MINDFULNESS: Is It Deep or Dumb? - Wisecrack Edition

26 oct. 2019
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Lately, it seems like everybody's practicing mindfulness to combat the stresses of everyday life. But is this modern adaptation of Buddhist tradition spiritually enlightening, or just an excuse to be extra self-involved? Let's find out in this Wisecrack Edition on Mindfulness: Is It Deep or Dumb?
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  • neo liberalism is the best

    Water BirdWater BirdIl y a 14 heures
  • "And what is the faculty of mindfulness? It’s when a noble disciple is mindful. They have utmost mindfulness and alertness, and can remember and recall what was said and done long ago. This is called the faculty of mindfulness." -The Buddha

    neththom999neththom999Il y a jour
  • 11:30 Two left wings at the google campus?? Seems about right.

    neththom999neththom999Il y a jour
  • In mental health mindfulness is a useful tool for emotion regulation, but that's just it. It's one tool of many for us to use in conjuncture. Whenever I suggest mindfulness for my friends I always clarify that the apps arentngointo be the most helpful

    ErrErrIl y a 3 jours
  • Capitalism will co-opt anti-capitalist messages. "The Communist party isn't going to see a god damn nickel until this show goes into syndication." ~Network

    Steven CoyleSteven CoyleIl y a 3 jours
  • In my opinion its taking a the time to enjoy the present this not necessarily mean you have to meditate as long as you have an activity where you just focus at the task at hand

    OMINOUS PIOMINOUS PIIl y a 3 jours
  • mindfulness works - but it is not for everybody

    B88B88Il y a 4 jours
  • Anyone notice that Hans Selye looks a ton like Anthony Fauci? ...Weird.

    Christian M. LeeChristian M. LeeIl y a 5 jours
  • It's called being attached to emptiness

    Luke ParsonsLuke ParsonsIl y a 5 jours
  • Miss jared...

    Agustin Paniagua HernandezAgustin Paniagua HernandezIl y a 5 jours
  • this video brought about a calm that i could never find. like a math problem I've finally solved, you've relieved me of the bullshit of mindfulness and i feel great

    BougieBougieIl y a 7 jours
  • im surprised its not been canceled as industry entirely given its just fake Buddhism , i would think that would up set the more left leaning in states especially .

    callukcraftcallukcraftIl y a 8 jours
  • Great conclusion. The real zen punks (many of them in the Boomer generation) I know who've been practicing /right/ mindfulness are often active in fighting for the environment and social equity.

    Pao VergaraPao VergaraIl y a 8 jours
  • Mindfulness is still good as long as you have good intentions and don't pay for it. There's a tonne of guided meditation which is good. So let's say you suffer from anxiety and Mindfulness helps you then you should keep going right? Or should we just blame society and be depressed because the man is keeping us down???

    Qas ButtQas ButtIl y a 9 jours
  • Yes the world should solve my stress issues not me, so insightful/s Wisecrack, wise or crack?

    Moshe ShelestMoshe ShelestIl y a 9 jours
  • Sheesh.

    Ethereal DwellerEthereal DwellerIl y a 9 jours
  • @12:34 “¿qué te pasa, estás pendejo o qué?”

    OutLawedReaderOutLawedReaderIl y a 9 jours
  • Modern mindfulness just needs to restore the Buddhist distinction between "right mindfulness" and "wrong mindfulness." Right mindfulness doesn't mean not thinking about the past, future or social problems, it means being mindfully aware of them without the kind of emotional attachment and reactivity that just make things worse. E.g. anger and hate may be "justified" in certain cases, but they don't generally lead to optimal outcomes for either yourself or the situation at hand. With right mindfulness you can be aware and take action but from a place of calm and compassion that is more beneficial both to yourself and the situation.

    Sam SpeedySam SpeedyIl y a 16 jours
  • Money again .. facebook.com/buxxb

    Frederick MaloufFrederick MaloufIl y a mois
  • I loved using Headspace to help to go to sleep. It really helped me change my sleep schedule. Rainy Day Antiques was my favorite 🥰 I didn't use the meditation part.

    Angela GodwinAngela GodwinIl y a mois
  • See? It's capitalism. Everything is a commodity.

