Two things I value highly in people are:
- Love for community
Generally, this is why I don’t trust most businessmen.
I started watching The Chris Gethard Show because of how open the community was. There was honesty, and there was integrity, and from that came a sense of truth and belonging. It didn’t matter what the show was about. Everyone was having fun, and hanging out with friends, and having a good time making great art.
Whether the show dies or continues, we can’t let the community die. Too many great things have truly died because their communities evaporated overnight. TCGS has such a tight-knit group of artists and intellectuals, and that group is constantly growing. I am confident that this community could live on without the show, because we are open and honest people who love having fun.
But we have to never give that up. Sick days are allowed. Early retirement is forbidden.
Let’s keep the community alive. Let’s stay in touch online. Let’s meet up. Let’s keep making great art. Let’s make our own shows. Let’s make each other laugh. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. But most importantly, let’s be able to say to ourselves: “I appreciate what there was yesterday, and I wonder what I can do today.”
I’m still trying to figure out how to do that. When I do, I’ll let you know. We’re a community. We have to stick together.
Don’t hurt each other.