The Man The most sophisticated people I know---inside they’re all children. We never really lose a certain sense we had when we were kids. If our message is anything, it’s a positive approach to life. That life is basically good. People are basically good. At some point in my life I decided, rightly of wrongly, that there are many situations in this life that I can’t do much about: acts of terrorism, feelings of nationalistic prejudice, cold war, etc. So what I should do is concentrate on the situations that my energy can affect. When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope still is to leave the world a little bit better for my having been here. It’s a wonderful life and I love it. I spend a few minutes in meditation and prayer each morning. I find that this really helps me to start the day with a good frame of reference. As a part of my prayers, I thank whoever is helping me—I’m sure somebody or something is—I express gratitude for all my blessings and I try to forgive the people that I’m feeing negative toward. I try hard not to judge anyone, and I try to bless everyone who is a part of my life, particularly anyone with whom I am having any problems. Jim Henson, It’s Not Easy Being Green, Hyperion, 2005 Photographs Courtesy of The Jim Henson Company
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