The Great Words and Wisdom of George Takei

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George Takei is living the American Dream. But, it wasn’t always that way. In fact, his earliest memories (he just turned 80) are more of an American Nightmare.
He and his family, plus thousands of other Japanese-Americans, were forced to live in a concentration camp after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. So, it would be understandable if George Takei grew up to become a bitter person. That’s not how it turned out.
In fact, the opposite is true and George Takei (best known as Sulu from the original Star Trek series) is beloved by millions of fans because of his always sunny disposition and tendency to laugh in the face of adversity. And, oh yeah, he’s gay.
More than a decade ago George Takei “came out” and married his longtime partner. Since then he has been a spokesman and role model for the LGBT community and he’s more popular today than he has ever been throughout his long and distinguished artistic career. How does he do it?
By refusing to be a victim and remembering some simple things that he has eloquently managed to put into words. Here is a sampling of the wisdom of George Takei (Oh, my!) and all we can say is, “Live long and prosper.” Yes, we borrowed that phrase from Spock but you get the point.
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The Words and Wisdom of George Takei

“People want to start their day off with a smile. Or, better yet, a guffaw.”
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“When you see through the eyes of someone with a good sense of humor, life is a human comedy.”
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“Star Trek is about acceptance, and the strength of the Starship Enterprise is that it embraces diversity in all its forms.”
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“It’s difficult working with someone who is not a team player.”
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“I think my whole life has been shaped by my childhood incarceration in America’s concentration camps.”
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“I think being optimistic is ensuring your success. If you start out saying ‘I’ve got this problem,’ or ‘I’m angry at that,’ you will not succeed.”
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“I’m a civic busybody and I’ve been blessed with an active career.”
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“When I came out, I was 68, and I was totally prepared for my career to recede when I spoke to the press for the first time. What happened after that blew me away. I started getting more offers. My career blossomed.”
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“The best way to get people to connect with an issue is to humanize it. You can do so much more powerfully with music and touch the heart.”
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“On a bus, your eyes, ears, and pores are open absorbing in the variety, the wonder, and the magic of the city. It’s a wonderful way to get to know it.”
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“I was blessed with my career. I passionately love acting. And it’s given me a good livelihood.”
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“It will be written on my tombstone in very large letters, ‘Here lies Hikaru Sulu,’ and in very tiny letters, ‘aka George Takei.’ I don’t protest the inevitable.”
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