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Rant/VentingSomeone on r/GetMotivated posts an inspirational quote about becoming a better man. Bluepill weenies and women start throwing a tantrum in the comments. (self.TheRedPill)

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OP, mistakenly thinking that Reddit may benefit from hearing masculine-positive advice, posted an image on r/ getmotivated. Here's the quote:

"Every day, a man must build. If he does not, he will succumb to instant gratification in the form of alcohol, drugs, meaningless sex and masturbation, fantasy found in video games, and other foolish activities. Some men build their career; some a relationship. Some build their hobby, and others their body and strength. Few build their knowledge and fewer build a passion. Many men go days, months, even years without building anything because they're waiting until they "feel" like it. Great men put feelings aside and start building every day."

It's a great quote, right? And we at TRP understand that this basically describes the sum of RedPill philosophy. Get fit. Get a respectable career. Don't fall into beta distractions that hold you down. Be strong in body and mind, don't let anyone walk over you.

Well, poor OP is about to get a big surprise at exactly how proudly unmotivated the denizens of Reddit are. Here are some of the highest comments whining about the image.

What is it with GetMotivated in finding motivation by making comparisons with themselves and inferior people? It's almost as if their self esteem thrives on knowing that they are better than someone else rather than reflect upon themselves.

Hey dumbass, LIFE is about being competitive and ranking yourself with others. It's how your fucking ancestors evolved. They looked at others' food stockpiles and said "He has more food than me, I need to double my efforts and get more food". It's why you're even alive in the first place - your ancestors all the way back to microscopic organisms and protozoa were engaged in a competition to survive. It's hard coded into our genes. But sure, sit there on your extra-large living room chair and roll your eyes at the men working hard to rise to the top of the pack.

Can the author even see the ground from atop that horse?

Yes, the quote says that great men should make something of themselves and achieve greatness through great deeds. Clearly that is a sign of being on a "high horse". We should all be like these commenters instead - posting on adviceanimals and making updates to their Tumblr blog.

Why is masterbating and video games not a hobby?

I'll give you video games, fine; if done in moderation it's a hobby. But masturbation... dude, if you're making it a hobby instead of an occasional release, you got issues. Masturbation reduces the drive to have actual relationships and qualities attractive to actual women. It can quickly become an addiction.

What kind of bullshit is this? Is this motivating? Telling people all these "foolish" activities are meaningless? Just horrible.

Well, they are meaningless by definition. Things like drinking to excess, zoning out in front of the television for 4-5 hours a day, and masturbating furiously out of frustration are not productive activities. They have 0 meaning outside of extremely momentary and distractive pleasures. Only the bluepillest of bluepills would say that gives you "meaning" in life.

Anyway. This is solid proof of why so many guys on Reddit are stuck in their ways. It takes a lot of mental energy to even explain to these people why being a man is important. My recommendation is not to even bother unless you know they'll be receptive. Just use that time to go to the gym and sculpt yourself into a better person instead. That's what I'm going to do right now. Logging out.


[–]CharlieIndiaShitlord 292 points293 points  (67 children)

I managed to make it about half way through the comments, a lot of skimming.

Before I did so, I read the quote.

The response in the comments briefly bothered me with how ridiculously one sided it all was. Then I realised that these chumps constitute the majority of the 'competition'. Fucking glorious.

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      [–][deleted] 45 points46 points  (24 children)

      Can't remember where, but there was a quote one time that was something along the lines of "Success begins when you stop needing to read motivational quote."

      Welp - that was the last motivational quote I ever read.

      [–]An_Andy 23 points24 points  (6 children)

      I remember seeing a post on instagram saying "It's never your successful friends posting the inspirational quotes."

      So true

      [–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      THAT'S THE ONE. Seriously changed my outlook.

      [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (3 children)

      Not trying to be an ass here but all my successful friends post inspirational stuff. That's all they talk about seriously.

      And I mean really successful friends who made it into the NCAA. One guy was a nobody in Germany who now plays in Tennessee.

      [–]Day_man2020 12 points13 points  (0 children)

      Shhh don't interrupt the group think

      [–]coffee_and_lumber 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      I'd say it's generally true though that the people who are the most fucked up will post the most sappy stuff. All the people I know who just cannot get it together emotionally or mentally will post the most elaborate, flowery bullshit.

      The people who know what's up tend to post quotes that really just boil down to useful conventional wisdom. I don't think anyone has an issue with that.

      [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I can agree. It's not like this guy is posting some cramp about self love. He is posting stuff like:

      "Nobody cares, work harder"

      " what do you do when nobody watches"

      Stuff like that. Motivation is what gets you started and helps you out every once in a while. But discipline is what keeps you going.

      [–]keytoimmortality 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      I remember hearing something along the lines of "motivation is fleeting, develop discipline and you'll never need motivation in your life again"

      [–]BlackHeart89 12 points13 points  (11 children)

      I know a chick who is consistently reading motivational things and occasionally presents them to me as if I'm supposed to have some sort of epiphany. I just think, "The fuck am I suppose to do with this?"

      I don't need motivation. I need more time in the day.

      [–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (10 children)

      In related news: quit Facebook. Seriously.

      [–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (4 children)

      A well managed Facebook is a resume. Share and post accordingly. Don't post political, religious, or other click bait. Graduated university? Great! Got a picture in front of the Parthenon? Post that shit. Wasted in Vegas? No, nooooooo.

      [–]Heizenbrg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Agree, LinkedIn too. On why to find a job that is not minimum wage in NYC is through connections. Got to be a social whore and milk that social media.

      [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      I think you mix up Facebook with Linkedin bro.

      [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Not having a Facebook makes potential employers skeptical, but a good one can make a huge difference.

      [–]coffee_and_lumber 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Facebook is an apprentice's introduction to dark triad tactics. At least to the concept of branding and marketing on a personal level.

      [–]RemyPrice 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Quit Facebook 6 months ago and never looked back.

      What a time suck, dealing with other people's inane BS.

      [–]BlackHeart89 2 points3 points  (3 children)

      Are you suggesting this to me? I haven't been on facebook in 3 years. I have no social media accounts unless you count reddit and dating apps as social media. Even then, I don't spend a lot of time on them.

      [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      Haha, no. Broadcasting it. Perhaps "quit Facebook" should be a motivational quote.

      [–]BlackHeart89 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Haha! I agree. That should be the slogan for improving anyone's life.

