An Oscar Acceptance Speech With A Story To Tell

Before we say goodbye to the Oscars one last recollection:

Wisdom  does not grow old.  The Oscar Speech below from 2010 speaks volumes.

My favorite Oscar speech of all time was by Michael Giacchino, who won in 2010 for his original score for the movie Up .

When I was … I was nine and I asked my dad, “Can I have your movie camera? That old, windup 8-millimeter camera that was in your drawer?” And he goes, “Sure, take it.” And I took it and I started making movies with it and I started being as creative as I could, and never once in my life did my parents ever say, “What you’re doing is a waste of time.” Never.

And I grew up, I had teachers, I had colleagues, I had people that I worked with all through my life who always told me what you’re doing is not a waste of time. So that was normal to me that it was OK to do that.

I know there are kids out there that don’t have that support system, so if you’re out there and you’re listening, listen to me: If you want to be creative, get out there and do it. It’s not a waste of time. Do it. OK?  (Credit To Kathleen Christensen)

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