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    This week, we take a look at a motivational speaker I found on TikTok who has a very unorthodox method. Enjoy!
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  • Scifi Poet
    Scifi Poet 8 miesięcy temu +16553

    I'm so glad Curtis has stayed so humble after winning all those game shows in the 80s
    Dunno why he spells his name with a K now though. I guess...money really does change people.

    • Scifi Poet
      Scifi Poet 17 dni temu

      @PrincessOfHell it's literally so stupid idk how I got so many likes 😅
      I was just referencing this video by Drew Gooden: plclip.com/video/VpVRjP3I2oI/wideo.html
      Kurtis and Drew both uploaded these videos at the same time so obviously my past self had to flex that I watch both of their content as soon as they upload 😭😅 ahaha

    • PrincessOfHell
      PrincessOfHell 17 dni temu +1

      I feel like I'm missing out since I don't understand

    • Ari Archer
      Ari Archer 3 miesięcy temu

      KDE be like:

    • GumiCarrot
      GumiCarrot 3 miesięcy temu

      @one of one what the hell is that garbage

    • Kecy M.
      Kecy M. 3 miesięcy temu


  • dot dot dot
    dot dot dot 5 miesięcy temu +1080

    As someone with severe depression and who struggled with motivation for years, this guy actually does motivate me to keep going, solely for the miniscule possibility that I could meet him and thus have the chance to smack him upside the head.

    • X Sentinel
      X Sentinel 21 godzinę temu +2

      He motivates me to never be like him

    • Luke Maurx
      Luke Maurx Miesiąc temu +13

      This is how a feel about nicacado avacado. The only reason I haven’t killed myself is because nicacado avacado will have outlived me.

    • Errorcode04
      Errorcode04 Miesiąc temu +6

      Yess 👏🏻👏🏻

    • Squiddy Higgenbottom
      Squiddy Higgenbottom Miesiąc temu +27

      they had us in he first half, not gonna lie 😂

    • crying because hollow knight died
      crying because hollow knight died 2 miesięcy temu +51

      hell to the yeah

  • Reuben Leonard
    Reuben Leonard 7 miesięcy temu +1817

    Him berating that man on stage and then being like “you know when I’m doing that I’m teaching?” Is the same as when parents beat their kids and say “I do this because I love you” so disgustingly toxic

    • Pegs
      Pegs 10 dni temu +2

      @G ...because it is hurting him?? You don't get to decide when being harsh is warranted, and you don't get to decide what hurts another person bud. Just because you think "being soft", whatever that means, is a bad thing, doesn't mean that it's true, or that whatever tf this guy is doing is actually okay. You are more often than not just going to further cause insecurity and self hatred, there is very few people who are motivated by harsh and tactless opinions that are as subjective as this guy's are. Please try and have some empathy, if not to understand other people, just to be less wrong about everything you're saying.

    • G
      G 10 dni temu

      @Pegs how is that hurting him.. lol gotta be harsh sometimes. Can't be too soft in this world

    • Pegs
      Pegs 10 dni temu +1

      @G it actually is. It's hurting someone for no reason and excusing it by using morality or love.

    • G
      G 10 dni temu

      No it's not the same..
      Stupid example.

    • Pokaay
      Pokaay Miesiąc temu +2

      @DragonMaiden77 even if its a joke, hope you’re doing okay right now

  • A J
    A J 7 miesięcy temu +1157

    I hate it when people use wolfs as examples of the whole “beta” and “alpha” superiority measures, when alphas are usually just the parents of wolf packs, their not even superior in strength. It’s literally just age.

    • Andrew Marling
      Andrew Marling 2 dni temu

      @alifya they do tho, unlucky

    • alifya
      alifya 3 dni temu +1

      @Andrew Marling we found the one whose parents don't love em

    • Shama D
      Shama D 3 miesięcy temu +5

      Lmao I thought fanfictions popularized this Alpha-Beta bullshit

    • Trainer BlueHair-With-Pronouns Kris
      Trainer BlueHair-With-Pronouns Kris 3 miesięcy temu +18

      @Andrew Marling the guy who created the term “alpha male,” David Mech, has since realized that his research was flawed. He’s gone out of his way to explain how alphas snd betas aren’t a real thing, and how he made such a big mistake. Do your research.

    • dodgecity93
      dodgecity93 5 miesięcy temu +22

      @Meme gazer 2 yeah I think he’s a troll. IF sigma males exist it’s definitely not this guy.

  • Sweet&Sour
    Sweet&Sour 8 miesięcy temu +1269

    8:50 lmao people are NOT nice to wheelchair users. People literally used my mom's head as an armrest at Disneyland. It boils my blood to think about it.
    Disabled people *are* frequently infantilized, which isn't great. But that's not the same as people being too nice. It's condescending.

    • DeathnoteBB
      DeathnoteBB 3 dni temu

      @Jesus Saves You can think that, doesn’t mean it is true

    • Tide Pod Pad Thai
      Tide Pod Pad Thai Miesiąc temu +10

      I've heard of people literally wheeling people in wheelchairs out of their way, I have no idea what mental gymnastics they do to think that's appropriate. You wouldn't move a person out of their way, but these people clearly don't see people in wheelchairs as people, just something in their way

    • I.4.N.I
      I.4.N.I 2 miesięcy temu +1

      @LegendTeller Appreciate you educating me on what I find funny. Cheers.

    • g76agi
      g76agi 2 miesięcy temu +1

      @LegendTeller boohooo

    • notatrollll
      notatrollll 2 miesięcy temu +2

      @Rosia why though? Why give a free coat away?

