At the end of the day …. “New Prince Ea video: Man vs Earth”!!


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~~November 27, 2015~~ 

MAN vs EARTH

In his latest video, “Man vs. Earth” spoken word artist Prince Ea opens by saying,

“Fun fact:

In “Man vs. Earth,” spoken word artist Prince Ea opens by saying, “Fun fact: Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old, mankind, about 140,000 years old. Let me put that in perspective. If you condense the Earth’s lifespan into 24 hours—that’s one full day—then we have been here for, drum roll please, three seconds.” Only by coming together, he says, can we make it to the proverbial fourth second.

Prince Ea objects to us calling ourselves homo sapiens, or “wise man” because, though we may be intelligent, we lack wisdom. “While intelligence speaks, wisdom listens,” he says. “And we willingly covered our ears to Mother Nature’s screams and closed our eyes to all of her help wanted signs.

Let me put that in perspective. If you condense the Earth’s lifespan into 24 hours – that’s one full day – then we have been here for, drum roll please, three seconds.” Only by coming together, he says, can we make it to the proverbial fourth second.”

Prince Ea objects to us calling ourselves homo sapiens, or “wise man” because, though we may be intelligent, we lack wisdom.

“While intelligence speaks, wisdom listens,” he says. “And we willingly covered our ears to Mother Nature’s screams and closed our eyes to all of her help wanted signs.

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New Prince Ea video: Man vs Earth

Natalie Prolman on Nov. 24, 2015

Last Earth Day, activist and spoken word artist Prince Ea brought us the powerful and thought-provoking video Dear Future Generations: Sorry. With over 96 million views on Facebook to date, Prince Ea achieved something pretty incredible for the environmental community.

He clearly communicated the urgency of protecting our planet and inspired millions to understand the importance of mitigating climate change and taking action to stop deforestation. 

He was able to reach the hearts of the generation to whom this issue matters to most: young people. And reminded us all that the power of change is in OUR hands!

I had the honor of sitting down with Prince Ea in London last week to discuss his newest video in support of the Stand For Trees campaign.

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“What was your inspiration for doing a second Stand For Trees video?”

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“I felt like there was more to say. The story was unfinished, I had more to get out there and in a different way. When I was brainstorming the original concept of writing a letter to future generations I came up with other dynamic ideas which I thought could be just as compelling. One of which was the 3 seconds theme, which I use in this one. This particular video is coming from an anthropological perspective (what I studied in school), looking at us as a species and the ramifications of our existence.”

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“What is the message you’re sending to the world?”

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“The message is: An inner revolution needs to take place. Global warming, climate change, animal agriculture, pollution, pesticides … all of these things are symptoms. They are byproducts of our inner reflection and how we see the world, how we see each other and how we see the environment. We’re very separated and divided, but that is not the truth about reality.

That is the truth about our socially constructed reality. The main message is to find the truth and see that we are connected to all beings both great and small. I always end with a message of hope, I believe that we can and will turn it all around. However, I don’t think the goal is to save the world, but to reshape it.

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“Why do you think young people are such a critical audience for this message?”

Prince Ea

“I think because it’s really our future that’s at stake. We are the first generation to really see the impact of climate change and the last one who will be able to do something about it. So it’s definitely crucial that young people will become more aware. We have an opportunity to really evolve the human species into a new direction. A totally new direction from our past. One with mindfulness and love and care and understanding. No longer a business as usual approach.”

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~~SOURCES~~

https://standfortrees.org/en/

https://www.facebook.com/PrinceEa/?fref=photo

http://ecowatch.com/2015/11/24/prince-ea-man-vs-earth/

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~MAN vs EARTH~

~Published on Nov 24, 2015~

Who Do You Think Will Win?

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To start the day …. “Give it away and it will come back”!!


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~~January 17, 2015~~ 

Give it away and it will come back

~~Alan Watts~~

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‘That what I want, basically, what I really want, is what you want. And I don’t know what you want. Surprise me’.

But that’s the kinship between “I” and “thou”. So when I ask, I go right down to the question, which we started with: “What do I want?”

The answer is “I don’t know”.

When Bodhidharma was asked, “Who are you?” which is another form of the same question, he said “I don’t know”. Planting flowers to which the butterflies come, Bodhidharma says “I know not”. I don’t know what I want.

And when you don’t know what you want, you reach the state of desirelessness. When you “really” don’t know … you see, there’s a beginning stage of not knowing, and there’s an ending stage of not knowing.

In the beginning stage, you don’t know what you want because you haven’t thought about it, or you’ve only thought superficially.

Then when somebody forces you to think about it and go through it, you say, “Yeah, I think I’d like this, I think I’d like that, I think I’d like the other”. That’s the middle stage.

