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  • This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Paul Rulkens is an expert in achieving big goals in the easiest, fastest and most elegant way possible. Originally trained as a chemical engineer, he has moved his focus to the fascinating field of high performance.
    Paul Rulkens is an expert in achieving big goals in the easiest, fastest and most elegant way possible. Originally trained as a chemical engineer, he has moved his focus to the fascinating field of high performance. His work is based on his knowledge and experience about the practical application of behavioral psychology, neuroscience and especially common sense. He currently works worldwide to make successful people, teams and organizations even more successful. He lives with his wife and two children in Maastricht.
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  • John Duncan
    John Duncan 3 yıl önce +5042

    “A really bad idea, embraced by millions of people, is still a really bad idea.” ~ Tony Blauer

  • Rx Hx
    Rx Hx Yıl önce +1593

    Reminds me of the Monty Python bit where a big crowd says in perfect unison "Yes, we're all different." and then one guy in the crowd says "I'm not."

    • Nerd#9347.
      Nerd#9347. 2 aylar önce +2

      Same. I Freaking love Monty Python. Classic.

    • Jorge Sylvester
      Jorge Sylvester 5 aylar önce +1

      @Another Comment Agreed!

    • Another Comment
      Another Comment 5 aylar önce

      @Jorge Sylvester That IS the goal, however, as Elon has explained well. We ARE now, each, a walking antenna , due to climate engineering aerosols of very teeensy sizes. Look up "smartdust, Carbon c60, Graphene, for a start.

    • Jorge Sylvester
      Jorge Sylvester 5 aylar önce +2

      I always tell my students. We are Not Robots!

    • Another Comment
      Another Comment 6 aylar önce

      @Bdub13 VERY FUNNY DAYS BACK THEN ... watching "Brian" with a crowd, LAUGHing.

  • Nova Chap
    Nova Chap 10 aylar önce +237

    First class seminar, very well presented, right amount of humour and very thought provoking! Thank you for sharing..

    • David Hawley
      David Hawley 8 aylar önce +8

      The only thing useful in this talk was the enumeration of the 4 sides of the box.

  • Sam Stow
    Sam Stow 5 aylar önce +48

    Having a brilliant idea is only the start. The next thing is to have the passion and commitment to follow that idea through when everyone tells you you're wrong, and being resilient enough to keep pushing through countless rejections until you finally get a breakthrough. Many examples of successful people in history had this experience.

    • Nonconformist_ZH
      Nonconformist_ZH Aylar önce

      That "finally" might never happen. There are other limiting factors beyond one's control.

    • Peter Meter
      Peter Meter 5 aylar önce

      Einstein was very good in this. catching an idea and driving it to the very end

    • Frank Miller
      Frank Miller 5 aylar önce +2

      Many not so successful people made the same thing. But nobody writes books about them.

    • Another Comment
      Another Comment 5 aylar önce +3

      I think Funding is the key... and bloodlines.

  • Clifton Pereira
    Clifton Pereira 7 aylar önce +126

    While there's no doubt that the content he presented was superlative, what I noticed is that he presented it flawlessly, without a single filler word..truly commendable

    • SocialMedia Yogini
      SocialMedia Yogini Aylar önce

      Ahhh, your ignorance dude is an example.

    • O. O.
      O. O. 4 aylar önce

      He repeated sentences several times. He avoided filler words by being repetitive! It's the same.

    • Bass Player
      Bass Player 5 aylar önce +1

      @Maximilian good ol double talk...it's not a form of communication

    • Cigomba Miler
      Cigomba Miler 5 aylar önce

      he said uhmm

    • Maximilian
      Maximilian 5 aylar önce +4

      That was well performed indeed. Sadly the rhethorics lacked and tricked mostly the incompetent and the lazy. But those are the customers you want if you're doing a MLM scam.

  • Christopher Lindsay
    Christopher Lindsay 6 aylar önce +43

    I’ve sat through many talks like this during my working life, exhorting us to break the mould, by people who never did anything original themselves (I’m thinking HR personnel here). Corporations are dominance hierarchies which rely on the people at the top ruling over those beneath them. They are structured on a division of labour and standardised behaviour, not very conducive to thinking creatively. A good number of the 97% are well aware of this.

    • TheJoemm
      TheJoemm 5 aylar önce +1

      He is definitely among the 3 percent.

    • Rusty Shackleford
      Rusty Shackleford 5 aylar önce

      @Bruckner people who look to billionaires for answers are not intelligent.

    • Bruckner
      Bruckner 5 aylar önce +2

      You may not be in a position to change anything in your organization but you have freedom outside work to change things. In your organization you must be at a level where you can tell others what is your vision and ask them to execute it. Not everyone is risk averse but the majority, sadly, is. This is the reason why for the billions we are on this planet our progress almost feels like it's stagnating. Musk comes to mind here, but there are not many like him willing to go against the grain all the time.

    • Harold
      Harold 5 aylar önce

      You're definitely the majority.

  • Blind Philosopher Karl-Erik

    Paul is describing how to break through barriers to market entry without directly competing with competitors. It’s a brilliant concept that redefines and creates new markets. Why walk crowded halls when you can take just as long detouring through the garden?

    • Billionaire Smiles
      Billionaire Smiles 6 aylar önce +1

      That's the blue ocean strategy!

    • Yard Grid
      Yard Grid 6 aylar önce +1

      We know what he is saying. He literally drew a box and told us to think outside of it.

    • Jay
      Jay 10 aylar önce

      @Jay Blue ocean is a great term to know, but it’s a boundary within itself. You can’t be “too blue ocean” or even the best invention or breakthrough can fail. This mainly applies to new technology or products. For example, making a flying car not look like a “ground car” would vastly reduce the chances for adoption by people. As an inventor myself, this is really frustrating when you HAVE TO worsen a design or idea so that it is less intimidating at the cost of functionality or cost.

    • Jay
      Jay 10 aylar önce +2

      @Schupi Luliuma this is so true. This is why I never criticize new ideas as long as they don’t cause harm to people other than ones-self.

    • Adrian Apollyon
      Adrian Apollyon 10 aylar önce

      Paul is a false lieing fake apostle

  • Matt Alma
    Matt Alma Yıl önce +32

    Brilliant observations, really enjoyed this talk. Well done!

  • Centurion Guards
    Centurion Guards Yıl önce +87

    It's not just on high performance issues. It's on issues / world views that people hold but haven't looked closely at. People are getting all into their emotions without checking facts.

