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“I don't at all like knowing what people say of me behind my back. It makes me far too conceited” -Oscar Wilde
“Egotism is nature’s compensation for mediocrity” - L.A. Safian
“To have ego means to believe in your own strength. And to also be open to other people's views. It is to be open, not closed. So, yes, my ego is big, but it's also very small in some areas. My ego is responsible for my doing what I do - bad or good.” –Barbara Streisand
So Barbara Streisand is a cunt. She’s a Jew who has released two Christmas CDs. And in the quote above she claims her ego is responsible for everything she does and it is big and it is small. Seriously, what a dumb cunt. She claims “to have ego means to believe in your own strength.” WRONG you dumb bitch:
To succeed means to believe in your own strength!
To be humble means to believe in your own strength!
Ego is the enemy of the self and it must be destroyed. Ego is what stops us from self improvement because it tells us we are already there.
Barbara Streisand you are an idiot.
Roasting is all about destroying the ego. It takes a person who refuses to address their own flaws and makes them public. Without humour this is called an intervention. Roasting is for winners, Intervention is for losers. Writing a joke about intervention is for the biggest fucking losers of all.
Having your ego destroyed by your friends is one of the greatest gifts they can provide you. A Roast can put your ego in check. The people who enjoy the roast the most are the people who are the best at laughing at themselves. The people who hate roasts are the people who only like laughing at others. Fuck those people. Those people are the biggest assholes in the world. I have been at a bar with fellow comedians when a civilian joins the table. They throw out insults at the comedians because they see us roasting each other at the table. As soon as someone throws an insult at the civilian they get all offended and insulted. They dish it out but cannot take it. I have seen it in civilians and I have seen it in comedians. It’s a shame really. You really shouldn’t be able to laugh at anyone else’s flaws until you can learn to laugh at your own. And you can’t learn to laugh at your own flaws until you realize that you are in fact flawed.
And that is why I roast. I like to think that there is an unspoken rule with comedians that our job is to reveal truths that civilians do not see or choose to ignore. Point out flaws that others wish to ignore. Denial is a powerful numbing agent that can assist evil people advance while you remain stuck. Comedians are one of the only groups of people that ignore the social conventions of what is acceptable to point out and what is not. Comedians are given license to say things that attack conventional thought and can advance society towards more self-awareness and less grandiose bullshit. The court jester was the ultimate roaster of the royalty. The Comedian should continue that. Attack those who are willing to do anything to make themselves more comfortable AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS. The Comedian should destroy the ego of society. The “aren’t we great” bullshit that every corporation banks on for filling their pockets. It’s all lies. It’s all ego.
Creativity is the womb in which evolution grows. The promotion of mediocrity and the status quo is an insult to evolution. Self-growth leads to the Evolution of thought and the evolution of love and truth.
Roasting points out that we are all flawed. By destroying the ego of the individual we can all start to see that we truly all exist as one organism dependent on nature for every moment of transformaiton. There is no good or bad, there is no creation or destruction. Energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transferred from one state to another. Nature is the bearer of all. There is no good or bad there is only perfection in nature. When we destroy the ego of the self we shall see we can all live in a state of harmony.