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Adam Carolla explains OWS

It is an interesting 9 plus minutes because Carolla talks about something we’ve noted here any number of time. The entitlement mentality that has crept into the society. The belief that people are entitled to what others have, whether or not they’ve earned it or not. Carolla talks about the "participation trophy". He also mentions how reality deals with that and the result.

LANGUAGE WARNING – strong language

 

 

He pretty much nails what we’re seeing in the OWS protests.  Interesting point about how shame is being used.   Instead of being ashamed you haven’t accomplished what others have, those that are supposed to be ashamed are those that have accomplished things.

Just listen to the President, who, btw, is the first of that particular wave of “participation trophy” awardees to reach the highest office in the land.

~McQ

Twitter: @McQandO

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8 Responses to Adam Carolla explains OWS

  • Just listen to the President, who, btw, is the first of that particular wave of “participation trophy” awardees to reach the highest office in the land.

    Is he? I never encountered any of that participation trophy stuff and I’m younger than Obama.

    • @MichaelJosephWade It didn’t land everywhere at the same time.

    • @Billy Hollis : Maybe that’s it. The only trophies I have are ones I earned. Heck, until high school, the leagues I played in couldn’t afford trophies for the winners. Nowadays, my kids get trophies every season, regardless of outcome … which is fine a far as it goes. But it makes it that much harder to manage expectations.

    • What? No Nobel Prize when you graduated from law school or something?

    • @Billy Hollis @MichaelJosephWade Seems to me if you’re now electing the highest office in the land based on “turned up on the day” then you might as well just have a lottery from registered votres for the job. The benefits would be obvious: (1) You’d reflect the race and gender distribution of the population after a few election cycles, (2) No campaign finance problems, (3) Reduced corruption (hard to condition a candidate for a decade), etc. If you win the lottery you get a quick aptitude test to ensure at least the candidate is not dead or a social scientist: Foreign policy – What language do Austrians speak? History – Do you understand the lesson of King Canute? Science – How much money is required to ensure a company produces an unknown breakthrough? Military – How many dead bodies are present in a corps? I can’t see much downside compared to the time and money savings.

  • I download all of Corolla’s Podcasts. He is great at ranting. And damn funny too.

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