The Seriousness of a Funny Man

Wisdom is a constant questioning of where you are. And when you stop wanting to know, you’re dead. You’re walking, but you’re dead. – Billy Connolly

Today I came across this quote from comedian Billy Connolly. It was part of an exhibition of photos taken by award winning photographer Andrew Zuckerman. Zuckerman traveled the world to photograph iconic elders and ask them what it means to be wise. There are quite a few interesting quotes but this one stood out as one that applies to my life, right here, right now.

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know that I like to ask the question ‘why’. I believe that we need to ask ‘why’ in order to keep growing and making a difference with our lives. This quote sums it up nicely… if we stop asking ourselves why we do what we do and become complacent with where we are, then we’re as good as dead. I’m not advocating that we need to change things for the sake of change, more so that we need to know why we do, say and believe what we hold to. In doing so we have a better understanding of where we are and where we want to be, giving us direction and purpose.

What about you? Do you agree/disagree with Billy’s comment?

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One response to “The Seriousness of a Funny Man

  1. I agree absolutely with his comment. If we don’t examine ourselves and check where we’re at, we get stale. We don’t allow room for growth. We get so focused on a moment in time that we don’t see the opportunities to learn and develop that are all around us.

    Great post 🙂

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