      *Need more time in the day? Quit facebook.

      *Need more bitches? Quit facebook

      *Need more money? Quit facebook

      *Want to get in shape? Quit facebook

      QUIT FACEBOOK... It'll change your life!

      [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I read it as a general statement regarding motivation. Remove senseless distractions and what is left..? Oh right, what you SHOULD be doing in the first place!

      [–]Masonjarteadrinker2 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      Haha that's a legit quote though, I'm doing so much better now that I'm not constantly looking at books and quotes compared to back then when I was always looking for that little motivational high.

      [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      My LTR sits on the couch and sighs reading it on her iPad. Never again.

      [–]Nazrath2112 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      I needed a motivational quote to get through this comment.

      [–]the_word_is 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Not sure the difference between them and those that jump to belittle them to stoke their own ego.

      [–]jaredschaffer27 3 points4 points  (1 child)

      Everyone is potential competition. The people that dig their own hole are not genetically different than you or I, but we have TRP and they have cat posters saying "don't give up." Every second they spend reinforcing their mediocrity is another second you or I are plowing on. It feels good.

      [–]coffee_and_lumber 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I drove into work this morning thinking about Jack Donovan's article on forming a gang, and that I've got one dude I can get on board to just start doing difficult secret man shit with (no homo), nobody else fucking allowed, and improve our individual values, and that when you take a domesticated pig and set it free into the wild, it will physically change into a boar, growing tusks and fur and grow more aggressive. And, maybe on top of identifying with that little pig, what my buddy and I need to start fucking doing is hunting wild boar. All this while listening to Danzig's third album on blast going 80 mph on the interstate, just feeling fucking powerful and able. I pull into work and get a short vid from my wife who had been recording my back muscles during my workout, encouraging me the way a woman does when she wants you to cum. The same wife who told me a couple months ago, "it doesn't matter if you work out. I'll love you the same either way". Yeah right.

      A day looks entirely different when you start it out lifting.

      But hey if someone can get that amount of crazy drive and thinking into their head from inspirational cat posters, that's a scary bad ass motherfucker not to be trifled with.

      [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      You're absolutely right. We shouldn't fool ourselves thinking THIS is what we're fighting against. The real competitors are miles ahead of these guys. They are the people we need to fighting for a chance to join and even surpass.

      [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Reddit, in general, should never be the completion. The people on certain subs (this one, fitness, entrepreneurship, etc) absolutely... But in general ? Lol no

      [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (5 children)

      That was me a few years ago, just add smoking weed everyday to the mix. I'm disgusted at that old me

      [–]2 Senior Endorsed Contributorvengefully_yours 62 points63 points  (20 children)

      I am your competition, they aren't evennin the game. Shit, they aren't even at the game, they're at home masturbating furiously while playing Farmville.

      [–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (3 children)

      As a side note to other readers this touches on Machiavellian strategy and the "game".

      "I don't want to be like those TRP people" well - you don't have to.However whether you choose to compete or not there most definitely is a "game" being played and if you're ignorant that exists you will never be more than a pawn in someone else's at best and get totally blindsided and left homeless or dead at the worst. Funnily enough they'll watch Game of Thrones or House of Cards whilst shovelling in Doritos and not make even the most basic connections to their own lives...

      TL;DR - They aren't at the game, they don't know there even is one.

      [–]2 Senior Endorsed Contributorvengefully_yours 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      Most are content to be that way. Being in the game takes effort, and most people put in just enough effort to not get fired.

      [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

      I disagree. I think most people are subconsciously aware that there is a game going on. They just play by the wrong set of rules. You know, rules given to them by women, who are correctly playing the power game by getting others to play by their shitty rules. Remember, buying a girl flowers is a form of game. Betas think they'll be getting laid. That doesn't mean it's the game she and everyone else are playing.

      [–]coffee_and_lumber 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Haha, I pass by the flowers at the store sometimes when I'm grocery shopping and think about grabbing some for my wife. Then I think, "okay, these cost 20 bucks. I can just go home and fuck her right for free and then everyone is happy". She'd enjoy the thought that comes from the flowers, but I know the woman. If she's getting laid, she's not worried about little gifts and shit.

      [–]CharlieIndiaShitlord 12 points13 points  (14 children)

      You are well ahead of me with your level of knowledge and experience.

      And I will damn well catch up, and I'll still be damn thankful that the TRP Endorsed and Vanguards were here to help show the way.

      Cheers.

      [–]2 Senior Endorsed Contributorvengefully_yours 29 points30 points  (8 children)

      You'll catch me when I'm dead. Always be improving.

      [–]CharlieIndiaShitlord 13 points14 points  (5 children)

      Love the confidence. The race isn't over until one of us is 6 feet under.

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        [–]CharlieIndiaShitlord 10 points11 points  (0 children)

        True! Nor will the extra effort hurt me.

        [–]coffee_and_lumber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        In that case, here's a quote from Hemingway:

        “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

        [–]BlackHeart89 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        I'm working on the secret to immortality as we speak... Good luck. heh heh.

        [–]Myrpl 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        You reminded me of Will Smith talking about hard work.

        I used to be one of those getmotivated frequents back when I was feeling sorry about myself and the usual depressive shit package. This sub did a much better job at getting my shit straight.

        [–]2 Senior Endorsed Contributorvengefully_yours 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Who you want to be is who you should associate with, and who you don't want to be you should avoid. If you hang out with lazy negative fucks all the time, soon you'll find yourself being one.

        [–]SephiXen 9 points10 points  (4 children)

        You wanna jerk him off and pat his head while you're at it?

        [–]jx234 7 points8 points  (1 child)

        Not sure that reddit is a good representation of the population as a whole.

        [–]CharlieIndiaShitlord 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        I think you're very likely correct.

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          [–]coffee_and_lumber 3 points4 points  (2 children)

          I've been that loser. Now I only drink, jack off or play video games when it's the very ass end of my day and I've lifted, gone to work, engaged in my hobbies, just put forth the effort and exhausted myself. Those things are a reward, not an escape.

          And know what? My appetite for such things is vastly diminished. It's kind of like not having room for dessert after a thoroughly great meal. I'm satisfied and more in the moment and have far less need for all that. Getting to sit down and play my favorite FPS game feels immensely more satisfying when my shit is together, but I end up playing only a couple rounds where before I might have played most of the night. I'm in bed by 12 at the very latest and drift off to sleep with nothing but positive thoughts in my head.