    • Centurion Guards
      Centurion Guards 5 aylar önce +4

      @Dawson Davis You presume a whole lot. I have a question for you what is a woman?

    • Dawson Davis
      Dawson Davis 5 aylar önce

      Facts are relitive these days. I bet theres loads of things you believe that arent true or out of date.

    • Matthew Atwood
      Matthew Atwood 6 aylar önce +5

      @Psalm 27 fear makes people pliable to those offering percieved safety.

    • Psalm 27
      Psalm 27 10 aylar önce +7

      Their favourite emotion is baseless fear.

  • Klaus Dirr
    Klaus Dirr 2 yıl önce +575

    Mark Twain once said: "When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."

    • Palla d'Aubrey
      Palla d'Aubrey 2 aylar önce

      Hahaha, a good one...

    • Bob S
      Bob S 8 aylar önce +12

      Similarly Clemens said "what most people know ain't so."

  • Vishrut Heda
    Vishrut Heda 4 aylar önce +91

    “If you want to have results you’ve never had before, well, you need to start doing things you’ve never done before.”
    God I love that

    • Tarek Yared
      Tarek Yared 2 aylar önce +2

      But it is so much more comfortable doing the same thing over & over again and complaining! :D

  • Angelocheck Light
    Angelocheck Light Yıl önce +40

    Brilliant! Everything is brilliant thought, idea, competence, and performance. Thank you
    It was an amazing pleasure to listen to you

  • 1Passingthrew1
    1Passingthrew1 Yıl önce +13

    At one point I was manager of a milk processing factory when there was home delivery mainly bottled milk. Eventually we moved to carton milk still with bottles but the cartons increased the potential. I suggested we could process and package juice after the milk. This would give the plant an acid clean, utilise idle plant and give the vendors extra product to sell. I was almost dismissed for trying to reduce milk sales.
    Much later the idea was adopted. So much for being in a closed box and the company lost the dual opportunity to clean the plant and sell more product.
    TRADITION!!!!!

  • T M
    T M 5 aylar önce +37

    I don't know how many times I've heard people say "think outside the box," and never understood what they meant but after watching this, I get it. I'm definitely coming back for this.

    • Stephen Mani
      Stephen Mani 2 aylar önce +1

      @Jacob Shirley - Question is whose morals? Trump's morals? Biden's morals? Or Mormon morals? Taliban morals? (yeah, Taliban is one of the most outspoken and clearest on its 'morals!). Or Buddhist morals? Chinese morals? Vegan's morals? Or the Vietnamese morals who eat dogs? This morality list can go on....You see the problem? So, once the world's population can agree on a list of morals that EVERYBODY can agree on, THEN I might consider sticking to somebody else's moral boundaries. Until then, No.

    • Jacob Shirley
      Jacob Shirley 2 aylar önce

      @Stephen Mani Yea. Don't let moral and legal boundaries keep you from greatness.

    • Julian Sirian
      Julian Sirian 5 aylar önce +1

      The trick is to laterally think... type nlp and chunking up and down into a search engine to familiarize yourself...
      It's really cool and simple to do...

    • Stephen Mani
      Stephen Mani 5 aylar önce +4

      Yes, in other words, don't get caught in the four boundaries of the box, ie. technological boundaries, legal boundaries, physical boundaries, and moral boundaries....

  • Mach ninety
    Mach ninety 11 aylar önce +60

    If I had a dollar for every time a teacher would say, “If the whole world tells you that you’re wrong, do you think you are right?”
    Now I know the answer. Books have been written when it’s one person against the world, and the world is almost always wrong.

    • Another Comment
      Another Comment 2 aylar önce +1

      Evidence of Actuality proves who is right and wrong (correct or not), not anybody's opinion, regardless of how many.

    • caveman[69]
      caveman[69] 6 aylar önce +1

      @Scattered Dragon while you may be correct, if you make the conversation this simplistic you kill all creative solutions, society becomes stagnant and eventually disintegrates.

    • s s s
      s s s 6 aylar önce +1

      Serial killer says hi

    • George Brunner
      George Brunner 6 aylar önce

      "The Whole World lies in the power of the wicked one" SATAN - so says the Bible. "My country, right or wrong" is an example of SATANIC thinking. Or should it be said an example of SATANIC NOT THINKING?

    • Scattered Dragon
      Scattered Dragon 6 aylar önce +9

      No no, don’t focus on the cases where the minority WAS right, acknowledge the cases where the minority was wrong, which happened far more.

  • Story Paths
    Story Paths Yıl önce +158

    It strikes me that this is another box to be in: that we must always be doing new, innovative, expansive things.

    • Theodore Lowry
      Theodore Lowry 10 aylar önce

      @Schupi Luliuma good point

    • Schupi Luliuma
      Schupi Luliuma 10 aylar önce +3

      For me, as for most biological systems, innovation is to avoid competition. It seems to me, that most people love to compete and waste their time and efforts on this.

    • Psalm 27
      Psalm 27 10 aylar önce

      Exactly. Illusion and strong delusion, which leads people to disillusionment, depression and more.

    • Jim Davis
      Jim Davis Yıl önce

      Yes, often we don't need change.

    • Story Paths
      Story Paths Yıl önce

      @newyorkfan16 True. It would really be 'new and innovative' at this point to carefully consider the resources needed to produce a product and decide whether it's beneficial for our planet as a whole to do so. It would also be innovative to fully consider recycling/upcycling of a product within the design from the very conception!

  • James Stripling
    James Stripling Yıl önce +37

    The purpose of thinking is to conserve energy. I'm lazy, but I want things, so I think a lot about how to do things so I can get what I want without working too hard, all within legal and moral boundaries. Crossing those boundaries requires more time and energy than I'm willing to spend.

    • Palla d'Aubrey
      Palla d'Aubrey 2 aylar önce +1

      There is a Bulgarian proverb which goes luke this: Ask the lazy to do some job, and he will proove to you why that job is Not to be done 😎" ...like your sense of humor 😎

    • *Troll Confiável*
      *Troll Confiável* 6 aylar önce

      @Sharad Kumar Singh modus operandi ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • Sharad Kumar Singh
      Sharad Kumar Singh 9 aylar önce +2

      Same, but sometimes spending (time) on just thinking about the most efficient way, makes the whole process less efficient than it would be without thinking

    • Tyke Olsen
      Tyke Olsen Yıl önce

      Agreed.

    • r t
      r t Yıl önce

      Too?

