Life advice from a Child (she gets it).

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 20, 2011
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Wisdom doesn’t come from years lived.

From the Dept. of Adorable Child’s Life Advice regarding Interconnectedness so Go Do It even if You don’t Know who the Heck She Is.

We’re all connected? Took the Buddha years to realize that one. This girl gets it. Now, you may not know who the heck she is, but go do it.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | | | | | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom


21 Responses to “Life advice from a Child (she gets it).”

  1. TamingAuthor says:

    What timing. You posted this just as I watched a video of kids slightly older struggling with the same concept, except they didn't do so well.

    What amazed me with this video was just how really, really difficult it is to get college age students to think. Their critical reasoning is shot. Kaput. Non existent. This is frightening.

    College students were totally on board for tax-the-rich socialism of Obama. They LOVE the idea. Take the money from the rich.

    But when it came to something they considered valuable, their GPA, they were not willing to even consider sharing with others less fortunate. No way. It is mine. I earned it. No way I am going to share the fruit of my labor with those who do not do as well.

    And they failed to see their own hypocrisy. They failed to see how they did not like the same principles applied to them. The sad thing is that they are supporting Democratic Party slogans and policies they will not accept for themselves… there is going to be a lot of suffering in their future when they finally realize how they screwed themselves royally.

    This is the epitome of dumb.

  2. TamingAuthor says:

    More videos like this should be done. It provides a valuable reality check. Socialism always depends on the use of slogans and utopian promises. It depends on fooling an electorate that lacks critical reasoning skills. If the public cannot think through the logical consequences of their choices, they are perfect marks. Then, years later, as in Germany, Russia, and China, they stumble around in a stupor asking "What happened? Where did my utopia go?"

    The next film should take the same theme at the same university but now go to bars and parties, and ask drunk and stoned students if they would like to institute the GPA redistribution model. And then interview them alongside the first group in the video. Maybe Elephant could crack out the cameras…

  3. spiritnetwork2 says:

    AWESOME! Shorty knows whats up! I'm going to join the intergalactic angels – I think I'll begin my quest in Russia>

  4. TamingAuthor says:

    Wonder if anyone told the girl in the video about this aspect of being connected? Does she realize what current politicians are doing to "connect" with her future?

    Seems that if we are connected, we have a responsibility to recognize what we are doing to one another.

  5. TamingAuthor says:

    Similar situation with real world business. When certain states go beyond taxation for infrastructure and services and turn to confiscation and redistribution, they risk losing in the game of exchange.

  6. Cheryl says:

    Well Waylon I loved this video and its enlightened message..We must be like children in this journey called life..Follow your passion and live in bliss.. Sunlight of the Spirit is the the journey within..Namaste…

  7. wind says:

    If by “whatever you want” she means follow our dreams, do big things, then fair enough. If she means try to fly off of a building with nothing but your flapping arms, or steal from your friends and buy a toy to make yourself happy, then oops. It is a heavy burden to expect from a child the wisdom of a lifetime. While they can say a few sentences that have the potential of being profound, the day-to-day application is the only place where “getting it” is achieved. Even for adults, talk is cheap & when all is said and done too often more is said than is done.

  8. Roger Wolsey says:

    seems to me that anyone employing critical thinking wouldn't politicize such a lovely video and hijack it to spew their own agendas.

  9. nandop says:

    The video is from 2007, apparently the girl has grown:

    Brilliant video, Waylon. Thanks.

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