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Building PowerReminder that you will die and probably not be remembered (self.TheRedPill)

submitted by -saltymangos-

You will die one day. What you did will not matter. The time you messed up an order in line at Starbucks. The time you said “you too” to your cashier as they said “enjoy.” The time you got embarrassed in front of a group. The time you fucked up talking to a hot girl.

It does not matter. You will die and everything you did, every mistake or failure will simply not matter. Your existence, your experience, your life will end and you will be nothing.

Your life will keep moving. You will be 50, 60, 70 one day. You. Right now, you are not. Think back to when you were in elementary school. Those were the good days when you were in middle school. Carry that pattern on through high school, college, etc. These are your good days. You are living them. Take advantage of them. Fuck, I’m only 18, but one day “me” will be 30, 40, 50 years old. It is so hard for me to envision that, but I, we, are always growing and moving. Nothing in life is static. Be flexible. Make mistakes. Have fun. Because these “good days” will come to an end.

Do something. Take calculated risks. Talk to that hot girl and get her number. Do that thing that’s been making you itch. At the end of the day, we will only have our memories. No parents, no friends, no relatives or siblings. Only you and your memories. It won’t matter. Your parents will be dead. Maybe your friends will be dead. The people that “held you back” will not exist. Their opinions will not exist. Live your life. Make your life something worth smiling and laughing about as you lay on your deathbed.

Side note: I know there’s gonna be a small group of people who think that think “why do anything if it doesn’t matter?” You are here, living. That is a fact. Make something out of it, even if won’t matter in 100 years. You can look at this post in two ways: do something because you will not be remembered (liberating) or do nothing because you will not be remembered (depressing). You exist so why not make something great out of it or at least attempt to? You have one shot, you may as well do the best you can. I could go on about this whole topic for a whole essay, but I’ll keep it short for now.

TL;DR Make your life something worth smiling and laughing about as you lay on your deathbed.


[–]Modredpillschool[M] [score hidden] stickied comment (32 children)

Have a kid. Continue your genes.

[–]Scatre 156 points157 points  (8 children)

And when you're on your deathbed make sure to make a post on TRP counting ur N count

[–]justchilllllin 67 points68 points  (1 child)

On your headstone, just name and N count.

[–]Da_RectumWrecker 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Hahahahahaha. I choked from laughing so hard. I wish this was a thing actually.

[–]frendo223 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Don’t forget to make a post on trp about your unicorn, because we all know unicorn exist

[–]haroldpeters 4 points5 points  (0 children)

fuck counting.. ill be posting a montage of videos ive made with the HB9's and 10s.

[–]Thizzlebot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looking forward to this trend lol

[–][deleted] 46 points47 points  (0 children)

You can do things out of inspiration and not out of a lack of something.

Therefore the realization that death is what will await you, no matter what you do, can be taken as a step to freedom.

[–]pillkill 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Memento Mori is kinda liberating...

[–]deterlaettis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ever since first hearing about this latin phrase I've tried to live by it. No success in beautiful women yet but tbf i havent done a job at trying yet. I digress, progress not perfection..

[–]RedOnArrival 32 points33 points  (3 children)

ive rolled several times over this past year, and one thing it helped me realize is that not only does nothing matter, but there is no one thing that will make you happy or think “this is the meaning of life” on a regular basis. nothing. not banging the hottest girls on the planet, not becoming ceo of goldman sachs, not becoming the most advanced expert in your field, and certainly not getting a bunch of fake points from strangers on the internet.

life is beautiful but empty. our only role is to experience it and witness it. anything that holds you back from experiencing it (whether that’s addiction, negative people, bad habits, incompetence, money problems, whatever) you need to address and get past it.

and sometimes those experiences are ugly or sad, like a bad break up, or putting your dog down. and sometimes they’re fucking awesome, like a spontaneous smash in the bathroom with some hottie you just met. accept and witness the bad, and try to create more things that are good or of value, and that’s pretty much all you can do.

[–]-saltymangos-[S] 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I agree. Life is a series of waves. Good and bad waves. Enjoy the good waves and accept the bad waves.

