The Wisdom of Jerry Seinfeld — Timeless Lessons From a Comedic Legend

Anand Swamy
13 min readMay 18, 2021

I’m a late bloomer when it comes to the greatness of Jerry Seinfeld.

I didn’t watch my first episode of Seinfeld until 2020, some 30 years after its infancy.

I also never had potato dauphinoise until 2020. If you don’t know what that is, then I’m glad, because I may have just introduced you to one of the best dishes on Earth.

My admiration for Jerry Seinfeld started with the Netflix show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

He likes cars, he likes comedians, and he loves coffee. Why not make a show about it?

If only all of life’s decisions were this easy.

Perhaps they are, but we have made it a point to make it complex because we have intangible useless junk lodged in the tiny crevices of our Cabeza.

By the way, the storage industry is a multi-billion dollar industry housing tangible useless junk. If you don’t use it, why keep it?

Anyways, I love comedy and the brave comedians that practice this art.

They make observations and pour out their contempt and love for the world in a way that makes us think of everyday occurrences differently.

They are able to stroke our vagus nerves until we are gyrating with laughter.

Also, I deliberated heavily if I should use Jerry or Seinfeld for the purposes of this article.

I don’t know him. Never met him. Yet, he still occupies my digital devices for prolonged periods of time, so he could be akin to a remote relative.

When he passes away, will I be sad?

Let’s just say this. I’ll probably take a sick day. That says a lot for someone that doesn’t acknowledge my existence.

I’ll use Sienfield as a sign of respect.

Let’s get into the meat of the matter.

I would consider Jerry Seinfield one of the wisest and dare I say spiritual comedians of our time, but not in the ’60s acid-crazed, Woodstock kind of way.

Although, that would be fun.

Instead, he’s pragmatic with his spirituality. He uses it as a vehicle to get through the day…

Anand Swamy

I write about personal development and self awareness.