          That response tells me that I was wrong for engaging in those things before, because I had not done enough to deserve them. That is the difference between feeling motivated and possessing self-discipline.

          [–]alpha_buffalo 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          Kind of me too. I will only drink on a Friday after a week of work and lifting everyday. Saturday morning i'm lifting to compensate for the few hours of reward. It's all about discipline.

          [–]coffee_and_lumber 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          I still like my one drink after work, but I've noticed that it's become a light beer, rather than two big glasses of whiskey. Progress.

          [–]Masonjarteadrinker2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Shit like this is why I love this sub, it's the truth and men never be upset at the truth.

          [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          That's pretty well written, great job.

          [–]Nazrath2112 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          Americans love to buy but hate being sold to.

          [–]BlackHeart89 1 point2 points  (6 children)

          I love being told why I'm failing. Its like being given a short cut.

          "If you would just get rid of your facebook. You could probably get some shit done. You're too easily distracted."

          Hmm....

          gets rid of facebook and finishes the remainder of classes with A's and B's, while working two jobs.

          [–]Masonjarteadrinker2 0 points1 point  (3 children)

          "Get rid of that video game and you will hit the gym more", didn't even bother selling it in case I changed my mind, I just broke the damn thing.

          [–]BlackHeart89 1 point2 points  (2 children)

          Whew. I'm glad my vice was so cheap. I couldn't imagine breaking my ps3. Fortunately, out of nowhere, I just lost interest in playing so much.

          [–]coffee_and_lumber 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          I built a 1400 dollar gaming machine. It runs everything on Ultra at 60 fps. (Actually 120-140 fps if my refresh rate were better.)

          Then I discovered TRP. Doh.

          [–]Masonjarteadrinker2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Nah man I broke the game not the actual system, I still use it to watch Netflix and other stuff.

          [–]coffee_and_lumber 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          I hate it like anyone else. My ego can be ridiculous.

          But I appreciate it and ultimately it's the critique I take to heart and chew on. When someone compliments me, that's great too, but in my heart, I already know I'm doing a great job. I'm competing so hard with myself, I already have a perfect idea of where I stand.

          [–]BlackHeart89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          I'll admit, my first response is always, "wtf". But then immediately after, something tells me to chill and think about it. I then later realize the person is right and will look forward to any "constructive" criticism later down the line.

          For the most part, you can usually tell who is trying to help and who is just trying to brag or diss you on the sly.

          [–]thewrightstuff88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Motivation makes you "feel" like you. Can do the task at hand. Whether you do it or not is an entirely different question.

          [–]mister_barfly75 62 points63 points  (11 children)

          It takes a lot of mental energy to even explain to these people why being a man is important.

          Then don't bother. Let them sit on the sidelines waiting for everything to be handed to them on a plate then whining when other men achieve the dreams they've been harbouring. You can't teach people TRP, not can you teach them how to be motivated, so ignore them and carry on with your life. Fuck, every person who willingly takes themselves out of the race so they can concentrate on meaningless pursuits instead is one less person we have to compete with. Just ignore them and carry on with whatever the fuck you want to do.

          [–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (7 children)

          you cant even explain it to faggots like this. not only are they 100% feminized losers, our society has actually told them to be proud of it.

          for example, now it's "cool" if you cry as a guy at movies, songs, pizza, etc.

          western society has gone full beta, distance yourself from the retards and focus on yourself or you will become one

          [–]JohnnyGameGuy 7 points8 points  (2 children)

          Western society huh.. It's worse in Japan.

          I have lived in Japan for a while and will stay a few more years. I have thought a long time about writing a post, explaining how masculinity is non-existent in Japan. I'll have to be tactful and analytical with my approach. I have been studying Japanese culture for a long time, and am advanced in the way of TRP so I think I would be qualified to write something like that.

          [–]NastiN8 4 points5 points  (1 child)

          You should do it. I've often wondered if herbivore men are just the Japanese version of MGTOW.

          [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

          I wouldnt even say theyre feminized, theyre just emasculated. Theres nothing really feminine about them cause a real lady shouldnt be like that either. Theyre just........losers.

          [–]coffee_and_lumber 1 point2 points  (2 children)

          It's a neutral state.

          I remember this well. Being angry, but not having motivation (discipline!) to do anything about it. Being close to women, but not having the get-go to just pursue one and fuck her like a man. Sometimes I actually would have a six month phase where I would be that more alpha-type guy, then just get lazy and retreat into myself, never really understanding why I had that good run. I had no direction, no instruction. I didn't connect my physical health with my intentions. I simply knew via observation (and having a pretty good father) what was possible and that's what saved me, and brought me here, and ever since, discipline and habit has taken over. Maybe fear too, fear of not always walking toward my potential.

          We, as males, have the ability to live in a very broad range of states. Look at the upper echelon of masculinity in a guy like Pat McNamara and then look at, I don't know, a fat, neckbeard type dude who lives in a total fantasy land. That's almost two different species. But one can (within reason) become the other with work or lack of work.

          We have it too easy in our culture. Men need purpose. They crave it. But we're evolved to not really have to seek it out. It was always self-evident what a man had to do. Protect the group from wild animals, the elements, and other men. Or hunt and provide food. These are basic things that women were unable to do nearly as well due to sheer physical limitations, so this duty almost always fell to men. Now, everything is provided by the group at large and we have to absolutely seek out our purpose, or outright create it. Having children is a purpose, but even the noble act of raising kids is not what men are really built for. Motherhood can define a woman, and absolutely beautifully. A man has to be made of so much more in order to be a father.

          So if you aren't at least building your body and using it for some useful purpose or another, it makes sense that you'll be depressed or unsatisfied. Or barring that, the least physical and powerful among us should at least have an interest in what other men are doing that is useful. Write stories of heroes or take part in whatever way they can. You can't just sit back with the women and ignore the process. This, not cancer or AIDS or ebola is the true plague of the 21st century in Western society.

          [–]coffee_and_lumber 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          "Good things come to those who wait"

          No, just whatever is left over. If your standards are low enough, then that counts as "good" I guess.

          [–]trp_que 42 points43 points  (20 children)

          It's obvious that these people see themselves on the side of the spectrum that succumbs to these instant gratifications and meaningless activities. They are just hamstering why their poor choices are justified in their own minds instead of taking responsibility to change.