    Kallisti BabylonKallisti BabylonIl y a 2 mois
  • this is exactly what i've been saying

    The Wind-Up SweetheartThe Wind-Up SweetheartIl y a 2 mois
  • Mindfulness is just the start of something bigger

    ZaneFireZaneFireIl y a 2 mois
  • I ve been thinking seriously bout star wars and i think that while the sith are evil, the jedi are hollow bodies, with no fears and no ambitions

    David Climent ChambelDavid Climent ChambelIl y a 4 mois
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy is a solution to this problem its focus on both mindfulness and commitment towards change as defined by values I agree without the commitment or value mindfulness is directionless

    Robert BaurRobert BaurIl y a 4 mois
  • If a word cannot be simply defined its probably not a real thing. I've wanted to understand these ideas for a while now, but the deeper I look at them the more I'm convinced that mindfulness and meditation are just cultish woo woo. I've seen no concrete explanations of what they are, or how they are practiced, or how they are measured.

    Earwaxfire909Earwaxfire909Il y a 5 mois
  • As an HR employee, can confirm the corporate shenanigans of "mindfulness" and "wellness." In a corporate context both of these things are crocks of horseshit. Avoid at all costs.

    Timothy ErnstTimothy ErnstIl y a 5 mois
  • Tau mind control at work

    oraj aklahanoraj aklahanIl y a 5 mois
  • Why the tobacco industry back to ruining things with dumb ideas by funding the vaccine to get rid of the pandemic

    ketakiketakiIl y a 5 mois
  • I was someone who used headspace habitually for a while and it did feel relaxing... thing is you don't need to pay for apps and shit like that after a while, it's just not necessary. And as for how it made me feel.. i can't really say, it did help a little but it was by no means life changing. I value deep breathing exercises over mindfulness, although both can be great.. I like to think of mindfulness in the way sam harris described it in that it's like your brain doing reps like a muscle would during a workout. You're essentially training your brain to aware of certain emotions or states of mind and i will tell you that it has worked for me, at least.. Training yourself to catch the very moment you're about to get too emotional over something or too anxious when it doesn't call for it is amazing, or just catching yourself in the way you stand, or sit down because those are things you just don;t usually think about during your daily routine. I like art of it but not the culture, i recommend deep breathing exercises for anyone looking to be less stressed and retain a clear mind in those situations.

    SunHeadSunHeadIl y a 5 mois
  • Hey WISECRACK! I’ve been a long time fan (Thug Notes was my intro to your content.....BRING IT BACK, PLEASE!) , yet this is my first comment on any of your endless array of thought provoking, informative, and most of all, hilarious videos😇 On the topic of this post, “ McMindfulness” really shined a light on how the mass production of media pertaining to this practice has whitewashed it in the process,taking the Buddhism out of a Buddhist practice. That being said, breathing and focusing on how it makes you feel (besides alive) has the potential to help most people navigate through rough situations....it may also help them realize that said “situations “ are symptoms of bigger issues (mental illness, addiction, abuse, etc..) that may need to be handled with the help of specialized professionals to hopefully diagnose/pinpoint possible problematic conditions you may be suffering through. Next would be working together on an individualized strategy to help get through the anxiety/cravings/flashbacks/etc , and mindfulness/meditation may be an essential tool to not just “ get through “ these episodic symptoms but to learn to develop ways to avoid letting these occurrences lead to relapses/full on meltdowns/breaks in reality and other terrifying aftermaths of traumatic injuries (mental, physical, spiritual, etc). I was taught a few very simple, effective, time efficient scans that have saved me from making some very familiar mistakes that would have more than likely changed my goals (again) and led to depression that would’ve lasted way longer than the pleasure I experienced by going against my better judgement and reverting back to being overly impulsive. Spontaneity is amazing and keeps life interesting, but not if it leads to you blowing off things you’ve devoted yourself to that you are talented and successful at! To end my rambling, spontaneity for spontaneity’s sake isn’t the best way to go (speaking from my own experiences). And, mindfulness, as trendy and jaded as it is on its way to becoming, has the potential to help tons of people begin to learn why they themselves’ are their worst enemies. And that wasn’t meant to be snarky or cynical, it is a from the heart statement of sincerity. ❤️

    TroubleNYC 409TroubleNYC 409Il y a 5 mois
  • I agree with everything here, but eventually groups of people who have strategies for mental health improvement will stop looking inward and evaluate their environmental situations. Such groups can and will challenge the institutions harming them and others.

