• Lead By you*th*

    This website is a Bubble in the Bubble Map of the massively-multiplayer online-and-offline thoughtware-upgrade personal-transformation game called StartOver.xyz. It is a doorway to experiments that upgrade your thoughtware so you have the distinctions to create more possibility. Your knowledge is what you think about. Your thoughtware is what you think with. When you change your thoughtware, you go through a liquid state as your mind reorganizes itself. Liquid states can bring up transformational feelings and emotions. By upgrading your thoughtware you build matrix to hold more consciousness. No one can do this for you. No one can stop you from doing it. Our theory is that when we collectively build one million more Matrix Points we will change the morphogenetic field of the human race for the better. Please choose responsibly to read this website. Reading this whole website is worth 1 Matrix Point. Doing any of the experiments earns you additional Matrix Points. Please use Matrix Code LDBYOUTH.00 to log your Matrix Points earned at this website on http://StartOver.xyz.

    Thank you for playing full out!

  • Research grounds

    As the saying goes, you teach best what you need to learn most. You can consider this as a personal research grounds for personal unanswered questions. I realize with time that it takes courage to look in the dark corner for unanswered questions. We have being groomed in school to look for the questions with known answer so we could give the correct answer to the teacher. This website is partly because such times is over whether we want it or not.

     

    Some of us are courageous enough to look in the dark corners and dig up the unanswered questions, probably not to find an answers but to take the next step in discovering what could be an answer. They are very few people who can actually do this. At the same time, more and more young people are doing it, not because it is cool, or trendy or fashionable but because we running out of options. If we want to create a minor chance for humanity to survive its homemade suicide, we young people will have to face into the unknown.

     

    The unknown to the question

    SHOWCASE

    In the process of creation of this platform, I was amazingly touched to find a long list of young people bringing the backgrounds conversation into the foreground, putting the shit on the table and wrestling with massively-complex system bit by bit. And I think the ones that I found online are only the tip of the iceberg. In reality, there are million of youth walking the street in more than 120 country to demand measures be taken against climate change. Part of this website is to showcase some of the young people leading the (r)evolution and creating bridges on which other young and not so young people can walk on.

     

    You might come to wonder why I choose to not list some of the famous young people who are known for their willingness to change the world, such as Malala. Deliberately, I decide to not list projects that are promoting what we know already does not work - in this case, Western modern education. Malala's fight for girls education is noble and understandable AND it does not lead a million young girls towards taking responsibility for creating next culture. Western modern education is one of the major contributor of creating the modern zombie-slave culture that is the cause of the annihilation of life of Planet Earth. Thinking that people need to be educated in reading and writing in order to gain freedom of choice is a thoughtware rooted in a culture that idealize mind and words over heart and feelings.

     

    Last but not least. Youth! Warning! DO NOT use the showcase section as a whip to flog yourself. If you are thinking: 'But I am not creating anything for a better future', 'I could never do this so what's the point in trying', 'I wish I was like them', 'Nothing that I tried worked and I tried a lot of thing', or anything with similar flavor, your are beating yourself up. So STOP IT. The fact that you are reading this website, you have already started your path to change the world, your world.

     

    So lighten up, breath! And keep reading and doing the experiments!

    How to be a You*th* that will change the world?

    You are maybe wondering what the heck are you going to do with your life. Maybe you've come to the point where you want your life to an impact in the world. But you have no clue where to even start when it comes to having a meaningful life.

     

    The thing is: you do not have a life. Young people, we do not have a life. We do not have the privilege of time. Because we do not have a future. If you do not know what I am talking about, Wake Up! Your first assignment would be to read this paper or this paper. Climate change might be the last experiment humanity will have tried on Planet Earth before our extinction. And I am not talking about it happening in the next 100 years, not even decades, it is already happening. Even if you don't see it in your neighborhood. Most of us might not even grow old, we will most probably not have children or great-children. We do not have a future.

     

    The only thing we have is now, and now, and now. Think of now as 3 seconds period of time. You can discover how long now is when you say "one second, two second, three second". The time it takes you to say this, one "now" has past and another "now" begins. And this is actually all you get, now. If you are thinking about what you are going to do with your life in the next 10, 20, 30 years, you live in the fantasy world that you have 10, 20, 30 years. You do not.

     

    This is harsh to say, I get it. And the point is not to put you in a depressed state where you end up crawling in bed in fetus position watching Netflix series to numb to the fact that you are depressed. You can already do that without my help. The point is to wake you up. To throw you on your feet, to offer you the realization that now is the only moment that you have and that you will never get it back no matter how hard you study in class or how much you are trying to be a good daughter or son to your parents. You will never get this moment back.

