Monday, April 19, 2010

About 5 minutes in, this gets so interesting

Saturday morning there was an interview with Michael J. Fox, and it was really terrific. He said something seemingly off the cuff that really sticks with me - "I think your happiness grows in direct proportion to your acceptance and in inverse proportion to your expectations. It's just a matter of putting one foot in front of the other or of doing the next right thing, so to speak."

3 comments:

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Anonymous said...

does that mean set low expectations? that's kind of depressing.

Jonathan said...

I didn't get that from it. I think that the idea of a "next right thing" is an important qualifier - you have to do things, and those things are important. I just think that he recognizes that reality dictates there are certain limits we should put on what we expect from circumstance or life or other people. I don't think it suggests that we shouldn't aspire to anything. But we should not expect to get if nothing either.