In this transcript, the speaker reflects on their absence from streaming and discusses various factors that have influenced their decision. They mention the challenges and expenses involved in streaming and their philosophy of taking risks and living with uncertainty. The speaker admits that although they have not made a significant amount of money, they prioritize the personal satisfaction and enjoyment derived from their work. However, they also acknowledge the limitations and trade-offs of relying on certain platforms and the content of the culture wars. They allude to the fact that the world has become absurd and that the dominant narratives can be divisive. The speaker expresses a desire to move beyond discussing the culture wars and, possibly, changing their content focus for the new year.