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George Thompson your thoughts?

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Hi,

 

what do you guys think about George Thompson? He is a youtuber who got into taichi and daoism and actually studies under a daoist/taiji master from Wu dang mountains. He seems quite nice and it is interesting to see him propagate self growth and daoist thought albeit probably rather shallowly.

 

Here is his documentary about his second journey to see his master. Really nice to watch and well made.

 

 

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Personally, I think it is a good start and he's making an effort. For a beginner with a rudimentary knowledge of Chinese language, he's doing very well. He's a good inspiration for future generations. Why do you say " probably rather shallowly"?

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15 hours ago, Mig said:

Personally, I think it is a good start and he's making an effort. For a beginner with a rudimentary knowledge of Chinese language, he's doing very well. He's a good inspiration for future generations. Why do you say " probably rather shallowly"?


I mean he is doing really well and I absolutely love his journey. From an anxious college graduate he became someone quite good at taichi, great at editing videos and actually part of a proper lineage, that is something. 

 

The shallowness or better the perception of it comes probably from my zero knowledge of daoism, however sometimes things he says sound to me a bit too new-age. But that might be just my problem.

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It's good enough to attract beginners into Daoism. Anything that propels humanity to look inside, away from the material world is good imho. While quite a bit of stuff he says does seem new age, it works well in stirring emotions and passion and generating movement in mortals (for lack of a better word) towards spirituality. I believe Daoism (as in the cultivation practices combined with the philosophy) could use more internet exposure than they currently are right now and this guy seems to be doing his part in the act pretty well.

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