If you’re an adult, you should be ashamed to be immature.
These videos are great, watch The Empty Life.
It’s easy to be hard on people for reaching (age) and never learning (skill) but it’s likely nobody told them because nobody knew. They’ll just ignore you if you’re too sharp about it, from pride.
I wonder if modern updates are possible, generic life advice, no punching down, all good, old-fashioned common sense.
In black and white, for kicks.
I am not averse to admitting foreign genius, in fact, I wish I had a surplus to talk about. This man has long been overlooked by traditionalists online.
If the name seems familiar, he was friends with Mr Tesla.
I do like some of the Eastern mystics but it’s trying to source pure translations, untainted by modern bias.
Many of his works can be found for free online though, if you want a go.
I made Diogenes big again by telling everyone that story about the chicken. The Tesla connection should be enough for Swami. We need to get more good quotes out there, more civic ideas, to drown out the celebrities.
These uplifting quotes are merely positive memes.
If we could find the canon of philosophy that makes Asians so based, Whites would be more competitive.
It is difficult to quibble with someone who believes in you.
Much like Tesla and all other men who don’t feel threatened by ability, he praised women too, and our ability to make society good.
“The natural ambition of woman is through marriage to climb up , leaning upon a man but those days are gone . You shall be great without the help of any man , just as you are .”
That is a role model.
Follow your heart as long as you live,
Do no more than is required . . .
Don’t waste time on daily cares
Beyond providing for your household;
When wealth has come, follow your heart,
Wealth does no good if one is glum!
It meant more in Egyptian culture, canopic jars, spirit types etc. They had about 5-6 types of soul.
Why yes, JK Rowling is totally original as an author and didn’t completely rip off The Worst Witch.
Speaking of luvvies? Here’s a dramatic irony;
Benedict Cumberbatch – feminist, member of the Garrick (it’s a club that excludes women).
Life is pain, Princess.
It’s a typical Millennial response to give up if it isn’t easy.
Not to rip on my own gen, but it is a big issue with us.
Life is hard.
I have to keep telling this to adults.
He’s the part where they try to insert their belief system as the panacea to fix everything.
I’m not gonna do that.
Beliefs don’t fix anything, people and their actions do.
I’m not gonna tell you what to do either, that’s part of the problem.
You can’t expect a crooked system to give you the truth. You shouldn’t base important life decisions on what it tells you (e.g. nuclear family bad, reckless hedonism fun) but a careful process where you think about what Future You wants, away from public scrutiny. Well, I don’t know you so I won’t tell you how to live. You’ll have to answer for your decisions eventually, whether it’s an empty house or God.
Time is the currency. If you can afford to be bored, you’ve won at life. Take up art (probably painting because if it’s crap you get to call it modern and act smug) and Stoicism and enjoy it. Bakadesuyo is a blog that takes all the research findings of social science and presents them like a normal person.
You bump your head on the dopamine ceiling thanks to the hedonic treadmill but you need to seek out challenges and lower your novelty threshold.
I took a look at a little gander of my digital library to recommend you some titles (aside from Meditations and Seneca and the rest of Ol’ Reliable) to pick your brain over;
- A Guide to the Good Life – the Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
- 501 Challenging Logic and Reasoning Problems
- An Incomplete Education
- Big Ideas in Brief
- From Success to Significance
- How to be invisible
- Practical Duct Tape Projects (you laugh but you’re curious)
- Show me How – 500 things you should know…
- Steal Like an Artist
- The Defining Decade
- The Design of Everyday Things
Yes it’s alphabetical and I am lazy. I’m sure Amazon can recc. you some modern Stoic stuff but I can’t vouch for it unlike Good Life. Go to a bookshop and spin around a few times and see what looks good.
Also, do what I do; dive headfirst into an obscure random topic. Something completely out of your comfort zone and difficulty level. If it puts you off as Too Hard, read it. Today I’m reading about antiques, patina and gilding. I have no idea what half these words are.
Never bored though.
I’ve been asked this and it’s a fair question, this’ll be the one time I address the topic so I can leave it alone. To fail. On its own. Some joke about the entropy of sexual frustration.
What unites the two groups?
“society is unfair!”
Life is unfair but go on.
Condition 2. As I put it earlier:
“wah wah wah Matriarchy is keeping me down”
Passive and unmanly but I’ll roll with that as premise.
The writing will be clunky, probably.
Why does modern society hate men?
Men fight the Government.
Think on that for a bit and come back.
Men don’t ask for things like women. Men overthrow, men topple, men destroy and war. They don’t need you for war anymore. What do they need you for, that they can’t get elsewhere?
If you are not willing to do those things, give your life to a cause, you are not a man and what you are defending is a luxury of the First World rather than a right. If you can live without it, it isn’t a right.