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Then you get beyond that, and say “Is that what I really want?” In the end you say, “No, I don’t think that’s it … I might be satisfied with it for a while, and I wouldn’t turn my nose up at it, but it’s not really what I want”.

Why don’t you really know what you want? Two reasons, that you don’t really know what you want.

Number one: You have it.

Number two: You don’t know yourself.

Because you never can. The godhead is never the object of its own knowledge, just as a knife doesn’t cut itself, fire doesn’t burn itself, life doesn’t illumine itself. It’s always an endless mystery to itself. “I don’t know”.

And this “I don’t know”, uttered in the infinite interior of the spirit, this “I don’t know”, is the same thing as “I love”, “I let go”, “I don’t try to force or control”. It’s the same thing as humility.

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And so the Upanishads say, “If you think that you understand Brahman, you do not understand. You have yet to be instructed further. If you know that you do not understand, then you truly understand, for the Brahman is unknown to those who know it, and known to those who know it not’.

And the principle is that any time you, as it were, voluntarily let up control, in other words, cease to cling to yourself, you have an access to power. Because you’re wasting energy all the time in self-defense, trying to manage things, trying to force things to conform to your will.

The moment you stop doing that, that wasted energy is available. And therefore you are, in that sense, having that energy available, you are one with the divine principle. You have the energy! When you’re trying, however, to act as if you are god, that is to say, you don’t trust anybody and you’re the dictator and you have to keep everybody in line, you lose the divine energy, because what you’re doing is simply defending yourself.

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So then the principle is: the more you give it away, the more it comes back.
Now you say, ‘I don’t have the courage to give it away. I’m afraid’.

And you can only overcome that by realizing, you better give it away, because there’s no way of holding on to it. The meaning of the fact that everything is dissolving constantly, that we’re all falling apart, we’re all in the process of constant death, and that –
‘The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon/Turns Ashes – or it prospers; and/Like Snow upon the Desert’s dusty Face/Lighting a little Hour or two – is gone all that Omar Khayyam jazz.

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You know, ‘The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, the great globe itself, I, all which it inherit — shall dissolve, and like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind.’   …

All falling apart. Everything is. That’s the great assistance to you. That fact that everything is in decay is your helper. That is allowing you that you don’t have to let go, because there’s nothing to hold on to.

It’s achieved for you, in other words, by the process of nature. So once you see that you just don’t have a prayer, and it’s all washed up, and that you will vanish and “leave not a rack behind”, and you really get with that, suddenly you find that you have the power, this enormous access of energy.

But it’s not power that came to you because you grabbed it; it came in entirely the opposite way. The power that comes to you in that opposite way is power with which you can be trusted.’

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~Give it away and it will come back~

~Published on Aug 29, 2013~

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!

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The “Ferguson Case” …. so much more than just a “case”!!


~~November 28, 2014~~ 

The Truth About The Ferguson Case That Some People Really Can’t Accept

Adam Mordecai wrote the following post in Upworthy. I feel a need to share this and continue to give a voice to that African American (Black) community in this country. I feel a need to add my “white” voice to their concerns … that’s the least that I can do.

I’ve read post after post about the current (and previous – seems like it’s never changed) plight of the black young men in this country. How many have been killed? Most of them unarmed …. I think we will never know.

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~ADAM WRITES~

“Some things I have learned:

ProPublica recently did an in-depth analysis and found that black kids between ages 15-19 are 21 times more likely to be shot and killed by cops than white kids of the same age. That’s an insane statistic. That’s per capita, not total. If you are a black teenage boy, you have a 21x higher risk of being shot by police than a white teenage boy.

Also, in 2010, federal prosecutors took 162,000 cases to a grand jury. You know how many DIDN’T go to trial? Eleven.

Mike Brown’s family will never get a state criminal trial to get justice for their son. And the testimony that denied them that right technically doesn’t make any sense. Seriously, go read it.

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Police have a hard job. What they do is something I couldn’t ever do. But you know what they rarely have? Accountability. In this case, the prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, always gets indictments — unless it’s a cop. He’s had five cop-involved killing cases and zero indictments. Again, five cases against police haven’t made it to trial at all. He could get an indictment if he wanted one.

The fact that this didn’t at least get a trial infuriates me. But my being upset isn’t that interesting. I’m white. People will take me seriously because I don’t have the “bias” of being black. But actual black people, who live with this every day, are constantly second-guessed because they are somehow “biased.” As though not wanting to get shot by police at a 21x higher rate is a bias. It’s a daily reality of being black in America.

Danez Smith experiences this every day. He is 21x more likely than me to be shot by a police officer. And so he wrote “Not an Elegy for Mike Brown.”

“As it appears in … “

http://www.upworthy.com/the-truth-about-the-ferguson-case-that-some-people-really-cant-accept?c=ag

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~~Not an Elegy for Mike Brown~~

~~Published on Nov 17, 2014~~

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To start the day …. “The Main Headline”: Wilson Walks!!


