Jason Silva Explains Why Confidence Is So Attractive

SeekerPublished: July 10, 2018Updated: July 11, 2018
Published: July 10, 2018Updated: July 11, 2018

Why do we love motivational quotes so much? And why do the sayings of some famous personalities and inspiring figures transcend generations? Beyond the fact that words are powerful - anyone who's ever been moved to tears by a great speech, a movie scene or a book can attest to this, it's about the idea that we can find a quick dose of inspiration when we need it the most, when we feel down and don't have anyone to turn to for comforting words of advice.

Besides, knowing that some of the most influential people in the world have gone through adversity and accomplished incredible things makes their words comforting when dealing with our daily lives and our own dreams, fears and experiences.

Jason Silva, an Emmy-nominated and world renown TV personality, storyteller, filmmaker, and sought-after keynote speaker and futurist, speaks about confidence in this ingenious video. Jason is known for hosting 5 seasons of the Emmy-nominated, global hit TV series Brain Games, on the National Geographic Channel, broadcasted in over 171 countries. This is what he says:

“Why is confidence so attractive? Why is confidence so irresistible? The idea of an individual you come across and the world knows a secret that you don’t. They know something. There is a twinkle behind their eye that speaks to you then makes you feel they know something that you don’t. There are ebs and waves you wish you were, they have this...groundedness, they have this stability, they have this emotional presence, they fill the room with their sense of knowingness, and you know we come across these people in our lives and we are inexplicably drawn to them.

It doesn’t matter if it is sexual attraction or just an amicability, just somebody you want to be friends with, but the desire to be near those that project this kind of confidence has to do with wanting to drink the same drink that they have had, to want to glimpse the supposed truth they have been exposed to. And it could be a false projection, it could be just these people are simply physically attractive and the equanimity with which they move about the world seduces us in thinking that they know the answers that we somehow don’t.

I don’t know which is the case, if they actually know the answers, or they are just really good at lying about them, but I always have been drawn to these people and it doesn’t matter if they are eloquent, professors or movie stars or just the coolest kid in school. That confidence, that sense of knowingness that they bring forth is something that I have been always itching to acquire and in certain moments in my life, when I certainly feel alert, awake and aware to some kind of deeper veracity, some deeper truth that fills me with joy, gratitude, grace, and during these moments I taste a sliver of that confidence but it’s not yet stabilized in my life - I still collapse back into myself with all my fears and neurosis and doubts and the journey continues”.

Join Jason Silva as he freestyles complex systems of society, technology, and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz.  Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilvaJason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilvaJason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/10290664595165...  This video, "Why Is Confidence So Attractive?", first appeared on seeker.com.

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