Just Keep Going, You Got Nothing To Lose (Video)

A thought-provoking video by Luke Rudkowski on happiness, freedom, government, humanity, and life in the words of subway passengers. Via WeAreChange.org:

65 Comments on "Just Keep Going, You Got Nothing To Lose (Video)"

  1. Creeperson | Mar 27, 2011 at 6:02 am |

    Nice video.

    Speaking for myself, the meaning of life _is_ love. I think we are spiritual beings inhabiting human bodies, so I should definitely use that to try to better myself as a person by making the effort to be more tolerant of others because in the end, we are all looking for the same thing.

    Oh, and government will never be flawless in the hands of humans.

  2. Creeperson | Mar 27, 2011 at 2:02 am |

    Nice video.

    Speaking for myself, the meaning of life _is_ love. I think we are spiritual beings inhabiting human bodies, so I should definitely use that to try to better myself as a person by making the effort to be more tolerant of others because in the end, we are all looking for the same thing.

    Oh, and government will never be flawless in the hands of humans.

    • Anarchy Pony | Mar 29, 2011 at 7:30 pm |

      No, you are just another animal, get over yourself. Your “conciousness” is over rated.

      • Ethren Lotro | Apr 1, 2011 at 8:43 am |

        Everything is important. You wouldn’t even be able to make a comment without your ‘overrated’ consciousness. It’s sad to think that so many people demean life just because they feel as you do.

      • Pamelahoga | Apr 5, 2011 at 1:27 pm |

        You misspelled consciousness.

  3. Great video, except I cringed when that lady said she was a Jehovah’s Witness. I was raised one. I can tell you, they’re corrupt, corrupt, corrupt.

    Kudos to any future projects!

  4. Great video, except I cringed when that lady said she was a Jehovah’s Witness. I was raised one. I can tell you, they’re corrupt, corrupt, corrupt.

    Kudos to any future projects!

  5. amazing video. loved it. and i choose love, with it there is no fear.

  6. amazing video. loved it. and i choose love, with it there is no fear.

  7. Compassion is prefferable to love. Love has a flip side. Compassion universal wide open…

  8. Compassion is prefferable to love. Love has a flip side. Compassion universal wide open…

  9. Anonymous | Mar 27, 2011 at 6:59 pm |

    You made at least one more person smile.

  10. Anonymous | Mar 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm |

    You made at least one more person smile.

  11. this is amazing

  12. this is amazing

  13. Does anyone know what the piano music is in the background? It’s very beautiful.

  14. Does anyone know what the piano music is in the background? It’s very beautiful.

    • The artist is Ludovico Einaudi, but I am unsure which song. He is an Italian composer. All of his stuff is equally as beautiful.

  15. Great phrase:
    Grace in Transition

  16. Great phrase:
    Grace in Transition

  17. How ironic those last few seconds… and a good example of mirroring (a la Karate Kid).

  18. How ironic those last few seconds… and a good example of mirroring (a la Karate Kid).

  19. Taking a concept from Donny Darko and applying it to strangers on a subway hardly seems to be insightful, or really even meaningful. The whole point of that scene (in Donnie Darko) was that humans are capable of such a multitude of emotions that trying to lump everything a person might be motivated by in between fear and love exclusively is rediculous at best. Is it sad that a million people ride the subway in New York every day and nobody talks to one another? Possibly, but there’s a reason that nobody talks to each other on the subway, and that’s because most people are shit. It doesn’t take a genius to be able to look outside their narrow scope of reality to see some of the other attrocities going on in the world. Child soldiers, death squads, and religious oppression anyone? It happens all over the world, EVERYDAY. Is it nice to love and conversely be loved? Yes, but very few forms of love are “concrete” so to speak, and in my opinion not worth pursuing. If you’ve found something that gives you that serotonin boost that can roughly be equated to love, then good for you. If you’re really concerned about changing the way things are, one more crappy indie kid video on the internet is the completely wrong way to go about it.

    Nice try, come back when you have something actually thought provoking and original.

