I really dislike the phrase, but let's face it, some people (too many people) genuinely do have a stick in their ass. What does that mean exactly? Well to me it means that too many of their thoughts come predetermined, all of their so called 'knowledge' is basically rhetoric or life slogans of some sort that save them the trouble of real thinking.
Sadly, I believe religion parcels out too much of that. And nothing worse than an inspirational sports idiom dropped on you during a true life crisis...oh man. Thank you for zero help there.
Anyway, back to the stick. It tends to remain there despite years of living due to the fact these poor helpless souls NEVER take a good honest look at themselves. They live life willfully distracted.
Why? I guess because it's difficult thinking, which of course they don't like in the first place. Add to that it's arduous due to the fact you can't just visit or revisit past pros and cons and solve them in a sit-com or daytime drama length of time.
No half hour solutions here. You gotta feel sorry for the ones that don't even consider taking the time and making the effort to help themselves by simply getting to know … themselves. Honestly. It's an investment I strongly recommend. Talk to yourself or with soulful person at least, and for god sakes, listen.
Comedy message here? Simple.
The more you get in touch with what makes you tick, the funnier and more original all of your material is going to be and the healthier stronger artist/human being you will become.
You want that, don't you?