If you are in pursuit of your ultimate independent lifestyle, then The Search For Freedom is 2015's must watch. Get inspired by tons of people that managed to build their life and career around their passion, and are absolutely loving it.
When was the last time you lost yourself in doing what you love? I mean: the moment when time seemed to stop, when you lost your sense of self and you concentrated intensely on the present? For most people, the moments they feel truly alive are scarce. According to the TED speaker and legend Scott Dinsmore (the late founder of Live Your Legend), 80% of the working world doesn’t enjoy their work. Many of those people hate their job and it infects their whole life. And even when they are not at work, they often fail to pursue their passions. They live on autopilot. And almost never feel engaged in activities that absorb and inspire them.
On the other hand, there are people who absolutely live in the moment. They do what they love, day in day out, year in year out. They have managed to create a lifestyle around their passion and they are absolutely loving it. It’s what the movie ‘The Search For Freedom’ is about. I have watched it the other day and it is the best movie I have seen in 2015.
To speak with the words of the makers, ‘The Search For Freedom is the story of a cultural revolution fueled by the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. Discover how an electrifying new world came about through pure energy and imagination and the infinite possibilities of self-expression available to anyone willing to drop in. This documentary, written and directed by Jon Long, is a visceral, visual experience told through the eyes of some of the brightest pioneers, legends, visionaries and champions of surfing, snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, mountain biking and more.’
I love extreme sports, but what really made it a thrill to watch is to see all those people who have found ultimate freedom. The documentary showcases both recent examples as well as examples from decades ago. How about these examples:
- Gary Fisher — loves cycling — founded the modern mountain bike;
- Warren Miller — loves skiing and snowboarding — worked as an independent ski and snowboarding filmmaker;
- Bob McKnight — loves surfing — founded Quicksilver, a surfwear company.
We are blessed to live in an era where we have unlimited access to knowledge, tools and people to learn, build and connect. But even without using those, people have managed to find ways to live their ultimate independent lifestyle. That is why this documentary is a must watch for anyone who is in search for freedom.