More Smart Advice From Henry Rollins [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in

I wish I read this when I was in high school.
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Male 98
@chalket

Your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.
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Male 2,711
papajon
I guess you missed the first freaking sentence: "I beg young people to travel"? He wasn`t talking to old phuks like us with mortgages and kids and such...

If I was young with no responsibilities, I would save up a grand or two in cash, put a plane ticket and a Eurail pass on a credit card and hit Europe for a couple months or as long as my money held out. Hostels are cheap, and you tend to meet some great people you would never otherwise get to know. It can be very educational and eye-opening, well worth the investment. We all could benefit from a little adventure!
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Female 9,584
As much as I want to travel the world, I don`t have the money to do that and neither do my parents. So, unless somebody can give me enough money to do that, don`t even think about.
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Male 14,331
@diylobotomy
What would you call this?
Henry Rollins net worth.
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Male 1,832
People think Rollins is a millionaire celebrity... LAWL
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Male 579
Sure Henry... I`ll just ignore my family and home and job and go spend the obvious thousands and thousands of dollars I have just lying around to go globetrotting `just cuz!`. I do everything I am capable of doing to help and defend those who cannot do so themselves. This letter comes across as more typical elitist lefty I`m smarter than you snobbery; you can keep it.
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Male 14,331
I can`t stand the Bono attitude...
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Male 14,331
@HiJamrock

More than just AIDs here a concept if you`re starving have to walk miles for water and live in a war zone perhaps you shouldn`t breed! What a concept! How long has hollywood and the world been trying to help Africa? Seems to me the plan isn`t working.

@whodat6484
One of his home it begs the question how many does he have and where did he move after it sold? HE`S A LIAR YA A LIAR!!
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Male 38
Or you can enlist in the USMC and see all the global pooholes while getting paid. Pussy celeb attitude
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Male 161
only one problem...how is one suppose to pay for this trip?
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Male 1
McGovern if your talking about the spreading of aids in Africa, maybe you should watch the movie punctured.
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Male 369
Did this a number of times. Saudi Arabia was the biggest eye-opener for me.

All you really need is enough money for a return trip, a backpack full of clothes, a sense of adventure and an open attitude.
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Male 12,138
Been saying this for years. I know not everyone can, but if you`re able to, you should. The most xenophobic people I know (not just Americans, Europeans and others too) are those who haven`t travelled. Many not even outside their own local area.

It`s a cliché, but it`s true - travel broadens the mind, people.

Also, @McGovern: [quote] "You know what else is stupid??? LIVING 12 MILES FROM THE ONLY SOURCE OF WATER!!!"[/quote]
Don`t be a dick all your life.
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Male 3,908
@McGovern1981 - Well, if you still want to act like a complete & total douchebag about it, here are some more facts for you.

In 2009 Henry Rollins listed his home for sale. It was a 2100 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house on less than 1/2 an acre in Los Angeles.

In 2010, the median "ideal home size" in America was, guess what?! 2100 sq ft!!! That`s about the size of the house I grew up in and it sure as hell wasn`t a "mansion."

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Male 2,711
wow, McG, now a Triple Down! Are you goin` for a record? lmao
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Male 14,331
YAY!! Thanks Mr. Rollins for making a drop in the bucket so you go home to your mansion without feeling too s**tty!! Want to help Africa? How about we air drop them some f**king condoms!!
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Male 15,329
Hands up: How many of you have been outside the USA? If it`s just a bunny hop into Mexico or Canada, fess up.
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Male 1,399
Maybe - I doubt it, but just maybe - you might actually appreciate that you live here.
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Female 547
Rollins is so goddamn egotistical. "Yes, sir, I`ll get right on that! Let me just grab a ticket to Tokyo with the extra $5000 I have stored away in my shoebox."
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Female 2,525
@cartright, I think his point is that it will inspire people to do something about it.
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Male 1,586
This is great, grand and terrific and all Mr. Rollins, but traveling costs money and I`m what people like to call cash poor.
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Male 3,908
@McGovern1981 - So you`re criticizing Henry Rollins for travelling and suggesting others should too so they can see the world in a different way?! True, he can afford it and has the time do so, unlike most of us, but he also backs up his words with actions.

Right around this time last year, he hosted a charity event and had all his friends in the music industry show up for an organization called "Drop In The Bucket" that helps bring clean water and sanitation services to schools in the war torn region of Africa between Southern Sudan and Northern Uganda. Yeah, sounds to me like he`s a rich, out of touch Hollywood a$$hole. Do a little research before you open your mouth to talk sh*t abou
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Male 14,331
Now tell me how much you and Mr. Rollins have donated to make Utopia?
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Male 14,331
@chalket

Yes mother teresa I`m sure you`ve helped countless poor African children get food and water. Then proceeded to watch them get AIDs and join child armies....

