Got this from The Elephant Journal and thought it was worth keeping.
Jim Carrey shares the startling realization he came to after years of fame: it’s totally pointless to spend our whole lives creating and curating some specific identity for ourselves.
This is all ego: desiring to be important, to be someone, to matter. In reality, this grasping at a singular identity brings us only pain and suffering, for three main reasons. One, it introduces a separation between us and all other beings that dishonors our inherent, interconnected nature. Two, it deludes us into thinking that things are not supposed to change—that we are not supposed to change. Three, it leads us away from resting in our own basic goodness, as it makes us feel that we aren’t enough just as we are, right now.
Last week I noticed we had the option to use short videos in our Facebook profiles. This got me thinking about what might make a fun profile video; the best I could think of were those wanted posters from Harry Potter where the image moves.
I had some rare free time so I put on my headphones, stared at the screen and went into the zone for the next two hours. It took me a while but I was able to figure it out using software I already had – nothing really fancy either.
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Harry Potter moving ‘wanted poster’ using own video
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An innocent tube
This small white bottle of lube
A snicker profound!
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This morning I finally figured out the second part of a question that has been in my mind for two decades. It is a question that would pop into my head and I would either immediately forget about it or make an attempt to find the answer, never with any luck. It isn’t even really a question, rather I just wanted to know the name of one dance/electronic piece of music back in some club in 1998; then an additional thought came to mind several years later as I tried to find the song.
I’ve spent the last few days encrypting everything. We’ve had a lot of home break-ins recently in our little seaside hamlet and it made me realize how vulnerable all our data was to thieves. With all the security, firewalls, passcodes and so on I never really thought much about having our physical devices stolen out of the house! And so, I went into paranoia mode and have been encrypting everything and anything.