Wolf of Wall Street, Pro Athletes, and American Values

 james (@jamesjohnson) 7 years, 9 months ago

http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/10328040/whitlock-wolf-wall-street

Here is a link to a very interesting article from ESPN that compares the behavior of Jordan Belfourt in the Wolf of Wall Street to some of the most famous, narcissistic American Athletes and concludes that our culture is breeding these types of characters. The reason: greed and lack of self-awareness.

He has some really poignant remarks in there, talks about social media, PEDing.

It’s a pretty short read, but well written. Please read and let me know what you think.

January 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm
Kieran Barnden (41) (@KieranBarnden) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

Very interesting read, and I must say I agree with you, it is most certainly well written. I agree with the majority of what has been said in this read completely. I have recently watched “The Wolf of Wall Street” and I feel it does shine a limelight on key individuals in the ‘celebrity’ world.

But with the narcissism roles that play in these ‘celebrities’ lifestyles can be a for and an against for them. With what was written in Jason Whitlock’s article about Alex Rodriguez and the comparison to that of Jordan Belfort I see it as a very close similarity between the two.

Yet, saying how narcissism can drive these ‘celebrities’ to greed and more, I feel it can be used in a positive attitude too. For example, Russell Brand. Now Russell Brand has incorporated his drug use, alcoholism, and promiscuity into his comedic material. He’s used his narcotic ways to better himself, he has a; “If I can’t stop you beating on me, I’ll beat on me too” tactic.

All in all, back to the topic and to answer what I think.. Worth a read, and thanks for sharing.

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