Movie about wartime sexual slavery tops Korean box office on opening day


A movie about the painful experiences of Korean
women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese during wartime… has topped the box office
in Korea. “Spirits’ Homecoming” drew more than 153-thousand
people on Thursday, its opening day,… edging out Hollywood blockbuster “Deadpool.”
The film, which is based on statements from surviving victims, was made with funds donated
by more than 75-thousand supporters in and outside of Korea.
Director Jo Jung-rae says… the movie aims to console the spirits of the roughly 200-thousand
young Korean women and girls forced to serve in military brothels during World War Two,…
many of whom never made it back home.

What It Costs To Live In San Francisco | Making It


Everyone wants a piece of San Francisco right now. That’s why it’s so hard to live here I’m assistant professor of sociology at San Francisco State University. Between me and my partner we make anywhere between a $100,000 and $110,000 a year and that’s considered low income here. My family of four: my partner, our two children live in a one-bedroom apartment in a high-rise we pay $2,400. We are living in a university subsidized apartment, so that’s why we have it a little cheaper, but it’s still a one-bedroom apartment. For four people it’s a little tight, right? I’ve lived in many major cities, and I’ve lived in San Francisco before, but this time around it’s super hard to find affordable housing. So when I get up in the morning I get my kids ready to go. My partner and I will be tag-teaming on that. I’ll get breakfast started, and I’ll cook eggs and sausage, cut up an avocado. Child: “I want avocado.” You don’t like avocado, but you like eggs. Child: “I don’t want eggs!” On days that I go [see?] child care. After we’ve eaten breakfast, we’ll head over to her daycare. We pay around $1,300 a month for daycare for our two-year-old daughter. I think that the state should have more responsibility to working parents and working families to help them afford quality child care for their children. Our transportation costs monthly vary, but this is where we’re trying to save money San Francisco and the Bay Area has a definite car culture, but between me and my partner we share one car. We pay around $60 for gas a month because we drive a hybrid and we fill up for gas every two weeks or something like that. When I get onto campus, I’ll grab a coffee and a bite to eat. Come to the office, I will get my work done, respond to emails, get back to paper writing or grading or something like that in my office. After I’ve done some work in the office or after I’ve taught, I’ll go to lunch at a local sandwich shop. On some days my husband and my son will join me and we’ll have lunch together before I come back to work. Feeding a family of four, we really rely on meal planning and cooking at home. So, every week we try and go grocery shopping. We are Lucky enough to live in the city where we have friends and are raising our family in community. So, at times friends come over to share a meal with us and they’ll bring dishes to come and share and break bread together. The bay area is a lovely place to grow up in, right. It’s super diverse. I remember growing up here as an immigrant and a child of an immigrant and knowing that my mother was working a low-wage job. Being a working-class family and an immigrant family here in the Bay Area was never easy, right? It’s not just like it happened in 2017 where, you know, it’s hella hard to live here now. I think there is some sort of myth around that that it’s just happening at this moment Even if I am a professor and I have these great benefits Often it’s harder and harder to justify how to live in this city because it’s so expensive Homeownership in the Bay Area feels like chasing a dream. It’s what they call a seller’s market. There’s no negotiation. Someone will always outbid you in terms of buying a home here in San Francisco. When we do buy a home, it will be in the East Bay. Somewhere not in San Francisco and not in the peninsula. There’s a push and pull about living in San Francisco: the, you know, “I left my heart in San Francisco” kind of feeling, but also you’re brokenhearted in San Francisco because you can’t afford to live here.

