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Baroque: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting

I just woke up. Well, I’ve been up for an hour, that’s a lie. I have eye boogers.

Whatever. It’s 3:40 in the morning. I like waking up early in the morning. The reason why I wake up so early, usually … Today I woke up kind of late. Usually I try to wake up around 1:00. There’s nothing going on at 1:00 in the morning. You got a lot of people that are still awake. They’re on this part, about to be crashing and going to sleep. And then that’s it. It’s very peaceful. It’s quiet. Just listen. Exactly, you can’t hear anything. Wake up early, you get some time by yourself.

You see, I’m taking notes first thing in the morning while I was sitting here in this room. Remember, I’ve only lived in this particular room for a week, maybe, because I was in my other room. I’m moving in this one because one of my bathrooms is in here so it’s just faster, instead of living in a different room and then walking in here to go to the bathroom. I’m like, well, I might as well just live in this room.

I want to talk a little bit about the importance of having a library, or at least books in your room. Today’s a little bit longer than the five minutes that I usually promise because we’re already at a minute and a half. The reason is, we’re going to talk a little bit about dreams. When you dream, your mind doesn’t really know the difference between a dream and reality. If you were woken up and you’re like, “Wow, that felt so real,” well, to your brain, it was real.

I don’t want to go too much in depth so I’m only going to bring it … that it has to do with books and why I want you to have books close to your bedroom. You tend to dream about the last thing that was on your mind before going to sleep. If you were thinking about your financial problems, then your mind, when you’re sleeping, is going to be thinking about financial problems and all the negative things because you were thinking negatively before you went to bed. If you were thinking of financial problems as a positive thing, like, “Whew, man, this new Porsche, this new Ferrari. I’m glad I don’t have financial problems,” well, then your mind’s going to be thinking about all the Lamborghinis, Ferraris. Whatever it is. G6s and G8s, whatever.

Then you’re going to be dreaming and you’re going to wake up with a little bit more motivation to go get the things that you dreamt about because you dreamt about it. If you’re thinking about a girl before or a guy right before you go to sleep, well, subconsciously, your mind thinks about it all bloody night. Think about it, you’re at work throughout the day, maybe eight, 10, 12 hours. How many different thoughts go through your head? Millions. Or thousands, whatever. When you’re sleeping for eight hours, it’s hyper-focused.

If this has ever happened, you think your dream was for five minutes, but then you realize that you were asleep for five hours. Think about that. Sleep for five hours, you’re going through your dream. You’re going through your adventure in your dream or whatever it is. Everyone’s had some crazy dreams before. That dream that you think doesn’t take very long, is actually hours and hours. Excuse me.

Wouldn’t you want your mind to work for you before you go to bed? Then the eight hours that you’re sleeping, 10 hours you’re sleeping, your mind is just consistently working and figuring problems out or going to different worlds you’ve never thought of before. Having a library close your room or close to where you sleep is vital for this, because where do you want to go when you’re sleeping?

Let’s look. Mind you, it’s first thing in the morning. I already went to sleep and this is part of the reason I did this, because I had some dreams about what I was doing right before I went to bed. I was like, “I’m going to talk about that.” We’ve got Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money, but you know, [inaudible 00:04:50] biographies before you go to bed, which makes sense because then you get a lot of time to think about.

We’re saying, where do you want to go? If you’re trying to solve problems, obviously you want to get some problem-solving books. Then for eight hours, your mind’s going to be thinking about it. But today, today, it’s already five minutes so I apologize today’s going over, I have been looking at this one book. Well, I’ve been looking at a couple of them. I really want to look at this one, Sublime Nature. I would love to think about that when I’m going to bed. You just look at pretty things and you dream about being at all these pretty places in divine nature. Then we got Night Vision. That one’s another one.

This isn’t my encyclopedia room. The encyclopedia room’s over there. This is National Geographic room because I’m over here looking at a whole bunch of National Geographics, which, always interesting. But, today. This one’s really awesome, too, The Sea. It’s not random, I already looked at it. Maybe one of these days I’ll bring it out and we’ll look through it together. It’s a really awesome book.

The book that has been on my nerves. I don’t really know how to pronounce it. For some reason, it’s the reason we’re going to talk about it today. It’s this one. Baroque. Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting. It was sticking out at me so it’s like, you got to go. You got to do it.

Right, here we’ve got Wolfgang [Jean 00:06:48] architecture in the city in Italy from the early baroque to the early neoclassical period. I’m guessing that baroque is some time in history. Correct me if I’m wrong. I don’t know what it is. It has to be because we’ve got a baroque architecture in Spain, in Portugal, in Latin America, in France. Baroque city planning. What is this?

