When certain people offer life advice, you stop what you are doing and listen. One of these people is Homer Simpson, but not quite for the same reasons as the great philosophers. The lazy everyman, Homer’s advice should not be taken too seriously, but from time to time he will also come out with something truly profound. Whilst he may not be the greatest role model, there is no denying that Homer knows how to relax and enjoy himself, so if you ever find yourself stressed then it is perhaps best to take a page out of Homer J’s book.
10. “If something’s hard to do, then it’s not worth doing.”
Homer Simpson is a man of leisure and will not do anything that he does not feel like doing, which includes most things other than eating, drinking beer and watching television. In season three’s “The Otto Show,” Homer spouts his philosophy on life after Bart decides to quit playing guitar very shortly after Homer and Marge bought him one. However, it is also this approach to life that sees Otto living in the Simpson household, much to the annoyance of Homer. For full appreciation, the entire quote is needed:
Homer: “Of course I’m not mad. If something’s hard to do, then it’s not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the garage next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit, and your unicycle and we’ll go watch TV.”
Bart: “What’s on?”
Homer: “It doesn’t matter.”