  20. Taking a concept from Donny Darko and applying it to strangers on a subway hardly seems to be insightful, or really even meaningful. The whole point of that scene (in Donnie Darko) was that humans are capable of such a multitude of emotions that trying to lump everything a person might be motivated by in between fear and love exclusively is rediculous at best. Is it sad that a million people ride the subway in New York every day and nobody talks to one another? Possibly, but there’s a reason that nobody talks to each other on the subway, and that’s because most people are shit. It doesn’t take a genius to be able to look outside their narrow scope of reality to see some of the other attrocities going on in the world. Child soldiers, death squads, and religious oppression anyone? It happens all over the world, EVERYDAY. Is it nice to love and conversely be loved? Yes, but very few forms of love are “concrete” so to speak, and in my opinion not worth pursuing. If you’ve found something that gives you that serotonin boost that can roughly be equated to love, then good for you. If you’re really concerned about changing the way things are, one more crappy indie kid video on the internet is the completely wrong way to go about it.

    Nice try, come back when you have something actually thought provoking and original.

    • Anonymous | Mar 28, 2011 at 12:52 am |

      You have a sad outlook on life my friend

    • You really hate yourself, huh?

      This had nothing to do with Donnie Darko. And I’m not sure how any of the people in it are connected with death squads, etc. One guy tries to transcend the loneliness, and you attack him?

    • Did you watch this video at all?
      Nice try, come back when you have actually watched the entire piece of work, and when you have noticed that this has nothing to do with Donnie Darko.

      Try watching the last two minutes, maybe you’ll realize how wrong you truly are.

    • Pamelahoga | Apr 5, 2011 at 1:38 pm |

      You misspelled ridiculous.

    • Just because it is simplistic does not make it ridiculous. To describe anything of emotional value into words is demeaning of the emotion itself. The human brain only recognizes intangible thoughts/feelings into what it can relate to, therefore we can never fully describe anything that isn’t solid and do it justice. Therefore you have no right to speak of any emotion at all…ever..well from what you are saying of course because that would be “ridiculous”. Either way. It doesn’t take a genius to see what’s wrong but it does take an intelligent person to get up and do something, care about something, feel something, otherwise we’re just robots. I refuse to be a robot, and yeah sure love can be described as serotonin levels rising and hundreds of other psychology bullshit, but does that make it anything less of something amazing? The fact you have the ability to feel such things, how is that not real or truth? Also, many of the greatest inventors spent their time thinking and dwelling in their holes, taking motivation/inspiration from everything around them. Einstein worked in a mail room for 9 years and all while dwelling upon relativity and just viewing the things around him. So maybe it DOES take just one more crappy indie film by some kid to spark a whole new concept. I mean hell isn’t happiness and love what most of us are after, even if some people find their happiness by belittling and over analyzing something so simple in order to feel superior what it’s all about? hahaha! (get it?)

  21. Anonymous | Mar 28, 2011 at 4:52 am |

    You have a sad outlook on life my friend

  22. Jcerreno85 | Mar 28, 2011 at 10:51 am |

    Hey I bet it makes you feel real Superior to rip on this persons hard work. What have you ever done??? I bet all you can do is sit and watch movies and type on the internet. So to you Pwnsaw, I say….

    Nice try, come back when you actually do ANYTHING with your life, you fat fucking douchebag, with total penis envy.

  23. The meaning of life is growth. The accumulation of more and more things, such as with money, material possessions, happiness, sex, life experiences, etc. “Freedom” is a state of mind. You have been free to make choices since you learned what a choice was. Therefore, a lack of “freedom” is the fear of consequences, which result from choices. The ideal form of “freedom”, then, is to choose what form of growth you want to pursue, go after it like a kitten with a ball of string, and disregard the negative consequences that will inevitably result from whatever choice you make.

  24. The meaning of life is growth. The accumulation of more and more things, such as with money, material possessions, happiness, sex, life experiences, etc. “Freedom” is a state of mind. You have been free to make choices since you learned what a choice was. Therefore, a lack of “freedom” is the fear of consequences, which result from choices. The ideal form of “freedom”, then, is to choose what form of growth you want to pursue, go after it like a kitten with a ball of string, and disregard the negative consequences that will inevitably result from whatever choice you make.

