Rant/VentingYou're not good enough, you're not smart enough, and people don't like you. (self.TheRedPill)

submitted by TRP VanguardWhisper

I punched a girl right in the mouth once.

Long story short, she was convinced she was the greatest martial-arts trained badass that any of us poor scrubs had ever seen, and she quite insisted on starting a sparring match with me. Wouldn't take no for an answer. Okay, whatever.

First gentle lob I threw, easy, relaxed, telegraphed to hell... pow, canvas.

I was surprised as hell. Expected her to parry it easily.

And there she sat holding her face in her hands, looking for all the world as if she was waiting for everyone to flutter around her and fan her fevered brow. When none of this was forthcoming (after a very awkwardly long time indeed), she rose to her feet and mumbled something about ...

( and I shit you not, she said this)

... how she had been down trying to control her temper after being hit because she'd didn't want to lose control and hurt anyone.

She so desperately wanted to be like the cool ninja chicks she saw in movies and comic books that she was unwilling and unable to acknowledge the gap between what she was and what she wanted to be. So instead of training hard for years and years and years, she half-assed it for a little while, then started working at convincing everyone, herself included, that she was already there.


Okay, now finish up your little laugh about how silly and childish women are, because now we have to talk about how some of you assholes do the same damn thing.

You think your game is good enough. It isn't.

You think you're fit enough from calisthenics. Your "general fitness" is an excuse for being weak.

You think you don't have to train MMA or Thai boxing or karate, because you "don't wanna end up like Muhammed Ali", as if anyone would let your slow ass get into the ring with Joe Frazier. You just don't wanna get hit, because you are a pussy.

Anytime you are afraid of doing something, your treacherous ego will always find a way to tell you are either already good at it, or that you don't need to be good at it.

You will never become the person you want to be until you admit you are not him, and are more afraid of staying that way than you are of the work you're going to have to do.

People keep asking "When will I become confident, and not have to fake it?" Answer is, never. Not if you know what's good for you.

When you can deadlift 300 lbs, compare yourself to the people who deadlift 400, and focus on them until you feel like shit. When you can do 400, compare yourself to the people who lift 500, until you feel like shit again. When you hit 850, compare yourself to Eddie fucking Hall.

Greatness is driven by the fear of mediocrity. The moment you think you are good enough, you will never be any better.

There is no light at the end of the tunnel. There is no magical nirvana that you will break through into, where nothing will ever be hard again. There are only standards, and effort, and improvement, or complacency, weakness, and self-delusion.

Your choice. But don't make excuses for how you are too afraid of being hit in the face.

[–]AuWaP 277 points278 points  (32 children)

Anytime you are afraid of doing something, your treacherous ego will always find a way to tell you are either already good at it, or that you don't need to be good at it.

That sentence is definitely 100% true. This needs to be understood by everyone on here.

You're bringing this from a physical prowess point of view. Ok, so what if your form of ego protection is to hide in the physical? What if you are saying to yourself, 'I'm not physically fit enough to be confident yet, I need to focus harder on the physical element of my being'. But what if you are hiding in the physical workouts from other parts of your being that need work?

Do you honestly think that squatting 500 pounds will increase your SMV significantly above being able to squat 300pounds?

Life is a series of optimisation curves. The amount of effort you would have to put in to be able to squat 500+ pounds means you're sacrificing time developing some other aspect of yourself. The goal of TRP is optimisation of sexual prowess. This means determining how much effort is required in multiple areas of self-improvement.

I personally will never be able to squat 200 pounds (due to injury) let alone 500 pounds. So what use is there in me devoting so much time to that particular aspect? I need to be focusing on areas that can significantly benefit from my effort and time. Overall, this will optimise my self-improvement goals.

Remember, this is a forum dedicated to optimising sexual success, not physical strength. So, what weak aspects of yourself are you shying away from when you hit the gym so hard?

Just something to think about/discuss.

[–]NibblyPig 35 points36 points  (4 children)

Seriously? People believe this? Sure there are delusional people out there but they're the exception. We're logical calculating people, and if I don't want to get up and go for a run it's not because my brain is like 'nah brah you're already a marathon sprinter', never would that occur to me. My brain tells me I'd like to be able to run a marathon but the amount of effort requires is not worth the payout because I don't want it that much.

It's about prioritising what you want vs. what you have the motivation to achieve. I know exactly how good I am at various things, which ones require more effort, and which are good enough. I don't need some crappy lesson on how much I suck with a catch all slogan to tell me otherwise, and neither should you.

Greatness is driven by inspiration, not fear of anything. The great people of our time were all inspired to do something and didn't give a shit about what other people thought (sound familiar?). If you're comparing yourself to others, then you've already failed*.

*The only exception being if you're trying to reach a goal, like breaking a record, it's fine to compare your progress with others. But not self-hating because you saw a guy in the gym that was bigger than you.

[–]Rollo_Mayhem3 9 points10 points  (0 children)

"Greatness is driven by inspiration, not fear of anything"

many roads led to rome...fear is anothers inspiration...

[–]p3n1x 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I don't want it that much.

and this is why some men have more and better sex than the sexless BP guy bitching about the other guy having more and better sex.

The great people of our time

Do multiple great things, not one. Those great people do exactly what this post said.

If you're comparing yourself to others

Bullshit, one can 'observe' the differences without it being a negative action. If tribes don't "compare" themselves to their enemies, then they will surely be exterminated.

You know why that one guy at the gym had a bigger bicep than me? Because my from sucked, now it doesn't suck.

[–]Koryphae_ 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Actually I was just this morning thinking on a topic similar you point out but in the terms of what mindset should be cultivated together with the advice of 'LIFT!', which is typically the first thing anybody says you should do.

While it is all correct and very true that a man should work on his physique, I think it is of vital importance to work on 'why' you are doing it as well. When you are lifting because you want to raise your SMV, you are doing it because you want to women to like you, meaning you will unconsciously tie your physique to the responses you get from ladies so when you get a negative response your thoughts wander off to places like 'Am I fit enough? Maybe when I can lift more I get more women?'. Therefore, I think when you lift you should always remind yourself that the increase of SMV is a byproduct of lifting, not the sole reason, which is why it makes more sense to do it because you want to do it, not to raise your SMV. And like you said, working only on lifting to increase SMV is not a good approach, there is a lot more to SMV. The problem is though, when a newcomer finds a 'sexual strategy' sub, wanting to improve and somebody tosses him 'just go lift' response. We tend to think instantly that 'better physique = more women'. Which is true in a sense, since lifting also increases testosterone, makes you more confident and all that good stuff, BUT when the activity of lifting comes by default from the point that I made earlier, all that confidence boost withers away, because your well being is tied to success with women. And the reason for that confidence drop is the same point OP made: you set a limit to yourself, unconsciously, i.e. 'when I look better' or 'when I lift more'.

