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Building PowerAfter five years of personal development I can confidently say that mindfulness is perhaps the most important skill I have learned in regards to self-mastery. Not just sitting meditation but a practical everyday kind of mindfulness. This is my summary. (self.TheRedPill)

submitted by 1thediamonddawg

I posted this on other subs and have been told it's very helpful, so I decided to share it with my RedPill brothers.

Mindfulness is the key to self-mastery

So I have been studying personal development for the past five years. After years of trying different things, I believe that mindfulness is the most important skill that I have learned in regards to attaining legitimate self-mastery. Before I dive into the concept of mindfulness, let us define self-mastery. Self-mastery = control over your mind and emotions. Self-mastery is:

• Getting up out of bed at 6 AM to get some work done, despite not wanting to.

• Going to the gym to get your workout in even though it is raining.

• Overcoming the tedium of work when you want to procrastinate.

• Controlling your anger when you want to go off.

• Choosing long term gratification over short term pleasure.

Basically, self-mastery is analogous with self-control. Control over your mind which constantly tries to sabotage you. You have to understand that from an evolutionary stand point your mind only cares about a couple basic needs. If you are able to survive, capable of reproducing and passing down your genes, your mind has done its job. All the lofty human desires and accomplishments you want to achieve take a back seat to these primary evolutionary urges. This is why resistance ensues; your brain tries to stop you from expanding unnecessary energy on things such as:

• Building your goal physique

• Working on your business

• Doing your homework

• Meditating

Because these things are not immediately going to affect your chances of survival, they are just your higher level goals. This is where mindfulness kicks in. Mindfulness is awareness of the experiences that arise in consciousness. Throughout the day we often get stuck in our heads. We get stuck in thoughts about the future,

“I wonder how the flight is going to go…”

We contemplate the troubles of the past,

“I can’t believe that he was so rude”

And in turn miss out on many of the events that are happening in our external world; the texture of the ground on our feet, the sound of the wind, the feeling of sunlight on our arms. The most detrimental thing we miss out on is what’s going on in our internal world.

This general lack of awareness is what makes it difficult to have self-mastery. Self-mastery requires that you understand your emotions and thoughts completely. If we don’t understand how we think, it becomes too easy for us to fall into the same old predictable habit loops. If you aren’t mindful, when something tempts you out of self-mastery you won’t be able to pick up on the subtle rising of the impulse. The un-mindful person follows impulses and doesn’t feel like they have control over them.

• They feel hunger so they cheat on their diet.

• They feel horny so they watch pornography.

• They feel lazy so they procrastinate on work.

• They feel angry so they react impulsively.

The choice to choose

Victor Frankl said:

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

The person who practices mindfulness has a larger space to analyse an appropriate response. After analysing they can consciously choose the option that will most serve them. How to deal with problems that hinder self-mastery using mindfulness Most problems can be solved with mindfulness because mindfulness allows you to slow down the process and take it apart. Often when we have problems we try to remove them with force, if we are feeling tempted by a piece of chocolate, we tell ourselves:

“Don't think of the piece of chocolate”, which in turn makes us think of the piece of chocolate like we do with pink elephants.

Escaping Mental Traps

The mindful person does not shy away or try to obstruct reality, they simply analyse the temptation as if they were analysing an object from the outside. To escape the trap you must first analyse it.

If you were trapped by some contraption you wouldn’t try to yank yourself out of it. You would first analyse it’s mechanics so that you can see a plausible means of escaping. This is what you must do with negative thoughts and emotions.

Temptation

In the case of the chocolate, the mindful person will analyse their thoughts about it. They might find that the temptation arises first from a visual thought that appears in their mind about eating the chocolate. The temptation might then be strengthened by a mental voice that warmly tells them to ‘eat it, you deserve it’.

If you are mindful enough you might notice that this urge was just a mental creation, and you don’t really have to comply with it. You might then notice that the longer you hold it, the weaker the temptation becomes.

