The only thing I have noticed is that when people get real snarky or negative in the comments he does give short retorts that I guess could come off as being either uppity or flippant.
I guess I attributed that to more of his mindset/philosophy. I think he follows maybe something like a Zen Buddhist worldview (but Iím not up on my Eastern religions/philosophies so I could be off a bit on that).
Seems more like he just doesnít want to engage in a bunch of negativity.
But of course we all have pride, and sometimes it is hard to swallow, especially when we are wrong (and we all are at some point).
I donít watch all his stuff but have known of him since he was under 10k Youtube followers.
And so while he is probably now nearing or at the stage that he is making decent money from his videos, books, sponsorships; I think his intentions were pure in that he truly wants to help people become better riders.
And he still takes the time to meet locally to have training/practice sessions at no cost and with whoever wants to show up.
I noticed in the opening of a few videos what clearly looks to be about Zen.
I've studied Stoic which is said to be Buddhist with an attitude. One thing learned is that some things you can't control.
One thing that I try to practice is to not argue a point with someone because it won't change that which is true. If someone has a certain view that is different from yours, it doesn't make that view true. That doesn't mean that you can't be wrong in your own views.
I've studied for decades, the use of AI/ML in game theory and the development of economic systems. I rarely discuss this with others because economics is so political that you can't get pure rational thought, you just get hatred of anyone that doesn't 100% agree with you.
It's a view that, in order for you to get to a certain level of understanding of something, you need to have focus. If you're able to determine right from wrong by yourself, you don't need the opinion of others and you can make great progress. The downside is that if you're wrong about something, you're whole idea/theory/path can be invalidated.
IMO, discussing certain things with others is a pure waste of time.
Example: I just asked on Reddit not long ago about how to update someone's open source code. I hadn't done this before in the form of a framework. Some punk comes in, tells me to start contributing to the cause and stop crying. I was actually asking HOW to contribute. I was down voted and he was up voted and all I was doing was asking how.
This is the world we live in. Short attention span people that live in an echo chamber. You can't hardly discuss anything with anyone without it being political or triggering someone. We're probably closer than in a very long time to a civil war, we're very divided. Look at the impeachment process, fully divided.
One way to make progress during this time, is to just not discuss certain things. When I asked for help on a programming framework, some punk jumps in and ruins the whole thing.
Compare that to coming here and asking "how do I replace fork seals?" ... what do you get. You get someone that points to a sub that's has pictures and discussion about the process... You get advice on oil, tools, process, etc... You get this from fellow owners. It's not divided, it's helpful.
Stoic, Buddhist are similar in many ways. Ignoring things that you can't change, saves you time that you can spend on things you can change.
Another concept is understanding that happy/sad is 100% under your control. If it rains, you can complain... that won't stop the rain. You can learn to enjoy the rain and be happy, or you can curse the rain and create hate for the rain, but the rain will do what the rain will do and you can't change that... you can only change how you respond to the rain.