Washington, DC (TFC) – “As human beings, how do resolve the tension between wanting to realize, to FULLY realize ourselves as individuals, and RESIST the tug of conformity? How do we avoid succumbing to a zombified trace-state of blindly following others in a herd as sheep, as hamsters in a hamster wheel?”
Jason Silva is a filmmaker and philosopher driven to dissolve boundaries of mind through his video series called “shots of awe”. These beautifully crafted videos are what Jason calls “shots of philosophical espresso”, where his goal is to create exotic and musically synchronized scenes that give a doorway to new possibilities and frameworks of positive thinking.
This episode tackles the struggle of growing as individuals in a society that is driven to conformity. It blatantly and eloquently speaks to us what we’ve been owning and dealing with on an everyday level. Jason takes us down the rabbit hole and explains what he considers to be the mindset for dealing with this continuous phenomena, and grants an awakening spark for living life to the absolute fullest.