I had the pleasure of meeting Billy Connolly once in the bar of a hotel were both staying in.
I was a corporate executive after a day of meetings and he had just finished a gig at Earl’s Court.
What struck me, was that we shared more than I realised. In particular, we were both people doing a job who were, at that moment, seeking to relax.
We were also both away from our families.
It showed me a difference between how I saw Billy and how he really was.
Billy said this about Wisdom:
“As far as I am concerned, wisdom isn’t a guy on a mountain with waist length hair. Wisdom isn’t an answer. Wisdom is a question.
I went to see a shrink once. And I was so disappointed that the shrink didn’t have a big bag of answers.
I came to be very grateful for it later, that what they have is a big bag of questions. You have the answers”