Geraldine Butler-Wright from YoYo Wallet talks about Scaling Culture


I’m Geraldine,
or G, far less formal, and far less a mouth full,
especially with my surname. Today, I’m going
to be talking at, about scaling culture at Yoyo. So, I’m starting off
with a personal story this little lady here,
is Monica, and she’s my niece and she lives over in the U.S my husband and I speak
to her the most weekends, so we’ll have some
FaceTime with her. And my husband, he works
in the film business, so he has some amazing
stories to tell Monica, absolutely captivates her. An example being that Will
Smith said that my husband’s ski jacket was
dope, on one occasion. So, I got tough competition
to get her attention. And, one, one day, when I was
talking with her and she said, “You know what Auntie GG, can
you, can you, what do you do?” And I thought, wow
great, this is my moment finally, finally, I
can’t mess this up. As tempted as I was to go
into our me channel upgrade, and, and sort of our whole
payments, and our loyalty space, I though no, let’s
wait and until she’s at least 12 before that. So, I though, OK right, so how
can I explain to my own Monica Okay well, Monica, if you,
if you know Mommy and Daddy they’ve got their apps on
their phone, right yeah? So Mommy and Daddy go into
say their favorite coffee shop. They can buy their favorite
coffee, on their phone, and they can pay for it and they can get rewarded
for their purchase. Okay, right, I see her starting
to glaze, your okay no, it’s not just about
that, where I work, this company called Yoyo is,
it’s way more than that Monica. She said, “Well what?” I said look, I get to work
with brilliant people every day who really care deeply
about what they do. They love what they do. You feel it as soon as
you walk in the building. She stops, “Actually
that sounds really cool. I want to do that
when I grow up.” And I was like, yes, finally. So, to the point, our
current culture at Yoyo is about loving what we do. It’s really at the core of how
we live and breath culture. And it’s something that
we found very compelling. So, it makes us get
up in the morning and not hit your snooze button. We’ve all had that
feeling right? That Sunday morning, or
Sunday evening, feeling of oh my God, I feel like
I’m going to school tomorrow. Alright, we don’t want to be hitting the alarm
button too many times. So, seeing people
love what they do attracts, grows, and
retains brilliant minds. I often find me self walking
through the corridors at work and I’ll see huddles
of people talking, and their energy level
is absolutely infectious. I’ll be smiling, I’m
a crazy people lady, whose just smiling
randomly. And I love that. So, our culture’s
living, breathing, and constantly evolving. And it’s that mainframe for
how we do things around here. So, how many of you here
in start up organizations? Yeah, a lot right. So it can be kind of
volatile environment, right? Nobodies written a
play book before. Nobody has said, this is
how you do x, y, and z. So, if we can get
the culture right, it provides that framework
that can actually help people as we start growing and
scaling our business. So how do we keep our
culture alive and kicking and really just scaling? So at Yoyo to give
you a bit of context, last year, about this
time, we were about 40 people now we’re just shy of 80,
by Christmas we
should be at 120, 130. There’s some
internationalization
in there as well. So, you know, there’s a lot of change happening right? So how do we do it? So it’s recognizing a
couple of really key facts. So, this is a picture
from our Christmas party. It was winter themed, I don’t know how our CEO
in a Napoleon outfit, but nevermind. So, uhm yeah, I came
across this, and I’m saying a co-founder of culture, I
can absolutely not
take credit for this there’s a fabulous book called Culture Decks Decoded
by Bretton Putter, I highly recommend it. It’s a great summary of
some fantastic companies that are out there at the moment and how they’re doing culture,
and you can get it on Amazon. And yes, so we’re all
co-founders of our culture and that’s a big responsibility,
and each of us own it. So you know, a nod
to the Netflix’s deck as we were saying
before you have the freedom and responsibility to
do the best work of your life and it’s up to us
all, at this stage, we can actually shape our cultures
when we’re moving forward. So it’s created and it’s
driven by our people, and we own it. You see a people as absolutely
essential to a culture. It sounds super obvious, right? But without the right
people, in our culture we won’t have the right product and we certainly
won’t have customers. So it’s very much in that order. They feed into each other, and they keep
generating that energy. So, in terms of scaling as
well, we’re really clear on what our cultural
value proposition is. So if you think about
you know being inspired, being energized by
those brilliant minds, when I was talking
about those huddles, and you can just feel it. You can feel that something
great is happening and is about to happen. About caring deeply, about those interactions with
your colleagues when you leave thinking wow, I actually feel better
for that experience. I regularly feel like the
stupidest person in the room and I love it. Right? And you don’t come away
feeling those meetings where your talking with someone and it’s like that
Harry Potter feeling, when you’ve gone
dementor experience. Your never going to
get these minutes back. That’s not what’s happening
with culture at Yoyo. So also I think there’s a
really huge potential as well when your in a
scaling environment. We have all the
bells and whistles, and you know, you
have amazing perks, but actually, it’s not
about the beer fridge, or ping pong table, when
it comes down to it. It’s yet again it’s
actually pretty standard, it’s about people. right, people that you, that
you spend your life with, and the reality is we
do spend more time with our colleagues then our
family and our friends. So, you got to get that right. And getting the exceptions
right is really, really important as well,
we respect each other. So, this is a big thing, like
zero tolerance for red tap. That should say red tape. No red taps
in this building. So you know, making sure that
when we spot that kind of like yeah let’s, let’s have
four meetings about one thing that could
be dealt with by Zack. Uhn uhn, doesn’t happening, we called each
other out of that. And also, we shipped
earlier iterate, right. So, you know, never
letting the good, great get in the way of good,
let’s get it done. Keep that energy going.
