Tag: Identity

Who Are You? Pt. 2: The Illusion of Identity

In part one, I explained why you are not your body. Whatever true self is, it can’t be your body. If you haven’t watched part one, feel free to check that out. In this video I want to talk about the mental component of identity, the way that we use thoughts to define ourselves. We…

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Christopher Nolan | The Illusion of Identity

What makes this scene so memorable and uplifting? Although the camera work and Hans Zimmer’s brilliance can be commended, these shots go one step further. The genius of Christopher Nolan is that he blends the mass audience appeal of blockbusters with the art house sensibilities that many tend to dismiss. What this results in are…

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The Modern Day Wizard in 60 seconds by Andrew Wallas

– So, the interesting thing is who gets to decide what is mental illness and what is mental health. In my experience, many people that present with problems that we’ve called mental illness are, in fact, having a healthy reaction to an unhealthy environment and what need to treat is the environment and not so…

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Embrace your raw, strange magic | Casey Gerald

[This talk contains mature content] My mother called this summer to stage an intervention. She’d come across a few snippets of my memoir, which wasn’t even out yet, and she was concerned. It wasn’t the sex. (Laughter) It was the language that disturbed her. For example: “I have been so many things along my curious…

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The magic of Khmer classical dance | Prumsodun Ok

“Robam kbach boran,” or the art of Khmer classical dance, is more than 1,000 years old. It was developed as a prayer in movement for rain and fertility, and a prosperity that this meant for an agricultural society. Dancers who were both men and women were offered to temples where they served as living bridges…

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Basically I’m Gay

(sighs) – Hello Internet. (inhales deeply) (dramatic suspenseful music) – Sex! Secrecy! And a whole lot of internal screaming. Starring Daniel Howell. One of the greatest mysteries of our generation. What is Dan’s sexuality? Spoiler alert. I’m not straight. Sex, the foundation of life and the only thing we’re really supposed to do. Everyone’s obsessed…

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What Consent Means at a Lesbian Strip Club Run by a Straight Man

Have you ever seen Magic Mike? Picture a girl in those type of clothes doing what they do. There’s a difference between a female dancer and a dom dancer. I’m a dancer at City of Doms for a little over five years. It’s a lot of entertainment groups. City of Doms just happens to be…

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