David Lee Roth Explains His Thought-Provoking Views On ‘Absoluteness’ In Life

David Lee Roth recently commented on his podcast, The Roth Show, on his views of the concept of absoluteness in life and family and his take on the casual use of the word ‘absolutely’ in daily conversations. Apparently, the singer doesn’t think anything in life is absolute.

In a recent episode, Roth discussed the notion of absoluteness, particularly the way the term ‘absolutely’ has permeated our everyday language. To him, this frequent use of ‘absolutely’ is more about power than certainty. To him, using the word gives people a sense of ownership and complete understanding, translating into a feeling of control.

Diving deeper into the topic, David questioned the validity of anything being absolute in life, including family. His perspective on this was influenced by various societal observations, including the impact of fame on people’s personalities and relationships. He referenced the Woody Allen film ‘Celebrity,’ which deals with the metamorphosis people undergo once they attain any level of fame.

David Lee Roth’s words about life not being absolute read:

Not even family is absolute because people change. You’ve seen in the there’s a movie called ‘Celebrity’ by Woody Allen, and it indicates what happens to people when you become a celeb of any kind. Whether that’s the singer on American Idol or the singer in the Rolling Stones or a small-time actor or somebody big, everything changes, and at some point, everybody started to use the word absolutely. I hear it 37 times in any given interview from somebody, right?”

He added:

“You hear it from onlookers and everything, so what happened? The guy got shot, ‘Huh, oh yeah, absolutely.’ Why do we use that word? Why do we use it all the time? I know it’s because it gives you a sense of proprietary power; you own it you understand it so completely that you can use the word absolutely.

I’ve never heard a doctor say anything mounting if he’s being legitimate to the word absolutely. ‘Do I have three weeks to live, doc?’ He’s not going to tell you absolutely, even if you’re the fittest of the fit because maybe there’s something. Nothing in my life is absolute. I think it’s a knee-jerk reaction to show power; that’s what I think.”

David sees nothing as absolute in life, not even family. The singer acknowledges the transformative effect of time and circumstances on people and relationships and how they can change depending on external factors.