Death is genetic

Especially in the selfish, so the self-destructiveness of liberals (drugs, homosexuality, abortion, STDs) really is a feature, not a bug.

We already know sexual selection is genetic (r/K, HBD inheritance) so obviously natural is too.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/we-are-programmed-to-die-early-and-thats-a-good-thing

If death is gene-mediated, then who is programmed to live longer, r-types or Ks?

“Bar-Yam and his colleagues are arguing that natural selection actually favors traits that self-limit consumption and reproduction, not selfish maximalism, including lifespan limiting mortality. In other words, organisms may be able to have longer lifespans than they presently do, but natural selection has actually favored individuals that clock themselves out early.”

Unclear. Probably K but the variables are iffy.

They’re partially basing off the false idea that more reproduction is always good/favoured by evolution when actually it was responding to the selection pressure of high mortality. Now mortality is low, they should include quality, the alpha genes for the race between the sexes.
Fitness is not N children, that only applies when there is competition from r-types.

Sexual competition.

In a vacuum, K is superior for a society.

Empires rise with K, die with r.
https://disenchantedscholar.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/rk-is-timeless/

“Aside from August Weismann—who in 1882 did actually argue that death was programmed—it’s because when they considered the effect of evolutionary selection, they were taking averages across organisms and their environments instead of considering each individual organism in its local context. By removing the individual from its particular place or location within a given population, this average ignores the complex relationship between that individual and its environment.”

READ DARWIN.

“By looking at how an individual’s local context affects their fitness, Bar-Yam and his colleagues were able to show that traits which may be an advantage in the short-term (such as an individual’s longevity or ‘selfish’ resource consumption) can actually be a significant disadvantage in the long term, and vice versa.”

Implying it’s bad for the nation, the wider genetic kin group or thede.

Nature is nationalist.

“While this may work out well for the most selfish individuals in the short term, if Bar-Yam and his colleagues are correct it could be cataclysmic for our species in the long run.
“What people do affects their environment and that affects their ability to survive,” said Bar-Yam. “This is something we’re all well aware of today. If you overexploit your resources, you’re going to be in trouble.”‘

MALTHUS, she said, screaming into the void.

“As Bar-Yam points out, if death is genetically programmed, that also means it can probably be hacked.”

The problem with the autistic, they assume they know better than nature. They don’t even know what all these genes do in all conditions and they want to go chopping them out with CRISPR. You know why CF spread? It protects you from TB.

For those who know jack-shit about evolution: the vast majority of mutations are bad, not just bad but fatal (anti-fitness, dysgenic) and that’s why it’s good when nature throws away the genetic equivalent of a shitty doodle on scrunched-up paper. That’s why humans evolved to die quickly, to spread up the overall rate of mutation as a species but also to conserve gains quickly too with shorter generational duration (more breeding in same time).

How many people deserve to live that long? Will it include youth or the shit years, extended for centuries? Who wants to slave away for centuries, cos they can’t financially retire? Biohacking is fraught with technical issues.

The problem of too much free time (let me tell you what to do)

https://aeon.co/conversations/is-free-time-a-blessing-or-a-curse

https://aeon.co/conversations/what-will-people-do-with-their-leisure-time-two-hundred-years-from-now-which-few-or-no-people-do-today-40

https://aeon.co/essays/digital-technology-is-not-to-blame-for-our-hyperfast-lives

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.

yup damon ian somerhalder vampire diaries hot duh yes uhuh

Never bored though.

Link: The nagging voices of the amygdala

http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2012/05/21/embracing-the-nagging-voice-of-success/

Yup….

That’s amygdala irritation.

The combination of fear, self-loathing, irritation, frustration and confusion.
All amygdala flags.
Usually you have a broken productivity schema. You need to find one that settles it down and that includes figuring out what triggers it (usually subconscious doubts).

You know those kids at school who never did the homework? Theirs was practically dead. Too far.
You know the anally-retentive kid who tried to start early (this was me) – too much. Also too far.