[–]xcrazytx 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I see it like life is a sacred thing. You can either be bitter and depressed and complain or treat every moment as sacred and beautiful. Even the shitty times, it makes life way more enjoyable and I have deeper respect for it. Also no one knows why we are here so don't be so quick to jump to the conclusion it is all pointless. We as humans have a very limited scope of knowledge.

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

I don't know. I think this is just a product of our bizarre and detached modern world. Genghis Khan sure felt there was a meaning to his life.

[–]masterpiece00 107 points108 points  (30 children)

Life is a funny riddle where nothing you do means anything, we live and die, in between that you are brainwashed to become a cog in the banking machine, money is paper and brings illusory happiness, sex is mindless momentary pleasure that soon becomes boring, diplomas are the banks way of creating young debt slaves.

By working 9-5, working hard, working better than all the other employees, agreeing to strenuous performance reviews, commuting for hours and losing your mind with a population growing in craziness and living in a time when the middle class has dissolved but so has the workforce, cheap foreign workers take over the market, You soon admit you spent four useless years in college for a lifestyle you grow to hate and in far to much debt from student loans, eating what you can afford, spending time doing what you like with what time is left in the day, buying shit you can't afford, surrendering to cultural measurements of success and what Netflix dramas say is cool.

Win, lose - it doesn't really matter, money will not make you happy, either will working till you die, the good eras of working hard and being paid well with a gold watch at the end are long gone, home ownership - forget it, high rent and insurance. 90% of women these days aren't worth it either, cunt attitude, gargantuan entitlement, fat, tattoos, blue hair, entitlement, #metoo era - anytime a girl feels now she can say she said no, then moan about this all over insta-facebook-social-shit to 1000's of women and you are then guilty BEFORE being proved innocent.

You could either Tom Hardy or average, fit, have a job/make ok money, have a place - but still you have to become some well read circus clown that goes out in public does these fancy moves, uses power words and NLP, "approach 10 women" brah, lift brah - in the delusion you're the prize - Yet ironically no women approach you.

"Reflect too on the yawning gulf of past and future time, in which all things vanish. So in all this is must be folly for anyone to be puffed with ambition, racked in struggle, or indignant at his lot—as if this was anything lasting or likely to trouble him for long" - Marcus Aurelius

[–]MortalSisyphus 37 points38 points  (13 children)

it doesn't really matter, money will not make you happy

Maybe the problem is your fundamental premise, that life is about being "happy."

[–]i4mn30 7 points8 points  (7 children)

I always wondered what it is then, to people to whom it's not about being happy. What's it to you, if you don't mind me asking?

[–]strikethrough123 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I have a vision of what I want my life to be, everyday I work toward that vision.

[–]UBC_Obrimotic 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I always found that strange , "enjoy the decline" seems a bit defeatist compared to what the red pill usually says for how to approach things.

[–]ImproveCunt 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Baseline happiness through good health and then fulfilment, while mitigating suffering.

[–]MortalSisyphus 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Transcending the self through collective identity and collective achievement, building a better world and a legacy for your descendants, the same way we are the heirs of a great civilization due to the sacrifice of our ancestors. But instead we are throwing all of their effort away and "enjoying the decline."

[–]recoveringaddict7000 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Check out Ataraxia as an interesting goal.

[–]Lightning14 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Finding fulfillment, which for me is in dedicating myself in service of others. My community, family, friends, humanity, etc. If I can improve the lives of others I am fulfilled and it gives my life purpose. I honestly feel great when I do.

On a philosophical level, if everyone lived their lives in this way we could form a more harmonious world in which we all benefit (myself included) - though this is a theoretical result it is not my motivation in guiding my behavior.

[–]ds-unraid 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Name your goal in life and tell me how it DOESN'T relate to happiness....go ahead I'll wait.

[–]randomTATRP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think we should live life feeling neutral everyday. Then, when you experience good shit, it lifts you up, motivates you and you're happy, and when you experience bad shit, plough through it so you become stronger. Being in the middle is key I'd say.

