton "Bill " Cooper
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Atlas Shrugged...
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Yes, it is powerful
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull -- don't laugh; this had a profound effect on my spiritual beliefs...
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I'll look out for that in my local charity bookshop hf
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hf
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The Big Lebowski

The Wall
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Pink Floyd? My friend was in the music video, it had an impact on me too.
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Re: Name one movie, book or experience that changed your world view
Oddly enough, the "Sword Of Truth" series by Terry Goodkind.
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I was influenced by Ayn Rand for a few years, but after a while I realized that her philosophy of non-sacrifice either way doesn't really work out in practice. If you have a completely non-sacrificial view you end up plundering the environment or people not classified as persons (such as human fetuses) in order to make a good life for everyone else; people approved of by Ayn Rand, that is. I think a Randian politics would make life better for some people, but at the expense of many others and of the environment. Still, if you take her ideas out of context a bit, there are a few good ideas.

A few years later I was strongly influenced by "Where the Wasteland Ends" by Theodore Roszak. His ideas on how we might find ways of studying nature other than today's materialistic science were very interesting. Several other interesting books turned up when I started researching the origins of Roszak's ideas, and it turned out to be a very interesting intellectual inquiry.
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The Little Red Schoolbook

The book encourages young people to question societal norms and instructs them in how to do this. Out of 200 pages, it includes 20 pages on sex and 30 on drugs, including alcohol and tobacco.
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1984! We are living it now!
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That movie made me look at the world quite differently I have to say.
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1984! We are living it now!
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That movie made me look at the world quite differently I have to say.
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I read the book after, felt even darker.

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