There are four sane responses, it seems to me, to the below video by Gary Vaynerchuk, who is described by himself as “one of the leading global minds on what’s next in culture, relevance and the internet,” and who has 4,952,952 followers on LinkedIn.
- Outrage, at the self-involved imbecility of this guy, and anyone in your own life who he even vaguely reminds you of.
- Gratitude, that you don’t work for him (or, one hopes, anyone like him).
- Filthy joy, at watching it over and over again until you stop laughing and begin to solemnly revere the purity of this inanity.
4. Or despair, for the sorts of people who watch this stuff and think it is deep. People like one of the many commenters on this video:
“It is so amazing and refreshing to hear someone at a really high level of success talk about kindness in the face of winning. The reality of life is, there is plenty of pie for everyone. If you brutally take everyone off the court, you’re running around by yourself doing lay ups. We need other people to play the game. We need competitors to push against. We can all win BIG, and still be really good humans.”
That paragraph casts doubt on the integrity of the alphabet, for participating in its unholy construction.
“Lean into that purple,” Vaynerchuk advises.
Lean away from LinkedIn philosophers, Murray replies.