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2012-04-27 10:18:08 AM  

JackieRabbit: Conquistadork: PonceAlyosha: taurusowner: \No, it's not from government

Actually, dollars do come from the government. They even print and distribute them! It's called minting, and is how money is made~!

Federal Reserve, not the government.

Why does this misconception persist? The Fed is most assuredly a part of the United States Government, but it is a wholly independent agency. Their Board of Governors elects a chairman, who must be approved and nominated by the President and confirmed by Congress. The Fed is subject to Congressional oversight, though neither it nor the President can overturn their monetary policy decisions.

All money, in all countries, is ultimately derived from the governments. The government actually owns the money and we have license to use it to transact business.


No. The Federal Reserve is an independent corporation CREATED by the government. There is a difference there. Their argument is that they want to "de-politicize" money by printing it from a third party, but there is no real dispute that it's not a part of the government, even if the government created it.
 
2012-04-27 10:19:37 AM  

Bryntryst: Punk isn't dead. It just goes to bed at a more reasonable hour, now.


Was it for this I uttered prayers,
And sobbed and cursed and kicked the stairs,
That now, domestic as a plate,
I should retire at half-past eight?

- Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1922
 
2012-04-27 10:21:37 AM  
And all the young people say, "Who?"
 
2012-04-27 10:27:02 AM  

Gunny Highway: I often wonder what D. Boon would be doing (besides rocking) if he was still alive.


Screaming to be dug up....
 
2012-04-27 10:28:36 AM  

Gunny Highway: 40-somethings are worn down, pessimistic people in my experience.

/This is me being overly simplistic


As a 40 something, you are an as.....eh, you are spot-on sir, who am I kidding
 
2012-04-27 10:29:08 AM  

darch: Been a Rollins fan for years and this clip is heartfelt and and true, but alas, after 41 years on this planet and ESPECIALLY in this poisonous "Reality" dynamic we live in now where people with no discernable talent are raised up as heroes and PAID HANDSOMELY for it, I have to agree with Silly Jesus
.

Humans will always fight and be a*holes to one another. We are just apes with big enough brains to think up more awesome ways of fighting. It's in our nature to be adversarial. World peace and a worldwide singing of Kumbaya are never going to happen.

Yep. That's pretty much it.

People = Shiat


So don't be "people." Be better.
 
2012-04-27 10:30:55 AM  

kwirlkarphys: somewhat saddened. when i submitted this link, i hoped people would listen to the message, and be inspired to pass the lesson on. the video is not a political message, it is not a 'punk' message. it is sound, quality advice that an entire generation would do good to sit back, stop their panicky lives, and listen to. it is something that inspires me to want to inspire others. and yet, here we are, on this rinky dink corner of the internet and in a matter of hours managed to walk right past the message and focus on who said it. why they said it.

i dont care if henry rollins spoke these words, the fact is they are truth. and if you listened to the video and walked away with all this blathering drivel plastered to this thread, i feel sorry for you, and i apologize.

there is a reason i selected the 'Hero' tag for this video, and although they changed my headline to something that i guess is maybe an attempt to turn this into a parade of who can love or hate henry rollins sweepstake, i wanted people to listen and watch and be inspired. to focus on the author or the narrator is belittling to the message itself, and it saddens me.

the things in here don't apply to everyone, and he makes some generalizations that might come of as offensive to people who didn't struggle to get where they are. this isn't a message to attack those people, this is a message to inspire everyone who isn't one of those people. this is a message that growing up poor strengthens our character, that earning our education can define it, that having to fight for something can teach you how to believe in it.

and yet this community is worried about whether or not the narrator is an asshole or a genius.

he's both. get over it.


I work at a university and passed this on to everyone in my department because we see kids who need to hear this everyday.

Thanks.
 
2012-04-27 10:35:24 AM  

Conquistadork: mekkab: skinnycatullus: Conquistadork: Federal Reserve, not the government.

Umm, no.

Federal Reserve doesn't print money.

Yeah, that's the IRSs job.


