I just thought that I would share this bit of historical nugget with you all.
Chanakya / Kautilya / Vishnu Gupta ( 350 – 275 BCE) :- He was an ancient Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal adviser. He is considered as the pioneer of the field of political science and economics in India, and his work is thought of as an important precursor to classical economics. One of his most important works is titled the Arthashastra. His works were lost near the end of the Gupta Empire and was not rediscovered until 1915.
I would encourage you all to read through Arthashasta. It makes 48 Laws of Power look like a Sunday school book.
Here are some of the quotes from Chanakya's translated works.
1."A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first."
2."Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous."
3."The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. If you cannot keep secret with you, do not expect that other will keep it. ! It will destroy you."
4."There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no Friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."
5."Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - WHY am I doing it, WHAT the results might be and WILL I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."
6."As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."
7."Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it.. People who work sincerely are the happiest."
8."The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction."
9."A man is great by deeds, not by birth."
10."Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."
11."Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth."
12."The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman."
13."God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple."
14."Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person."
15."A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night".
16."An egoist can be won over by being respected, a crazy person can be won over by allowing him to behave in an insane manner and a wise person can be won over by truth".
17."A human being should strive for four things in life - dharma, money, sex and salvation. A person who hasn't strived for even one of these things has wasted life".
18."A rich man has many friends".
19."A woman is four times as shy, six times as brave and eight times as libidinous as a man".
a) "If you get to learn something even from the worst of creatures, don't hesitate".
21."In a state where the ruler lives like a common man, the citizens live like kings do. And in the state where the ruler lives like a king, the citizens live like beggars do".
22."Jealousy is another name for failure".
23."Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness".
24."One who is in search of knowledge should give up the search of pleasure and the one who is in search of pleasure should give up the search of knowledge".
25."The four greatest enemies of a man are - the father who has taken a loan, the characterless mother, the beautiful but promiscuous wife and the stupid child".
26."God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple."
a) "Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourselves
b) If you were to choose between an evil person and a snake to keep company with, opt for the snake.Because the snake will bite you only in self defence but the evil person will put a bite for any reason and any time or always.”
c) "The testing time of the following are ; the wife when the money is gone, the friend in the time of need, the relatives in the times of crisis and the servants when they are assigned a mission.In such times they show their true faces.
Most of his works are chock-full of Red Pill and MGTOW truths. Its not just the ancient Indians. Read up ancient Greek philosophers and you will see what they say were very Red Pill as well. Even ancient tales and stories were very dark and gritty and filled with Red Pill lessons. Take Illiad for example. It is a tale of how female beauty can cause men to go fully retarded and destroy themselves in the tens of thousands. Or the Epic of Gilgamesh where the Goddess Ishtar tries to tempt Gilgamesh from his tasks (this same theme is present in Herakles).
Even fairy tales during the Middle Ages were somewhat like that. The original tale of Hunchback of Notre Dame where there was no happy endings. Or in the original Little Mermaid where there was no happy feel good ending. Or even Peter Pan where J.M. Barrie talks about how women in Europe at the time had hots and were wet for Napoleon who was the big boy thug emperor of his time. If you doubt me pick up an original unabridged copy of the Peter Pan. If you can, try to get hold of the original unabridged version of Grimm's Fairy Tales and see how dark and unforgiving its stories are.
It just goes to show how the ancients, despite their lack of knowledge compared to us, were far more honest and upfront about what they actually knew...Unlike us today, where we know a lot, but censor it out of fear of causing offense or something stupid like that...