5 septembre 2014

Tim Minchin reçoit un doctorat honorifique

Minchin est absolument brillant dans ce discours qu'il livre à son ancienne université.

"Arts degrees are awesome and they help you find meaning where there is none. And let me assure you, there is none."

"You don't have to have a dream. (...) I advocate passionate dedication to the pursuit of short-time goals."

"Don't seek happiness. Happiness is like an orgasm. If you think about it too much it goes away. (...) We didn't evolve to be constantly content."

"Understanding that you can't truly take credit for your successes nor truly blame others for their failures will humble you and make you more compassionate."

"Be hard on your opinions (...) We must think critically and not just about the ideas of others. (...) We tend to generate false dichotomies and then try to argue one point using two entirely different sets of assumptions."

"Be a teacher. (...) Teachers are the most admirable and important people in the world. (...) Be a primary school teacher, especially if you're a bloke, we need more male primary school teachers."

"We have a tendency to define ourselves in opposition to stuff. (...) Try to aklso express your passion for things you love. Be generous and demonstrative in your praise of those you admire. (...) Be pro stuff, not just anti stuff."

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