Some times during the day in my "inner inspections" I' dealing with this question: How unique we really are? Since my traveling around the world (well US-Venezuela) and dealing with another cultures from other countries as an exchange student more than 10 years ago I realize that each individual is just a conjunction of behaviors. That is a mix of our culture as a country, a family culture and the environment (friends, physical location, etc.) Here in my country, in my city, in my neighborhood I was feeling different from others but as soon I moved to a different country I realize that I have everything related with the "Latino lover" or a lot of that bunch of stereotypes. The same with my family and the media that I'm involved. One of the reasons I being very aware of this is because I'm part of an intelligence group that is trying to take our actual president off the power. Now, to make the story short, one of the things we have to do to succeed is to understand our culture very well because this man has very good knowledge of our weaknesses as Venezuelan, his success is based on our mistakes. Since then I have been looking at everything and I can describe and treat each Venezuelan and even manipulate them (a sort of). I can see each person as a conjunction of qualities whose origins I know very well (because I'm Venezuelan too) and I can deal with people from another point of view. This is what I call "to be unplugged from The Matrix" and is something that I'm doing. Personally I have been thinking about how original I'm really because: - As a VJ: there are other VJs doing about the same thing I'm doing. - As a Venezuelan: I talk like everybody around here, I do the same things, etc. - As a immigrant: I'm the average immigrant and I have to deal with the same procedures as everybody else. I mean, every road I take have been drove before, I'm just a collection of exchange student + musician + VJ + Venezuelan. So, what I'm actually doing in this world is exchanging my experiences that have been done over and over in years before. I'm just part of a cycle just like Neo in The Matrix, and this is something I was thinking about before the movie. I'm afraid we are 1% originality as the movie says, I was thinking 3% actually. At list I'm 1% unique than everybody else, imagine a 5%!!! they may be in a madhouse.