Slam poetry currently reigns supreme as the art form that is simultaneously the most annoying and most emotional.
Honestly, there isn’t much you can do to avoid feeling “motivationalized” when listening to a slam poem about pretty much anything. You could show me a slam poem about why Pikachu was sexist, and I'd be convinced.
This video, for example, is literally about nothing.
And yet, search inside yourself as you watch, and you’ll invariably notice you kind of feel sad and empowered all at once.
The guy is talking in that specific, very serious, sometimes about-to-cry cadence, and there is some sort of music track on in the background. Our brains just gobble it up like maggots on a corpse.
It's OK, we all fall prey to its seductive powers.