Saying Yes To Life – Yes To Everything

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View through to a coffee shop, Distillery District, Toronto. View through to a coffee shop, Distillery District, Toronto.

“In life, most of us are highly skilled at suppressing action. All the improvisation teacher has to do is to reverse this skill and he creates very ‘gifted’ improvisers. Bad improvisers block action, often with a high degree of skill. Good improvisers develop action.” ― Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

I recently read a book where the author spoke about Improv (Blink by Malcolm Gladwell). He said that great improv is all about saying yes to everything that your improv partners say or do. There is no dissension, there is no discussion, there is no argument. There is just ‘Yes’. You do not suppress action as the quote above says, you develop action as a good improviser. I am not really familiar with improv in general, this being the first time I read about it…

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