Mr S was a guest at the press night of Ruby Wax’s one woman show at the St James Theatre. The comedian gave the audience a break down of her best selling book Sane New World, which tells you how to train your brain to cope with the demands of the 21st century.
The topic of ambition was raised, with Wax making the point that drive isn’t always a healthy thing to have. She cited Bill Gates, who she once attempted to interview, as an example of an ambitious person who might not have it all:
‘Social media, magazines and the internet can make you crazy to be the best or to be a winner like Richard Branson. We can’t have it all though. This is seen as ambition and a great thing to have until we burn out or go crazy. But it’s not necessarily so, take Bill Gates who I once interviewed, he was like a block of cement with dandruff.’
The Microsoft founder is at least not alone with his alleged scalp problem. Wax says that Comic Relief outed her own issues with the white stuff in a series of campaign posters.
‘Comic Relief put a poster of me in tube stations. It said, “One in five people have dandruff. One in four people have mental health problems. I’ve had both.”‘