What’s Wrong with Our Society?

Via Rina Jakubowicz
on Jun 19, 2012
get elephant's newsletter

Crap video gets over a million views. Profound, beautiful video? Only 100K?

I have recently been introduced to the video below titled Alice Herz-Sommer. It is one of the most profound and beautiful videos I have seen in awhile. I’m sure it will be one that stays with me my whole life. Unfortunately it only has 124,000 hits right now and it was posted at the beginning of this year.

Conversely, if you look at other videos online like the other one posted below titled iCARLY SPOOF!!, it has over one million views and was posted two days ago. This is the crap that our children are viewing nowadays. It saddens me because we have the choice to educate them and inspire them to see videos such as the Alice Herz-Sommer’s story. Otherwise, our children are learning to talk and communicate in the way that the iCARLY video is expressing. Trust me, you will be annoyed in less than one minute of watching it. (Please try to not click on the iCARLY SPOOF!! video. I know it’s hard because we are all indulgent on seeing a train wreck.)

So, let’s make a pact together and share the Alice Herz-Sommer story to as many of our friends and family as possible.

Let’s get her video up to one million views together and inspire others to live a life with love and happiness without hate as she has lived for over 108 years—even during and after the holocaust.

Alice Herz-Sommer, you are my hero!

Amazing story, incredible lady:

Editor: Lynn Hasselberger

 ~ Like enlightened society on facebook. ~


About Rina Jakubowicz

Rina Jakubowicz, yoga instructor, motivational speaker, and author of Choose Peace, is known for her vibrant and uplifting approach to yoga. Never shy about herself, she understands that we are all the same and openly shares the lessons of her life without reservation, fostering an environment of complete trust. Warning: Her love of life is contagious. Read more from Rina on her blog here. Rina Jakubowicz, instructora de yoga, oradora motivacional y autora de Choose Peace, es conocida por su enfoque dinámico y estimulante para el yoga. Nunca tímida acerca de sí misma, se entiende que todos somos lo mismo y ella comparte abiertamente las lecciones de su vida sin reservas, fomentando un ambiente de plena confianza. Atención: Su amor a la vida es contagiosa.


2 Responses to “What’s Wrong with Our Society?”

  1. Eric says:

    Thank you, Rina!! a stunning video (I visited Dachau & I'm a HUGE fan of Chopin piano etudes 🙂
    we are dumbing down our culture. while it's encouraging that people have re-discovered gardening, local food, and making things by hand, the majority of us are still captive to our mass culture and the convenience it provides.

    immediate gratification without sustenance or meaning.
    and the "crap" media our children are raised on…yeesh.

    "hatred brings only hatred" ~ pura verdad!

  2. Mamaste says:

    Just intro'd on FB to: WOW< Culture, Yoga & Enlightened.