“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” -Shakespeare from his play, As You Like It
I found this recent TED talk by Ethan Hawke to be very inspiring and on point with the mission of The Vs. Studio and this blog.
It’s only about 9 minutes long and in it, he discusses a variety of topics. Most notably, how one of the best ways you can help humanity is to find and connect with what you love. And then share that passion. In doing so, you might feel foolish. But that’s your job as an artist. To “play the fool.”
Give it a watch. You’ll be glad you did.
P.S. – Also check out this recent New Yorker profile on him. It’s excellent, very in depth and no matter what you think of Hawke’s art, he’s never afraid to put himself out there and continuously challenge himself. It’s an admirable quality. The “You’re No Chekov” story he tells is awesome!