This is Jerry Seinfeld’s Clio Acceptance Speech, one month later. Still pretty hot though (more gossip on the disastrous 1991 Clio night here).
Among billions of joke, the statement « stupid but hopeful » is sticking. We certainly are not rational people. Fuck neo-liberals. Happiness has nothing to do with wealth or intelligence. It’s being OK with what you have or what you hope for.
What happens if all people aspire to stupid things? Such as guns, violence and sexism? Nothing. They’re still happy. Yet stupid.
Happiness is not the way to gauge humanity sense of progress. Point made by Jerry Seinfeld.