Thursday, January 28, 2010

Way to go, Coco!

A friend shared this post with me regarding Conan O'Brien's closing remarks on his last night on The Tonight Show. It is definitely worth a listen. He is so positive and honest about the entire situation. But the last bit is the part that really matters (and is also the bit the original post talks about). He says:

Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism. For the record, it's my least favorite quality. It doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you are kind, amazing things will happen. I'm telling you, amazing things will happen.

Conan could have said anything on his last show and he made the choice to speak optimistic and kind words. It's a great example and his words are true. Working hard and respecting and helping the people around you will always get you where you need to be. It may not be where you thought you wanted to be, but it will be good.


Miri said...

I am always happy when someone in the entertainment industry handles a bad situation in a mature way (not because I'm especially fond of the entertainment industry but because maturity is so not the norm there). I might not have thought I would ever use this word for Conan, but I think his response was pretty classy. :) Kudos to him for acting like an adult even though something crappy happened to him, and let's hope that we can all do as much when it's our turn.

Lis said...

You figured out the 'Like' thing for each post so people don't have to comment, they can just like it! I know I have it on my blog, but I couldn't remember how, so I'm glad you found it! Way to be computer lovely!!

Meg said...

Thanks Lis. I AM computer lovely, aren't I? :)

abnormallyawesome said...

I've never watched Conan but I know a lot of kids my age who think he's genius. I love that these kids are being singled out ("especially young people") and told not to be cynical.