It’s been a wild ride. A lot of miles, a road sometimes smooth, sometimes hard and ugly. And I guess I could tell you that if you look hard enough, that just next door is just as interesting as the other side of the world, but that’s not exactly true. If I do have any advice for anybody, any final thought, if I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move as far as you can, as much as you can, across the ocean or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in somebody else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.
If you want to be a grocer, or a general, or a politician, or a judge, you will invariably become it; that is your punishment. If you never know what you want to be, if you live what some might call the dynamic life but what I will call the artistic life, if each day you are unsure of who you are and what you know, you will never become anything, and that is your reward.
Stephen Fry (paraphrasing Oscar Wilde)
Q&A starts in part 4. Quote from part 6.
Watch this video. It’s Amanda, giving her talk at TED two days ago. It’s about music and connection and being willing to ask for help…
It got a standing ovation, and you’ll see why.