I told some people I love, yesterday, when we were in the middle of the home stretch of a “Breaking Bad” marathon, that my punchline about the show was this:
was The Show About Nothing,
“Breaking Bad” was the The Show About Everything.
Here’s one random thought, this Monday morning, about The Show About Everything:
People are hungry for great stories, about interesting people who change.
Here are just a few of the themes I noticed, over the weekend, in The Show About Everything:
Lying/Telling the truth
Everything we do affects others, in ways we often cannot predict.
There is bad and good in all of us.
The moment that is lingering for me, right now, after watching every episode, except for one*?
Walt, finally, saying something like this:
What I did, I did for myself. I liked it. I was good at it.
After the show was over, I said, to anybody who might have been listening at that point, “See? Do what you love. Do what you’re good at.”
I assumed that I didn’t need to add something like this, “Of course, you need to make better choices than Walt did.”
I’m sure they know that, by now.
Okay! I’ve got to go to work. (Not to cook, but to listen to stories.)
Thanks to those who do what they love, to people who have both good and bad in them, and to everybody making choices today. And many thanks to you, for being here.
* I skipped watching “Rabid Dog,” on the advice of practically everybody.