"All I ask is one thing, and I'm asking this particularly of young people that watch. Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism, for the record. It's my least favorite quality. It doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life get's exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen."
The reason people bother with all of this isn't because there aren't better causes in which they could donate their time. It's because food, shelter and clothing aren't the only things that help people. Yes we all need those things more than anything else but we also need hope. We need inspiration and we need to laugh.
Conan is, admittedly, a lucky guy and he doesn't deny it in the least. But he has the spirit. He's one of the good guys. There are a lot of troubled people in show business who, like most normal people. tend to fall victim to negativity and inadvertently become assholes. In the face of all the shit that happened Conan kept a smile on his face, he kept doing his job and he went out without one ounce of hate for the people who caused this to happen. He kept his cool while remaining classy until the end. In the last minutes of his last show he summarized his career at NBC in that one quote. Everything he stood for as a writer, comedian and entertainer.
I don't see how anyone doesn't understand fans being disappointed that a man like Conan is being booted out of a place he earned. Nobody who supported Coco was doing it for the corporate politics, they were supporting someone they admired and cared about. Helping a stranger who made them laugh. It was simply emotional support. No matter how much is in your bank account or what your job is, sometimes you need help. If you can't find worth in helping out a fellow man despite his position in life, then you're just cynical.
"Astronomy offers an aesthetic indulgence not duplicated in any other field. This is not an academic or hypothetical attraction and should require no apologies, for the beauty to be found in the skies has been universally appreciated for unrecorded centuries."