About Mihaela

Areas of Expertise

psychology

An idea worth spreading

The Zeitgeist Movement is a sustainability advocacy organization which is fundamentally built upon/ inspired by the social ideas of Jacque Fresco of The Venus Project. The Zeitgeist Movement (TZM) seeks to transition into a new social system, called a “Resource-Based Economy” which seeks to base social organization on Resource Management and Preservation as the initial starting point of all relevant earthly decisions. TZM sees the Monetary System of Open/Free Market Competition as the fundamental cause of the majority of the social problems that exist in the world today, including War, Poverty, Crime, Personality Disorders, Pollution & Violence. While the Monetary/Market system has served an important evolutionary role historically, our organization no longer sees the merit in these ancient, provably unsustainable traditions. TZM sincerely hopes that we can begin a move out of our current model before it is too late and that is the central role. The first step is mass global awareness.

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Mihaela Schneiders
Posted over 1 year ago
David Hoffman: What happens when you lose everything
Wow!. I wish my mother could see this video, she is that kind of person who always wanted more and more things...who never had enough...I guess she will simply die, if she will lose her house, all her stuff :( I kind of stopped being a consumer in my 30's. It feels great. Every time I see something I want to buy, I am asking myself: do you really need that bag/shoes or whatever? And when my answer is: "No", I feel free. I keep going and saying to myself: you are not your stuff, you are much more than this. So, I don't buy stuff anymore but I like books, art pieces, it simply feels good when I come home and enjoy my nice paintings, my books, I simply like nice things in my house. So, I don't know how I would react if something lie this will ever happen to me. Only the thought makes me sick in my stomach. That talk is like a reminder to be humble, grateful and to make the best of your life, as long as we can. Great talk!
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Mihaela Schneiders
Posted over 1 year ago
Amy Purdy: Living beyond limits
I strongly believe we all, are stronger than we think we are.I hear people saying: "Thanks God, I did, I pass my exam, I got the job, I opened my own business, etc, etc. " This is a situation when people are giving credit to anyone but themselves. I believe people are strong, beautiful, passionate, kind and courageous. That talk is about amazing story, amazing person. Great inspiration.
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Mihaela Schneiders
Posted over 1 year ago
Rob Reid: The $8 billion iPod
Really, are we seeing a video about copyright on TED?...shaking head. I didn't get why this talk got so many views and why is under the funny section? I must have lost my sense of humor...Second, I still don't get it? What was the purpose of that video? Was is pro-copyright aor against it?...silly smile Anyway, the author was throwing with huuuuge number in his video, which didn't impress me at all. I mean, shall I feel sorry about that? I don't and I can explain it: In the digital age, music artists are making more money than ever, thus music artists should have little to complain about. Revenue from digital sales have been on the decline and incline for a while, but OVERALL total revenue has been rising. I also think that our society has too many of so called artists who are making tons of money, while a doctor has to study for least 7 years, to sacrifice his social life, to invest a lot of money in his education. And when he is ready to excercise his proffesion, he is exposed to lawsuits,stress I would also like to point out that piracy has the ability to raise sales. One example is when comic book writer Steve Lieber's comic was put into PDF form and bootlegged on 4chan. Shortly after the bootlegging, his comic sales dramatically increased.However, just because something is illegal doesn't make it wrong. The founding fathers of the United States meeting secretly to discuss a revolution was illegal. It was illegal for African Americans to vote.Pirating is also not equivalent to theft. When I steal something, it can not be returned to the owner, and value is lost. However, if I copy something, then no value is lost. If I steal a car from you, then your car is gone, you have lost it. But if I use some sort of copy-machine on your car, and you keep your original car, then you lose nothing.It is because Internet piracy does little actual financial harm, and because it is in fact not theft, rather just copying, that this action should be legal, not illegall.
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Mihaela Schneiders
Posted over 3 years ago
Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness
As long we live in a system driven by the profit which leads to the desire to accumulate more and more during our lifetime, we won't be able to edit our lifestyle. I mean, the message the big concerns is sending to us through advertising day by day, is: " Your life sucks cause you don't have enough stuff. So, buy more stuff in order to be happy". We buy more stuff because we are frustrated and why are we frustrated? Cause we don't have enough stuff. And what we are doing? We keep buying more stuff. And it will never be enough. That is the sad thing. "The story of stuff" is a great video regarding that subject also. I think Einstein told that every thing we owe is a stone on our leg. How many times we wanted to make a decision and simply change our life and we couldn't do it because of the things we couldn't leave behind, most of them, stuff also.