An Unlearning (2018)

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My meeting with Charles Eisenstein.

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Throughout the latter stages of my childhood and into my teens I had a feeling that things somehow weren’t the way they were supposed to be. That there was something wrong with … how should I put it? … with how life was presented to me. The reasons given for learning to sit still in school. The importance that seemed to be attached to doing your homework and getting good grades. But none of my friends or teachers seemed to echo that feeling, so I pushed it away. I got with the program. Did ok in school. Grew up. Did the things that young adults were supposed to do. And that feeling of something being wrong, I shoved into some dark corner of my consciousness.

A few years ago a book came my way, like books sometimes do. It was called “The Ascent of Humanity”, written by Charles Eisenstein. It turns out he too had a feeling growing up that things weren’t the way they were meant to. That book changed my life.

By some stroke of synchronicity, Charles Eisenstein was recently invited to my hometown to speak at a seminar. I sent a message to Charles through the contact form of his website, not expecting an answer. But an answer I got: “Charles is happy to meet with you.”

This film is the result of our meeting.

Mattias Olsson
Founder of Campfire Stories

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