/get a brain, moran!

Huh. Well, I guess you can learn something every day. Even from people who misspell "moron".


youmustbenewhere.jpg
 
2012-04-27 10:37:50 AM  

gobstopping: No. The Federal Reserve is an independent corporation CREATED by the government.


No it is not. It is self-governing, but it is an agency of the government. Their charter says so.
 
2012-04-27 10:40:28 AM  
Giving the poor confidence is the LAST thing we need to do. They will just end up hurting themselves or blowing it all in the casinos.
 
2012-04-27 10:49:16 AM  

kwirlkarphys: somewhat saddened. when i submitted this link, i hoped people would listen to the message, and be inspired to pass the lesson on. the video is not a political message, it is not a 'punk' message. it is sound, quality advice that an entire generation would do good to sit back, stop their panicky lives, and listen to. it is something that inspires me to want to inspire others. and yet, here we are, on this rinky dink corner of the internet and in a matter of hours managed to walk right past the message and focus on who said it. why they said it.

i dont care if henry rollins spoke these words, the fact is they are truth. and if you listened to the video and walked away with all this blathering drivel plastered to this thread, i feel sorry for you, and i apologize.

there is a reason i selected the 'Hero' tag for this video, and although they changed my headline to something that i guess is maybe an attempt to turn this into a parade of who can love or hate henry rollins sweepstake, i wanted people to listen and watch and be inspired. to focus on the author or the narrator is belittling to the message itself, and it saddens me.

the things in here don't apply to everyone, and he makes some generalizations that might come of as offensive to people who didn't struggle to get where they are. this isn't a message to attack those people, this is a message to inspire everyone who isn't one of those people. this is a message that growing up poor strengthens our character, that earning our education can define it, that having to fight for something can teach you how to believe in it.

and yet this community is worried about whether or not the narrator is an asshole or a genius.

he's both. get over it.


welcometofark.jpg
 
2012-04-27 10:51:28 AM  
You gotta go out and get it for yourself! For yourself! For yourself!
 
2012-04-27 10:56:21 AM  

Conquistadork: PonceAlyosha: taurusowner: \No, it's not from government

Actually, dollars do come from the government. They even print and distribute them! It's called minting, and is how money is made~!

Federal Reserve, not the government.


gobstopping: JackieRabbit: Conquistadork: PonceAlyosha: taurusowner: \No, it's not from government

Actually, dollars do come from the government. They even print and distribute them! It's called minting, and is how money is made~!

Federal Reserve, not the government.

Why does this misconception persist? The Fed is most assuredly a part of the United States Government, but it is a wholly independent agency. Their Board of Governors elects a chairman, who must be approved and nominated by the President and confirmed by Congress. The Fed is subject to Congressional oversight, though neither it nor the President can overturn their monetary policy decisions.

All money, in all countries, is ultimately derived from the governments. The government actually owns the money and we have license to use it to transact business.

No. The Federal Reserve is an independent corporation CREATED by the government. There is a difference there. Their argument is that they want to "de-politicize" money by printing it from a third party, but there is no real dispute that it's not a part of the government, even if the government created it.


The Fed makes monetary policy. The United States Mint, under the Treasury Department, makes the physical money.
 
2012-04-27 10:57:29 AM  
Gosh, sounds like Christ's message.
 
2012-04-27 11:01:33 AM  
I will have to watch this when i get home
 
2012-04-27 11:09:02 AM  
The message may be great for extroverts like Mr. Rollins, but as usual the extroverts in our society are completely incapable of comprehending why introverts are unable to follow their advice to get out there and mingle.

Rollins is an extrovert. He got where he is by being an extrovert. He jumped on stage and said "LOOK AT ME" and, because he was lucky and in the right place as an extrovert, the world did look at him, and he found fame and fortune.

It's a positive message, but it's not one that applies to everyone. For some people, Mr. Rollins' advice is kind of insulting; Another in a long line of "I did it, why can't you?" quips from those who don't find mass social interaction stressful and exhausting. His intentions are decent, but his comprehension of the way human brains work is, in this case, limited by his own experience as an extrovert.