Uncoherent and too abstract text maybe, written on a phone. Also this is probably just a reiteration what somebody has said in this sub already but I think it is important and needs to be said from time to time.

[–]Bear-With-Bit 8 points9 points  (5 children)

what weak aspects of yourself are you shying away from when you hit the gym so hard?

When I'm at the gym and I see a HB9 working out, I tell myself, DO ONE MORE SET, THEN YOU CAN BANG HER IN A YEAR, MAYBE. Sexual strategy and thus the desired sexual options from plating isn't so simple. It's not just LIFT -> SWOLE -> FUCK.

My own weakness I'm shying away from: Approach with frame. I want to approach girls with relative success anywhere, any time, not just at bars or parties. How else would I plate a 22 year old foreign model who's taller than me? (5'9 checking in!)

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Sexual strategy and thus the desired sexual options from plating isn't so simple.

It would be if you got over this bullshit:

My own weakness I'm shying away from

You mean your own percieved weakness.

Get it out of your fucking head that 5'9 is short. It's marginally below average in a way that is easily compensated for, in ways you've already identified.

[–]Bear-With-Bit 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I appreciate your comment but you've left your critically thinking mind somewhere else. I stated my weakness, I didn't state I needed help.

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

In that case, all the best.

[–]Fapisluv 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Your issue is manletism not your physique

[–]Hugh_Munghous 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You make some good points. I probably spend more time lifting than I should, and it's entirely probable that I'd be better off spending at least part of that time doing something else. However:

Part of what makes lifting so enticing is that, unlike other areas of your life, the benefit is pretty apparent and near immediate. Provided I don't injure myself in a workout, the benefit is pretty straightforward: I lift the weights, I get results. To me this is so refreshing compared to other areas of life. In other areas of life (say business, for example), you can devote countless hours of your life and still end up holding an empty bag. In contrast to almost every other area of life, the path to success in lifting is pretty straightforward. I think this is why I love it so much.

There is also a value to strength that doesn't occur in other areas of life. There was a time that I fancied myself somewhat of an intellectual. I wanted to go to law school, and I bought into that whole notion that "knowledge is power." (I never went to law school, largely because of the cost. I am currently in grad school for a similar discipline.)

While knowledge is power, it's not power in the same way that strength is. I could be the smartest, most oratorically gifted man in the world, but there would still be people who would disagree with me, who could not be reasoned with, or who—despite the best reasoning on my part—cannot be influenced, whether by sheer stubbornness or stupidity. Physical strength, on the other hand, is not like this. It does not care whether it's victim disagrees with it. It does not care whether its target does not believe in it or its power. It simply is. One trip to Youtube, Liveleak, WorldStar, or any other number of video websites is replete with examples (like in OP's story) of people wrongly estimating real power—strength—and being proved wrong. Unlike ideology, philosophy, religion, political or social viewpoints, strength proves its doubters wrong in a tangible means that cannot be conveniently ignored. I think it is this simplicity that attracts so many men to its attainment.

[–]Endorsed ContributorMetalgear222 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This forum is dedicated to be whatever it needs to be for YOU. It's a salad bar, take what you want and leave what you don't. Overall it is to improve in a number of aspects in life.

[–]Senior Endorsed Contributormax_peenor 25 points26 points  (0 children)

There is no light at the end of the tunnel.

Because this journey never ends until you take your last breath. There are far too many BP fucktards that want the magic dance steps that will fix their lives for ever more. It does't work like that. We always press ahead.

Excellent post, dude.

[–]3LiveAFTSOV 53 points54 points  (30 children)

raged cus i failed a 185 Dead lift 3rd time in a row and i know guys pull 300 with ease.

Just picked myself up, finished my lifts and downing my tuna now.

One thing i learned about the climb to the top : the grind never ends.

It never fucking ends.

[–]MC_Boom_Finger 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Check your form man, unless you are extremely small you most likely are just doing it wrong if your failing a dl that low. Big issue with that is getting stronger while doing it wrong will just make it likelier you'll injure your self.

[–]shadowq8 2 points3 points  (25 children)

What is your height, weight, and how long have you been lifting ?

[–]seands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Deadlifts in the 300s are mostly intermediate level based on the strength scoring sites. I pull 400 as an intermediate (but I'm tall). Mid 400s to 500s are considered advanced numbers.

[–]WhiteWall35 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You don't have to PR every single day. Not every work out is going to feel good. Hell, it's the workouts where you feel like shit and force yourself to hit the gym where you gain the most - esp from a mental perspective.

I pull and squat around 600 and bench right around 400. I don't do it to impress girls (99% of girls don't value any of that), I do it b/c:

1) I love lifting; 2) it provides structure to my life; and, 3) it gets me in the gym.

B/c of these reasons, lifting gives me confidence and it allows me to learn more about myself during my own personal journey. Your SMV (not even sure what that means, I assume it means style, fitness, wealth, etc.) doesn't mean shit if you aren't confident. Confidence is the glue / catalyst that allows you to demonstrate that value.

So... I know the feeling about failing dead lifts that you THINK you should be making. Let that fuel you. Don't listen to these dogmatic keyboard warriors talking about this or that. If you are worried, go see a powerlifting coach. Most importantly, keep on grinding.

Like you said, it never fucking ends.

[–]Senior Contributordr_warlock 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This post is luring out the weakness. Mods, time to play whack-a-beta.

[–]daringdeviljackass 12 points13 points  (5 children)

To be fair, very good post. However, I've done Krav Maga, MMA and boxing. It's really great at improving reflexes and taking split second chances. Just like with game only consistent exposure can truly improve you. However, I'm not even 20 and I've dealt way too many blows to my head to the point where if I hadnt stop I'd be mohammed ali in a few years (apparently getting hit in tue head isnt too healthy). Now I dont fight as often anymore, but focus on grappling and quick takedowns, no more full on sparring (although it's what I Iove most). I certainlymade some errors inmy career, so I'd say any martial art is great, but keep your head safe. For the rest of the body- the human body, especially when well conditioned can take a shit load of beating

[–]qball43 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Looking into training MMA/boxing.. is there anyway to progress without taking blows to the head like that? I want to learn the fundementals so i can better defend myself, without having concussions lol

[–]JohnnyM93 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I trained in MMA and boxing since the age of 9. Took a few years of hiatus since I became a smoker (and a bit of a troublemaker) but I've been longing to get back into it. My speed, mobility and flexibility have gone to shit. I used to be able to do the full splits. Now I can't even touch my toes without bending my knees a bit.

How would you say is a good way to progress back into it? Should I do solo training for a little while, or join an MMA gym and dive headfirst into it?