[–]mountassar97 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

watches Jordan Peterson , confirmed

[–]postreformedpua 30 points31 points  (6 children)

Self improvement or "growth" is the only game in town. It can be driven by what interests you or a certain goal you have in mind. It's supposed to be hard and put you out of your comfort zone but it should be equally rewarding. There will be life events that come out of nowhere that will be painful, but they will also make you grow and become stronger as a person. The more you can handle things the more you can do. The aim is to look back and say 'wow, I did a lot'.

As for all the complaints about the state of the world. You have to learn to accept what you can't control, the only thing you can change is your reaction to them.

[–]masterpiece00 6 points7 points  (5 children)

The aim is to look back and say 'wow, I did a lot'.

This is just stroking your ego and proving to yourself you have value because of owning X, and doing Y etc. All this will end up as will be more 'looking back' and never living in the present.

[–]postreformedpua 20 points21 points  (3 children)

You're caught in a different kind of ego trap - one of a victim mentality. To have an ego is to be human and you can either enjoy as much of the experience as you can or you can complain about everything being unfair while justifying your non existence as being free from your ego. There will be plenty of time for not having an ego when you're dead.

I guarantee you that no one says on their deathbed "I wish I did more nothing".

[–]maddenmadman 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Not saying I disagree with you, but I read a series of interviews of people on their deathbed a while back and found it interesting that the most common regret expressed was basically 'I wish I hadn't worked so hard'. I believe that likely applies to career work though, at the expense of family/hobby time, which is not really the point you were making.

[–]postreformedpua 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Exactly, if you find yourself in the position of just working constantly then obviously something is wrong. Just spacing out playing more Xbox or taking hours on end to navel gaze about how everything is meaningless isn't what they wanted more of. They wanted more experience. Spending time with family, going to another country white water rafting, challenging and pushing themselves. Those are the things to look back on with happiness and pride.

[–]EPArt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well unless they worked themselfs to death.

[–]EPArt 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Whats wrong with thinking back to example that time when a girl helped you bust one and it felt amazing, whats the point of good memories if you cant even enjoy them.

[–]GL_QUAD 21 points22 points  (4 children)

Good comment - you did cram lots of thoughts into its limited space. Better than the original post, IMO.

Reminder that you will die and probably not be remembered

Meh. First half of the sentence is simple biology, the second half... I don't give a damn about being "remembered". Wishy-washy teenage thinking, it is.

Not completely useless post, though. Lots of people I know of come to mind - these people did kind of float through life, full of blissful illusions. And where did it take them? You got that right - nowhere.

Here, I'd propose setting short-term, medium-term & long-term plans, fulfilling them and/or reviewing them every once in a while.

But back to you...

money will not make you happy, either will working till you die, the good eras of working hard and being paid well with a gold watch at the end are long gone, home ownership - forget it, high rent and insurance

No?

Money creates possibilities. With possibilities, you have options to steer that life of yours to your own terms. To make it bearable and beyond, even. Ever seen The Big Lebowski, the movie? That slacker Dude who spends his days playing bowling, he was loaded (not mentioned in the movie, but it is the way Coen borthers developed his character). Dude's got not a thing to worry about.

The good eras... well, eh. Become irreplaceable (e.g. a niche-language programmer), and the money will follow. Them employers will also not have the luxury to screw you over; either that, or freelance, do your own thing, expand on independence.

Home ownership is doable. Might want to move states to a more affordable location once you pull the trigger, though. Since you went all Fight Club in your post, here is some food for thought for you: Fight Club is a pre-collapse movie; it toys around with the idea of society collapsing, but frankly, it does not explore it further and beyond (what you see in that movie is just some agenda-driven artistic stylization). And where am I going with this? Let's just say that home ownership in remote locations, far away from major cities, with arable land and a potential for sustainable micro-ecosystem for you to develop (and draw food from) might be the next big thing. Might even save one from starvation in the following decades (and if that does happen, I sure as hell don't want want to die here, along with all the expensive-haircut-wearing, latte-drinking, good-for-nothing city fags who like to take it in the butt).

[–]masterpiece00 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Money is a useful tool, but you can't take it with you when you die.

