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  • - So the past year and a half,

  • I've really been made aware of the intimate relationship

  • between our psychology and our physiology.

  • It seemed like as we were locked down physically,

  • we were also locked down mentally.

  • As we felt kind of stuck in our own homes

  • and in our apartments,

  • we also felt stuck inside our own heads.

  • We fell into cyclical thinking,

  • and I think a lot of that has to do

  • with the fact that there weren't fresh inputs,

  • no fresh experiences being added into our lives

  • so we didn't have novel ideas.

  • It was all exacerbated as well by the fact

  • that the algorithms that we were likely leaning on heavily

  • through YouTube and Netflix and Twitter

  • and all of that learn what we tend to click on.

  • So we start to develop these deep digital grooves

  • into certain topics of interest,

  • and you start getting recommended

  • the same content day in and day out

  • and you start to wonder,

  • like, why am I stuck in a rut?

  • Why am I thinking the same things

  • that I'm thinking all the time

  • and how come I can't get out of this pattern?

  • When you take a step back from it all,

  • it all becomes pretty obvious,

  • but when you're trapped in it,

  • it's hard to gain the perspective that you need

  • to get out of that situation and into a better one.

  • And that's another thing that's really become apparent

  • about human nature over the past year

  • is that when we don't have that exterior influence,

  • when we don't talk to new people,

  • when we don't have a sort of an outside network

  • and we're just trapped inside our own heads,

  • it's almost always a really bad thing

  • over a long period of time.

  • This isolation almost always breeds a pessimism,

  • negative thought patterns while it might be good

  • to be alone sometimes and learn to be alone with yourself,

  • too much of that, too much isolation,

  • almost always corrupts us.

  • It seems like human beings operate optimally

  • when we're working together,

  • when we're giving each other new ideas,

  • when we're helping each other out,

  • when we're carrying a load and accepting responsibility

  • to help the group and it's this putting yourself out there,

  • this voluntary acceptance of responsibility

  • that kind of gives life its meaning.

  • The existential dread of existence can be kept at bay

  • when it feels like you're contributing to something.

  • As we play a role in these sub-communities,

  • in these sports teams, in these book clubs,

  • in these volunteer opportunities,

  • our life seems bigger and more optimistic,

  • full of more opportunity.

  • We're not so trapped inside

  • our own pessimistic way of thinking.

  • I feel like this is all because there's an intimate link

  • between our psychology and the physical space

  • that we take up.

  • The places we go and the people we interact with

  • are extensions of our consciousness.

  • And through these external influences,

  • we gain access to new ideas, new ways of thinking.

  • And we unlock parts of the brain

  • that we would not have access to in solitude.

  • There's a reason why so many self-improvement junkies

  • or gurus or psychologist,

  • Navy Seals will tell you to make your bed, clean your room,

  • organize the physical space around you.

  • Jocko Willink, Jordan Peterson, you name it,

  • these people are all saying that the physical environment

  • in which you are a part of is an extension of yourself.

  • And following the same train of thought,

  • I would also say the physical size,

  • the literal square footage of your physical surroundings

  • is sort of the square footage of your mental surroundings,

  • of your existential surroundings.

  • And that feels weird to say,

  • but I feel like people kind of know this instinctually,

  • if you never ever leave your house

  • and you're just trapped living the same day over

  • and over and over again,

  • then your existence really starts to feel small.

  • The literal amount of things that you influence

  • on a day-to-day basis is quite small.

  • Your life can start to feel very insignificant.

  • You don't actually make a difference

  • in the world as much as you would

  • if you were out there interacting with more things.

  • And it's the same reason why people who travel a lot,

  • they get back from a year of traveling.

  • They have so many new ideas and perspectives

  • and they're so inspired and full of life.

  • And that's because by physically traveling to new places,

  • they mentally travel to new places as well.

  • Their existence seems larger.

  • And if you don't have the luxury

  • to travel around everywhere at your whims,

  • and I know a lot of people absolutely don't,

  • this still applies to whatever town or city you live in.

  • It applies to the activities that you say yes or no to.

  • By actually saying yes to that salsa dancing class

  • or that Brazilian jujitsu class

  • or saying yes to playing volleyball on the beach

  • with your brother and his wife, these things matter.

  • New experiences open your world up

  • and make your life feel more significant.

  • This was all just basically a long-winded way

  • of saying, get outside.

  • Obviously not in a way that will hurt or endanger anybody,

  • but you guys are smart by injecting yourself

  • into the world around you instead of hiding away

  • in a tower like Rapunzel,

  • you'll actually start to feel like you have

  • some autonomy over your own life.

  • So, good luck and get off YouTube.

  • But if you're still here,

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  • So if you guys are looking forward to injecting yourself

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  • And if you liked this video,

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  • because when you hit like, the algorithm says, hey,

  • this was a pretty cool video and I'm gonna recommend it

  • to more people and that helps them out and helps me out.

  • So it's a win-win for everybody.

  • And if you're looking here consider subscribing,

  • other than that, thank you so much for watching

  • and we'll catch you in the next video.

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