Don’t let the inertia happen. So I think then,
then you get into, into a tricky, tricky patch. So to stretch yourself as well beyond the borders of our minds. So it’s changing each other. And we very much have a culture
where we do speak our minds in a constructive way, but
it’s that candid honesty again, nod to the Netflix
deck, also Bridgewater. There’s a great book,
I’m a complete dork when it comes to culture
books, just so you know, if you want any recommendations, come speak to me afterwards,
I will bore you senseless. It’s called The Everyone
Culture, and it talks about Bridgewater and how they
actually have a culture of when you start, you stand
up in front of everybody, and this is hundreds of
people, and you tell the crowd, literally the crowd,
what your weaknesses are. So our colleagues can actually
call that out if they see it. We’re piloting that at
the moment very gently. I don’t know how well, like
with the British culture, that matches, but certainly
a way of approaching it. And we pay forward
our knowledge daily. So, you know, for
mentorship opportunities, to actually beyond
the scope of the work, we’re starting at the
moment a range of programs where people can just pay
forward their knowledge. So code, coding sessions,
where people are teaching other people in the
business how to code. And also, just putting
out starting today it could be anything,
from languages, to how actually to do, do
great tricks on a yoyo. We have one guy in engineering, he’s amazing at yoyo tricks.
So I’m looking forward to that. Okay, so speaking up, and then having a huge bias for action. Right, so does anybody
know the difference between buffalo and cow,
other than the obvious? No, no, right. So
bare with me people. So a buffalo, when it
sees the storm coming it will charge for
the storm, right. Just go straight
through the storm. Cows will run off into
the other direction. But with the cows the storm
will catch up with them their absolutely knackered and they just got to take it anyway. The buffalo they’ve
got it over with, just like we’re ripping
a band-aid off right, and they can move
on with their lives. So our little mantra is be
the buffalo, charge the storm. If you see something happening, you just deal with
it then and there. So yet again, it’s going
back that bias of action. So freedom of
responsibility to apply the best
work of your lives. And you choose to
be at Yoyo right. And so when is comes down to it, and this getting
all philosophical, but we only have one life
as far as we know it right, if your not happy, you’ve
got to do something about it. Right. If somethings not working you’ve got the
change the channel. And that’s very much in
the feeling we have at Yoyo that the power is yours. Nobody is empowering you,
it’s yours, to make the changes you want. And to you know, enrich your
life. Work and otherwise. So we also know who we are, and
we know that we’ve changed, and that’s absolutely cool. Here we go, another
recommendation, so a great book,
has anybody come across this? Blitz scaling? – [Man In Audience] Yeah – It’s cool yeah? So much,
there’s so much in it. There’s a piece in
there that I’ve got here and it’s talking about
the difference of size and the different groups,
here when your, you know, so when you’re one to nine – family. One to nine, whose in the father of family setting right now? Yeah, does it feel
like a family? Yeah, yeah. So tribe is when you start growing to 10 employees so things start to get a
little more structured, so we kind of have to
be less generous there. And then you see there’s; village, city, nation. So I’ve been in organizations myself where you need that kind
of nation level, when we’re trying
to sort out culture, and culture is kind of
being dictated from the top. You know, to your point, does it feel authentic?
