what is god for you?

martijn van strien
date of birth.
place of birth.
lage mierde, the netherlands
textile designer, innovator, trend forecaster.
if you do something, do it well.

mig. in the video you were asked what god is for you. is there something you wish to add?
mvs. no, not really, i think i was clear.

mig. is the word god controversial for you? if yes why?
mvs. yes, because of its link to religion. what you think about god or spirituality should be a very personal thing, not something as institutionalised as it now seems to be.

mig. do you think of religion when you hear the word god? if yes, why?
mvs. yes, that's how i got to know the concept of god, so for me it'll always have that connotation.

mig. do you believe everything happens for a reason, or are we the reason why things happen?
mvs. we are the reason why things happen. but at the same time i do believe in something like karma. so things happen as a consequence of the actions that we, and other beings, take.

mig. define love. what does love mean for you?
mvs. love is when you feel better when something or someone is around you. i love nature, i love my friends, family, my bike, i love lots of things.

mig. do you think love is something all life forms share?
mvs. no, i think many forms of life are not conscious and can therefore not experience love.

mig. what in your opinion can make a relationship last a whole lifetime?
mvs. if something keeps exciting and surprising you, and keeps you interested and wanting more for the rest of your life. you can't force it i think, it has to come naturally.

mig. what have you learned about life so far?
mvs. that anything is possible.

mig. how would you describe us/humanity today?
mvs. as a bunch of people that aren't really connected to themselves or each other. it's not in the right order, to many people depend on other people, and the power that these 'other people' have fucks everything up.

thank you martijn van strien for participating in the 'mig' project.

videography by mig. all rights reserved 2014.
photography by mig. all rights reserved 2014.

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