I’m loving this video made by Olivier Ferland which is based on a beautiful speech made by the late Bill Hicks, a comedian who was largely criticized by his views on society, drugs, religion, politics, philosophy, and personal issues. If you never heard of him yet, watch the video below, you’ll surely feel inspired to learn more about him:
Here’s the transcription of Bill Hicks speech:
The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it’s very brightly colored and it’s very loud and it’s fun, for a while.
Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question, is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, “Hey, don’t worry, don’t be afraid, ever, because, this is just a ride… and we… kill those people.”
“Shut him up! We have a lot invested in this ride. Shut him up. Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account and my family. This just has to be real.”
It’s just a ride. But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok. But it doesn’t matter because: It’s just a ride.
And we can change it anytime we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one.
Here’s what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride.
Take all that money that we spend on weapons and defense each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.
RIP Bill Hicks. The world misses you.
If you haven’t got the chance yet, I utterly recommend watching his show entitled Revelations, is a true eye opener, and outrageously hilarious too! You’ll fall off your chair laughing with it. If you do watch it, and love it, then drop me a tweet, I will love to hear from you.