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Originally posted by ItsTheQuestion
Originally posted by Quantum_Squirrel
reply to post by wrathchild
Are you upset because this man has managed to convey to us all what you would like to?
We are all the same...
Stop seeing the bad in things and start seeing them for what they are , without jealousy or hate.
QS, I dig many of your posts...but why are you telling someone else what to do? You've attempted to command [what we assume is] another human being to do what you want him/her to do. Are you going to Bohemian Grove this month?
I, for one, enjoyed the video tremendously. Even though, as a previous poster mentioned, it was sponsored by a chewing gum company, which shall remain nameless. Far be it from me to shill during the off-season.
Originally posted by fingapointa
Originally posted by cloakndagger
I must be one of the few who does not understand this. A guy dancing all over the world for what reason? What is the purpose? Someone please explain why this is inspirational?
The purpose is to sell chewing gum. He was sponsored by a chewing gum company.
Matt is a 31-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut who used to think that all he ever wanted to do in life was make and play videogames. Matt achieved this goal pretty early and enjoyed it for a while, but eventually realized there might be other stuff he was missing out on. In February of 2003, he quit his job in Brisbane, Australia and used the money he'd saved to wander around Asia until it ran out. He made this site so he could keep his family and friends updated about where he is.
A few months into his trip, a travel buddy gave Matt an idea. They were standing around taking pictures in Hanoi, and his friend said "Hey, why don't you stand over there and do that dance. I'll record it." He was referring to a particular dance Matt does. It's actually the only dance Matt does. He does it badly. Anyway, this turned out to be a very good idea.
A couple years later, someone found the video online and passed it to someone else, who passed it to someone else, and so on. Now Matt is quasi-famous as "That guy who dances on the internet. No, not that guy. The other one. No, not him either. I'll send you the link. It's funny."
The response to the first video brought Matt to the attention of the nice people at Stride gum. They asked Matt if he'd be interested in taking another trip around the world to make a new video. Matt asked if they'd be paying for it. They said yes. Matt thought this sounded like another very good idea.
Originally posted by Zepherian
I watched this video and loved it, brought a tear to my eye, and by no way am I a heart on my sleeve type of guy.
And reading the responses was telling, almost a little microcosm of where we are today. Most of the people got the point, saw the happiness, realised mankind is one and we all seek happiness and can do it together. And then there is a small group of people who quite honestly are fubared. They come here, trash the video and all it stands for, trash the author and have the audacity to talk about shooting guns as if it were the right way. These people are closed minded, destroyed by the soulless economy, by the monotony of their day to day, by their own coldness and lack of love. And they don't see it. All they have is ego, telling them to superimpose their will and lack of values on everyone else, to be superior, despite the irreducible fact that their empty, black and void, inside, lost in their own lack of empathy, compassion, love. I honestly pity you guys, I really do, not so long ago I was in the same frame of mind and it took all my strength to drag myself out of it. You guys should try too, because that frame of mind will only atract crap into your lives, like it did to mine.
When the sun shines you take in the warmth and smile. Starred and flagged and more people need to seek happiness together and ignore the negativity evil souls are trying to unload on mankind.