          [–]Z28D 34 points35 points  (17 children)

          Video games can be a hobby, but this quote really struck a nerve with some of the losers on reddit. Motivation is for losers. If you have fire and drive in your balls you dont need motivational quotes. They just want an excuse to waste their life. Typical blue pill bullshit.

          [–]RPthrowaway123 18 points19 points  (15 children)

          Agreed. I play some video games, and there's nothing wrong with it. I enjoy the mental stimulation of a good strategy game, or playing something multiplayer with my friends from school that have moved far away.

          But when you're sinking 40+ hours a week into LoL or some MMO, that's not playing video games anymore. That's a full time job that gets you nothing.

          [–]Polaris382 8 points9 points  (12 children)

          Not disagreeing with the general point, but SOME people make good money from video games. A former "shipmate" of mine from my Navy days, has made some BIG money from winning some gaming tournaments. To top it all off, you dont even have to put up/risk any money to win in those tournaments.

          [–][deleted] 32 points33 points  (0 children)

          To top it all off, you dont even have to put up/risk any money to win in those tournaments.

          The risk was all that time they spent practicing a videogame.

          [–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (6 children)

          Yea, like the streamers. Those dudes make fucking buckets of money. They constantly get donations all day ranging from $3 to $1000 (No bull shit) on top of the subscription fee that they have people paying them!

          For those not in the know, TwitchTV allows viewers to subscribe (literally only for an exclusive chat and emoticons... hahaha) to channels for $5 a month. The top streamers have between 1000 subscribers to over 10,000 subscribers. The streamers get half. Think about that for a second. There are some streamers getting $25,000 a month on top of "donations", which I would say a good streamer racks in at least $400 a day from.

          Caveat: However, don't be a fucking streamer

          [–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (3 children)

          Saying streamers make a lot of money is like saying pro gamers make a lot of money. Sure, some of them do, but the vast majority doesn't.

          [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

          That's exactly why I said "good" streamers as in the top ones. That is also why I also said the ones who have between 1000 and 10,000 subscribers.

          That is only the Top 10% of streamers. The other 90% of streamers are just wasting their time... unless they are female. If you are an attractive female you might as well quit your shitty human resources job and stream.

          [–]darkrood 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          "I am a real gamer, Okey? So stop looking at me like I am just an object, m'kay?"

          (proceed to wear cleavage showing clothes and short skirts, blowing kisses and bending over to "pick up xxx" in the background)

          [–]Planner_Hammish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Now I'm curious; best "make $$$$ from home using the internet" ad I have read.

          [–]ghaenrynquau 2 points3 points  (2 children)

          If you make a living playing video games nobody will consider you a man. Yeah, you may be able to provide for a family.

          [–]darkrood 1 point2 points  (1 child)

          Do you know if you say you work at garbage disposal, they will say "You are a proud member of our society" "We can't live without you." but they will refuse to hug you right after work?

          If you care about what others consider to be "a man", then can you tell me how that's red-pill?

          [–]ghaenrynquau 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          If others don't respect you, you won't be successful.

          [–]darkrood 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Uhm....before you win any tournament, don't you have to survive on ramen noodles? Tons of pro-gamers in Korea lived like that, and did not get a top 10 spot through out their 2-3 years "career."

          Gaming competitor's career is incredibly short for most, you either become coaches, celebrities, or paper pusher back into the work force.

          [–]merkmerk73 2 points3 points  (1 child)

          Agreed but I'm not going to pretend I couldn't be doing something more productive with my video game time

          [–]RPthrowaway123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          This is true. But it's been said "time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted."

          [–]turbo_blender 9 points10 points  (1 child)

          They are just hamstering why their poor choices are justified in their own minds instead of taking responsibility to change.

          It reminds me of a response from Wall Street Playboys, where they crushed average redditor hipster mindset.

          I used to wonder why some people are like that and tried to help them, now I realize they have to exist.
          Someone has to work for your bentley.

          [–]SephiXen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Very cool website, thanks for the link.

          [–]TRP VanguardCyralea 42 points43 points  (28 children)

          You pushed down on their most sensitive nerve, which kickstarts the hamster. They want to know how they can get ahead in life without sacrifice. Maybe you ought to have started with "This one little trick..."

          [–]galileh 31 points32 points  (27 children)

          They want to know how they can get ahead in life without sacrifice.

          That actually got me thinking. Reddit has this compulsive obsession with beards. Every time there's an image of a big bearded dude - even if he's fat or looks like a teddy bear - Redditors will drool over him and start the usual circlejerking of "LE MANLY MAN".

          Could that be because these people see beards as a "shortcut" to manliness without actually putting in the work of taking risks, aching at the gym, etc?

          [–]TRP VanguardCyralea 31 points32 points  (6 children)

          Have you ever heard of lumbersexuals? You're pretty much describing them. Faux masculinity dolled up as the real thing. They take all the easy bits and string them together and hope no one notices. Meanwhile they're buying size 28 jeans along with their 3.2% alcohol wheat beer to bring home to their aggressive "empowered" girlfriends.

          Cities like Toronto, San Francisco and Portland have these chumps in spades. Unsurprisingly, these are big tech towns that have users that are likely to reddit.

          [–]docbloodmoney 8 points9 points  (1 child)

          My brother actually works in the lumber industry, and he was complaining he can't wear plaid shirts in the city anymore without people assuming he's a fruity hipster

          [–]coffee_and_lumber 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          I feel the need to vent a bit. I grew up in the Colorado mountains having to heat our house entirely with wood burning stoves. Dad would take us out into the woods in the late winter/early spring to cut down trees. He'd slice em up with the chainsaw and us kids would haul these enormous stumps back to the truck. Then we spent the remainder of spring and all summer splitting wood in the afternoons. Our favorite part of tree cutting days was going back out for the last load and bringing the clay target thrower and the shotguns. Splitting 12 cords of wood per year more or less by myself was one of my first tastes of finding satisfaction in manual labor.

          I'm twice the age I was then and have central heat in my Atlanta home. Firepit and fireplace are just a nice luxury. But I scoop up any and all free firewood I see, and use it as a replacement workout for my kettlebells, and frankly, to recapture a bit of that feeling I got from those pleasant Colorado summers.

          I wear a fuck ton of plaid, I can swing a heavy axe precisely, I drink neat, high-proof whiskey, two of my uncles are loggers, and btw, fuck fake hipster cunts.

