If you destroy a bridge, be sure you can swim.
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That African proverb reminds me of one from ancient Rome, from the days before motorized transportation, which goes: "When there is no wind, row."
A few days ago I wrote in this journal of how I left a secure and lucrative job as a radio announcer, which I had held for a couple of years, to go back into theatre. The life of an actor, for most of us, is about as secure as being out on the ocean in a row boat with no compass or chart and not knowing where the nearest land is. Nevertheless, that lack of security is the price paid for doing the work we love.
I knew an actor in New York who held down a full time job, working all night for a law firm. He did theatre on a simple level; readings, workshops and showcases. He was a good actor and could have done a lot more. But he refused to give up his regular job because the thought of not having a steady income with all the benefits frightened him. He said the idea of launching himself into the free lance world of an actor gave him a knot in his stomach.
I told him that the knot in the stomach is normal and no worse than stage fright, that one gets used to it and it becomes less as time goes by. I told him that I made as much money as he did, that the union took care of my insurance and that I could save enough money to give myself a vacation every now and then if I wanted to. And finally I asked him if he was going to spend the rest of his life being controlled by fear.
He thought about everything I said but didn't change his mind. The theatre is losing a good actor and he is losing a good career. The poor fellow never tried to learn how to "swim."
DB - Vagabond Journeys
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This is not a contest.
A young man out west just took home 88 million dollars from the lottery.
Whether you play the lottery or not, if you suddenly had 88 million dollars, or the equivalent of whatever your currency is, what are the first three things you would do with it?
You have all summer to answer if you wish.
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