You need to learn to be comfortable with a little chaos in your schedule, a little flexibility.
You need to be in good health first, but time management is the #1 Self Improvement Skill anyone should learn, otherwise they can’t learn anything else. They’re fighting an uphill battle against themselves.

Video: What is the most important thing in life?

There is scientific basis for this.

http://www.iev.si/european-ethics-and-values-framework-eevvf/

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.

 

 

Men, don’t spread the depression of modernity

http://alphagameplan.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/delta-man-generations.html

Respect the choices and abilities of your fellow man.

You don’t want kids, fine. Don’t tell your friend who does how awful you think they are, unless he asks of course.

You don’t want a wife, fine. Don’t tell your friend thinking of proposing that his future wife will definitely cheat on him and turn into Lucifer in the divorce courts.

The world isn’t full of sociopaths, social media just makes it seem that way (availability heuristic).

Don’t project the worst of modernity onto individuals. We all have a choice. Respect your fellow men and the paths they travel. A pessimist isn’t a realist.

Video: Dear White people (of Black Lives Matter)

This whole thing is stupid. Not the video, the frame.

No, the same people who push abortion, don’t get to say ANY lives matter.
If a baby’s life doesn’t matter, a pure innocent in every way, certainly no adult does.
Typical Millennial scum refusing responsibility.

And it begs the question most people never ask: matter to whom?
To their parents?
No. Or they wouldn’t turn to crime. Ironically, the abortion spikes are the recognized reason in criminology that violent crime has gone down from what would be expected. I endorse r-type abortion for this reason, they have no maternal instinct whatsoever, why should we pay for their ‘mistake’.
To society?
No. White people in particular are often told society hates us, we are evil incarnate and we should stay away from everything. We don’t owe anything. We’re staying away, like you told us too. I’m sure black people don’t need white people to swoop in and solve their problems, that would be like, racism or something.
They’re collectivists, aren’t they? These “protesters”?
Are they saying they should matter: To all of us?
How the fuck does that work? (it doesn’t, or we aren’t free)
They’re adults. I don’t owe them sympathy, let alone something more.
They’re in the same boat as the rest of us. Get it together or fuck off. Why should I put my life ahead of yours, when I’ve followed the rules, the laws and done everything right, while you did the opposite and get rewarded for it?

I’m not playing, fam. 

Here’s the brutal truth: most people are unimportant.
Odds are, we won’t be special snowflakes. History will forget us.
Most Lives Don’t Matter. 

This is enforced at every level.
War. Poverty. Crime.
A life’s only objective value without proving its own worth, can be calculated by the sum total of your healthy organs viable for donation.
Your life has a dollar value.
Suck it up, buttercup.

“You can do anything” parenting and teaching is actively harmful

http://aeon.co/magazine/psychology/why-telling-kids-to-dream-big-is-a-big-con/

It comes down to IQ grade. IQ denialism, as it was suggested by Haidt, makes about as much sense now as New Earth Creationism in biology, there is simply so much evidence.

Grades are just proxies for IQ — which most parents are too dumb to conceive of.

IQ isn’t strictly a number, it’s a grouping with an error variance. The Binet IQ was intended for school application ONLY – to ascertain how the child’s learning process could be assisted by teachers at each stage (level of work compared to their chronological age), look at modern Sets for the truest application.

If you’re at the top grouping possible for a human, as an adult, A+/200+ High Genius or basic polymath, you have all the choices. And who doesn’t want options for their child (and by ego extension, a compliment to their own genetic material) but the further down the pyramid you go, the more restricted your future prospects. These are facts.

If you wanna be an astronaut, you’d better be making As and Bs. Just because you sat in the same classroom for decades doesn’t mean you’re equal in life quality potential or entitled to the same things as adults (public school kids and pronounced failures regardless of family fortune are the amusing example).

