Interconnectedness And Interdependency In The Movie Mindwalk

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In class, we recently read The Book by Alan Watts, which serves to clear the misunderstandings of the human identity. He is distinguished as a famous British writer and speaker, who focuses on the interpretation of Eastern philosophy for his Western spectators. Additionally, we watched the movie, Mindwalk, directed by Bernt Amadeus Capra. His brother, Fritjof Capra, is known to be a renowned Austrian physicist who conducted research on the system’s theory, which contributed to the overall screenplay. In this film, the political and social problems that conflict with science are presented. Both works are similar in that they assert the concept of interconnectedness and dependency, which most individuals tend to ignore, bring forth the negative…show more content…
Hence, it is a fact that we are part of “one inseparable web of relationships.” This explains why the systems theory is about seeing concepts as a whole through interconnectedness and interdependence, not only one piece. In regards to this, John enforces that “No man is an island, entire of itself. Every man is a piece of the continent.” Such a concept is resembled if we observe a tree 's relationship to the whole entire forest. As for dependency, it is acknowledged that a particle cannot exist without space around it. This is quite similar to how is there isn’t on without an off or an up without a down. Likewise, in The Book, it is explored that one’s self doesn’t reside alone, but is involved with “the whole surge of energy which ranges from the galaxies to the nuclear fields in [the] body (15).” Nevertheless, it is asserted that the human mind wants to ignore the simple factor of interdependence among all things and events because we from the beginning of time have been taught to focus upon only ourselves. In Mindwalk, it is upheld that “The individual in the human body was supposed to feel small...dwarfed, denied all independent existence (47) .” Every being is known to be an expression of the work of nature, simply a special action of the whole entire universe. Yet, we feel that we are different from nature and have the means to conquer it. We come out of this world not out of it, which is quite similar to the leaves branching from a tree. Therefore, “As the ocean “waves”, the universe “peoples (13) .’” However, individuals hardly realize this let alone experience it. Unfortunately, “Even those who know it to be true in theory do not sense or feel it, but continue to be aware of themselves as isolated "egos" inside bags of skin (13).” Throughout The Book, it is constantly restated that we want to
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