Trying Stuff That Shouldn’t Work

June 19th, 2018

This quote is by Alan Yang (producer and writer on Parks and Recreation, Master of None) during the “Fried Rice” episode of Ugly Delicious. He says:

I think there’s a point in time you start losing your edge. You learn too many rules. ‘You’re not supposed to do this kind of thing.’ And when you’re younger, you’re too dumb to know that stuff. You’re trying stuff that shouldn’t work. And that’s when new stuff gets invented. Right?

I’m going to try to eke the remaining years out of my lack of responsibility.

In my late-twenties, I focused on stuff that should work. Now, I want to try more stuff that shouldn’t work, but feels right.

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