“You Are the Asshole”

“If you’re not having fun, you are the asshole.”

Susan Messing

Susan told me this in 2013, when she noticed I was overthinking a choice: waiting for the perfect moment to join an improvised scene while everyone else was already on stage, having fun.

She agrees that reality is more complex than that, and expanded further on her advice in a 2019 conversation we recorded together about her life, career, and navigating complex realities. But I still find this note useful when dealing with trolls (or people who criticize for destruction and sadistic self-enjoyment over constructive improvement).

It’s also a good reality self-check: are you having fun?

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