is this what we really are? When your at that co-founder
for culture stage in here, you can
really have a huge impact on how culture and that is a huge challenge. I don’t envy anybody
who is trying to do it. So we’re very open that we’re no longer a family because families can
sometimes be dysfunctional, especially if you’ve
got 80 people, that is one big
dysfunctional family. So we say, that, for
us it’s 60, you know, we need to be a team, and with a team you can swap
in and swap out players, and that’s the reality, but
you realize that actually it’s much that group
collective effort You’ve got to play nicely
with each other to get on, and to make our
business a success. SO from Yoyo’s perspective
2018 been very pivotal in going back to that
identity within our culture. So we’ve progressed
from start up. So here we go there’s
are little dinghies, some going in
different directions. some little lone wolves there. To wanna be’s. We’ve trying to get a
little bit more powerful, like all hands on deck,
we’re moving at speed. To scale up, to
where we are now. Our fleet. SO you can see all sorts of
functioning, working ships. We’ve still got our
pirate ship there. We’re not corporate
we’re cor-pirate. No I’ll stop. It never works that joke, never. I will persist. So owning our culture we say
that it’s the engine room back to that point of, if
it propels us forward, we don’t know
what’s ahead of us, you can estimate as much
we want but, who knows but it provides us with that
certainty and keeps us going. You may notice as
well, there are no cruise ships, or passenger ships,
in our fleet. So you know it’s, that’s one
of the tough things about culture, you know hard
things about hard things. People that may have
been absolutely fab when you our at that
one to nine employees, when your at the team stage, aren’t necessarily
going to be right for the next part
of the journey. So we’re quite decisive as a
culture when it’s not working we don’t just kind of ignore
and hope it will go away. We talk to each other
right. We communicate. And we’re fair and
open with each other. And also, it’s kind of being, just being a bit
changeling as well you know since, just
recently somebody said to me it’s not same as,
it’s not same as five of us of course it isn’t, we’re 80. How would it be, you know. But then you work
out what they like and what they don’t like,
and then coach them through. So many of that
success is binary, so it’s the input and outcome
and it’s just so visible when we’re in start up if
the outcome there or not. I’m sure many of you
are very very aware of. So we’re relentless, making
bigger, better, faster happen. It’s constant, it’s that iteration, shipping early So this is a great quote from
American football players. Anybody know…oh your nodding. So success isn’t
owned. It’s leased. And rent is due every day. So it’s remembering right,
got to keep on going, keep that momentum. SO clarity of
purpose helps as well to your point. I swear I wasn’t
writing when you were doing your presentation. We’re talking here about just making
sure everybody is on the bus, right, about what we’re doing. So you’ve got your
Yoyo goals and your purpose and your
ambition making sure that it filters through to
your larger function teams and cross functional squads. And it’s that
subtraction of growth constant going back and forward. Does everybody know
what we are doing? Why are we doing this? What’s the relevancy to my job? And having those town halls
and talking in one on ones and making sure
that the mileage is put in between the people. The big constants of our
culture as well through that first interaction point when
you click on our website way through to the selection, making sure that your candidates don’t get stuck
in Groundhog day, being asked the same question, each interview
panel highlight has actually
questions that focus on different areas
of the culture, or offer our on boarding. We make sure that there’s
always a meet before the offer is accepted
and when the persons started, so even if a coffee, a
drink, just something, that human side is
really important to us. And growth and performance
the same for leaving a legacy, So you know we’re
very honest as well, we tell people and say look, at one point we’re all going
to leave, that’s just life. So what’s our
legacy going to be? What you want it to be,
and you can make it happen. So our process,
you know when your growing, we were talking
about this earlier, your growing and
you get that point, especially when you’re in a
regulated environment when there has to be some
process that kicks in, but never prioritizing
progress over process. SO just to give you
a little snippit bit of what that actually looks
like through real time, Does anybodies heart sink when
you feel you’ve got to do a mid-year or end of year review? It’s where fun
goes to die, yeah? I think, am I actually going
to have anything meaningful, or am I just going to fill
out this from, goes to HR, human remains, and that’s
it until another six months. So we created a kind
of a lite version of performance management. Where you still actually
have conversations with the person that your
working with everyday, and actually are
their 360 reviews, and we use the Nine Box Model. So whistle stop tour, if
you want more info on this we can chat, at length, I’ll try not to do it
at length in privately, but I can send you
information as well. So just very quickly,
you’ve got the pink… I’ll move over here. …here this is all
good, this is all cool, your doing really well,
there’s opportunity to grow, we’ve got a rocket out here, specifically based
on conversations
with your engineer, our engineers, many of
which are top performers, and they said, “Well what
happens when I get here?” Which I love that mindset, it’s like I’m already
awesome what do I do? It will celebrate conversation
because you can go well let’s put you out of
your comfort zone over here how you can get back over there? So pink is all good. This area, we’ve kind
of got some problems. It’s kind of like
time to do some performance improvement plans. Comfort zone interesting thing, I’ve heard some of
our sales folks say in previous jobs you know
your performing really well but actually but
your a bit blah. Here, treading water, bit blah. I’m getting really
technical here. This I am refer to as sort
of a spaniel syndrome, so absolutely lovely, very
excited about everything, generating more work
than actually doing. Alright, so this,
we’ve got problems, we’ve got issues, we’ve
already gone down this route. And then end of the road,
it’s not going to work. So it’s very clear,
it’s super visual and people have found it
actually it’s been very helpful as well when looking
at not just only that kind of six month review process but using it for one on ones. Where do you think I am? I think I’m here. You know, so it’s that
individual responsibility in both the line manager
and also the individual to really start
marking where they sit. Final thoughts. So evolving and scaling
culture it’s constant and everybody owns it. Absolutely we’re hard
down the line in that. And it’s a choice of how we
actually develop our culture. And we can really see it,
as the fabric of what we do and how, where Yoyo is. SO if do have any questions, please come and
see me afterwards, I’ll be delighted
the chat with you and thank you very
much for your time. And if you want know
more about Yoyo, please download our app and you can use our
Yoyo gift voucher and grab a copy of
Nero’s, or whole group that
we just got right now. So yet again, let me know and I can send that
to you otherwise. Thank you very much. (audience applause).