So I turned it off about 3/4 of the way through, during the trite 'rah rah' portion. I've heard it before, and while I try not to be insulted by the insinuation that I'm not a "success" (whatever that is) because I didn't get out there and mingle or try hard enough, I can still say that this video misses the point for a lot of people in this world. It's not about getting out there and going for your goals; We can do that. No, it's about the endzone not being full of loud, aggressive, A-type personalities who make us regret the journey. Most of us introverts can make it to the goal, but when we see who else is there, we take a step back because it's in our nature to avoid people like that.

I met Rollins once. All I could think the entire time I was with him was, "This dude loves the sound of his own voice." He was smart enough, he was somewhat interesting, but he was aggressive, loud, narcissistic, and clueless about the point of view of other people. The man is clever, but he also seems to think he's someone others want to emulate. His ego was overwhelming and his presence domineering. I was not pleased to share the room with him. He seemed slightly insulted that I wasn't starstruck and in awe of him.

People like that make me, as an introvert, want to find a quiet room where I can just read a book and forget I had some dude in my face shouting about his own experiences as if they mattered or applied to people like me.

So thanks, Henry, but no thanks. Your advice is probably sound enough for the majority of extroverted backbiters in this world, but for those of us who are hard-wired not to engage in social pecking and ladder-climbing, it's just another variation on the preachy "get out there and mingle" lecture we've heard time and time again, from another socially-obsessed person who doesn't understand the way introverts' brains work.

The kids who will benefit from this are the kids who weren't at a social disadvantage in the first place. What Rollins doesn't understand is that it's not just money or social class that make a person privileged in our society: It's also brain chemistry.

Being an extrovert, he doesn't see that he stepped out of the gate with an advantage much larger than starting out rich.
 
2012-04-27 11:11:21 AM  

jso2897: Jake Havechek: I've always thought Rollins was one of the good guys.

Even though it's fashionable and hipsterish to say that he sucks.

I think it should always be acknowledged that Rollins is a man with a good soul.
That having been said, he can be a pain in the ass.
I am annoyed with him right now about a column he writes in my local weekly - it's just dreadful - it honest to God reads like it was written by the Editor of your high school paper.
Henry should stick to what he is good at - the SPOKEN word. He is one of those bards whose words lose all impact and focus on the page - it's a very odd combination of talents and limitations, but Rollins manages to be a talented poet who can't write decently.
Weird, but interesting guy.


I don't know about that. I still get inspired by his piece, "Iron and the Soul." I am not a fan, so maybe he just got lucky with this one, but I still read it every once in a while. And it still moves me. For those who aren't familiar with it, here's one of many copies still on the web.
 
2012-04-27 11:13:24 AM  

BorgiaGinz: Conquistadork: PonceAlyosha: taurusowner: \No, it's not from government

Actually, dollars do come from the government. They even print and distribute them! It's called minting, and is how money is made~!

Federal Reserve, not the government.

gobstopping: JackieRabbit: Conquistadork: PonceAlyosha: taurusowner: \No, it's not from government

Actually, dollars do come from the government. They even print and distribute them! It's called minting, and is how money is made~!

Federal Reserve, not the government.

Why does this misconception persist? The Fed is most assuredly a part of the United States Government, but it is a wholly independent agency. Their Board of Governors elects a chairman, who must be approved and nominated by the President and confirmed by Congress. The Fed is subject to Congressional oversight, though neither it nor the President can overturn their monetary policy decisions.

All money, in all countries, is ultimately derived from the governments. The government actually owns the money and we have license to use it to transact business.

No. The Federal Reserve is an independent corporation CREATED by the government. There is a difference there. Their argument is that they want to "de-politicize" money by printing it from a third party, but there is no real dispute that it's not a part of the government, even if the government created it.

The Fed makes monetary policy. The United States Mint, under the Treasury Department, makes the physical money.


