YouTube Tuesday ~ Your Brain Hallucinates your Conscious Reality ~ Anil Seth

March 2019

I know I have posted this talk already but I find it so fascinating, so you get the honour again ๐Ÿ˜‰

January 2018

Last week I told you that I discovered TED Talks more fully. I often play one of their playlists and listen to talks about any given topic that takes my fancy when I cook or when I do the dishes.

Some are rather boring and I just skip them but a lot of them have made me ponder the world around me in a different way and certainly made me think: I didn’t know that!

Today’s video is one that has just reinforced a thought I am following since a while: reality is not as set in stone as society wants me to believe. There is a lot we do not know (yet) and a lot seems just to be made up… by whoever.

You just need to ask a police officer who has to find out about an incident and talks to witnesses. One incident but every one of the witnesses has witnessed it in a different way. So what is reality?

I doubt I will answer this question but I can give you some thoughts on how our brain “creates” our reality with this video:

Video via TED Talks YouTube channel

May I invite you to share your favourite YouTube video too?

No matter what language, topic or style ~

write a post and share it here for me to visit your blog.

Can’t wait to find out more!


Fellow bloggers wrote about Consciousness:

Jon Rappoport on The brain vs. consciousness

Lou at Zen Flash: The Nature of Consciousness has a cinematographic nature

There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.โ€ โ€• C.G. Jung



YouTube Tuesday: How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day | Tristan Harris

February 2019

This is a talk that we should watch closely and ponder very carefully…

March 2018

Again I am going back to TED and a talk about tech businesses who fight for our attention.

I do love my mobile, I love to use Twitter, some game apps on the phone and an array of other social media and apps. However, what I do not like is the fact that they want to give me notifications continuously. So I decided to mute most apps on my phone and never allow notifications of pages on our laptop browser.

If I would allow notifications both on my phone and our laptop it would bing continuously. I would constantly sit in front of one screen or another and would not be able to spend any time with my family or do any creative work or housework.

Up until I saw this video I thought that is just a problem of mine loving the internet and the opportunities it gives me. Tristan Harris shows though that this attention-grabbingย of our apps and social media sites is actually an essential part of their success: the more you watch videos on one site than another the more it makes that one site more successful than the other. It’s just part of the game.

However, we are creatures with something called free will and therefore we can decide to act differently if we are aware of what is going on. So here are some thoughts on how a handful of tech companies control our minds and what to do about it:

Video via TED Talks YouTube Channel

May I invite you to share your favourite YouTube video too?

No matter what language, topic or style ~

write a post and share it here for me to visit your blog.

Canโ€™t wait to find out more!


Fellow Bloggers wrote about Social Media:

Damyiantiย Biswas on Daily (w)rite: How much time do you spend on Social Media?

CornfedContessa:ย The superficiality of social media


SELF-Awareness Sunday ~ A Users Guide to Building Self-Esteem ~ Niko Everett

February 2019

I first posted this in 2016

November 2016

Thinking about what to do on SELF-Awareness Sunday I have come to realise that Self-awareness has a lot to do with self-esteem. That is not something we often learn: To esteem ourselves. To like and admire who we are and who we have become. To our struggles in a positive way.

If we’d asked other’s about ourselves, they would say many positive things that we just can’t see or feel. Niko Everett has worked on exactly that problem with herself and others and she has come up with simple four steps to help build your self-esteem:

  • Surround yourself with people who make you feel good
  • Turn up the volume on positive thoughts about yourself and delete the negative ones
  • Tell the people around you the positive things you see in them
  • When you receive a compliment, just say: “Thank you!”

Niko Everett tells in more detail about this how this program came to be in this TEDx Youth Talk:

Video by TEDx Youth

Der Supermarkt der Zukunft ~ Milena Glimbovski bei TEDxMuenchen

January 2019

Hat sich viel veraendert seit ich diesen Post zum ersten Mal im Maerz 2018 veroeffentlicht habe. Die Plastikverschmutzung der Umwelt ist immer noch ein Problem aber zumindest nehmen die Menschen es jetzt ernster als letztes Jahr.

Maerz 2018

Seit Oktober 2016 wohnen wir 5 minuten entfernt von der Nordseekueste in NordNorfolk UK. Wir sind davor schon oft ans Meer gefahren und am Strand spazieren gegangen aber nicht so oft wie jetzt. Der beste Ehemann (Jeremy Clarkson Stimme) in der Welt und ich versuchen taeglich wenigstens eine halbe Stunde, am Meer spazieren zu gehen und sehr bald wurde uns etwas klar: Das Meer is voller Muell. Zuerst dachten wir, dass das nur ein Problem hier waere. Nordnorfolk ist ein Feriengebiet in Grossbritannien und oberhalb der Kliffe stehen ein Campingplatz am anderen. Aber dann sah ich Sky’s Ocenrescue Initiative und Attenborough’s Blue Planet zeigte, dass Plastikmuell ein wirklich fast unuebersehbares Problem geworden ist.

Ich arbeite seit fast 11 Jahren in einem britischen Supermarkt und neben meines Unverstaendnisses fuer die Obsession mit taeglichem Einkaufen in Grossbritannien kommt auch ein Unverstaendnis fuer uebermaessige Plastikverpackungen. Wir versuchen, unseren Teil zu tun: Wir sammeln Muell am Strand und kaufen unser Gemuese beim einer Oeko-organisations, die fast keine Verpackungen benutzen. So war es sehr interessant dieses Video von TEDxMuenschen zu sehen:



YouTube Tuesday war ein Blogevent, das vor Jahren stattfand. Ich habe es wieder aufgegriffen und lade Euch ein, Eure liebsten YouTube Video’s mit uns zu teilen. Lasst Euren Link hier in den Kommentaren und ich komme Euch besuchen. Viel Spass!

Emotion ~ ABC of Love ~ #LoveIsInDaBlog2018 #YouTube Tuesday

Today I give myself a little bit of a blogging break and let YouTube and TED do the work.

“Love Is In Da Blog 2018” prompt 6 is “emotion” and even though the video is called “What is Love” it is also about emotion. Obviously ๐Ÿ˜‰

Video thanks to Ted-Edย via YouTube