Moving video, but ultimately it's a commercial to sell a product. Even the corporate marketers are are taking notice that a paradigm shift is surfacing and they had better mainstream it (bastardize), capitalize on it, use it up and finally quash it and return to the status quo.
Compostme you are entirely correct, pragmatically speaking, unfortunately. The emotional response I had listening to it, more than watching it, however, was sincerely and utterly personal, without regard for anyone else's intentions. A 13 year old boy to whom I forwarded it, has been listening to the song, the words, every day and loves it. Again, regardless of the realities of marketing, it serves, for him, as a personal validation of his "differentness". I noticed, too, that there is a monthly fee to join and then I can be bombarded with emails about practicing my wayseer-ness. I appreciate your comments for their value in keeping me grounded, but I sure do love those ecstatic moments, wherever they originate. Did you feel it too?
I did indeed. I think it is great that it helps the 13 year old you mentioned and I truly wish that a movement like this would really gain worldwide acceptance.
I believe the core of the message to be good but am wary of who is sending it. I just see a problem with this part of the message:
"Consumerism and conformity enslaves you.....now join our 21-Days Free Access to Wayseers Headquarters then a $9 per month contribution if you choose to stay......and while your at it, buy some wayseer t-shirts to show how non-conformist you are"
Oh yes crafty, upon looking around the site, I had the same experience as compostme-same ol' s--t---send money. I should have stopped after just listening to the song too. LOL There is much to buy, t-shirts, etc, and information to help us figure out what to do with our wayseer -selves. Really, I got the feeling that it was geared to the lowest common denominator-those who are simply rebellious and like having a title for themselves. Still, I took those words to heart and in sharing with a most unique and enlightened young man, felt it contributed to his understanding and appreciation of what is so different about him.
It just rocked. Thank you for posting that link. Funny how things pop in I have been having a hard time with some things and sorta came to some conclusions but was still wavering and out of no where this just kind of help me solidify things for me. yeah had tears too dang I hate that. Nope didn't give any money would like to see what the book has to say. But don't have time for an informercial as it seems so many books are these days.
I used to feel like a misfit but I have decided to go with the first name last name request with this site so now I'm not so sure.
Although I found it to be overly slick and produced for my taste I think it had a good overall message in the video. I feel like we are all on the same path and that speaks to some of us in a different way than others. Some of us need to see things in simplistic terms or lowest common denominator. I guess maybe a little of "fake it til you make it." Most likely it does more harm than good.
Hijacking alert... James, (ex-misfit): when I saw this thread my first thought was "I wonder if misfit will show up"... I like knowing people's real names, though as you can see, I couldn't bring myself to go all the way!