Daniel Mackler keeps asking good questions.
Good questions such as " What is the value in not being in a relationship and not being sexually or romantically involved ? " or " What are the main reasons why people shouldn't have children ? " or " Why Do I Bother ? "
How to live truthfully, how to be authentic and passioned in this weird dishonest world ?
Daniel Mackler also answers - a good one below, and above a screenshot of the video Oh Life, What Surprises Do You Hold for Me? published 2019-12-20 on Daniel Mackler YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/KtE36eaCEVY
2019-12-20 16:00 441 Views 65 Likes 3 Yikes - 2019-12-31 2208 Views 230 Likes 4 Yikes
Living a minimalistic lifestyle: freedom of living with very few belongings
2015-04-14 was published on Daniels Mackler YouTube channel
2019-12-18 17011 Views 636 Likes 9 Yikes
Daniel Mackler is a filmmaker, writer, musician, hitchhiking wanderer, former New York City psychotherapist, and explorer of creativity and life. Mackler has four full-length documentary films online about recovery from psychosis without meds. His interests are childhood trauma and its effects, self-therapy, emotional healing without pills, becoming a true self, being an artist, and taking the risk.
His topics, life goals and ponderings are close to my own thinking. In the description box of one of Daniel Mackler's videos (about minimalistic lifestyle) he writes beautifully : "An exploration of the value of living with few belongings, traveling light, and healing one’s inner trauma to become a channel of simplicity and truth."
When studying Daniel Mackler's delightfully clearly organized and abundant homepage www.wildtruth.net and watching him tell about his methods to heal his own traumas, two significant details are noticeable to me. Reading Alice Miller has influenced him greatly. This happened to me also. I found Miller's books about 20 years ago, and reading her had a huge impact on my life views. The other theme is journaling - doing huge amounts of journaling.
The World's Going to Shit -- An Epistle to Reality
2017-07-29 was published on Daniel Mackler YouTube channel
2019-12-19 28700 subscribers 1995 views 82 Likes 5 Yikes
To me, one of the biggest mysteries of humanity has always been (yes, as long as I can remember) the obsessive act of having children no matter what, when obviously the prospective parents do not even really want to be parents at all (and I wouldn't let them raise artichokes let alone take care of tiny human beings).
Interestingly to me, while thinking in such a wide range based from the human psyche, writing, making film documentaries and youtubing his ponderings, on one particular subject Daniel Mackler has apparently at about the same age as I managed to come to the exact same conclusion as I did.
In my art school essay in the late 90's I claimed, that we could easily solve the overpopulation by temporarily setting a global rule for a few age groups, let's say all individuals at the moment under 30, to not have children at all. When the youngest one of these age groups would be say 10, we'd have a follow-up and check the situation. If the global circumstances had bettered, they'd all still have time to make little copies of themselves if at that point they still so wished [which I doubt]. All the time in the society we would still have little children around, just less of them, so I was gathering that at that situation children would be more appreciated - as the jewels of the humankind.
Back then, writing like that (and a few more similarly scary ideas ...) resulted getting publicly lectured of being a horrible anti-humanitarian personality. I was accused of tampering with the individual rights. Quite traumatic experience while I was aiming to save the whole humanity, but hey, like an average rebellious art student raging against the machine, all the time I knew that the teacher was an old crank, in denial and could not see the big picture : ) (Mind you, I was already 37 at that point, and the teacher was 42.)
I guess we are all now starting to see that bigger picture ?
Okay maybe not yet all of us ...
But Daniel Mackler goes even further with this base idea, and ponders what would happen, if no one had children for the next 20 years, or until having solved their own childhood traumas. Would our species go extinct? He argues that the opposite would happen. It would save the planet. And yes, I also totally, totally, really think so. This is a brilliant concept. And I of course celebrate that I found one likeminded individual. This so validates my gravely misunderstood art student's well intentions from over 20 years ago.
If Everyone Waited to Resolve Their Traumas Before Having Kids...
2018-02-20 was published in Daniel Mackler YouTube channel
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Here are pearls by Daniel Mackler I found related to the topics of not having children, breaking away from your parents, and how to heal childhood trauma.
