I am speaking at USF tomorrow doing a short comedy set for the college kids. I want to get the point across to them to not fear anything since we are all going to be a dried up corpse in a box buried in the dirt, its just a matter of time. This may sound gruesome and grotesque but it is true, we are all going to be just a silent corpse void of life sitting in a box. If you think of this and realize it on a regular basis it just may help you in difficult times of fear and worry. None of these trivial things in life matter at all and certainly are not worth worrying about. Some people get into such a worried mind state on a regular basis carved out of habit over the years. Comedy has taught me that we can laugh off anything that happens and that nothing is that serious especially when some time goes by. I have made a mental law that whenever a thought enters my mind that is negative in nature I will dismiss it and let it go because it is untrue. Any thought of worry, regret, doubt, insecurity, anger, etc is based on fear and is a lie. All other thoughts are based on love and are more representative of the truth. Life is for living and taking chances and growing by pushing your boundaries on a constant basis, if not, you stagnate and end up miserable. Ruminating over past regrets and worrying about future events that most likely will not even happen take you away from the present and from fully functioning. I have a lot of worries try to surface about my comedy career and of becoming a comedian at the age of 38 but I constantly let them go, they are meaningless to me. I try to stay focused on the present and keep my energy there as much as possible. I don't want to wake up one day and I'm 90 years old wondering where my life went. I am awakening every day and bringing myself back to the present moment because this is where life is happening, right here, right now. So tomorrow if I can get anything across to these kids its to go after what you really want in life and don't settle for an occupation based on pay alone, you'll end up very unhappy if you do that like so many are doing now. Find what you love and immerse yourself in it fully whether its being a standup comedian or a writer or whatever. Do what you love. Period.