The New Philosopher Kings
Life philosophy from comedians
I wrote recently about Watching the Fools.
The Fool Archetype seems like a very masculine archetype and part of the transition of the manchild to the mature masculine. As men, we need to be able to be a force in the world, but have the sovereignty to channel it wisely. In this upside down world, standup comedians are the new philosopher kings.
Dave Chappelle - Stand-Up Monologue - SNL
“Remember that for the first time in the history of America, the life expectancy of white people is dropping because of heroin, because of suicide. All these white people out there feel that anguish, that pain. They're mad because they think nobody cares, and maybe they don't. Let me tell you something. I know how that feels.
You’re a police officer, and every time you put your uniform on, you feel like you’ve got a target on your back. You’re appalled by the ingratitude that people have when you would risk your life to save them. Oh, man. Believe me. Believe me. I know how that feels. Everyone knows how that feels, but here’s the difference between me and you,
You guys hate each other for that, and I don't hate anybody. I just hate that feeling. That's what I fight through. That's what I suggest you fight through.”
Russell Brand - How I stopped Self Sabotaging!
“What is self-sabotage?
I suppose it must be a latent, unexpressed, unexamined, unrealised belief that you’re not good enough and you’re not worthy of success, whether that’s in the field of relationships, education, personal development, profession and self-sabotage in my own life, ‘cause let me tell you, I’ve been a self-saboteur master.”
Joe Rogan - Live from the Tabernacle
“I don’t think there’s any one correct way to live this life. I have a feeling that this life that you and I are experiencing might be just one frame in some infinite movie that goes on forever and makes no sense to any of us… and I think that the one thing that we can choose to do…
We can choose to have more fun. We can choose to party more. We can choose to laugh more. We can choose to take shit less seriously, be a cooler person, tip more, cut the cunts out of your life, and have yourself a good fuckin’ time. Which is why I like listening to Ludacris.”
Sometimes, perhaps, it is good to just not take everything so seriously.