~~November 27, 2014~~

IRONIC … UNDER THE SEASONS GREETINGS SIGN

I don’t profess to be any legal scholar. I don’t know all the details of this case. I will leave that to the professionals and those in the legal system who should be working on this. However, I have been following this case closely through the posts presented in the blogospshere.

I feel for the family, for the town, for the state and for the nation.

THERE HAS BEEN NO CHANGE SINCE THE CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATIONS

The problem seems to be “walking while black”. 

Call for calm … but don’t expect it. This is a wound that hasn’t been healed in a long time and keeps getting “salt” spread unto it.

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~~How Ferguson showed us the truth about police~~

~~Published on Nov 18, 2014~~

On August 9th, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot a black teenager named Mike Brown. Since then, the city has been protesting. The police did not react well.

Artwork done by Molly Crabapple

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LOOK UP …. Something to think about …. not only for the weekend!!


~~November 16, 2014~~

I Went 16 Months Without A Cell Phone And My Life Was So Much Better

By: Tom Grotewohl in Culture

“I’ve spent the last year and a half without a cell phone.

You’re probably reacting to that line as if it read, “I’ve spent the last year and a half without breathing air.” Cell phones have become such a crucial part of our daily lives that most folks rely on them more than the majority of organs in their bodies.

In fact, you can get your spleen removed and continue living a normal existence, but the same cannot be said of a cell phone.

Without it, you cannot expect to have a job, a consistent network of friends or a GPS guiding you to your destination, not to mention porn on-the-go.”

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~~LESSONS LEARNED~~

Being in two places at once means you aren’t anywhere

Instant communication has transformed us all into paranoid, over-protective moms

Eye contact is the 21st century dodo

We’ve mistaken being alone for loneliness

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“As it appears in … read for full information”

http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/life-without-phone-ive-learned/683367/

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~~Look Up~~

~~Published on Apr 25, 2014~~

‘Look Up’ – A spoken word film for an online generation. Gary Turk.

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Humanity …. It’s time to wake up!!


~~October 7, 2014~~ 

JAMIE DUNMORE

The voices of the younger generation are very important. They are the ones who will inherit this world and one day be the guardians and the keepers of it. It gives me a little hope to hear voices like this one. Maybe ….. just maybe, we can turn back sometime.

He is a British spoken word artist/poet, public figure/speaker, film maker, director, editor, producer, camera man, actor, performer, free runner, gymnast, calisthenics, athlete.

~In his own words~

“I’m a 21 year old aspiring Public Figure/Speaker/Activist that’s trying to expand the human consciousness.”

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~~Humanity, It’s Time To Wake Up~~

~~Published on Oct 7, 2014~~

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~~PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT FROM VIDEO DESCRIPTION~~

There are an estimated 7.2 billion people on earth, of which we’ve labelled as humanity

in 36 years there will be an estimated 9.7 billion, as you can see, we’re increasing rapidly.

Roughly 3200 cities, 195 of which are capital

we’re destroying our planet just to make more areas habitable ….. 

The problem is our empathy, our lack of responsibility

we’re all guilty, we’re all filthy, we’re all riddled with impurity …… 

This isn’t about me, this will never be about me, this is about the world that put us here and is begging us to see

because if we want to see the change then we have to be the change

sacrifice personal gain and gain world peace in exchange

stop supporting fame, stop playing the game

find ourselves and realize that us humans have so much.

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“Can we auto-correct humanity”? …. Prince Ea!!


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~~September 30, 2014~~ 

PRINCE EA

Richard Williams, better known by his stage name Prince Ea, is an American rapper and activist.

Prince Ea was born as Richard Williams on September 16, 1988 in St. Louis, Missouri, the youngest of three children, and has resided there his whole life. The alias Prince Ea is derived from Sumerian mythology (“The prince of the Earth“). He has also graduated from the University of Missouri,St. Louis with Latin honors.

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~~The “Make ‘SMART’ Cool” movement~~

In late 2009 Prince Ea, upset at the present state of the music industry, decided to form a movement named “Make ‘SMART’ Cool”. The “Make ‘SMART’ Cool” movement (SMART is an acronym for “Sophisticating Millions And Revolutionizing Thought“) attempts to “promote intelligence to everyone, everywhere and integrate it with hip-hop.

To create and nurture, without discrimination or preference, a community of free-thinking individuals under the singular purpose of promoting the ideals of education, intelligence, unity and creativity throughout the world at large.”

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“As it appears in ….. “

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Ea

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~~Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?~~

~~Published on Sep 29, 2014~~

Why I Refuse to Let Technology Control Me.

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~~RELATED~~

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/look-up-what-could-we-miss/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/look-up-social-isolation/

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