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There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
The economical policies that are instigated really makes you think that the American government is a bunch of evil bastards. So just because you’re black, you’re still representing that government, and when Obama came into office he enacted the same policies that we would critique other presidents for.
Watch out for music. It should come with a health warning. It can be dangerous. It can make you feel so alive, so connected to the people around you, and connected to what you really are inside. And it can make you think that the world should, and could, be a much better place. And just occasionally, it can make you very, very happy.
Fiction allows us to see the world from the point of view of someone else and there has been quite a lot of neurological research that shows reading novels is actually good for you. It embeds you in society and makes you think about other people. People are certainly better at all sorts of things if they can hold a novel in their heads. It is quite a skill, but if you can’t do it then you’re missing out on something in life. I think you can tell, when you meet someone, whether they read novels or not. There is some little hollowness if they don’t.
When you’re home or you’re working, your mind just isn’t allowed to just roll on like it does when you’re watching the scenery go by. You’re hurdling through space but you’re not really moving. …It’s that dreaminess, that ability to just get dreamy while you’re looking out the window and you see something…and it makes you think of something else, and all of a sudden the words are just flowing out of you.
Maybe a hundred years ago our people should have run away from this place, I said… And then run from the next place and the next place and the place after that? You run once, what makes you think you won’t have to run all the rest of your life?… We love moment to moment… Everything changes. One minute we are part of the river, and the next we are joined with the sea.
My job the same as carpenter. What kind of house you want to build? What kind of food you want to make? You think your ingredients, your structure. Simple. [Other] Japanese restaurants … mix in some other style of food and call it influence, right? I don’t like that. … In Japanese sushi restaurants, a lot of sushi chefs talk too much. ‘This fish from there,’ ‘This very expensive.’ Same thing, start singing. And a lot have that fish case in front of them, cannot see what chef do. I’m not going to hide anything, right?
I remember a story I once heard about drowning: that when you fall into cold water it’s not that you drown right away but that the cold disorients you and makes you think that down is up and up is down, so you may be swimming, swimming, swimming for your life in the wrong direction, all the way toward the bottom until you sink. That’s how I feel, as though everything has been turned around.