19 October 2008

Where the hell is Matt?

I'm only the 11,040,653rd person to see this, so this might not be new to you. But my friend Jesse posted about Matt and his site wherethehellismatt.com recently and this was the first I heard about it. There is also an outtakes version that is humorous.

Scanning through the comments on the YouTube page reveals a few who think Matt "needs to get a job". I say that when you think about some of the other things he could be doing--starting wars, dismantling the economy, yelling "kill him, he's an arab!" at a Sarah Palin rally--traveling the world and dancing isn't such a bad choice. I think it is beautiful that he sees all these places and meets all these people who share his joy. And I am thankful that he has recorded it to share that joy with the rest of us. He has stripped away everything that makes us different and focused on what makes us the same--the joy in being alive. May we all approach life a little more like Matt.


Jesse Bouman said...

I recently told an acquaintance that Americans need to travel more to gain a broader understanding of the world and all it's wonderful people. I am convinced there would be less fighting if this were feasible. Sadly, these comments fell on deaf ears.

"Don't look at the man boobs, seriously, look away from the man boobs"

Chris said...

Couldn't agree more, Jesse. I read a comment on another blog where a guy said he wouldn't want a mosque built in his neighbourhood. My question to him: do you even personally know a Muslim? He never answered my question, just continued to rant how it would bring violence and hatred to his town. It appears to me that the hatred is already there.