  • str8 pecker
    str8 pecker 10 aylar önce +12

    Hits particularly well during these totalitarian times

    • Gianna Mantzani
      Gianna Mantzani 3 aylar önce

      would you prefer if all these capitalists and multinational companies just did whatever they pleased?
      Would u prefer to live on Mars and accelerate the destruction of the earth?

  • BluezZ
    BluezZ 2 yıl önce +238

    the thing is, we think being different is good. but there are MILLIONS of companies who did it differently, trying to innovate the market and failed. but because they weren't successful, their company was never known. and THAT is the true majority, this is the basic idea of something called "survivor bias" which is a bias towards the numbers that get counted and not the whole set. basically, you could have a thousand different companies with new innovation before only one is successful.

    • Maximilian
      Maximilian 5 aylar önce

      THANK YOU.
      YES.
      THIS.
      YES.
      Survivorship bias is so massive in this TED talk it blows my mind. He completely ignores the tens of thousands of companies that have gone bankrupt because of "out of the box"-thinking or innovating with bad timing.

    • Molybdaenmornell 123Hopp?
      Molybdaenmornell 123Hopp? 6 aylar önce

      Some people thinking outside this video's box here ;-) Well done you!

    • Rico Rico
      Rico Rico 10 aylar önce +4

      Very good point, almost always forgotten in the success stories. Like Elon Musk's own bias of believing his success was a consequence of his hard work and amount of hours spent working on this project. If we were to do a worldwide research of how many people wake up 5am and work more than 10 hours everyday we would probably conclude that hundreds of millions of people are still in poverty or low-middle class, despite their hard work. Which would make anecdotal stories from billionaires statistically totally insignificant.

    • Daveinet
      Daveinet 10 aylar önce +2

      You are obviously looking at this from the perspective seen from inside the box. The companies that fail at innovation failed to continually innovate. They innovated once and crawled into that box and stayed there. It has been said that creative minds come up with a bazillion ideas, but only two or three of them are any good. But their value is found in the 2 or 3 ideas that were great. Much more valuable than someone who has no ideas, good or bad. Ever watched a baby try to put different shaped objects into the ball with different shaped openings? They keep trying till they learn what works. That is how they grow in knowledge.

    • Billy Ballsup
      Billy Ballsup 10 aylar önce

      That because the elite set things up that way.

  • TheFitnessEnthusiast
    TheFitnessEnthusiast 6 aylar önce +7

    All these years later and this is still one of the best ted talks out there.

    • Maximilian
      Maximilian 5 aylar önce

      It's a ted-x talk. And it shows. Because it lacks depth and research. And only uses cheap rhetorical tricks. A boondoggle in lack of a better word.

  • Alex Jay
    Alex Jay 6 aylar önce +15

    Actually the reason why the majority is wrong is called "herd mentality", the survival mechanism which derives from the assumption of safety in groups.
    Ppl naturally assume that the majority must know best so they dont want to contend with the risks or consequences that may arise from deviating away from the safety of the crowd

  • Johan Atmadhi
    Johan Atmadhi Yıl önce +54

    I love how he did his faces after sentences, his expression is priceless

  • jwod
    jwod 6 aylar önce +2

    Great talk. But there are often massive risks for breaking the standards and many who have failed to reach the top 3 % do even worse than the majority 90%.

  • Thomas Jamison
    Thomas Jamison Yıl önce +3

    This goes a long way towards explaining how it is that crime can sometimes really pay off. And the same idea works for a lot of companies, though if they have enough money they can chose to break the law by getting politicians to change the laws.

  • Alina Stefana
    Alina Stefana Yıl önce +58

    "When all think alike, then no one is thinking"- Walter Lippmann

    • Ajeet Kumar
      Ajeet Kumar 5 aylar önce

      Hi

    • JonJonBoi
      JonJonBoi 7 aylar önce

      well I wouldn't say no one is thinking

    • JonJonBoi
      JonJonBoi 7 aylar önce

      Nothing wrong if all think a like like for example that they like Donald Trump

    • Jo S
      Jo S 9 aylar önce +2

      Very timely

    • TranscenGopher
      TranscenGopher 11 aylar önce +2

      "It would be wrong to think"
      Vladimir Lenin

  • Oloye Art
    Oloye Art 7 aylar önce +1

    Breakthrough, even with social norms this happens. Wonderful lecture

  • Paul Manager AAA Migration
    Paul Manager AAA Migration 9 aylar önce +16

    This is only workable for a few (small percentage of the population) Unfortunately. The thinking and innovation required by others would upset the comfort they enjoy with the predictability of their life. The level of stress this creates for people on the path to these innovations is extreme and the high risk is not something the average settled person would want to take on

    • Jason Horn
      Jason Horn 5 aylar önce

      Yes. About 3%.

    • Leandro G
      Leandro G 6 aylar önce +1

      @Emanuel Galdes Those "innovating geniuses" don't feel the way you do about what you call "work". They don't sacrifice life for their work, instead their work is a huge, great and fulfilling part of their life.
      Your comment makes me think that you see work as something to be endured for the sake of the salary, and that the only or main value of it is the money you get from it. Do you really think that this is any better than being an innovating genius who finds joy and fulfilment in their work?

    • Paul O
      Paul O 6 aylar önce

      @Emanuel Galdes Absolutely. The innovation is for a handful of people who, in the end, will realise they have been used

    • Emanuel Galdes
      Emanuel Galdes 6 aylar önce

      I'd rather work for a working concern that guarantees a decent salary then be an innovating genius. I want to leave work at work.

  • A J
    A J 2 yıl önce +491

    This was perhaps the best tedtalk I've ever heard, and after reading the majority of the comments below, I am happy to see the majority doesn't agree.

    • Emil Nemyl
      Emil Nemyl 4 aylar önce +1

      He left one important part unsaid, the bankrupt ones were also thinking out of the box.

    • George Maximus
      George Maximus 4 aylar önce

      @Eltwarg
      I absolutely agree with what you said. I think Many people still likes to take risks because of the potential greater rewards. The great financial crisis, stock market boom and bust cycles throughout history.

    • Eltwarg
      Eltwarg 4 aylar önce

      Majority of people try to do what is safe, trustworthy - we, normal people, descendants of those who had passed the evolution tests mostly by avoiding all kinds of risks, we would not choose to risk.
      From those abnormal, who do risk, minority succeeds and becomes more efficient than those following what is proven to work quite well according to today's norms.
      The results of experiments are distributed between disasters and fortune.
      You need to be extraordinarily brave to try this game but also extraordinarily gifted or at least lucky to win. Most trying are not...