In the longer video, I’m going to have to Google and see what this word means because it’s all over. Wait a minute. Let me just show you. See what I’m saying? Baroque architecture in Spain and Portugal and Latin America and France and Scandinavia. Netherlands, England, Germany, Swiss, Austria, Eastern European. Then you’ve got sculptures, paintings, paintings. I think I’m going to have to go a little longer on this one. I think we’re going to have to dive in and see exactly what this means. There was a reason why it was calling my name.

That’s a big book too. 430 pages. Obviously we’re not going to go through the whole book. I like going to Latin America. Let’s go, baroque architecture in Latin America. Page 120. Wow. Look at this. 108. Hold on. Spain and Portugal. Ooh, goodness. Goodness. Wow. I’ve been there. Hold on. I’ve been there. I have a picture of it at nighttime.

I’m sorry. I forgot what page I’m supposed to be on. Latin America. 120. I’ve been here too.

I’m sorry. 120. Here we go. It’s architecture. Literally, it’s just architecture. That didn’t last very long. There’s only one page in there? Hold on, man. That was one page. It doesn’t seem right. It looks like I picked literally the one that had two pages and that was it. So baroque architecture in Latin America. We got Mexico. Brazil. Brazil. Cuba. Brazil. And Brazil.

1700s, 18th century. I hope you guys are excited as this as I am. I’m going to do, in the longer video, in the longer one, I’m going to go ahead and just … Well, now it got me very interested on, what about in England? 162.

Now I think I know what this is, but then you go to England and it’s completely opposite of what I thought. 162. This is the archetype … this type of architecture in England. Okay, look. With the columns and there’s just massive houses too.

What we’re going to do, especially if you’re interested in architecture, what I’m going to do, I’m going to dive a little bit deeper. Mind you, I’m not going to do the entire book because that would be for a completely different class. For this particular one, I’ve already gone way over. It was supposed to be five minutes, we’re at 12 minutes, almost 13 minutes. What I’m going to do, I’m going to read over Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and France. No, I’m not going to do France. Just Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. The reason I’m going to do that is because obviously Brazil speaks Portuguese and the rest of Latin America speaks Spanish. I want to see, since we only had two pages of Latin America, I want to see where it derived from.

We’ll do Spain, Portugal, and Latin America in the more advanced or whatever, the longer video. Mind you, this one’s long. It’s 13 minutes. It’s going to be longer because this is pretty interesting.

Again, let’s get back to, remember, whatever you’re really thinking about before you go to bed … Mind you, I just woke up, but if I was looking at this before I went to bed and I read about all this before I went to bed, then the dreams that I would have probably would have something to do with this type of architecture or the mansions. Mansions, castles, palaces. Whatever you call these enormous structures with all his artwork and everything. This is just amazing. They’re huge. I would not mind living in one of these bad boys. I would have to have quite a few staff because my house isn’t even that big and I have a hard time keeping track of it.

Again, the importance of having books in the room that you sleep and having interesting books, don’t have scary books, don’t have any of that kind of stuff … I hate snakes. I’m petrified of snakes. If I had books all about snakes in here, then what do you think I’m going to dream about? Some bloody snakes, and I’m not going to be sleeping very well. I like architecture. I like castles and mansions and all that kind of stuff.

We’ll just look. We got the National Geographic. National Geographic. National Geographic. Some science. Some trains. Architecture, obviously. We got Islam. Who’s in the Bible? Encyclopedia history. Catcher in the Rye. Ernest Hemingway. Social problems. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. We’ve even got Warren Buffett and George Soros. We got just a lot of different writings and things. We’ve got the great books.

Have books that inspire motivation and inspiration, so when you’re sleeping, you can allow your mind to wander on interesting subjects. Subjects to help you in the future. When you wake up, you’ll be more motivated. If you have problems right now with your finances or something, then before you go to bed, read books on getting yourself out of finance and really try to just dream about it, so your mind is working for eight hours on how to solve your problems. That’s why I said it’s your own movie library. It allows your brain to dream and think at nighttime.

Just build your library. Have one close to your room. Before you go to bed, you don’t have to just watch the big box. TV. You can enhance your brain with pictures and things like this. I would have never even thought about looking up, I’m going to badger the name of this one more time, boque, boskay, whatever it’s called, architecture on YouTube. Why? Because I didn’t even know it existed. Having random books helps you.

Again, Like. Subscribe. Whatever it is you guys like to do. Leave a comment down below if you want to be technical and tell me exactly how wrong I pronounced everything and give me your YouTube definition of what all this stuff is when I have this huge book in front of me, and tell me how wrong I am about everything. That’s cool, you can do that. Or you can be like, “Those pictures are awesome,” and meet me on the other side where I go more in-depth and let’s learn more about the baroque-era architecture, sculpture, and painting.

See you on the other side.