Oh yes! “The Final Preudice”! That was a fantastic piece by physicist David Deustch.
He was a member of Y-RIGHTS back in the early 90s (’til encouraged him and his friend to make their own list because they were being too academic/libertarian for my list, which was a general mailing list on kid/teen rights). I showed them how, they made “Taking Children Seriously” (TCS) and a few years later, he wrote this article, which showed up on TCS, a Libertarian website, reposted to Y-RIGHTS and to NYRA .. and likely other places as well.
That same year, 1997, he *FINALLY* finished his “book” that he’d been working on forever it seemed about Quantum computation, reality and stuff. He didn’t stop working on youth rights and libertarianism but his new super-fame has been keeping him kind of busy ever since. Great guy.
It’s a “be scared, do it anyway” motivational speech. My general take on them is, if it speaks to you and gets you pumped, go for it. This guy seems like, I dunno, is he a pastor of some kind? It had a bit of a religious-lite quality to it and was bringing in stereotypes of millennial to bolster his case.
I’ve heard worse but it struck me as having unnecessary ageism in it.
Shia LaBeuoff’s mock motivational speech accomplished more I think, actually motivating people even though his original intention was just to make fun of motivational speakers. It ended up motivating a lot of people!