Listen To Rainn Wilson And Take On 'Life's Big Questions'

Listen To Rainn Wilson And Take On 'Life's Big Questions'

We are on the search for the truth of self and the truth of others.

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Avid fans of Dwight Schrute and "The Office" had the opportunity to congregate in Miami University's Hall Auditorium on March 11 to attend a lecture by Rainn Wilson. I was one of these lucky fans. While most in attendance came to enjoy Rainn's presence, the common intent was to listen to a thought-provoking lecture titled "Chew On Life's Big Questions." Without a second thought, Wilson inserted what we could all expect from the ex-"Office" actor, following up that sentence with a "that's what she said." Other than his anecdotal insertions throughout his lecture, Wilson entertained the idea of the big questions life offers.

Wilson gained much of his inspiration from his faith, although in a different way than you would expect. Bahá'i faith, founded in 1863, conceives all religions connected under one entity. It focuses on ruminating the questions of the universe and existence rather than seeking answers. While Wilson grew up with the Bahá'i faith, it wasn't important for the majority of his life. After he went on his spiritual journey, he returned to it. He recognized the Bahá'i faith as spurring the majority of his life's big questions. The more he toyed with them, the more he began to discover.

To explain one of his main points, Wilson ran an experiment with the audience. He first started off by telling everyone in attendance to "get on your phone for one minute, check all your social media: Instagram, Snapchat, email, and the news." After the one minute was up, he revisited the experiment. This time, Wilson told the audience to converse with a complete stranger for one minute. When Wilson concluded the experiment, he asked how we all felt brought to life, out of our comfort zone. He proved in this experiment that energy explodes when conversing with new individuals.

After running through real-life simulations with the audience, he proved one of his main points: that the more human interaction we have, the happier beings we are. One of the key ways to fill ourselves with joy is to interact with others that we know nothing about. He led this point into what studies also have proven, that the more we appreciate others, the more our happiness increases. Wilson told the audience to spend less time on self-care and spend more on the care of others.

One of his favorite quotes, coined by David Thurman, is, "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Wilson describes this as fostering our own happiness, our sense of meaning, our sense of belonging and purpose in this world. He challenged everyone in the audience to work on showing gratitude and be rebellious. He explained that "[our] real act of rebellion is to be joyful and to bring joy to others."

On Wilson's spiritual journey, he stole knowledge from everywhere that he could. Whether through books, people, or other means, he discovered more about life's big questions and his own spiritual soundness. In the end, he recommended to all of us that we go on a spiritual journey ourselves. We are all in our golden years in which we should venture down new paths. After all, the journey of the spirit is where we spend the least of our time.

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10 Reasons Why Tom Holland Is The Definition Of Total Boyfriend Material

He's the adorable British dork of our dreams.

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Tom Holland first stormed onto the scene as Spiderman in "Captain America: Civil War" in 2016, and we all loved his performance in the movie. However, now that time has gone on, there's another reason he's stolen all of our hearts: He's one hundred percent boyfriend material! He's absolutely adorable, is a complete dork without ever meaning to, and he loves all dogs. There are so many reasons Tom Holland is perfect boyfriend material, but here are ten of the most important reasons.

1. Let's start with the obvious: He's Spiderman.

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What girl wouldn't want to date a superhero? Spiderman is one of the best superheroes ever so it would be amazing to date the actor who plays him. Also, if you didn't cry during Tom Holland's final performance in "Infinity War", you're lying.

2. He loves dogs.

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Not only does he have a cute pit bull named Tessa, but he also seems to make friends with every dog he meets. It would be so wonderful to play with dogs with him!

3. He's always down for adventures.

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One of the best parts of dating someone is getting to try new things and go on adventures with them. Since Tom travels the world all the time to promote his movies, you and he could maybe take time every now and then to try something new, like surfing!

4. He's that adorable British boyfriend you've always dreamt of.

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Yes, celebrities like Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch have a more "suave Brit" personality about them, but Tom Holland is the "adorable Brit" every girl has ever dreamt of dating. He's pretty much cornered the market at this point.

5. He's just a really big dork.

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I mean, just look at him! I don't think there would be anyone better to laugh or do dorky things with than Tom Holland.

6. He's got a great group of friends.

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I don't know about you, but I would love to hang out with Zendaya and Jacob Balaton. All three of these guys just seem like perfect squad goals.

7. He truly loves and appreciates the people in his life.

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Tom always shows his gratitude for every opportunity he's been given and never hesitates to support his co-stars. That, to me, is true friendship.

8. He's got a great sense of style.

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That is one classy outfit right there. And the muscles are a great bonus.

9. He's well-traveled.

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How awesome would it be to see the world with Tom as he goes on promotional tours? Think of all the cool things you could experience together!

10. He's a pure ray of sunshine who deserves the world.

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So ladies, if you're looking for the perfect boyfriend, look no further than Tom Holland.

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5 Possible Names For Kimye's Fourth Child

Because I am dying to know!

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On May 10th, 2019, Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West welcomed their fourth child, a boy. Days later, the name of the newest member of the West household has yet to be released. As a person unhealthily obsessed with keeping up with the lives of the Kardashian-Jenners, I am dying to know what Kim and Kanye's second son will be called, and while we wait for the moniker to be revealed, here are some theories.

1. Bear/Teddy

After the birth of her son, Kim tweeted a series of pictures from her baby shower, captioned with a bear emoji. This has led fans to speculate that she has named her son either "Bear" or "Teddy", which would follow the trend of unusual names kept up by her first three children.

2. Robert

On an episode of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians", Kim was told by a palm reader that her son would be the reincarnation of her father, the late Robert Kardashian, which led her to consider naming him Robert.

3. Don

When discussing the process of choosing the name "Chicago" for her third child, Kim revealed that Kanye had originally wanted to name their second daughter "Donda" after his late mother. While they didn't end up picking that name for their third child, they may have chosen the masculine form of the name for their new son.

4. South

Although Kim said in an interview with "Vogue" that she didn't plan on giving her new child a direction as a name, saying that it was reserved for her first child, North, she may have been trying to throw fans off the scent.

5. Prince

In a recent interview with "Vogue," Kim said that Saint, her oldest son and second child, had wanted to name the new baby after himself. While it is doubtful Kim and Kanye would take Saint's suggestion seriously, it might make sense for them to choose another title as the name for their second son.

Hopefully, these theories are enough to tide over fellow fans until Kim and Kanye decide to release the name of their new baby. Which name do you think is the biggest possibility?

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