     

    This is where we shall start: in the present. Because it is only in the present that we have power.

    LDBYOUTH.01 (see here for explanation)

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    LDBYOUTH.02 You only have power in a small NOW

     

     

    LDBYOUTH.03 Practice a small NOW

    1. At least one part of your body is touching something at all time, whether it is your feet, your butt, your hands. Right now, put your attention on the part of your body that is touching something and have the experience of the touch. It might be rough, or smooth or hot or cold. It actually doesn't matter. Do not put words on your experience. Just have the experience. ...

    Did you do it? I assume you did.

    Being in the experience - not in the story about the experience - you get to be in a small now.

     

    2. Get yourself a bracelet, a bright colored one. Every time you look at the bracelet, stop. And experience the touch against your skin for 3 seconds - clothes, the floor, a phone, a computer, a book. Every time you bring yourself back to NOW. This is meditation.

     

    3. Notice when you start freaking out about something in the future or about something that happened in the past. And stop. You just made your NOW big enough to contain everything between this moment and the moment the incident has or will happened. That is a BIG NOW. Maybe you just stretched your NOW from 3 seconds to 1 hour, 2 hours, a week, a year, multiple years? You have no pow

     

     

  • If The world is coming down,

    who cares what you do right now?

    If I only Have Now, How AM I SUPPOSE to live?

    This is an amazing question. Because, isn't crazy that after 14 years - yes! 14 years for most of us of education - we have had no answer to what this is all about: 'How do I live?' 'How does it go?"

     

     

     

    We do not want, and we cannot live like our parents, teachers, presidents, and babysitters lived. And at the same time, they seem to be our only role models. So if not that, then what? And how to find it?

     

    This is a fact that make me angry and sad. I wished that when a young person (starting at 16 years old) says 'I am ready to live, please show me how' that they would know exactly which door to knock on in order for them to start their initiatory journey into adulthood. And that would be the job of real adults behind that said door to hold a safe container in which young people can discover how it is to live.

     

    It is probable that if you have been to school, you read those line and it sounds crazy. I will give you a hint, if you have been to school, then you are stuck in your mind. And living in your mind is no way to live. It really sucks actually. When I say discover how to live, I mean discover how to live outside of your mind. Yes! It is possible.

     

    And again, such doors to knock on are rare and hard to find. Part of my life's purpose to create more and more of those doors. You can find a list of those doors at the end of this website.

     

    Each section unfolds a particular question and you are welcome to jump around.

    * One section is about the general attitude to hold facing real questions such as: how am I suppose to live? what I am suppose to do?

    * One section is about how and where do you start.

    * One section is about the very practical questions:

    - How will I make money?

    - Where I am going to live?

    - How am I going to feed myself?

    * One section is about discovering what you are suppose to do, as it also what you want to do, and what you have been trained to do. Cool hey?

  • BIG YELLOW TAXI

    They paved paradise

    And put up a parking lot

    With a pink hotel, a boutique

    And a swinging hot spot

    Don't it always seem to go

    That you don't know what you've got

    'Till it's gone

    They paved paradise

    And put up a parking lot

    They took all the trees

    And put them in a tree museum

    And they charged all the people

    A dollar and a half to see 'em

    Don't it always seem to go

    That you don't know what you've got

    'Till it's gone

    They paved paradise

    And they put up a parking lot

    Hey farmer farmer

    Put away that D.D.T. now

    Give me spots on my apples

    But leave me the birds and the bees

    Please

    Don't it always seem to go

    That you don't know what you've got

    'Till it's gone

    They paved paradise

    And put up a parking lot

    Late last night

    I heard the screen door slam

    And a big yellow taxi

    Took away my old man

    Don't it always seem to go

    That you don't know what you've got

    'Till it's gone”

     

    Joni Mitchell

  • \Movement lead by youth\

    Sunrise

    Earth Guardians

    School strike for climate

    Next-GEN

    The youth party of the Global Ecovillage Network

  • “Revolution might sound a little dramatic, but in this world, choosing authenticity and worthiness is an absolute act of resistance. Choosing to live and love with our whole hearts is an act of defiance. You’re going to confuse, piss off, and terrify lots of people—including yourself. One minute you’ll pray that the transformation stops, and the next minute you’ll pray that it never ends. You’ll also wonder how you can feel so brave and so afraid at the same time. At least that’s how I feel most of the time … brave, afraid, and very, very alive.”

    Brene brown

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