Wisdom from Allen Klein

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned in my life is that I can rise above any situation; that I don’t have to let my circumstance rob me of my joyous spirit; that I can take back my power and not let any person or thing ruin my day, or, for that matter, my life.

Looking back, I realize that I learned that lesson at an early age. When I was seven-years-old, my parents took me to see both Broadway musicals, Carousel and Oklahoma. From that day on I wanted to be the person who created “the pretty stage pictures.” I wanted to be a scenic designer.

We arrived late for one of the shows and missed the beginning. So when the show was over, I refused to leave. I thought that, like a movie, I could see the beginning again. That day I was dragged out of the theater kicking and screaming, but my heart never left the theater.

In grade school, I took shoeboxes and made a scene from the book that we were reading in class. Other students wrote book reports; I did dioramas.

In high school, I saw almost every Broadway show, including the opening night of Hello Dolly. In college, I designed many of the school productions and, with the help of one of the professors, got into Yale Drama School….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Allen is an award-winning speaker and best-selling author of 18 books including The Healing Power of Humor and The Art of Living Joyfully.

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21 comments

Sheri J.
Sheri J4 years ago

informative

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Nils Lunde
PlsNoMessage se4 years ago

Thanks

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Nils Lunde
PlsNoMessage se4 years ago

ty

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Ron B.
Ron B4 years ago

With a nose like that he had better have a good sense of humor.

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Roger M.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks.

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Vicky P.
Vicky P4 years ago

good for you :)

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Anne Moran
Anne M4 years ago

ALLEN, YOU ARE INDEED AN INSPIRATION.. JUST LOVE YOUR ARTICLE.. REMEMBER THE OLD ADAGE -- LIFE IS WHAT '' YOU '' MAKE IT -- ...

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Armand B.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks. I have risen about a lot in my life --loss of my first wife and my leg in a car accident to start with...and that was 43 years ago. I have had several wives and many surgeries since...but keep on plugging/rising.

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Wim Zunnebeld
Wim Zunnebeld4 years ago

Thx

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Marianne B.
Marianne B4 years ago

thanks for sharing..he looked kinda like Patch Adams....Kudos to him

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