Anger

Let’s say that you are starting to feel angry.With mindfulness, you can analyse the sensations of anger without becoming attached to them. You might notice that your scalp starts heating up and that your elbows twitch or maybe your palms start sweating. Observing a bit further leads you to see that the anger slowly dissipates when left alone with no judgments. You might then come to the realisation that like all things in the world, emotions are transient and will never last forever. These insights allow you to regain control over your anger and to not lose control.

PAIN How about physical pain. You are at the gym and are doing a set of squats. For this particular set, you have to do twenty repetitions. At rep number eight you are ready to give up. Your quads are burning and your back is aching. You then decide to become more mindful of the physical pain. You don’t shy away from it but feel it completely. You are at rep fifteen now, you swear that your legs won’t be able to take anymore but you push on. You finish your set and gain a new understanding of physical pain, you learn that pain is just energy. It’s a sensation that is made worse by your mind giving it the label ‘pain’. Your next set will still hurt, but not as much. You are no longer putting unnecessary baggage to pain through your mindfulness.

There are way too many situations in which mindfulness can be of benefit in regards to self-mastery for me to list here. So I will move on to the business of teaching you how to be mindful.

How to practice mindfulness

Many people are under the impression that mindfulness can only be practised with sitting meditation, this is not true. Mediation is a tool that will help you sharpen your mindfulness, but it is not the only way. We use sitting meditation because it provides wonderful conditions for beginners to sit down and learn about their minds without distractions from outside factors. My recommendation is that you practice mindfulness throughout the day, simply by taking moments to analyse experience. This means that instead of getting stuck in thoughts you can shift your awareness to observer mode. For instance, throughout the day you can pay attention to the following things:

• Your breath

• Your heartbeat

• The sensation of the ground on your feet

• Your hands

• The noises that you can hear

• Observe your thoughts

• Feel your emotions fully

• Check your posture

• Drink your tea slowly

Anything can be used as a tool for mindfulness as long as it brings your attention to the present moment and to the experience of life. There are many opportunities that can be used throughout the day to sharpen the sword of mindfulness. You can literally switch it on whenever you want! If you put the effort into work on this skill, self-mastery will become a foregone conclusion.


[–][deleted] 80 points81 points  (35 children)

Good post. A few thoughts I'd throw in:

  • I gave up "practicing mindfulness throughout the day" a long time ago. If my seated meditation practice is strong I will be more mindful for the next 36 hours, but trying to practice a meditation technique simultaneous with work, recreation, and creativity has just never gone anywhere for me unless I really move the goal-posts and define mindfulness as "focusing on what you're doing."

  • Having practiced seated meditation (almost exclusively anapanasati and shikantaza) for some time, I've found a seemingly unlimited linear correlation between the time invested in meditation and the benefits achieved. In other words, 10 minutes of meditation seems to achieve about 10 points of meditation benefit, 20 20, 60 60, etc. I do recommend slowly increasing your meditation time to 1-2 hours per day and watching the benefits that arrive from doing so. They can then be observed and evaluated and then you can decide what level of investment you're comfortable with going forward.

  • Samatha or concentration meditation gets a lot less airplay in popular western meditation communities and forum discussion than vipassana or insight styles but I'm starting to believe it gives you a more direct and undeniable neurological benefit than the more wispy philosophical insight techniques. My recent technique has been to use the silent/internal mantra "1" on every exhale for 60 minutes. The resultant induced mental states are superior even to those I've achieved through psilocybin, DMT, LSD, or MDMA.

  • Meditation is not relaxing. It's work. While engaged in the actual practice, don't try to feel relaxed or at peace. Those benefits largely occur after the meditation and often not immediately thereafter. Just gently focus on the object of your attention (breath, say) and gently bring your attention back again and again and again to that object when it wanders away.

  • Thanissaro Bhikkhu is a meditation teacher I'd recommend to TRP.

[–]DaboclesTheGreat 12 points13 points  (3 children)

unless I really move the goal-posts and define mindfulness as "focusing on what you're doing."

Don't discourage people from "focusing on what you're doing". We all have to start somewhere and OP writes like everyone has 1-2 hours to sit quietly and avoid responsibilities. To be completely satisfied and engaged in the moment is mindfulness. It's most of the concept of Zen. It's that flow state or "being in the zone." You ever practice a sport or rake the leaves or some other repititive action? Your mind gets lost in it if you concentrate and all that occurs is your task and your mind. The body becomes automatic. That is Zen. That is mindfulness. That is the goal.