The Federal Reserve is part of government but it is independent of the democratically elected part of government. A fourth branch of government was created. Like the Supreme Court, it is supposedly immune to political influence.
 
2012-04-27 11:19:24 AM  

ZeroCorpse: So thanks, Henry, but no thanks. Your advice is probably sound enough for the majority of extroverted backbiters in this world, but for those of us who are hard-wired not to engage in social pecking and ladder-climbing, it's just another variation on the preachy "get out there and mingle" lecture we've heard time and time again, from another socially-obsessed person who doesn't understand the way introverts' brains work.


I thought introverts were supposed to gradually self-ostracize themselves away from the tribe and eventually just become one of the missing, not passing on those bad genes and thereby making the race stronger?

/damn you, paxil!
 
2012-04-27 11:32:35 AM  
There is an awesome Australian punk band called The Hard Ons.

They have been doing their thing since 1984.

Henry Rollins is a huge fan of theirs. He has recorded two covers with them. Let There Be Rock - ACDC and Carry Me Down which I think was originally a Cheech and Chong thing?

Do yourself a favor peeps and have a listen!
 
2012-04-27 11:39:25 AM  

PonceAlyosha: Actually, dollars do come from the government. They even print and distribute them! It's called minting, and is how money is made~!



No. You are referring to paper and metal currency.

That's not the same as dollars. I have plenty of dollars in my bank account that were direct deposited there as numbers. When I spend those dollars I will use my debit card. Just dollars changing hands. No currency. Because they are not the same thing. I spend dollars all week, and haven't touched government printed currency in a month or two.

taurusowner was correct.
 
2012-04-27 11:51:30 AM  
No better time to be an hero! Then Henry Rollins can feed the poor with your corpse, and feel morally superior about it.
 
2012-04-27 11:56:39 AM  
The funniest thing he ever did in a spoken word was talking about how lazy humans are because we aren't afraid of being eaten. It was something like, "Most other animals spend all their time constantly looking over their shoulder - nibble, nibble, nibble, DON'T GET EATEN!!! nibble, nibble, nibble, DON'T GET EATEN!!!"

My wife and I were falling off the couch laughing!
 
2012-04-27 12:03:38 PM  

TappingTheVein: His spoken word shows are farking hilarious. Very recommended.


My absolute favorite one of those is "The Tom Waits Story" how can you not love a story that starts out being about necrophilia and ends with an annecdote about Tom Waits?
 
2012-04-27 12:03:49 PM  

Conquistadork: jfarkinB: Conquistadork: Huh. Well, I guess you can learn something every day. Even from people who misspell "moron".

<thatsthejoke.jpg>

Gah. Of course. Not enough coffee yet.


ahhh, it's alright.

/go straight to beer...
 
2012-04-27 12:12:41 PM  

ZeroCorpse: The message may be great for extroverts like Mr. Rollins, but as usual the extroverts in our society are completely incapable of comprehending why introverts are unable to follow their advice to get out there and mingle.

...

I met Rollins once. All I could think the entire time I was with him was, "This dude loves the sound of his own voice." He was smart enough, he was somewhat interesting, but he was aggressive, loud, narcissistic, and clueless about the point of view of other people. The man is clever, but he also seems to think he's someone others want to emulate. His ego was overwhelming and his presence domineering. I was not pleased to share the roo ...


Your newsletter: I wish to subscribe to it...eip
 
2012-04-27 12:15:24 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Being an extrovert, he doesn't see that he stepped out of the gate with an advantage much larger than starting out rich.


Do you really think like this?
 
2012-04-27 12:16:29 PM  

Tatterdemalian: No better time to be an hero! Then Henry Rollins can feed the poor with your corpse, and feel morally superior about it.


Let's get one thing straight. Henry Rollins is going to feel morally superior with or without the corpse feeding.
 
2012-04-27 12:24:19 PM  

Gunny Highway: ZeroCorpse: Being an extrovert, he doesn't see that he stepped out of the gate with an advantage much larger than starting out rich.

Do you really think like this?


