The modern workweek IS a waste of time

For everyone.

It’s based on manual factory work.

4 hours is a con.

4 days is achievable. 3 for most jobs.

But outlawing business competition (subtext) is absurd.

And working smart counts for more than hours every time.

The genius of Swami Vivekananda

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.

Link: The nagging voices of the amygdala


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.

“Why should either two men live at the discretion of three, or three at the discretion of two. Both propositions are absurd from a reasonable point of view. If being a slave and owning a slave are both wrong relations, what difference does it make whether there are a million slave owners and one slave, or one slave owner and a million slaves? Do robbery and murder cease to be what the are if done by ninety-nine percent of the population?” ~ Auberon Herbert

Link: Shadow Work

I think minimum wage laws caused this.
You cannot employ people to do the most menial jobs because the numbers don’t work. It’s better to take the small sliver of savings and tell the customer they’re empowered to do that work.

Video: Your average degenerate

I can see the point. I think this is r-type low-IQ low/no Need for Cognition dominance as culture panders to the lowest denominator who is crucially – easily parted with their credit cards. When the credit tap dries up, we’ll see a flip, in my estimation. Salesmen go where the money is. In a monetary vacuum, nobody looks up to these people. Adverts are a dream that consumer buys into. They matter. They have importance. There are things catered to them, after all. Increasingly, they shape their identity around what they are told is valuable about their ‘demo’ by the master puppeteers.

However, the use of degenerate in Europe refers to primarily sexual or rarely, other form of antisocial abuse with traumatic shockwaves to surrounding societal structures (mostly drugs, because the rush and risk is similar to sex).

These people complain when what society said would happen, does. The classic routes worked where none of the others did, it’s almost-Darwinian societal structure selection. See many atheist countries lately? Yet these individuals are ignorant of history and think their trendy opinions will lead them right forever. When they’re inevitably ruined, as society warned them from childhood they would be, they expect everyone else to play parent and clean up their mess. Bailouts. Everywhere. For adults. They complain they are oppressed and nobody listens to them whine. – Probably ‘cos they know they can’t talk you out of being stupid, it’s a lifelong condition. This is the rationale behind that Law of Power on the ‘unlucky’. The same faulty decision-making will fell you too, if such is the cause of their woe.

Take advice from a suicide on life? Sure, what’s the worst that could happen? They’re naive and destructive, a fatal combination in ANY OTHER SOCIETY IN HUMAN HISTORY.

They failed to grow up and each failure thereafter compounds their issues. Leave them be. The issue is assuming everyone is an expert for having an opinion. Nope, most opinion (has a right to exist but) is irrelevant beyond its dwelling place because it fails basic reality checks. They are marked by their ingratitude to people who humour them, and play parent, who tell them the truth. You don’t want to behave, you don’t want the truth, what do you want? ~ it is sensible to ask. To be God. A life with one half cut out. Rights and no responsibilities. Highs and no lows. These people are an insult to children, they may in future count as a form of antisocial retardation; the ignorance of the laws of physics applied to social beings, of the conflict between biology and agency, of chemistry applied to their under-developed brains. They are arrogant enough to believe they are exempt from the rule of the Universe they inhabit. There is no such thing as morality, there is no objective Universe. If you ask, they believe this. They may as well live in a social media cave (Plato) and be done with it. These people would honestly do better in an asylum than out in the harsh realities of a world they dispute to exist. If we lived out in space, we’d shoot these people out of the airlock for sport. They are a waste of resources and it’s a cosmic joke they support all abortion. A temporary boon in global fertility off the back of the tireless noble Victorian productivity (stone-dead two productive generations later, 1901-1961) they derisively mock allowed them an existential hurrah they have wasted for others before the next Malthusian population-levelling event pops up and takes them down into the sinking abyss of genetic irrelevance, the human equivalent of the Dodo. I laugh at these people, for what else is there to do? The village idiots are running the show, may as well enjoy it. We may not see the men in white coats approach them from the corner of our vision but trust, their time is approaching. As George Carlin said, we’re circling the drain, and things pick up speed as we near the end of this era, as we’ve seen in the past year or two. We are the spectators who live in interesting times.

Morality is a slippery slope, which isn’t a fallacy at all when applied to realpolitik, covered with a shiny hard plastic layer of Doublespeak and called a “trend” instead.

Why “Haters” might be more successful

article coverage;

“That curmudgeonly selectiveness is a net positive for skill development, study authors Justin Hepler of the University of Illinois and Dolores Albarracin of the University of Pennsylvania argue.”

Warning: psychobabble incoming.

“… likers may adopt a jack-of-all-trades approach to life, investing small amounts of time in a wide variety of activities. This would leave them somewhat skilled at many tasks. In contrast, when haters find an activity they actually like, they may invest a larger amount of time in that task, allowing them to develop a higher skill level compared to likers.”

Wasn’t that called taste?

“This same pattern could also be relevant to attentional control. For example, likers may have more difficulty sustaining attention on a task because they perceive so many interesting and distracting opportunities in their environment. In contrast, because haters like so few things, they may be unlikely to be distracted when they are doing a task, and thus their generalized dislike may actually benefit their attentional control.”

When you ignore the BS of idiots, things get better. I can attest.

“But it’s still quite interesting to have research that takes a behavior that we tend to judge as “bad” — that of being a hater — and shows its more positive qualities, in the same way that neuroticism can be channeled into critical thinking.”

These traits developed and remained for positive reasons.
Overall, if you disapprove of something, you’ve probably put enough thought into it to have reasons. I think that’s the true cause.