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            [–]NidStyles 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            I would have gamed one of them to screw with everyone else in the room.

            [–]coffee_and_lumber 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            Haha, I had a similar experience at the gun range the other day.

            [–]destruct_zero 25 points26 points  (9 children)

            This is precisely why beards are so popular right now, they've become the padded bra of masculinity. There's a whole generation running around looking like lumberjacks and most of them can't change a fucking tyre.

            They also hide a weak jawline and beta chin (or lack thereof) very well. The vast majority of beards nowadays hide the face of a lazy, unmotivated pussy who thinks he's manly because he hasn't shaved for 3 months.

            [–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (0 children)

            ...the padded bra of masculinity... Priceless

            [–]peoplearejustpeople9 4 points5 points  (2 children)

            Your comment about the beta chin is on point. I notice men's chins/jawlines now for some weird reason and how a good beard can do wonders. Sadly, I'm trying to exercise my neck to get more definition. Any tips?

            [–]crayzar 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            Jaw line can be improved by losing weight, but it's mostly genetics. Working on your traps (shrugs, snatch grip deadlifts) will give more dividends aesthetics-wise than directly exercising your neck.

            [–]kinklianekoff 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            put your tounge on the roof of your mouth at all times(* obviously when your mouth is closed) and align your your cervical spine(high head). especially during bracing exercises like dl,squat etc.

            this will have none to low effect for the jawline for adults, but will improve posture at least and improve breathing.

            [–]BlackHeart89 1 point2 points  (4 children)

            They also hide a weak jawline and beta chin (or lack thereof) very well. The vast majority of beards nowadays hide the face of a lazy, unmotivated pussy who thinks he's manly because he hasn't shaved for 3 months.

            Yep. I have a friend with a nice beard. He's been hitting the gym for over a year now. Somehow, he looks even worse than he did when he started. He's gotten fatter, but added damn near no muscle. The dude even has narrow shoulders and weak poster. He then tells me that he spends about 45 min doing cardio and about 30 mins lifting weights.... Jesus christ. The beard is the only thing he can do since it requires no fucking effort.

            [–]1aguy01 2 points3 points  (3 children)

            All that cardio is killing his gains, and he's not losing weight cause I bet he don't eat shit for calories and his body is in full on survival-starvation mode, whereby a large portion of his calories go to fat and his body eats as much muscle as it can. There are lots of people like this that really do bust their ass but they were fed bad information. I was one of em, my hair started falling out from under nourishment and elevated stress from training so much.

            [–]BlackHeart89 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            Yeah. I tried to explain this to him. It was like talking to the average woman about the gym.

            I showed him my transformation pics and everything. People at my job even point out and make jokes about me beating people up because of my physique and women occasionally compliment me. Yet and still, he refuses to take mine or anyone else's advance. Even from another guy who is in his mid 40's with an impressive physique. Its just foolishness.

            Edit: I told him some real simple shit. Stop doing so much cardio and lift weights. You have zero muscle.

            [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (9 children)

            Is there anything wrong with a beard though? I know it doesn't automatically make you manly but people get that impression if it works for your face, right? It also helps with a bad jawline.

            [–]CharlieIndiaShitlord 0 points1 point  (8 children)

            What do you mean by bad jawline?

            [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (7 children)

            I mean a weak jawline. Look up manly jawline and weak jawline. A manly jawline is more attractive and there are three ways to fix a bad jawline. If you lower your bodyfat, it will be more chiseled but depending on the person it won't be a movie star jawline, but it will still look better. You can also use a beard to cover the weak jawline. Finally, you can do surgery and get implants to make your jaw appear more masculine; some people are for and against this option though.

            [–]CharlieIndiaShitlord 1 point2 points  (2 children)

            Your exercise will reduce that body fat and improve your jawline over time. A chiseled jawline does not make a man though. Everyone has 'defects' that make us less than the ideal model.

            Being a model does not make you a real man. TRP makes you a real man. Lift more, eat right, consume TRP daily.

            Fuck using a beard as a crutch. You don't need a crutch.

            [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

            I'm just saying I personally like having a beard. It does give off a manly impression even though that's not the end goal. I agree with you, it's not a supplement or shortcut to being a man, but a beard can increase your SMV if your face looks better with it.

            [–]CharlieIndiaShitlord 6 points7 points  (0 children)

            If you look better with it, go for it. As you said, it's not a shortcut.

            [–]peoplearejustpeople9 0 points1 point  (3 children)

            Aren't there exercises that could help a weak jawline? Tongue movements, holding your breath, holding a swallow all use these muscles.

            [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

            Well you can exercise and lose bodyfat to reveal an already-existing jawline, but I don't know how much those exercises help in the long term. I sometimes put my tongue on the roof of my mouth and my jaw and chin look a bit better, but it hasn't had any permanent effects on me so far.

            [–]peoplearejustpeople9 1 point2 points  (1 child)

            If you want an effect just for photos or whatever, get some spit and start swallowing but don't follow through. Keep it in swallow-purgatory. This requires that you hold your breath but after some practice I realized snoring has a similar effect. Just do it quietly!

            [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            Interesting. I'll keep that in mind, thanks.

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            [–]trpobserver 10 points11 points  (0 children)

            Good post

            LIFE is about being competitive and ranking yourself with others

            But this is one part I disagree with.

            Somebody from the linked thread posted this image which I totally agree with.

            Just using the gym as an example, every experienced lifter will tell you that its not about comparing yourself every day to the guys around you, its about comparing yourself a month ago with yourself now. You cannot be somebody else, to be better than them you have to fundamentally be better than your past self.

            They looked at others' food stockpiles and said "He has more food than me, I need to double my efforts and get more food"

            Well, they didn't, they looked at their own food stockpiles and said "do I have enough? If so, great, I can focus on other tasks, if not, I need to work faster and harder"

            Human living standards got better because people, in their pursuit of improving their lives and the lives of those they care about, developed new and better ways of doing things.

            This doesn't mean competition is bad or that is doesn't happen, only that it isn't the key to self-improvement. If what you want is to "be the best singer" or "the best programmer" then yes, that is all about competition. But being a better programmer, which is what most programmers are mostly going for, is simply about working and learning and being better than you were before.

            The quote from the OP still holds completely true, I just don't see it as being competitive, its only comparing two types of people. One type gets better, the other type doesn't. The reasons why one type wants to get better is irrelevant, the quote is talking about cause and effect.

