funny is I can hear the laugh that’s on in my earpiece and I actually can tell you whose laugh that is, who is laughing. There are some great people in the field, Dr. Matan Kataria, Dr. Steve Wilson, people who really advocate for laughter around the world. And as laughing is going, I can actually tell you who is laughing. Anchorwoman
I know，all right, Sarin Rothburg, thanks so much. World laughter day, we all deserve a bit of giggle, a bit of laugh. So it’s all good for us.
1.3 Row Across the Oceans
Hi, my name is Roz Savage, and I row across oceans. Four years ago, I rowed solo across the Atlantic. Since then, I’ve done 2 out of 3 stages across the Pacific, from San Francisco to Hawaii, and from Hawaii to Kiribati. And tomorrow I’ll be leaving this boat to fly back to Kiribati to continue with the third and final stage of my row across the Pacific. Accumulatively, I will have rowed over 8,000 miles, taking over 3 million oar strokes, and spend more than 312 days alone on the ocean on a 23 foot row boat. This has given me a very special relationship with the ocean. We have a bit of a love hate thing going on. I feel a bit about it like I did about a very strict math teacher I once had at school. I didn’t always like her, but I did respect her. And she taught me a heck of lot. So today I’d like to share with you some of my ocean adventures and tell you a little bit about what they’ve taught me and how I think maybe we can take some of those lessons and apply them to the environmental challenge we face right now.
Now some of you might be thinking, “Hold on a minute, she does look very much like a ocean rower. Isn’t she meant to be about this tall, and about this wide, and maybe look a bit more like these guys. You will notice they’ve all got something that I don’t. Well, I don’t know what you are thinking, but I am talking about the beards. No matter how long I spend on the ocean, I haven’t yet managed to muster a decent beard, and I hope it remains that way.
For a long time, I didn’t believe I could have a big adventure. The story that I told myself was that adventurers looked like this. I didn’t look the part, I thought there were them and there were us, and I was not one of them. So for 11 years, I conformed, I did what people from my kind of background was supposed to do. I was working in an office in London as a management consultant. And I think I knew from day 1 that it wasn’t the right job for me, but that kind of conditioning just kept me there for so many years until I reached my mid thirties, and I thought, you know I am not getting any younger, I feel like I’ve got a purpose in this life, and I don’t know what it is. But I am pretty certain that management consultancy is not it. So fast forward a few years, I’ve gone through some changes to try and answer the question of “what am I supposed to be doing with my life”. I sat down one day and wrote 2 versions of my own obituary. The one that I wanted, a life of adventure, and the one I was actually heading for which was a nice normal pleasant life, but it wasn’t where I wanted to be by the end of my life. I wanted to live a life that I could be proud of. And I remember looking at these 2 versions of my obituary and thinking, “Oh, boy, I am on totally the wrong track here. If I carry on living the way I am living now, I am just not gonna to get where I want to be in 5 years or 10 years or at the end of my life.”
I made a few changes, letting going of some of the trappings of my old life, and through a bit leap of logic decide to row across the Atlantic Ocean.
V1.1 Blackman Depression
For Lance Thompson, making people laugh is his life.
Like a man, we will get a cup out of the cabinet, see that it’s dirty, and we don't put it in the dishwasher. Where do we put it, fellas? Right back in the cabinet.