Becoming irreplaceable at a job just means you are a higher value slave, if you are getting paid well then you will be busting ass 45+ hours per week in a job and office enviroment (pretty much all modern jobs) that sends you mad, dealing with toxic co-workers and butch feminist women whom can have you fired in an instant.

The thing is the Big Lebowski is also 'agenda-driven artistic stylization' as you put it - The dude and the world he lives is the imagination of a writer and director, no one lives like the dude in real life.

Buying a home (if anyone here is ever even going to be able to afford it) is a bad deal, you never really 'own it' once it is paid off - land taxes, bills, repairs. And homes greatly limit your ability to move around. All your decisions are based around the mortgage.

[–]GL_QUAD 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Money is a useful tool, but you can't take it with you when you die.

Yep. But frankly, what can you take with you when you die? Some might tell you nothing. Some others find the idea of nothing so daunting they had to invent god(s) to deal with their existential angst. Some others say "WTF, just party, bro!", choosing to drown in that sweet, sweet ignorance (and alcohol) instead.

I'm afraid neither of us will score any argument points here (but please, do prove me wrong!)

Becoming irreplaceable at a job just means you are a higher value slave, if you are getting paid well then you will be busting ass 45+ hours

Work harder? Or work smarter? Can we aim for the latter? Try to find some sensible workload balance while at it?

in a job and office environment (pretty much all modern jobs) that sends you mad, dealing with toxic co-workers and butch feminist women whom can have you fired in an instant.

I don't like offices environments either. They are a cesspool of human mediocrity and some awful, awful ergonomics (the clutter, the noise, that information overload, the lack of aesthetics and the soul-lessness...)

And yet, what is your career track record? You do strike me as someone with little experience (the negative kind, for the most part) and narrow horizon on what the future possibilities may hold. Come on!

Take me, for example. Some five years from now, I might decide to open up my own little 3D modeling school (the offline, in-person kind). Either that, or I might fire up an adult 3D game Patreon page, lol. Rest assured, there will be no Bill Lumbergh involved.

The thing is the Big Lebowski is also 'agenda-driven artistic stylization' as you put it

Sure. He is quite the old hippie. "The bums have lost", as said by his evil namesake, is actually a genuine Richard Nixon quote referring to the cultural shift of the 70s.

But you're missing the point here. The point was... that a guy with a fat bank account can drop some of his worries. It is good for cardiovascular health, they say. Also, this is the point when you transcend the need for money, because you just have enough. Enough to do your own thing -- or as you said, at this point, you can utilize that useful tool you find in money.

Buying a home (if anyone here is ever even going to be able to afford it) is a bad deal, you never really 'own it' once it is paid off - land taxes, bills, repairs.

Again, I think your view is short-sighted here. For the record, I don't live in Uh-merica. And if you do, moving to some less crazy place is always an option.

Also, there's the minimalist approach (no, you don't need a McMansion). And as for me, I value the land, the environment, not just the house. Plus, there are traditional --and notably cheaper-- approaches to build houses. Do it yourself, man.

And homes greatly limit your ability to move around. All your decisions are based around the mortgage.

Oh, different life goals, different values. If so, tell me where you are ideally headed. In the next 10/20 years...

BTW, this isn't my native language. So, mortgage, what a strange word! Does the word have the same origin as mortuary?

[–]masterpiece00 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't like offices environments either. They are a cesspool of human mediocrity and some awful, awful ergonomics (the clutter, the noise, that information overload, the lack of aesthetics and the soul-lessness...)

And yet, what is your career track record? You do strike me as someone with little experience (the negative kind, for the most part) and narrow horizon on what the future possibilities may hold. Come on!

I have 10 years experience in my career, The fact that I once enjoyed it but do not anymore (probably haven't enjoyed it the last 5 years), I've been managing depression and anxiety for over a decade, I'm a creative person/artist at heart and I too find the office place very toxic and contradictory to my talents; women in the workplace with princess attitudes, spreading gossip, performance of coworkers pitted against each other monthly (you haven't closed as many jobs as X).