Also, this Zen moment is not moving the goal posts. If you're looking for peace and spirtual happiness then there are no goal posts because goals are artificial societal constructs based on pumping up the ego and goals are going to create anxiety, timefulness and thoughts of worthlessness. This is your mind. This isn't something where you can easily see and measure progress, like losing weight. With material goals like losing weight, the evidence is material. So how do we measure our advancement in spiritual or mental or emotional tasks? We dont. We accomplish whatever task the moment demands of us and we move the fuck on. This is mindfulness is daily living. If you're bringing goals into your meditation like some sort of mindfulness capitalist with a spreadsheet of your progress. But that progress is measured in the material...10 minutes of meditation, then 20, then 60, then you leave America and sweep the ashram in India for 15 years all in an effort to be "more" to be "better" to be "closer".

The concept of spiritual progress is simply another ego booster. You'll notice the effects in your daily living, again, if you're mindful of your actions and surroundings, not judging emotionally but capturing everything and allowing the good and bad to flow over you like wate. And like water you are still most of the time but when action demands it you can muster up tidal waves of karmic precision (right action at the right time) and you'll realize your fears, your goals and your sense of ego are all illusions of your mind trying to avoid the timeless moment and automatic action that living demands.

Bit of a rant but I wanted to clear up that mindfulness of our moment to moment action is the pinnacle of spiritual efforts, not sitting quietly doing nothing aka sitting meditation. That's the training. That's the practice. Practice is important, sure. But there are no consqeuences in practice, no punishments for wrong action. There's only practice, repeating the task over and over. The real sport , the real game, is our moment to moment mindfulness throughout daily life while accomplishing tasks and involving ourselves in the world. It's tough. Really tough. Way tougher than 1-2 hours a day, alone, doing nothing and what little you do is only for yourself. Get out of the lotus position and live your life.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (2 children)

That's the training. That's the practice

That's your training and your practice.

[–]DaboclesTheGreat 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Sitting meditation is great. I still do it. I don't mean to knock anyone's path. But what good is practice if you never apply those skills in the game? Sitting meditation brings to conscious attention all the automatic bevahiors and thought patterns. It's like they crystalize over time and become habitual ways of dealing with the world. Sitting meditation breaks these crystallized patterns of thought and action. Which is great. But if we forget all that the minute we're back in the real world then what did we accomplish?

time invested in meditation and the benefits achieved.

I think we're saying the same thing in different ways. The benefits achieved happen in the real world. I'm taking it a step further and saying that those benefits are the goal, not measuring our success by linear correlations of time spent meditating...I understand what you're saying but you're bringing material ego into the realm of personal progress and that can sometimes bring more stress and anxiety than beginners are ready for. Some might quit if they think that they should be at a certain level after a certain amount of time. But these measurements are all tricks of our mind to make us pay attention to it. Our monkey-social mind is like women because it craves attention and most would babble endlessly without some direction. Good luck!

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

But if we forget all that the minute we're back in the real world then what did we accomplish?

The reason why I meditate is to experience the effects that the meditation has on my life after the meditation. The obtained bliss and positive energy is immensely useful in solving problems and interacting with others, not to mention it's standalone enjoyable nature. But that doesn't require any effort. The seated meditation is where concentrated effort is exerted and after the meditation is where you ride out the bliss and benefits of said meditation. After I get off my cushion I do not exert continued mindfulness effort. It's like working out. You don't leave the gym and keep lifting weights on your way home and at work.

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    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    I've played with them some. I don't notice a benefit and tentatively decided they're placebo but I sometimes use them as "meditation music" to drown out noise on the occasion that I can't get to a quiet place to sit.

    [–]1thediamonddawg[S] 2 points3 points  (4 children)

    You have given me a lot of great insight with your reply, Thanks. Yes I have heard of Samatha meditation, I used to try do it with a internal mantra. ( I wasn't very good).

    I have never tried any psychedelics but am very interested in trying to attain the mental states through meditation.

