The whole world is just full of people who didn’t kill themselves today. The whole world is just made of people we went,’Fuck it, I’ll keep doing it.”
– Louis C.K.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
I met Nelson Mandela, and I really didn’t know what to say. It was years ago at a benefit. I was just in awe of this man because of what he’d done.
Robin Williams was a great entertainer, a great comedian, a great human being. He blessed us with so much laughter and thought. He has provided very profound quotes on life. He made me laugh and he made me cry, and that was all in comedy, he’s also made me cry in some of his more serious movies.
No matter what people tell you, words and idea can change the world.
Robin Williams and his friends changed the world with Comic Relief, a charity that used comedy to enlighten the world about homelessness. Living in San Francisco, where Robin Williams lived, worked and played, I understand his concern. When you have a big heart, like I believe he did, you can’t help but be concerned.
But it’s important to understand what I believe he was telling us with the words of this quote. I am sure someone asked him,
“What do you think you are going to do with all this comedy and these dreams you have?. They’re just words and ideas.”
I can see him getting serious for a moment, his voice lowering in tone and saying, “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” “NaNu NaNu”
Friends, believe him. Go out today, use your words, use your ideas. Turn them into something actionable.
Go out and change the world.