Bill Duke On The Cost People Pay For Success
Bill Duke, actor/filmmaker/author: Well the system is set up for the youth and all the older ones who have survived, all the wisdom we have now is irrelevant. I just have to go ahead and say Good luck.
When I was a young man there was a saying I never forgot and it was When I was a young man, I thought my father to be a fool. Now that I am older, oh how wise he has become.Because when you’re young you think you know every damn thing until life smashes in the face, the truth of the indifference toward you and all those old people you think are two dumb to listen to, once you get a couple of scars you’ll see how stupid they really are, but you’ve got to be scarred first.
Because us talking, you know They don’t know nothing…nah…nah…nah…yap…yap…yap. Your generation is in the past.But when you get crushed, and by crushed I don’t mean not being successful. Ask what the cost today of being successful is? It’s coming out. So you have success but you paid for it and so with that success comes shame because you wanted success more than your self-respect.
You notice all these people coming out now and saying This is the price I paid. I’ve been this miserable for all these years. But thank God I can say Me Too. They took something off me. Can you imagine being successful and knowing the price you paid and choking on it for the rest of your life.
Hey everybody I’m just fine. I’m great…I don’t care about what I had to do except when I sleep at night or can’t sleep at night. Yeah, right…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).