Elon Musk is making headlines yet again. And this time, it is rather huge. The tech mogul has been named the “Person of the Year” by the prestigious Times Magazine. And it cannot be denied that the honor is well deserved for the mark he has left in the fields he has touched and will leave in the time to come(Although not all are in agreement)
— TIME (@TIME) December 13, 2021
— TIME (@TIME) December 13, 2021
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 13, 2021
Here is a snippet from the long article about the Tesla and SpaceX CEO,
“The richest man in the world does not own a house and has recently been selling off his fortune. He tosses satellites into orbit and harnesses the sun; he drives a car he created that uses no gas and barely needs a driver. With a flick of his finger, the stock market soars or swoons.”
The Man Of The Times
Elon Musk is a name that doesn’t need further explanation or description. His rather unique character is a convoluted and intriguing blend of mindblowing genius and occasional puerility that often borders on the ridiculous, and sure enough, it has been the source of confusion for a good majority. The richest man in the world with a net worth of a whopping $250 billion is not only a man who walks the talk but is also someone who speaks his mind and often that has been the reason for conflict as words that aren’t sugarcoated is often rude and hard for the people at whom it is directed at.
Musk has ideas that seem quite impossible and out of the world when looked at from a normal perspective. However. the way he has been achieving his goals and gallantly facing challenges has made people think that perhaps this man whose Twitter account looks like he has given zero thought to it might actually make the impossible, possible. And the prestigious title of Times Person Of The Year is a well-deserved one for what he has done and what he will do.
Responses On Twitter
Let us not sugarcoat the achievement completely because the tech mogul has in his list a set of questionable statements and tweets. This multiple perspectives is well reflected in the chain of responses on Twitter since a good majority of Twitter users are rather skeptical about the whole deal. Let us flip through a few of the reactions and responses on Twitter. From the looks of it, it seems like half of Twitterati isn’t pleased with all.
Is this satire?? You're kidding me!
— Indigo GRITS (@IndigoGRITS) December 13, 2021
That is some savage response
You have millions of followers so I hope you won’t mind that I have unfollowed you until you are serious again.
— Rachel Vindman 🌻 (@natsechobbyist) December 13, 2021
If I cash a shit-load of Government subsidy checks ….
Can I be person of the year next year ??
— R. M. C. (@IDazedConfused) December 13, 2021
Well, the irony is just too palpable and you can’t really blame people for reacting the way they do.
That is a rational way of looking at it.
You know Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin once were TIME's Person of the Year, right? Being the Person of the Year isn't necessarily a prize or a reward for your good deeds, it's merely a nomination for people who make a big impact in today's world. Either a good or a bad one.
— Rens van de Plas (@rensvandeplas) December 13, 2021
It's not necessarily a commendation, it just means the person who had the most influence over the world in times opinion
— Sean Treacy (@streacy121) December 13, 2021
Is this a joke?
— Charlotte Clymer 🇺🇦 (@cmclymer) December 13, 2021
But why? Trolling politicians? Or posting memes?
— Andrew Aziz (@BearBullTraders) December 13, 2021
— Katelyn Burns (@transscribe) December 13, 2021
Healthcare workers. The vaccinated. Dolly Parton. THEY WERE ALL RIGHT THERE.
— Mandy Hale (@MissMandyHale) December 13, 2021
Wow you guys fucked this up … how much did he pay you for this BS 😂
— Bart Baker (@BartBaker) December 13, 2021
You mean this guy? https://t.co/u05eWsibnQ
— Richard Whittaker (@YorkshireTX) December 13, 2021