Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cookie Monster, Life Coach

I've written before that I'm a social worker. During some of my darker moments, I contemplate quitting my job and hanging up my shingle as a life coach. Life coaching is one of those nebulous professions. I'm never quite sure what they do, but mostly it seems like it's all about motivation and encouragement.

There is this great YouTube video featuring Cookie Monster titled "Cookie Monster, Life Coach." It is one of the greatest YouTube videos ever. In my opinion, as always.

It features a variety of people who come to meet with afamiliar face: Cookie Monster! One woman comes to him after losing yet another job. One guy wonders about returning to college after taking a 10 year break. Another guy is just feeling restless with his life. And each of them shares their stories with their new life coach.

Here are some ways of Cookie's wise nuggets:
Man: I feel like I'm on an island that is being deserted.
Cookie Monster: Are there cookies on this island?...
*Man samples cookies from nearby plate*
Cookie Monster: Delicious, huh?
Man: Pretty good... *coughs* 
Cookie Monster: A little dry...
Man: You know, it is dry! My life is not moist.
Cookie Monster: It needs milk!
Man: Exactly!

Other Man: When you're saying I should eat a cookie, is that my whole education?
Cookie Monster: Yes! You eat the cookie! Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum!
Other Man: I'm gonna graduate!
Cookie Monster: Yes!

Woman: I need to take a bite out of life! And just love, you know?
Cookie Monster: *Nods* Love the cookie!
Woman: Yeah!
Cookie Monster: You gonna love those cookies!
Like I said, this video is golden. You owe it to yourself to watch it.

You can view the entire video here.

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