  • sharpeningtheaxe
    sharpeningtheaxe 8 miesięcy temu +4345

    We really need to make therapy more accessible so people can stop wasting their time with some of these motivational speakers.

    • sharpeningtheaxe
      sharpeningtheaxe 7 dni temu

      @G It sounds like you have a pretty big misconception of what therapists do. They don't just listen to you talk, they help you develop a treatment plan and change your behaviors using methods that have been scientifically researched and found to be effective. It's not the same as venting to a friend.

    • Goddesszilla
      Goddesszilla 9 dni temu

      @G I beg to differ with the whole pill part. But hey, if you wanted to be a troll and not take good advices from other people, then you do you.

    • G
      G 10 dni temu

      @Goddesszilla Or you can just fix it yourself. What so hard you can't fix? Are you depressed? Go to the gym for 6 months, lose the belly and you won't be. Easy. People just want the easy pill solution tho. They want the pill and they want others to fix it for them

    • G
      G 10 dni temu

      @sharpeningtheaxe I mean, therapists are BS. Talking about problems is BS. Fixing problems with action is the only way forward. Not sitting in a chair talking lol

  • Lian
    Lian 8 miesięcy temu +337

    The worst fear of being in a wheelchair is people being “too nice” really got me as someone who is scared of being in a wheelchair because I know I’ll be harassed and questioned by strangers because I am not paralyzed. Wheelchairs would probably benefit me but how people will react scares me

    • Gordon Ramsay's Lamb Sauce
      Gordon Ramsay's Lamb Sauce 2 miesięcy temu +2

      @Lumination but this is for video viewing only If you can, a diagnosis would be amazing for you. Those symptoms can be anything from diabetes to epilepsy and it's important to know how to treat it. I really hope you end up making the right decision for yourself, though.

    • honey sickle
      honey sickle 3 miesięcy temu +5

      @Lumination but this is for video viewing only before I got officially diagnosed with persistent nerve issues, they labeled my chronic pain as "fibromyalgia". its basically the word for when doctors can't figure out what's wrong with you. it's a pretty broad term, and people might get off your back a bit if they hear an "actual" diagnosis. there's also this huge, persistent assumption that everyone in a wheelchair is "crippled" without it. that's not true. just like how you use a cane to help, I sometimes use a wheelchair on my bad days. but ableists just can't wrap their head around the fact that not every single disabled person always needs their support tools to function. being disabled is a spectrum; some people are more mobile than others, but that doesn't make ones pain lesser or greater.
      apologies for the long comment, but I didn't get a lot of support because my chronic pain origins were so vague. I don't want someone else to go through the same thing. your pain is valid. you're valid. don't let anyone convince you that your pain is "all in your head". just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there. cheers

    • Lumination but this is for video viewing only
      Lumination but this is for video viewing only 3 miesięcy temu +8

      I'm very late but I feel the same way tbh. I've recently started using a cane and have got endless questions ("oh, did you hurt your leg?" "But you're so young!"). It's frustrating because I don't have a diagnosis or really any clue as to what the issue is. All I know is that I get extremely dizzy randomly and fall a *lot*, as well as just having a bad ankle that gives out sometimes. It helps me be a lot less likely to fall, but because of the lack of a proper diagnosis, it's hard to explain to people who ask (and a lot of people do). Going so far as getting a wheelchair sounds nice but by god do I fear having to deal with that.

    • Lost pelican
      Lost pelican 3 miesięcy temu +7

      From what I understand, a wheelchair needs to be measured to fit you properly so it's less likely to hurt your back or cause pressure issues, etc. Meaning that if you feel that seeing a specialist, spending the $, and using the wheelchair would greatly help you--- you know you did all those things. You know why you need it. Going through that process will also validate your needs to yourself, you can confidently say you didn't just randomly find and a wheelchair and use it for no reason. The rest isn't anyone else's business, if it really would help you, def do it. Plenty of people have health issues that have good and bad days--- MS is a good example. It's relatively common for people with more advanced MS to use mobility aids on the days they need them, but to try not to rely on them on better days to preserve muscle strength. (Btw I am a person who uses a cane sometimes and other times I do not, no one has ever questioned this, and I'm not old/my specific disability isn't immediately obvious or visible)

    • Mort 2015
      Mort 2015 6 miesięcy temu +42

      I understand the fear you feel about this, but if something will provide you with aid and you can get it, please do. Potential judgement by strangers shouldn’t outweigh the actual benefit for you. I understand your fear, but too many people (including myself) are afraid of using tools to assist themselves and make their lives easier just because they think they don’t need it bad enough or they’re afraid of judgment.

  • LVBBoi
    LVBBoi 7 miesięcy temu +321

    Owen's DEFINITELY the guy online who tells you "Lol just get thick skin" when you call them out for being cancerous.

  • King Leonida
    King Leonida 8 miesięcy temu +220

    How can people use the word"alpha" or "beta" outside of a meme, or literally mentioning the greek letters, without being mocked down the street by everyone else?

  • denku
    denku 5 miesięcy temu +112

    I cannot help but feel intensely anxious and mortified for the people getting bullied on stage for motivational speaking. Like if that were me I'd commit die right there on the spot from sheer anxiety. The dude from the wheelchair part looked so uncomfortable and I just would like to give him a hug or something holy shit.

    • gel
      gel 3 miesięcy temu +7

      fr me too id be crying on the stage 😃

  • Maggie Albrecht
    Maggie Albrecht 7 miesięcy temu +192

    “Sensitivity is a virtue” was the perfect shirt to wear for this video omg

  • Abigail
    Abigail 7 miesięcy temu +142

    “The number one trait of an alpha male is to be comfortable with yourself.. so stop being uncomfortable with yourself” he says as he frantically tries to convince himself he is an alpha male

  • p3gasus
    p3gasus 3 miesięcy temu +23

    I've legitimately had a teacher exactly like this. Everyone hated him. He made the shy girl cry because she messed up a multiplication question just like this. She also got a kid to stand up at the front of the class so he could make fun of his appearance.

