A friend of mine sent this to me: David Letterman to Ricky Gervais: Why did you host Golden Globes a third time?
Well, the first time I did it because it was a huge global audience for a comedian. The second time I did it because I could improve on the first time. The third time I did it because they said I'd never be invited back and I wanted to annoy them.
She suggested that Mr. Gervais and I would likely be fast friends.
If you examine his response, Gervais’ participation in the Golden Globes follows a path that I fully endorse.
- Do something hard because it will improve your current standing in life.
- Continue to do it until you've honed your skills and become an expert.
- Continue to do it in order to spite your enemies and detractors.
It’s that last part that I like the best.