Telling children they all have equal potential may seem nice, and the Nurture Brigade of modern teaching insist it’s fair (if you are ignorant of their status yes, in case) and necessary (see former) – but it traumatizes the average and below-average children and sets them up for a lifetime of suffering, and probable mental illness (hark! Freud’s ghost laughing in the distance). Children blame themselves when they fail or something goes wrong. Fine if the changes needed are within their control… this is rarely the case here.  The self-esteem movement formed to prevent mental illness, theoretically as a shield against it, and now… many young people are popping pills.

This lie about potential doesn’t even sink in (because for this to apply, they are dumb) when they’re adults. Millennials are miserable. They see their age-peers succeed and assume (all else being equal) there is something they can do about it, and feel entitled (+) or wronged (-), that their own course isn’t going the same way (a few come up with lies i.e. their competition is cheating, or secretly evil).

n.b. IQ is computed by age, so child ones are unreliable although age 11/12 is highly correlated, it’s best to get retested as an adult and expect a small dive. Many supposed prodigies fail on this count because they were merely ahead of the curve at school (by external factors of socialisation, see Gladwell’s Outliers), and not genetically ahead (permanently ahead). Hence, prodigies seem to burn out, when in fact the fakes (harsh but true) merely crash into the wall of their genetic potential. Elements of the modern school system e.g. obedience to popular belief, lack of imagination and rote memory dependence also contribute to this false-flagging of intelligence, as it were, rewarding traits which are, in effect, the anti-genius. Lies on the other side of the IQ fence.

Concepts: What is wealth? Really?

http://captaincapitalism.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/understanding-economic-concept-of-wealth.html

…In other words the ultimate form of wealth is other people WILLINGLY deciding to spend a percentage of their finite and dwindling lives hanging out with you.  Not in the expectation there will be “stuff” at the end, but simply because they want to.

This then changes the focus of wealth from “skilling up” or “leveling up” so your time is more precious than other people’s time in the labor market, to that of being a good and enjoyable person.  A good and enjoyable person that people willingly spend their time on….

In other words, to be truly wealthy you need to command other people’s time in two different ways.  One, economically so you can accumulate enough wealth all your material needs are taken care of.  But, two, socially so other humans willingly spend time with you and you have good social, familial and romantic lives. ….

applause

Cracked accidentally explains active K-types to passive r-types

article 

Best bits;

So here’s the secret, the thing that has been plainly obvious all along: Those people out there who are accomplishing great things and seem to get 50 hours’ worth of work done every day? They’re doing it because they have that gun to their head. An imaginary gun, pressed against their temple all day, every day.

All the Ks in the audience be like

lol laughing rdj tony stark heehee haha

Now go go find the most successful person you know. Talk to them about their average week, and listen closely to what they don’t have. They either don’t have friends, or kids, or hobbies, or they don’t keep up with pop culture, or something that you actually consider very valuable to your own life. Their day is only 24 hours long, just like yours. There is no such thing as adding to it — just sacrificing one thing for another.

r-type reader: “Oh noes! You mean I have to choose?! The world should accommodate me!

I don’t know anyone of merit who considers pop culture that valuable. Most of it is mind-rotting trash.
And your hobbies should be your occupation. As in, you make money doing it. Or gain something. I like to say, make your actions pay rent. (Or dividends, if speaking to another K).
Saying: An inch of time can buy an inch of gold, but an inch of gold cannot buy an inch of time.

The friends and spouse/kid thing remind me of two good articles on the subject of time management. Every successful person has mastered that one skill before any others.
1. RR’s Human Energy is Conserved.
2. Captain Capitalism’s The Economics of Caloric Return.

Back to Cracked;

Otherwise, it’s no different from planning a budget that assumes you’ll have twice as much money as you actually make. If you want to become a different person, part of it is deciding which parts of you need to die.

You mean extra hours won’t sprout out the day cos the Government said so?
I’m not a special snowflake? No superpowers? I am shocked! Shocked and appalled!

But every obese person imagines themselves a decade from now having become thin, every coward imagines they’ll be brave, you get the idea. There’s never a defined plan for how to get from Point A to Point Z, and never an acknowledgment of the unbearable truth…

No mention of opportunity cost. Of course (sign it’s an r-type writer plagiarizing).