  • Rodsa Ghosh
    Rodsa Ghosh 8 miesięcy temu +132

    That guy sounds like the kind of abled bodied people who think any mechanical aid for disabled people is an insult to the person.

  • Xzririve The Mage
    Xzririve The Mage 8 miesięcy temu +11710

    Something to note: if someone is genuinely struggling with motivation, self image, self esteem, etc., it’s probably something rooted much deeper than any “alpha-male-motivational-speaker” can comprehend or help with

    • Papplesoup
      Papplesoup 4 miesięcy temu

      “Just be comfortable with yourself”

    • Lori
      Lori 5 miesięcy temu

      Yes exactly 🙄

    • tommy Dawson
      tommy Dawson 6 miesięcy temu

      You sound like trauma is unknown byeverybody

    • Andrew Marling
      Andrew Marling 6 miesięcy temu

      @Ky Atonic You may not have said it, but it's essentially whats implied by most people who look down on a masculine men these days. But I agree with what you're saying obviously, men should be able to open up and speak about their problems, tbh I don't even think that it's even that normal or accepted to do yet lol. The Sopranos does that well if you haven't seen it though, you can still be an 'alpha male' and sort out your internal struggles and depression every week.

    • Ky Atonic
      Ky Atonic 6 miesięcy temu +2

      @Andrew Marling that is not what I said dude I said it’s insecure to be so obsessed with not being seen as feminine ever especially when those types of people view being feminine as expressing emotions other then anger and pride and being a decent human being there’s no issue with a man being masculine it’s an issue when they make that their everything it seems like they are insecure that they will be less of a man because they did even one thing that is seen as traditionally feminine

  • Wyatt Kinsman
    Wyatt Kinsman 8 miesięcy temu +53

    Kurtis' videos are the only way that I as an impressionable teenage boy stay grounded and not get swept up in the wave of degeneracy that is being an "alpha" or a "sigma"

  • Hanna DIY
    Hanna DIY 6 miesięcy temu +25

    I'm studying my bachelor degree in psychology, and I am so disturbed by these speakers. There are specific cognitive appraisals and patterns which determine a persons motivation. This incredibly toxic 'hustle culture' has the capacity to be so damaging for an individual to digest. It is rooted in ableism, and makes no allowances for anyone encountering executive dysfunction, burnout, depression, anxiety... The list goes on.
    Humans inherently want to self actualize.. if our cognitive, emotional and environmental conditions are optimal we will find motivation comes easily. For many many people living with less than optimal conditions motivation can be really difficult, and this rubbish can actually create more of a problem for someone who is struggling by instilling shame and deficit thinking, while promoting burnout and overwhelm.
    A message from an Autistic psych student & business owner who is currently laying on the sofa watching Kurt videos In the middle of the day to help regulate my overactive sympathetic nervous system so my anxiety subsides and I have the MOTIVATION to finish my work and study today. Look after yourself and take a fucking break.

  • KTony
    KTony 4 miesięcy temu +22

    All I can think about is how these are straight up conventions for people with degradation kinks

  • Jordan Hauger
    Jordan Hauger 3 miesięcy temu +9

    As a guy who grew up gay as hell in South Dakota of all places… this SCREAMS internalized homophobia rooted in his own insecurities and now he’s over compensating for what he dislikes about himself. Also he dresses like a youth pastor 🤣

  • Kylie Dunn
    Kylie Dunn 8 miesięcy temu +4894

    Dude: “Do NOT be a beta!” Also him: *keeps his hands in his skinny jeans the entire speech*

    • Overseeer2579
      Overseeer2579 5 miesięcy temu +2

      Yeah, I know, right?! I don’t believe in beta or alpha terminology, but if you constantly have your hands in your pockets, and yet you’re picking on other people for not being confident in themselves (basically), I think the pot’s calling the kettle black

    • Kylie Dunn
      Kylie Dunn 7 miesięcy temu

      @𝑐𝑣𝑝1𝑑𝑧 𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑙 !! thank you :D

    • Kylie Dunn
      Kylie Dunn 7 miesięcy temu

      @i don’t even know at this point hello!!

    • Kylie Dunn
      Kylie Dunn 7 miesięcy temu +1

      @zeus thanks!!

    • Kylie Dunn
      Kylie Dunn 7 miesięcy temu

      @It isn’t Blu! sounds pretty beta to me

  • Amélia G.
    Amélia G. 5 miesięcy temu +29

    15:06 "never be beta [...], unless you're in jail/about to get shot"
    Fellas, is it beta to want to survive physical assault?

  • Marceline Queen
    Marceline Queen 7 miesięcy temu +40

    Just wanna say, as someone who has been in and out of a wheelchair because of a disability, people tend to be more mean, so uh... buddy im not sure what you're talking abt by "nice" not even the government cares about disabled people i think this guy needs a reality check. Also thank you Kurtis for mentioning the inaccessibility issues, it helps, some people just disregard that fact and just say we are being overdramatic, no maam I sometimes can literally not walk, its not that im not trying hard enough to go upstairs i just CANT... unless I tear out my arms wiggling like a little worm up the stairs (which yes is exhausting but ive gotten kinda ripped from it)

  • MmmChestnut
    MmmChestnut 8 miesięcy temu +46

    It’s like Al sold his Toy Barn to make a career out of bullying people because of how insecure he was from getting beat up by toys.

