This Man Gives Advice To His 15-Year-Old Self. The Kid Should Listen.

Wow, Stephen Fry has an incredible brain. And he generously shares his thoughts from it, including all the secrets of life he's learned through watching American reality TV shows, Facebook, and "pretentious" conversations with his friends.

  



[0:53] — What he loves about Facebook and Twitter.
[2:07] — Why having a bunch of goals is stupid.
[3:02] — First secret revealed! The secret to preferring work over fun. 
[4:20] — The secret to being unsuccessful — revealed! 
[6:53] — How to win friends and influence people.
[8:47] — Secret to starting the best restaurant ever.
[9:10] — Why Netflix should stop sending you what you order.
[9:38] — Ever wanted to know the secret to travelling? Watch here!
[10:42] — How leaving your country is the only way to know it. 
[12:26] — Want to learn to play the guitar? Here you go. 
[13:03] — Secret to education reform unveiled.
[15:30] — This is what would he would tell his 15-year-old self.
[15:58] — Here's the secret to power.
[18:20] — Secret to authority.
[20:58] — Always wanted to know how to make a heap of something but were too afraid to ask?  
[23:01] — Secret of politicians revealed (spoiler alert: they're stupid).
[27:13] — Comic Book Guy reference!!
[28:48] — The miracle of our decreasing levels of privacy.
[30:25] — Internet trolls dissected, destroyed.
[31:07] — Whew! Finally, the secret to life. Took him long enough.




















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