Chongo’s got it all. His job is simply living his life. He doesn’t pay any rent because he doesn’t live anywhere. I assume he doesn’t pay taxes on too much either. Chongo is free. The only things holding him back are the limits of his imagination and his understanding of the world. That and the whole “laws of physics” thing.
Usually, when people obtain this level of freedom they sacrifice a lot of the modern comforts on which we’ve come to rely. But Chongo doesn’t. He showers every day. He has a website with email. He even sells a book he wrote on quantum mechanics on his website. It’s interesting how he’s found such a delicate balance.
Chongo says that he wants to use technology for everybody’s benefit, and he stresses everybody. But I think the word that should really be stressed is benefit. So many of us take technology as an irrefutable necessity in our lives. But think about how many times we’re hindered by that technology. Think about how dependent we’ve become on it. Chongo, on the other hand, has figured out how to use it for his benefit without letting it inhibit his freedom.
Wouldn't it be rad if we could live outside of some of these norms and trends we take as the standard? To help everybody truly be more free? See if you can, cause I don’t have time for that.
Visit: Chongonation.com - Where you can buy his books and check out more of his slacklining and big wall climbing pictures.
Director Janice Ahn created Chongo for Cisco Systems through Ogilvy Entertainment after pitching to OE's fantastic Otto Bell and Cisco's Mike Kisch. Ogilvy's very talented Tim Piper introduced Ahn to eyepatch's connector DZ, who saw the Cisco/Chongo content as perfect for COE series and turned us on to it. Janice has since been steadily working with eyepatch Productions and can be found there when she's not teaching at the The New School. We're super happy to have her as part of the family.
Watch: This video in HD quality on Ogilvy's Create or Else Youtube channel.