# DON'T. SWALLOW. THE. KOOL-AID!!
Great quotation from Yo Yo Ma
“Stay open.” – Yo-Yo Ma in a lovely interview with Shad, in August 2015, on q, here. On that page:
QUOTE At the end of the interview, Shad hit Yo-Yo Ma with this Big Question: “Having meditated on the arc of life through music in the course of making this album, what’s your biggest piece of life advice for the rest of us?” His reply?
“Stay open. I think when people are afraid, we close up, we close ranks, we go into a shell, we become intolerant. Because we’re trying to be self-protective.
Having friends, trusting people, collaborating, and being empathetic can lead to ... the scaffolding to get to hope. For me, being open and being generous is huge. It actually can lead to happiness, oddly enough. Happiness, I think, is a by-product of — I didn’t say it, Freud said it — work and love … Hey, you suddenly realize, I’m happy.”