Another leading intellectual, dead.

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The quantum physicist. The leading equal rights activist. The man who inspired me to choose the path I chose, and become who I am today. The genius, intellect, philosopher. One of the wisest souls I have met. One of the most caring, responsible people I know of. Mac Miller.

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why the hell is everyone openly mourning this death so much? As much as I hate to say it, the world is probably better off without people like him. Influencing millions of teenagers to smoke crack cocaine, listen to rap music, blast their parents income on streetwear, and just look and act like overall devoid-of-culture, moronic douchebags.

Why do people see him as some influential figure? He's literally a rapper, someone who's accomplished nothing. No academic prowess. No intellectual gifts. No contributions to humanity. Just another crackhead mumbling incoherent talk into a mic, next to a massive pile of coke.

Read the headlines; he died of a god damn overdose. Drugs. The guy was probably popping pill after pill like a complete moron ... I don't feel bad for him. The only people I sympathize for are the children and teenagers who saw someone like him as a hero and inspiring figure. but these are the same people getting into drugs, into crime, teen sex, disrespecting elders, falling into shitty subcultures, instead of just staying on the golden path - good grades, good extracurriculars, maintain a good personality and attitude, be respectful to your elders, teachers, parents, get in a good college, get a decent job, and enjoy life.

Why do people choose to veer off into some unknown path that yield only specious gains (unhealthy fame, health detriments)? Are they just too retarded, or is it the millenial/liberal/feminist/equality/gay-rights/hip hop/democrat culture of the 21st century that has screwed up so many potential bright minds?

Discuss.

Comments (49)

Sep 7, 2018

A lot of people loved Mac Miller's music. He was clearly a somebody. You? Can't say the same.

michigan10483:

but these are the same people getting into drugs, into crime, teen sex, disrespecting elders

Jesus Christ, you sound like a social retard.

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  • ij29824DE
  •  Sep 7, 2018

"Social retard" - why does everyone use this attempt at an insult? You realize you don't contain the brains or propriety of a true, sophisticated individual, so morons like you call people "socially retarded" to fall back on some pseudo quality of "social intellect." How many of these non-"social retards" get into Harvard? Caltech? Goldman Sachs? Google? Very few, if any. Being "social" doesn't mean anything. Being able to go up to someone and spit out a few lines of gang/drugs/hip-hop talk doesn't mean you're more qualified than that nerd who sits in the corner reading a book. Stop calling people "social retards" - it just makes you look retarded.

When you learn to let go of your insecurity, come back and leave a comment. The rest of us will cease to notice you and carry on with our day.

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Sep 7, 2018
michigan10483:

How many of these non-"social retards" get into Harvard? Caltech? Goldman Sachs? Google? Very few, if any.

Huh? No one's talking about that.

Edit: I just wanted to add there's so much delusional shit posted on here like this, what an echo box.

michigan10483:

You realize you don't contain the brains or propriety of a true, sophisticated individual.

The rest of us will cease to notice you and carry on with our day.

Holy fuck lmaooo. I'm done.

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Sep 7, 2018

Yes, you are so incredibly full of intellect, talent, and finesse. I think I speak on behalf of the entire WSO community when I say we all aspire to one day reach your caliber

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Sep 7, 2018

I felt bad because I used to really like his music back in high school. He had a good flow and could make enjoyable content, so I'm sure I''ll hear one of his songs someday and thing "damn, never gonna be another one of those."

Regarding the drug thing, yes it was an obvious problem. The guy tried to quit that kind of stuff earlier in his career when he was hooked on lean, but clearly he couldn't kick the urge to use drugs completely. While a lot of people only see that aspect of it, I look at it like this: I grew up in MA, a state being absolutely ravaged by the heroin/opioid/fent crisis. It has been this way for years, but is now getting news as it ramped up in the past couple of years. Several people I knew from my neighborhood are dead from OD'ing. Do I think they made dumb fucking choices even though they knew the facts? Yeah, duh. Do I feel bad? Yes. They were people who I will still miss. I don't mourn them every day but I sometimes think of them when I see something that reminds me of them. I realize that they are people. Not victims, not some sort of social cancer, not heroes, but just people.

