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Ran across this yesterday for the millionth time and wanted to share; George was an interesting dude. A month later, he was diagnosed with throat cancer—making this George Harrison’s last interview.
George’s core struggle is right here. He spoke the wisdom, saw and felt that it was true, but (for example) smoked so much he died at 58. I suppose there are some few holy men and women who can handle it, but for the rest of us, addiction is the opposite of enlightenment.
George, like John, was right here in the soup with us, his flaws and virtues all mixed together. As I get older, I don’t admire my heroes for always being right or acting wisely; I admire them for wanting wisdom, telling the rest of us about it, and doing their best. That’s all anybody can do.