Half the people here hate anyone who is more successful than them for any reason, and claim they only became successful because they're somehow evil.
 
2012-04-27 12:25:08 PM  

ZeroCorpse: The message may be great for ext...

tl;dr

balh balhj blah



JUST GET OUT THERE AND DO IT, DUDE!


FOR REALS!
 
2012-04-27 12:37:28 PM  

ZeroCorpse: The message may be great for extroverts like Mr. Rollins, but as usual the extroverts in our society are completely incapable of comprehending why introverts are unable to follow their advice to get out there and mingle.


Actually no. Read this biography some time, it's pretty interesting:

Link

Henry (Garfield) started out as a skinny, lanky, introverted kid.
 
2012-04-27 12:38:46 PM  
And once again with the link:

Turned On - Biography Henry Rollins

http://www.amazon.com/Turned-On-Biography-Henry-Rollins/dp/0815410506 / ref=sr_1_32?ie=UTF8&qid=1335544370&sr=8-32
 
2012-04-27 12:57:37 PM  

ZeroCorpse: The message may be great for extroverts like Mr. Rollins, but as usual the extroverts in our society are completely incapable of comprehending why introverts are unable to follow their advice to get out there and mingle.

Rollins is an extrovert. He got where he is by being an extrovert. He jumped on stage and said "LOOK AT ME" and, because he was lucky and in the right place as an extrovert, the world did look at him, and he found fame and fortune.

It's a positive message, but it's not one that applies to everyone. For some people, Mr. Rollins' advice is kind of insulting; Another in a long line of "I did it, why can't you?" quips from those who don't find mass social interaction stressful and exhausting. His intentions are decent, but his comprehension of the way human brains work is, in this case, limited by his own experience as an extrovert.

So I turned it off about 3/4 of the way through, during the trite 'rah rah' portion. I've heard it before, and while I try not to be insulted by the insinuation that I'm not a "success" (whatever that is) because I didn't get out there and mingle or try hard enough, I can still say that this video misses the point for a lot of people in this world. It's not about getting out there and going for your goals; We can do that. No, it's about the endzone not being full of loud, aggressive, A-type personalities who make us regret the journey. Most of us introverts can make it to the goal, but when we see who else is there, we take a step back because it's in our nature to avoid people like that.

I met Rollins once. All I could think the entire time I was with him was, "This dude loves the sound of his own voice." He was smart enough, he was somewhat interesting, but he was aggressive, loud, narcissistic, and clueless about the point of view of other people. The man is clever, but he also seems to think he's someone others want to emulate. His ego was overwhelming and his presence domineering. I was not pleased to share the roo ...


Rollins is not an extrovert. He's an introvert who has worked extremely hard to overcome the limitations that trait imposed.

Read "Get in the Van" or pretty much any of his other books if you don't believe me.
 
2012-04-27 01:05:50 PM  
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2012-04-27 10:14:24 AM


somewhat saddened. when i submitted this link, i hoped people would listen to the message, and be inspired to pass the lesson on. the video is not a political message, it is not a 'punk' message. it is sound, quality advice that an entire generation would do good to sit back, stop their panicky lives, and listen to. it is something that inspires me to want to inspire others. and yet, here we are, on this rinky dink corner of the internet and in a matter of hours managed to walk right past the message and focus on who said it. why they said it.

i dont care if henry rollins spoke these words, the fact is they are truth. and if you listened to the video and walked away with all this blathering drivel plastered to this thread, i feel sorry for you, and i apologize.

there is a reason i selected the 'Hero' tag for this video, and although they changed my headline to something that i guess is maybe an attempt to turn this into a parade of who can love or hate henry rollins sweepstake, i wanted people to listen and watch and be inspired. to focus on the author or the narrator is belittling to the message itself, and it saddens me.

the things in here don't apply to everyone, and he makes some generalizations that might come of as offensive to people who didn't struggle to get where they are. this isn't a message to attack those people, this is a message to inspire everyone who isn't one of those people. this is a message that growing up poor strengthens our character, that earning our education can define it, that having to fight for something can teach you how to believe in it.

and yet this community is worried about whether or not the narrator is an asshole or a genius.

he's both. get over it.




