THE HUMAN CONDITION - follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/JasonSilva
Ernest Becker's DENIAL OF DEATH won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for its dissection of the human condition. It turns out that it is not sexual repression that causes our collective neurosis, but rather it is our death anxiety. We are the only species that is aware of our mortality and this causes all kinds of cognitive stress.
Becker identified 3 solutions mankind has employed to dilute the acute absurdity and tragedy of the human situation.
They are THE RELIGIOUS SOLUTION, THE ROMANTIC SOLUTION, and THE CREATIVE SOLUTION
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This video is inspired by the new book ABUNDANCE, written by X-Prize Founder and Singularity University co-founder, Peter Diamandis and writer Steven Kotler. In it, they explain how exponentially emerging technologies can be leveraged to address humanity's grand challenges...
The possibilities are dazzling.
For more information on their epic book, check out
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... A Universe Of Possibilities
... Grey Infused By Color
... The Invisible Revealed
... The Mundane Blown Away By Awe
Dedicated to: Carl Sagan, Ray Kurzweil, Timothy Leary, Buckminster Fuller, Stewart Brand, The Imaginary Foundation, Chris Anderson from TED, Linda Mishkin, Richard Feynman, and all the curious and the wonderful...