Books & Media
Humanity: Genius or Crazy?
Mental illness with depression at the forefront will overcome heart disease as the number one killer in the developed world according to WHO, The World Health Organization by 2025, calling it the “silent epidemic”, and no authority agrees on what to do about it or why this is happening. Apparently, the more we humans solve our basic survival issues, the more miserable we become. Why? If we all want to be happy, why do more and more people live uninspiring lives without direction, full of anxiety, anger, pain, shame, guilt, fear and discontent, lost and insecure? With disagreement and mistrust everywhere around us, and agreement seemingly mainly confined to agreeing to disagree, this book offers a fresh look and a survey of the things we agree on: The universally accepted human truths; the collective knowledge of humanity. Through this new look a refreshingly obvious diagnosis emerges, and the reasons for this silent epidemic reveal themselves through simple truths and observations.
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The Path to Homo Delectus
Aristotle: “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle presents a theory of happiness that bears no argument till today, over 2,300 years later. Aristotle answers conclusively the fundamental question: What is the ultimate purpose of human existence? What is that end or goal for which we should direct all of our activities? Everywhere we see people seeking pleasure, wealth, and a good reputation. But while each of these has some value, none of them are the ultimate end. All these goals are pursued in order to attain happiness. To be an ultimate end, an act must be self-sufficient and final, “that which is always desirable in itself and never for the sake of something else”, and it must be attainable by man. Aristotle claims that happiness is the end which meets all these requirements. It is easy enough to see that we desire money, pleasure, love, acceptance and honor only because we believe that these goods will make us happy. All other goods are a means towards obtaining happiness, while happiness is always an end in itself. This book is an exploration into how human beings operate, an analysis into our software and a step by step manual to the creation and installation of an Open Source, fully customizable Operating System based on our own free choice. An Operating System to determine how we feel, think, react and to instruct and control our entire body, everything in our being. A step by step, rational, practical and doable manual about how to become the architects of our own software, the programmers of ourselves! And to what end would we like to design each our own, personal custom made OS other than for the whole aim and end of human existence, being the only goal that is an end by itself, Happiness? And despite Happiness being the ultimate goal, by choosing to take control and responsibility about how we are, how we feel, think and react, we obtain a whole bunch of unexpected and extraordinary gifts: Turbocharging our abilities by a factor of half a million, an open heart and enlightenment, to name just a few. Impossible? Possible!
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The cause of Depression:
These are songs written by people that have taken a workshop. They are not professionally recorded, but they demonstrate conclusively that anybody can write a song and perform it beautifully, regardless of talent or inclination, just by connecting with their internal truth.
A few years ago, Tomas Sakalys was the first to write and sing songs after his workshop. He had never sung before and is now ready to release his first commercial album. These are his first two songs, for which he also created his own music videos.
After Tomas came Lars and Dani, together forming 2Cute, recording a full album in the first three months (!) after their workshop, never having written a song before. Buy their album right here, all profits go to Lars and Dani.
This is an ever growing list of songs written by people that have taken a workshop, either inspired by the workshop or in the case of songs 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 16, written, performed and recorded within a few hours during the Choice OS workshop.
For Ariella’s song, Not too good to be true, we also created our first music video, with limited time and means, but with a beautiful result that we are very proud to share: