Karma: The kingdom of Hell is within you

https://lonerwolf.com/karma-kingdom-of-hell/

Modern men:

But what about the Kingdom of Hell and the Devil?   Are they inside of us as well?

My experience is that Hell is not a flaming hole under the earth.  Hell is actually a spiritual place of torment that we carry around everyday.

The clean slate is a Boomer lie. You carry round a knapsack of sin and that’s your life. I don’t blame people for believing this falsehood without thinking about it – the Papacy was destroyed the moment they took bribes to ‘forgive’ sins. In the Bible, nobody can forgive but God and you won’t know until you die and it’s never, ever certain. It takes great pains to point this out. Many people who seem good are going to Hell, it’s all about the heart.

The pure of heart go to Heaven.

Boys’ hedonism ruins them as men

I’ve been looking for this.

Yes, there’s even a GDP difference between Christians. They don’t dare mention other religions or the GDP connection to IQ (Protestants socially select the smartest workers to breed with, a “helpmate”, Catholics do not). That’s why there was a British Empire but the Vatican just sits there, pouting. Catholicism killed the Romans.

I think daytime alcohol consumption might factor in though.

Since there’s no such thing as a teenager, why don’t we hold teens responsible for their hobby choices? This is the time of greatest potency in learning and you can cherrypick me all the studies about response time you want, those exist in a vacuum. As in, when compared with any other use of time, including SLEEP, it’s the leisure equivalent of brain rot.

Imagine a little kid trying to convince you that because one sweet won’t kill you, they can live off sweets (this is also what vegans do).

And all around the internet, grown men with the same vices complain.

Why can’t we do anything?

Well, it’s a little like sawing off your feet at the shins then entering a marathon.
It isn’t that the other guy or girl has an advantage, you spoiled yourself.

In a healthy society, the words Spoil Yourself would garner the reaction of Kill Yourself.

You can’t blame adults or society for compulsive addictions like picking up the game controller to escape reality the fifth time that week.

Why not exercise? I don’t mean lifting weights, that’s bad for you. Human joints can’t take it, they’ll be the old geezers in wheelchairs while the rest can still walk. The price of vanity.

I mean gentle, everyday exercise our forefathers got by running errands.

You have every right to be lazy. However, if your brain learns nothing else, one day you won’t be able to turn it off and whose fault is that?

You gonna blame Ubisoft?

Don’t get me started on the damage of porn.

It’s worse than the pop music. And you think that’s repetitive.

If I forced you to watch some independent French film involving a tunnel for hours every week, you’d want to shoot me.

Involve a pair of tits, on the other hand…

and this is without going into the illegality of minors viewing such material, the grooming aspect.

Grooming for what? Well, that’s the wrong question. Grooming what out?

Ambition.

Ask any man who doesn’t really use porn or never did rely on it (the toxic 3D video kind), and men who broke the severe psychological addiction to its release (everything bad for men is scientifically referred to as self soothing) and you’ll find they have more energy. Freud knew this, which begs the question why was free porn allowed?

In an age of nuclear war, the world doesn’t need men. It doesn’t need soldiers. Men who are meek – capable of aggression but also capable of self control – so it beats it out of them. Or it ingeniously makes them beat it out of themselves.

Anything heavy on the endorphins is not good for you.

The scourge has a name but it goes disused – hypofrontality.

Vices do not just get a mention because everyone is a wet blanket. They destroy an individual’s life and that’s fine, they chose it and nobody cares. You wanted to ruin your own life, okay. However, they tend to spread like diseases. The wages of sin we see in modernity – bad fathers  > bad families > bad children > bad economy > bad marriages > bad children > bad fathers.

If men want to lead society, they must first reject vice. The cycle of Empires is clear about this. There is no way around it. That’s the fee, anyone can buy power if they suffer for it first. It’s just that men have the best natural advantage to grab for it – if they don’t androgynise themselves with destructive hobbies first.

The destructive hobby is a 20th century invention.

Think about that.

Prior to that hobbies were either useful, fruitful (including money) or self-creative.

(Exception: the original feminists maintained little girls were wasting themselves on pointless occupations, busywork.)

Hobbies used to be lifestyle choices. There is no such thing as a suicidal lifestyle choice.

The men did well out of that. By keeping teenage men out of the workplace too, it is great for the old men who couldn’t keep up but wastes their time when at least apprenticeships or some part-time work are vital to retain brain functions.

One of the biggest false takeaways from this: let’s make learning fun! – lazy teachers everywhere

You can’t throw ipads at this problem until it goes away.

Learning is not fun. It is a job. It is hard. It is work. That is its value.

