Willie Nelson On Eggs, Martial Arts & Living A Life Without Worry | Southern Living
If I’d have done all the things I was supposed to have done, I’d be really tired. (country guitar music) I had a lung collapse one time and I went to a hospital. While I was laying there I decided I’d cut my braids off, so I took scissors and cut them off, just left them laying there, and Mark Rothbaum come in to see me, and he said, “How are you doing?” I said, “I don’t know, I think this medicine might be having a bad effect on me”, and I pulled (laughing). He freaked out. You remember that? Shut up. (laughing) Chicken fried steak. Fried chicken, you know, all that good stuff. Biscuits and gravy. Oh, I try to eat pretty sensible. Actually, if you want to know the truth, about all I eat is oatmeal in the morning, and bacon and eggs in the evening. That’s about it. I don’t think you could fix them any way where I wouldn’t like them, you know, I eat ’em raw. However you got ’em. But soft scrambled, scrambled’s good. I have this kind of philosophy that I can’t do anything about what happened yesterday, or what’s going to happen tomorrow. But I feel like I’m full control of what’s going on now. I think worry will make you sick. I’ve never seen it accomplish anything. I’ve never seen worrying about anything change it. So I decided not to do it. If you can’t do anything about it, why in the hell worry about it? Every negative thought you have releases poison into your system, and will kill you or give you cancer or tumors or whatever else you can think of. So if you’re thinking negative about anything, erase that. Martial arts, I recommend it highly to everyone because it’s good for you mentally, spiritually, physically, and every other way. I haven’t learned to stop bullets yet but (laughing). I’d like to make it to 2018. (laughing) If that’s possible. And then we’ll figure out something else. Well I love to play music, it’s what I can do better than working. (laughing) And I’ve tried that working part, and the music is a little easier for me. Like Harlan Howard said one time about country songs, it’s three chords and the truth. I seem to be able to put my feelings down in a song easier than I can talk about it. I play me better than anybody. You know, we’re all gonna die, so we all have to say, okay, I may be next, you may be next, who knows? There’s not a lot we can do about it (laughing), I don’t think, if you hear of anything let me know.