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Godin’s Goods

Hello Humans!

So recently I listened to a podcast from Onbeing.org where the host interviewed Seth Godin, a very wise internet entrepreneur, about today’s society and the social changes occurring with the popularity and commonplace many internet and technological advances have found into peoples’ lives and in marketing and business. It’s an amazing podcast, they really go in depth with all these topics, and there’s still a great flow from topic to topic, you can click here to listen, and its truly worth the time.

Throughout the episode, a main focus of the podcast is that we are all artists, we can all create, write, inspire, hope, and share our ideas to the world. I love the idea of everyone has the ability to create what they want, and by sharing out these ideas, communities can come together and feel great about each other. I made a video about the Scarlet Letter comparing the community shown in the book to the one we live in today. It really made me feel like an artist, i felt inspired and it just felt good. When Godin spoke about everyone being an artist, it really hit me that although everyone can be an artist, not everyone seems to try. When I made my video i wanted to show everyone and make more videos and ask people to join in! It felt good knowing I had done something people enjoyed. I wanted to share this experience with them and hope they would feel the same way about this creative spark that was starting an electric fire in my brain. Unfortunately not everyone’s forte is being creative, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t artists. People may express themselves in other ways such as writing or drawing or even playing a sport. As long as you are expressing yourself and show how you feel about something, in my mind that’s being an artist. Here’s the video if you’d like to check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0uIObdtwqA

This also connects to another point Godin made about how we have a very tribal feel to our society. We tend to gravitate towards what we know and who are comfortable with. In my English class we have groups called publishing houses where we share ideas and write about them in blogs, thus sharing them with even more people. The idea that these tribes should focus on interacting with each other and spreading good instead of trying to compete is wonderful to me. I believe that as humans we should help each other grow and learn more about ourselves and each other. Occasionally my group will have too many people, so one of us must move groups when sharing our essays and asking others how we may revise these essays. It’s very insightful they way different people and different groups help me with my essay, as sometimes i get so used to the same type of feedback from my group that it’s nice to hear different opinions from a different viewpoint. You can click here to check out the second blog I talked about run by my group and I, called Underground OC.

Godin talked about how schools teach children that if they’re not getting the right answer, they’re doing it all wrong. He spoke about how we need to focus on how to get to the final product, through collaboration, and not worry so much about creating something that many not be “correct.” Learning from our mistakes is something I really think people need to understand in their live’s, I especially think I need to improve on actually taking something away from a mistake, rather than just saying I messed up and not doing something with that information. Godin spoke about how if he were to ask a bunch of middle school students or even elementary students to brainstorm ideas or raise their hand for an innovative idea, they would be much more likely to do so than college students. It fascinates me that school teaches you to be “cog-like” that we all have a place in a giant machine and we need to only know perfection. I recently watched a movie called Snowpiercer, staring Christ Evans, and the main plot of the story is that after mankind has almost gone extinct, everyone now lives on this train. The only way to keep this train running is if everyone stays in the same place and does the same job. Of course this isn’t actually living, and many people have much harder back breaking work that others. It’s a really great example of how society can tell you all it wants where you belong, but if you really want something, you can take it for your own. Now back to schools teaching perfection, knowing how not to do something has its perks too! Through trals and tribulations we become who we are today, so why not teach that in school? Though I do believe schools are becoming more aware that teaching children through collaboration is a better way to do things, sometimes it can be a bit hard seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Well hopefully you guys learned something today and do check out the podcast, or maybe even the other links in this post! Godin really did remind me of some views that i should have, and opened my eyes to society today. Until next time lovely humans!

Confidence Motivation and more Confidence

Whenever i try to do something or get something done, i often find myself having no desire to complete the task at hand. It’s usually either because i’m too lazy to do it or because I’ve lost sight on the bigger picture, or even worse i don’t think i can achieve that big picture. Recently i saw Rocky for the first time and it really teaches people something about the human’s way of never giving up. I for one am not a huge fan of violence in any way, but i usually let it slide when its a movie that’s just really, really good.

First off, this movie really touches on the whole push yourself until you can’t push yourself anymore, and then keep going. I absolutely love an underdog story and it always reminds me of how i need to get up and get into gear because no matter what it is i’m trying to do, i need to give it 110% or it won’t be worth it. Yet, with all this, i can’t do anything without confidence. Confidence is the number one thing someone needs to do anything, ANYTHING. Without confidence you’re just doing the motions and hoping it will be enough. NO! You have to look at yourself in the mirror or your front camera and say,”Hey, it sucks sometimes how people think of you, or how you think of you, but get this ish done because that’s what needs to happen and you deserve to have this be amazing.” Maybe not that detailed but for the love of God tell yourself you can do it! And if you can’t tell yourself or believe yourself, then find someone who will! Surround yourself with people who love you unconditionally and won’t forget to tell you, just be sure you’re listening. “People who mind don’t matter and people who matter don’t mind” I tell myself that it has helped me make so many decisions in life that would have ultimately made me a much sadder person had i not reminded myself.

