Take Your Silly Seriously

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There are always people who surprise me with their insights and Mike Myers is one of those people. We all know him as a cheeky comedian whose off-color characters make people belly laugh. When you see him in an interview, however, he’s much calmer than you would expect.

Pensive even.

I saw an interview with him recently in which the interviewer asked how he comes up with all of his material and he very plainly explained, ‘I take my silly seriously.’

And I grinned. I mean, what better advice is there than that?

So I went online to learn what other pearls of wisdom he has shared along those lines and found this:

“Silly is you in a natural state, and serious is something you have to do until you can get silly again.”

It’s great insight. So, let’s all do our best to ensure that children learn to live in their “natural state” and take their silly seriously.

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