Idk, I'm bored and trapped in the office so I'm rambling on, but the guy was 26. No matter what his choices, I don't think he deserved to die. Youth culture will be what it is. For one person setting the kind of example you attribute to Mac, there will be hundreds of others doing the same through various means. I obviously don't expect or want you to agree with me, but thats just my $0.02.

Also, don't really see how gay rights fits into this. Whats your problem with that, tough guy?

Also also, I wouldn't say he accomplished nothing. Yeah he spoke into a mic over a beat, but some people enjoy that. They enjoyed it, and spread

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Sep 7, 2018

This guy is an aggressively bad poster your username is literally the only one I recognize

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  • ij29824DE
  •  Sep 8, 2018

...............

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Sep 8, 2018

Sorry you're a bad poster and person man shrug

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Sep 10, 2018
Banking Sucks Guys:

This guy is an aggressively bad poster your username is literally the only one I recognize

Possibly the worst poster, tbh.

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  • ij29824DE
  •  Sep 10, 2018

As if some desk-ridden, 48yr old Dick Fuld imposter troll is any better? Lmao, none of you have standards. Comparing a half-trolling engineering college student to the fifty-some finance imposters omnipresent on this forum that have manifested themselves in this thread. These Wall Street monkeys (oops, forgive me, half of you don't even work on WS) are truly hilarious specimen.

Sep 10, 2018

Through the bs that is your posts I've come across, have fun during recruting season if you're this pretentious in real life

  • ij29824DE
  •  Sep 10, 2018

Graduating next year (3 years) and already have a return offer from my internship this summer. Tech is insanely easy, I know people with SAT scores a couple hundred points off me and they still get decent offers - Tinder, Amazon, Palantir, Microsoft, Docusign, etc. literally all 110-120k base, 70k stock, and 50k sign on

Your comment is probably equally pretentious, as if I don't make as much (even more than you in the first few years) and work for less than half the time. Have fun barely making it into a regional boutique and slaving away on Excel for 18 hrs a day while I wake up at 11am and head in the office for a delicious bowl of chia seeds and yoghurt.

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Sep 10, 2018

RIP dude one of my top 10 artists maybe top 20 who knows

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Sep 10, 2018
michigan10483:

As much as I hate to say it, the world is probably better off without people like him.

I really cringe when people say this. Who are you to say when the world is better off? What is better? He just died - how about you respect the dead and be thankful that God has let you breathe today. Don't judge other people's place in life; only think about what you can do to make yourself a better person and to help others. Think of what you can do to make the world better off, rather than what others can't.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world" (Gandhi), rather than saying that the world would be better if X person was dead or alive and Y event happened. Even pure conjecture as stated above helps no one. Release this mindset or continue to let it chain you in life. You are inhibiting yourself in pure thought, as one has true peace and unity when thought, mind, and action are one. As Gandhi also aptly stated,

"Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny."

You have already trickled down the line on this one from belief, to thought, to words. Let this not become your destiny.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Sep 10, 2018
Isaiah_53_5:
michigan10483:

As much as I hate to say it, the world is probably better off without people like him.

I really cringe when people say this. Who are you to say when the world is better off? What is better? He just died - how about you respect the dead and be thankful that God has let you breathe today. Don't judge other people's place in life; only think about what you can to do make yourself a better person and to help others. Think of what you can do to make the world better off, rather than what others can't.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world" (Gandhi), rather than saying that the world would be better if X person was dead or alive and Y event happened. Even pure conjecture as stated above helps no one. Release this mindset or continue to let it chain you in life. You are inhibiting yourself in pure thought, as one has true peace and unity when thought, mind, and action are one. As Gandhi also aptly stated,

"Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny."

