what is god for you?

preston chaunsumlit
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little rock, arkansas, usa
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mig. in the video you were asked what god is for you. is there something you wish to add?
pc. god is everything. it's immeasurable, it's absolute, and ultimately it's why we're here. it's what philosophers and religious prophets have been trying to figure out, the word god, the meaning of god. there's really no meaning to it, is there a meaning to water? it's just what it is. if there is a belief of a god, it's in our own self interest because we want to know what happens after death. it's a way to deal with mortality, and i think that's a very personal private thing. one's own mortality is one's personal value in being here, so i would say god is not anyone else's business, except your own.

mig. is the word god controversial for you? if yes why?
pc. the word god in itself is not controversial. i think we should talk about god more. i think we should redefine what god is. i think we should question god, whatever we think it is. whether it's energy, the universe, a man or even if it's chemical or scientific, we should talk about it. we are all looking for the same thing.

mig. do you think of religion when you hear the word god? if yes, why?
pc. i do not think about religion when i hear the word god.

mig. do you believe everything happens for a reason, or are we the reason why things happen?
pc. both.

mig. define love. what does love mean for you?
pc. that's a hard one. i think god is love, god can be many things. but i think love is definitely a part of that. i think true love for something means you're willing to give up your life, so in that sense i think god is related to love. and i'm not saying that love is just a sacrifice. what i'm saying is, one's own life is irrelevant when there is love. love is greater and bigger, and i think we have this idea of god to safe keep our afterlife, and in that sense i think that's what love is. you're almost willing to get there for it. love is something that is beyond one person.

mig. do you think love is something all life forms share?
pc. i think yes.

mig. what in your opinion can make a relationship last a whole lifetime?
pc. when i see marriages or relationships fall apart there are no winners or losers. they feel regrets. they feel they've wasted their time. no one goes into a lifelong commitment expecting it not to last. it is utter disappointment when things do not work out as planned and end. however, if you think of the relationship as a cooperative project, it's a team. a team of love. i think it's about communication and teamwork. sidekicks in this operation, and if you look at sidekicks, they work well together, and they got each others' back, and i think that's what the problem is with a lot of relationships that don't last. people have forgotten that you're doing this together, this is your sidekick, you guys are taking on the world together.

mig. what have you learned about life so far?
pc. i learned that you need to just do it. i mean you're gonna have to wake up tomorrow, so you may as well live it. as long as you're not jumping out of that window, or jumping off that bridge, live your life, full on. cause if not, you're just wasting your own and everyone else's time. that's not a life.

mig. how would you describe us/humanity today?
pc. hopeful. there is still potential.

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  1. maarten vanden abeele

    God is in our vocabulary nowadays an overdose.

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