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TEDxAmsterdam 2012 Paul de Blot The Mystery of Human Nature by Mind Map: TEDxAmsterdam 2012
 Paul de Blot The Mystery of
Human Nature
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TEDxAmsterdam 2012 Paul de Blot The Mystery of Human Nature

friendship is most important

how do you get that?

if you detect valuableness with people

if you know how to enjoy yourself people notice that, you can enjoy others too

example Nelson Mandela

20 years in prison

lost physical life

connected to spirtual part

find power in yourelf if you leave 2 things



fearest of the spirit


gave care during concentration camp

what did you see in their eyes

I gave them water, close their eyes, where thankful, it enriched my heart, found friendship


what happend in nature?

first step

material world was coming up, iron, phosphorous, water

created as material composition, they never survived composition

second step

biological worlds

DNA animal life, a summary of the whole material world, every DNA, find all elements, iron, phosphorous, water, etc

for every being: DNA is unique

third step

human being


consciousness, self consciousness, living as a human being, meaning: Freedom, to accept, has flown away

crucial point is that you are free!


you are born

did you buy it (life)? No

you are a compositon? No

you got your life as your are!

not any choice

to construct

you are as you are

individual & unique

what is it?

yes or no

accept or refusal

history of human being

physcial & spiritual life

being & doing capacity


activity of body

destination, death, dying

material activity won't survive

survival component is spiritual

between dream & reality

between body & spirit

make a choice

Spiritual dreaming

physical doing

easy selection

let go your physical component


spiritual process

dream is difficult

survival process

example when a baby is born

started in the being of everything

one of the whole reality

when a baby laughs, the environment is laughing

after 1 month, baby is becoming conscious of I (self), mother: you, conflict between mother & child, existential choice of a child, looking between material or being

after 3 months, becoming a we, the basic truth, baby feel happy, basic trust, consciousness of the heart, part of the whole being composition

most important, I spent 5 years in concentration camp, most victims died, Question: why did a small group survive?, had the basic trust, resource: we had friends, why did one get friends?, and the other didn't?, basic trust is the resources, open yourself to friendship, most victims died before entering gas chambers, no hope for living, the asked prior to gas chamber : appoint friends, the friends where so close, the where the inspiration for each other to survive


...the author

Paul de Blot, Nyenrode Business University,, Previous talk at TEDxBreda

...this talk

Themes, Spirituality, Power in self

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human nature

it is a mystery

we are all human nature

best way?

ask yourself