    • Danny
      Danny 5 aylar önce

      A majority of people think murder is wrong. Defend this guy's thinking now.

    • George Maximus
      George Maximus 5 aylar önce

      @Blue Bull
      Yes the market is a good representation of human psychology, greed and lot’s of it. The market is also very much manipulated by the federal reserve making these bad behaviors even worse, actually rewarding these bad behaviors. Ultimately will not end well.

  • Eric Ephemetherson
    Eric Ephemetherson 4 aylar önce +2

    I have always repeated to myself from my early chilhood times that screwing the society is the best way to be out of the box.

  • P Ch
    P Ch Yıl önce +14

    He got me at, "The questions are the same, but the answers have changed "
    🤔😎👍

  • mister tamura
    mister tamura Yıl önce +17

    Great talk. I just wish uploads like this would include links to the studies and sources being referred to.

    • Рођак Ненад
      Рођак Ненад Yıl önce +1

      The only source used in this video, except the simple facts that ikea sells unassembled furniture and other easily verifiable, not so important facts, is common sense to realize that the majority can't be right about high performance, never. If you can't figure out why this is true then you have very poor logical reasoning and probably aren't ready to think innovatively.

  • GuerrillaNature
    GuerrillaNature 11 aylar önce +5

    Brilliant speech. Thank you so much. Feeling vindicated in a very satisfying fashion. 🤜🤛🙏💜

  • dan b
    dan b 5 yıl önce +7153

    What if the majority thinks that the majority is wrong

    • Indranil Khan
      Indranil Khan 5 gün önce

      And the majority is right about the fact that they are always wrong

    • Varshini Venkatesh
      Varshini Venkatesh 14 gün önce

      Unfortunately majority thinks they are right

    • Thomas Helin
      Thomas Helin 21 gün önce

      Well that wouldn’t make sense. People tend to believe ideas/behavior that the majority is discussing/carrying out is right. That’s the basis of the video

    • SocialMedia Yogini
      SocialMedia Yogini Aylar önce

      The majority is ALWAYS wrong and ALL WAYS too.
      The 1% do best because they use COURAGE to fulfill all of their other virtues in order to WIN.
      Sadly, all the other are just supporting actors because of low energy.
      My recommendation for more energy?
      BE VEGAN. PRACTICE HARMLESSNESS TO ALL.
      INCLUDING YOURSELF.
      TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF LIKE YOU WERE SOMEONE YOU LOVED. ✨️ 💛

    • SocialMedia Yogini
      SocialMedia Yogini Aylar önce

      THE MAJORITY does THINK THEY ARE ALWAYS WRONG.
      THATS WHY THEY ARE.
      BECAUSE PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE THEIR MINDS SO WHAT THEY THINK CONTROLS THEM.
      YOGA TEACHES US TO OBSERVE THE MIND, OBSERVE THE BODY, OBSERVE THE BREATH.
      BE THE WITNESS.
      THAT WAY THESE DO NOT CONTROL US AND OUR ACTIONS.

  • 3DU Limited
    3DU Limited 7 aylar önce

    Brilliant speech - glad I watched it
    Eye opening
    Thank you 🙏

  • Gaelic football highlights
    Gaelic football highlights 5 aylar önce +1

    Only found Paul recently. I love his speeches

  • Marek Schwarz
    Marek Schwarz 10 aylar önce +1

    Brilliant truth for all of us to absorb 🙏🏻

  • Gilles van Zeebroeck
    Gilles van Zeebroeck 11 aylar önce +33

    It finally makes sense to me why I don’t like to be in groups, the thinking goes out of the window!

    • Seb Fox
      Seb Fox 4 aylar önce

      @Nate A group can be useful if they are working together with the specific remit of coming up with innovative ideas. But the OP is talking about herd mentality, whereby people in the group don't want to go against set group norms. That kind of situation results in group think, where individuals abandon independent critical thinking, and just agree to think the same thing as the rest of the group. This is a pretty common group behaviour.

    • JonJonBoi
      JonJonBoi 7 aylar önce +1

      Nothing wrong in being in groups

    • Peach Out
      Peach Out 8 aylar önce +3

      group brainstorming is amazing at giving ideas, but it's still a long way to make use of all the needed idea into a picture. I think everyone love to give opinion and idea, some brilliant ones to be fair, but once we reached the "assemble stage" we go into a brick wall due to conflict scenario of each everyone. The successful people, imo are those who manage to hold together all the cool, neat ideas to form one vision which is superior.

  • Allyson
    Allyson 11 aylar önce +1

    Great and inspiring talk - thank you

  • Walter Velasquez
    Walter Velasquez 6 aylar önce +1

    This is an excellent Ted Talk. Thinking outside the box, two issues arises: 1) Law - Breaking the Law. ? - Find the holes within it or promote changes 2) Morals & Principles - values define a lot of yourself! However, you must be able to change your values (at least review it on a regular basis). You must work hard on yourself and be creative to think without barriers.

  • Sean Lee
    Sean Lee 6 aylar önce +2

    There seems to be two messages people got from this dude.
    One group (and the title) is saying how to not be with the majority because they’re “wrong”
    And the other (the one I believe) message is that in short. To not be like the average don’t act or do like the average.
    I think the message is pretty simple but he does have good/immersive evidence to support it.
    In general I liked the talk

  • Seeing eye 14
    Seeing eye 14 10 aylar önce +1

    Throughout my life I have found that I do things different than the norm, which is why my wife says I am always right, haha
    Re; the road kill, true story, I was travelling in outback Australia with a friend, we came upon some roadkill, a dead kangaroo, and he pulled up, and checked it, I thought oh no, we continued along the highway until reaching a creek where he pulled over, he got the roadkill out and proceeded to get a yabbie trap out of the trunk and baited it with the roadkill and placed it in the creek after a short while it had a number of yabbies which he cooked up on a camp fire on the head of his shovel, true! He sharpened his knife by drawing it on the tow hitch of the vehicle. His goto tool kit was a roll of tie wire and a pair of pliars. When the exhaust came loose it was quickly repaired with the tie wire and we were back on the road again. Well feed on the fresh yabbies.

  • agent G 021
    agent G 021 3 yıl önce +1017

    I loved his speech but most importantly he was a great speaker. He never stopped his speech with awkward “uuhs” or “likes” but told it comfortably without hesitation. And he clearly masters pauses.

    • Winds of March Journey/Perry tribute band
      Winds of March Journey/Perry tribute band Yıl önce

      @David Same thing. They have speech class. Not lecture class.

