“Ecology of Mind” Movie Review
September 6, 2014
The movie “Ecology of Mind” had many interesting ideas and concepts. The biggest concept that changed my thoughts about was how they acknowledged that everything in this world is based around relationships. Every living organism has a purpose in the world, even if it is as small and insignificant as a fly and is connected to another organism. The movie brought up the point that humans are naturally destructive of these ecological systems and connections. We are so concerned about our own lives and are so disconnected from nature that we forget that we are not the only living organisms on this planet.For example, in my own personal life, I am so concerned about school and my own problems that I forget to take a moment to spend time with nature and appreciate it. So when the class went outside and lied down in the rocks, it was a good experience to observe the world around us for a couple of minutes. What we do as a species affects every organism out there, and we either just don’t care, or we feel we are the only organisms that matter on this earth. If the human race does not change the way they think, and the way they view the world, there will no longer be a sustainable planet for us to live on. Natural resources eventually will become scarce, and enough damage in the environment will no longer be able to live on it. Another concept that caught my interest was when the speaker compared nature to musicians in a jazz group and how they all improvise together. Another similar concept was how the expression of arts are the most pure and honest form of communication. Both concepts are interesting because they compare art to nature, and how art is honest and pure, similar to nature. This movie changed my way of thinking because it helped me change the way I looked at the world and my relationships with something as simple as a tree. How do my actions affect that health and well being of that tree or the earth? The message of the video was to show people that they need to be more aware of their surroundings and change the way they think about the world.