[–]daringdeviljackass 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Solo for fitness and basics sounds good. Then join up at a club and start from the bottom

[–][deleted] 92 points93 points  (99 children)

It's the same thing with status and money. The last three paragraphs of this post could be attached to a post on gaining money, power and status. The world is full of lazy, scared little drones. People who are employees are basically someone else's bitch. If you are an employee (nearly everyone on this subreddit) then someone is making money off you. People are too scared to take the salary drip our of their arm and become self employed. Every time I put a post up about status and money all I hear is fucking excuses, which is why I don't do it anymore. Power and status is like lifting and fighting, either you have the balls to do it, or you don't. Hamster all you like and say shit like "I like my job" or "Money doesn't make you happy". Money does make you happy, just that most people don't have the guts to go out there and get it. So if you are under 25, start making plans to build your own future. It will take hard work and trial and error. Don't be someone else's bitch, be your own man.

EDIT: I do not want to hijack u/Whisper post. For any of you who have questions about business check out my post history and read the ones about money, status and business. Better still, go to the entrepreneurs, finance and business subs. Business is tough, most will fail, that is no reason not to try.

[–]DrBrockStar 87 points88 points  (15 children)

These types of responses, although useful, pose a risk for young adults and people early in the field. It's the same spew that pyramid scheme zombies flaunt daily "Be your own boss" "Only a sucker clocks in" "Asking for time off is for the weak minded". Don't take this advice and be that young kid who drops out, opens some shitty clothing line, tries day trading with zero equity, or (a buddy of mine) spends the 10K he saves up on a shitty App that was made obsolete by an IG update.

It's okay to go to work as a company to code and program and then open your own small company. It's okay to go to law school then open your own practice after the experience in a law firm. It's okay to work in a subway for 5 years, save the money then buy your own subway that brings in residuals.

Being an employee with a wage isn't a bad thing, but if your not getting either experiences, connections, or a lot of money out of it, then I agree definitely move on.

[–][deleted] 24 points25 points  (7 children)

Your last paragraph is a summary of the intention of this comment. It is not motivational spew. Most people who start a business will fail. Most people below 25 should focus on exactly what you said, experience, connections and working capital. I expressly stated "if you are under 25 start making plans". Not go out and blow your $5k savings on a tech start up.

[–]sorceryofthetesticle 2 points3 points  (6 children)

What if you're in your early 30s and useful to everyone but yourself?

[–]fedja 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'd add that you should never take a paycheck only for money. 3 years on a good salary where you didn't grow is 3 years lost. Money will come as you gnaw your way up the food chain so any time you evaluate jobs, think if it's the kind of job where you'll learn new things and grow to be better at what you do.

If it's not, is it the kind of job that's gonna let you practice what you learn on your own time? If it's not, leave it to the drones that do repetitive motion for years and move on.

[–]iektop 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Have an upvote sir because this is where I'm at at the moment. Yesterday it crossed my mind that I deserved a raise, because what I do where I work doesn't have a visible impact BUT makes important shit work. Anyways, I went for it today. I asked my boss if he had 5 minutes; we talked and I just cut the bullshit and told him what I wanted and why I wanted it. Long story short I got shot down. He said he would consider that 'in the future when company numbers are higher' and numbers start getting better... you know, the usual bullshit. My boss (actually, I'm referring to my boss's boss with whom I talked about the raise) is too stupid or greedy to give me that raise, I knew that already before going for it, but I took the chance anyway just the for the fun of it.

Anyways, there's another co-worker that, like me, wants to make his own money. No more working for somebody else except himself and I we have a product idea that would make us good money in our target market... but the motherfucker is kinda afraid of going thru with it... and I too to be honest. Leaving our jobs to try out our idea would be financial death right now. It's not that I don't want to try my luck, after all, I've got the skills to build like 60 - 70% of the project and I'm waiting if my co-worker makes up his mind about it (if he doesnt, I could become skilled enough to make the full project). BUT, again, leaving our jobs right now would be financial death because I live in a shitty country with an economy more fragile than a betas ego after being rejected by some broad in the streets and not seeing shit happen in several months if we go thru with our bussiness idea doesn't look too good.

Shit is... I don't know if can't wait that much to make this shit happen... and I'm starting to get tired of my job as of lately. So I guess I kinda know the answer already..... I just don't know how to pull this shit off.

[–]aznredpill 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Find another partner or an investor to float your bills

[–]aznredpill 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Are you sure you're ready for this if you can't do basic problem solving?

[–]iektop 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can build [60 - 70]% of the product. I even showed my co-worker a basic working prototype of it just to let him know that I'm serious. For the rest I don't have the skills right now... though it's something I can become skilled at in a couple months, who knows, maybe less. What do you mean by "basic problem solving" here?

[–]RedPillHanSolo 9 points10 points  (2 children)

"Money doesn't make you happy"

What's funny is that this is coming from the same kool-aid keg that "living happily ever after" comes from. Hollywood/Disney type of shit that tries to rewire your brain from a young age.

[–]Buncha_Cunts 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Well it's true in a sense that money doesn't directly give you happiness. Money gives you freedom. With that freedom you have more time to find happiness, if you choose to. But it's still not guaranteed, in that the money itself doesn't give you some sort of pleasure. The paper that money is printed on has little to no intrinsic value, except maybe as a coke straw. Only when you have the ability to spend money on something enjoyable will it bring happiness. So did the money bring the happiness? Or was it the freedom to enjoy yourself more without financial constraints?

[–]Lightning14 5 points6 points  (3 children)

So if you are under 25, start making plans to build your own future.

You make some solid points, so I want to know why you only direct this at those under 25. What about those of us already around 30? Too late?

[–]TRP VanguardHumanSockPuppet 10 points11 points  (2 children)

So, we see that "too late" is YOUR chosen excuse.

[–]Lightning14 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Did I say that? I was asking a question regarding the language he used in his post. I never said I agree with it. In fact I disagree, but I wanted to give him a chance to explain before jumping to accusations.

[–]jackandjill22 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thanks /u/Whisper for the kick in the ass.

[–]llIllllIllllIlllIlll 1 points1 points [recovered]

People who are employees are basically someone else's bitch.

Gonna have to disagree here.

If you are an employee, you are providing a service to your employer in exchange for money.

If you are self-employed, you are providing a service to your customers in exchange for money.

Same thing.

The only way you can really be self-reliant is if you're living off the grid growing your own food.

[–]AncientScrolls 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Starting my own business as soon as possible.After Years of seeing people, who believed in the system, getting bad wages/salaries and an average life after years of going to college and paying absurd tuitions. All of this has awakened me about the fact that in order to get the freedom of business owners I will have to work harder than anyone I know.

[–]fedja 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You're looking at the wrong people. The trick is to be the best at what you do. The best plumber drives a new mercedes.

Low wages always mean one thing - that you can be replaced by someone at that low wage. Once your contribution makes it hard to replace you, you earn more.