You have already trickled down the line on this one from belief, to thought, to words. Let this not become your destiny.

Impressive post. Much more intellectual than the mirror selfie image would imply.

I don't even know who the OP is about, but this post rings true regardless of who it's about.

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Sep 10, 2018

This reads like an email forward my grandfather would send.

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  • ij29824DE
  •  Sep 10, 2018

He must have been a wise man.

Or just having a basic SLIVER of common sense, something all of you seem to lack. Has the politically-correct mindset of high finance and the rat race gotten to your heads?

When I was in Seattle this summer (yes, it's a liberal city), no one gave a FUCK in the office. Bunch of Asian and Indians sitting with their feets plopped on the tables typing noisily on a laptop - I felt right at home. In fact, I was literally spewing conservative dogma throughout the entire three months and my boss loved it.

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Sep 10, 2018

Why is this surprising to you, is the real question? People have given undue consideration to celebrities for years, this isn't anything new. Why did anyone give a shit about Anthony Bourdain dying? Why did people care that Princess Diana died in a drunken wreck?

It doesn't seem to me that the only socially worthwhile contributions are in "academic prowess". The man made music people enjoyed. He's an artist. That is a contribution to humanity, even if you don't enjoy it. I agree with you that the fetish of idolizing celebrities merely because they're celebrities is unhealthy, but this seems like the wrong instance of it to make your stand on.

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Sep 10, 2018

OP posts the most half assed racist trolly shit. Look through his post history and get ready to laugh.

Sep 10, 2018
m_1:

OP posts the most half assed racist trolly shit. Look through his post history and get ready to laugh.

Correction: Fully racist shit.

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  • ij29824DE
  •  Sep 10, 2018
DickFuld:
m_1:

OP posts the most half assed racist trolly shit. Look through his post history and get ready to laugh.

Correction: Fully racist shit.

When will you put your dick back in your pants and stop circle-jerking to comments assuming me of racism, disrespect, etc.

You've literally replied some incoherent BS agreeing with every single accusation thrown at me. Or are you too incapable to come up with some sort of comment yourself? Fucking moron.

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  •  Sep 10, 2018

"Racist?" Mind pointing out one instance of diction in my post that would suggest I am racist? Or are you going to continue pulling statements out of your ass?

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Sep 13, 2018

It really is fantastic if you want a perverse laugh. The dating one is a personal favorite.

Sep 10, 2018

How do you guys not see this is a troll post.

  • ij29824DE
  •  Sep 11, 2018

r/woosh

Sep 10, 2018

So many blunts smoked back in high school to Mac. Damn.

  • ij29824DE
  •  Sep 10, 2018

sounds pretty depressing. I grew up in a family that prized education, so my high school days were filled with countless tutors, clubs, SAT classes, piano, etc.

Sorry if I sound like an un-social loner, but that's just the environment I grew up in

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Sep 10, 2018
michigan10483:

I am an un-social loner

.....capable of a mass shooting. You are one scary fuck. Get some help please.

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Sep 11, 2018
michigan10483:

sounds pretty depressing. I grew up in a family that prized education, so my high school days were filled with countless tutors, clubs, SAT classes, piano, etc.

Sorry if I sound like an un-social loner, but that's just the environment I grew up in

It's not that my parents didn't preach education, its that I didn't listen to them lol. But yeah I mean if that's how you grew up then that's what you know. I had fun in high school/college and turned out pretty damn good. Wish I would've listened to my parents a little more though in the beginning

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Sep 14, 2018

Elliot Roger level incel

Sep 10, 2018

How about this fucking gem where you wish for WWIII?:

quote="michigan10483"]
Past the clearly failed comedic attempt and grammar/spelling that leaves much to be desired, your comment is not that far off from the truth. Modern-day liberalism, feminism and political correctness is a driving factor in America (and as a result, the world)'s rapid degeneration and stagnation of advancements (whether it's technological, political, social, etc.)

