Now, truth be told, the topics brought up in the video require (at the very least) a panel discussion with lots of Q&A and should feature none other than Aghori Babarazzi. However, in the absence of such a thing, let us start by saying this:
This video takes a major systemic cultural issue, and uses it as a platform to promote a vapid American-made onanistic obsession with hyper-individualism. Which is a damn shame, ’cause masturbating and individualism do not mix. Buffing the banana is always better when someone else is involved, either in your mind, on your computer, or down your pants. But, remember. Just cause this project has a noble mission, don’t mean it ain’t riddled with silliness and careless teachings. This list of international aid bad ideas should prove our point. But, in case you need an immediate power lunch meeting of ideas as to what makes this video so unfortunate:
1. Yoga ain’t safe. Sorry, it just ain’t. Now, stop being a baby, act like an adult, and take responsibility for your behavior during said enterprises.
2. “I am my own guru” is a stupid thing to get behind. I know a lot of people, most of whom aren’t guru enough to be worthy of posting a photo of their dinner on Instagram. Check yourself.
3. Preying on other people is an inefficient, and, ultimately, unsustainable way of getting your needs met. This is true whether it happens in yoga, a golfing tournament, or during a game of lawn darts. Stop doing it.
4. Wearing these rubbery bracelets is only cool if someone you know has battled cancer, or some other terrible disease, and you’re supporting them. Wearing a bracelet because you have no ability whatsoever to, with maturity, engage in a discipleship with someone who (shocker) may know a bit more than you about this stretching thing you’ve been doing twice a week on your days off is sad. Here’s one way to battle jerkoff maniacal yoga teachers: don’t ever become their students unless you are strong enough to tell them to “fuck off” when they get unruly.
See. He gets it.