[–]Endorsed Contributorvandaalen 1 point2 points  (2 children)

So if you are under 25, start making plans to build your own future.


I am 41 and I am busier than ever with so many projects in so many different fields, that I've got no fucking clue, what the future will bring.

Everything is just gaining traction and is looking great and I have had so many "first times" in the last two years, that I sometimes am in disbelief that this is actually my life now.

I of course have a greater plan in mind, but to be honest, so many things happened that I never calculated with beforehand, that it is subject to constant change, because even greater possibilities present itself.

It really feels as if something great is waiting for me. That is a feeling I never had in my life. I'd been dreaming of greatness, but I never felt as if it is waiting for me and - even more importantly - that I deserve it.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

If you want any advice PM me. I'm running a very successful group of companies, I own them all, built them all from scratch. More than happy to give you whatever advice I can to help. Being at the top of a really big empire you built yourself is better than being in top of a HB10 (and having that empire secures access to more HBs than not having it).

[–]Endorsed Contributorvandaalen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good to know. Much appreciated. Thank you.

[–]boolNation 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I am not fully self employed yet, although I do have a small "company" that I use to make money on the side. I'm thinking of turning it into the real deal, along with many other things. Do you have any advice? I will not make excuses

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (3 children)

I’m going to give you the advice no one gave me.

  1. Business is about convincing a person, whether in front of you or half way around the world, to take some of his money and place it in your hand thereby giving himself less. It’s very red pill when you think of it that way. Everything else in business is bullshit. Your company name, your business cards, your strategic partnership, this guy with this project for you, the “right way”, it’s all bullshit. That stuff matters some but not as much as the check in-hand being taken to the bank.

  2. Being in business is not the same thing as doing what you love and not having a boss. Being in business is about working with people to handle the aspects you suck at in order to build a product and that product IS YOUR BUSINESS. People think running a business is about the glory and the freedom. No it’s about building a machine that delivers the thing the customers want without you. Starbucks doesn’t sell coffee they sell consistency. Being self employed and pretending to be in business is a unique kind of slavery.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (2 children)

When I first started business I made less per year than I made in my former job, and worked a lot harder. There is an old but accurate joke about self employment - you can work whichever 80 hours per week you like. Then I began to figure things out, I got better and better at finding niches and forming good business relationships. Now I am a genuine entrepreneur, it was hard to get here, but I enjoyed the ride. Self employment is a step towards true financial success, not a goal.

[–]kokoke 0 points1 point  (1 child)

How did you get through those years when you were not earning a lot? Most people would have lost motivation not worked harder.

Also any advice on forming good business relationships? The few that I got into, the assholes more or less wanted to screw me over or use me. So now I find it hard to trust anyone when it comes to forming business relationships.

My main question is, how can I form something that's genuine without either of us trying to screw the other one over?

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

You learn the most when you are worries about money. That's when you are forced to find new ways to make money. Business relationships are for me a gut feeling. For bigger companies it is OK to just try it out, they have a reputation and they will drive a hard bargain, but not rip you off. Middle to low size enterprises, or individuals is where you need to be careful. I find drinking with them, or having meals together is the best way, people are never keen to screw someone they see regularly.

[–]TRP VanguardWhisper[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I do not want to hijack u/Whisper['s] post

This subject is worth writing your own about.

[–]TheRastaUnicorn 4 points5 points  (14 children)

I own my own business and make a very nice salary while working less than a few hours per day, so I am talking from experience:

Your advice is absolutely shit. There are many employees who make 120k a year, and many more "entrepreneurs" who make less than minimum wage.

Get off your high horse, you come across as a giant douche bag and any self respecting woman can probably smell it on you from across the street.

[–][deleted] 32 points33 points  (3 children)

  • "self respecting woman"

I am guessing you are new here

[–]Senior Contributordr_warlock 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Who wants a woman with 'dignity'?

Girl, why you frontin'? Baby show me somethin'.

[–]ThrowFader 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Notice how all these new idiots always say "women can smell ur insecurity from a mile away you prick alpha bro", or some variation thereof?

Like no, women smell my confidence and get wet.

I'm convinced that they are the same person, if not they are brainwashed as hell....

[–]Endorsed Contributorvandaalen 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Who the fuck upvotes bullshit like this? The level of retardedness is peaking lately.

First off: who gives a fuck about the numbers you presented? You did'nt understand shit. That is all that it shows. Being your own boss and working to fullfill your own dreams instead of those of a stranger, is about much more than about money.

Secondly: What the fuck would you retard know about what any woman would want from a man? Being a penis-woman yourself does not automatically qualify you to give advice on what your fellow cunts want. In fact that sentence alone shows that you do not have a fucking clue and should not even post here, but shut the fuck up, read and learn.

Although it would take self-awarenes in order to identify that problem, so no biggie that you cannot.

[–]mASSive_cuck 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Noone gives a fuck about your bitchass opinion

[–]TheRastaUnicorn 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Obviously you do ;)

Also learn to spell, niggahhh.

[–]kokoke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

how did this even turn into a discussion about women

[–]Dustin_Bromain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Starting my own business for this very reason.

[–]FiveStarTendieDinner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also consider crime. You can start a business in the legal economy, or flourish in the illegal economy. You can network with influential people in both realms to get ahead however you can. Only rule to abide by is don't get caught.

[–]maniclurker 14 points15 points  (6 children)

I'm too busy planning a 1600 mile trek through the Cascade Mountains in the winter to do any if the nonsense you're suggesting.

If you never take the time to appreciate what you've gained, then what's the point of gaining? You're being disingenuous if you're saying the only way to enjoy life is to enter into a never ending cycle of beating your own ass.

[–]Senior Endorsed Contributormax_peenor 7 points8 points  (1 child)

a 1600 mile trek through the Cascade Mountains

This is the sort of shit that makes you understand why the vikings were complete badasses and the world was lucky (or unlucky) that there were too few of them.

[–]716hz 1 points1 points [recovered]

Getting hit in the face is objectively not healthy.

[–]erthian 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Unless your goal is to get tougher. I'd say self defense and confidence are pretty healthy.

[–]716hz 1 points1 points [recovered]

Right, which is why I train and do other things that build up my confidence. My point is simply that there is in fact an extreme that you can take these things to where it no longer helps your quality of life and even becomes detrimental.

Some guys don't see it that way and end up with a limp that will never go away, broken bones, or even brain damage. I'm just saying you can train and do other masculine shit without being a retarded gorilla about it.

[–]erthian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Buddhism (something I'm into) is often referred to as The Middle Way.

[–]Senior EndorsedMattyAnon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Anytime you are afraid of doing something, your treacherous ego will always find a way to tell you are either already good at it, or that you don't need to be good at it.

This and many other points in this post are absolutely fucking spot on.

