Quote by David Attenborough
I had a huge advantage when I started 50 years ago - my job was secure. I didn't have to promote myself. These days there's far more pressure to make a mark, so the temptation is to make adventure television or personality shows. I hope the more didactic approach won't be lost.
In this quote, the speaker, who began their career half a century ago, recognizes that they had an advantage because their job security allowed them to focus on their craft. However, they now observe that there is an increased pressure to stand out in the industry and create more sensational forms of content, such as adventure television or personality-driven shows. The speaker expresses the hope that amidst this trend, the educational and informative aspect of their work, referred to as the "didactic approach," will not be overshadowed or forgotten. They aim to preserve the importance of substance and meaningful content in an increasingly competitive media landscape.
The truth is, I do indulge myself a little the more in pleasure, knowing that this is the proper age of my life to do it; and, out of my observation that most men that do thrive in the world do forget to take pleasure during the time that they are getting their estate, but reserve that till they have got one, and then it is too late for them to enjoy it.