    • Overseeer2579
      Overseeer2579 5 miesięcy temu +2

      How has this comment not blown up yet?

  • maximum dinosaur
    maximum dinosaur 6 miesięcy temu +22

    His videos are perfectly put together, he relates to jokes in it, he makes the best points, connections and skits. THIS is quality entertainment

  • AbsentWOLeave
    AbsentWOLeave 3 miesięcy temu +4

    I like how he says “I want people to like me for the real me” is a beta mindset, but the number one trait of an alpha is apparently being comfortable with yourself

  • Devilishly
    Devilishly Miesiąc temu +4

    When I was a kid my soccer coach pressured me to scream as loud as I could because I was too quiet thinking it would help somehow, I did it, and then I cried the whole drive home. He reminds me of this guy.

  • ch
    ch 6 miesięcy temu +31

    In case anyone else was wondering, his shirt says "Sensitivity is a Virtue." (you can see it at 15:56)

  • sobs
    sobs 2 miesięcy temu +7

    honestly that guy reminds me of parents who verbally berate their children to "discipline them", there is a fine line between discipline and abuse

  • chaoticinflation
    chaoticinflation 8 miesięcy temu +2827

    It’s so painfully obvious that Owen is just projecting his own insecurities onto everyone else it almost makes me feel bad for him

    • Francois Malan van der Merwe
      Francois Malan van der Merwe 8 miesięcy temu +10

      dude would fight you tooth and nail if you told him that the alpha version he's trying to teach essentially would require him to stop caring about if he is or is not considered an alpha. Dudes just a balding ass hat that has his conventions so that he can put people beneath him and feel like he's the big guy for a change, which isn't sad, it's abusive and he's choosing to act that way.

    • Airotiv
      Airotiv 8 miesięcy temu +2

      @CryptidQ 🤣👍👍

    • CryptidQ
      CryptidQ 8 miesięcy temu +6

      he guides others to treasure he cannot posess

    • Tulsi Kanodia
      Tulsi Kanodia 8 miesięcy temu +7

      I was going to comment the same thing

    • Airotiv
      Airotiv 8 miesięcy temu +3

      Too true

  • Aresia Mark
    Aresia Mark 4 miesięcy temu +15

    I love how at 4:19 HE ACTUALLY WROTE THE ARTICLE, like what's written on it isn't gibberish but it's actually text related to the titles, the dedication man

  • Bypig
    Bypig Miesiąc temu +3

    That “Watch him get fixed” joke makes me laugh every time I see it or even just think about it.

  • Indirect•Object
    Indirect•Object 7 miesięcy temu +26

    This actually happened once. Some pastor got his time to get on stage mixing up with a comedian and everyone kept laughing while he was taking about how hard his life was before he got with God. It is literally the funniest video I've ever seen 🤣

  • Yukhitha Bandaru
    Yukhitha Bandaru 7 miesięcy temu +48

    "Don't be uncomfortable with yourself, be comfortable with yourself!"
    Ah, yes. The floor is made out of floor.

  • Kat Blaque
    Kat Blaque 8 miesięcy temu +2911

    This guy has a really high voice to be talking to people about being an "Alpha Male". Interesting.

    • Blue
      Blue 8 miesięcy temu +3

      y'all she's talking about these self proclaimed alpha males not men in general..No where in this comment did Kat say people with high voices can't be masculine or men and idk how y'all came to that conclusion...Reading comprehension is very important 😭
      and before y'all come for me I'm transmasc too. This comment is not the end of the world I promise

    • love u
      love u 8 miesięcy temu +4

      i'm so sorry about these comments kat holy shit. people really missed the point

    • Armony Colon-Dorsey
      Armony Colon-Dorsey 8 miesięcy temu

      I thought this as well👀

  • Słonecznik
    Słonecznik 3 miesięcy temu +7

    Kurtis' sense of humour is a real fever dream and I'm willingly staying in it

  • dhdghxfggjxfyjjxygxjy
    dhdghxfggjxfyjjxygxjy 4 miesięcy temu +7

    how sad do you have to be to call yourself an “alpha male”

  • Noelle
    Noelle 5 miesięcy temu +10

    Back in the day we used to hide the fact that we were reading weird shit on AO3 way too much.
    I guess in modern times it's considered cool to just passionately talk about your love for A/B/O dynamics and disguise it as motivational speaking. What a time to be alive!

  • Spice Wiener
    Spice Wiener 8 miesięcy temu +21

    I’ve noticed in your videos you’ve gotten a lot more confident in yourself and your jokes, good job buddy :)

  • Joarthus
    Joarthus 8 miesięcy temu +1531

    Owen is 100% a high school bully who discovered the most genius outlet for his bullying.

    • Rizimar
      Rizimar 26 dni temu +1

      @Joarthus He grew up and is now yelling at people 10+ years younger than him

    • kitchensinkchronicles
      kitchensinkchronicles 8 miesięcy temu +2

      @SkitzStuff many people have been in both situations

    • Becca Gavin
      Becca Gavin 8 miesięcy temu +1

      And tbh i respect the hustle.

    • Joarthus
      Joarthus 8 miesięcy temu +9

      @SkitzStuff Maybe? Idk. He has such natural bully energy I feel like he's always been this way.

    • SkitzStuff
      SkitzStuff 8 miesięcy temu +62

      he probably got bullied tbh

  • Joseph Matthews
    Joseph Matthews 5 miesięcy temu +10

    Dudes who label men beta and alpha etc secretly fear they are betas. It's kinda hilarious and totally pointless insecurity broadcasting. He's really just up there to tell himself "at least I'm not dumb enough to pay an idiot like me to 'fix' them."

