Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Define Yourself by What You Love
It was the mission of Jelly Roll for the Earhole to find praise and enthusiasm for those things deemed worthy of our love and to show reticence with the criticism for those not. On this point Australian comedian Tim Minchin agrees:
I see it online all of the time, people whose idea of being a part of a subculture is to hate Coldplay or football or feminists or the Liberal Party. We have a tendency to define ourselves in opposition to stuff. As a comedian I make my living out of it, but try also to express your passion for things you love. Be demonstrative and generous with your praise for those you admire. Send thank-you cards and give standing ovations. Be pro-stuff, not just anti-stuff.