TEDxAsheville – Adam Baker – Sell your crap. Pay your debt. Do what you love.


Translator: Marta Palacio
Reviewer: Denise RQ Hello. Hi. Today I want to challenge you. I want to challenge you
to answer a question. The good news for you
is that this question is actually simple. The words in the question
are actually simple. The bad news is for thousands of years, people have been trying to answer
this very same question for themselves. People have dedicated
their lives to this question, they fought for this question, and sometimes, they had given their lives
in defense of this question. And the question is this:
what does freedom mean to you? I’m not talking about like
a dictionary definition of freedom. I’m not talking about an academic
or even an intellectual discussion about what freedom is. I’m talking about
what does it mean to you? What does it mean in your own life? I know first hand that this very question
has the potential to change your life because it’s the exact question
that my wife Courtney and I asked ourselves three years ago. It was a little of an awkward timing
for us to be talking about freedom. It was the night we brought my daughter
Milligan home from the hospital. As new parents, we struggled for
30,40 minutes, whatever it was, to try to get her to go to sleep
in her new crib. After that, we wandered like zombies
out to the kitchen table. As we sat down, I turned to her and said, “You know, honey, I need
to talk to you about something.” (Laughter) Which I’ve learned,
after five years of marriage, is that’s the most terrible way
you can possibly start a conversation. (Laughter) And I said, “I want to talk
to you about freedom.” You can imagine what her expression was,
and what her response was. I can’t repeat some of it here today. But after we started
talking more about it, we realized that the timing
of the situation was actually in our favor. Because if there was one thing
we were lacking at that point in our life, it was clarity. It was the ability
to step back and analyze how we were living our life and whether that was congruent
with what we really wanted. It started for us in our financial life. Our financial life had degraded,
I guess you could say, into a simple question. And that’s, “What item in our apartment
do we want to upgrade next?” Have you ever had this discussion? “Do we need to upgrade the couch, or maybe we should save up
and get a new kitchen table?” “Should we switch location
and just get a better apartment, or maybe let’s just get
a flatter TV and call it a day?” This was our financial life at that time. And then, it should be no surprise
on what our debt looked like. We were in our young 20s and not even counting the tremendous
amount of student loans we carried; we’re 18,000 dollars in consumer debt to start off our new marriage
and as new parents. We had four credit cards,
we had store cards, we had two automobile loans. We had a loan for the jewelry
I bought to get married. We had a loan from family. I used to joke we were collecting loans, and that we had one for everything
except for our mortgage. And guess what? We were house-shopping. It was the most hectic time of our lives. I’d just started in a new business,
I was working 80 hours a week. Courtney had just graduated from college, she was starting a classroom
as a new teacher; there couldn’t have been
a more hectic time in our life. And we were shopping for a mortgage? This didn’t make sense. As I stepped back, and I was given
that clarity that night from bringing Milligan home – I saw it was because that was
the next item on the script that we were living our life by. It wasn’t a script that we chose.