    I will also have to check out Thanissaro Bhikkhu and see what's up with him.

    [–]happymensch 3 points4 points  (3 children)

    Samatha is the foundation for Vipassana. Samatha/Concentration/Tranquility meditation, usually in the form of Anapana (concentration on the breath) provides the stability of concentration and the calmness of mind required for the most effective Vipassana meditations. We are meant to go back and forth with them. One builds the other. They are the two tools to success, within the Buddhist understanding of the path.

    Samatha/Concentration/Tranquility/Anapana/Concentration on breath meditation is the path to power, inner peace and higher states of being.

    Vipassana/Mindfulness/Insight meditation is the path to wisdom and insight into the true nature of things (hint: emptiness, transitoriness).

    According to the Buddha's teachings, it's possible to get lost and distracted by the states achieved through pure Samatha meditation and true enlightenment only comes with the body-level realizations and knowledge gained through sustained Vipassana.

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

    Those are the standard descriptions, yes. They're definitely useful to experiment on and gather ideas from but I wouldn't just swallow them wholesale--not suggesting that you have.

    My understanding is that there's no record of the Buddha ever differentiating vipassana from samatha techniques. He did, however, state that mindfulness of the breath--arguably a hybrid of the two camps--can bring you all the way to awakening (FWIW).

    [–]happymensch 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Thank you for this feedback. What is your source??

    I have been trying to review the Pali Canon itself for more information about these techniques but it is so dense and lengthy.

    I must say that I have found these two techniques to be supremely useful and, as my practice evolves, for them to blend. However, practiced individually, alternately, has proven to be a very powerful and useful practice.

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

    Thanissaro Bhikkhu said it. I trust him generally but I admit I can't just expect you to as well.

    Pail Canon is difficult. I wouldn't touch it until you've read the Dhammapada.

    A lot of people claim that the techniques are basically the same. That the distinction between them is immaterial. I can see that.

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

    My recent technique has been to use the silent/internal mantra "1" on every exhale for 60 minutes.

    When i was learning meditation for the first time and getting my head clear was nigh impossible at some point i literally came up with the idea -and i had no clue what brought me to it- to completly focus on the number 4. Having literally darkness in front of you, and everything there was, was a single 4. Literally seeing at almost as a symbol even before your inner eye (no spiritual meaning, just when you imagine a picture in your head). Whenever my thoughts drifted off i forced them back to that 4.

    Im unsure if that was a good way of dealing with it, but i find it worth mentioning that your technique/mantra no matter if learned or thought of yourself is exactly how someone else without any direction 'just decided to deal with it'.

    [–]WolfofAnarchy 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    So how did that 4 focusing make you feel?

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

    Meditation is not relaxing. It's work. While engaged in the actual practice, don't try to feel relaxed or at peace. Those benefits largely occur after the meditation and often not immediately thereafter. Just gently focus on the object of your attention (breath, say) and gently bring your attention back again and again and again to that object when it wanders away.

    Thank you for that. I had an issue with this for a long time. I'm not a natural relaxer and would struggle with screaming at myself to relax. Now I just am. I dont have to be in this relaxed state as long as im focused on my task. I'm cool with just the sensation I feel and allowing them to do what ever.

    [–]Thatguy374 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    1-2 hours seems like a lot compared to my 10 minutes per day.. I spose I don't know what I'm missing out on though. This will be my goal

    [–]purplecabbage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Yes, I dare say it seems like too much time devoted to it. But I also guess the value of it must emerge as you work your way to it from 10 min. sessions.

    [–]reddttt 0 points1 point  (7 children)

    Could you tell which are the most notable effects, from meditating long term, you had? I just started meditating.

    [–]1thediamonddawg[S] 3 points4 points  (3 children)

    The ability to notice impulses rising up. It is almost like everything happens in slow motion. For instance in the past I used to get super angry and would react impulsively. I got into many fights because of it.

    These days when something begins to piss me off I can notice it and stay grounded. That is just one benefit.

    [–]beachbbqlover 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    I'd argue this is because he's practiced at recognizing when his emotional/mental state is changing because he literally practices it for an hour a day.

    [–]FreeRadical5 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    How is that an argument? That's exactly what he said.

