The cost of any potentially offensive joke can be redeemed if they’re clever enough — so much so that the audience recognizes the intention and structure is to be funny, and not that its choice of topic matter is inherently funny. In the case of Trevor Noah, he comes off as reckless.
Instead of intuition, our choices are tempered and tampered by our fear of not succeeding. These metrics of success rarely arise from our own organic origins, and instead come from being enveloped in Penn’s homogenous zones, which are aroused only by the touch of traditional success.
Self-discovery is an inner journey, not an outer one. While the chronicles of experiences may aid in this meditative and visceral process, motivation still must come from one’s own will and self-understanding.