It was a script that chose us. It chose us because we were unwilling
to answer this question for ourselves. If you’re not willing to answer
this question in your life, there’s somebody, a company,
a person, a government, an entity that will be more than happy
to answer this question for you. You’ll wake up one day and realize that you’re living life
just based on a script. It goes a little something like this,
and see if you guys can relate. In elementary and middle school,
we are taught how to be taught. We learn how to learn better. But we go on, we go to high-school,
where grades start to matter, and if you get good grades
through high-school, you get to have the privilege of getting tens of thousands
of dollars in debt to go to college. In college, you do a lot of stuff,
and at the end of college, hopefully, you get this degree,
this piece of paper, and with that comes
the promise of job security of a steady, decent-paying job. After that, with that job, you can get an apartment
and fill it with stuff. If you weren’t able
to attract a mate in college, you surely can now,
with your apartment full of stuff. Two to three years later,
you may have some kids, you may get a promotion,
upgrade to a house. You continue this cycle
for the next 30 or 40 years of your life, until you reach
the promised land, retirement, when all your hard work pays off. There’s nothing
inherently wrong with this script unless you don’t want it. We recognized at that kitchen table that we were living life
based on this default script, and we did not want it. So we said, “What do we want?” That took some time to explore, but we figured out
that we wanted a clean slate. We wanted to wipe away
all the crap that was in our life, that was in our apartment. All of this acquisition of the next thing,
the next new version. We wanted to just wipe it all away, so we were going to sell
all our stuff down to two backpacks, what we could carry with us. We were going to pay off
the 18,000 dollars in consumer debt that represented our most
irresponsible spending, and we were going to spend the year
backpacking Australia as a young family. That was our passionate goal that we set. One year later, my wife Courtney
took this picture. This is me and my daughter Milligan. She’s three and a half now,
she’s one in this picture. We’re sitting on a plane, in the runway
in Indianapolis, Indiana. The year between the kitchen table
and this picture was a tough one. We had to analyze a lot of things
and look inside at a picture of ourselves that wasn’t the one
we wanted people to see, it wasn’t the one that we projected. We had to change a lot of habits,
a lot of beliefs in order to get there, but we were able to do it. When we boarded this plane, we had two backpacks
and full of possessions to our name, and none of the 18,000 dollars
that we started with. And we were on our way to Australia. From Indianapolis, we head to Chicago,
from Chicago to L.A.; lay over in LA, we head to Sydney. From Sydney, we went up
to Cairns, Australia, which is a city that is just off
the coast of the Great Barrier Reef – Twenty-eight consecutive hours
of flying with a one-year-old. (Laughter) I’d show you some pictures
of what we looked like when we landed, but we made a marital pact that no living human
would ever see those pictures. (Laughter) But I will show you
one more picture from our travels. I’d like to just sit up here
and show you a slide-show, but I’m just going to show you
one more, and it’s this one. Again, taken by my wife who, you can see, is a great photographer. This was off the coast of Townsville,
three to four weeks into our trip. It’s a little island
called Magnetic Island. On Magnetic Island,
we were staying at a little B&B after taking a ferry to get out there. We went on an about 30-minute hike, and through the hike, we saw
wallabies running across the path, a koala, a mum and a baby koala in a tree. It was like we were in a movie almost. When we got to the top of the hike, we looked out over
this isolated beach that was private, and it just really hit me. It’s a feeling I hadn’t felt before,
but it hit me like a ton of bricks. I realized that we were living our dream. Don’t get me wrong, there was a long list of things
where we had no idea what we were doing, even at this point,
while traveling, especially with a kid. We were still learning and exploring. But for better or worse,
for the ups and downs, we were the ones writing the script; we were the ones
who were finally in control of our life. I realize not everyone in this crowd wants to sell their stuff
and backpack in Australia. That was our definition of freedom
three years ago. It’s even changed now. But what I do know is that you need to define
what freedom looks like in your life, and you need to take steps
starting today to realize that. Where does it start for most people? It starts right here, with your crap. Look at the crap, it’s almost overflowing! It’s almost overflowing into the cars
that are in the driveway. Right now, it maybe seems
like an extreme example, but the more I think about it… How many of you have friends that have garages, or spare bedrooms,
or junk drawers, or closets that look not too far away from this? It’s really not even that extreme. It’s almost more of the norm. But I have a question for you: what happens when this person
loses their job? What happens when they’re offered
a better job in a different city? What happens when they need to adapt either physically,
emotionally, financially, to any situation that comes up in life? The answer is at best they’re restricted. They’re held back, they’re clogged,
