Blue Pill Media: Gives You Hell by The All-American Rejects

I know you’re judging my musical taste but pop music reaches the widest sections of society so suck it.

Took me a little pondering time to figure out why this was initially such an appealing song. Sure, we all wanna get karmic revenge on those who screwed us over when we were innocent and naive. It goes beyond that.

I think it’s the natural divide in every man about his alpha drives versus his beta ingrained aspirations.
And broadly, the struggles between alpha and beta traits in society and how both alphas and betas hate one another when they both have a lot more in common than delta, gamma…. omega.

For this, full narrative version, I think the alpha guy who abandoned his beta tendencies for the most part still considers them from time to time, a kinda grieving process for that innocence of a life lost to him, while reveling in the life he has now. It is wise to look back and take lessons forward. He looks at the hypothetical life he could’ve had only in his beta dreams (note the old-fashioned styled wife wearing an apron, those curls were made with rollers) and resents how far society has gone downhill that the fairytale ~1950s nuclear unit doesn’t really exist anymore. The anger is naturally thrust into more hedonistic pursuits as rebellion, power to him. Meanwhile, those beta tendencies have gone dormant, popping up annoyingly now and then, both guys are antagonistic toward one another, impossible to resolve, secretly thinking their way is better and this divide occurs in everyone when they wake up to the lies. It’s a personal choice but you can never be 100% sure you made the right decision in the forks in the road of life. The wrongness or pain of being lied to for years doesn’t go away and that’s okay, the best revenge is being happy, to paraphrase Palahniuk.

1. Be civil. 2. Be logical or fair. 3. Do not bore me.

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