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[–]Mnemonic 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Midlife crisis, betting on the meme-train or just fed-up with his coworkers.

He wanted privatization so a lower price can get him other partners.

Or he wants to point out the media-hype related actions of his investors (talking the privatization good).

The Rogan show, though underwhelming, was showing a pretty normal guy who only took a toke.

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Midlife crisis is typically driven by a lack of accomplishment, and regrets about life choices.
Not something I'd attribute to Musk.
Could be the media hype to drive the company in the private direction. It's easier to accomplish the long term goal when quarterly profits affect investor confidence.