Every day I come to TRP hoping to find an article like this that will actually help my life if I act on the advice therein.

Sometimes I find it. This post is a great lesson in productive brutal humility for me.

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

That is some lame machismo. How can you connect with a girl genuinely if you have that attitude towards her?

Being a man isn't about having an overinflated ego, that's some fuckboy shit. Being a man, coming into your own, is about defeat. Be defeated, surrender, allow yourself to lose. Losing is learning.

The ultimate goal is not crushing pussy. Cocaine and limos in vegas will get you results much faster than any long term path, but it stunts your growth. You don't change. Fixing your logistics gets you results like crazy, but again, you don't change. You need balance.

How much have you changed over the past year? How many genuine friends do you have? Stop trying to compete, we're all on the same team. We're in this together, on a spinning rock orbiting a fireball shooting through the nether. Her friends will want you to fuck her if they are on your side. They will encourage her to do it. Make it win-win.

There are so many sad, miserable people in this world. So many people just trying to take, take, take. Permanent scarcity.

You are enough. As a child, you're enough. As an adult, you're enough. The only thing you need to attract a woman is your mind.

Open up your heart, start giving love. Smile with your fucking body. Take an interest in people, show them the path to happiness. Be the light in the fucking darkness. Fuck machismo, fuck this clown alpha with the personality of a bitchboy shit.

Lose, lose hard, lose majestically, lose harder than anyone has lost before, and you will gain unwavering confidence; you will understand that you will be okay, no matter what life throws at you.

It's not about the result, but the action. It's about the journey, coming into your own, being someone who people can rely on. Being a man who people can depend on. This is the true alpha; the leader. Emanate love, happiness, and people will gravitate towards you. You can change people's lives.

But not if you are competing with them, not if you're a sad sack of shit who found a hack to use people. Learn to give, and learn to take. Always be improving, share the gift of joy. Girls will fuck you to thank you. Guys will collaborate with you. You will have an amazing lifestyle.

[–]ThrowFader 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I lost it when he said "Girls will fuck you to thank you"

Like niga noooooo



[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Gotta disagree with the idea of always going higher up. You can make it higher this way, but you will never ever reach the top of the pyramid. Chasing the carrot forever whilst explaining to yourself that you are not happy and fullfilled now, but you just gotta work harder to reach a point which will ever self-replace itself to the next higher point. Misery and desperation as motivation will run you down over time.

"I am/This is good enough" is the right mindset. You simply cannot use it as an excuse to not do more. Fuck comparing yourself to the next better guy just as much as fuck comparing yourself to the next guy that is worse than you. Fuck that Ego-Bullshit. Be happy with the 300 lbs deadlift and enjoy what you have. And from that enjoyment be inspired to grow this number even bigger. And then bigger. Take a moment on your path to appreciate what you achieved and don't become desperate running and running and running for the stupid carrot of "Im not good enough". Can't say how bullshit (in my personal OPINION) it is to say: "That is right. You are never good enough! Hate yourself! Compare yourself! Tell yourself you need to be more than you are! RUN MORE!" Ugh. Shit is no race. Shit is a marathon. Appreciate every single mile, don't appreciate the goal alone.

[–]Arabian_Wolf 8 points9 points  (4 children)

For me improvement accelerates when I’m angry/in anger phase, anger is a dense energy, if channeled right, it leads to greatness, be it in better lifts, reading books to cool it down, focusing in career / study etc

[–]do_it_or_leave 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I feel the same. It is like I am supposed to live a life full of hate and rage if I want to be productive.

As soon as I feel good and proud of my good work I start to slack and half ass everything.

Feeling good is counter productive, as if I am meant to suffer.

Everything good I ever did was because I kinda of doubted I could do it.

I am managing to keep myself in this enraged state for long periods of time, but what scares me the most is that I walk around like a bomb, just waiting for a little spark to explode on someone.

[–]Arabian_Wolf 1 point2 points  (2 children)

You remind me of the Pendulum Theory, where the pendulum stop point (the no motion, in the middle) it was called The Comfort Zone, so to focus and continue to improve ourselves, we need to suffer.

[–]do_it_or_leave 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It makes sense.

But I am worried of keep pushing into this dark side and someday not be able to come back, as explained here by sadhguru https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzvT0vy5cjE&t=1s

Maybe it is the price I have to pay for the road I picked for myself.

[–]Arabian_Wolf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Life is all about sacrifice.

I plan to rewatch The Matrix soon and see if I can learn any lessons from it.

[–]_felagund 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Are you 13? What is it that makes you afraid this much?

[–]RedSugarPill 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Gotta give her credit. She did, in fact, do exactly what you're telling everyone here to do. She trained, aspired, and got punched in the mouth by a tough guy who was too arrogant to restrain himself.

Wouldn't take no for an answer.

Who lost his agency?

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

Yeah. Good point. u/Whisper makes pretty consistently great content, but he sure seems eager for us all to know how great and accomplished a warrior Ubermensch he is. He's quite convincing, so it lends some credibility to his arguments, but it can be the tiniest bit ridiculous at times.

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

You think you're fit enough from calisthenics. Your "general fitness" is an excuse for being weak.

Your point here seems to boil down to 'calisthenics is shite lol', which is in stark contrast to the otherwise very well-written post. I don't even understand why you brought it up in the first place.

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

What matters most is hypertrophy, and if you're getting to muscular hypertrophy with calisthenics, then I don't see what the problem is.

[–]Gearski 6 points7 points  (2 children)

When you can deadlift 300 lbs, compare yourself to the people who deadlift 400, and focus on them until you feel like shit. When you can do 400, compare yourself to the people who lift 500, until you feel like shit again. When you hit 850, compare yourself to Eddie fucking Hall.

This to me sounds like exchanging one rat race for another, I've heard it called the 'slippery pole' in Buddhism, no matter how high you climb it's never enough. I think developing an abundance mentality is far healthier than fostering this never ending insecurity. What's the point of taking the red pill if you're trading one kind of misery for another?

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

The whole fucking reason they the human spirit is great is because we're never satisfied. We were born to strive and conquer and face down chaos until our last dying breath.

[–]Senior Contributordr_warlock 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's how many leaders use passive religions, to keep the poor and weak complacent to prevent competition.

[–]eu4euh69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This post is a path to madness...But, go for it..Don't stop reaching for the stars..

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

go fuck urself bully, U just need to compare yourself, you shouldn't be comparing yourself to somebody else

[–]nazis_are_socialists 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You just don't wanna get hit, because you are a pussy

No, I don't want to get hit in MMA because you're an ignorant dumbass. I've already had 4 concussions in my life and I don't want any more. I'd rather spend my time training in a serious martial art like Kung Fu or Tai Chi.

[–]goldaxis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is shitty advice. How much do you deadlift? When was the last time you even tried without a belt or a grip?

