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The Rock & Roll Shrink Radio Show Ep. 54 -He Ain't Heavy - He's My Brother

  • Broadcast in Psychology
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Tonight's episode is fully entitled, "He Ain't Heavy - He's My Brother (Pathological Functionality)"

Tonight’s topic comes out of two articles regarding last Thursday’s White House unofficial meeting with the Press Pool, which starred hip hop singer Kanye West. One article, from the Daily Beast (an often sensationalized & hyperbolic 2nd tier media source), chastising comics and the media for shaming West’s problems, even though his behavior has become outrageous, scandalous, and to most who know him personally, a clear indicator that he is in clinical distress of some kind. The other article was from Esquire Magazine (left-biased but considered much more factual and responsible), and it asserts in spirit that friends, media and peers have not held West accountable ENOUGH, and that much of this happens because he senses he can get away with it, and we’ve proven him right.

So, what is the real issue here, deep down?

Tonight, we will discuss:

  1. An Overview of the recent Kanye West incident 
  2. Other examples and discussions of mental illnesses, physical illnesses, and other pathologies that drastically alter behavior and cogency to address it.
  3. Responsibility, Accountability, Culpability, and Pragmatism 
  4. How to decide boundaries for yourself regarding others in your life who appear to need intervention