you can’t be original without risking looking foolish

This video from Ethan Hawke on big think is one of the purest pieces of advice I’ve heard in a long time.

It’s about identity. It’s about diminishing fear. It’s about finding peace within yourself by understanding that you have to take chances to make a change, or have success, or just be heard.

You should really watch the video, which will be at the bottom of this post, but to entice you even further, here are some of my favorite moments:

On creative responsibility:

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On looking foolish, and Allen Ginsburg appearing on Johnny Carson saying Hare Krishna:
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Be the wind at the door, my friends. Be a wave. Be a poet. Be yourself.

 

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