Super U Podcast | Betty White Life Advice – 7 Super Tips
Betty Marion White Ludden (January 17, 1922 – December 31, 2021) was an American actress and comedian. A pioneer of early television, with a career spanning over eight decades, White was noted for her vast work in the entertainment industry and being one of the first women to work both in front of and behind the camera. She was the first woman to produce a sitcom (Life with Elizabeth) in the United States, which contributed to her being named honorary Mayor of Hollywood in 1955. White is often referred to as the “First Lady of Television”, a title used for a 2018 documentary detailing her life and career.
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Super U Podcast | Betty White Life Advice – 7 Super Tips:
[2:35] Tip #1
“I know it’s so corny to say but you got to think of the positive first before you think the negative so many people start with that. I have friends who come in and say you know what I hate. And I think if you come in, you don’t want to get to the point where you look back at a moment and say I didn’t realize that at the time. But that was such a wonderful thing that happened. Tasted at the time and appreciated then and I it just keeps you a lot happier than then the alternative is put it that way. Thank you and I know people get but maybe also used to get mad at me for being happy. She’s oh my god, it’s so slick thing and I enjoy it. Just enjoy.”
[5:16] Tip #2
“I, I not wanting to give advice for fan, but I wish they would take their work, and be grateful for their work a little more seriously. Partying is wonderful. But you are so lucky to be doing something that the rest of the world would many people would love to be doing. Don’t abuse it, appreciate it. And then go play and do what you want to do. But put your professionalism first. And sometimes they don’t take it that seriously. And or they’ll show up on a set and not know their lines and the stuff. That was what was such fun about doing this movie because everybody was such fun and such nice people, but also very professional. The director was a hoot. But when all of a sudden she says “Okay, now, everybody would settle down and do the job.” That makes a job fun, then nobody’s waiting for somebody else or someone I wish they’d settle down. We all were getting the job done, but having a marvelous time and process.”
[7:52] Tip #3
“I had great taste and picking out parents. They just taught me to accentuate the positive not the negative. Positive sure beats the alternative. And mean it you can’t just say you can’t do that. It’s just as easy to find the upside as it is to find the downside. I love what I do for a living I’m the luckiest or brought up it’s such a privilege and I never take it for granted. I hear young people these days Oh I’m working so hard all the hours are so tough. And I always just think if he didn’t have to do think of all the people around the world who would sell their souls to do what we’re doing.”
[9:26] Tip #4
“I am the luckiest old brought on to feed Cooley. But I’ve always been working at something. I think it’s because I don’t get choosy. You know if a job comes along, I love this business so much and I love doing it. So when a job would come along I’d say yes. Well, you meet a lot of producers and a lot of people that way. So when one thing would peter out, something else over here would come up. So I’ve been very fortunate not to have to get that feeling and don’t think I ever take it for granted. I appreciate it and I taste I still appreciate it and taste it constantly violence. I don’t like violence at all. I’m paranoid about drugs, so I won’t I don’t think there’s anything funny about drugs. I’ve seen too many of my friends get into hopeless trouble with drugs and too many young people. So I want to I won’t play any of those games so that I just automatically say thank you, but no, thank you. But then some other ones that maybe I should say no to I go ahead and have a ball.”
[12:03] Tip #5
“I eat my favorite. I’m a health nut. My favorite food with hotdogs with french fries. My exercise, I have a two-story house and a very bad memory. So I’m up and down. What did I come up here for what was I supposed to bring that Oh, I left it upstairs? Oh, heavy. Oh, I have to go up again. It’s but I’m I go back to the fact that I’m blessed with good health. And that you better appreciate it. You’re treated so beautifully. People spoil you rock, I’ll be standing on the set. And I turn around and somebody has brought me a chair whether I want water on it. Yeah, have to sit down and thank you so much.”
[14:11] Tip #6
“My mother had a wonderful approach to death. She always thought of it as she said, we know we have managed to find out almost anything that exists. But nobody knows. We think we do and some believe they do. We don’t know what happens at that moment when it’s over. And she said it’s the one secret that we don’t know. So whenever we would lose somebody very close and very dear. She’d always say well, now he knows the secret. And it took the cursor off of it somehow. And now she knows the secret. So I have no fear or dread of death. I’m happy as a lark to stale rows but that doesn’t mean I’m saying oh, I’m looking forward to death or oh my god death but when it happens, it’s the whole Not, not the whim it’s the whole you just hope it is, is I hope I get out of people’s way with as little trouble as possible.”
[16:46] Tip #7
“You got to let it out. You got to do it. But each of us finds a different way of doing it. And the problem with the situation is that the only thing that helps really is time. And it’s the one thing you can’t package and give to somebody to comfort them. You just have to live through it. But you don’t be afraid to every once in a while, let it wash over you. And because some sometimes memories that that get him to realize your head washed through at a time like that. And then you get where you get a little stronger and a little more time goes by and you get it’s but then the good stuff, the permanent stuff stays there. And that’s a big, big comfort. Allen’s been gone for over 25 years now. And every once in a while the silliest little nothings, you’ll you’ll get a whiff of a flower that he planted in the backyard. And oh, boom, all of a sudden, there it is again. But after enough time goes by, it’s sort of comfort because he never goes away. He never goes away.”
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