Being a redpill type mixed with bluepill bosses/coworkers with wives and kids, there is some jealousy going on and seclusion going on - being somewhat handsome, somewhat fit (not a slob, dressing well) in my 30's with no wife or kids, mortgage, I've been noticing more and more that I am THE ONLY person without these things, so the bosses usually know that the staff that do NEED the job more than I would.

[–]TheStoicCrane 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't know how much legitmacy this has but searching for the term "mortgage in Latin" of duckduckgo brought about this. Hilariously fitting!

[–]Da_RectumWrecker 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Jesus the way you view life is depressing. My life isnt like that at all! Break free from your cycle and go your own way. Wait did I just accidentally advocate for mgtow? Fuck that, dont be an incel.

[–]bam9545 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Okay sure so what’s your point lol? Why point out these depressing realities?

[–]masterpiece00 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because you took the red pill.

[–]unn4med 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This whole post is tainted by negativity. I understand that you may not realize it, but this is a very pessimistic outlook on life buddy.

[–]Theguygotgame777 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Sorry, but I'm dead set on becoming famous. I'm gonna be a writer, or an actor. I want the world to take notice of me.

[–]-saltymangos-[S] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Good. Go prove me wrong. Follow your dreams. Make it happen. Be remembered

[–]moltenw 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Congratulations. You will never be happy or fullfilled with this mindset.

[–]Theguygotgame777 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Fuck you. Even if I never become famous, you don't think the journey is fulfilling? Writing and acting are literally the only two things I care about in this world. As long as I can do them, I'm happy. I never feel like time is wasted at my desk or on stage.

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

Don't get defensive.

Also - there's a difference between wanting to become famous and "the whole world noticing me" vs doing the things you like to be doing even if you don't get famous.

In your reply, you seem to understand this. Just drop the expectations of becoming something, just do it because you want to/like it.

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[–]MilkMoney111 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Agreed. I had a buddy in the military who died and I never saved any pics of him. I figured in this day it wouldn’t be hard to find if I wanted to “see” him again. But it’s been almost a decade and all traces of him seem to have vanished. And I really don’t wanna forget because his passing completely changed my life.

[–]moltenw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Past or the future doesnt exist in reality, it's just a concept.

The only thing that exists is the present moment.

If you want/like to take pictures, that's fine, but looking at them and starting to think about the past is bad, because you no longer exist in the present moment, but instead in a place that your mind has created.

[–]Appex1 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Think of yourself as nothing but stardust because that's what you really are. You are pure energy shaped in a weird way in this brief time that you manifest yourself as a human being. When you die and deteriorate, you basically transform into fertilizer for plants and give life to them that way. Because in the end, you're absolutely meaningless. And the sooner you realize this, the easier it is to assume formlessness and live life in general. When you're gone, you're so quickly forgotten.

[–]0ggles 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Short and long term goals, actions today flow on to the future like ripples in water.

The snake which cannot shed its skin has to die. - Nietzche

[–]geo_gan 9 points10 points  (8 children)

Very deep for an 18yo. That age is not normally that insightful. I am over 40 now and definitely was not that forward looking or intelligent.

[–]frooschnate 2 points3 points  (6 children)

It‘s usually repeating someone else‘s words. You don‘t become wise with your brain, you are wise with scars and experience, and you don‘t get those at 18.

[–]geo_gan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep. And that is exactly the problem with all those barely out of their teens feminazi going around thinking they know everything and wanting everything changed to suit their ridiculous uneducated ideas.

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    [–]frooschnate 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    I almost died when I was 6 and 9, both times by drowning.

    And I really don’t get what you’re tryna say. I feel like you were prolly concussed + bad trip and now you’re stuck overthinking on that.

    Cause what you described, I don’t really fear it.

    [–]Sisu6972 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    unless you have a lot of scars and experience by the time you are 18. dealt with tragic fucked up shit my whole life, had to fight just to get by. by the time I was 18 I was already more composed and insightful than a lot of the adults in my life.

    [–]frooschnate 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I didn’t have a tragic awful childhood but it wasn’t easy at all. I think I lost myself when I was a kid, cause I moved to another country for financial trouble and I didn’t like it at all. It was like my happiness started to fade.

