I think the only time I trust my feelings is when I determine whether or not I want a particular woman. No matter how good and kind and smart she is, if I don’t want her, there is no point in pursuing a romantic relationship with her.
Otherwise, I don’t think I trust my feelings that much…though I do spend much time in therapy untangling them.
As I go through life, I don’t expect anyone but my closest friends to care about my feelings. Rather, they care about how I act towards them.
Dennis Prager says he can’t think of any time when he’d be governed by his feelings. (June 29, 2010)
I’m thinking about how I’ve changed through Alexander Technique.
Here’s my acting reel from 1995:
Here is my 1999 interview on Entertainment Tonight:
Here is my 2003 60 Minutes appearance:
ABC News 2007:
Public Speaking 2011:
Without Alexander Technique, we tend to live our lives in a straitjacket. Our every habit pulls the jacket tighter. Every time we sit down or stand up, every time we pick up a sock and bend over to brush our teeth, most of us tend to compress and compact ourselves a little more, so that as we age, we’re pulled tighter and tighter, our shoulders become more rounded, our necks compress, our backs narrow and shorten, our lungs have less room to expand, our internal organs are shoved together, and we become a wreck.
By contrast, Alexander Technique lessons enable us to return to the poise and good use we had as children.