I'm shocked at how slowly people talk. Whenever I'm watching a talk on YouTube or listening to an audiobook, I make the speed 2x just so I can bear to listen to it. I know there are other people like me but why are we the ones who have to change the speed from the default?

Going forward, I'm going to talk as fast as I wish people would and if you've got a problem with that, you can go ahead and modify my speed to 50%.

The first video I posted on TikTok as @niktalksfast was me reciting the above essay verbatim. It got over a million views, which blew my mind and further inflated my ego.