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

    Reduced suffering. Suffering is usually the result of attachments, which are compulsive thought patterns. Meditation neurologically disrupts those thought patterns by letting the brain run without allowing it to perform those thought patterns. Doing that weakens those patterns and connections and allows your mental energy to flow into less suffering-inducing thoughts (the thoughts that most easily become patterns tend to produce the most suffering).

    [–]reddttt 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    I guess that's why it's so damn hard in the first meditation session? Because our dipshit brains are knees deep in these patterns. Really, 10 minutes in my first day felt like 20 hours.

    [–]Rooibosisboss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    whats the basic difference between samatha and vipassana

    [–]FateBender 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    My recent technique has been to use the silent/internal mantra "1" on every exhale for 60 minutes. The resultant induced mental states are superior even to those I've achieved through psilocybin, DMT, LSD, or MDMA.

    Hey man, thanks for the value!

    One question: so what you do is just exhale and "say" 'one' in your mind while exhaling for 60 minutes? Anything else to it? Does your body's position matter?

    [–]Anchor_Arm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Meditation is not relaxing. It's work. While engaged in the actual practice, don't try to feel relaxed or at peace.

    I've never heard that before. Never had meditation work for me. I just tried it last night for 5 minutes before a run and started feeling...weird. Kind of like my head was spinning. I tried to hold the feeling but then realized I wasn't focusing on my breathing and it started to fade. I opened my eyes and felt extremely calm.

    Should I have tried to keep the feeling? Is that a normal feeling, or am I just making shit up?

    [–]follow_that_rabbit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Thanks for the insight! Since I want to try the meditation path can you give me some material to read about the type of meditation you listed?

    [–]Ahoymateynerf 11 points12 points  (1 child)

    I practised this after my marriage failed and it definitely helped with shaking unwanted thoughts.

    Thanks for an insightful post reminding us that as always, we have the power to feel our thoughts and emotions while not letting them have control over us.

    Another good way to begin mindfulness training is to just go on a walk. Just listen to the sounds of the animals/wind or be aware of your feet walking on different surfaces.

    Steering your focus away from shitty thoughts puts you way ahead of the pack.

    [–]1thediamonddawg[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    It's a great change of frame when you can walk around without taking negative thoughts so seriously.

    [–]orestis_prs 3 points4 points  (5 children)

    I find a really good way to start meditating is to follow the wim hof method.you won't believe the difference it makes

    [–]1thediamonddawg[S] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

    I have heard a lot about Wim Hof. I need to try it myself.

    [–]orestis_prs 1 point2 points  (3 children)

    Do it. meditating is difficult sometimes because you thoughts are wandering but with wim hof it's so easy not to.also you stretch and you have a dose of "productive suffering" with the cold shower.

    Also start Brazilian jiu jitsu :p

    [–]1thediamonddawg[S] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

    Uhhh fuck the cold showers are brutal but feel so good. I used to do them in the darkness. Felt like I was in a hyperbolic time chamber.

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

    Enter warm. Breathe all the way out, breathe all the way in, hold, turn water cold. Easy. Now breathe normally.

    [–]orestis_prs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Follow the routine wim hof suggests.you progress in small steps

    [–]Tai1998 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    I have been doing this for some time now without even knowing, but this post definetly helped me out realizing the importance of mindfulness. When I read this post I was at the beach and it prompted another inner work moment that felt amazing. I have swallowed the red pill about half a year ago and I have been in a journey of self improvement ever since, I have been working out and finally started a consistent diet, also improved my social skills a lot due to this subreddit and i must thank posts like these for helping me improve everyday.

    [–]1thediamonddawg[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    Keep killing it brother! Once you swallow the pill and see the benefits you can never go back Sir.

    [–]nutnics 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    "Let's suppose that you were able every night to dream any dream you wanted to dream and you would naturally as you begin on this adventure of dreams you would fulfill all your wishes. You would have every kind of pleasure you seek and after several nights you would say "wow that was pretty great" but now let's have a surprise, let's have a dream which isn't under control.