  • PepStep
    PepStep 8 miesięcy temu +20

    that bullying teacher segment was genuinely how my old literature teacher was like and im not even exaggerating

  • phœñïx p
    phœñïx p 5 miesięcy temu +4

    “You’re ugly”
    “You look exactly like me”
    Actually cracked me up lmao

  • Owen Wertzenberger
    Owen Wertzenberger 3 miesięcy temu +4

    I'm very uncomfortable sharing a name with this man.

  • Acoelomate
    Acoelomate 8 miesięcy temu +1750

    one of the best motivational speakers i’ve ever seen was a veteran who lost his sight while in action. His speech was about his pursuit of education after coming back home, and the difficulties he faced as a disabled person, and the value of education. Hearing him tell his story from a place of personal ups and downs was way more meaningful than any surface level “you can do it”

    • ten
      ten 8 miesięcy temu

      you mean surface leather?

    • Tanya Neely
      Tanya Neely 8 miesięcy temu +1

      Clint Malarchuk gave a speech in my high school once and genuinely brought me to tears. He has SUCH an inspirational story, it's insane

    • vivika
      vivika 8 miesięcy temu +5

      @Kingman Kingboy what is this...

    • shireen qasim
      shireen qasim 8 miesięcy temu +16

      what a champ! the only good motivational speech I've ever heard was from muniba mazari, in which she told the story of her accident and how she ended up in a wheelchair and everything that followed!

    • Platinum Diamond
      Platinum Diamond 8 miesięcy temu +75

      sooo true. I find that shit motivational. Hearing people talk about ACTUAL adversity they had to overcome - makes you realize how lucky your are and more likely to make the most of each day imo

  • WiebeKnurd
    WiebeKnurd 2 miesięcy temu +1

    "I just want someone to like me for the REAL 'beta' me..."
    "An alpha is someone who is comfortable with themselves."
    How to contradict yourself in less than a minute: An Un-motivational Seminar.

  • I'm Strai'nt
    I'm Strai'nt 4 miesięcy temu +5

    him screaming "NEVER BE A BETA" is so funny to me cuz in hindi "beta" means "son" and it's just cracking me UP

    • astreik k
      astreik k 4 miesięcy temu

      Lol 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Jalynn
    Jalynn 7 miesięcy temu +17

    I really don’t understand the “alpha male” concept like, I hate when they say you can’t cry, or you need to always be tough, like is is bad to show you have emotion? Are we not supposed to know you’re a human who feels? I hope I never run into one

  • Catriona Lindsay
    Catriona Lindsay 5 miesięcy temu +1

    Damn Kurtis, my therapist literally gave me a similar speech to the whole "motivation is a social construct that is often damaging" thing lmao

  • Pegs
    Pegs 8 miesięcy temu +8244

    He gives me dad who physically and emotionally abuses his children to "prepare them for the real world" vibes

    • trapdoorguppi
      trapdoorguppi 6 dni temu

      100 percent

    • Thomas Jefferson
      Thomas Jefferson Miesiąc temu

      I agree as a person who has a father like that

    • Strawchuuberry
      Strawchuuberry Miesiąc temu

      he is so my dad

    • oats
      oats Miesiąc temu +1

      @The Smoking Salmon
      the word projection has lost all meaning due to people like you 😩

    • Noah Hollingsworth
      Noah Hollingsworth Miesiąc temu +1

      “And in this episode of ‘Unexpected Triggering Comments’-“

  • Chase Miller
    Chase Miller Miesiąc temu +4

    I thought he said “you guys just ASSAULTED him by the way” and I was like wtf

  • DocMario
    DocMario 20 dni temu +2

    😭😭 it’s hard to feel bad for you when you genuinely scammed yourself on purpose paying for this shit

  • #OmnistPagan🕉☯️
    #OmnistPagan🕉☯️ 3 miesięcy temu +1

    I remember getting into motivational speaking and self help. I lost interest in it, because of course, it doesn’t do any real good. But coming back and seeing people properly critique it for what it is is nice to see.

  • Amatanata
    Amatanata 3 miesięcy temu

    I really like how you bring your comedy around by bringing jokes you made previously into the new ones. I know that probably isn’t a thing you created or anything like that, but the jokes you make that incorporate that format I notice the most.

  • Hana Aarow
    Hana Aarow 8 miesięcy temu +5695

    It feels like he’s talking to himself desperately trying to convince himself he’s the alpha

    • Raven Angel
      Raven Angel 2 miesięcy temu +1

      That's what they're all doing. lol

    • Trainer BlueHair-With-Pronouns Kris
      Trainer BlueHair-With-Pronouns Kris 3 miesięcy temu +3

      Alpha/beta/sigma shit is just astrology for men. Except unlike astrology fans, they base their entire sense of self-worth on it and cling to it desperately.

    • Sarah Montgomery
      Sarah Montgomery 3 miesięcy temu +1

      That's pretty much what they are, yeah

    • Kerela’s finest
      Kerela’s finest 6 miesięcy temu +3

      That’s exactly what alphas do 💀

    • Manisha Nallamotu
      Manisha Nallamotu 7 miesięcy temu +9

      @Frank Dolecki anyone who pays to listen to these people should try therapy

  • Letterborne
    Letterborne 4 miesięcy temu +2

    Just thought I could recommend another amazing PLclipr/motivational speaker for positivity’s sake: Molly Burke. She’s professionally a motivational speaker but does a lot of educational content about blindness on her channel.