    Brooks LongBrooks LongIl y a 5 mois
  • Very well documented and put together!

    Circle of AttentionCircle of AttentionIl y a 5 mois
  • I am a therapist so full exposure. Mindfulness is neither deep nor dumb. It is a tool like any other. It can't solve wider systemic causes of distress and stress not can it address unhelpful thinking patterns. But it can assist you to clear your mind which allows for being able to think more clearly. It is Like taking an aspirin for a headache. This will get rid of the headache but not necessarily the cause. It doesn't mean it shouldn't be used. It just means it shouldn't be used to the exclusion of other things. To be honest if you are religious prayer does the same thing. But most of us aren't so this achieves the same thing. There is an app called smiling mind which is free that I usually recommend to clients

    teenindustryteenindustryIl y a 5 mois
  • You know as well as I it's all in the service of money. Can you do something on money? The difference of usury, demarrage and no cost? And that Human nature is more affected by its environment? You've just a litre to that in this video.

    Frederick MaloufFrederick MaloufIl y a 5 mois
  • The problem isn’t mindfulness IMO. The problem is that basic self-care has been turned into a commodity, or at least has become grafted into corporate power structures as a way to make them seem more benevolent or at least less harmful than they actually are. Mindfulness most of the time works for you, but that it’s become a stopgap measure so we don’t have to deal with the thing that wrecks our collective mental health to begin with.

    Rose in a FistRose in a FistIl y a 5 mois

    ddmmrrddmmrrIl y a 5 mois
  • I'm at 11:48 , and I can't believe the level of gatekeeping bullshit stupidity present in this video. What happened to you wisecrack? When did you go from being thought provoking to off the pretentious "deep" end? All the McMindfulness arguments are exclusionary arguments that say: "you can't have this thing without *EVERYTHING* I say goes along with it!" A simple demonstration of this fact is that Mindfulness relaxation techniques make people calm, and calm relaxed people are less likely to impulsively consume, impulsively harm themselves, or commit crimes. I don't like this "Deep or Dumb" segment either. With this video essay format it comes off as an academic lesson about facts rather then as a personal opinion piece. Combine that with the literal meaning of "Deep or Dumb", and suddenly you've made youself into the arbiter of what's empirically stupid and/or smart. It's deceptive from it's very conceptual inception.

    The Survivor's SanctuaryThe Survivor's SanctuaryIl y a 6 mois
    • Got to the end, and nothing improved. Do better wisecrack.

      The Survivor's SanctuaryThe Survivor's SanctuaryIl y a 6 mois
  • I want to cut off mindfulness's face and rub it with salt. I fucking hate it. It makes me stressed, gives me anxiety, and it gives me more work to do. It's bullshit of the highest order. If it works for you, great, but don't be so smug to think that it'll work for everyone, and DON'T try to force it on me!

    You are soulYou are soulIl y a 6 mois
  • As a Neuroscientist and CHRONIC STRESS researcher - I can say CHRONIC stress is the most underappreciated life destroying agent that everyone, to some level, understands. By the military, Governments, Corporations, Hospitals or most people (4 years of research = too many to list here - If Wisecrack asks, I will answer with a list of at least 20 legit citations). If you were looking for the greatest research (and researcher) on Meditation and its effects - see my friend and Mentor Dr. Cliford Saron and his research. Summarized in this talk he gave: frworld.info/net/vid-o/yWhviJJmmYnDooA Not surprising, his foundation started from EEG data he and a friend took from Tibetan Monks way back in the 60s/70s. Seriously. Watch the video. Its interesting. And you can understand why corporations would do exactly what Wisecrack describes. Obviously, they have missed the whole point. No "Right Thought, and Right Action" I think Fight Club (1 - yes there are 3 "Fight Clubs" now), is the best satire on this perversion in our commodifide culture.

