This video by Eliot Rausch based on a speech by Charlie Kaufman is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.
I especially like these sections:
“What I’m trying to express – what I’d like to express – is the notion that, by being honest, thoughtful and aware of the existence of other living beings, a change can begin to happen in how we think of ourselves and the world, and ourselves in the world. We are not the passive audience for this big, messed up power play. We don’t have to be. We can say who we are, we can assert our right to existence, we can say to the bullies and the conmen, the people who try to shame us, embarrass us, flatter us, to the people who have no compunction about lying to us to get our money and our allegiance, that we are thinking – really thinking – about who we are, and we’ll express ourselves and with this other people won’t feel so alone.”
“I want to tell you that I have a hope that there’s another way to be in this world, and that I believe with courage, vulnerability and honesty that the stuff we put into the world can serve a better purpose.”
“What I have to offer is me. What you have to offer is you, and if you offer yourself with authenticity and generosity I will be moved.”