It seems like this video gets passed around in waves. This is a testament to how much Ira Glass' words resonate with people. I first caught it over on Makin Ads back in 2010 and it hasn't really left my mind since.
And I have watched A LOT of videos since then.
Most recently people have been passing around this kinetic typography version. It's good, but lacks some of the lo-fi charm of the original. What's really good is that people keep getting introduced to his words. This is an example of goodness rising to the top.
That's a reassuring message about humanity. Sure, Glass has celebrity that helps people find and latch onto his message. But it's still excellent advice from someone who's made it. That's all that really matters.
(I'm mostly posting this to make sure I have it for myself. It's a pretty great source of inspiration.)