Last great movement was nationalism in the 1900s. "Black Lives Matter," "Lock Trump," and the civil rights movements don't count. Completely idealistic bullshit our society filled with shitty, truly evil human beings will never reach.

Last great human invention (doesn't have to be technological) were the massive wars in the 20th century - wiped out millions per battle.

Battle of Stalingrad (less than 6 months) - nearly 2 million deaths.
80 Years War (took place for 80 years, more than a lifetime for most) - only 700k

wtf?

As bloody, gruesome as they seem, these battles Westerners scramble to bury in the past and only remain in history textbooks as bullshit propoganda for Western superiority are actually telling facts into the world's past and its potential to influence our future. We need more battles, we need more casualties, we need more rapid change. Our world is entering a dark age where liberals and everyone else clash over an epic battle, but in the center - there is nothing. We are fighting over nothing. We need a third force, a great power to come in and sweep everyone off their feet, to remind us humans as one why we are here in the first place, why we have governments, why we mine coal, why we sit in an office for 12 hours a day writing code and making charts on piles of code, why we invest all our time in these bullshit social constructs - and that is because our egregrious past revolved around nothing but pure, raw warfare - to kill or to be killed.

Anyways, we saw what happened with the world's tolerance of the world's great empires in the early 20th century - resulted in countless massive, unprecented wars, the two most prominent being WWI and WWII. This was followed by the fall of nearly every single empire, the fall of monarchies, rise of democracies and republics, and the most rapid global changes that have reached individual citizens, all in a matter over 60-70 years.

One can only hope the same can happen with the consequences of this change - the rise of liberalism, feminism, racial grievances, entitlement, etc. My proposition is this - let liberals continue to push their agendas. Let feminists continue to post their bullshit alt-left dogma. Let socialists continue to whine, bitch, and moan about their "evil rich employers." Let those lazy, incapable failures lives their lives, because with every new tweet, every new NYTimes article, and every new Vox video, the very roots of our nation continue to be undermined. And when we reach the turning point, the power of the society as a whole can result in massive social changes. One can only dream about its grand scale, hopefully larger than the rise of nationalism and WW1/WW2.
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  • ij29824DE
  •  Sep 10, 2018

forgive me if it wasn't clear that the comment you posted was a troll, only the low-IQ morons would actually spend their time reading the whole 5 paragraphs and attempting an actual response.

(hint: like you)

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Sep 11, 2018

I'll bite on the troll bait here.

Kid listen up to some good advice. If you are really graduating this year and have secured a return offer you should not spend hours a day writing bible length incendiary, troll posts on Wall Street Oasis.

When I was in your position, I spent all of my time after I secured my offer either shitfaced drunk or balls deep in a sorostitute.

Enjoy this precious time while you have it and go get laid (although given the social skills you display on this site this may prove difficult).

P.S. I voted for Trump too but that doesn't mean you have to post Infowars level shit on a daily basis.

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Sep 11, 2018

You guys are providing this dude with too much attention. Just MS the shit-post and move on.

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  • ij29824DE
  •  Sep 11, 2018

too bad you don't practice what you preach ... and with the comment I'm about to leave, this single comment thread will probably blow up

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Sep 13, 2018

Why do people act like everyone has to fit into their expectations of what it means to be "intellectual, influential, etc..."? Not everyone in the world can be a scientist, financier, or whatever you think is important in life. You shouldn't be passing judgement, especially in regards to someone's death. Many people loved him and just leave it at that. Stop asking WHY they loved him.

Also, based on the ignorance on the second part of your post you probably have never been close to/lost someone to drug addiction. Really get off your high horse and out of your bubble.

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Sep 13, 2018

I wonder what @Kassad thinks of this. He's promoting this lifestyle and hasn't chimed in. JC.

So many rappers, not just a white one, have died from substance abuse. Rockstars too. Even little starlet Demi took a bad turn and people celebrate it. It's quite sad actually.

Sep 13, 2018
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