            [–]Myrpl 13 points14 points  (4 children)

            If you want to get motivated, you don't go to that sub. Simple as that.

            If you pick the top posts of ANY week, you'll find in the top comments male hamsters finding "logical weaknesses" in order to justify themselves to stay where they are without trying. They'll go as far as criticizing the font family of a quote, similar to how one can stare a finger when you're showing the moon.

            Motivation is inherently emotional. I'd love to write a post about how TRP actually encourages men to get in touch with their deep biological masculine animal nature.

            For now just understand that the men who did embrace their need to challenge themselves through lifting daily, meet girls and drive their career forward need no such subreddits like getmotivated.

            Hey dumbass, LIFE is about being competitive and ranking yourself with others.

            I'll just leave this here. You'll understand why when you'll see the first rule.

            [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

            Oh god that sub sucks. Look at quotes from anyone famous like an actor, all you see is "they were lucky" and other shit. Make your own fucking luck

            [–]Myrpl 2 points3 points  (1 child)

            This post was the last drop, back when I was visiting that sub. "The hard work puts you where the good luck can find you". I think we can all agree that, for example, I cannot simply go out without lifting, improving my social skills, have a sense of humor and just expect to fuck a hot girl, unless I'm a beta bucks who's literal wallet with legs. Or that I cannot expect to get hired as a doctor without studying hard. Look at the comments.

            I always half agree with these. I work with plenty of nitwits that haven't done hard work in their lives yet make more than others simply because they are friends/relatives/drinking buddies with the right people. Getting lucky doesn't always mean you worked hard, and hard work doesn't always mean you get lucky. =(

            or this one

            You should work HARDER. Luck is totally based on it and not on other things like kissing ass

            But what pissed me off the most are the most generic messages on that sub who say "my cousin Bob worked as hard as <insert famous person> and didn't succeed, therefore only luck is involved". Who the fuck quantifies hard work? Even saying "I work hard" is so vague and subjective. And you're working hard doing what? What if you're working hard to learn a new programming language when you should be working hard to network with people in the industry instead?

            [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            I always prefer the quote: work smarter, not harder. A fast food worker can strain themselves much more than I will, but doesn't make their labor more valuable

            [–]BlackHeart89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            If you want to get motivated, you don't go to that sub. Simple as that.

            Well to be fair, the top posts are generally good. Its the comments that fuck up the forum.

            Even so, motivational posts and things of the sort suck. They don't do much. The best motivation is to be around people that already have what you want. Or at least for me. Whether its being in TRP forum or being in the gym and seeing some of the more fitter guys, to seeing my co-worker pull up in a Jag... It tells me that I am not allowed to get complacent on a regular basis. I don't even realize it until I look back at who I was. It subconsciously changes you for the better.

            The posts that people look at for 5 seconds at a time and forget about are pretty much useless in my opinion. It just gives enough hope to keep you from giving up completely.

            [–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            Isn't that subreddit a default now? Leave and never return.

            [–]RcskaSedd 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            Sheep will be sheep. Nothing surprising here.

            [–]kinklianekoff 5 points6 points  (0 children)

            what that sub and most bite size motivational shit on the internet misses is that motivation is a false sense of accomplishment. your brain already fires up the reward pathways just for thinking your'e gonna do it.

            to get real results you need discipline, and that is not transferable by jpg.

            [–]1CowardlyPetrov 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            Worthless comments by worthless people.

            When a woman says, "Oh my god, I just want a nice guy!" and then a dozen omega losers identify myself she is able to make a list of all the losers she wants to avoid wasting time on.

            This is the same thing. Retards have identified themselves for the ignore list. Mentally be grateful for this usefulness and add them to the list.

            [–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

            I love the quote. I disagree with the above though that life is about competition. I think evolution has more about overcoming ones own challenges and fears. A person who is "more evolved" than another has his own issues and challenges. It does no good for one to compare himself that person. He needs to take care of what he's dealt with.

            This is where I feel TRP is flawed. It focuses more on the top 10 percent of men where the majority of men won't ever even come close to that. It's not about being in the top ten of men. It's about being the best you can be. It's about total honesty with yourself in what you need to improve in.

            If your focus in on the top ten percent of men when your in the bottom ten percent of men you got a long way to go. The ten percent of men is a distraction. So it's not about competition with others. That just makes men insecure.

            Men need to have the courage to be better than they are the day before. To evolve is to get over their fears, and overcome their own challenges. One doesn't become a top ten man by focusing on the other people but by focusing on overcoming his own fears and challenges. That's how he improves his overall value as a man.

            [–]My_Twig 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            This is exactly how I have approached this. TRP is what motivated me to do all I can to be successful despite epilepsy. I my not be able to drive a Jag for risk of seizing behind the wheel, but hell if I am going to give up and live on the government. I just need to be better than yesterday.

            [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            Or the top post saying "but I make video games as my career" congrats you are an obvious exception, the hundreds of Redditors up voting your point who just logged 25 hours this week on an MMO? They aren't

            [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            Redditors really are a bunch of whiny fucking losers.

            [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

            It's ok little pussies. You're great just the way you are. Here are your 20th place trophies and participation certificates

            [–]nowoonocy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            To be honest that's a pretty shitty sub. There is certainly some value there from time to time but it's not worth sifting through the comments.

            [–]Blaat1985 15 points16 points  (4 children)

            Why are you getting so worked up about how others want to spend their life and time? You have zero control over it, so why waste energy on it?

            If they are happy then good for them. If they aren't, then it's up to them to do something about it.

            [–]galileh 22 points23 points  (0 children)

            Did you read the entirety of his post? At the end he specifically recommended not getting too worked up about this stuff, and just improving your life while allowing others to sink if they so choose.

            You're literally line-by-line repeating exactly what OP said.

            Just think of his post as an educational tool, pretty sure that's why he posted it.

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              [–]NabroleonBonaparte 2 points3 points  (0 children)

              Chill the fuck out

              Where did all the horseshit you typed come from? The idea behind TRP is that by improving aspects of yourself you will improve the quality of your life. Patrice O'Neal is respected here for his ideas not his physique. There's a lot of people here that couldn't give a fuck about sex, but if they do, they can find ways to improve their odds of those needs being met.

