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The easiest way to become irrelevant is to stop

I read an interview with George Clooney from The Australian yesterday. Unfortunately you have to log-in to read most of the article (I had the print version), but here are a few highlights -->

*So how does he deal with universal adulation? "By feeling like I am undeserving, that you can't believe your luck when they're nice to you."

*"I fear death like most people, but I'm a realist: I thought, 'Well, you can die young or live long enough to watch your friends die'. It doesn't end well whatever." He laughs. "Having understood that -- and that is the driving force of my life -- it made me go, 'You must attack life and not get dragged into things that mean nothing'.

*As for the future: "Every time you see a retired person they seem to play golf and die. I have no interest in that shit. This is fun, but I'm terrified of the moment when you're the guy who goes to the studio and says, 'Hey, I've got this idea', and they're like, 'Thanks for stopping by', and you walk out and they roll their eyes. The easiest way to become irrelevant is to stop. You have to reinvent yourself."
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I am impressed. Not only handsome, but wise.
 
Love that quote...time to update the my screen! :)
 
I've heard Madonna reinvents herself about every 10 years or so and has stayed relevant (at least to some) for much longer than her peers. I think it is a situation of change or die; the death may not be physical as much as emotional and functional.

How long can you re-live the glory days before everyone has heard the stories.

I really like the quote about not getting dragged into things that mean nothing. Imagine how different your life would be if you put that advice into practice only 10% of the time.
 
"The easiest way to become irrelevant is to stop. You have to reinvent yourself" --- yes! There so much to be and do in life, it's hard for me to imagine not always reinventing myself.

Thanks Chris.
 
"Pursuing World Domination, Visiting Every Country" - reads like a Plan!..Go go go go....
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