    • Robert Richard
      Robert Richard 2 yıl önce

      Definitely have to agree with you. Ya know🤣

    • rolla
      rolla 2 yıl önce +1

      @Marilyn Schmidt Nobody is perfect.

    • Marilyn Schmidt
      Marilyn Schmidt 2 yıl önce +2

      His facial expressions were annoying me 😕

    • agent G 021
      agent G 021 2 yıl önce +5

      @Warsilver yeah, I guess rewatching it I see what you mean, still, dude knows how to speak

  • Liana Liana
    Liana Liana Yıl önce +4

    Love it, Brilliant speech, smart speaker.

  • MAXIM, Holland Nederland, the Netherlands.

    Great lecture,
    Relevant or irrelevant it sets you thinking outofthebox 👋🙂
    Maastricht, the Netherlands !

  • ridiculous P
    ridiculous P Yıl önce +1

    Awesome presentation paul,well done

  • lee newton Rhodes
    lee newton Rhodes 10 aylar önce

    Thanks for sharing and adding value to my day.

  • Monk Gaming
    Monk Gaming 3 yıl önce +3612

    The majority of this comment section entirely missed the point of the video. The majority is always wrong in the sense that the majority isn’t ever extraordinary. If the practice is done by the majority then it won’t be successful it will yield average results. If the question is how can I make a successful business, following what everyone else does won’t get you there. The majority can never be successful only average. Yes he basically said think outside of the box but he explained how, something you rarely hear. He explained that you have to recognize your boundaries and think of ideas that exist outside of them. Honestly it was very inspiring and great advice.

    • beeldbuijs
      beeldbuijs 5 aylar önce

      @PAVANZYL In their defense; not everybody has the capabilities of Einstein or even enough to succeed in thinking out of the box. It’s very well possible that practising out of the box thinking usually fails. You’d probably need a lot of time, energy and funds before a breakthrough is found. There is a reason for the 97%.

    • JonJonBoi
      JonJonBoi 7 aylar önce

      It’s weird how many people are talking about covid in the comment section which is ridiculous. It’s obvious that these people didn’t watch the video

    • JonJonBoi
      JonJonBoi 7 aylar önce

      Yeah most people are talking about covid 19 and they are missing the point

    • Alan Deutsch
      Alan Deutsch 7 aylar önce

      @Jemand EXACTLY LOL. the people talking about covid vaccines are the 97%

    • One Existence
      One Existence 9 aylar önce +1

      @Matthew Curiel I believe you got me completely wrong.
      I know this quote and agree fully, as if it makes it anymore legitimate. 😂
      This talk is very enlightening, because it pinpoints to the limits of thinking. And I mean the thinking that's done with our left hemisphere of our brain.
      Otherwise there is no limit as far as any human imagination is concerned. Anything else is beyond the reach of us limited creatures. The universe is a completely different realm. But that's for another day.
      The greatest ideas being known to human kind have sprung into existence from nowhere, only by being available to the universe, simply present to the source of all creation. Even Einstein talked about it at length. His ideas were not an outflow of brute force but creativity before being formalized. Nicola Tesla, Richard Feynman the same...

  • THE WAY TO DXN قناة كل الدكسنيين

    Creative mind, thank you for this most wonderful lecture

  • Ismael Guy
    Ismael Guy 6 aylar önce +1

    Wow 😯 This one hit different danm .. Doing more or less of the same thing it’s exactly where I’m in trouble right now, i also try different way to do it 😅 I hope it will help me the way it can 🤓 Danm.. 🫢 Thank you 🙏🏽

  • Wealth Raphael
    Wealth Raphael 6 aylar önce

    Powerful message!

  • Alex Figirova
    Alex Figirova Yıl önce

    Amazing control and use of body language. Great presentation!

  • James Rocks
    James Rocks 6 aylar önce +9

    In other words, to paraphrase George Bernard Shaw, "reasonable people adapt to the world; the unreasonable persist in trying to adapt the world to themselves. Therefore, all progress depends on being unreasonable.” I wish I were one of the 3%, but I fear I am anything but. Oh well!

    • Another Comment
      Another Comment 6 aylar önce

      Shaw also said, if folks use more recources than they can contribute toward, they should be put in a line, hearing beautiful symphony music playing, as they walk into a building - to a gaseous termination.
      Another arrogant bloodliner.
      Too bad the 'majority' does not research, confirm & learn things on their OWN - hence, the majority refer to George as a "thinker". The majority do not even SEE what they Look at - let alone Question anything.🤫 Don't wake them ... it's too late, anyway.

  • Cosmo777
    Cosmo777 10 aylar önce +2

    Thanks algorithms for once again confirming another peice of the puzzle of life's circle of deeper truths 🥰✌️🙏 do not believe in the fears of doom. Battle ahead though it's certainly one of perception

  • John
    John 6 aylar önce

    Awesome 👏 lecture 🌟

  • J. R. R. Tolkien
    J. R. R. Tolkien 5 aylar önce +4

    Seeing the majority agreeing with this guy and praising him. I'm now conflated. Taking his advice seems like the norm now.

    • Georgios Samaras
      Georgios Samaras 5 aylar önce

      Cool name. I believe that taking his advice and just agreeing with it are two different things. It could be the difference between those who will become the 3% and those who won't.

  • Em
    Em 9 aylar önce

    Excellent video and very good speaking skills with a bit of humour even!

  • mrmink
    mrmink 6 aylar önce +2

    Hasn't convinced me at all ... though he would argue that my statement proves his point: I am destined to do the same thing over and over. Not really, but I respect the knowledge that's been learned and don't feel it needs to be overturned, but rather just fine-tuned and improved.

  • ZsOtherBrother
    ZsOtherBrother Yıl önce +1

    "...And as of today, that choice is completely yours" (10:58)... that choice has ALWAYS been completely ours, only now Paul Rulkens pointed that out.
    Excellent talk, BTW.

  • musik102
    musik102 Yıl önce +10

    I'm only 3mins into this but this "automatic pilot" reference was a key part of writer Colin Wilson's philosophy. He called it "the robot" part of our existence.

    • M Frusciante
      M Frusciante Yıl önce

      Yes very interesting subject.

    • zumzum
      zumzum Yıl önce

      This reference is the base of ALOT of gurus and teachings. I believe there lies the secret of happynes

  • Diego Rodríguez
    Diego Rodríguez 5 yıl önce +114

    I love how he says that 97% of people work for the remaining 3% and then the one person gets the Applause from a hundred or maybe thousands of people.

