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Xavier Woods Just Had An Awesome Philosophical Twitter Debate About Positivity



Xavier Woods had always been one of the most outspoken WWE superstars on social media, expressing himself freely long before anyone knew who he was or that he played the trombone. His relatively newfound superstardom as the mouthpiece of the New Day just made him even more outspoken, and while he's a bit of a big star now, he won't hesitate to talk to fans if he feels the need to.

One intelligent (we must admit) fan found this first-hand as he got into a debate on the nuances of life and positivity with Woods—who, we must mention, has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and a master's degree in psychology.

We have to warn you, though, this conversation is a little long, and some of you who aren't into all that philosophical stuff may tune out.

It all begins with this video clip of the New Day at a live event in Trenton, New Jersey:


Xavier acknowledged the tweet, claiming that "life isn't always fair!" Anyone who's lived a little (which is everyone) will agree and tell you it's true, but a fan who remembered the New Day's message of unending positivity (and non-stop clapping) spoke up and questioned Xavier.


Woods was quick on the take, firing back with his argument:



But Ry Ryan (if that is your real name) wasn't going to give up so quickly.


Ryan had a solid point, but Xavier of course has to defend the New Day's seemingly-ironic heel preachers of positivity characters. He does so with a notion that makes total sense, invoking free will:


A lot of people would stop there after getting burned, but Ry Ryan is a smart dude. He's got an answer for that that makes as much sense:


The question presents an opening to Woods, who then does what heels do best and spin the argument their way (without necessarily addressing the issue at hand completely).



The best part about that answer is that he's sort of right and wrong at the same time (not unintentionally; you'll see why in Ryan's next couple of tweets) but it still makes sense, especially within the context of the New Day's gimmick.


The best part about being a heel is that you're allowed to say what you want to say, especially if it's what you need to say in order to maintain your villainous, usually self-righteous character. Woods understands this 100%, which is what makes his comeback to that last tweet highly impressive:

That's still positive! Positivity is blind faith despite the odds generated by real circumstances, so Xavier can say whatever he wants to say to keep the ball rolling.

Ryan's got a new bone to pick with that, though.


Okay—a lot of us aren't philosophy majors, so we don't know if what he's saying is actually true. It's a bit of a soft counter, though, which allows Xavier to stagger him further with another metaphorical one-two punch:



Whereas Xavier was slightly reaching earlier for his definition of "positive," he finally finds a good hook for his argument. Again, what he's saying makes total sense—it's kind of hard to believe that he's being a self-righteous troll at the moment, because what he's dangling isn't actually bait, when you think about it. If you didn't know any better, you'd think he was actually a hero, of the Hulk Hogan say-your-prayers-eat-your-vitamins kind.

The debate continues from there along the same lines, with Woods finding his firm footing in the "only you can figure out what to do" line of thinking. Ry Ryan argues that such a mindset is subjective, but Woods doesn't deny it, as the idea of mindsets and personal philosophies is inherently subjective.

This kind of preaching won't fly at all on TV, unless the product is a heavy drama with nuances and themes that make you think and reflect. And it's not. We just wanted to show you the genius that resides in Xavier Woods's brain, the genius he doesn't show you because he's too busy distracting you with claps and chants and trombone riffs.

He saw an opportunity to play up his character on the Internet and ended up teaching everyone who bothered to listen an important life lesson they should, at the very least, be considering. Who knows, maybe when one day, the New Day's comedy schtick finally runs its course, they could turn into the Black Panther-type group they were going to be originally, with Woods as the WWE's Malcolm X. As controversial as that may seem, he's got the mind to back it up.

But if you disagree with the way he looks at things, let's talk about it. Tell us what you think in the comments below!

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