“What is it you want to do with your life?”

In the 200th episode of How I Met Your Mother when the absolutely adorable Cristin Milioti gets unexpected life-changing advice from a naked orchestra teacher, Adam Paul, — a scene that could never have aired after today’s #metoo movement — we get some of the most succinct wisdom ever written. There’s something about Adam’s delivery that just sells it so well.

“Let me save you a few years.

Even if it sounds completely crazy, what is it you want to do with your life?"

“I want to end poverty.”

“Great, then every decision you make from here on out should be in the service of that.”

“Wow, thanks. You know for a minute there I totally forgot you were naked.”

How Your Mother Met Me, (Season 9, Episode 16)

How Your Mother Met Me, (Season 9, Episode 16)