 

What’s that? You have confidence but you don’t see a point? Is it laziness? Maybe, but if that’s the case go outside and take a run or hurry up and finish binge watching that T.V series. All in all you need some good old fashion motivation. Trust me i get it, if there’s no point then, well what’s the point. There always is a point though, always, some are just harder to find that others. Get up and find something that really moves you, something that bothers you so much you feel the need to do something about it. And for please let it be your reasons, not someone else’s’ because that’s just borrowing someone’s confidence and you gotta build up yourself to say i’m doing this for me and for whatever reasons i have because that’s that, so stand out of my way or help. Rocky heard everyone saying how stupid it is for him to be doing this, and how its just a joke, but he said i’m training and competing for me because i have something to prove, and not only to everyone else but to myself. That’s amazing to me, and an obvious reason as to why this movie is so memorable.

Whatever it is you’re trying to do i wish you luck, because it will be difficult and you might not get the results you wanted, but no matter what you did it the way you wanted to and hey, you did something!

To Innovate or Renovate

As you may have seen throughout this blog, I posted a few videos staring me, because i’m perfect. Just kidding.

Throughout this last year i have been recording and uploading videos onto Youtube as i saw the Youtube community as an amazing, fun place to be in and as a way to test my creative skills and how to use a computer. As it turned out, after making the first video, my ideal world where i could just sail by wasn’t going to happen. When i first started recording video, i had a hard time figuring out all the components that you don’t see on camera. For example, i had to use 3 lamps and point them directly at me and my friend because there wasn’t a spot in my house that had enough lighting without washing us out at the same time. It was kind of fun though, doing trial and error with such a silly thing like lamps.

After Christmas, i got my own digital camera, and the quality was so much better than on my phone, and people could even watch in HD on Youtube! Once, my first few videos came out, i started getting more and more comfortable being on camera, the hard part came before i went on camera when i had to come up with an idea that people could sit and enjoy watching for 5 minutes. Of course once i learned all the tricks to editing it became easier, but it really opened my eyes to how people who make a living off of this, don’t have it so easy. I’m going to Vidcon this year, which is basically the convention for Youtube, and i can honestly say it will be a totally different experience than if i hadn’t started making videos.

After this year is over, i hope to continue making videos, maybe even become a little famous! Always been a dream of mine to be stopped on the street and have someone ask me if I’m Sebastian Luna. Hopefully this can be a hobby i continue in the future, and i can help bring a smile to anyone who watches me.

And of course, the latest installment of me and my friends

-Sebastian

Fri-diary

(yes i totally stole the title from Grace Helbig)

So in my English class at school, we just started reading The Count of Monte Christo, and wow there are some characters in there.

The whole book is basically based around this guy, Edmond Dantes, and how he gets a new position as caption of a ship and is getting married soon to this women who a lot of other people seem to love. Basically everyone who is jealous of his new job and wife decides to plot against him and try to get him thrown in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Really rude right? Well, i personally, am very excited to read and find out how everything plays out.

But the book has really made me think about this whole issue of jealousy. Especially in high school, everyone gets jealous about everything. Clothes, cars, shoes, grades, boyfriends, girlfriends, everything! People even get jealous if someone gets a piece of gum and they don’t. Why!? I mean really if you look back at what you have, why not spend your energy being grateful for what you have instead of wishing you had more. Now don’t worry, this isn’t going to turn into one of “those” rants, and i know its human nature to want more, but the next time you catch yourself wanting more, say what can you give?

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Steal It Saturday

Ideas come from everywhere, sometimes in the least expected places.

Sometimes from other people. Who said it first. Image

Now before anyone gets too heated i’m not talking about stealing someones idea and saying you are the original creator of said idea and you own all the rights and blah blah, but i am saying that if someone has a good idea and you are like “omg that’s a good idea” THEN LEARN FROM IT AND BUILD!!!
In school, whenever i see someone presenting a power point or a video, and i don’t have to present until the next day, i always take a few good ideas and points and use them as a way to enhance my performance in front of everyone showing off my skill. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it right?

But everyone gets dry when it comes to inspiration right? Whenever you are feeling like you need some new light ont he situation, I always turn to social media. Whether it be Twitter or YouTube, or simply googling”i need ideas,” a little inspiration goes a long way.

So good luck my fellow creators, and have a wonderful weekend 🙂

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Thursday Change-day

Its me just talking about Change!
Change happens to everyone but with a head held high we can get through anything.

Summer Saturday

Yes Its Frozen again.

Because there is nothing better than Frozen.

And if you thought that was a joke then its a good thing because today’s topic is comedy!
Throughout literature you see all these comical things put here and there to lighten the mood, and usually there is that one character that is put in the story just for laughs. Comedy has many different forms, and in the video above you get the so my favorite form of it, irony.

Irony and sarcasm are both great tools for comedy. Irony is when we know something that the character doesn’t or when something happens that is the opposite of what is expected, such as a snowman wanting to find out what summer is like! Sarcasm is something that i personally am amazing at (no sarcasm there) and it basically means saying something and meaning the opposite. These tools and many others are what make comedy such a great thing and using them to their full potential will make people cry in laughter. Hopefully Olaf here can help with that!

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