Confidence is arguably the most masculine trait of all. You SHOULD have it. It is derived from strength. Not just physical strength - being great at whatever it is you value. There's a reason that a confident 7 gets more action than a wimpy 9.

[–]SergiuIlescu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Only 1 thing I disagree with

You think you're fit enough from calisthenics. Your "general fitness" is an excuse for being weak.

Now tell me this isn't fit. https://www.youtube.com/user/GeekAMD

[–]2 Senior Endorsed Contributorvengefully_yours 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not only do you suck, and you're weak, as you get older you will be able to do progressively less until you get to the point where someone has to wipe your ass for you.

The less capable you are by 30 the earlier that point catches you. I've met hundreds of guys who assumed they were badasses without ever getting into a fight. They have the fastest heap of shit, but never raced anyone. They think they're stronger than anyone ever could be, but haven't competed. The first thing you learn at the track, on the mat, or in the ring offs that you're nowhere near as good as you thought you were. The second thing you learn is there is always someone faster, stronger, or better trained than you. When you get complacent due to over confidence, you will lose.

If you've never stepped into the ring, you don't know fuck about shit. If you get to my age and haven't competed, its grip fucking late.

[–]Bear-With-Bit 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I signed up for a gym membership back in Jan 2016, a month after I discovered trp. I followed Stronglifts 5x5 and did my first deadlifts, squats, and other barbell lifts, popping my weightlifting cherry at the young age of 35. Fast forward 22 months and I'm fucking jacked now...

... which would be completely untrue. I'm just a little more muscular, not even that noticeable, that's all. Why? Because I can't get my lazy ass to the gym more than 2x per week. There were several times where I've gone 2, 3 weeks without lifting. I'm fucking pathetic. Hardest part about lifting isn't lifting, it's just going to the gym.

[–]greatslyfer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hardest part about lifting isn't lifting, it's just going to the gym.

Yep, with most things I think, the hardest part isn't exactly the actual physical work/mental work that you deal with, but it is the startup energy required to just get your ass to do that thing that you wanna do.

[–]autistcel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Especially when the gym is far away

[–]Luckylancer96 3 points4 points  (1 child)

She want sparring and you punched her in face? Dude whats wrong with you? Bruise her arm/leg/chest.

[–]1hereinsteadofgym 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah. That is pretty fucked up. As a chemically enhanced male fitness enthusiast, OP has a responsibility to not use excessive force.

[–]blueparka43 17 points18 points  (57 children)

Soooo always feel like shit..?? Just for the sake of improving. When do I get to be proud of myself and feel good

[–]1-drukpa-kunley- 14 points15 points  (26 children)


Here, let me fix that for you:

When you can deadlift 300 lbs,celebrate your victory, then compare yourself to the people who deadlift 400, and focus on them until you feel like shit. When you can do 400, celebrate your victory, then compare yourself to the people who lift 500, until you feel like shit again. When you hit 850, celebrate your victory, then compare yourself to Eddie fucking Hall.

[–]blueparka43 16 points17 points  (18 children)

Or I could just focus on a goal and skip the whole "feel like shit" phase..seems kinda unnecessary

[–]TRP VanguardHumanSockPuppet 12 points13 points  (12 children)

You're projecting.

When I see someone who can do what I want to do, I don't felt like shit. I feel both admiration and motivation.

Adjust your perspective.

[–]Cant_Tell_Me_Nothin 1 point2 points  (8 children)

To be fair, he is responding to a comment that specifically tells him "until you feel like shit." Original comment is not saying "When you can deadlift 300 lbs,celebrate your victory, then compare yourself to the people who deadlift 400, and focus on them until you feel admiration and motivation."

[–]wendysNO1wcheese 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Or celebrate fucking up your back because you’re too fucking stupid to know your physical limits. I get the point that is being made, but the example of weight lifting is pretty dumb.

[–]ImHerWonderland 3 points4 points  (12 children)

You missed the entire point of the post.

It doesn't say to feel like shit, you're literally demonstrating what was talked about. Don't get complacent. That's it. Complacency kills.

[–]blueparka43 7 points8 points  (11 children)

You literally wrote "feel like shit"

Edit: not you, I meant OP

[–]TRP VanguardWhisper[S] 2 points3 points  (7 children)

[–]Senior Endorsed Contributormax_peenor 3 points4 points  (5 children)

boom headshot

He wants a medal of participation for kinda lifting?

[–]TRP VanguardWhisper[S] 5 points6 points  (4 children)

He is simply unable to grasp nuance.

Spergs have trouble with context. They tend to respond solely to what was literally said, in a vacuum, rather than to what is a reasonable interpretation of intent, given the speaker and the context.

This is because they have trouble judging speakers, and contexts. So, often, as a form of ego defense, they refuse to acknowledge that these things matter, instead of simply accepting that they are bad at reading them (and working to get better).

You cannot teach someone like this, because he does not understand how human communication works. He will forever be tangled in irrelevancies and details and endless quibbling, until the day he says to himself, "Hey, maybe the rest of the world isn't talking wrong. Maybe I just suck at understanding what it means."

[–]Senior Endorsed Contributormax_peenor 3 points4 points  (3 children)

as a form of ego defense

You are on fire tonight. This is not just right but it is exceptionally well stated. Yes, this is exactly why we are dealing with this and also why I have no idea why some of these people even bother posting here.

[–]TRP VanguardWhisper[S] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

They're not hostile to TRP. They think they are practicing its principles. They even think they are helping when they write something.

But what they are looking for is way to become successful, popular, and attractive without making the really, really painful admission to themselves that they are spergs (figuratively or literally), and they need to totally change and relearn their approach to social interactions.

A lot of people on here try to help with that. /u/gaylubeoil has many koan-like tricks to break people out of sperg thinking, and is one of the best anti-sperg writers that I know, but I suspect that even his success rate is depressingly low, because anything, anything can be passed through an overliteral filter and rendered into irrelevant nonsense.

You just cannot reach these people until they realize for themselves that language is not literal, and if that's hard for them, that is their problem, not anyone else's.

[–]Senior Endorsed Contributormax_peenor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I guess I find this hilariously funny because we've had two top posts about how this line of thinking is retarded and both are titled as mocking this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ldAQ6Rh5ZI

And they still don't see they are being mocked!

Though joke's on me, I guess, given that that guy is now a US Senator...

[–]Cant_Tell_Me_Nothin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I actually think think it is a legitimate question. Scott Adams, the Dilbert cartoonist, writes a lot about this philosophy on his book "How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big". Basically, it is not a dumb idea to want to continually feel good about yourself. You don't have to be on a high everyday, but it is not efficient to continually feel like shit about yourself. It is not about being a "pussy" because you can't handle discomfort. It is about hijacking your brain to be more productive and efficient. It is about re-framing and putting your focus on what is productive. It is about avoiding unnecessary bad feelings when you could easily avoid them. This is where the concept of systems comes in. A systems way of reaching for success is a substitute for reaching for success through goals. Systems will not have you living everyday with a constant feeling of failure like you do when your focus is to fulfill one specific goal.