    Zachary PettigrewZachary PettigrewIl y a 6 mois
  • A Buddhist teacher who came to teach in the West once said something to the effect of: trying to achieve ultimate insight and liberation through mindfulness meditation without ethical commitments ("sila" in Pali) is a lot like trying to row a boat that you never untied from the dock. You can row as hard as you want, but you'll never get very far.

    composerdohcomposerdohIl y a 6 mois
  • As a Buddhist practitioner, I was curious where you would go with this, and have to say I really appreciate you distinguishing between "McMindfulness" and Buddhist practice. My teacher recently was talking about the same issue- about how modern capitalist culture has taken mindfulness from the rest of the 8-fold path and reduced it to a commodity, which can NOT free us from our suffering, as it is not a complete path when taken apart from the other necessary pieces torte, deep peace and liberation from suffering.

    composerdohcomposerdohIl y a 6 mois
  • Oh global politics need psychedelics - at least 12 ceremonies each of all major ones.

    SSSSSSIl y a 6 mois
  • I think our problem is we worry so much about approval that we forfeit ourselves, and try to master what we think the world would like to see in us. Mindfulness helped me, but I slowly realized I didnt need any books to tell me about it.

    jmsjmsIl y a 6 mois
  • Cell. Yeah. Selye.

    Mitch EarleywineMitch EarleywineIl y a 7 mois
  • Ok, so besides being grave appropriation and partial religion without context for those who practice it... which seem... obvious. If one is taking a non capitalist approach it sounds like it does help. For people who don't capitalize it and turn it into some selfish perversion of its intent...

    Lisa DixonLisa DixonIl y a 7 mois
  • I think Mindfulness is about giving clarity so you can make better decisions and take better actions. Excerpt from Mindfulness by Mark Williams: "It [Mindfulness] will not deaden your mind or prevent you from striving toward important career or lifestyle goals; nor will it trick you into falsely adopting a Pollyanna attitude to life. Meditation is not about accepting the unacceptable. It is about seeing the world with greater clarity so that you can take wiser and more considered action to change those things that need to be changed. Meditation helps cultivate a deep and compassionate awareness that allows you to assess your goals and find the optimum path towards realizing your deepest values." The book also goes on about how it's good for increasing reaction time and memory and helping with depression.

    SmapAttackSmapAttackIl y a 7 mois
  • The Philosophy of Parasyte the Maxim.

    Mr XMr XIl y a 7 mois
  • The Philosophy of Parasyte the Maxim.

    Mr XMr XIl y a 7 mois
  • Excellent video ... I wasnt sure where it was being taken as far as the mindfulness being good or bad part. But I agree with every second ., love it 💫💫

    Like Attracts Like PodcastLike Attracts Like PodcastIl y a 7 mois
  • For me I'm just lazy to do anything. Plus I don't have a mind so I don't mind anybody.

    The Wandering AristotleThe Wandering AristotleIl y a 7 mois
  • I wish something had been mentioned about just how deep the psychotherapeutic qualities go. Mindfulness based cognitive therapy for example is the most effective treatment for treatment resistant major depressive disorder. The same is true for drug addiction. These are absolutely debilitating diseases that effect oceans of people. The costs are emotional, financial, environmental. While skepticism keeps the word mindfulness precise and meaningful, sometimes it is the best instrument, despite the bluntness of its use in so many contexts.

    Danny CrowleyDanny CrowleyIl y a 7 mois
  • I think the main oversight of this video is what the actual science says about how mindfulness effects altruistic behavior. It’s a misconception that we have to be miserable in order to seek social justice, solutions for climate change and so on. In fact, mindfulness training has been proven to make people more generous, more willing to help, and more rational when they do it. The sort of speculative thinkpieces I’ve seen and read on this don’t typically go far into the research and as a result end up poisoning the well.

    Danny CrowleyDanny CrowleyIl y a 7 mois
  • Mindfulness is being able to think over everything and not to think about just yourself

    Maya BartholomewMaya BartholomewIl y a 8 mois
  • You should do an ad about how free 2 play cellphone games exploit addiction and neurochemically harm those that play them Brought to you by Shadow Legends Garbage, utter addictive subpar quality products, sponsoring videos to spread mindfulness. The irony.. oh.. the irony Please address the clear problem with the dependency on garbage products to fund media. Cant have advertisement and enlightenment, they cancel each other out

