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

 
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Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

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Check this out:

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It always amazes me how much is said about Buddhism. How much is talked about being still. hf
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There is a difference between stillness with eyes closed and stillness with eyes open.
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Re: Name one movie, book or experience that changed your world view
movie : Legends of the Fall

book The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene
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Celestian Prophecy changed my outlook on life forever. Read the book 15 years ago.
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actually, me too
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Me three! hf
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Experiences, difficult to say, so many. I've been in the desert in Egypt, in Atacama in Chile, in Peruvian deserts... rocks or sand landscapes, being in Valley of the Moon in Bolivia, saw the snows of Canada but I guess the odd place which did something within me was sleeping at night in cold weird alien environment about 4000 meters upon sea level and literally stepping on clouds at Marcahuasi, Peruvian plateau. Not even the Amazon jungle, the waterfalls in Iguazu or Niagara Falls had that effect. Though the Canadian side lit with spotlights at night are wonderful indeed. Yet the desert has something special running inside you, you feel insignificant before nature and you see falling stars at night in Middle East. spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Watching tall skyscrapers for the first time as an adult also provides a feeling of wonder about what humans can do.
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wait, let me guess, you dont always drink beer, but when you do, you prefer Dos Equis...peace
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Experiences, difficult to say, so many. I've been in the desert in Egypt, in Atacama in Chile, in Peruvian deserts... rocks or sand landscapes, being in Valley of the Moon in Bolivia, saw the snows of Canada but I guess the odd place which did something within me was sleeping at night in cold weird alien environment about 4000 meters upon sea level and literally stepping on clouds at Marcahuasi, Peruvian plateau. Not even the Amazon jungle, the waterfalls in Iguazu or Niagara Falls had that effect. Though the Canadian side lit with spotlights at night are wonderful indeed. Yet the desert has something special running inside you, you feel insignificant before nature and you see falling stars at night in Middle East. spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Watching tall skyscrapers for the first time as an adult also provides a feeling of wonder about what humans can do.
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wait, let me guess, you dont always drink beer, but when you do, you prefer Dos Equis...peace
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lol

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Re: Name one movie, book or experience that changed your world view
Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

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Ditto :)

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Star War for sure.
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eric von daniken,long time ago
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Check this out:

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It always amazes me how much is said about Buddhism. How much is talked about being still. hf
 Quoting: skymovingcloud


There is a difference between stillness with eyes closed and stillness with eyes open.
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The difference being sensory input through the eyes
Have you received enough light yet?
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Re: Name one movie, book or experience that changed your world view
Oscar Wilde's Soul of Man Under Socialism. Read it first at fifteen and keep going back to it.

There was also a Buddhist writer I read one time (a Tibeten Rinpoche) who explained how anger was an addiction the same way drugs or alcohol are.
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Oscar Wilde's Soul of Man Under Socialism. Read it first at fifteen and keep going back to it.

There was also a Buddhist writer I read one time (a Tibeten Rinpoche) who explained how anger was an addiction the same way drugs or alcohol are.
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Sogyal Rinpoche?
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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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The Zeitgeist Addendum, Loose Change, The Obama Deception, and MANY more.
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Re: Name one movie, book or experience that changed your world view
Gone With the Wind. Totally illustrates this:

"If tomorrow all the things were gone, I'd worked for all my life, and I had to start again, with just my children and my wife" - Lee Greenwood, Proud to be an American.

I think it is the most powerful movie ever made. It covers everything.

Everybody needs to find their OWN "red soil of Tara."
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Gone With the Wind. Totally illustrates this:

"If tomorrow all the things were gone, I'd worked for all my life, and I had to start again, with just my children and my wife" - Lee Greenwood, Proud to be an American.

I think it is the most powerful movie ever made. It covers everything.

Everybody needs to find their OWN "red soil of Tara."
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and the song "I'm Proud to be an American" too for that matter. We take it for granted now, but when it first came out, it was a very powerful message no one had ever put into words before. Still a very powerful message. It had a profound effect on me and my family, and still moves us to tears to hear it. Perhaps now moreso than ever, as the country crumbles and the song gets banned.
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Gone With the Wind. Totally illustrates this:

"If tomorrow all the things were gone, I'd worked for all my life, and I had to start again, with just my children and my wife" - Lee Greenwood, Proud to be an American.

I think it is the most powerful movie ever made. It covers everything.

Everybody needs to find their OWN "red soil of Tara."
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1369739


My Grandmother's favourite movie, I wouldn't have seen it otherwise. Great film, haven't read the book.
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When i read this poem written by a young girl in her death bed i shed a tear, its so beautiful.


# Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?

Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a
butterfly's erratic flight?

Or gazed at the sun into the
fading night?


You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.
The music won't last.



Do you run through each day
On the fly?


When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed

With the next hundred chores
Running through
your head?


You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.
The music won't last.


Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?

And in your haste,
Not see hissorrow?



Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die

Cause you never had time
To call and say,'Hi'


You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.
The music won't last.


When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,

It is like an unopened gift....

Thrown away.



Life is not a race.

Do take it slower

Hear the music

Before the song is over.#


I hope this makes you think about life even for a second
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Yeah, makes me think about shooting myself thru the temple! Thanks!
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Re: Name one movie, book or experience that changed your world view
Gone With the Wind. Totally illustrates this:

"If tomorrow all the things were gone, I'd worked for all my life, and I had to start again, with just my children and my wife" - Lee Greenwood, Proud to be an American.

I think it is the most powerful movie ever made. It covers everything.

Everybody needs to find their OWN "red soil of Tara."
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1369739


My Grandmother's favourite movie, I wouldn't have seen it otherwise. Great film, haven't read the book.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11171736


really? You know, I'm always amazed to find out how many people have never seen it. I think a lot of people think it's a sticky sweet romance or something, and not about the horrors of the Civil War and one story of a woman who had her life ripped apart and always found a way to survive. I've seen it many times now, and always declare "I'll never go hungry again!"

Nice thread OP.

btw folks, if you haven't seen Gone With the Wind, do it. It is considered by many to be the greatest American film ever made.

And if you don't watch old movies, you are missing out on history AND entertainment.

Check all the movies made in 1939 in addition to GWTW. It was an amazing, amazing year.
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Re: Name one movie, book or experience that changed your world view
Gone With the Wind. Totally illustrates this:

"If tomorrow all the things were gone, I'd worked for all my life, and I had to start again, with just my children and my wife" - Lee Greenwood, Proud to be an American.

I think it is the most powerful movie ever made. It covers everything.

Everybody needs to find their OWN "red soil of Tara."
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1369739


My Grandmother's favourite movie, I wouldn't have seen it otherwise. Great film, haven't read the book.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11171736


really? You know, I'm always amazed to find out how many people have never seen it. I think a lot of people think it's a sticky sweet romance or something, and not about the horrors of the Civil War and one story of a woman who had her life ripped apart and always found a way to survive. I've seen it many times now, and always declare "I'll never go hungry again!"

Nice thread OP.

btw folks, if you haven't seen Gone With the Wind, do it. It is considered by many to be the greatest American film ever made.

And if you don't watch old movies, you are missing out on history AND entertainment.

Check all the movies made in 1939 in addition to GWTW. It was an amazing, amazing year.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1369739



A big year in film that's for sure.

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1939 Academy Awards

Best Picture: Gone with the Wind – David O. Selznick, Selznick International
Best Director: Victor Fleming – Gone with the Wind
Best Actress: Vivien Leigh – Gone with the Wind
Best Supporting Actress: Hattie McDaniel – Gone with the Wind
Have you received enough light yet?
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2001: Space Odyssey

This movie made me question my existence.
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2001: Space Odyssey

This movie made me question my existence.
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Epic start.


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2001 didn't change me when I saw it because I was too young and ignorant. Celestine Prophecy didn't shake a single cell cos I know pretty well most of Peru and it's not like written, not to mention most of the characters aren't native ones but foreigner. Someone like me, used to read Nobel Prize winners like Peruvian Vargas Llosa and Colombian Garcia Márquez can't accept that superficial romance as good literature. Now if someone wants to know what a Peruvian esoteric author has to say, won't find anything interesting in any novel written by Llosa either but other ones like Arguedas.....
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Can you believe I watched my DVD of Gone with the Wind day before yesterday? The railroad scene with massive number of soldiers, the fire collapsing the houses while Gable covers the eyes of the horse and manages to escape at the last minute is STILL impressive today. Scarlett biting raw vegetables because of hunger... everything well done and not with these modern gray or dark or blue monochromatic werewolves and vampires films we watch nowadays.
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Atlas Shrugged by Auyne Rand

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books: Ender's GAME, Black Like Me, All Creatures Great and Small
movies: The Gods Must Be Crazy, Blood Diamonds,Schindler's List
music: Enya, Johnny Cash, CCR
experiences: birth of my children, death of my daughter, being diagnosed with cancer
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Debbie does.....oh never mind.
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New Wave...oh never mind.
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Re: Name one movie, book or experience that changed your world view
Great Post but too many pages. Next time ask one simple question and No comments to entries.

Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. Movie

The Odyssey of Homer

Still Life with Woodpecker - Tom Robbins

Regulators -King/Bachman
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Great Post but too many pages. Next time ask one simple question and No comments to entries.

Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. Movie

The Odyssey of Homer

Still Life with Woodpecker - Tom Robbins

Regulators -King/Bachman
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lol no pleasing some people.

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Re: Name one movie, book or experience that changed your world view
Great Post but too many pages. Next time ask one simple question and No comments to entries.

Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. Movie

The Odyssey of Homer

Still Life with Woodpecker - Tom Robbins

Regulators -King/Bachman
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lol no pleasing some people.

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14 pages.

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