Oh god please get over yourself
 
2012-04-27 01:23:25 PM  
I used to like Rollins. He had a great story about getting busted while lip synching to Van Halen records.
Now as one of those 40 something beat down humans that someone mentioned upthread, I just hope the finish line reaches me before I start pooping my own pants.
 
2012-04-27 01:28:01 PM  

probesport: This guy is a liar.


Thank you. Saved me from having to go further down the thread.
 
2012-04-27 01:32:37 PM  

doubled99: kwirlkarphys Smartest
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2012-04-27 10:14:24 AM


somewhat saddened. when i submitted this link, i hoped people would listen to the message, and be inspired to pass the lesson on. the video is not a political message, it is not a 'punk' message. it is sound, quality advice that an entire generation would do good to sit back, stop their panicky lives, and listen to. it is something that inspires me to want to inspire others. and yet, here we are, on this rinky dink corner of the internet and in a matter of hours managed to walk right past the message and focus on who said it. why they said it.

i dont care if henry rollins spoke these words, the fact is they are truth. and if you listened to the video and walked away with all this blathering drivel plastered to this thread, i feel sorry for you, and i apologize.

there is a reason i selected the 'Hero' tag for this video, and although they changed my headline to something that i guess is maybe an attempt to turn this into a parade of who can love or hate henry rollins sweepstake, i wanted people to listen and watch and be inspired. to focus on the author or the narrator is belittling to the message itself, and it saddens me.

the things in here don't apply to everyone, and he makes some generalizations that might come of as offensive to people who didn't struggle to get where they are. this isn't a message to attack those people, this is a message to inspire everyone who isn't one of those people. this is a message that growing up poor strengthens our character, that earning our education can define it, that having to fight for something can teach you how to believe in it.

and yet this community is worried about whether or not the narrator is an asshole or a genius.

he's both. get over it.



Oh god please get over yourself


Um. No.

That comment resulted in me favoriting that profile name because I look forward to more. Yours, not so much.
 
2012-04-27 01:49:47 PM  
I ah... huh. I feel like there were a lot of platitudes in that message and he had a lot of trouble staying on point.

Be altruistic, work hard. Good platitudes, but platitudes nonetheless.

And almost conflicting at times. Be altruistic, stand up in the face of wrong and yet pursue your own goals single mindedly because life is short.
 
2012-04-27 02:18:21 PM  
Inspiring!
 
2012-04-27 02:25:07 PM  
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2012-04-27 02:30:21 PM  
I always love to hear this speech he gave in Israel
 
2012-04-27 03:42:51 PM  

rindeee: Met Henry in 2007. Spent a couple of hours talking (being talked to, really...he's definitely one for monologue) by him. I was completely and totally unimpressed. This goes a little way toward changing that.


had to deal with him on many occasions back in the 90's, and he was a hypocritical narcissistic juvenile pos, but an entertaining one for sure. but, he was attempting to be self-aware and at least gave lip service to the fact he knew he was a selfish, self-absorbed misogynistic asshole and should work on changing that at some point, and he was a good guy in some ways deep down under the testosterone and posturing.
sounds more and more like recently maybe he is actually growing up. or perhaps he just got better at faking humanity.
 
2012-04-27 03:48:47 PM  
Meh. On one hand, parts of his advice are sound and need to be heard: don't worry about what others have or the advantages they received, work hard, etc.

OTOH, the rest of it sounds like an unrealistic feel-good bubble-gum plea for kids to simply choose to now become good civic-minded individuals after having been rasied in a society where the dominant philosophy for the last 4 decades has been postmodern moral-relativism. That message is not going to resonate with them, because they've been told that absolutes are wrong, that there's no correct way to live, and that any problems they have are due to institutional failings of society, not their own attitude and lifestyle choices.
 