    • Philip Morris
      Philip Morris 5 aylar önce

      At least 97% of those applauding are aspirant 3%ers!

    • Pixel-Fan
      Pixel-Fan Yıl önce +8

      @murjansconcierge True. They all paid to hear him talk.

    • murjansconcierge
      murjansconcierge 3 yıl önce +5

      oh wow, interesting right

  • Chess Chesse
    Chess Chesse 6 aylar önce +1

    This gentleman forgot important things in his description of excellence. The natural development of things has forgotten that most of the three percent he talks about were by chance existing at that time and place. I have seen many clever people and geniuses. But the time, time, and place were not right for the decisive moment to

  • *fluffyClouds*
    *fluffyClouds* Yıl önce +9

    Here in 2021, Wish critical broad thinking was allowed in regards to the mass experiment being rolled out and mandated

  • Tim Mortimer
    Tim Mortimer Yıl önce

    Simply one of the best talks.

  • Peace Frog
    Peace Frog Yıl önce +2

    It is not difficult to stop thinking. Education has taught us just that.

  • Sozialpsychologie mit Prof. Erb

    Thought provoking talk, and very well presented! Thank you!
    However, Paul Rukens misses those who did not follow the majority and *failed*. It seems even likely that failures outnumber the successes. Thus, what the minority does is not likely to be correct, not even when we only focus on high performance. We have a case of the survivor bias here, just as Ola Ruud mentioned it in the comments below.
    In fact, what the minority does is more risky, risk-seeking, courageous, etc. in the sense that anti-normal decisions are perceived either to be very clever (under success: the Einsteins, IKEAs, Gates, etc.) or very silly (the unnamed bulk of failures nobody have ever heard about). Departing from the norm causes nothing but evaluative extremity, and in case your focus is restricted to the successes very positive evaluations (what Paul Rukens argues).The majority option, on the other hand, is connected to less extreme evaluative reactions and should therefore be regarded as the save, reliable, cautious, etc. option.
    I've myself conducted research on the phenomenon of evaluative extremity under low and high prevalence of decisions. You may find the following article interesting:
    Erb, H.-P., Hilton, D. J., Bohner, G., & Roffey, L. (2015). The minority decision - A risky choice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 57, 43-50.

    • Vetrolletjes
      Vetrolletjes 6 aylar önce +2

      Very well said. Although this ted talk is inspiring, it leaves the risk factor totally unexplained

    • Refardeon
      Refardeon 7 aylar önce +1

      My thoughts exactly!

  • Mc Eddy
    Mc Eddy 6 aylar önce

    Perfect Ted Talk, thank you very much!

  • Saint Louis Drum Lessons

    Every great idea was (and is) met with negativity and disbelief.
    By the majority.

  • Kevin L Nenstiel
    Kevin L Nenstiel 4 aylar önce +1

    This sounds great in the abstract. But I fear that, taken simply as written, it overlooks too much. After all, Enron and Worldcom also did things their own way, and we know how they ended up. Only featuring two successful examples, and no counterexamples, simply omits too much from the equation.

  • Gareth Davidson
    Gareth Davidson Aylar önce +1

    Nice tie, a fancy voice and a good collection of anecdotes. Just what the majority are looking for in the thought leadership department.

  • Rokas
    Rokas 5 yıl önce +2616

    So when you think outside the box, you're actually thinking inside a bigger box?

    • e. p.
      e. p. Yıl önce +1

      spot on

    • Marco Faedda
      Marco Faedda Yıl önce

      well outside that little box there is a bigger box that is everything that's legal, considered moral ecc.. and then there is an even bigger box that is everithing that is phisically possible to do, so even criminal and immoral behaviour. that is our true phisical limit

    • Abdullah Ibrahim
      Abdullah Ibrahim Yıl önce

      @William Hans the ultimate box are controlled by god, and the ultimate box is heaven, no human brain can reach it untill he is dead & passed the end exam

    • Jay Jay
      Jay Jay Yıl önce

      No, you are looking for the next boundary, or set of boundaries. Along the way you discover new things and solve old and new problems. Then new boundaries will need to be investigated. I like to think of it as progress.

    • MLMI :: Michael Lucas Monterey Innovatainment
      MLMI :: Michael Lucas Monterey Innovatainment Yıl önce

      Good question. Yet, in what or where would that bigger box exist, and how and/or why?

  • JAWeinacht
    JAWeinacht 5 aylar önce

    "Then you can stop fixing things and move to innovation" . To see fixing and innovation as having this kind of combative relationship is at least half of his point.

  • John Jacob
    John Jacob Yıl önce

    Brilliant talk 👍🏽

  • Identifiant Identifié
    Identifiant Identifié 7 aylar önce

    I always asked myself questions about democracy, after that i think that is healty (for me) to continue this way.

  • ALWAYS GOOD ENGLISH
    ALWAYS GOOD ENGLISH Yıl önce

    Mind boggling. Superb 🙏🙏🙏🙏, love and approbation from India.

  • Brinstar Media
    Brinstar Media 3 yıl önce +808

    I'm not following industry norms by watching this video at work instead of actually working

    • Damian Lee
      Damian Lee 2 yıl önce

      Actually you are. You'd be the norm in every workplace I've ever been in.

    • Nguyen Truong
      Nguyen Truong 2 yıl önce

      drditup à cnn hj nía

    • Raven TV
      Raven TV 2 yıl önce

      THUG LIFE

    • Caveman Hikes
      Caveman Hikes 2 yıl önce

      It's normal to use the internet instead of working

    • Kindar
      Kindar 2 yıl önce

      i highly doubt that only 3% watch videos instead of working

  • roopali vs
    roopali vs 6 aylar önce

    Wow 👌🏾.... simply brilliant... such an eye opener video. 💯💯✌🏾✌🏾

  • Oblic Studios
    Oblic Studios 6 aylar önce

    This was amazing ! Thanks !

  • John Martin
    John Martin Yıl önce +2

    The problem is that if the results are "excessively" extraordinary, other people, even experts, tend not to even examine where we've arrived. In the worst case, they think we're nuts!
    How do we get out of this dilemma?

    • Tim Steinhauser english
      Tim Steinhauser english 11 aylar önce

      Hey John,
      that is exactly my problem. I've been working on physiological therapies for weight loss an did videos on how I lost 500g of bodyfat per day but everyone thinks I am lying because they can't even imagine that it is possible.
      The lesson I learned is that we will have to hone our skills so well that eventually we become so much better that we do not need to care about being peeceived as a nutjob because we outperform anyone else.

  • ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ΣΤΕΡΓΙΟΥ

    Amazing video! I just watched it and i found it fantastic

  • Ola Ruud
    Ola Ruud 3 yıl önce +207

    Definitively a case study of survivor bias. Thinking and working outside the norms come with as great risk as it has rewards.

    • FideTrainer NET
      FideTrainer NET 11 aylar önce +1

      Which is why I stopped thinking and working. I get all the fruits of others thinking and working, without any of the risks.

    • Simon
      Simon Yıl önce

      But they are not usually deadly, are they?

    • James carter
      James carter 2 yıl önce

      @Sozialpsychologie mit Prof. Erb To address your first point, you are correct, but only because that is a given. There can never be 100% success in anything. Also, the ones who did not follow the majority and failed were just a part of price's law. It was going to end up this way regardless.
      To address your second point, in essence your are explaining price's law further. Only 10% of the majority will leave the majority and become the minority. Then, only 10% of the minority will become successful, then only 10% of the ones who succeed will have most of the money and so on and so on...
      I will say this though, the majority is NOT ALWAYS wrong about everything. However, when it comes to living out a persons dream (IF that dream exists outside of the majority) then they will never have a chance to reach it if they stay in the majority. However the only way to do anything outside of the majority is to take a risk and face of off with price's law. Hence the statistics you have provided. Life cannot change without risk.

    • Sozialpsychologie mit Prof. Erb
      Sozialpsychologie mit Prof. Erb 2 yıl önce +5

      However, Paul Rukens misses those who did not follow the majority and *failed*. It seems even likely that failures outnumber the successes. Thus, what the minority does is not likely to be correct, not even when we only focus on high performance. We have a case of the survivor bias here, just as you mentioned in your comment.
      In fact, what the minority does is more risky, risk-seeking, courageous, etc. in the sense that anti-normal decisions are perceived either to be very clever (under success: the Einsteins, IKEAs, Gates, etc.) or very silly (the unnamed bulk of failures nobody have ever heard about). Departing from the norm causes nothing but evaluative extremity, and in case your focus is restricted to the successes very positive evaluations (what Paul Rukens argues).The majority option, on the other hand, is connected to less extreme evaluative reactions and should therefore be regarded as the save, reliable, cautious, etc. option.
      I've myself conducted research on the phenomenon of evaluative extremity under low and high prevalence of decisions. You may find the following article interesting:
      Erb, H.-P., Hilton, D. J., Bohner, G., & Roffey, L. (2015). The minority decision - A risky choice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 57, 43-50.

    • James carter
      James carter 2 yıl önce

      You understand that experience and knowledge go hand in hand right? You can't gain knowledge without also inadvertently gaining experience regardless if it's good or bad. Experience doesn't care about what type of experience you get, it's not biased. So, as your experience grows so does your knowledge about that particular target that you are aiming for. Also, the notion that the whole point of doing nothing to avoid wasting time is absolutely absurd. So if you do nothing, are you not wasting time? Are you using every moment of that nothingness to it's maximum potential that it has for you? No, your not, so it's a waste. Think about it, if everyone did nothing (as you say is the better route,) then nothing would ever happen to everyone and we'd all be wasting our life doing nothing. There would be no real point to living.

  • Max Jarno
    Max Jarno Yıl önce +1

    In my 20s in the 90s I had figured this out.. And I have lived by my own path. But the majority does not like if you are right too often or show yourself better than them...

    • Kripa Harris
      Kripa Harris 10 aylar önce

      Maybe because you act like you're better
      Instead of just making different choices

  • MrEmotional33
    MrEmotional33 Yıl önce +6

    Well, the problem is as follows: Since most of the people are entirely unconscious entities, who are acting and thinking on an automatic unconscious level most of the time in their life, they cannot even understand or face the "problem", because they are an immanent part of this problem (whatever it may be). Or in other words: If you are living in a constrained bubble, which you call "reality", you never get to realize that "reality" is just an illusion formed by our own consciousness, nothing else. If you change your conscious abilities you change reality, it is as simple as that! But in order you change your conscious abilities you have to start digging deep inside the rabbit hole of your own underlying secrets and potentials...i.e. waving goodbye to the comfort zone, to plain habits and to unconscious compulsive repetition. Out of the box-thinking is difficult to learn if you live your life like a goldfish in an aquarium..you only see what you know..and you only know what you see...

    • Alan Deutsch
      Alan Deutsch 7 aylar önce

      you worded this in a complicated way but i totally agree. sometimes i see people around me and I think they're like NPCs in a video game (look up NPC if you don't know what that is). They just idle around and run in a hamster wheel with no clear goal or direction. it's honestly sad but society also needs a lot of them to keep itself running. it needs a few of the "criminals" as Dostoyevsky described in Crime and Punishment to change the playing field and picture new ways of living.

    • Mattias Raiani
      Mattias Raiani Yıl önce

      brilliant analysis

  • patrizio rodriguez
    patrizio rodriguez 11 aylar önce

    Wonderful inspiring video to become a top player in whatever field you´d like to play.

  • Pablo R. Sanchez
    Pablo R. Sanchez Yıl önce

    I loved what you explained, but I loved the most the ending!!!!

  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius 3 yıl önce +30

    The talk begins with an anecdote about Einstein to drive home the point that "Questions remain the same , but their answers change over time". In any activity an average performer seeks to emulate the efforts done by people before him. But people forget that ordinary efforts will only get them ordinary results. An average performer when faced with adversity will either do more or less of what he was already doing whereas a high achiever will try to seek out a different approach. In doing so the person rises above the rigidity of their self and have the possibility to become a better self.

    • Biaka Hmar
      Biaka Hmar 10 aylar önce

      I'm guessing that you wrote this comment for yourself, so you might have better comprehension.. If I'm right i have one question - Does it work ?

  • Livon Diramerian
    Livon Diramerian Yıl önce +10

    The majority are living in the unconscious state, the few are living in the conscious state.

    • Livon Diramerian
      Livon Diramerian 10 aylar önce

      How did you come to the conclusion that I am arrogant?

    • Kripa Harris
      Kripa Harris 10 aylar önce

      Im guessing you see yourself as one of the few
      Arrogance
      We are all equal and worthy of understanding and respect 🙏

  • Zack Tha Producer
    Zack Tha Producer 6 aylar önce

    Couldn't agree more.
    All you have to remember from this is "always go up the stream" 💯

  • Philip Dennis
    Philip Dennis 6 aylar önce

    Incredibly insightful!!!