Goals can be great for very specific and immediate circumstances. Maybe you are unable to create any progress in life because you have that one problem that overshadows any other problem in your life. Maybe you have health issues or financial issues that need to be fixed immediately. A specific goal will allow you to put your focus on that one problem and create a better balance in your life. But for the most part and for the longer term, goals might not be the most efficient and forces you to focus on what you are lacking.

It is very hard to predict the future. Our personal needs, wants, and preferences can change year to year. A long term goal you might have set when you where 18 might be inadequate when you are 25. A goal of having $100k in your bank account in 5 years might be worthless if on the way you did it at the expense of your health and your relationships. And all the way through, you also put your life in this sort of "on hold," making you miserable at the same time. It sub-consciously tells yourself, "I will be ok only until this time comes."

The opposite of a goal can be a system. A system is basically a general program that you create for yourself that can be composed of things like positive habits and daily good practices. You can set up a program for yourself that says: "work out hard everyday, eat right every day, do productive shit everyday, make positive use of your time every day, learn something valuable everyday." It is not a specific goal, but a program that allows you to always be improving while not focusing so much on where you are not yet. It does not limit you and it allows you to deal with the unexpected. A system of eating good and exercising everyday is a lot better than having a goal of losing 10 pounds in 30 days. You might lose the 10 pounds, but the focus was more on the goal than on the practices employed while getting there.

A system will allow you try out different endeavors, maybe you will fail at some, but it will allow you to fine tune the compass that will take you to places that fit you more. Aside from the celebrities, sports stars, etc..., most successful people are not successful because they are experts at one thing. They are successful because the are pretty good at different things that when combined create a very powerful package. For example, someone can be successful because he is able to combine his pretty good public speaking skills, pretty good writing skills, and pretty good business skills, all into a very powerful package. Each skill by itself does not mean much. A specific goal might make you into the best public speaker, but a system will allow you to become pretty good at public speaking, but also pretty good at other things that you can combine to create something bigger.

[–]1GroundhogLiberator 6 points7 points  (10 children)

This is supposed to be a community where we help build each other up. I don't think a guy who's trying to better himself should come here and read posts about how he'll never be good enough. That will push more people towards giving up than it will push them towards achieving things.

[–]blueparka43 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Exactly. I feel like as men, we don't have enough support already. Honestly, I despise TRP and incels for the most part but I believe there's some truth to what y'all are saying. Like I can't hang out here for long, and part of that is because there's this constant message of: you're not good enough and women will never want you unless you do this, this, and this.

Also this sub needs to chill on the terminology. Lmao try saying to a normal person "she wants an alpha chad who spins plates and she doesn't fuck beta bucks"...the person will think you're a retarded freak

[–]Cos_7_ate_9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is supposed to be a community where we help build each other up.

With results, not nice words.

I don't think a guy who's trying to better himself should come here and read posts about how he'll never be good enough. That will push more people towards giving up than it will push them towards achieving things.

I think it's fair to assume here a premise of "you can get around this" in most posts here so don't let the presentation get in the way of the content. Also the majority will inevitably give up if they even get this far.

[–]Senior Endorsed Contributormax_peenor 1 point2 points  (3 children)

When do I get to be proud of myself and feel good

Ask mommy to hug you. That'll feel good. She will be proud of you too. Champ.

Validation. The new opiate of the masses.

[–]blueparka43 1 point2 points  (2 children)

My mom says she doesn't love me anymore what do I do?

[–]Senior Endorsed Contributormax_peenor 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Whatever you were doing before she said it.

Mother's have an innate drive to push adult males from their nest. Sometimes the snowflakes can't take a hint and mommy has to go full bitch on them. Don't take it personally.

[–]blueparka43 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh I was just kidding lol. Thanks for the advice anyway

[–]Arnoux 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"Greatness is driven by the fear of mediocrity."

This. Some of my biggest achievement happened, when I thought I am below other people. I was top 5 student for 1 semester among 1000 people, just because I believed I have to study so hard, because otherwise I would fail out of university.

Other time I made myself promoted at work at a very early age, because I was ashamed that someone else was higher on the ladder than me. I had some other similar experiences.

The greatest things happened to me when I was ashamed, feared or felt I am nothing. Fear might not be the best or healthiest motivator but a very strong one.

[–]ayanamidex 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Anytime you are afraid of doing something, your treacherous ego will always find a way to tell you are either already good at it, or that you don't need to be good at it.

I'm afraid of running across a tight rope with insects all over my naked body while archers shoot flaming arrows at me... in front of a live audience of 5,000 people. I don't think I need to be good at that, though. Now, while that is a bit of a colorful metaphor, what I'm trying to get out of you is, "Where is the line drawn on your statement"? Clearly you don't need to be good at something like what I described, so where does it end?

[–]TheStumblingWolf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I find it beneficial to make sure I always assume I can learn something. No matter how good I am - there's something I can learn. If that's your baseline, the chance of you closing yourself off for increased knowledge is smaller.

[–]WISE_TURD 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There is only progression or regression. The winds will always push your boat back to shore if you do not make an effort to venture into them.

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

So, the question is, how do you prioritise different types of improvement? I can't practice piano and practice guitar and lift weights and go for runs and study for school and talk to girls and read interesting books and make more money and teach myself oil painting and be politically active and network and polish my creative writing and learn more languages and meditate and learn a martial art and learn to cook better and improve my confidence with my university theatre programme and kick tranquillisers and get enough sleep. There aren't enough hours in a day.

How do I know when enough his enough and when to keep pushing?

[–]TRP VanguardWhisper[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So, the question is, how do you prioritise different types of improvement?

Doesn't matter. All that matters is that you do.

Life doesn't have any inherent meaning. We're all just meatsacks who are here by accident, for a little while, and then we aren't. So you get to pick the meaning life has for you.

If you're lucky enough to be talented and driven, you might be able to do anything... but you still can't do everything. You just... choose.

You can choose one, sacrifice everything to it, be a contender... or choose several, be awesome at them, but not world class. Either one is respectable. Or you can go to sportsball games, drink beer, eat junk food, and cheer for men who are good at something, even if it's only playing a child's game with a ball. I don't think you will, though.

Everyone's telling you ways to be awesome at something, from sales to killing other men with your bare hands, to seducing Ukrainian lingerie models. And they're telling you that unless you can do that thing (which just happens to be their thing) really well, then you ain't shit.

Truth is, you get to pick. Because they're all both right and wrong. The money-making guys wouldn't be shit if they couldn't make money, because that's what they care about and work at. Same for the seducers, and the fighters, and the artists, and the thinkers, and even the sportsball players (hell, someone has to entertain the proles).

