I’m sure this has been covered somewhere on this site. But I’m really interested in reading and watching movies (or YouTube videos) that will challenge me intellectually and just overall expand my mind and creativity. I’d appreciate any suggestions.
@kile, Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos”. Expect your mind and understanding of “what is” to expand infinitely. I found AMC’s “Breaking Bad” to be exceptionally inspiring, crude but inspiring. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geological_history_of_Earth and if you can wrap your mind around this stuff you will be more knowledgeable than 99.9% of the people that live on the blue planet. And these are just a few, the best resource for knowledge though is still a good book!
The Cable Guy really exhibited the effects and happenings of a dark personality A good movie to me shows real people being in real situations, and there are many many outlets of that behavior in nearly all facets. Beautiful things imo
Also eckhart tolle is an great guy, and TED talks are pretty cool
Things that have changed my life was reading Eckart Tolle’s ‘A New Earth’, and just recently watching the movie ‘Waking Life’. That was an incredible movie.
Also, what have you found so far in your life that has expanded your mind? Just to give us an idea of what you’ve absorbed so far..
hmm. i know these aren’t books/movies per se but they are interesting things to read up on, PM me for reading materials (i will do my best to source them out for you!)
meditation (you don’t need to know how to, even just sitting for 1/2 an hour a day with the WILL and INTENT focused towards meditation will work :) )
active practice of love/gratitude/empathy
adopting a mindset that you are a spiritual being with a physical body, not the other way around
Thanks everyone. I have a lot to keep me busy now. I’ve spent my time watching a lot of HBO series lately. Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, etc..
And from a film lover and actors point of view these shows have really inspired me creatively.
A few comedians I really like are Loius C.K. (Much in the same vane of Joe Rogan) And T.J. Miller. Both really funny and real guys.
feel free to come back and leave more suggestions if you find something you think people really need to see.
“Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st Century” (try getting it in paperback).
How about some biographies of great people you’ve always admired?
Otherwise Power of Now is a great book to keep around you, to remind you that your ego sucks so much more than who you really are.
Sex at Dawn, The Tell-Tale Brain and Reality is Broken are 3 scientific reads I have really enjoyed lately.
the Foundation series by Asimov
clockwork orange by A. Burgess
1984, Animal Farm by G. Orwell
Farenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
those are all very well known I know.. but they’re my favourite so be sure to read them if you haven’t
http://www.truthcontest.com E-book titled ‘The Present’ can be downloaded onto your comp or read online if you have an internet connection.
Highly recommended if you’re interested in science/spirituality/ nature of the universe, most life changing thing I’ve ever read :) enjoy!