  • Air Ick
    Air Ick 5 miesięcy temu +7

    9:08 Me, who wears platform boots and makes fun of my friends who are my actual height:🤚👀

  • swift seconds of summer
    swift seconds of summer 2 miesięcy temu

    i regularly go to see a motivational speaker. she's amazing and helps me in so many ways! we do one on one sessions every two weeks and talk about what's on my mind and she gives me advice and tells me stories.

  • GidorahX
    GidorahX Miesiąc temu +2

    I was in that rabbit hole of watching his company's pick up videos, and was actually at that same seminar, at the end they sell spots to the "In depth" boot camp. Basically it's 3hrs of him shaming you for being socially lazy and the saying if you don't come you're wasting your life. They profit off creating a cult of personality more than anything else.

  • Melissa D
    Melissa D 8 miesięcy temu +19064

    "Stop being uncomfortable with yourself" has "Just buy a house if you're homeless" energy

    • Jacob L.
      Jacob L. 2 miesięcy temu +1

      "You’re dead? Just be alive 😇✨"

    • g76agi
      g76agi 2 miesięcy temu

      @dot dot dot little too rough but its true, no one but you can make you comfortable with yourself, its just that people would rather other people do it for them

    • dot dot dot
      dot dot dot 2 miesięcy temu

      "Stop being uncomfortable with yourself" like thanks man I never thought of that, no wonder he's a "motivational speaker".

    • g76agi
      g76agi 2 miesięcy temu

      @Ace X yes, or atleast realise that it doesnt really matter

    • Ace X
      Ace X 2 miesięcy temu

      I think I’m fucking ugly.What and I supposed to do,not think I’m ugly?Like bruh…

  • pokemon fanthings
    pokemon fanthings Miesiąc temu +2

    I’ve never been to a seminar but in high school I read a few books wand watches Ted Talks and nah it helps a bit but overall it made me feel worse about myself. Like there were all these standards that I couldn’t live up to

  • P
    P 29 dni temu

    as someone who uses a wheelchair, i’d love for him to spend a day in one, and then see if he thinks people are ‘too nice’ to us 😂

  • i’m so slow turtles are my spirit animal🐢

    my choir teacher has that because sometimes her voice gets tired and we call it her britney spears mic

  • Goddesszilla
    Goddesszilla 11 dni temu

    Honestly, I do believe that the term “Motivation” can be useful in a way. But it being used for the wrong reasons, much like how this “Alpha” uses it to teach others is never truly a good thing and shouldn’t even be counted as Motivation.
    Anyway, Great and funny video as always.

  • Muddled Malkavian
    Muddled Malkavian 8 miesięcy temu +6761

    "don't be yourself. Don't be your beta self. Your life will be miserable" "the first step to being an alpha is being comfortable with yourself"

    • Overseeer2579
      Overseeer2579 5 miesięcy temu +3

      Yeah, it’s almost like what these alpha coaches really want is for people to warp themselves into what each individual coach thinks a stereotypical ‘man’ should be, not actually cultivate their social skills so they can showcase their true personality to people and actually get somewhere in their dating life or in making friends

    • It isn’t Blu!
      It isn’t Blu! 7 miesięcy temu

      @Paris 54 but like same tho
      My brain does the stupidest stuff ever

    • Paris 54
      Paris 54 7 miesięcy temu +1

      @It isn’t Blu! I know not every furry likes wolves, and that not even most furries like wolves probably, this is just the shitposts my brain gets up to at ungodly hours of the morning.

    • It isn’t Blu!
      It isn’t Blu! 7 miesięcy temu

      @Paris 54 what-
      I’m a furry and I don’t like wolves lol

    • It isn’t Blu!
      It isn’t Blu! 7 miesięcy temu

      @arcane on gawd

  • FatBoob332
    FatBoob332 4 miesięcy temu +6

    Weirdly 11:20 was very nostalgic for me. It reminded me of going underwater in a pool to escape the noise.

  • @FY
    @FY 8 miesięcy temu +6

    As a semi-wheelchair bound person I can confirm that people are still very very rude

  • Angie Sandelius
    Angie Sandelius 2 miesięcy temu +2

    imagine my dad is an "alpha male" and fucking watches these stuff, and I have to live with this person for another 2 years

  • C J
    C J 3 dni temu

    I love Curtis and his comedy/channel SO much…I leave his channel on if I’m awake or sleeping so he gets the add cents! Hopefully that’s how it works or I’ve been watching to many adds.

  • Rocks101
    Rocks101 8 miesięcy temu +4403

    Kurtis:,“They’ll say the craziest shit, and then just keep talking”
    Also Kurtis, 9 minutes later: “why motivate, when you can motivenine?” *begins to do a brand deal*

    • Monchu
      Monchu 8 miesięcy temu +4

      10:11 and 18:55 :))

    • Prince Shanaynay
      Prince Shanaynay 8 miesięcy temu +29

      I actually took so long to figure out the stupid joke that he was already halfway into the brand deal when I finally laughed

    • ichbinfreitag2
      ichbinfreitag2 8 miesięcy temu +1


    • stale fries
      stale fries 8 miesięcy temu +12


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      Davito The villios 8 miesięcy temu +4


  • uh- hii!
    uh- hii! 3 miesięcy temu

    i'm not even kidding, you giving me the life lesson at the end actually hit me in the heart- thanks dude

  • Merpsicles
    Merpsicles 5 dni temu

    Motivational speakers are only really good for schools and such. I remember this one speaker really shook me at my core as a little middle schooler with severe self esteem issues, the little motivation they provided made me cry.
    But for thousands of dollars? For grown adults? Yikes.

