Him: "I'm a musician; a jazz musician--a guitar player. F'rinstance, today I've been playing for a few hours already and I'm gonna get some coffee and go home and play more guitar."
Me: "So what can we learn about life from jazz?"
Him: "Oh, what I learn from playing it is improvisation, which really applies to having deep conversations with people on the spot, getting to know people more, getting a better sense of listening."
Me: "When was a time in life that you had to improvise?"
Him: "Generally, when you're at the bar and you meet a stranger, that's a perfect platform for starting a conversation with someone you have no idea who they are… The little information they give you, you have to think of questions on the spot to ask them and find out who they are and tell certain stories about yourself to connect with them."
Me: "Has your improvisation been successful thus far?"
Him: "I think so; I mean, you're not always successful. I think that learning from failure is a kind of success in itself and success speaks for itself."
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