              Also, happiness is a pursuit. Due to its fleeting nature, you cannot have a life that is completely happy 100% of the time, so we discuss things (from observation) that will increase your frequency of happiness.

              So rather than getting emotional and coming here (from I assume, the linked thread) posting a childish comment insulting this sub from a place of ignorance, look around and find something to learn or GTFO and find a productive use of your time

              [–]StarDestinyGuy[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              THAT'S the Get Motivated subreddit?!

              What the fuck

              [–]symko 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              "I knew I had to rise above it all or drown in my own shit."

              Funkadelic

              [–]krustytheclown2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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              If you would like to do the same, add the browser extension GreaseMonkey to Firefox and add this open source script.

              Then simply click on your username on Reddit, go to the comments tab, and hit the new OVERWRITE button at the top.

              [–]aussydog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              What's amusing to me is that the amount of time and effort that people have put into spewing hate towards a motivation poster. I mean seriously. It's posted in r/getmotivated ! The collective of nimrods hating on this poster seem to say, "I want to be motivated to get things done....but...I don't want a motivational poster to tell me to actually get things done." the fuck? Why the hell are you subscribing to r/getmotivated then!?

              [–]Ormild 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              GetMotivated is a terrible subreddit. I used to go on there because I thought the idea was cool and used it to better myself, but once you're on there long enough, it becomes the same shit every time: a picture/quote inspires motivation, then the most upvoted comment is someone that uses some stupid logic to argue the picture/quote is not motivational, then people comment on the top post with their own stupid logic about why it's actually not motivating.

              Every single time. It's like those people don't give a shit about being motivated. They just want to sit there and feel morally superior by arguing a picture. If someone posts a picture of a jacked dude/hot fit girl, then someone will say, "Why are these posts on getmotivated always about people working out? It's not the only thing in life you know." or something stupidly similar and the reply will be "yeah, I don't want to spend my whole day at the gym. I don't have time for that."

              [–]1MarcusDavidson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              /r./GetMotivated is for people looking for wallpaper. /r./GetDisciplined is for people actively improving their lives.

              Let's move on. This circle jerk over a image macro has nothing to do with RedPill. It's not theory, example, or meta discussion about the direction of our community.

              [–]RPthrowaway123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              As soon as I saw that post I wanted to put it here. It's a great quote. I want that on a poster!

              [–]Maaaaarty_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Hey!! OP has good motivation!

              [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              You should disregard the comments all together, and here's why. First off, look at how many up votes it got in one day. Secondly, the people that took the time to comment on this are mostly the people that wanted to go against it. Most people, me included, read this awesome quote just now, thought "damn" and moved on with the motivation it stirred in them.

              [–]coffee_and_lumber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              I got "motivated" the moment I realized what I actually am supposed to be as a man and how far from that I was.

              I got disciplined through exercising through a fog of weakness and pushing/dragging myself forward into moderately good physical condition and feeling more energy and positivity.

              After that, doing well for myself is now simply a habit that's hard to break, like any other.

              The criticism of the OP in that thread is sad. I guess I would say to them, "Even if you really didn't agree with him, he's on his fucking mission. What are you doing?"

              [–]Jimmy_Big_Nuts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Thanks OP, that is a GREAT QUOTE! Makes me feel motivated, even though it's a bunch of shit I already knew - gotta reflect daily.

              As for anyone who dislikes self motivation? Fuck em. We help those who want and need help self improving, not hopeless losers proud of their failure.

              [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              nothing in life has meaning, inherently. you ascribe meaning to things, by mechanism of ego. most people do this unconsciously... now that you are aware you can choose meanings.

              [–]Polaris382 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              "Masturbating your fantasies isnt the same as mastering your fucking life." - The Ultimate Warrior/Jim Hellwig

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQgngzPctZE

              I guess people dont want to admit that they are their own biggest obstacle.

              [–]Adjustify 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              I read this quote when it was on the front page and completely agreed as it describes me perfectly. Then I too was appalled at the comments and concluded that if they don't believe that's true then they're just going to fall behind. Glad I have you Red Pillers on my side.

              [–]Risky_Clicks_NSFW 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              "Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness".

              "The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself."

              [–]santander26 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Holy shit. When i saw this topic, i downloaded and made my wallpaper. It is a TRP material. I can't believe these comments. Fucking retards.

              [–]Urasquirrel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              I saw this the other day and saved it as my phone background.

              [–]Crushed_tomatoes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              I'm gonna be honest; I used to reject the red pill, but I'm really starting to come around on it. I read this post and, as is happening increasingly more frequently to me in this sub, just thought, "Yup."

              [–]jaredschaffer27 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              I can tell right away on my Facebook feed who are the most and least motivated people on there. If a person pops up once every week or two with a picture of them kayaking a river, then goes silent again, I know they have their shit together and are living life. However, the people with the 3 motivational quotes and posters every day are the saddest sacks of lazy shit.

              [–]-Quotidian 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              That's a fucking awesome quote. I'm going to keep that one--there are times when I don't build nearly as aggressively as I wish I had a few days later. We all have our ups and downs, but it takes grit to push through the malaise.

              Also reminds me of a post, maybe from RoK before their wheel-spinning got so intense, where someone spoke of the value of a mortality mindset. Knowing that your time is limited helped the poster value the time he had left. Whatever didn't contribute to his goals in some way, or unite his dream and day, was a waste of time. There are productive hobbies after all, and guys feel good about doing guy shit most of the time.

              The study of self-improvement is masturbation. There's a reason the term circlejerk is so popular on Reddit--because it applies pretty evenly across the board. This is your life, and it's ending one moment at a time--don't waste any of it on these whining neckbeards when you could be lifting. It's rude to stop and stare at the train wrecks, and you have better shit to be doing anyway. We all do.

              [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              I have that quote as the wallpaper on my laptop.

              [–]1User-31f64a4e 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              What is it with GetMotivated in finding motivation by making comparisons with themselves and inferior people? It's almost as if their self esteem thrives on knowing that they are better than someone else rather than reflect upon themselves.

              Well, there is a Chinese proverb: Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words. Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions. Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits. Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character. Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.

              So when people are compared in / getmotivated, really what is being discussed is the thoughts, words, actions and habits that led to them.

              [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              I'll give you video games, fine; if done in moderation it's a hobby. But masturbation... dude, if you're making it a hobby instead of an occasional release, you got issues.

              All in all, if you just want to beat your meat , fucking do it .

