[diners chatting and laughing]
It’s hard to take action.
[pensive music] Washing the dishes isn’t fun.
Meditation can be tedious.
Waking up early is hard. [alarm ringing]
The discomfort we feel in the face of action
often paralyzes us from doing anything at all,
so we sleep in.
We get lost in the rabbit hole of YouTube, TikTok, Instagram
我们迷失在推特 抖音 Ins的陷阱里
letting clickbait decide for us what our next move will be
while our lives slip into disarray.
We resign to inaction
as the solution to avoid the pain of action,
Subconsciously aware of the fact
that our stagnation breeds destruction.
By avoiding the pain of action,
we allow something worse to fester:
the horror of watching opportunities pass us by.
Our relationships grow distant,
our bills stack up, our families grow old.
Pain is all around us.
It’s as much a part of life as death itself.
No matter how impoverished or affluent your upbringing,
pain is inescapable.
It’ll follow you wherever you go.
And this sobering reality
leads many into nihilism and despair.
But not everyone knows
that there’s another way to look at things:
Pain can be bargained with.
It takes from us, but it can also give back.
It just depends on which pain we choose to embrace.
[bright music]There are two types of pain:
the pain of action and the pain of inaction.
The pain of action is blunt, in-your-face,
and forces you to grow.
For every hour we suffer through sharpening our skills,
我们磨炼技能 主动出击 回归秩序
being proactive, and restoring order,
we don’t reduce the amount of pain we face,
but rather we take it on the chin,
we sign up for it up front.
And because of this voluntary acceptance,
day after day we gain the strength to shoulder it.
By embracing pain instead of running from it,
we are simultaneously transformed by it.
We become someone we are proud of,
someone that others can depend upon,
which in turn gives meaning to the pain.
And it’s this feeling of growth and progress
that helps us feel useful to ourselves, useful to others,
which gives the suffering a purpose.
The pain of inaction, however,
is the pain that eats away at you, a poison.
draining your will and decaying your soul.
By descending into apathy, things disintegrate,
By letting ourselves go, we lose self-respect
By vegging out on the couch for days on end,
things fall into disorder.
Inaction is the holiday of fools
who trade temporary discomfort
for long-term existential suffering.
So which pain will we choose?
Action is a life-giving breath;
inaction is a slow death.
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We made this new merch line in dedication of
this concept, inaction is a slow death,
which has kind of been the unofficial-official slogan
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And I really wanted to put a lot of time and effort
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To really flesh out this whole concept that inaction is a slow death.
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It’ll only be available for a limited time,
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And you’re not obligated to buy the merch
to support the channel.
Your viewership is more than enough.
You know, your likes, your comments, your engagement,
你们的点赞 评论 参与度
and just showing up every single video.
It blows my mind how much support this channel gets.
Thank you guys. Check out the merch if you want to.
谢谢你们 如果愿意 查看新产品吧
And if you’re hurting for cash, please don’t.
But I think it looks cool.
This is your opportunity.
If you are to buy Better Ideas merch,
now is the time ’cause it’ll be gone.
So thanks so much, guys. We’ll catch you in the next video.