  • Finny The Fox
    Finny The Fox 7 miesięcy temu +3

    Kurtis’s acting is getting too good- I actually felt the teacher bit in my soul

  • cwbellor
    cwbellor 5 miesięcy temu

    I'm so glad I heard this guy's advice. I used to be uncomfortable with myself. Then I heard this guy say, "be comfortable with yourself!"

  • Wandering Plus
    Wandering Plus 8 miesięcy temu +2739

    Audience: [Polite applause]
    Insecure “Alpha” Male: You guys just insulted him, by the way.
    *I’m sorry, did that basic gesture of support trigger your inferiority complex so hard I could almost see the manifestation of your hurt masculine pride as it was projected onto the guy next to you?*

    • Gordon Ramsay's Lamb Sauce
      Gordon Ramsay's Lamb Sauce 2 miesięcy temu +1

      @SuraajTheGreat There's nothing anybody can do to determine their "manhood." How you act and talk does not determine how much of a man you are. Gender isn't liquid in a level

    • (≧Д≦)
      (≧Д≦) 4 miesięcy temu +1

      @King Pistachion racist lol

    • aspol12
      aspol12 5 miesięcy temu +18

      @King Pistachion the original person was wrong but it still doesn’t give you an excuse to be racist lol

    • Andrew Marling
      Andrew Marling 6 miesięcy temu

      @Hecking Bamboozled That's the gist of it

    • Hecking Bamboozled
      Hecking Bamboozled 6 miesięcy temu +24

      @Andrew Marling why do you keep making these strawman comments? Literally no one here said anything close to this.

  • nina stacey
    nina stacey 3 miesięcy temu +1

    i just know this man gets NO action and has convinced himself it's because he's too good for everyone

  • Matty D
    Matty D 6 miesięcy temu +2

    Just got reminded of an open mic my college hosted and this one kid was a "motivational speaker" and did a ten minute set of......motivational speaking. And I remember absolutely zero of what he said so I guess he wasn't very good.

  • A.J Joans
    A.J Joans 5 miesięcy temu +1

    I'm tempted to go to one of this guys motivational speeches so I could stand up and just say "you're wrong, you're so wrong and weird and wtf are you even saying?"
    Because like, what is he gonna do? I'm standing up and confronting him like an alpha would so unless he wants to admit hes wrong, hes just gonna have to shut up

  • Charlotte Butler
    Charlotte Butler 7 miesięcy temu +4

    14:10 omg my maths teacher literally said that to me once in front of the entire class because I got an answer wrong 😢 I started skipping lessons and went from being a grade A student to failing the entire subject because of him.

  • Rachel
    Rachel 8 miesięcy temu +5457

    I love the way he was like "if I was in a wheelchair, I wouldn't be afraid of the wheelchair" like... yeah dude, I don't think actual wheelchair users are scared of their wheelchairs either..

    • Disabled and Fab
      Disabled and Fab Miesiąc temu +1

      I certainly am not, but people are definitely weird about it. Still, what an odd thing for an able-bodied person to say

    • Cart Ep
      Cart Ep 2 miesięcy temu +6

      I was actually going to need a wheelchair, but when they wheeled it into the hospital room it was so scary that I my legs fixed themselves and I ran away screaming.

    • yuckiinii
      yuckiinii 4 miesięcy temu

      @PinkcatninjaDUDE LMFOAOSOAOAOAO😭😭

    • Dinosaur2223
      Dinosaur2223 4 miesięcy temu +9

      also how is he gonna roast people's speech skills when he stuttered through that whole sentence
      Like I get his point. People do look down on you or think you can't handle yourself when you have disabilities but the way he phrased it as fear and everything made no goddamn sense lmao

    • telisha Josephs
      telisha Josephs 4 miesięcy temu +2

      I feel like that would be a lot like that one kid who's afraid of screaming

  • Ashe Trash
    Ashe Trash 6 miesięcy temu +1

    The teacher skit actually had me like curling into myself with anxiety as a person who sucks at math.

  • [hyperlink blocked]
    [hyperlink blocked] 17 dni temu +1

    when he said "id be scared of the people being too nice to me if i was in a wheelchair" i first thought he was gonna go on a rant about infantilization (which IS an actual issue) until i quickly realized hes just a weirdo

  • Alli Smoots
    Alli Smoots 3 miesięcy temu +1

    Kurtis saying "thats just a theory, a game theory!" is the most amazing thing ever

  • Candace Garcia
    Candace Garcia 3 miesięcy temu

    I laughed wayy too hard at the motivational speaker joke 🤣

  • Emily Grooms
    Emily Grooms 5 miesięcy temu +1

    As someone who works in three middle schools, I can tell you that even seventh graders dress MUCH better than that guy. Lol

  • Rusty Shackleford
    Rusty Shackleford 3 miesięcy temu +1

    A former pro wrestler came to my high school to give a motivational speech. It was actually pretty good (The speaker is ex-pro wrestler Mark Mero)

  • Aspen Lawrence
    Aspen Lawrence 4 miesięcy temu +1

    As someone in a wheelchair, I wish people were "too nice" instead of cruel honestly LMAO

  • Lily Teal Roots
    Lily Teal Roots 7 miesięcy temu +1

    Actually, I went to a motivational speaker thing with my friends once cause we were out of it when we bought the tickets online and it was cheap and we thought “why not go”. The speaker ended up choosing me for his speech. At the end I hadn’t gained anything, but thought “maybe I’ll learn something from this in the future”. It’s a year later and I realized he just brought me up there, called me stupid and then sent me home.