2012-04-27 03:55:22 PM  

CliChe Guevara: had to deal with him on many occasions back in the 90's, and he was a hypocritical narcissistic juvenile pos, but an entertaining one for sure. but, he was attempting to be self-aware and at least gave lip service to the fact he knew he was a selfish, self-absorbed misogynistic asshole and should work on changing that at some point, and he was a good guy in some ways deep down under the testosterone and posturing.
sounds more and more like recently maybe he is actually growing up. or perhaps he just got better at faking humanity.


fake it 'till ya make it!

/I'm sure everyone in this thread is right
//Doesn't change my mind, either way.
 
2012-04-27 04:56:54 PM  

taurusowner: "They can go all the way through high school and not understand where a dollar comes from"

No kidding. There are people who have been out of high school for decades who still don't understand that.

\No, it's not from government
\\Or the pocket of someone else just because they have it and you want it


Oh, shut the fark up, you stupid piece of dogshiat. Nobody thinks the stupid things you think they think, it's just you, being a retard, repeating fox news mantras to yourself like a hari krishna with tourette's syndrome, while the rest of us think, "hey, this retard thinks other people think that government is magic...what a farking retard." We realize that there are actually a few minor responsibilities involved in having a civilized society, and we do our best. And shiatlumps like you will be dragged along, kicking and screaming like the worthless piece of shiat biatches you are, and the world turns 'round and 'round. Sorry about you tiny penis, feel free to grow up and join the human race anyway.
 
2012-04-27 05:07:32 PM  
Hank will still be kickin' it well into his 90's, unless he has a stroke.

i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-04-27 05:39:06 PM  

kriegsgeist: Rollins is not an extrovert. He's an introvert who has worked extremely hard to overcome the limitations that trait imposed.

Read "Get in the Van" or pretty much any of his other books if you don't believe me.


Or check out Garrison Keillor would be another example of a painful introvert who worked his butt off to overcome his shyness and has a nationally aired radio program every week. I mean, it's on public radio so it only gets about 4 million listeners a week internationally... so small potatoes. But still.
 
2012-04-27 06:08:26 PM  

hubiestubert: Sudlow: How is this different from any other cliched motivational presentation? Pick your goal, stick with it and work hard. It's well said, but I've heard this a hundred times before.

In this case, it's not a guy saying it who had any help doing so from family or backers, but lived it. Made mistakes. Picked himself up, and did it again. Made more mistakes, did dumb crap, and still got back up.


Because none of the rest of us made mistakes, learned from them, moved on, did dumb crap, learned a lesson from it, moved on, etc. There's nothing wrong with his message in this video, but geez, Hank. This is stuff that I and just about everyone else I grew up with figured out on our own before we turned 20. Not to say that we had all of the finer points of it down, but we grasped the basics and understood why they were important.

Rollins is just like any other crusader~ he figures something out and thinks that he's the only guy in the world who has done so and feels compelled to tell everyone. His heart is usually in the right place but his ego is a bit too big.
 
2012-04-27 06:31:51 PM  

kwirlkarphys: Lots of stuff


I haven't read the rest of the comments, but I really feel like I have to respond. Did you not see my post? When you outed yourself as subby, I thanked you. I even said a word or two, but didn't get into the details of my miserable failure of a life. It's not because I'm stupid, it's not because I don't try, it was a fast rise to heights NO ONE ever told me were within my potential and a hard crash to the bottom when I realized I had no one supporting me in my goals. It sucks and over the past two years or so, I have lost my way. I have lost my faith. I'm only just beginning to regain it and this message made my day. Subby, you need to step back and realize that with such an altruistic goal, you are lucky to reach even one person. Especially on Fark, of all websites.
 
2012-04-27 06:42:16 PM  

ZeroCorpse: The message may be great for extroverts like Mr. Rollins, but as usual the extroverts in our society are completely incapable of comprehending why introverts are unable to follow their advice to get out there and mingle.


Yet some do go ahead and follow that advice. EIP. You are a cool guy - but this is short-sighted in my opinion.
 
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