Analysis of Charlie Sheen’s 11 Point Life Manifesto

The Many Faces of Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen’s Manifesto

1. No panic. No judgement.

2. Leave marriage to the amateurs and the Bible grippers.

3. Don’t stress the fools and trolls who lay down with their ugly wives in front of their ugly children and look at their ugly lives.

4. You have the right to kill, but you do not have the right to judge.

5. Don’t give interviews. Leave warnings.

6. Either love, or hate. But you must do so violently.

7. Hate everybody that’s not in your family because they are there to destroy you and they will come at you in all forms and shapes.

8. Don’t live in the middle. That’s where you get slaughtered. Where you get embarrassed in front of the prom queen.

9. Hang on to your resentments. They fuel your attack. They fuel the battle cry of your deadly and dangerous and quiet battle soldiers.

10. Look fear right down the barrel.

11. The only thing you should be addicted to is winning.

Geoff’s Comment

As a manifesto, his 11 points fit the classic mould. It’s extreme, edgy and sounds like a rant. And that can be useful to get attention, spark comment and divide the community. If you want to make change happen, this is one potent way to cause it.

However, if that’s all you do… Well, we’ll all be bored soon enough. In this case, Charlie’s days as an actor are over so perhaps his new career is to become a Professional Rant! That’ll last 2 weeks at best…

Sheen’s manifesto clearly follows Principle 7: ‘Manifestos inspire being‘ and Principle 8: ‘Manifestos provoke action‘ – it’s a list of do’s and don’ts.

The big question revolves around Principle 3: ‘Manifestos create the future‘. If you practised this manifesto and applied it to your life, you’re not going to have many friends left! That’s not the world I want to create. Part 4, ‘the right to kill’, now that could be dangerous…

And, Charlie Sheen’s future? The danger as we watch, laugh and ogle at this media circus is the inevitable tragic ending.

And, the future of manifestos? Has Charlie Sheen given them a bad name for ever? Or will this be the publicity The Year of the Manifesto needs to catapult it into the public arena?


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