Human Condition

Human Condition

In the video, I Want To Be Seen, produced by Jon Jorgenson, features seven students whose minds are being explored. We witness their inner thoughts as they try to express to who they wish to be seen as. They want to be identified as one thing, without being mistaken for another, like how ones kindness can be mistaken for being naïve.  They do not express themselves out loud because they are afraid of what others may think. They want to find their proper identity, but being perceived in a negative way hinders them from being who they were made to be. In the end, they hear their own thoughts, which scares and hurts them. It’s as if their voices are pulling them in a thousand different directions and all they really want is to be seen and accepted.  And as their voices come to a halt and silence fills their ears they go back to how society has them portrayed. Humans all want to be accepted, loved and seen, but yet we judge others knowing that all they want is the same things that we want. This video shows that we want to have our own identity, but the fear of being judged keeps us from achieving who we are meant to be.