    Vince SCVince SCIl y a 8 mois
  • Hi. A practising (if a bit unconventional) Buddhist here. The ultimate point of "mindfulness" in Buddhism, is to achieve the state of "luminous mind", that is, the state of just "being aware of being aware" and not of anything else in particular¹. This "else" includes not only external things, but also internal ones, like thoughts, concepts, and, perhaps more importantly, the idea of "self"². By this measure, this practice can not be entirely successful if its aim is fundamentally self-serving -- at least according to Mahayana sects. Even in the state of deep "zen"-like calm and bliss, this "self" thing can be a source of anxiety (e.g. "I don't want to lose this state of calm and bliss"³). The way to avoid this pitfall, again, at least according to Mahayana sects, is to cultivate bodhicitta, which among other things, means to acknowledge the existential suffering of all living beings, not just yourself, and to strive (or at least aspire) to help everyone, not just yourself. Hence, the Buddhist way to practice mindfulness is to practice it "for the benefit of all living beings"⁴, not "to relieve your stress". So yeah, for this "mindfulness" to be successful, at least in the Buddhist sense, we do need to attach a code of ethics to our meditation apps -- Buddhist ethics, to be precise. Otherwise, it's at best a temporary reprieve. Well, that's my take on this whole thing anyway -- informed by Buddhist teachings, that is, but still an opinion. But for what it's worth, I did experiment with all sorts of meditation techniques intermittently for over 15 years now, and it never stuck until I realized that approaching this all selfishly (that is, with the aim of "make myself feel better" or something like that) is not working. So it is also an opinion informed in large part by personal experience. ¹ This experience is often preceded or accompanied by the vision of clear light, hence "luminous". ² This "self" thing perhaps needs some expanded commentary. By "self" I do not mean the (almost) featureless foundation of the individual consciousness, but rather various descriptions (not all of those verbal) we invent for ourselves, which include, but is not limited to, self-image, self-esteem, different things (both external and internal) we like to think we have or own, etc. ³ Which is a self-contradictory statement, since the "calm and bliss" are the clear mind's natural state, and it's, strictly speaking, possible neither to "have", nor to "lose" it. ⁴ How can you practice mindfulness "for the benefit of all living beings" you might ask? Well, according to Buddhist doctrine, you can't really help anyone become free of existential suffering when you're in that state yourself, or at least you can't do that effectively. So it's still desirable to attain nirvana asap -- but the end goal is to ultimately help others, not to wallow in the transcendent bliss and forget about everything else.

    Nikolay YakimovNikolay YakimovIl y a 8 mois
  • ooh lord. i got more wordy on this comment than i thought i would be, so apologies for that. tl;dr mindfulness isn't the only blame here bc it's only a result of the greater commercialization of self-help and self-care this could have been a commentary on the idea of self-help as a whole, not just mindfulness. mindfulness is an excellent skill that can genuinely help people *re*connect rather than disconnect from the greater issues of their lives. as the name suggests, it's supposed to make you more aware and more *mindful*. once i began practicing mindfulness myself, i actually became _more_ aware of the way injustice happens all around me. in therapy, i learned that it could mean acknowledging that problems that i _think_ are caused by me, are actually caused by a greater issue (often socio-economic ones out of my control), and not to internalize those issues as _my_ own fault. i'm pretty sure that's not the argument that was being made here, where mindfulness is employed as a tool for workers to burden the guilt of their own stress. i agree that the practice has been grossly appropriated by consumerism and all its awfulness, but again mindfulness is only a _part_ of the giant machine that capitalizes on self-help. it's pretty much said in the video: mindfulness puts all the burden on the worker, not the bigger abuse of labour around them. that's basically what the self-help/self-care movement has been. while of course it's important to recognize when it's time to not only find but _accept_ help, the self-help and self-care movement that's been-for the lack of a better word-trending recently only justifies putting all of the blame on the individual, not the greater social systems affecting them. my illnesses won't magically go away because i take my meds regularly, because a large part of my symptoms are caused by the modern stresses of late capitalism and severe social inequality. i can see my therapist in my recommended appointments every other week, but it won't change the fact that some places won't hire me because i'm disabled. likewise, people can buy bath bombs from lush to help relieve the physical symptoms of stress in their bodies, but-like the video argues-it won't change how the stress got there in the first place. none of these ~solutions are specific to mindfulness, but they address the same issues that this video makes. the way i see it, mindfulness helps ease the burden of facing this reality every moment of waking life. i find it less as a disconnect from reality and more of a way to be completely present _within_ it _without_ completing losing myself.

