WATCH: Stephen Fry Explains How To Be A Decent Human Being

Here’s something to bookmark: the dulcet tones of noted homosexual Stephen Fry, patiently expounding on the things he wishes he knew when he was 18.

Among his life lessons: Don’t expect technology to solve your problems, don’t set goals for yourself, listen to other people instead of just to yourself, travel and read, ask questions, and make a fuss when liberty is threatened.

Skip to 24:45 to hear him talk about growing up gay, a good point for anyone who’s felt different: “On one hand, you want to belong… and another part of one wants to stand alone.”


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  • FireFromHeaven

    Noted homosexual? After all Mr. Fry’s many accomplishments and distinguishing characteristics, the best Queerty can come up with is “noted homosexual?” That’s rather pathetic.

  • 2eo

    @FireFromHeaven: To be fair, this site just had a series of articles about some tw@t going on a journey with Rihanna, 7 articles about someone who appears to hate our community.

  • jwrappaport

    “And it’s that paradox, that contraflow that, I think, makes life exciting and gives the resin that our ballet shoes can grip the stage with.”

    Probably some of the truest, most beautiful words I’ve ever heard spoken on the human condition. The story of my life, that’s for sure.

  • magsmagenta

    @2eo: This is true, I absolutely Adore Steven Fry and could easily read about him much more. Rhianna I could live with never hearing about again. It’s not as if she’s short of publicity anyway.

  • greybat

    It’s always a pleasure to listen to someone who tempers wisdom with kindness.

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