This is the point where they get anecdotal and apply injustice/victim mentality to areas of life that do not and will never apply to them e.g. the old canard, marriage is evil but I’m never getting married or women are dumb bitches I don’t need them why don’t they like me or my personal favourite I don’t need children where is my pension.
Let’s take the feminist metaphor that they want to use, to make the Government fuck men over further, but these guys keep agreeing with for suicidally stupid reasons: the Gender War. Let’s buy into their frame further.
Life isn’t a movie, it doesn’t matter which side is ‘right’, it is made by who has the biggest bastard on their team.
In this case, the Government. Who literally hold all the cards, and write all the laws, and hold all the guns (UK edition).
So what are you gonna do?
What can you do?
Government will crush the bitchy MGTOW and MRA agenda.
The equality paradigm (that isn’t fair! that’s discrimination bc I’m a man!) requires victims. The physically stronger sex cannot take a dive and fake an injury, this isn’t football. It doesn’t work. It will never work, whining delta, gamma and omega males cannot speak for their stronger counterparts, as feminists cannot speak for normal women. It’s called History. History is the proof men are not the weaker sex. Yet they keep going. At this point it’s embarrassing.
This isn’t all good for women and many women do not support the actions of Government, as many men don’t either (one of the issues with democracy, check out neoreaction some time folks).
The women who do (feminists) make a grievous error.
Women think Government will protect them. When things happen, SHTF, which do they need?
The sociopathic pen-pushers or men, in the street?
Yet they stab their guardians in the back and with crimson hands say “what happened?”. You became a concubine for the system. You are the whore for Babylon. That’s what happened. No wonder the men are doubtful. Distrustful. Some are just as bad though, and deserve no moral high horse, they deserve an ass. They don’t object to female parasitism, as long as they get a good, long suck off the State teat too. So it isn’t about sex. Sex doesn’t divide us. It’s about politics, it’s r/K. The fake MGTOW are the r-selected and want the world to improve around them, the real are K and want to improve themselves.
They want all the goodies too, to be ‘equal’ with feminists, with none of the responsibility too. Like feminists. They want a wife, all the cooking, sex, affection, kids but with none of the obligation, so they get a free hooker and call her a girlfriend. The girlfriend isn’t really giving it up for free, but he keeps up the pretense that it might get serious. To keep her, he must deceive her. He is the male equivalent of the feminist monster, who marries you to divorce you.
For the free hooker label;
What’s the point of a hooker? You enjoy their company. You leave when that stops.
What’s the point of a bf/gf, again?…
It used to be husband/wife auditions, there was a set timing to it, for courting. Now it’s a way for a man to claim a woman, like he owns her legally (wife), use up the best years of her life (youth) and ward other men off…. without commitment. Without any responsibility on his side.
And they complain about the societal decay, the fallout from this. Sure, there are many women on welfare, but how many of the fathers wanted to marry the mother of their children and financially support them? Are we all adults here? Do men deserve some moral exemption from a problem caused by two?
And you hear all these stories like “my gf cheated on me boo hoo” and it’s like, there’s no such thing. There are two relationship statuses: single or married. This is why men ‘cheat’ on their gf. They know this. What is the duty of a bf/gf? What? The idea is almost laughable.
There is no commitment that is not codified in law. She owed you nothing because you gave her nothing.
Counterexample: Same way a gf isn’t entitled to a proposal after X years. Or your money.
And which sex allowed it to become this way? Which sex allowed Patriarchy to decay and crumble?
Men. Men have only other men to blame.
Most of it, is that they wanted free sex. The primary motivation for men. Except nothing in life is free. So they had to give women excess power in exchange. If men wanted to reinstall a Patriarchy, all they would need to do is swear off sex with women. Then what? What can they do? What can they dangle as incentive, like training a dog? We all know they’ve got nothing, as a whore’s only value is sex. The MRA/angry MGTOW group are fighting against other men, sociopathic men running the system (and still blaming women somehow, which does make them misogynists). Do you think the sociopaths of the system really care what’s fair? What do you have to offer? You don’t have a pussy to whore out. You don’t have money. The tax system already took it. You’re already screwed.
But go ahead, keep bitching about it. Like a girl. It makes you look really competent and adult.
The rest of us are watching you and it’s quite funny. We lost sympathy when you started being stupid.
When it collapses, you’ll blame everybody but yourselves. That’s why it will fail.
There is scientific basis for this.
You must decide. Everyone has a hierarchy of values, a values system, but the order we rank differs.
Closely related, people may have hit this page based on the question:
What is the most important thing in a woman, man or husband/wife?
The most important trait in a spouse? Perfection.
It’s always that one thing.