    Teachers were mostly dicks to me, I went to something like 5 schools compared to just one where I lived before that. I started hating school and I was a really smart kid. Straight As and shit like teachers telling my parents I was pretty mature for my age. I made friends with everyone and anyone and I remember girls loved me.

    Slowly I began to lose all that cause I started losing confidence in myself. Nowadays I don’t try to blame a specific piece of shit teacher or what any school did, but I definitely know it wasn’t my fault. That was hard to accept cause deep down they made me feel like I was a fuck up.

    Well skipping all this bullshit soapy stories, it’s been a year since I decided to get my shit together again. My goal was literally becoming my 5yo self, and it’s been going great.

    I didn’t dodge bullets or skip meals growing up, and my parents were hella supportive; but holy shit sometimes I struggled hard and sank deeper into this sorry ass skeleton of what I used to be.

    I’m 19 rn if you wanted yo know

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    [–]-saltymangos-[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    that really struck a chord with me just now. i really needed that. thank you

    [–]Ihatemoi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    limited by a bunch of dickweeds who don't want you to do well for yourself...

    I am one of those dickweeds that does not want me to do well for myself from time to time. Fuck

    [–]Fromfame 11 points12 points  (1 child)

    The realization of what you said made me care about my life marginally more when I turned 23, I now do what I think is important at any cost.

    [–]zyqkvx 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Life begins when you can look suicide in the face. You realize that if you are willing to die you have nothing to lose. And you know the suicide feelings will pass, they always have, always will. No more suicide thoughts. I know I'll be crusty when I'm old, and no one will care when I die. I'm fine dieing knowing I died more gracefully then most. The rest is cake, and pain I've learned to enjoy.

    [–]shinywhitedarkness 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Read the book "The Denial of Death" from Ernest Becker. It's about what motivates humans to pursue certain activities, how we repress certain anxieties, fall in an automatic living mode and how our character is a "vital lie". It's a psychoanalysis book, not greatly scientific at the time (although there are now empirical studies that support those ideas. Look up Terror Management Theory). I greatly recommand to read it, even if some ideas seem weird, it's alot and difficult , there are plenty of gold nuggets for self-improvement. It gives you tools with which you'll see the world in another way.

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    [–]MilkMoney111 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I watched that coming out of a LTR, heartbroken and depressed, just finding the red pill. First movie that made me forget I was depressed in a long time. We could have all the answers, know what happens with each choice, and still be left with wonderment. In the end it doesn’t really matter

    [–]lala_xyyz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Life is about achieving fame, "imperishable fame" as ancient Indo-Europeans knew 6000 years ago. Or Kleos. Having kids is the easiest way of doing so by perpetuating your genes. Other ways require extraordinary courage, talent or sacrifice. The choice is yours.

    [–]Thizzlebot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Good point. I always hate people that only remember the "good times". You will look back at this time no matter how much it sucks and it will be a good memory so remember that and do your best to have fun and live in the moment.

    [–]Fulp_Piction 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    The Olympics is right now motherfuckers.

    [–]SwagnumMagnum 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    You are not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world.

    [–]EdmondDaunts 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I can’t remember where I read it. There are three ways to pass yourself on: genes, knowledge and legacy. This is how the human race has strived and maintained itself.

    Genes is obvious. Knowledge is the culmination of your networking and mentoring and also helps if you know your shit.

    Then there’s legacy. Do you achieve something over and above so that strangers read about you? And will look to you as an example?

    In the end we are all forgotten. But some ways linger more.

    [–]faustian_talos 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    I like this kind of existentialism posts..

    [–]-saltymangos-[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I will most likely write up a more detailed and extensive post in the future

    [–]urwifesbf 4 points5 points  (6 children)

    I choose to seek immortality through the love and legacy I pass down to my children and their children.

    [–]MortalSisyphus 4 points5 points  (3 children)

    "The society formed by the male with the female, where it goes beyond the mere conditions of mating, calls for the extension of the instinct of self−preservation, since the readiness to fight for one’s own ego has to be extended also to the mate. Almost always they are ready to protect and defend each other; so that here we find the first, though infinitely simple, manifestation of the spirit of sacrifice. As soon as this spirit extends beyond the narrow limits of the family, we have the conditions under which larger associations and finally even States can be formed.

