2-minute video: You have no idea what’s really going on, what will happen, and your own importance, so why not live full self-expression for virtue?

hat tip: Films for Action

Sustainable Man’s 2-minute video points to important truths: we have no idea what Life really means, where it’s headed, and what will happen from our actions:

Look at your own life for verification, and answer:

  • Many of Life’s most important gifts to you were “tossed into your lap,” and were not foreseen or predictable, true?
  • Many of your proudest moments are when faced with adversity, you were inspired to express your best sense of virtue, yes?
  • Much of what you wanted turned-out to not “make you happy,” and put you out of balance of your best experience and expression of virtue, also true?

With these facts verified from your own life and observations of others, history’s greatest religious/spiritual/philosophical leaders admonish you to live the truth:

  • “It is more correct to say that Truth is God than to say God is truth. …we must speak the Truth.” – Gandhi on Truth (and here, pg. 20)
  • “A time comes when silence is betrayal.” – Martin King speech to reject war on Vietnam
  • “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion for you are not swayed by appearances.” Matthew 22:16

Consider Dr. King’s 2-minutes of direct advice:

Life is art and science, a work in progress, an experiment in Truth. Although science considers objective facts, art is a choice of subjective self-expression dancing with the rhythms of Life. I do strongly suggest that you already know Life moves forward with honest experience and expression of truth, as you best find it.

I observe many people afraid to express truth, and wonder if this would be their path with reflection that they really don’t know what will happen from good-faith experimentation with full self-expression?

As I’ve previously offered with poetry and video, there is zen-like harmony in the paradox of “patient activism.” Those of us with Faith from spiritual, philosophical, and/or religious foundations have full opportunity to live one’s deepest faith, not just hold it at a distance in abstract belief. Faith, for almost all who hold it, includes a stand for divine justice; that is, all reality is just/fair beyond human perceptual limitations. Our opportunity as individuals, connected to the Whole of Life, is to fully express our best artistic and scientific self-expressions within the limitations of being human.

The art and science of our “awful-awesome” world engagement for victory is up to each of us, differing as much as writing styles, how one plays a sport, and what one does to relax. And, as with writing, sports, and relaxation, we engage in good-faith trial-and-error to upgrade our performance.

Anyway, my point is that Faith exercised has awesome stands:

  • When all is justice, there is nothing to fear.
  • When all is trust in the Divine, there is only self-expression.
  • Whatever you can imagine for support behind Earth’s scenes, love & justice is helping all of us beyond our capability to imagine.

The poet Rilke’s advice from 1903 may help you, the leaders, reading here and now:

“But everything that may someday be possible to many, the solitary man can now prepare and build with his hands, that err less. Therefore, dear sir, love your solitude and bear with sweet-sounding lamentation the suffering it causes you. For those who are near you are far, you say, and that shows it is beginning to grow wide about you. And when what is near you is far, then your distance is already among the stars and very large.”

What will you do to fully express your Life adventure, now that you’re the person who started paying attention? 

Will you embrace living whatever faith you have to reject fear and live truth as you best feel it? 

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Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences. I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.


Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at Carl_Herman@post.harvard.edu

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  • Uwe

    While ISIS (America’s CIA + British MI6 + Israel’s Mossad + France’s DGSE) was very busy carrying out the false flag operation in Paris on 11/13, the same day the IMF ─International Monetary Fund and not “Impossible Missions Force,” since the gullible and ignorant masses in America are totally unaware about the existence of this institution─ announced that the fund’s executive board will decide on November 30th whether to add the Chinese currency (the Renminbi, commonly known as the Yuan) to the Special Drawing Rights basket.


    IMF head Christine Lagarde said that she personally supported that move. Yuan joining basket of currencies comprising IMF’s lending instrument likely to boost demand for Chinese assets and the effects will be felt in the pockets of ordinary Americans (the loss of purchasing power using US Dollars).

  • berger friedrich-wolfgang

    “Worlds & HUMANITY’S” Only but Awful deadly PROBLEM is the Idiocy , not to take into ACCOUNT the Curiously Excepted FACT , that an ASSERTED “BELIEVE” ; Implies , that Everything a “BELIEVER” talks about , must be TRUE ! The Disappointing REALITY is , that the Kind of BACKGROUND – WILLINGNESS , does not Matter , or is Over-seen , -heard ! By this VALUATION of Careless used LANGUAGE , where Simple SIMILARITY of MEANINGS , it is No WONDER , When a formal “BELIEVER” thinks his ASSERTIONS are true , because he Images himself as “Honorable” , What he “mostly” is Not ! The unreflected , but Purposeful Use of the Language , and the Illusion , that the EGO , is the SAME as GOD’S VOICE ! “SUBSTITUTION” of Terms is hailed as an Exceptional TALENT , Characterized as “INTELLECTUALITY” ! None of this CLOWNS is Chosen by any Imagined Deity , to be his VOICE / PROPHET / SUBSTITUTE ! Rationalizing EMOTIONS never was , is , or will be “THINKING” ! Without an Insight into the Process of THINKING , a CHANGE from ASSERTING BELIEVE , to “Logic and Moral Thinking” , What is in One producing the “TRUTH” , is Impossible !!!

  • Michael Daush

    Carl, your best article yet!

  • Brockland A.T.

    A favorite installment from David Knight, of Infowars fame:


    What does one do about all those who, from the halls of power to main street, identify with and cheer for the bad guys? The psychopaths among us? How do they fool all of us yet none of us, time after time, and find themselves in political office?


    Right now, the psychopaths among us can easily exploit the simple majority, first-past-the-post electoral politics.

    Proportional representation is an avenue of social reform that can have a direct impact on the government system. Its time to change electoral politics for the better.



    Proportional Representation. Get the politics you want, Today!