It’s Never Too Late: 9 Inspiring Quotes

It’s Never Too Late: 9 Inspiring Quotes  

It’s never too late to pursue your dreams. If you need some inspiration to follow your heart, no matter what your age, enjoy these inspiring quotes.

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot, novelist​

“There is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. Success can happen at any time and at any age. You can have a spiritual awakening and discover a new side of yourself. And best of all, love can happen at any age.” —Salma Hayek, actress

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(March 2018) Survey Says: Politicized Sports, Entertainment Driving Viewers Away

(March 2018) Survey Says: Politicized Sports, Entertainment Driving Viewers Away

(March 2018) Survey Says: Politicized Sports, Entertainment Driving Viewers Away

By Matt Philbin | March 21, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

ESPN isn’t just dying the death of a thousand chord cuts. Ratings for the Oscars aren’t down simply because the Academy keeps nominating movies nobody has seen.

And it wasn’t just a disappointing U.S. medal haul or NBC’s amateurish broadcast that drove Winter Olympics viewership down 24% compared to Sochi among viewers aged 18-49.

 Sure, those all may be contributing factors in dismal ratings for once-thriving networks and broadcasts. But we have more evidence that the relentless politicization of entertainment media is alienating audiences.

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No More Hotel Auditions, Says Union Representing Actors

I can’t believe any profession would include individuals who think work-related tasks in hotel rooms would be acceptable in the first place.

Obviously, every profession contains sickos and creeps who are going to try to take advantage, so why would one make things even easier for such perverts by doing things like holding job interviews (for actors, that being auditions) in hotel rooms?

SAG-AFTRA Bans Auditions In Hotel Rooms And Residences 

Actors union says meetings in hotel rooms, homes should end  

NEW YORK (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild on Thursday called for an end to auditions and professional meetings in private hotel rooms and residences in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

SAG-AFTRA issued new guidelines that expand the guild’s code of conduct in an effort to curtail sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. SAG is asking producers and executives to refrain from holding professional meetings in hotel rooms and homes, and is urging its members not to agree to meetings in such “high-risk locations.”

No More Hotel Auditions, Says Union Representing Actors

April 13, 2018

SAG-AFTRA is calling for an end to auditions in private hotel rooms or residences, after a spate of sexual harassment allegations against powerful Hollywood figures.

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Daredevil and Motorcyclist Evel Knievel’s Inspirational Words About Failure

Daredevil and Motorcyclist Evel Knievel’s Inspirational Words About Failure

You can read more about daredevil and motorcyclist Evel Knievel on Wikipedia.

I loved Knievel when I was a kid. I remember watching some of his stunts on television back then, especially the ones where he was on his motorcycle, jumping over many cars, or other obstacles.

I watched a televised biography of Knievel recently. He certainly had a temper when he was younger and had his flaws, but according to the biography I saw, when he got closer to death, he tried to make amends to anyone whom he had offended: he called people up to apologize to them, so there’s that.

Knievel also had some inspirational words to offer in an appearance he made – see below:

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Actress Molly Ringwald’s New Yorker Commentary on the Movies of John Hughes

Actress Molly Ringwald’s New Yorker Commentary on the Movies of John Hughes

Molly Ringwald finds The Breakfast Club ‘troubling’ in the #MeToo era

Breakfast Club Star Molly Ringwald ‘Troubled’ By John Hughes Classics She Starred in Upon Reevaluation

The Breakfast Club star Molly Ringwald has “reevaluated” the Eighties films she starred in as a teenager in the wake of the#MeToo movement and didn’t like the result.

From the New Yorker, by Molly Ringwald:

What About the Breakfast Club?

Excerpt:

by Molly Ringwald

… But I kept thinking about that scene [in The Breakfast Club in which a male character apparently touches Ringwald’s character inappropriately]. I thought about it again this past fall, after a number of women came forward with sexual-assault accusations against the producer Harvey Weinstein, and the #MeToo movement gathered steam.

If attitudes toward female subjugation are systemic, and I believe that they are, it stands to reason that the art we consume and sanction plays some part in reinforcing those same attitudes.

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Movie Actor Dwayne Johnson Reveals Battle With Depression, Mother’s Suicide Attempt

Movie Actor Dwayne Johnson Reveals Battle With Depression, Mother’s Suicide Attempt

I made a post addressing this earlier, if you’d like to see that.

Dwayne Johnson Reveals Battle With Depression, Mother’s Suicide Attempt

By Lisa Respers France, CNN

April 2018

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has revealed that times have been harder for him than fans know.

In an interview with “Express,” the movie star talked of battling depression.
“Struggle and pain is real,” he said. “I was devastated and depressed.”

Johnson said he went through a dark period years ago when injuries ended his dreams of playing professional football.

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How Smiles Were Packaged and Sold by Carol Tavris

How Smiles Were Packaged and Sold by Carol Tavris

How Smiles Were Packaged and Sold by Carol Tavris

Excerpts:

(Book reviews of the books “Happier?” by Daniel Horowitz and “The Hope Circuit” by martin E. P. Seligman)

Happiness, we have a problem. What are you, exactly? People usually can describe feelings of sorrow, rage and anxiety in degrees from mild to incapacitating, and they do very well describing the ecstasy of finding love and dancing the tango.

But happiness? Is happiness watered-down ecstasy? Is it the absence of unhappiness—a constant homeostatic state that might dip briefly into despond or rise into delight and then right itself back into calm? Is it an intermittent experience, consisting of bursts of insight that make us say, “Hey! I’m really happy right now!”?

Is it a summary assessment of how things are going (“all in all, I’m happy”) or is happiness – or – unhappiness – all in the details? (“I’m not happy about my deadbeat brother Morty and my job.”)

… Yet the failure to nab it [happiness] in our psychological nets is a major reason the happiness-pursuit industry  has thrived for centuries. If people maintain wrong-headed definitions and expectations of happiness, after all, they won’t know it when it curls up on their laps asking to be petted.

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