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#1877 Kick the Hand Out

#1877 Kick the Hand Out

Update: 2024-06-12
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Adam Corolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky delve into the topic of criticism and its role in personal growth. Adam shares his experiences with criticism from coaches, family, and even fellow comedians, highlighting how he's learned to embrace it as a tool for improvement. Dr. Drew introduces the concept of external locus of control, a psychological term that describes individuals who attribute their experiences and feelings to external factors rather than taking responsibility for their internal world. They discuss how this concept relates to narcissism and the rise of victimhood culture, arguing that it's a destructive force in society. Adam uses the example of people spitting out their gum on the sidewalk to illustrate how a lack of self-awareness and responsibility can manifest in seemingly insignificant but ultimately harmful behaviors. The conversation concludes with a reflection on the importance of personal accountability and the need for individuals to take ownership of their actions and choices.

Outlines

00:00:00
Intro and Podcast Recommendation

This Chapter introduces the podcast and encourages listeners to subscribe to "The Final Kid" podcast. It also includes a brief advertisement for Pluto TV's Summer of Cinema.

00:01:04
Adam Corolla's Upcoming Movie Premiere

This Chapter announces the premiere of the movie "Sound of Hope" at the Irvine Improv on June 19th. Adam invites listeners to attend the free screening and meet the cast.

00:01:41
Criticism and Personal Growth

This Chapter delves into the topic of criticism and its role in personal growth. Adam shares his experiences with criticism from coaches, family, and even fellow comedians, highlighting how he's learned to embrace it as a tool for improvement. Dr. Drew introduces the concept of external locus of control, a psychological term that describes individuals who attribute their experiences and feelings to external factors rather than taking responsibility for their internal world.

00:25:00
Narcissism and Societal Issues

This Chapter explores the concept of narcissism and its connection to societal issues. Adam and Dr. Drew discuss how the rise of victimhood culture and a lack of personal accountability contribute to a decline in societal values. Adam uses the example of people spitting out their gum on the sidewalk to illustrate how a lack of self-awareness and responsibility can manifest in seemingly insignificant but ultimately harmful behaviors.

00:34:23
Upcoming Events and Podcast Information

This Chapter announces upcoming events, including a live podcast in Las Vegas and a screening of "Sound of Hope." Dr. Drew also promotes his streaming show "Ask Doctor Drew" and encourages listeners to leave voicemails.

Keywords

External Locus of Control
A psychological term that describes individuals who attribute their experiences and feelings to external factors rather than taking responsibility for their internal world. It is often associated with narcissism and a lack of self-awareness.

Narcissism
A personality disorder characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy. Individuals with narcissistic personality disorder often have a strong sense of entitlement and a difficulty handling criticism.

Victimhood Culture
A societal phenomenon where individuals are encouraged to view themselves as victims of oppression or injustice, often leading to a lack of personal responsibility and a focus on external factors as the source of their problems.

Criticism
The act of expressing disapproval or fault-finding. It can be constructive or destructive, depending on the intent and delivery. In the context of personal growth, criticism can be a valuable tool for identifying areas for improvement.

Adam Corolla
An American comedian, actor, radio host, and podcaster. He is known for his controversial and often offensive humor. He is also the host of the popular podcast "The Adam Carolla Show."

Dr. Drew Pinsky
An American board-certified physician and addiction medicine specialist. He is known for his work on the radio show "Loveline" and the television show "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew."

Pluto TV
A free streaming service that offers a wide variety of movies, TV shows, and live channels. It is owned by Paramount Global.

Sound of Hope
A movie produced by Angel Studios that tells a true story about hope and resilience. It is set to premiere at the Irvine Improv on June 19th.

The Adam and Dr. Drew Show
A podcast hosted by Adam Corolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky. The show covers a wide range of topics, including current events, pop culture, and personal growth.

Q&A

  • What is external locus of control and how does it relate to narcissism?

    External locus of control is a psychological term that describes individuals who attribute their experiences and feelings to external factors rather than taking responsibility for their internal world. It is often associated with narcissism, as narcissists tend to have a strong sense of entitlement and a difficulty handling criticism. They often blame external factors for their failures and view themselves as victims of circumstance.

  • How does Adam Corolla view criticism and how has it shaped his personal growth?

    Adam Corolla believes that criticism can be a valuable tool for personal growth. He shares his experiences with criticism from coaches, family, and even fellow comedians, highlighting how he's learned to embrace it as a tool for improvement. He believes that by being open to feedback and actively seeking out constructive criticism, individuals can identify areas for improvement and become better versions of themselves.

  • What are some of the societal issues that Adam and Dr. Drew discuss in relation to narcissism and external locus of control?

    Adam and Dr. Drew discuss how the rise of victimhood culture and a lack of personal accountability contribute to a decline in societal values. They argue that the constant focus on external factors as the source of problems, rather than taking responsibility for one's actions, creates a culture of entitlement and a lack of empathy. This, in turn, leads to a breakdown in social cohesion and a decline in personal responsibility.

  • What is Adam's example of people spitting out their gum on the sidewalk meant to illustrate?

    Adam's example of people spitting out their gum on the sidewalk is meant to illustrate how a lack of self-awareness and responsibility can manifest in seemingly insignificant but ultimately harmful behaviors. He argues that these seemingly small acts of disregard for others reflect a larger societal problem of narcissism and a lack of personal accountability.

  • What is the main takeaway from the conversation about criticism and personal growth?

    The main takeaway from the conversation is that being open to criticism and actively seeking out feedback can be a powerful tool for personal growth. By embracing criticism as an opportunity for improvement, individuals can identify areas for development and become better versions of themselves. It also highlights the importance of self-awareness and taking responsibility for one's actions and choices.

Show Notes

Dr. Drew kicks off the week by noticing an evolution in the Aceman, then Adam reminisces on Riki Rachtman's not so warm welcome, and the science of the three-point stance. Plus, Dr. Drew explains 'external locus of control', they discuss Russel Brand's and the chewed up gum mystery in Malibu.

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#1877 Kick the Hand Out

#1877 Kick the Hand Out

Dr. Drew Pinsky and Adam Carolla