Stop. Don’t make be backtrack. If you had the gun to your head, you’d goddamned well find the time. If you can’t make yourself start in the next 24 hours, you wouldn’t do it even if you had 24 lifetimes.

He even mentions their high time preference, without using the verbose name;

Any great long-term project that seems impossible to most people — from building a house to writing a book to becoming an actual ninja — is possible to the people who do them only because they don’t just focus on the end goal. There’s only what they have to do today. Don’t misunderstand me — it’s not that they ignore the goal, it’s that they don’t regard what they do today and what they want to have 10 years from now as separate things. The future isn’t a fanciful wish, it’s just the logical end of a long chain of todays. What they do today and what they want to be long-term are the same thing.

How hard are the K types laughing to realize the r types literally don’t get this?
It’s like they’re fucking five. This r guy thinks no one else has discovered this.

This, right here, is at the heart of every unfulfilled ambition in your life. We use the same word — “want” — to mean two completely different things, and the constant confusion between those definitions is why so many people are disappointed in how their lives turned out.

Wrong. Want refers to intangible desire. Will refers to planned action.
Americans use ‘want’ when they mean ‘will’ because the casual culture punishes the active.

Here’s the ending, icing on Mr. Cupcake;

Now look around you — look at all of the minimum-wage people who “want” to be rich and/or famous, with some vague notion of, I don’t know, being on a reality show some day or getting “discovered” for some talent they didn’t know they had. Now look at all of the MBAs working 100-hour weeks on the trading floor because they “want” to be rich. The difference in the two is night and day, but in many cases the former group doesn’t realize it. They just stay poor while the other group starts shopping for vacation homes.

Or they blow their lottery winnings because they don’t know being rich involves more staying rich than becoming.

And I’m starting to think that the world really is divided between those who have a clear idea of what it means to want something — including the total cost and sacrifices it will take to get it — and those who are just content to leave it as an airy “wouldn’t it be nice” fantasy. The former group hones in on what they want and goes zooming after it like a shark. The latter looks at them, shakes their head and says, “How do they do it?” As if they have a cheat code, or a secret technique.

“What, you’re saying we should all be douchebag stockbrokers working hundred-hour weeks?” No.I’m saying that while some of you are sitting around the coffee shop talking about how you “want” the system to change, that douchebag is accumulating money so he can actually run for congress. Because when he “wants” something, he doesn’t sing a song about it. He prices that shit and makes a down payment. And when that relentless BMW-driving douche has kids, he’ll teach them, too, what it really means to “want” something — to be single-minded, and voracious, and to pursue it to the ends of the Earth. Instilling that lesson goes just as far toward preserving wealth and power in a group as the actual inheritance they’ll leave behind.

That is the paragraph which tells you he, himself is an r-type.
He assumes people who are better than them, must be bad people. Because they couldn’t possibly deserve it, could they? If he can’t win himself, there must be no way to do it fairly, legally, honestly. ~ bunny hamstering.

Are you scared of those people? Are you imagining them as cold-blooded stock brokers and lobbyists and swindlers, the Wolf of Wall Street types who are eating away at the world like a cancer? Well, they scare you because it’s a glimpse at what accomplishing great things actuallycosts. You know Steve Jobs was a fucking psychopath, right? So the next time somebody asks you if you want to be rich, really stop and think about it. Think about what it will take. Think about what kind of person you’ll need to become.

Money doesn’t make you evil. Quit believing in cartoons, you’re a grown man. This is why pop culture is rot.

Here’s the close (he doesn’t know his ABCs);

And that’s the point of all this — I’ve found, as time goes on, that everybody gets what they want. Not what they say they want in order to make themselves look good to others, or what they tell themselves they want so they feel better about the current state of their life. No, I’m talking about what they really want. And to find out what they really want, you don’t need to ask them. You just need to look at what they did today. You want to change, start there.

You mean…. what they deserve???