they’re congested from adapting to any sort of change because of the amount of crap
they’ve brought into their life. But we do have an out;
we have a little, neat trick that we do if we have to make
a transition with all this crap: we put it here. (Laughter) Do you realize we’ve been creating an entire multi billion dollar industry
around storing our old crap so we can make a transition
and buy new crap? (Laughter) Think about it. Right now, there’s 2.2 billion
square feet of storage space in the United States alone. This is mind-blowing. Every man, woman, and child
could stand shoulder-to-shoulder just like this, under covered storage space
if we had to, in the United States. So, what’s the deal? Why are we so obsessed
with buying new stuff yet so reluctant to hold on
to our old stuff? How have we bought in to this addiction? I think it’s because
we’ve been sold a myth. The myth is
that acquiring things in our life, in the pursuit of a living environment
filled with things is going to grant us security. Most of us take it so far even to say
it’s going to grant us happiness. And in the pursuit of these things,
we start to identify with our things. You can tell who’s successful,
and who’s not. You can tell who’s hip and who’s not. You can tell whose garages look like
the picture we had before, and whose don’t. So we start to really identify ourselves
with our physical things. But the truth that we realized, and that most people end up waking up
and realize at one point in their life is that more stuff, and certainly,
more crap in your life, isn’t going to grant you security, and it’s certainly
not going to grant you happiness. In fact, we found
the exact opposite to be true. As Courtney and I went to sell
layers and layers of our stuff, as we were planning to go on this trip, I’m often asked a common question,
and that question is, “Did you guys sell anything
that you regret?”, “Did you ever sell anything
that you had to buy back?”, or, “Did you ever sell anything
you were just disappointed, and you had to get back?” And every time I’m asked this question
when I get to share my story, I try to genuinely think about it. I’m even thinking about it right now. And the answer is always the same, “No.” Not a single item. Not a single time that I sold something, and I’d be like, “Man,
I regret that decision.” Not a single time that I sold an item,
I’d go, “I feel so insecure right now.” (Laughter) It was the opposite. As we sold layers
of our crap, we realized, and we felt the weight
being lifted off of us. We felt more flexible, more agile, easier to bounce back
from anything negative that was going to come into our life. We were more free
to capitalize on opportunity. We weren’t held back
by our physical possessions any longer. Not only that but we started
to look at other people and realized that these people’s identity
is not based on their stuff. Their identity should be based
on their experiences. It’s not about collecting
expensive stuff or nice stuff, it should be about
collecting rich experiences. We should identify with people
and identify with ourselves based on a series of experiences
in our life, not what we own. But I want to talk to you a little more
about the American dream as well. We’re all familiar
with the American dream, and it’s not even that American anymore,
it’s all over the world. There’s this idea
that if you work really hard, you’re able to buy
into this fantastic lifestyle. That much is still true. As much as I’ve outlined and suggested that consumerism is a problem
for most of us, and it is, if the equation stayed this linear,
stayed this simple, it would be easy to deal with. You want more money, what do you do? You buy less. You want to switch jobs or work less? You buy less. Sounds simple, almost too simple. And it really is. But over the last 20 or 30 years,
we’ve played a little trick on ourselves. We’ve added in a piece to this puzzle
that makes it much more vicious. We’ve found a way, that we no longer
have to work hard before we buy, we no longer have to work
for that lifestyle; we can just tap right into it. And of course, you know
what I’m talking about – it’s debt. So we buy; in order to buy
that fabulous lifestyle without working for it,
we all go into debt. We do this at a young age,
we do this at an old age – it’s the norm. Debt has been around
for thousands of years in some form or another. But we’ve perfected it
in the last 20 or 30 years. We’ve perfected the daily use of it. We’ve perfected it
for everyday activities. What that does is
we’re out to buying that lifestyle and our justification for this
– and we’re good at justifying it – is we’re going to be going to work
so we’ll just buy into this lifestyle now, and then we’ll pay off
our debt, as we work. So it keeps us going back to work. That would be great if we liked our jobs. Most of us don’t like our jobs. In fact, most of us
strongly dislike our jobs. We don’t have the flexibility to switch
because we got into debt. Not only we have to pay the bills now,
we have to pay our debt. So we go back working longer
and harder hours at jobs we already hate. Is there a better equation
for stress on the planet than spending the majority
of your waking hours working a job you hate to pay debt
from a buying decision you made years ago? It’s no wonder we’re stressed out. It’s no wonder we’re overworked. How do we deal with that stress? There’s two ways
most of us deal with that stress: we eat, and we buy. We escape the daily grind by buying. We deserve it, we work hard.