    jeercydeejeercydeeIl y a 8 mois
  • I'm surprised you didn't mention yoga in connection with the sanitizing tendency the West has towards Eastern practices originally intended to bring spiritual awakening (look up Yoga Sutra). You should do a video on Stoicism, it was (is?) having a cultural moment. The ethical content seems to be less downplayed, and then I realized, surprise surprise, it's because it's a Western philosophy, as if Eastern ethics were any different other than being packaged with Eastern practices.

    buckley cloudbuckley cloudIl y a 8 mois
  • Simple mindfulness (that is free because I do it on my own) is changing my life. It's not about denying anything. That's the opposite of what it's about. And in this mad world, truly, all we have is ourselves. All we can control is ourselves. Although, it's important to bring all these realizations full-circle with action (of some sort). Avoidance is not helpful in almost any case. Mindfulness is not about being selfish, but self-care and self-love. And that's the only way we are going to actually overcome anything.

    Essence CalligraFreakEssence CalligraFreakIl y a 9 mois
  • To see a problem is to be a problem 😒

    orland malonorland malonIl y a 9 mois
  • Fuck off raid

    VirtualFunctionVirtualFunctionIl y a 9 mois
  • So in other words, a new kind of meditation.

    Brent KaufmanBrent KaufmanIl y a 9 mois
  • Dumb

    RAW asshitshowRAW asshitshowIl y a 9 mois
  • Magnus Carlson or Muhammed Ali. Mindfulness or autobiographical mindset. Mindfulness reduces concept of self. Ego can achieve us achieve phenomenal things too. Muhammad Ali said he is the greatest, and ended up becoming one. Same goes will the inspirational stuff on FRworld. So in certain professions, autobiographical mindset is helpful. e.g. baseball player, coach, boxer, athletes, activism, orator of any kind!! Mostly where you throw a fist in air after you are done with task (or victory as they call it) . But profession or areas where you need to think more clearly or work on conceptually difficult problems, autobiographical mindset is not helpful. It can help you wake up at 5 a.m. to study, but not anything beyond that. Mindfulness or reduced concept of self will help in see things more clearly, connect things better, and help you arrive at conclusive ideas. In areas like mathematics, physics, computer science, chess, or even rope walking. Basically areas or sports where thinking clearly gives competitive advantage (doing extra 5 pushups doesn't need mindfulness; autobiographical mindset is a better tool here.) So how do we get the best of both world. Use autobiographical mindset to initiate the task, but try to have ego less mindset while actually doing it.

    Gaurav AithmiaGaurav AithmiaIl y a 9 mois
  • Mindfulness can be used to solve the issues you've discussed such as toxic environments. It's just most companies are too afraid to market it as such.

    P59u00P59u00Il y a 10 mois
  • Savoring. Enhance the moment. Relish the happy ones;envision more.

    Mitch EarleywineMitch EarleywineIl y a 10 mois
  • Mindfulness doesn't have to be spiritual. It has proven benefits and is used in psychology. There will be self absorbed people who will take such practices and do them just because they're trendy but I don't think it's the cause for people being self-absorbed or jaded. It's like any medicine, that comes from tradition but we later discover why it actually works and use it's essence for our own good. It's no different just because it's used for mental health. Again, it doesn't need to be spiritual.

    HremaHremaIl y a 10 mois
  • Wow.. the first time I've actually read the material from the video and then I find out he helped grow the tobacco industry...smh

    RubbyDuckkyRubbyDuckkyIl y a 10 mois
  • So mindfulness=good Capitalism+mindfulness=bad

    Keith Araneo-YowellKeith Araneo-YowellIl y a 10 mois
  • I'm not an expert on mindfulness by any means, but it seems kinda bass ackwards to me that all these mindfulness apps and the greater mindfulness movement's main focus is to improve identity & self when mindfulness is meant to eliminate the delusion of the self and thus make you more in touch with the world and other people. I do think mindfulness is a worth while pursuit and for anyone wanting to explore it at all I would recommend looking into Sam Harris, he has been featured in the Joe Rogan podcast and is a neuroscientist and philosopher, he studied under the Dalai Lama, so I think he is a pretty good source. He also has an app but unlike the other apps mentioned ^^ if you cant afford it you can just email him and he'll give you a free year subscription. He is seriously just doing it for the wellbeing of others. I have used it and I definitely recommend.