LEARNING IS WORK.

Don’t fear work. Don’t lie to them. Don’t make it seem easy. Have faith in them. Stop infantilizing everything.

Let the lazy kids drop out and ruin themselves pre-emptively (13/14 should do it) than hold back the rest. Head Start failed. You can’t make everyone college material.

Asia is pounding us in league tables because they still learn by rote, the Victorian method that worked. It isn’t some patronizing fun task. You take it seriously, it’s a job. Stop measuring little kids like Nordic countries do or they’ll give up too soon. Pay students, a meagre amount, maybe means-tested. Take education seriously or standards seriously fall.

This includes: fire all teachers below a certain IQ. They make terrible role models. There used to be morality requirements of a teacher, to prove character. Bring those back.

No mixed schools. Lower performance, optimize for performance.

Oh, and PE classes are ridiculous. Why should little girls be doing army drills, no wonder they become mannish? It releases testosterone.

Bonus observation:

The American economy will never recover until the video game industry dies. Gamergate happens, a lot of men opt out of new releases and a short time later the economy is doing better. Coincidence, friends?

Stupid “men” learn to consider success in a fake world as real. It’s kinda like status Communism, they get all the shots of adrenaline and endorphins pumping, so why try? So why seek that the hard, real way? The biochemistry makes it feel real already.

Player burnout and the hedonic treadmill

http://freenortherner.com/2015/03/01/repost-pleasures-of-the-flesh/

A man who limits himself to one sexual partner has, by definition, the best sexual partner of his life with whom he is having the best sex of his life. The player, not so much. Any long-term relationship he may try will always be haunted by the ghosts of better sex and more beautiful partners of time past. The more partners he had prior, the more likely and stronger the hauntings.

Alpha widows go both ways, it seems. A person can never be fully content while haunted by the spectre of their past experience, the glories of the olden days, like that Jock talking about his High School football matches. Like an addict chasing a high, your imagination doesn’t have limits while your body certainly does. You will age and you will be constrained by this, men have a Wall too because everyone peaks in youth. This is without going into the STD issue, they have no right to look down on gay men for the exact same behaviour (glorifying anal is especially suspect).

https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/the-curse-of-the-player/

The curse of the player, then, is ultimately illumination, tactile and cerebral. His own success in love betrays his quest for the ultimate love. He has seen vistas he cannot unsee.

It’s about time people were addressing this topic. It’s such a stable pattern the ignorance of the matter makes the manosphere look bad. The player lifestyle isn’t for everyone, by definition their numbers must be few, outcasts to the system. In fact, very few of those can do it without losing something of themselves along the way. Choose short-term or long-term and stick with it, like a man. Don’t assume you can “Have it All” – sound familiar?

I advocate they make these choices and their consequences clearer to men in future. They don’t want to become like the feminists, shouting down whoever tries to point out the realities and limitations. For example, I’ve seen it written by men keeping ‘harems’ that if they were to marry, they would cheat, lie about it and have no problem doing so. In fact, they see it as necessary or even good. Did they bother looking up the vows? It is a legal contract, after all. You are in agreement of ALL terms. Assuming you found a woman worthy of marriage, how could you do that to her whilst decrying the feminists as evil for cheating and taking their bitch husband to the cleaners? She would be well within her rights to divorce you if you made a vow you had no intention of keeping. Hypocrisy doesn’t flatter anyone.

If you respect marriage, you must prove it. If you would get married, take the vows seriously. Or else, never get married. It’s really that simple. In this century, nobody is putting a gun to your head and frog-marching you down the aisle.

If harems can bring down Kings (Solomon, looking at you) it can bring down the average player.

http://verses10.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/solomons-downfall.html

Can’t we all just get along?

Normally I’d post this to Return of Queens, but my login information is being annoying and my email to correct it is on the fritz for a while too so, after the jump —

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What spoils a person?

Required Reading

Nothing to lose?

Nothing to gain?

No prestige of victory?

No responsibility?

No losses to build humility?

No sense of comparison?

I’ll update this post with good new articles on the subject as/if I find them.

Drugs #101: Addiction and Physical Dependence

They’re completely separate things.
A drug is a typically organic substance that can impair physiological functioning or kill when given to the healthy population and a drug as medicine is a chemical composition that will repair your improper bodily functioning or you will die without it in an individual body, long term. Addicts may develop non-medicinal physical dependence but medically-obligated physical dependents are not addicts per se.

