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William Shatner on risktaking and meerkats

Posted by:  Kimmel Center on March 07, 2012


William Shatner: It’s easy to say no, I’m not going to do that. I’m not leaving the house. I don’t - I’m happy with what I’ve got. No, I’m not going there. No, I don’t want a new idea. The old idea is fine. No. And you’re safe. You’re right in your little hole. You haven’t moved, and what you did before is what you’re doing now, and that’s safe. That’s comforting. You’re going to die that way. Yes requires you to move out of that hole. Yes is like those little animals that pop their head out…you know, that look around, what, what’s going on? I’m back in my hole. But some of them don’t go. Some of them, what is that wonderful series where these little animals…

David Bianculli: The meerkats?

William Shatner: Yeah. There you go. It’s a meerkat. You want to be a meerkat. We can be a meerkat. Taking risk is the way we should leave our lives.

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