    Well somethings going to happen to me that I don't know what it's going to be. Then you would get more and more adventurous and you would make further and further out gambles as to what you would dream and finally you would dream where you are now.

    If you awaken from this illusion and you understand:

    black implies white
    self implies other
    life implies death

    You can feel yourself not as a stranger in the world, not as something here on probation, not as something that has arrived here by fluke but you can begin to feel your own existence as absolute fundamental. What you are basically, deep deep down, far far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself."

    • Alan Watts

    [–]TheCr00k 2 points3 points  (3 children)

    What's your opinion on smoking weed? Great post

    [–]1thediamonddawg[S] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    I am personally not a huge fan. I don't think it's bad in moderation, and can be beneficial for certain things as your brain works differently when high. The danger comes when all you do is smoke bongs and you forget about the world.

    [–]Pico-de-galloo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    In my experience quitting has been one of the best things I've ever done for myself, but in all reality moderation is key.

    [–]xenigala 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    There is a big difference between just getting stoned and using cannabis as a meditation aid. Use cannabis no more than once every two weeks so don't build up any tolerance. Spend almost all your time sober. Never use cannabis because you are bored or want to escape from unpleasant emotions.

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

    Really enjoyed the post. I've found meditation to be a tremendous help with my social anxiety, for example; not getting stuck in my head about people around me in social situations - to notice and then realize how ridiculous and/or illogical my thoughts are at that moment.

    [–]Platinumb2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I've started doing this recently. It's almost like the articles that are posted up in TRP are exactly where I'm at in life. I can tell everyone right now, I've dealt with Clinical Depression for 10 years, and NOTHING has worked better than becoming more mindful. I've learned that thoughts are just thoughts and learning to let them go takes time. Fuck, I still have some bad flare ups, but you know what? I fucking smile now. That's right, I fucking smile when bad shit happens. Maybe something bad hasn't happened enough but I look at every experience and think about how I can learn from it.

    [–]pinkuswilly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Seriously need advice on this so I don't flunk out of college; what tips do you have on getting out of bed in the morning. I always wake up for my 8am feeling so tired, thinking that I'm so tired I need to miss class. What thoughts can I use to get up and remove the warm blankets I feel so comfortable in?

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    [–]1thediamonddawg[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Observing your breathing is a method to train yourself to be mindful (more aware). Through this exercise you will become more aware of not just your breathing, but also your thoughts and emotions. So you gain an greater insight into how your function.

    How dos this help you get up at 6 AM and crush tasks? You will be able to identify the resistance the appears when you try to do these things much easier. You will be able to tell when you are rationalising, or just lying to yourself. You will have the choice to do what you said to you were going to do, and not just react to impulses.

    Hope that helped.

    [–]traveler_princess 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    This was posted on meditation 4 days prior, I'm new to reddit fyi but isn't this plagiarism?

    [–]Success_Forever 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    A strong meditation practice has helped me to change my life from a life of drugs to crime to jail and back. I love meditation it has helped me to achieve all of my goals.

    If you guys and girls are looking to achieve more this year this video might help you: https://youtu.be/N2ZVzRjcFok

    Either way Have a great New Year everyone i wish you all Success Forever

    [–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    The thing is... the most realized beings and meditation masters on the planet are celibate - kind of funny, don't you think?

    It seems like people like to cut out the mindfulness muscle-building exercise of spirituality in order to gain powers and more control without taking into account all of the wisdom about suffering.

    There's a reason why this subreddit is full of people who are playing the same petty games that a lot of women play. The essence of peace and the end of suffering is at a point when we are good enough as we are and we can rest in this moment. Try telling that to a bunch of people who are hungry for their next plate of pussy or dick or next-level mind powers.

    And this place is the awakened "red pill" takers? Hmmm. I just see a bunch of immature apes abusing women the same way some women abuse men, and claims that all women are the same and they deserved to be and want to be manipulated and dominated - if it works it works, fake it till you make it, nothing else to see right? ;)

    We're regressing back to old animal-like habits instead of a progressing away from survival of the fittest. One day the world will be so hardened and "fit" that we'll all be walking dead enslaved to our desires. But I guess as long as people are getting laid because of appearances, that's all the matters, right? Right...