2015-05-03 Why is it a bad idea to have kids? https://youtu.be/6tm-zQfOZqI
2018-02-20 If Everyone Waited to Resolve Their Traumas Before Having Kids... https://youtu.be/SlYSwd19Ksw
2018-03-15 Are You Ready to Have Children? https://youtu.be/8lWPmem0VOA
2018-09-30 The Value in Being Single and Celibate https://youtu.be/GoA4bAv8waY
2019-07-12 Q&A: How Can You Say That Children Are Born Perfect? https://youtu.be/et9r3mJiI5w
2019-12-16 Having Children in a World with a Questionable Future https://youtu.be/aUNUKElMp7E
2019-07-08 Q&A: What About People Who Are "Mentally Ill" But Had a Good Childhood? https://youtu.be/CS5bCe7VcIE
2019-07-16 Sociopaths Can Heal: Insights from a Former Psychotherapist https://youtu.be/5mo5yEy_QOU
2009-10-17 Cults & the Family System (1 of 2) https://youtu.be/houSiOc8tcM
2009-10-17 Cults & the Family System (2 of 2) https://youtu.be/Ge2qvaq01TM
2009-20-21 Self-Therapy & Healing Childhood Trauma (1-3) Playlist : Self-Therapy and Journaling
2009-10-25 Confronting Parents—Its Risk & Value (1 of 2) https://youtu.be/ua47SXnthxA
2009-10-18 Confronting Parents—Its Risk & Value (2 of 2) https://youtu.be/RVrPgatTWS8
2019-12-30 Sexual Abuse of Sons by Mothers, Part 2 https://youtu.be/nHfLnk_U-3E
2017-12-30 Breaking From Your Parents https://youtu.be/VhpF9jC3a18
timestamp 11:11 https://youtu.be/VhpF9jC3a18?t=671
timestamp 09:52 https://youtu.be/VhpF9jC3a18?t=592
2018-02-17 Eight Types of Psychological Trauma -- A Former Therapist Explores https://youtu.be/qD3PGGvASrI
2018-08-14 Questioning Forgiveness https://youtu.be/_KnOeWvSpp8
2018-09-28 Grieving -- The Key to Healing Trauma https://youtu.be/c95sfyv-M8M
2019-02-23 Burn Your Bridges: Walking with Fire at Your Heels https://youtu.be/n-V1yVbezxo
2019-02-24 Can We Resolve All of Our Traumas? https://youtu.be/WJxA9T0yeG4
2019-03-09 Everyone Is Traumatized: A Former Therapist Explains https://youtu.be/qRyWxmwqerc
2017-06-13 I Don't Want Your Diagnosis (Song to a Therapist/Psychiatrist) https://youtu.be/Na6ja0hPo8g
2017-12-24 Is My Therapist Good or Not? - 12 Questions a Former Psychotherapist Asks https://youtu.be/xz3rsX63epE
2019-10-18 How to be a Good (or Better) Listener https://youtu.be/JE7mnz8E7j0
2019-12-02 How Our Flaws Can Lead us to Have more Compassion For Others https://youtu.be/jdG_HjOXjX0
2018-08-10 On Authenticity and the Terror of Being Real https://youtu.be/xM1XCKcW2fs
2018-09-25 Living a Life Without External Structure - The Value and Difficulties https://youtu.be/cSD3S7ZNj9k
2019-06-05 Consciousness Is an Act of Rebellion https://youtu.be/cxNSpPoy5uU
2018-02-06 Looking at My Shadow - - Daniel Mackler sings 2019-12-19 520 Views 44 Likes https://youtu.be/9oEZKB1XQCw
I Wanna Find a House
2017-07-18 was published on Daniel Mackler's YouTube channel
2019-12-19 14562 Views 152 Likes 8 Yikes
This old house looks so Scandinavian, from about 1870-1920. We call these "granny's houses" because usually an old lady lived there alone. As I learned from his YouTube channels, Daniel Mackler has been traveling also in Finland, at least visited while making his filmdocumentary, so I am almost certain that this image is from Finland. I'd say from somewhere along the West Coast - or from Sweden or Norway. The light, the forest and the ground, the position of the house by the road, and the looks of the road reflector pole and the other stick are so familiar. It was so nice to find an image like this attached to a sweet song. He likes Scandinavia ! Yey
Stats - 2008-11-09 Daniel Mackler YouTube channel established.
I have linked to Daniel Mackler's work in my other posts :
2018-09-25 piirros / pv - 8118 - 81118 - drawing / day piirros/pv - 8118 - 81118 - 261
2019-12-20 A I R B O R N E [ byebye yet another decade ]
Again, as always what I do here in this my - i like - Collection, I continue to follow Daniel Mackler's work, adding my favourite videos in the list, or something else good as good news comes up : )
... to be continued ...
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