There are few important things I have realized recently, not only in light of the very unfortunate Santa Barbara incident, but in my own experiences, and I would like to share with you all.
1. Pointing fingers at specific people or groups of people will not get us anywhere. It will do the opposite. Let’s not do that.
2. We are all problems and we are all solutions. Which one you will be is entirely up to you, but I hope we all try to be solutions.
3. A lot of people lash out and make generalizations because they are afraid. People are usually afraid for a reason. Before you lash back, please take a minute to be open minded and see where they are coming from. I have found that as long as you show/demonstrate to the person that you heard them and their feelings, they are more willing to listen to your side of the story. Even though you may not agree with what they have to say, show others the respect and maturity you would like to be treated with. They, and you, may be pleasantly surprised.
And that’s it! I hope it helps! Let’s work together and make our world a better and more equal place for everyone!
Sir Peter was someone who had a tireless energy in life dedicating himself to every possible creative and humanistic pursuit. He was not only a gifted character stage, t.v and movie actor but a talented director of film, opera and theatre, playwright of numerous award winning stage plays, author of hundreds of titles, documentary maker, journalist, visual artist, humanitarian (a UNICEF ambassador), voice artist, stage designer, impersonator (he could imitate every person you can think of),linguist (he was fluent in Italian, French, German, English, Russian and could string a sentence together in Turkish). But above all he was an extraordinary communicator who respected all humanity and he did it all with an astounding humility. The goodness he did in the world is continued by the Peter Ustinov Foundation whose goal is to continue his work to build a world without prejudice.
I’m almost embarrassed to mention the fact that I actually got to meet my so called ‘hero’ (I don’t particularly like that word). It was embarrassing on my part simply because I got terribly overwhelmed that I came across as a complete jackass.
I got to interview him back during my student days when a fellow broadcasting classmate and I ventured to his press conference on his visit to Perth Western Australia when he was touring on his one man show. Thanks to an amazing fluke no one turned up to his press conference and so we got a one on one interview in Sir Peter’s hotel room. So you can imagine what happened to this nervous little thing with not questions and a head filled with Sir Peter memorabilia gathered from years of following his career as a fan. I couldn’t blurt out the fact that he was the person I most admire in the world, I would have sounded like a maniac.
Thank goodness Sir Peter came to my rescue understanding that I was completely out of my depth we ended up having a completely normal conversation, which he assured me really is the best kind of interview.
Looking back I am thankful that Sir Peter Ustinov met my expectations and taught me the most important thing is to communicate.
Yes, I will be doing a video on these damsel in distress videos I see. Yes, it will probably piss people the fuck off. No, I don’t care.
This will take me a few days. I am going to work it like a thesis; I’m going to put down my perspective, but try to see it from hers. This makes for a better argument…
I’m pretty annoyed right now. I am also going to talk about how feminism is turning into a tool to towards the men who do not deserve it and why I am a humanist. Nobody should be above anybody. Your vagina does not make you better than anybody. Your penis does not make you better than anybody…
Your personality; your attitude; how you treat people; how you do your job; how you treat animals; how you get through your day-to-day bullshit is what makes you a human. That’s my opinion.
So, yes. I am going to start the rough drafts of this. Stay tuned.