Deepak Chopra Reveals the Secret of Life
You can always count on your family to give an honest perception of your character. Writer and film-maker, Gotham Chopra, sets out to show the world Deepak Chopra as he knows him as his father in his documentary ‘Decoding Deepak,’ which made it’s world premier at the SXSW Film Festival. This journey inevitably reveals a lot not only about Deepak but about Gotham himself, and tells the greater story of a society seeking to make sense of it’s place in the world around it. I had the pleasure of interviewing Deepak on the red carpet before the film. He doesn’t say a lot, but what he does say is really…er, deep?
CollegeCandy: You and your son set out to reveal the ‘you’ that he knows to be true in this film. What was the most interesting thing you learned about yourself?
Deepak Chopra: About myself? I didn’t learn much. I learned how he perceived me.
CollegeCandy: Did you find anything about his perceptions surprising? What did you take away from his conclusions?
Deepak Chopra: That there are many ways to look at the same thing, and they are all okay.
CollegeCandy: And what advice could you give to college students who are attempting to ‘find themselves’ and discover who they are?
Deepak Chopra: Ask themselves that question everyday. And live the question.
CollegeCandy: And how would you live the question?
Deepak Chopra: If you ask the question, you live the question and life moves into the answer.
There you have it, kids. Just start living the questions, and answers will follow. Simple as that.
What do you think of Deepak’s advice? Anyone know how to live the question?