Some of the most profound moments of my life never actually happened to me.
That’s the thing with stories. They change you and mould you and teach you things that you might have never known. Little anecdotes that stay with you for the rest of your life.
My friend Aidan Killian was responsible for sharing with me one of these moments, though he himself probably doesn’t know it. While in the midst of a panic attack days before having the opportunity to screw up a stand up comedy routine for the first time, I googled my comedic instructor’s name. What resulted was a moment I’m not sure how to describe. It was the most useless thing I could think about given my current situation, but I mentally bookmarked it for later as one of the most amazing stories I had ever heard.
I’ve since been told that this is a rendition of an ancient story, but it’s told so well that I thought I would share it with you.
(Damn unfortunately the link is broken now…)
There are a bunch of other videos on his youtube channel that you should definitely check out. Let him know if you like his stuff! I’m sure he appreciates the comments.