  • Kawaii Cripple
    Kawaii Cripple 8 miesięcy temu +2637

    Me as a person in a wheelchair: yes! my disability/wheelchair isn’t the issue, the lack of accessibility, living in a world not built for us, and large amount of ableism that still exists nah not it- people are TOO nice to meee ♿️😂

    • Overseeer2579
      Overseeer2579 5 miesięcy temu +2

      Glad this comment blew up

    • Paris 54
      Paris 54 8 miesięcy temu

      @Limes and Lemons What?

    • slushiie
      slushiie 8 miesięcy temu

      @I A alright dude that was an immaculate reply. You word things really well and make amazing points!

    • heck
      heck 8 miesięcy temu +1

      @Paris 54 ???

    • NecroTelecomnecon
      NecroTelecomnecon 8 miesięcy temu +3

      @I Don’t Know I mean, I have my misanthropic days, but I still have a hope that one day humanity will get better. It seems we take two steps forward, and a step back, on our good days, and a step forward and two steps back the rest of the time.

  • dot dot dot
    dot dot dot 5 miesięcy temu +2

    "Just stop being uncomfortable with yourself, problem solved."
    Oh thanks dude that was so helpful I wonder why I never thought of that. I guess this is why he's a motivational speaker. 🤔

  • Tarek Youngápelian
    Tarek Youngápelian 3 miesięcy temu

    Kurtis’ speech at the 18 min mark was more motivational than anything the supposedly motivational speakers said in the entire video.

  • PunkTrash
    PunkTrash 4 miesięcy temu +1

    I feel sorry for everyone who suffered through those shows

  • eebeebee_inc
    eebeebee_inc 2 miesięcy temu

    I know the “don’t be motivated” speech was a joke but honestly it rings true in some ways. People gatekeep themselves behind their motivation when a lot of the time we just have to discipline ourselves to work through the lack thereof. It’s obviously not the way you want to work all the time, but sometimes the strength of character comes through in the dedication despite no motivation to keep pushing.

  • QueenElizabee
    QueenElizabee 8 miesięcy temu +3476

    "alpha male" sounds like boys who are emotionally stunted and neglected but instead of doing the work to identify their trauma/triggers just grew up into hurt men. the real boss move is to introspectively look within yourself and notice the shortcomings you have and deal with them and lean on others when you need help. A friend will always be there.

    • KateKot
      KateKot 23 dni temu

      @Pepper Chan I live in a shitty country.. it's hard bro

    • KateKot
      KateKot 23 dni temu

      @r. Tysm. Just found out today that even my best friend is horrible at comforting me and all he said was "just get over it"

    • Raven Angel
      Raven Angel 2 miesięcy temu

      1000%! I tell people this all the damn time. Be an adult and quit blaming society and everyone else for your personal trauma that you refuse to handle. A lot of people run around acting like angry toddlers because they just don't want to grow up. It's sad.

    • Gordon Ramsay's Lamb Sauce
      Gordon Ramsay's Lamb Sauce 2 miesięcy temu

      @r. Yeah, on my journey to sobriety from self-harm, I've noticed a lot of people (and have found myself doing it too) becoming clean for others. When you fight with that person, lose that person, or becoming temporarily separated from them, how can you get better? You're like a dog on a leash, you only go as far as the person you're depending on will take you. Free communities online can be helpful, and The Trevor Hotline (for lgbt+ members 25 and under), transgender help hotline, and any other hotline (I use the texting hotlines, much easier imo) can help you. Some are for suicide, but some, like The Trevor Hotline for example, will just offer you counseling, suicidal or not. Depending on others not only hurts yourself, but them. You have to be willing to help yourself instead of expecting the people around you to lift you up and kiss it better.

  • ARandomUser
    ARandomUser 7 miesięcy temu +3

    He seems like the type of teacher to say most people dont pass this class and be proud of it.

  • Abby Gould
    Abby Gould 4 miesięcy temu +1

    Everytime someone uses the terms "alpha" and "beta" I immediately stop taking them seriously.

  • undeadtroop R27
    undeadtroop R27 6 miesięcy temu

    I’ve been called alpha because of my demeanor and how I behave like an adult. It never coming out the mouth of a reasonable adult it’s usually men that are uncomfortable with them selves and “nice guys”

  • alex mickelson
    alex mickelson 6 miesięcy temu +2

    I work with 2 guys who use wheelchairs at work and the crazy thing is customers are not nice to them and actually say terrible things all the time like "why cant you just stand up?" Can't fix stupid I guess.

  • Nat Felix
    Nat Felix 8 miesięcy temu +5055

    This guy does NOT strike me as someone who is comfortable with himself

    • It isn’t Blu!
      It isn’t Blu! 7 miesięcy temu

      My mans got adhd on god

    • kelly
      kelly 8 miesięcy temu +3

      @Piers THANK YOU like that was my immediate thought. he seems like he is very insecure about his sexuality and is just trying to seem overly manly and stereotypically straight,, and then projecting onto his audience who are probably going through the same thing

    • taRAtiH •
      taRAtiH • 8 miesięcy temu

      @Lydia Mulfinger LMAO

    • Demonyck’s Creations
      Demonyck’s Creations 8 miesięcy temu +13

      @Prid oh my god, you are literally acting like what people *joke* that leftists are like

    • Marshall H
      Marshall H 8 miesięcy temu +15

      @Prid i think its p clear that's not whats going on with this guy
      And even if it is, no one who makes a living by bullying others is secure in themselves

  • jeremyengleman
    jeremyengleman 3 miesięcy temu

    His own insecurity and the way he attempts to mask it is so clear and obvious, it's comical and sad, like a Zach Galifianakis character. He even sounds like him.

  • Dalamar Wren
    Dalamar Wren 6 miesięcy temu +1

    I’m a beta male, and I’m doing just fine……wonder what other “inspirational” advice this guys got