A drug user with medical physical dependence only can take a processed form of their medicine without the psychological effects (commonly a high) very happily whereas an addict would require the high, the specific form of drug is merely a trigger for the brain created by past memories of use by the amygdala. These extreme-intensity usage memories create many of the symptoms of withdrawal (psychosomatic) and delude the brain into believing it genuinely needs the drug e.g. claims marijuana is as healthy as a vitamin and the push to normalize (the societal danger of addict populations, social contagion and acceptability).

The sole cause of addiction beyond a doubt is beginning use in the first place. It is impossible to be addicted to (or physically dependent on) a substance the body (and brain) has never experienced. This is a self-selecting type of stupidity (hubris/arrogance) regularly found in teenagers (immature prefrontal cortex) because such users do not think or disbelieve their mind could be compromised by addiction. Their brains already create this illusion to necessitate the anticipated reward (high) prior to initial use or they wouldn’t take it (such as the processed form with no high). The foolproof layman method to test for addiction is simple: substance deprivation for a year. Prepare for a list of excuses.

A physical dependency is often created by doctors to treat patients with chronic conditions, usually chronic pain symptoms (ongoing). Addicts try to ape this category (some sincerely, others deceptively) but are increasingly thwarted by processed (reward-weakened) variants of their poison. Specific advocates for drug legalization ignore the essential fact of escalation and compensation. As part of the brain’s hedonic treadmill, it craves increasingly more of the reward from use, compelling drug users to harder toxins (harder reward, creating deeper addiction and physical damage) and this is the biological component of addiction that makes the habitual behaviour of use so challenging to physically extinguish from the brain.

Physical dependency creates withdrawal symptoms too but the patient’s individual physical needs (inc. not dying) and substance type distinguish this from addicts e.g. insulin to a diabetic.The human brain is connected to facilitate the reward response feedback loops because they are evolutionally guided by the basic needs to survive (food, water, sex) and this is why there is no such thing as a food addict, water addict or sex addict, merely people with impulse control issues seeking a social ‘displacement of responsibility’. Beyond these essential elements for the sustenance of our individual life and species general, anything chemical creating a vacuous boost in the reward system is a drug, whether you like it or not. Drug users resent the stigma for their activities whether or not their poison is legal (ethanol/alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine etc) because the positive emotional response loop (dopamine, serotonin release) caused by their usage memories creates defensive dissonance when challenged by non-users. Even polite persistent enquiry can sometimes trigger a psychotic episode where the patient is completely detached from reality and VERY DANGEROUS. This is why trained professionals intervene. In the latter stages, the drug/s become integrated into personal identity and extraction or therapeutic measures become unlikely to resolve the issue without constant medical care (rehabilitation facilities). Moreover, this reduces the risk of sudden death caused by the somatic shock of going ‘clean’ and allows overall physiological strength to be built up (reverse what the drugs did) while the problem is gradually resolved.

If a substance exists in a natural form within, say, a foodstuff, it is not addictive because food reward circuits are natural and normal and can never be extinguished. This is why milk (dairy), sugar, chocolate, chilli, coffee and caffeine ‘addiction’ is a misnomer. However, a person habitually needing a purified artificial version of these may constitute a non-medical physical dependence or perhaps a behavioural addiction e.g. alcoholism. Behavioural addictions require holistic (whole life) perspective for diagnosis e.g. someone who works online cannot be an internet addict if those hours online constitute their occupation (add to their success and life) and they can easily disconnect for a while. Behavioural addictions where they do exist are more accurately termed compulsions and relate to personality disorders or obsessions created by unmet needs. Substitution is the norm where one behaviour is broken, another is taken up. Social contagion is a significant factor for poor impulse control. Behavioural or result-based addictions when positive are discounted for lack of stigma nor bodily harm e.g. ‘high’ grades, promotion (power/status boost), painting. However, they can display withdrawal symptoms from endogenous neurotransmittor levels e.g. low serotonin creates acute compulsiveness completing the cycle to repeat a rewarding behaviour and low dopamine creates psychomotor agitation including pacing and fidgeting, also apathy, chosen social isolation and anhedonia (nothing is enjoyable and everything fast becomes boring).

 

By most definitions, Sherlock Holmes is not an addict. However, he qualifies as an addictive personality with a high arousal threshold and high need for cognition.

By most definitions, Sherlock Holmes is not an addict. However, he qualifies as an addictive personality with a high arousal threshold and excessively superhuman high need for cognition.

Related terms: Dosage Response Curve and (innate) Arousal Thresholds causative of addictive personality tendency.

Post inspired by this video, Sherlock Holmes’ withdrawal symptoms

Mark the positive addiction withdrawal symptoms from endogenous behaviour-triggered stimulation.

And yes, you can be addicted to love.