              But get off "Get Motivated" and go to "Happy with my fucked up life "

              I respect people with shit lives , but you need to be happy with it.

              [–]call_of_the_wild 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Masturbate into mediocrity.

              I think the youtube comments from "fake" redditors usually put's it very accurately. http://imgur.com/3e6VrR9

              [–]2alisonstone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Life isn't just competitive, most of life literally is a competition. Most of your childhood is about your education. And it pretty much boils down to your class rank, GPA, and standardized test scores that determine the next phase of your life. It pretty much is the strongest correlation to having success in life and having successful offspring.

              And how do you get your first job? It's a competition. Companies are going to rank you against other people who apply (your peers) and they choose the best. And when you are working, who gets promoted and who gets laid off when the economy goes bad? Again, the employees are ranked and a certain percentage of the bottom is cut and a certain percentage on top move up.

              When people date, they don't just roll a dice. People have arbitrary criteria, but they choose the best based on that criteria.

              Sure, not everything is a competition. But the most important life events (schooling, employment, marriage, etc) are competitions. Many of them (such as schooling) literally have numeric rankings. That's how life works.

              [–]SirkovTheWanderer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Best thing about jacking off and hookers, and likely the only worthwhile thing? You don't fiend for sex like its a drug, like some guys do. Getting into relationships with crazy women. That happened to my brother, married a crazy whore for 10 years, until she attack his nuts (literally). Now he's with another woman that doesn't respect him.

              [–]ChadThundercockII 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Well, this quote is going on my wall of inspiration. Fuck them latent, unmotivated and marginal sub-humans.

              [–]Skank_of_America 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Well, one of the benefits to comparing yourself to others is that you begin to realize that others are actually not always so special. When I was competing with others for learning the Polish language, I actually found that they may have been talked up a lot and may talk themselves up quite a bit, but each person tended to have their own flashes of insight into the language that was unique to their own minds. As long as you jump into something and are always there on the precipice of learning when the opportunity arises on the spot, that will carry you to victory faster than anything else. Really though, though I don't like putting people down, it helps to know that people aren't necessarily that special. The ones who succeed almost always put in a fair amount of effort, whether they are smart or not.

              [–]coffee_and_lumber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              So much outrage. So many butthurt gamers and dick strokers.

              [–]Transmigratory 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              There are some who will never be convinced. No need to honour their views by posting snippets of them on reddit.

              [–]Mr_Andry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              I really liked that quote, and in fact it inspired me to dive back in to my web design project that I'm using to hopefully make a career transition soon. I have been indulging in video games a bit too much recently, and was pleasantly surprised at how much better I felt about being productive than wasting a day on a game. The quote is spot on.

              [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Im not even going to click on the thread cause anyone who doesnt agree with that quote or see how it applies to both men and women who dont want to be mediocre their entire lives is an obvious result of the dumbing down and pussification of the new generation. Really, its amazing to me how many people get up in arms when you mention jerking your dick or fiddling with your clit on a regular basis isnt normal or doing anything to make your life better.

              [–]ValarMorghulis90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              People live in ignorance, and when they see motivation posts like this it attempts to shatter veil. They want to be lazy and are perfectly fine with that, but when someone else tries to be something more they have to discredit it in an attempt to justify their own lackluster lives. If someone is truly happy living in mediocrity (I don't mean this in a negative light. Maybe they really fucking want the white picket fence and all that bullshit. Good on them.) then they aren't going to be posting hate comments on posts like this.

              [–]chillmonkey88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Your link isn't working for me... but just the idea people are mad at that quote makes me feel so bad for them... really.

              Had an example of this today... I decided to start riding my bike to work. And the guys I work with (mostly bp) say "why not just drive? An hour bike ride is crazy?"

              My response was "I want to shed a few lbs and it helps clear my mind... that hour ride is my ride..."

              Taken awry... I got "your crazy dude you could be sleeping lol"

              I find people that have no passion sad... even if it's video games... do something, make a twitch channel, blog, learn how to make them, do something... but I can only live my one life so I guess that's just how it is...

              [–]fingerboxes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              The thing you build doesn't even need to be something 'mainstream'. Video gaming is a great hobby - if you actually treat it as one. Learn to be an EXPERT at it, learn how to make mods, or similar, but don't just sit on your couch and play madden or call of duty and call it a 'hobby'.

              Hell, I've started LARPing, I'm in the best shape I've been in since I was a teenager at this point (running around playing CTF in 30lbs of period armor while swinging weapons is no fucking joke), and that is about as dorky as it gets.

              [–]badnews4u 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              I take it it that most of those redditors are pussy, skinnyfat, 30 + liberal arts majors anyway. They cant hold a candle to a real man so they bitch out

              [–]Luckyluke23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              well i did have these guys for motivation... but not anymore...

              [–]JamesRoscoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Becoming a true man creates problems in our current social structure. Being a true man means you cannot be easily controlled by outside influences. You talking of building suggests building outside of the established social order. That is bad for both women and the State. Is it any wonder why you were attacked?

              [–]SteakMarsala 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              it's save to say that this is analogous to the idea that being constructive/productive leads to idling, which becomes destructive as time passes. the quote names many idling activities.

              [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Everybody loves to get motivated until they have to do something. Can't believe that we are on the most wanted list of reddit.

              [–]seraphim6134 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Hateful sheeple. That's what men get for acknowledging the different types of instant gratification. Whoever commented doesn't understand work vs reward ratio or hates men who are trying build.

              [–]Freiling 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              I've been on the fence here for a long time... I read Red, Blue, and Purple. The blue arguments almost always come from an emotional place, and generally take the tack of defending a drug of choice.

              I still haven't really decided - it's so controversial I feel like I can't easily commit to anything. But the arguments on this side tend to be more cogent and serious, rather than mocking and tangential.

              [–]1003rp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              People are on their to feel good about themselves. They want to see a motivational quote about how great you are just being yourself so they can feel good about their shitty lives and move on. Truly great people have no need for external motivation because they are internally motivated. I doubt any truly successful person gets on reddit in the morning to check out getmotivated before making a million dollar business. Never has someone gotten on there and though, "Oh yeah I like what that guy said in text over a pretty picture. I'm actually going to start doing more with me life instead of being a piece of shit."

              [–]Fthebluepill 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Great quote, great explanation, can we please stop with the circle jerk that r/getmotivated sucks. We got it.

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