I WORLD is a 'personal' perspective of the O World Project. There are many reasons I took on this project, and many of the reasons relate directly to expanding my understanding of myself and the world at large. My initial idea was to keep this an impersonal exploration of the human condition and the archetypes which represent humanity.
I have been procrastinating for months about getting this blog started ... I have high standards for how I want to write, and unfortunately my writing is not at a high standard, so I have decided to write for the hell of it... and just do it.
My name is Randall ...I am the producer of the O World Project. For the philosophers, I am nobody in particular ... or rather I'm a particular nobody ... or rather I'm a body of particles forming one of approximately 6 billion unique human awarenesses.
I was content as a young man to separate myself from the insanity that is humanity, but here I am just turned 50 years of age and there is no escaping the effects of ignorance and self interest.
I probably possess the absolute worst attributes of an interviewer ... I get far too excited and tend to stutter and talk way too fast, i get too excited and energized I tend to mumble, I get so wrapped up in the conversation that I tend to forget what I want to ask next, and I'm still a little shy...but I love to converse and connect with people. The only thing that would prevent me is my self importance and fear of looking foolish and being judged, and since those are exactly the qualities I posses that I wish to eliminate from my story, I will forge ahead...
How do the leaders and visionaries of our time perceive the world ... what do they see, what do they care about, and what do they make of it all.
I wanted to speak with people who are passionate... leaders of their fields ... archetypes. I want to know how a 'priest', a scientist, an artist, a politician perceives the world and their place in it. I want to understand the human edifice, break down the archetypes ....
in a personal sense they challenge my sense of self and self-importance
this project is going to be the 'Red Dwarf' of world changing initiatives ... but hey, its all free, so no one can complain...right?
... pretend its the 1930's and everything will look awesome.
I decided to venture into the world and explore how far i could go... I love to talk with people, I love to listen to people ... to me, talking with people is like talking with God ... we are all magical beings who have forgotten ourselves... full of mystery and insight ... because ultimately I am doing this to explore my 'self'
I'm the guy on the far left in the video, with the white sweater playing guitar. I was very shy onstage and only rarely looked up from my guitar.... this was actually one of my better nights as I was at facing in the direction of the audience. Usually, I would face towards the side of the stage or have my back to the crowd.... I was just a guitar player anyways ... nothing to see here folks. Couldn't imagine how I would have handled being the singer.
I knew my shyness was my insecure ego, however, I never quite overcame it in my youth and musician days. Even today, as anyone who has watched the interview videos will notice, I don't particularly care to have my mug plastered publicly.