Henry Rollins: His Message To Young People

Submitted by: jtrebowski 4 years ago Misc

Just released inspirational video from former Black Flag singer and all-around smart fellow, Henry Rollins.
There are 36 comments:
Male 151
This should be etched in stone on every wall, of every nation in every language.

Life is choice.
Instead of blame... think about what you can do to make your life better.

I know many of you on this board are super-smart. Smarter than any other person on the planet. Your clever, witty comments are evidence of this.

Obviously you have perfect lives, and deserve it.
But for the rest of us beneath you, we all could use a reminder that we have a say in our life... and much of what our lives become is up to us.

And we will get much farther embracing an idea than we ever will picking it apart.
0
Reply
Male 2,172
"If these people can make it, why not you?"

Theres a corrupt system in my way.

here`s some real motivation.

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
0
Reply
Male 10,339
Stunned Davy?
0
Reply
Male 1,048
Good man. Good band. Good speech.
0
Reply
Male 12,138
[quote]I love Henry Rollins. I believe he is one of the more important voices of our generation.

YES I AM CONSERVATIVE AND STILL THINK THIS![/quote]
I`m stunned. Gladdened, but stunned.
0
Reply
Male 3,310
If you ever find yourself in a position where people will pay you to give talks, you might discover how good you suddenly become at filling the air with your own voice.
0
Reply
Male 3,364
NOCASH: "@bataleon27, coming from a family like that if you ever have kids of your own you will now realize the importance of saving money for their educations because you now know how hard it is to fund an education as a student these days. My parents never spoiled me or were super well off but they did put money aside for me to go to college and i think that is the best thing parents can do with their money for their kids"


This.
0
Reply
Male 3,364
Shweetooth: "if you want to make it in todays world, do whatever it drating takes to get on top. and even then? you wont be on top for very long."

I`m not sure Barack Obama or Mitt Romney would agree with you.
0
Reply
Male 3,364
DingDingDong: "Anyone see the irony that this is posted on IAB, one of the biggest time-wasting, procrastination sites? Keep reaching for it IABers!"

Nope. I posted this......and then went to work. Others who commented may have done the same. What`s your point?
0
Reply
Male 5,413
I understand what he`s saying and it`s something I`ve often followed by even before this video. One thing I disagree with though is that, school is the only way of getting where you want. No he didn`t say that you MUST have a degree but you`d find that schools and education facilities are sometimes the reason why people are put off their goals in life because it`s to overbearing or teachers don`t give them any motivation. You really need a degree or amazing qualification to achieve anything (as long as it`s realistic).
0
Reply
Male 3,364
auburnjunky: "YES I AM CONSERVATIVE AND STILL THINK THIS!"

When I posted this, I wasn`t even thinking about political ideology, but now it warms my heart that I see that Conservatives and Liberals can agree on at least some issues.
0
Reply
Male 1,586
@DavidStevens you sir don`t know poo. You are the young person Mr. Rollins is speaking to, and you should really listen long and hard to the words he said.
0
Reply
Female 4,349
I love you henry.
0
Reply
Male 10,339
"youngpeople, if you want to make it in todays world, do whatever it drating takes to get on top."

THIS IS WHAT HE WAS SAYING!
0
Reply
Male 4
Henry Rollins don`t know poo.
0
Reply
Male 33
This: Brought to you by the guy who is most famous for the song (I AM A LIAR). yeah. no. complete and utter bullpoo. youngpeople, if you want to make it in todays world, do whatever it drating takes to get on top. and even then? you wont be on top for very long.
0
Reply
Male 2,384
nice
0
Reply
Male 10,339
I love Henry Rollins. I believe he is one of the more important voices of our generation.

YES I AM CONSERVATIVE AND STILL THINK THIS!
0
Reply
Male 2,841
0
Reply
Female 267
I love Rollins so drating much.
0
Reply
Male 1,497
Imagine if that man had a son.
0
Reply
Male 423
@bataleon27, coming from a family like that if you ever have kids of your own you will now realize the importance of saving money for their educations because you now know how hard it is to fund an education as a student these days. My parents never spoiled me or were super well off but they did put money aside for me to go to college and i think that is the best thing parents can do with their money for their kids.
0
Reply
Male 1,511
0
Reply
Male 1,511
Great video. I love Henry Rollins.

Anyone see the irony that this is posted on IAB, one of the biggest time-wasting, procrastination sites? Keep reaching for it IABers!
0
Reply
Male 186
First of all Roosevelt came from meager beginnings?

@ antagonizer - Mr. Smally, that was wonderful.


@ Rawrbot You have the right to aspire to whatever you wish - not the right to succeed.

0
Reply
Male 5,006
If you want you can...blah blah.
Very nice message, very poetic, you can call it also "the supreme right message" but life dont go under recipes. This is just a dreamy point of view, a faboulus point of view, hurray Peter Pan is alive!.But real life is more complicated, not allways te formula "if you want you can" work. We are the product of a overpressuring society where all is allready established, we can have some example of some people going out the scheme but not all can follow that example. Keep dreaming my friends, i keep drinking my Absolut.
0
Reply
Male 901
Henry`s still relavent, love it.
0
Reply
Male 508
One long platitude and just shy of "I`m Good Enough, I`m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!"
0
Reply
Male 12
I don`t think you need to turn his message around and say `so what if I`m rich? blah blah blah`.
Some kids really need to hear this, need to be told that they are not losers, that they have the right to succeed in whatever way they can dream of.
0
Reply
Male 1,178
great inspirational video, but I also can`t help thinking, what about the people who may have money, but are not just ignorant spoilt brats. It almost makes it seem as if people who have come from a poor background are somehow better than someone who has parents that have worked hard to put them through school.

And no, I don`t come from a particularly well off family, and I have taken out a student loan to pay for my degree.
0
Reply
Male 133
I would disagree where he says that politicians work hard. They are simply warts that need to be removed.
0
Reply
Male 1,008
Henry Rollins is an American Badass. Great message from a great dude.
0
Reply
Male 48
Its a crappy Baz Luhrmann - Sunscreen. Plus its aimed at such a specific demographic, what I actually envisage is that this is more a self summary of lessons for his own life (not a reflection on his and others). He bitches about spoilt rich kids, so what, if I had money and power to support and provide for my children`s education, or open doors, then I would. Its a form of skewed evolution in society.
0
Reply
Male 423
This guy and greg graffin changed the way I look at the world for the better when I hardly thought that that would be possible.

Inspirational.
0
Reply
Male 1,249
not gonna bother because this guy is a pr1ck
0
Reply
Male 3,364
Link: Henry Rollins: His Message To Young People [Rate Link] - Just released inspirational video from former Black Flag singer and all-around smart fellow, Henry Rollins.
0
Reply