  25. Equating the accumulation of money and/or material possessions with the growth of life is a fallacy of equivocation at best.

    http://disinfo.com/2011/03/the-more-secure-you-feel-the-less-you-value-your-stuff/

    Also, as Edward Abbey said, “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.”

  26. Sad ≠ false

  27. You really hate yourself, huh?

    This had nothing to do with Donnie Darko. And I’m not sure how any of the people in it are connected with death squads, etc. One guy tries to transcend the loneliness, and you attack him?

  28. Did you watch this video at all?
    Nice try, come back when you have actually watched the entire piece of work, and when you have noticed that this has nothing to do with Donnie Darko.

    Try watching the last two minutes, maybe you’ll realize how wrong you truly are.

  29. The artist is Ludovico Einaudi, but I am unsure which song. He is an Italian composer. All of his stuff is equally as beautiful.

  30. Anonymous | Mar 28, 2011 at 7:35 pm |

    yeah, sad=sad

  31. this was NOT “a waste of time.” i’m grateful my friend shared this with me, and will be passing it on. living in new york and riding those trains for ten years made it even more… i don’t know what… just, thanks.

  32. this was NOT “a waste of time.” i’m grateful my friend shared this with me, and will be passing it on. living in new york and riding those trains for ten years made it even more… i don’t know what… just, thanks.

    • Pamelahoga | Apr 5, 2011 at 1:42 pm |

      You and several others are so correct in your view. My view is similar. I think people are in their own thoughts on the subway. I was delighted to see that when they were spoken to, they all at least smiled and they were all engaged on varying levels. I think this showed that we need to not judge and if we feel like speaking, speak. :>)

  33. You Are An Animal | Mar 29, 2011 at 11:30 pm |

    No, you are just another animal, get over yourself. Your “conciousness” is over rated.

  34. I love this exercice, this is truly a great proof that we are all connected as human beings. Everyone has a story
    everyone has feelings, fears, beliefs…
    Living in Montreal, i feel like we should start a chain, i could do this in our subway, we could do this all around the world.
    Looking at everything that’s happening in the world today, this is a nice break from the wars, famine, and other atrocities on this great big planet of ours…..We are on this planet to share our knowledge with others, to love one another, to take care of one another….Thank you Luke, this was a nice moment of one human opening up to others..
    Peace!

  35. I love this exercice, this is truly a great proof that we are all connected as human beings. Everyone has a story
    everyone has feelings, fears, beliefs…
    Living in Montreal, i feel like we should start a chain, i could do this in our subway, we could do this all around the world.
    Looking at everything that’s happening in the world today, this is a nice break from the wars, famine, and other atrocities on this great big planet of ours…..We are on this planet to share our knowledge with others, to love one another, to take care of one another….Thank you Luke, this was a nice moment of one human opening up to others..
    Peace!

  36. Ethren Lotro | Apr 1, 2011 at 12:43 pm |

    Everything is important. You wouldn’t even be able to make a comment without your ‘overrated’ consciousness. It’s sad to think that so many people demean life just because they feel as you do.

  37. Galser Marcos | Apr 2, 2011 at 6:39 am |

    I like it in general, being a new yorker it is just kind of interesting to conjure up a conversation that otherwise would have never existed. I mean, the questions are kind of vague and a little cheesy, but really, the point for me was illustrated by creating interactions. I always like to trade MP3 players with passengers for a few stops, I pick a song and tell them to pick one for me..
    Sometimes we talk, most people say no, whatever, it is fun once in a while.

  38. Galser Marcos | Apr 2, 2011 at 2:39 am |

    I like it in general, being a new yorker it is just kind of interesting to conjure up a conversation that otherwise would have never existed. I mean, the questions are kind of vague and a little cheesy, but really, the point for me was illustrated by creating interactions. I always like to trade MP3 players with passengers for a few stops, I pick a song and tell them to pick one for me..
    Sometimes we talk, most people say no, whatever, it is fun once in a while.

  39. Troisanganges | Apr 3, 2011 at 4:01 pm |

    Thank you for this moving and important video. You’re doing fine. Touching thousands of people. Just keep going!

  40. Troisanganges | Apr 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm |

    Thank you for this moving and important video. You’re doing fine. Touching thousands of people. Just keep going!

