If you’re anything like me, you may feel as if there is a decline in the general level of IQ in the world. I blame this dulling of brain cells on a combination of The Kardashians and cat videos, and while there is always a time and place for senseless media, it has unfortunately become a pervasive force.
It has become a quest of mine in recent months to surround myself with intellectual stimulation. I was thrilled to come across Russell Brand’s YouTube channel. I have always been a great fan of his as unexpectedly, behind the somewhat scruffy rockstar persona, he is an incredible philosopher and intellectual.
A few months ago he began a new feature on his channel called The Trews (true news) where he challenges mainstream media in their creation of our distorted reality and really forces you to look at your surroundings in a more objective manner. He also talks to fascinating individuals and philosophers like Alain de Botton (which is also a whole other post) on their perceptions of the media and opinions on thinking.
If you would like to challenge your thinking and break out of your tiny thinking bubble you need to head to Russell’s channel immediately. He is hilarious and so smart.
Also, be sure to watch Alain de Botton’s TED talk called Atheism 2.0, one of my most favourite TED talks of all time.