Stephen Fry: What I Wish I`d Known When I Was 18

Submitted by: Webz 5 years ago in Misc

STEPHEN FRY: WHAT I WISH I"D KNOWN WHEN I WAS 18 from Peter Samuelson on Vimeo.


Stephen provides wisdom on creativity, true happiness and internet trolling. Long, but worth it if you have the time.
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Male 269
All that wisdom... and then suddenly I notice the little Apple logo on his shirt. Oh well.
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Male 528
@deathxtra i agree
his words come with experience and different perspective he has witnessed, i also am in highschool. my last exam on wednesday and it`s higher education for me (i love lecturers /lectures)
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Male 2,868
His comments around 9:00 about how Amazon/Netflix should recommend books/movies that are the exact opposite of what you normally buy remind me of a Zach Galifianakis bit from Live at the Purple Onion :-)
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Male 47
@zekumi

Lets hope you`re being purposely ironic, because if not you are exactly the kind of egocentric person he spent the first 12 minutes talking about.

(if you are being ironic, that was actually very funny...)
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Male 8
You shalt knot question Stephen Fry.
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Male 12,138
[quote]Young highschooler, and I love listening to Stephen Fry. Am I weird?[/quote]
I hope not, otherwise I`m weird too. When I go to sleep at night and dream happy dreams, Stephen Fry is my uncle, David Attenborough is my grandad, and Carl Sagan is my da. The world is a better place with thoughtful people like these.
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Male 2,788
Young highschooler, and I love listening to Stephen Fry. Am I weird?
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Male 2,604
31 mins, pass. this guy is over rated anyway
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Female 535
Oh, Stephen. I want to hug you.
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Female 400
Well, the first 12 minutes or so of that didn`t resonate with me at all. :/
I usually really enjoy what he has to say.

I`ll come back and watch the rest later when I have time. Hope it picks up.
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Male 1,421
EFFING VIMEO!
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Male 541
@Entre

I`m pretty sure you`re the type of commenter Fry was talking about here.

IRONYYYYY!!!!
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Male 926
@ Entre who said "everyone who these things are new to is an idiot... I`m sorry. all these things are things people should have been thinking about already unless they`re only 12 years old. this really isn`t rocket science. it`s common sense and human decency"

The fact that you even made that statement means you have no idea what this guy is talking about, and you should probably look a little deeper into what he`s saying. Nobody want`s to be around the guy who declares everyone inferior because he believes his interpretation should be fundamental knowledge, such that lack of it makes you an idiot.
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Male 6,737
Stephen Fry <3
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Male 353
sometimes kindness isn`t that easy to give.
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Male 142
that`s 30 minutes longer than I can articulate what I think...
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Male 4,004
EntrE, that`s the point he`s making. Everyone should be good, and most try to be good. But for self-centered reason, most of us fail to be who we are, and come off as jerks.

He puts heartfelt feelings into words, which is MUCH different than putting thoughts into speech.
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Male 535
everyone who these things are new to is an idiot... I`m sorry. all these things are things people should have been thinking about already unless they`re only 12 years old. this really isn`t rocket science. it`s common sense and human decency
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Male 759
"It is a cliché that most clichés are true, but then like most clichés, that cliché is untrue."
(Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot)
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Male 593
I love you, Stephen Fry <3

He`s such a brilliant mind! I`m glad to have lived in the same time as him and to have been able to hear his beautifully crafted words!
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Male 178
I listened to this while watching a fail compilation and i feel indifferent......MEH
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Male 686
I`m sorry Stephen, apparently im not supposed to write a comment (or maybe he was only talking about negative ones) but once again you astound me with your insight and kindness by sharing your knowledge and thoughts on a subject for no other reason than to try and give people a lovely bit of mental gristle to chew on.
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Male 307
<3
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Male 20,188
Watching this was the best 30 minutes I spent all week.
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Male 15
Loved every second of it ... Thanks I-A-B !!!
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Male 25,416
Ok that got to long.... gave up! damn internet short attention span
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Male 658
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Female 455
I do love a bit of Stephen Fry.
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Female 15
I love how placid he is and yet at the same time not afraid to say "oh stop whining". <3 Amazing figure.
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Male 4,004
Relevant quote, even if it doesn`t seem so at first. Think of Jason Lee as the angry bad influence, who focuses on the negative, me, me ,me nature of people. And how even the good person who desperately wants to love and be loved is brought down by his selfish nature. Her feelings and thought process is very similar to Stephen Fry`s in that scene. Despite almost falling victim to being made love in a very uncomfortable place....like the back of a Volkswagen.
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Male 4,004
One of my favorite lines from Mallrats:

"I think about the people that make decisions that affect our lives. The doctors who make advancements in curing diseases. The engineer that designs skyscrapers. The guy that maps out a plane`s flight path. The navigator. I think about how those people are out there every day making a difference, leading big lives And how they refuse to be intimidated by the tremendous odds of failure they face. And how they only concern themselves with peers and company that apply to their goals and noble causes.

Jesus! I`d hate to tell you what I think about when I`m in the bathroom. I think about all that and I cry... Because I have nothing better to do than fu(k you."
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Male 10,440
[quote"> All he does is love the world he lives in. Everybody has that in them.[/quote">
Not everybody, as you`ve already pointed out, but I admire that quality.

Sorry to advertise, but it made me think of
this
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Male 875
a bit long.
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Male 605
Yeah man, F*CK those guys who comment on the internet. Assh*les.
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Male 4,004
If everybody has a soul, able to love and care, why should you submit your soul to a greater being only to hate and kill and destroy others? This applies to the hateful Muslims and Jews (I say hateful to specify that not 100% of them are bad people, only the hateful/extremist ones are the ones I`m talking about) in the Middle-East as well as it does to gay bashing Christians in America.

Life is short, fill it with love. Love for the world around you, love for the people around you. Make the people you love happy.

Believe in yourself, and you too can wide a bicycle.
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Male 1,737
"listen to me chatting away like I`m Stephen bloody Fry" -Roy, The IT Crowd
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Male 4,004
Stephen Fry isn`t wiser than any of us. He simply has the decency to admire the world and how it runs. All he does is love the world he lives in. Everybody has that in them. But self-involvement and self-importance and self-esteem and self-this, self-that all leads to the point he was making. Don`t try to do so much for yourself, do it for others.

He is a beautiful person, one of the very very very few people in this world that give me the confidence to know there is beauty in everyone. Be selfless once in a while. Don`t offend people on purpose. Don`t surround yourself with negativity. Don`t be angry, find what makes you happy.

There is so much wrong with this world, so much anger and hate, mostly coming from the religions that are supposed to be bringing love and happiness, that it makes no sense to me to take part in that. Spirituality is personnal, I don`t need a "Good Book" to be a good person.
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Male 5,413
Great!
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Male 10,440
Interesting. I like it.

I wouldn`t go so far as to say that this is something I wish I`d known, because I did know most of it back when I was 18. And I did and do disagree with some. It`s a lot of common sense really.

Still, well worth watching.
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Male 75
Ahh, Mr. Fry, what a legend.
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Male 354
A+
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Male 182
Words of wisdom here.
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Male 541
Link: Stephen Fry: What I Wish I`d Known When I Was 18 [Rate Link] - Stephen provides wisdom on creativity, true happiness and internet trolling. Long, but worth it if you have the time.
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