    Emmaline HawthorneEmmaline HawthorneIl y a 10 mois
  • Alright alright alright

    TintinTintinIl y a 10 mois
  • It's not the first time capitalism has absorbed and transmuted another culture, stripped it of meaning to comodify it, and it won't be the last. In fact, Adam Curtis' documentary "Century of the Self" makes the argument that the "self-help" movement of the early 80's helped transform the hippies of the 60s into the yuppies of the 80s. Similar to the change in focus mentioned in the Wisecrack video, the outward-looking protest movement became the inward-looking Me Generation with the help of Freud's psycho-therapy and its variants. Inward-looking and meditation surely have their place in helping people with balance. But moderation should be the watchword when it comes to...balance. The market does not know moderation, however. It will not only rush to satisfy a demand it can fill, (whereas it cannot supply a demand for, say, democracy in the workplace), it will end up creating its own demand to consume the surplus.

    SecondLineNewsSecondLineNewsIl y a 10 mois
  • What about the Daisy Pond by Jose Silva....

    menace05menace05Il y a 10 mois
  • 15:32 "After all, we live in a society built on companies trying to compete for your attention 24/7. In such a world, is mindfulness not one of the few ways where we can push away the *constant advertising* and institutionalized envy and maintain some semblance of agency over our own psyches?" Funny, in a video on FRworld with multiple ads... :-) Thanks for showing different sides of mindfulness, it was interesting!

    Freek de BruijnFreek de BruijnIl y a 10 mois
  • I listen to Eckhart Tolle for free on FRworld. It helps.

    Giga MotskobiliGiga MotskobiliIl y a 10 mois
  • Can wisecrack go one video without referencing nazis?

    O KO KIl y a 11 mois
  • "Do benefits of practicing mindfulness outweigh the negatives." - Yes! Just do not fall for the commercialized modifications! Get a book from before when it was this new, hip, company induced shit!

    johnibambohnijohnibambohniIl y a 11 mois
  • Your videos became on the one hand more and more ad-packed and on the other hand less and less well researched. Once your channel was creative and funny; nowadays it seems to just be a production line for shallow videos in order to make a buck, sadly. :( Nevertheless, credit where credit is due: Good point on the unfortunate development that stress is now a personal responsibility. (Although mindfulness is not only about stress reduction!)

    johnibambohnijohnibambohniIl y a 11 mois
  • So...if I already know how to practice it, don't buy any books or apps about it, and don't use it as an excuse to not confront my a-hole boss, am I doing it right?

    João VarandaJoão VarandaIl y a 11 mois
  • 1025..10:45-11:30 Makes sense when you think about Buddhism and martial arts.

    AepistemicAepistemicIl y a 11 mois
  • I genuinely don’t see a problem with “pragmatic” mindfulness. It’s something that is useful to do from an individual’s standpoint, sure it can be used for “good” and “evil” but so can a fucking cell phone. The only real bad thing is companies using this to “rebrand” stress as your problem

    GAPIntoTheGameGAPIntoTheGameIl y a 11 mois
  • Self help is the cleric of the modern indivicualistic era ''oh no, don't blame your boss who threatened to fire you 5 times last week and forces you to work overtime for free as your reason for being stress, it's your fault for no breathing properly and not taking cold showers. We need you to keep paying taxes you know, haha, here buy my new book, don't question me, I'm right you should listen to me, no you shouldn't get a new job, you should be comfortable with the discomfort of being a wage slave.''

    Isak ÅkerbergIsak ÅkerbergIl y a 11 mois
  • like other recent videos the bigger part was used for reconstruction and only very little for evaluation

    Neon GodNeon GodIl y a 11 mois
  • I love how you conflate breathing exercises with the entirety of sati, but only the good sati. This episode is definitely dumb. I guess a few of the researchers and script writers are in to Mcmindfulness

    Sandcastle •Sandcastle •Il y a 11 mois
  • Some of these criticisms can definitely be brought up for resilience training or “grit” too. Often applied to reduce stress without considering the underlying stressors (excessive workload, etc)

    Alex FranceAlex FranceIl y a 11 mois
  • Hmmmmm the world is getting more and more complicated every single day What to believe What not to believe What is good What is bad What's wrong and what's right ????? These are all great questions that answering them may bring us happiness but that would never happen, we can't answer them all and when we can't find the answer that causes us headaches and stress The human mind is like a question making machine. now that's good for amount of time but letting it go wild will be dumb Some questions are better not be answered because the answer my not be worthy or even convincing at the end Humans need some one who knows them better then themselves and that would be Allah

    samiir dualesamiir dualeIl y a 11 mois
  • Nothing about the science if iffy? A lot of research strongly supports meditation being very positive all around.

