I’ve listened to both The Obstacle Is The Way and Ego Is The Enemy on Audible multiple times in Holiday’s own voice and found it incredibly enlightening. I was inspired to read Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and also books about Epictetus, all because of Ryan Holiday.
I found him to be refreshingly humble in his distillation of these ancient philosophies and making them accessible to those of us not seeking a degree in Philosophy.
When one acquires as many followers as Holiday has, it’s understandable that he’d seek to ration his time when it comes to direct interactions. I’ve seen many celebrities do the same thing in order to have a normal life.
As far as clickbait is concerned, I’ve never gotten that impression from his blog content.