"Everybody's too fucking cool"

Kevin Hart was in a room with Jeff Bezos.

Hart is a world famous comedian-turned-actor, but the presence of billionaire Bezos was significant. His presence was equally significant to everybody in that same private party following the Patriot's Super Bowl win, but Hart needed to do something about it.

It wasn't long after Bezos strolled into the room that Hart decided he wanted to talk to him. It only made sense: Hart, a self-made two-hundred million dollar man known for his ambition knew there was immense value in sharing the same air as billionaire Bezos.

But a friend stopped him before he could introduce himself.

"No, don't do that..."

"Why do you have to do that, Kev?"

"There's a room full of people here, don't look like the dude that's thirsty..."

Do these objections sound familiar? Kevin Hart's friend in this scenario might as well be playing the role of the voice inside our head that activates any time we consider stepping outside of our comfort zone. The voice means well. It genuinely believes it must protect us from risk. What it doesn't understand is that the cost of failure is insignificant.

Kevin Hart didn't need to read Jamie Sutton's notebook to understand this. Hart knew this was an opportunity to engage with an interesting individual he may never see again. You learn to jump on those opportunities instantly when you're a self-made man.

That's the problem. Everybody's too cool... everybody's too fucking cool.

Hart wasn't the only person in that private Super Bowl party who was moved by the presence of billionaire Bezos. The difference between Hart and everybody else is that everybody else was too busy playing it cool, whatever that means.

Playing it cool is so strange. We all do it. It's when we act as though we're less excited about something—or worse, someone—than we actually are. By playing it cool we signal to others that we're not impressed. We've been here before, do don't expect any enthusiasm, because you don't deserve it. Remind me, what's cool about this again?

Everybody wants you to think that they know. You don't know. You don't know shit!

Kevin Hart didn't play it cool. He knows better. He introduced himself to billionaire Bezos and set himself up for another conversation.

Story and quotes were taken from 'What Kevin Hart Said When He Met Jeff Bezos.


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