That’s how we justify it. Some of us buy clothes,
some of us buy gadgets, most of us buy vacations to warm places
just to escape our jobs. But we didn’t have money
in the first place. That’s why we’re in debt. So how do we pay for this escape?
With more debt. And you can see that this is
a snowball, it’s a cycle that has millions of you trapped,
millions of us trapped all over the world. My message for you today is that your life is too important
to stay trapped in this cycle. Nigel Marsh had a TED talk in Sydney, and he summed this up
much better than I can. He said, “There are thousands
and thousands of people out there living lives of quiet,
screaming desperation working long, hard hours,
at jobs they hate, to buy stuff they don’t need
to impress people they don’t like.” (Laughter) When I first heard him say this
in his own TED talk, it almost knocked the wind out of me. It actually almost hurts to repeat this
because it’s so true. But I want you to imagine. Imagine what your life would be like, how much more fulfilling
your life would be if starting today, you made a commitment to start collecting experiences
and not things. I want you to imagine how much more opportunity
and flexibility would be in your life if you removed the stress
and the weight of your debt. I want us all to sit here and imagine how much more
an impactful world we would live in if each and every one of us
got to wake up in the morning not because our alarm clock went off but because we were excited
about dedicating ourselves to work we loved,
to a job we actually enjoyed, to a business that was based
on our passions. The problem is complex,
but the solution is very simple. Remove the excess
that is holding you back. Remove the crap from you life. Remove the daily reliance
on debt from your life, and you’ll be more free to start doing
work that you actually care about. That’s the path to security. That’s the path to happiness. One more observation that I have for you: do you realize that we’re the freest people
in the history of mankind? Do you realize that you walk amongst the freest human beings
to ever walk the Earth? What are you doing with that freedom? How are you utilizing this amazing gift
that you’ve been given? It starts by answering one question: what does freedom look like to you? It’s the answer to this question, your own unique answer to this question
that has the power to change your life. It’s your own unique answer
to this very question that has the potential to change the world
if you’ll step up and let it. So my challenge for you today is to go out
and find your answer to this question and when you do,
that will be an idea worth sharing. Thank you. (Applause)

Office Wali Diwali | Short film by Phata Code Team


That’s a great phone,
You should buy it Yeah… It has cashback option as well What’s the ruckus about? Ignore.
Look at this phone… Hey guys… Listen
What are the girls fussing over? You haven’t read the mail yet? Which one? HR: “I’m delighted to announce that we are
Organizing ethinic wear day… On Wednesday…”.
That’s tomorrow? Well, this will be in vain. These HR guys really don’t have any work at all This is their ONLY job And these girls just need an excuse To dress up and
To become MF Hussain (famous painter) for a day MF Hussain? Face painting bro… What do they call it? Makeup makeup… Put on makeup Rightly said! Do you have any
Traditional attire for tomorrow? Yes I do… If you don’t have any then loan it from someone A little bird told me that you even get bonus here Really?? Are you serious? How much do we get? Almost half the monthly salary That’s great news man!! Bro.. Half the monthly salary!! I know what I’m getting with my half,
That phone we were talking about… I’ll save for a trip to Bangkok,
I’ll have so much FUN!! Awesome bro…
See ya tomorrow then Hey man… How are you? Great.. What about you? Excited about today Looking good… Looking good… So do you man!! Let’s take a selfie!! This Harsh guy is quite the flirt… He gets so comfortable with the girls…
Look at him, taking selfies with them all Coz he’s their BROTHER!! Bro… The time has come Massage in Bangkok My new phone How do you add a user? See… You login to this domain,
Over here and then you… Hi guys Hi Sir How are you? Yeah.. I’m good So… basically you are valuable
Employee of the company So I would like to contribute some gift for you So this one is for Ravi
Thank you! And this one is for you Avinash
Thank you Wish you a very happy diwali.
Take care This is it man! We’ve got it! Here, you take the sweets. Wish you Happy Diwali? Where’s the bonus? Show me yours! This is bullsh*t man!! Where’s that “bonus” girl?

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