I`m set with that.
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Male 1,197
this is true, get out of your home town
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Male 2,376
i did this without leaving my backyard. i guess that makes me a man of my time and place. and awesome..
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Male 2,711
I just love it when McGovern doubles down on his idiocy for all the world to see! Keep up the good work, buddy! If you had half a brain, I`d try to explain why your comments are so laughable, but then we`d lose the fun of laughing at you, so...
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Female 1,803
I totally agree that people should travel. It`s amazing how clueless people are when they have never set foot outside the US. Travel to other countries doesn`t have to be expensive. Whenever I go to Europe my hotel rooms are far cheaper than most hotels in the US and taking the trains from place to place is cheap as well. And Europe is way more expensive than the places this guy is suggesting to visit.
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Male 2,841
WOOO YEAH SAIGON FOOD POISONING AND RACIST DICKS HERE I COME
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Male 4,891

dm2754 - I don`t know what reservations you are visiting, but calling the rez a 3rd world is stretching it. The difference being the simple things like pluming, water, and electricity.

In Washington, where I live, the conditions on the reservations went from bad to horrible when the salmon industry went belly up. Most tribes have built casinos to help create a few jobs, and to help assist displaced fisheries.
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Male 3,908
He`s right, the first thing I said when stepping foot back on American soil was "I`m so glad I was born here!" You look at things in a whole new light and begin to get annoyed when you hear people who take it for granted. As much as internet memes piss me off, that whole "First World Problems" meme is a perfect example of the kind of trivial sh*t people worry about.
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Male 321
Henry Rollins has really girly handwriting.
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Male 688
This is basically the best thing you can do in your early life. I even think this should be a government policy. Traveling makes you smart.
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Male 1,497
Meh, I`ll stay home and let the internets show me the world.
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Male 714
if you believe this you`ll believe anything. if you go to these countries you`ll come back and go `thank god/science i was born in the west!` even the more developed 3rd world countries are lacking in what most people would consider basic amenities. it will, however, be a fantastic adventure and will add texture to your life and give you valuable life experiences.. DO IT !!!
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Male 4,309
or just go to the indian revision if you want to se the third world with out a passport
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Male 202
As someone whom has done this I feel the need to inform you what it`s like.
You`ll find nothing decent to eat, and when you do eat something you`ll have crippling diarrhea for a week.
The locals will usually dislike you unless they think they can take some of your money, then they will never stop hassling you.
You`ll only be able to afford the cheap hotels. Those hotels will be tiny and smell like ass and mold. They`ll put you in a small Room with 5 young Frenchmen that will smell even worse than the room. And you`ll never be able to sleep, because they`ll stay up all night talking crap about you. If you are from a cold country like me, you`ll overheat constantly and the first 2 weeks in the tropics you`ll regularly collapse from heatstroke and vomit all over yourself. If I did this again I`d just pay a bit more and stay in the tourist areas. It`s not as exciting, but then again, you won`t be mugged 5 times in a month.
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Male 415
Travelling doesn`t have to be all that expensive. You can go a long way with just the cost of one ipad. The plane ticket is the only thing that you can`t cut the cost of, other than that, definitely youngsters don`t really need that much comfort during travels.
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Male 178
People with no money worries always recommend to do things that cost the most.
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Male 14,331
Oh wait I can`t travel the world I hold this thing called a job! Imagine if Hollywood actually gave a f**k they wouldn`t live in multiple mansions now would they? Completely out of touch.
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Male 14,331
@chalket

Oh noez chalket think I`m stupidz!!! I`ll go travel the world and not donate a dime like Mr. Rollins then I`ll be enlightednz!! You know what else is stupid??? LIVING 12 MILES FROM THE ONLY SOURCE OF WATER!!!
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Male 2,711
@TruTenrMan
The guilt part is up to you. No one is asking you to feel guilty, just to gain some perspective, to realize you are a resident of a great big diverse world and not just your insulated little corner of it. This is excellent advice.

@McGovern1981
That is one of the stupidest comments you`ve ever made, and that is really saying something! It shows how this advice might be very good for you, since I`m certain you don`t even recognize the ignorance you`ve just displayed.
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Male 58
i`s amazing that some people can see others in terrible need and their first response seems selfish.... how travel changes me.... how seeing them makes me different... how I will feel different! Why not see people in need and do something to help. Like International charity. Use your money to make a difference for a family. We should help people not because we feel guilty, but because it`s the right thing to do. You don`t have to go that far to see these conditions. Say what you will about Christians... They do more for charity and benevolence than everyone else.
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Male 98
Wow, great advice. I`ll just take two or three weeks off work and do that. And by the way, if you have to travel to another country to witness global climate change, is it really global?
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Male 2,552
Why should I feel guilty about being born in a country with running water?
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Male 14,331
If I went to Bangkok I`d have more than my mind blown!! Also if you walk 12 miles for water why not move about 12 miles away??
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Male 1,178
I always intended to travel after university, but work, money and girlfriends get in the way.

I still intend to travel as best I can whilst working though. Maybe in a few years I`ll give up the job for a while and see the world.
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Male 21,000
Link: More Smart Advice From Henry Rollins [Pic] [Rate Link] - I wish I read this when I was in high school.
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