    "This mental attitude, which forces self−interest to recede into the background in favour of the common weal, is the first prerequisite for any kind of really human civilization. It is out of this spirit alone that great human achievements have sprung for which the original doers have scarcely ever received any recompense but which turns out to be the source of abundant benefit for their descendants. Every worker and every peasant, every inventor, state official, etc., who works without ever achieving fortune or prosperity for himself, is a representative of this sublime idea, even though he may never become conscious of the profound meaning of his own activity.

    "The fundamental spirit out of which this kind of activity springs is the contradistinction of ‘Egotism’ and we call it ‘Idealism’. By this we mean to signify the willingness of the individual to make sacrifices for the community and his fellow−men. It is of the utmost importance to insist again and again that idealism is not merely a superfluous manifestation of sentiment but rather something which has been, is and always will be, a necessary precondition of human civilization.

    "As soon as the spirit of egotism begins to prevail among a people then the bonds of the social order break and man, by seeking his own personal happiness, veritably tumbles out of heaven and falls into hell."

    [–]the-dan-man 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    So basically if you enjoy the decline you are speeding up the decline of society. A very anti red-pill perspective that.

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

    "Enjoy the decline" has complicated meaning. Its counterintuitive in thfat it is the opposite of what a red pilled man would do, and no great man and no glory ever was received by men "enjoying the decline." However, a man must also recognize things that are out of his control, and still extract some sort of happiness from his situation, even if it is in a postmodern hellscape. Lest he go insane. Like everything there is a balance.

    Enjoy the decline: Accept where we are now, adjust, and learn how to thrive in the new paradigm, but never lose hope or become jaded in the sometimes sickening process. Always knowing that great change comes from great men, and one day you will be one of them.

    [–]masterpiece00 -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

    There's a good chance bloodlines will cease when the other 50 genders and their language become the new normal, thus no more procreation.

    [–]urwifesbf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Well we will just have to make our own gender lol

    [–]inhiarashi 3 points4 points  (3 children)

    I'll be remembered. Not sure what the rest of the clan has going on but I've changed lives.

    Jordan Peterson said it well. We are two people away from a billion. Just imagine if we all stopped wasting time and lived up to our full potential.

    [–]-saltymangos-[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    Some people will be remembered. Some for 10 years, other for 100 years. As long as you are remembered, you live on.

    But other people go through life and will never be remembered. It is sad to think about those people. Personally, I d like to be remembered, not in an egoistical sense, but in a way that because I did something, I am remembered. I think remembering death and realizing that you are in control of your life are the most liberating things.

    Hell, IF I wanted to, I could buy a plane ticket and go to Europe, but I chose not to. I could skip my classes today, but I chose not to. We get stuck in a loop and we don’t realize it, just going through the motions with no thought. But a lot of what we do, once we figure it out, we chose to do. Now I realize I chose to go to bed and wake up late. I chose to have breakfast in the same place everyday. I chose to take the same walk to my classes everyday. Just realizing I can change what I do as an everyday routine is liberating.

    [–]Nicolas0631 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    In the end you will not be remembered. In 1 million years ? In 10 billions years? When our specy doesn't exist anymore and the earth isn't there anymore ? Come on !

    And also, why shall you care more of what others think of you than of yourself. Live your life. Don't try to do things to be noticed or please others.

    [–]AliBarakat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Wouldn't you rather not fuck those sluts and get that STD and child support for a kid you won't father or care about?

    Make memories that will help you in the future, not put you down to think that your "glory days" are over.

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    [–]SILENTSAM69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I know some here disagree with it. I have one response to this though.

    Have kids.

    Cellular life only began as a way to help DNA continue to propagate. Technically having children is the meaning of life for sexually reproducing organisms.

    One last note as it was said by a founder of TRP. (Not to imply people here dont like immigration.) If you dont want immigrants then get a girl pregnant. Not replacing our population is bad for our society.