Everyone wants to tell you that their choice is the best. That makes them feel good, I suppose.

But you get to pick. The only wrong choice is nothing. Because what's important isn't the field, it's the fact of self-improvement. The act of looking at yourself, thinking of the man you want to be, noticing and admitting the difference, and then working to bridge that gap.

[–]NYCSPARKLE 6 points7 points  (0 children)

MMA is wack. As is being a fervent fanboy of any sport that revolves around admiring the physical fitness of other men.

Do what you like. Lift and get big, but if that comes from bailing hay, and you enjoy it, then do that.

[–]thegreatstonewolf 4 points5 points  (11 children)

If you don't think your the shit now, you probably never will.

[–]MisterDorimant 1 points1 points [recovered]

Nah, the real problem is that there is an ocean of low-value fucks that think they're the shit.

[–]716hz 1 points1 points [recovered]

A lot of men I know portray an image of thinking they're the shit, but in reality they're very insecure in several different ways. I just don't see overconfidence as much of a problem as insecurity, so this entire post is weird to me.

[–]Senior Endorsed Contributormax_peenor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No one gives a fuck what you think about yourself.

[–]DrunkShimoda 1 points1 points [recovered]

Christ, what an awful post. How did you convince yourself that you were qualified to dispense advice on the internet?

I hope you spend time looking at what better writers are doing and feeling really shitty about what you posted here.

[–]Falcario 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dude... This comment has no value and can't even be considered criticism, you're just talking shit. You're going to need some kind of substance/reasoning to make anyone of interest listen. Otherwise, why even post?

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

Well why don't you clue us in on those better writers slick? Or maybe being a dipshit critic with nothing valuable to contribute helps improve the quality of posts.

[–]thoughtlow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good constructive criticism

[–]1The_BitterTruth 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wow someone fucking said it. Get this man a drink.

[–]mothra123 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Man this reads in such a neckbeard voice I can't help but cringe

[–]Desadarius 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The hamster is not gender exclusive.

[–]Senior Endorsed Contributormax_peenor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No, but it enjoys a warm vagina to hang out in just like the rest of us.

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

Simultaneously, embrace what comes easy to you. "If it's easy, let it be easy." This is something people equally don't get. How easy things can be.

Do what you like, and what you know you need to do, and within that, struggle.

[–]TheIceReaver 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Okay, now finish up your little laugh about how silly and childish women are, because now we have to talk about how some of you assholes do the same damn thing. You think your game is good enough. It isn't.

Bang. Vanguard indeed. TRP (and society as a whole) has a huuggee problem with this atm. You can see it in every thread. There is egotistical wank all over the place and people are totally blind to where it occurs in their own lives.

By calling this out OP begins to touch on one of the most important points for most (or just all) of us, but it's also one of the hardest points to get people to actually engage in. Self limitation and egotistical hypocracy will just be rationalised away and not even contemplated or considered by 99% of people when it's brought up, because it's an instinctive reaction to an attack on the ego. But this is what will be holding you back from achieving your actual potential in life.

[–]iamonlyoneman 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I'm good enough and what I've got works for me, thanks. Not everyone has to overcompensate for their lack of natural self-confidence.

[–]Prophets_Prey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good enough is not good enough.

[–]1sezamus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

While training kung-fu I adopted the philosophy of continous reaching to perfection you will never get. You will never be perfect, but your job is to be as close to perfection throughout your life as you can be.

The road never ends.

[–]AndyJBC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Had the same thing in Judo, girl wanted desperately to be better than us guys despite height and weight differences.... insisted on partaking in sparring with us and insisted on us not holding back


You guessed it, every time she got flipped a little too hard she'd shout at you and cry and have a massive temper tantrum

So many times I got called sexist by her for not wanting to spar with her and so many times she cried and hurled abuse at me for flipping her a little too hard

[–]JFMX1996 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great message. I try to preach this as well.

It's too easy these days with all the feel-good narratives and new-age self-help bullshit telling you to just settle and be happy where you are, or to "only compete with yourself" and other shit.

Obviously, don't take it to an extreme, but competition is what drives us. Saying you don't compete with others is retarded like a little kid saying he doesn't wanna play the game because he knows he'll get shit on.

"Git gud" as they say.

[–]MortalSisyphus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Loss is not as bad as wanting more, because loss is temporary, but wanting more is eternal.

The sufficiency that comes from knowing what is enough is an eternal sufficiency.

All beings in all states are always in the middle. You can go a little higher, but that becomes the new middle. You can go a little lower, but that becomes the new middle. You are always in the middle.

And so you are always at the place where you always are. If you can't be happy in the middle, then you can't be happy anywhere, because middle is all there is.

[–]ghost4192 1 points1 points [recovered]

Amen brotha, I couldn't agree more. I'm working towards 315lb deadlift, the effort is all there it just takes time and patience.

[–]Galbert123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the best Title to Opening line sequence I think I have ever read.

[–]brinkleybuzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Spot on.

Champions hate to lose more than they like to win.

The key to personal growth is to keep putting yourself in situations that push your limits and don't allow yourself to fail.

[–]VanityKings 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The moment you think you are good enough, you will never be any better. >

Man that was me most of my life

[–]erthian 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There's a whole book written on this topic. Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. The trick is being ok with the suck.

[–]hjfhjgghji 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I see all my weaknesses, as opportunities.i have been delft with a shity cards, ok. I have choice to stay and whine like a BITCH or I can get to work. BITCH OR BOSS.Yh, life can be hard but compared to what? For me at the end what will matter is that I stood up or at least tried to better myself.

[–]SaigonNoseBiter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well said. Never convince yourself that you are content.

[–]Pogodick8in69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anything you're truly afraid of....do it(not talking stupid shit like chopping your nutts off).

[–]1PantsonFire1234 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This. Good is the enemy of great. You might be good enough. But you will never be great.

[–]ToTheMewn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you, that was a nice break from the feel-good dribble I hear so much of in life.

[–]_TheRP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hold on - why the fuck would I train MMA? I'll just stick with lifting.

Getting into fist fights as a grown man is fucking stupid. Getting into fist fights as a grown man with a lot of money is beyond stupid - it's an easy way to have to give it all away to some fucking clown.

If you're worried about self defense, this is America - buy a gun. If you ever use it, shoot them in the head and make sure they're dead.

[–]moyle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't understand how can someone write shit like that. According to you, I should feel so fucking miserable all the time. I should hate myself because there's always someone who is better than me. That's what Mark Mason called self development addiction. I'm always chasing that ghost of becoming the best when I will basically be ruining every chance to enjoy my life. Then on my death bed I won't be glad because I can lift 900 pounds, I will be miserable because I wasted my life.

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