  • Raed Gasim
    Raed Gasim Yıl önce +3

    Look at standard distribution and you know why he’s correct, albeit relatively.

  • aRBi
    aRBi 6 aylar önce

    I feel like, even though for myself I would like to work harder and achieve something, the "majority" "normal standard" people are always kind of being attacked these days. As if that 97% has failed in life. As if they have missed their chances. Never unlocked their full potential. And if I am right about this... Don't we kind of need that 97% to actually work for the 3%. Can't do one without the other.

  • Bob S
    Bob S Yıl önce +4

    If you want to start your own business, you have to be able to withstand failure.

  • Manfred Ziernhöld
    Manfred Ziernhöld Yıl önce +16

    "wo alle das gleiche denken wird nicht viel gedacht!"
    (Karl Valentin)

    • Klaus Mühlmann
      Klaus Mühlmann 10 aylar önce

      @Manfred Ziernhöld It is in fact an adage that predates Lippmann and Valentin. It may have been coined by Benjamin Franklin -- difficult to say. The "nicht viel" (not very much) is certainly Lippmann. Franklin says flatly "... no one is thinking." Valentin's and Lippmann's dates overlap. Did they read each other? -- difficult to say.

    • Manfred Ziernhöld
      Manfred Ziernhöld 10 aylar önce

      @Klaus Mühlmann 🤔🤔🤔

    • Klaus Mühlmann
      Klaus Mühlmann 10 aylar önce

      Walter Lippmann, I read earlier. Who stole it from whom, I now wonder.

  • Frank Rizzo
    Frank Rizzo 7 aylar önce

    Take what you want, but the thing I loved related to physics. The " Prove me wrong" part of physics is what has kept it current. Things change.

  • V P.
    V P. 9 aylar önce

    brilliant speech!

  • OmegaTou
    OmegaTou Yıl önce +219

    I'm suprised this doesn't now carry a COVID-19 misinformation box courtesy of Google.

    • Ivan G
      Ivan G 10 aylar önce

      @Kripa Harris he is talking about authoritarian censorship not covid

    • sdalt001
      sdalt001 10 aylar önce +2

      @Kripa Harris But ANYTHING that discusses not falling in line with EVERYTHING that is the officially approved covid narrative gets blocked, canceled, or defunded.

    • Kripa Harris
      Kripa Harris 10 aylar önce

      @TheFreeThinkingRyan i get you think youre right
      But maybe you arent

    • Kripa Harris
      Kripa Harris 10 aylar önce

      Not everything is about covid
      Expand your mind beyond the pandemic my friend

    • sdalt001
      sdalt001 11 aylar önce +1

      Mic drop.

  • Story Paths
    Story Paths Yıl önce +68

    Here's a vision of the future:
    Imagine, if you will, a vehicle that is fueled by grass, produces fertilizer as waste, doesn't need big paved roads, moves at a speed that keeps human minds peaceful, and can produce more like it with no need of factories and resource extraction.
    Allow me to introduce: the horse.

    • Joan Escobar
      Joan Escobar Yıl önce

      @A Conneely If you read again, I wrote it's simpler to keep away from them, not being in a city.
      You do sound like my 12 years old at home, modifying everything coming from me to suit a rather poor view of reality that enables you to be sarcastic and doubtful.
      You just feel like trolling me it seems ; so be it.
      You won't make me angry or doubtful of what I said this way, just a bit sad to see that even when patient enough to be opened and friendly, I meet only childish resentment.😆
      Have a nice day/night, and I do hope for you and those who live by your side that this exchange was a poor example of the quality of your company. For me, this one's over.🤗

    • A Conneely
      A Conneely Yıl önce

      @Joan Escobar So there are no rats or cockroachs outside Cities! Interesting .

    • Joan Escobar
      Joan Escobar Yıl önce

      @A Conneely Sorry, I thought you were joking ! 😆
      No, it isn't ; but I don't live in a city so it's rather easy to avoid that here.🤗
      I see the occasionnal mouse, but to be fair, most often it's because our cat wants to brag about her hunting prowesses...

    • A Conneely
      A Conneely Yıl önce

      @Joan Escobar You didn't answer my question is your home infested with rats and cockroachs?

    • Joan Escobar
      Joan Escobar Yıl önce

      @A Conneely You didn't really think about what I wrote earlier, did you ? 🤗😅
      The plagues come from our bad decisions, like accumulating to much food in unguarded places for example. Or crowding too much and with too many other species (pigs, ducks, chickens, dogs, etc). If you ignore the way nature works, it's going to come back to kick you in the shins and believe me, I played soccer and I can assure you it's not enjoyable...😆
      But if you're so sure humans are better than all other things in the universe, it's not really my place to tell you otherwise. I disagree, and strongly, but I wouldn't fight with you over it. I could show you what I really mean if we could meet, but that's about it...🤗
      I do hope you'll try to imagine what I mean, and I apologize for not being able to express myself better (but English isn't my first langage😅).

  • meliciar
    meliciar Yıl önce

    I wish I could like this a hundred times over.. immensely apt - Thank You!

  • Harmeet Singh Sokhi
    Harmeet Singh Sokhi 7 yıl önce +796

    The best part.... "the purpose of all thinking is not to think ”

    • Leonard Stamm
      Leonard Stamm 3 aylar önce

      @Nicolas de Benedetti not necessarilly. thats were your conciousness comes into play.

    • Nicolas de Benedetti
      Nicolas de Benedetti 3 aylar önce

      @Leonard Stamm Nope! Totally the opposite. if you stop thinking you go on autopilot

    • Leonard Stamm
      Leonard Stamm 6 aylar önce +1

      @Hans de Korver it depends on whether you have an awareness of your beeing or you fall below conciousness. these are two completely different states of "Not thinking" . Confusion and Danger are words/feelings, that only accur when you are not present while trying to glide into a non thinking state. Be aware while not thinking takes some time to get used to, because there is no way to get there through saying to yourself "ok i wont think now" :)

    • Hans de Korver
      Hans de Korver 6 aylar önce

      @Leonard Stamm No. When you stop thinking , the danger is that you are on automatic pilot / tunnel vision.
      " It confuses people about their own performance ".

    • PrimaryHades
      PrimaryHades 3 yıl önce

      If the purpose of thinking is not to think.. then I'm a thinking ninja!

  • Macromental
    Macromental Yıl önce +7

    “I will never be normal. Normal is just another word for average.”
    --Jeffrey Fry

  • Ke Ku
    Ke Ku Yıl önce +4

    True story - it’s happening right now 🥲