Quote of the Month: Conan O’Brien

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Conan O’Brien recently appeared on Inside the Actors Studio and had a really deep thought about knowing, really knowing, your craft:

“Nobody knows really what they’re doing.  That’s, they don’t, they don’t know what they’re doing. And there’s two ways to go with that information: one is to be afraid and the other is to be liberated.  I choose to be liberated by it.”

I find myself in situations every once in awhile where I’m forced to question whether or not I’m qualified to be making a certain decision.  As O’Brien points out nobody can ever know with 100% certainty what they are doing and you can let that ignite you if you simply choose to think of it that way.

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2 Responses to “Quote of the Month: Conan O’Brien”

  1. Jason Alba Says:

    I’ve thought about that for a long time… working with impt decision-makers and watching them fudge their way through big decisions helped me understand that no one really has all the right answers… we just try and do what we can.

    It’s a scary thing, though, to think about people we trust (doctors, police, etc.) and realize they are just normal people, hopefully trying to do the best job possible… it’s best to not think too much about their competencies, though, or it could get scary!

    Jason Alba
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