    James AnthonyJames AnthonyIl y a 11 mois
  • I resent the idea that people who have never experienced trauma think it is as simple as concentrating and to 'just let go' to overcome the damage years and years of repeated trauma and abuse from childhood to the present. I've have a decade of therapy and I'm already PAINFULLY self aware which just increases my frustration with myself tenfold. Do these people realise that kind of trauma literally gives you brain damage? I know how I fucking tick, and why I'm fucked up. I'm not defeatist either as it has actually made me WORSE overanalysing or denying my own thoughts and feelings and constantly trying to adapt my approach/how I interpret situations to achieve more positive results because obviously the problem is just me being negative and I need to keep up the Pollyannism only to end up with crushing disappointment over and over. I'm also fucking sick of being told I need to kiss and make up with abusers who broke me when I'm still experiencing it. I'm fucking homeless and you're telling me to just sit there and meditate when I seriously need to figure out what the hell I need to do next.

    Little Wolf TaimaLittle Wolf TaimaIl y a 11 mois
  • Me: I can't sleep. Matthew McConaughey: Be a lot cooler if you did.

    Benjamin HeadleeBenjamin HeadleeIl y a 11 mois
  • I thought I needed mindfulness in college. Turned out I just needed to break up with my girlfriend.

    Benjamin HeadleeBenjamin HeadleeIl y a 11 mois
  • Hmm, I've learned mindfullness meditation through neuroscientist Sam Harris and this video doesn't do it justice. Fair enough, I haven't tried these other apps, but Harris' redistributing of the practice emphasizes your relation to the human flow of experience and exploring/mapping of your consciousness.

    Masvie DudeMasvie DudeIl y a 11 mois
  • I Could play Raid but i preffer mindfullness

    George L A MatosGeorge L A MatosIl y a 11 mois
  • I Could play Raid but i preffer mindfullness

    George L A MatosGeorge L A MatosIl y a 11 mois
  • Although I liked the counter criticism of mindfulness becoming a commodity it lacked nuance. Yes work takes a huge part of our lives and causes it for us to feel stressed, but there is a lot more cases when mindfulness is really useful e.g. deeper enjoyment in daily activities, being able to cope with strong emotions such as loss, loneliness, rejection these issues crop up outside your work as well. I would say this whole video was viewed only from the American perspective and should only apply to the American public, where corporations run and rule most of people's lives. Mindfulness does not turn your employees to docile creatures, because as mentioned it simply allows a person to choose a healthier alternative instead of drinking, smoking or drugs. All in all mindfulness just works and has no real side effects. So what will you choose: ice-cream, pizza & beer or 20 minutes in silence w/ yourself?

    Hermes-on-hardwareHermes-on-hardwareIl y a 11 mois
  • Great video guys!

    cameron kamareicameron kamareiIl y a 11 mois
  • As a licences therapist, I teach my client's mindfulness and encourage usage of these apps as a tool to deal with their symptoms. What I applaud you getting at is the commoditization of the tool and how we are all ignoring the underlying problems in the first place. I see social workers making this problem all the time, they chase their clients' symptoms and forget to do work on fixing the CAUSE of the stress or anxiety in the first place. End of the day, this beats putting someone on Xanex.

    gocubs1815gocubs1815Il y a 11 mois
  • Capitalists will sell you the rope you hang them with - don’t hate on pigs for being pigs, just accept that’s what they are and carry on

    themask9909themask9909Il y a 11 mois
  • 7:36 wisecrack be like: DROP THE BEAT That's some really good minimal techno in the background sound

    othmane jalaouiothmane jalaouiIl y a 11 mois
  • Mindfullness= self brainwashing

    Smoking RoomSmoking RoomIl y a 11 mois
  • Wtf do you need a book on mindfulness for? It's like the simplest concept in the world.

    Huck MartHuck MartIl y a 11 mois