Jerry Seinfeld’s advice for when you feel down & out in life

July 23, 2014

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
– Robert Frost

Everything sucks.
I don’t know what I’m doing.
All my friends have high paying jobs, are getting married and I have no future.
I don’t know man, I think it’s all over for me.

I’ve said these exact words to my best friend a bunch of times. I’d be over at his house and he’d take me on a long walk around the forest. And I’d sulk & whine.

I don’t know how he put up with it. But he listened & was comforting. And hopeful. I guess that’s what good friends are for.


Things always did get better.

I really did not want the high paying corporate jobs. I did not want to get married young. And I definitely was not ready for kids.

I didn’t know what I wanted, just something better & different than the normal suburban life.

If you’re reading this, I’m sure you are in a similar journey.

If you’ve ever felt down & out, let Jerry Seinfeld cheer you up:

This clip is from his documentary “Comedian.”

Jerry had wrapped up his popular tv show. And was back to square one, with zero new material. The documentary shows how gathers up content for his next standup special.

Jerry is the confident vet who has tasted tremendous success.
He is contrasted by a young comedian Orny Adams, who is starting out.

At one point, the young guy is complaining that he is not progressing as fast as he’d like. Time is passing by. All his friends have high paying wall street jobs, are buying houses & getting married. And what will his parents think??

And Jerry tells the perfect story that sums it all up to follow the road less traveled.

I share with you this video I’ve watched dozens of times as medicine when all hope is lost.

May it help you out as it has me.

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