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01/23/2014 05:07 pm ET Updated Mar 25, 2014

That Thing

There's something beneath everything we do that motivates us to do it. It's hard to think of anything we do just for the sake of doing. We breathe to oxygenate our blood and live, we party to release endorphins and feel connected to others and we engage in a myriad of defense mechanisms in an attempt to keep us safe from threats, imagined or otherwise.

EVERYTHING HAS A REASON AND A MOTIVATION.

This being the case, why is it that we don't make every decision that is in our best interest? The obvious is answer is fear, but fear of what? Here we experience explanations including fear of greatness, fear of failure, fear of connection and intimacy just to name a few. But once we are able to locate these conditioned responses, why does it take so long to make a shift in our lives?

It stands to reason that once a given hindrance is identified, we should want to do everything in our power to drastically move away from that way of life. But we don't. Ends up change takes time, effort and commitment.

I'd like to propose something even more drastic. Beyond these fears we recognize, there is a larger game at play, namely the construct that we live within. It teachers us from a young age to follow the rules, to obey authority and not to ask questions. When we finally begin to recognize how we can improve, we do our best to, but we still improving our lives WITHIN the confines our our current system. The real fear, as I see it, is that this system which seems to be holding up the world(which is destructive it at best) is actually not the best way for humanity to exist.

This raises every question possible, but most importantly, "What would the new system look like and how can we tangibly get there from our current state?"

Here is a beautifully radical portrait of what could be. The film is in French with English subtitles and is banned for its free-thinking ideology. It's 90 minutes and is well worth your time.

I envision a world of giving, of love and of kindness and respect. Fear of something this great no longer gets to hold us back from moving forward in our natural evolution of a species.

Read more by Zach Puchtel at zachpuchtel.wordpress.com.