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The Problem with Rick and Morty | Renegade Cut

My favorite comments so far are “But Rick is sad!” as if I didn’t address this in the video. The concept of the “burden of being right” is attractive to cruel people who mistakenly believe themselves tortured geniuses. Rick being sad in a few episodes doesn’t make him less attractive to the kind of person I’m talking about — but more attractive. The whole “I call it like I see it” feels really noble to some people, and they blame their loneliness on this martyrdom, this burden of being right. But they’re not right. They’re assholes. People don’t like them because they’re assholes, not because of their alleged intelligence. This doesn’t contradict the points in the video — it strengthens them.

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