And why there was so much glee and rejoicing when Peterson turned out to be a junkie fuck up. He hadn't solved the problem. He hadn't escaped. He was just riding roughshod over it with massive amounts of drugs.
First one is the gaunt drawn bearded ascetic.
Ralph is the good vibes radiant smile beatific
Goggins is the bullying drill sergeant tough love you miserable worm get down and give me 10
Peterson is surrogate dad
Maybe you could add an epistemological dimension, make it a 2x2: striving vs. stoicism, on the y-axis, and rationalism vs. pragmatism/localism on the x.
Trying to convert the world into pure light, a perfect theological system, or else deal with it in its messy nebulosity, take it as it comes, mind the details that matter and ignore the ones that don't.
That pragmatism, in modernity, being best exemplified by the 19th & early 20th C American spirit—puritan productivity as debugged by pioneer utilitarianism, where civilization hits frontier
Has the guru always been such a popular rap trope? It dominates the genre. And even those that arent explicitly dawning the guru mythos take up an angle of self improvement and therapy with their music- music for expressing your self, catharsis, motivation and etc.