Stop Trying to Get It And You'll Have It | The Backwards Law
The backwards law proposes that the more we pursue something, the more we achieve the opposite of what we truly want and the more disappointed we feel. Or simply put: the harder we try, the less likely we’ll succeed. On the flip side: when we stop trying, we’ll have what we want. Now, how exactly does this backwards law work in practice? Or more specifically: how exactly do we get what we want, by not trying to get what we want? This video explores the backwards law and its paradoxical nature, as well as the cause of our ongoing dissatisfaction in life, and how we can liberate ourselves from it. Support the channel: ✔️ PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/einzelgangerco ✔️ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/einzelgangster ✔️ Bitcoin: 3HQnEz1LQ4G6dqN2LdZgzc7qoJjJCyWjTC (Donated BTC and want in the credits? Send me an email with the amount/address) 🎞️ Animations by Munkaa: https://www.youtube.com/user/jus7y Purchase my book (affiliate links): 📘 Paperback: https://amzn.to/2RJYfti 💻 Ebook: https://amzn.to/35e23a5 Merchandise: 🛍️ Shop: teespring.com/stores/einzelgangerstore 🛍️ Merchandise design by Punksthetic Art: https://www.youtube.com/user/JRStoneart All music used is licensed and paid for. Creative Commons (attributions): Manson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Manson#/media/File:Mark-manson-headshot-2018-1.jpg Buddha: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buddha_Fresco_Painting.jpg Painting pain in red: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PAIN_IN_WINE_RED_-_OIL_PAINTING_BY_RAJASEKHARAN.jpg Fairuse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Watts#/media/File:Alan_Watts.png 00:00 - Intro 02:10 - What are we trying to get? 04:25 - A sense of lack 06:07 - The will-to-live 07:54 - How to have what we want #backwardslaw #alanwatts #reversedeffort
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