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My friend Richard Feynman | Leonard Susskind | TEDxCaltech

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    I can't see the audience and I hate that.
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    How many great grandparents are there
    in the audience?
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    I can't see anything.
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    Okay,
    you probably wonder why I am sitting,
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    the answer is,
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    because I'm a great grandfather,
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    not a good grandfather,
    a great grandfather.
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    And everybody knows great grandparents
    get to do any damn thing they please,
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    including
    following my own grandfather's advice,
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    which was whenever you give a talk
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    to thousands of people
    about Richard Feynman,
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    sustain yourself. (laughter, applauds)
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    This is an extremely slackXX operation,
    and I'm a slackXX man,
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    so I don't use these things.
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    I decided when I said yes
    to do this thing
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    that I really want to talk about is
    my friend Richard Feynman.
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    I was one of the fortunate few
    that really get to know him,
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    enjoy his presence.
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    And I'm going to tell you
    Richard Feynman I knew.
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    I'm sure there are other people here
    who can tell you Richard Feynman they knew,
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    and it would probably be
    a different Richard Feynman.
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    Richard Feynman is a very complex man.
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    He was a man of many, many parts:
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    he was of course, foremost,
    a very great scientist;
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    he was an actor,
    you saw him act --
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    I also had the good fortune
    to be in those lectures--
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    back in the balcony,
    they were fantastic;
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    he was a philosopher,
    he was a drum player,
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    he was a teacher pAr excellence.
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    Richard Feynman was also a showman,
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    a normal showman,
    who was brash, irreverant,
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    he was full of macho,
    a kind of macho one optism shape.
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    He loved intellectual battle.
    He had a big ego.
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    But the man had somehow a lot of room
    in the bottom,
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    what I mean by that,
    is a lot of room in my case,
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    can't speak for anybody else,
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    but in my case a lot of room
    for another big ego.
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    While not as big as his, but,
    fairly big.
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    I always felt good to be with Feynman.
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    It was always fun to be with him.
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    He always made me feel smart.
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    How can somebody like that
    make you feel smart?
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    Somehow we did. He made me feel smart,
    he made me feel he is smart.
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    He made me feel we were both smart,
    and two of us could solve any problem whatever.
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    And in fact, sometimes
    we did do physics together.
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    We never published papers together.
    But we did have a lot of fun.
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    He love to win
Title:
My friend Richard Feynman | Leonard Susskind | TEDxCaltech
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Video Language:
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Duration:
15:42

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