    [–]EPArt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Well you never know you might get reincarnated anime style until than do whatever the fuck ya wanna do, unless its like pretty bad, dont do that.

    [–]Muco_Timesaver 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Nice post. I know links are banned so can you mention kutzgesagt's optimistic nihilism video? It truly matches your opinions about liberating yourself from the burdens. And i also think that more people in TRP should talk about kurtzgesagt. The videos describes what TRP is trying to, with a pinch of science.

    [–]-saltymangos-[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I’ve never watched that video but I’ll watch it. Sounds interesting

    [–]MortalSisyphus -1 points0 points  (1 child)

    You see the symptoms of the disease but do not recognize the disease itself. The disease of individualism.

    The human individual is a pathetic and worthless ideal to live for, a creature with no future, and Nature shows us the true value of the individual with each hurricane, earthquake, famine, and disease.

    "Do something. Talk to that hot girl and get her number." What a truly pathetic solution to the deep problem of mortality and existential dread.

    Living for your temporary pleasure, living for your ego, living for your bank account... All obviously stupid and futile. But we extrapolate this feeling to all of existence, because we cannot imagine a life beyond living for the Self, living selfishly, living individualistically.

    The solution is obvious. We are to get lost in the Other, in group identity, in culturally constructed meaning. If we cannot live on literally, then we will live on symbolically, by self-identifying with the more lasting, permanent, and meaningful conceptions of: People, State, Tribe. Nature, in her infinite wisdom, has evolved the proper cure for existential dread, and that is symbolic identification.

    Modern Man is so neurotic precisely because he has wiped away the traditional immortality ideologies which historically absorbed man's hunger for self-perpetuation and heroism. Despite all our scientific and political "progress," depression and anxiety are only increasing today, due to the disappearance of convincing dramas, of heroic apotheosis of man.

    The solution is the one Nature herself provided: Tribalism, culturally constructed meaning, heroic ideals. An identity and a people that will stand the test of time. In no other place will Man find repose.

    [–]-saltymangos-[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Just gotta point out that I included “talk to a hot girl and get her number” because this is The Red Pill after all so including something like that seemed fitting.

    Obviously there’s more to live than the opposite sex.

    [–]binkerfluid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Dying and being forgotten is one of the most comforting thoughts.

    [–]garrypig 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Can’t get pussy if you’re a fool, and can’t get pussy when your dead... retort me

    [–]-saltymangos-[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I can’t retort you bc you are right

    [–]Rabalaz 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    Nifty. What an excellent existentialist post-structuralist blended perspective that can always be summerized with Eric Idle's best song.

    Combine this with a touch of stoicism, a dash of Plato's Socratic dialogue of "An unexamined life is not worth living.", some lessons from the Humanities ranging from some anthropology, eastern and western histories, and a hard look into the evolution of the schools of thought from the enlightenment era, through the Imperialism era, to where we are now in the post-modernist and post-structuralist era.

    The best human is the man who's knowledge is as rounded as our world.

    [–]-saltymangos-[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    thank you. i appreciate it

    [–]Rabalaz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    If you keep following this line of thought you might end up like a dirty socialist like me at this rate, hehe.

    But seriously, if you are accepting and coopting the existentialist-nihilist perspective on life, really do take your time every once in a while into serious inspecting your being, from your core values to what's developed around them over time.

    It'll be having a toolbox that you put new tools in and take old ones out over the years.

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    [–]Black_Jesup 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Otherwise known as: “You pays your money and you takes your chances.”

    [–]VickVaseline -1 points0 points  (1 child)

    Ecclesiastes: "Everything is meaningless" (King Solomon).

    [–]aanvalskanon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Well... he said a little bit more than that and 'everything is meaningless' is not the central theme in Ecclesiastes.

    [–]mussawi -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

    How is this not justifying Hitler?

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    [–]-saltymangos-[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Yeah sure I’m trying to pass on wisdom behind my realm. If I didn’t mention my age, you wouldn’t have cared. Calculated risks can be anything, big or small. It doesn’t have to be a huge risk like starting a business.