Kanye West just posted a picture with Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
In a vacuum, there’s nothing wrong with the photo. But when you consider the great lengths Musk has taken to look cool throughout his career, this pic becomes laughable.
Elon Musk wants us to think he’s some kind of punk-rock, space-age playboy, but the truth is, he’s just a highly successful tech guy who some might even consider a “nerd.”
And that’s totally fine.
Repeat after me, Elon: you’re enough just the way you are.
Speaking of people doing too much, Kanye West is back in the news cycle. After dropping a new single yesterday, Kanye posted this picture on Twitter:
The caption reads,
When you go to your boys house and you’re both wearing orange.
Good on Kanye for correctly referring to himself & Elon as “boys.”
That’s clearly where they’re stuck in their personal development. And, as boys do, they both crave attention.
Kanye straight up stole the attention from Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs. He’s said slavery was a choice. He loudly backed Donald Trump before, reportedly, backing off. He tweeted that convicted serial rapist Bill Cosby was innocent.
But West can’t handle mild criticism, as we saw when he blasted a journalist for giving his album a “B+.” When his self-esteem is high, he wants the world to know.
Kanye West is not a bad guy. But he is childish. And that would explain why he’s tight with Elon Musk.
Creating Tesla is the coolest thing, by far, that Elon Musk has ever done. The cars look fantastic, feel great, and they’re helping the environment. If that weren’t enough, Musk is also working hard to make space tourism a real thing.
Why is it not enough to be a disruptive billionaire who wants to take people to space?
Because Elon Musk’s insecurity climbs heights that Space-X could never hope to reach.
That’s why he went on the biggest podcast in the world and smoked weed. That’s why his son’s name is a riddle. His insecurity is the reason that he, like Kanye West, regularly posts controversial tweets. It’s the reason he’s dated so many famous women.
He craves to be in the conversation. If he’s not, he’s not worth it. $46 billion is not enough.
Elon Musk wants to be the CEO of your brain. He wants you to think he’s the coolest person on earth.
But the truth is, he’s just a delightful nerd. Check out this old pic of the real Elon Musk:
He clearly had a hair transplant. But that balding young man still lives inside of Elon.
It comes out in his pocketed hands and dad shoes.
And as long as he keeps trying to prove how hip he is, he will never win.
Because, Elon, the coolest thing you can do is accept yourself just the way you are.