One of the best app videos I have seen! It’s for @Summly featuring Stephen Fry
I think in the same way that you turn in on yourself, it’s very negative and sort of… destructive to finding opportunity, simply staying in the same place and knowing what you know all the time. I once wanted to open a restaurant where you always get the dish that the person next to you have ordered, because that’s always the one that you wish you had. And I always thought this thing like Netflix, that they should send you a DVD the exact opposite of the kind that you like. That’s the way you learn! So if Amazon says “I see you liked this novel by this novelist - why not try this?” And you say, “Yeah, but that’s completely—!” Yes, that is the point! It is completely different! It’s not your usual thing. You know how we always buy— you know how your partner always says, “Why are you buying that shirt, you’ve got one that exactly like it”? You say, “It’s not exactly like it, it has a slightly different color.” We’re like that in life, we tend to settle so quickly. And the best way to stop that is to keep reinventing oneself.
- What I Wish I’d Known When I Was 18 (via fuckyeahstephenfry)