  41. Christine | Apr 4, 2011 at 5:04 am |

    The song is Yann Tiersen – Comptine d’un autre été.

  42. Christine | Apr 4, 2011 at 1:04 am |

    The song is Yann Tiersen – Comptine d’un autre été.

  43. Pamelahoga | Apr 5, 2011 at 5:27 pm |

    You misspelled consciousness.

  44. Pamelahoga | Apr 5, 2011 at 5:38 pm |

    You misspelled ridiculous.

  45. Pamelahoga | Apr 5, 2011 at 5:42 pm |

    You and several others are so correct in your view. My view is similar. I think people are in their own thoughts on the subway. I was delighted to see that when they were spoken to, they all at least smiled and they were all engaged on varying levels. I think this showed that we need to not judge and if we feel like speaking, speak. :>)

  46. Pamelahoga | Apr 5, 2011 at 5:42 pm |

    You and several others are so correct in your view. My view is similar. I think people are in their own thoughts on the subway. I was delighted to see that when they were spoken to, they all at least smiled and they were all engaged on varying levels. I think this showed that we need to not judge and if we feel like speaking, speak. :>)

  47. Pamelahoga | Apr 5, 2011 at 5:47 pm |

    Just an observation; the people who pontificated negatively misspelled words, or used poor grammar, or both. The positive people did not misspell or use poor grammar. I found that extremely interesting.

  48. Pamelahoga | Apr 5, 2011 at 1:47 pm |

    Just an observation; the people who pontificated negatively misspelled words, or used poor grammar, or both. The positive people did not misspell or use poor grammar. I found that extremely interesting.

  49. defect3c | Apr 6, 2011 at 6:09 pm |

    this was anything but a waste of time..

  50. defect3c | Apr 6, 2011 at 2:09 pm |

    this was anything but a waste of time..

  51. Just because it is simplistic does not make it ridiculous. To describe anything of emotional value into words is demeaning of the emotion itself. The human brain only recognizes intangible thoughts/feelings into what it can relate to, therefore we can never fully describe anything that isn’t solid and do it justice. Therefore you have no right to speak of any emotion at all…ever..well from what you are saying of course because that would be “ridiculous”. Either way. It doesn’t take a genius to see what’s wrong but it does take an intelligent person to get up and do something, care about something, feel something, otherwise we’re just robots. I refuse to be a robot, and yeah sure love can be described as serotonin levels rising and hundreds of other psychology bullshit, but does that make it anything less of something amazing? The fact you have the ability to feel such things, how is that not real or truth? Also, many of the greatest inventors spent their time thinking and dwelling in their holes, taking motivation/inspiration from everything around them. Einstein worked in a mail room for 9 years and all while dwelling upon relativity and just viewing the things around him. So maybe it DOES take just one more crappy indie film by some kid to spark a whole new concept. I mean hell isn’t happiness and love what most of us are after, even if some people find their happiness by belittling and over analyzing something so simple in order to feel superior what it’s all about? hahaha! (get it?)

  52. Just because it is simplistic does not make it ridiculous. To describe anything of emotional value into words is demeaning of the emotion itself. The human brain only recognizes intangible thoughts/feelings into what it can relate to, therefore we can never fully describe anything that isn’t solid and do it justice. Therefore you have no right to speak of any emotion at all…ever..well from what you are saying of course because that would be “ridiculous”. Either way. It doesn’t take a genius to see what’s wrong but it does take an intelligent person to get up and do something, care about something, feel something, otherwise we’re just robots. I refuse to be a robot, and yeah sure love can be described as serotonin levels rising and hundreds of other psychology bullshit, but does that make it anything less of something amazing? The fact you have the ability to feel such things, how is that not real or truth? Also, many of the greatest inventors spent their time thinking and dwelling in their holes, taking motivation/inspiration from everything around them. Einstein worked in a mail room for 9 years and all while dwelling upon relativity and just viewing the things around him. So maybe it DOES take just one more crappy indie film by some kid to spark a whole new concept. I mean hell isn’t happiness and love what most of us are after, even if some people find their happiness by belittling and over analyzing something so simple in order to feel superior what it’s all about? hahaha! (get it?)

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