One of the common mistakes that people make with regards to TRP is that it's strictly some more extremist PUA forum whose dedication is to creating men who make sex and women the sole focus of all their efforts and their reason to get up in the morning. While the core mission of TRP is the reclaiming of sexual identity and power for men, it is erroneous to believe that the disease this place cures you of is strictly a sexual and relationship one. The Blue Pill is absolutely pervasive, and its primary focus is to keep you docile and under control. The reason it's so synonymous with sexuality is because sex is the easiest way to make a foothold in a person's thinking. From our teen years onwards, we're compelled to mate with and impregnate women. Any of you who've ever been out at clubs or bars or any social setting can attest to the ridiculous lengths that some men will go to to attract a woman. They'll throw other men under the bus, proclaim to be staunch believers in ideologies that hate them, and debase themselves for a slight chance at female sexual approval. All of these actions are indicative of a deep BP mindset--a mindset that must absolutely be purged in order for the man to reclaim control of his life and decisions. This is why it shocks me that some men are only willing to half-swallow the pill.
Half-swallowing the pill--unlike what your oneitis does with Chad's cum--is when a man browses through the sub, reads all the information available, yet still decides, on a day-to-day basis, to be beta. An example is the man who's seen the "Treat a princess like a whore and a whore like a whore" rule, yet still decides to regard any woman as a unicorn. The odd thing is that these decisions are almost always made with spurious evidence in hand;usually, the evidence has been presented by the woman herself. Never forget:by the time you meet a woman and decide that you'd like to have sex with her, she's had years and years of manipulating men to do as she wants and view her in a manner that's beneficial to her. All the things we teach you here, a woman has practiced since an early age, via her little-girl tantrums that turn into teenage sulking and, eventually, adult manipulation. Because the man has only partially taken in the pill, he believes that he's found the exception, and that what she presents to him is the truth.
Many of the members who've been here for a time and contributed to making this community what it is will tell you that most men never really swallow the pill. Look no further than lifting if you want an emblem of this. Most men give up within the first week, unable to handle the pain of literally tearing apart and rebuilding your body. These are the same men who then hamster that you don't really need muscles to attract women anyway, and will point to someone like Leonardo DiCaprio as being an indicative of that. If I have to tell you what's wrong with that line of thinking, then you simply haven't understood this shit enough yet.
When you half-swallow the pill, it follows that everything you do will be in half-measures. You carry compromise written all you, and it translates to your interactions and relationships with women. It only ever takes a few nudges for her to break through that splinter wood frame of yours that you've tried to portray as an oaken door. Men who only fractionally swallow the pill can be broken down into these rough categories:the instant alpha, the beta to alpha then back to beta, and the fake MGTOWs.
The Instant Alpha is the guy who reads all the condensed material on the sub and emerges from his cave two days later with the belief that he is now alpha by virtue of this. This guy joins the gym and tries to deadlift 500lbs in his first week. Basically, he's a victim of society's obsession with instant gratification, and he can't figure out why he isn't pulling in supermodels two weeks later even though he can recite every word of No More Mr. Nice Guy. The man who truly takes in the RP will recognise that changing his stripes takes time. You're undoing decades of indoctrination and learning new skills and modes of thinking. It isn't going to happen overnight.
The beta to alpha then back to beta or the Circle Alpha refers to the man who picks himself up and decides that enough is enough. He puts in the work,goes to the gym, meditates, grows his personal skills, and improves himself all around...until he meets a unicorn. Then all that work slowly but surely begins to go out the window. He starts missing gym days cause he's hanging out with her; those grilled chicken and brown rice meals turn into McDonalds and ice cream. Eventually this man wakes up and finds himself right back where he started, having lost his momentum and, most likely, the girl he slid back into betaness for. Always remember that your mission and self-improvement come before any woman.
Fake MGTOWs probably constiute a bigger portion of this sub than we know, and they definitely comprise a large section of MGTOW proper. These are the guys who browse TRP and decide that they will use all this new found knowledge to...do nothing. Now, it's important to clarify something about MGTOW. If you're a man who has had his success with women and knows that he'd have no trouble hopping back on the train if he chose, then power to you. If you know you can do so and have everything this place says you can but choose not to because women revile you or whatever, then you and I have no qualms. However, if you're a fat, slovenly, socially awkward man who couldn't seduce his way out of a wet paperbag, and you claim that you're MGTOW because women aren't worth it, then you're full of shit. The decision has been made for you by the marketplace. You saying that you're opting out of the dating game is a lot like a paraplegic saying they're opting out of marathons--it doesn't count. Your decision is made from a position of weakness, and quite frankly no one cares if some chucklefuck "chooses" not to sleep with women. The true MGTOW is the one who uses TRP to fill the gaps in his understanding, improves himself to the point where not sleeping with women is actually voluntary, and then decides to go his own way.
The defining characteristic of the half red man,however, is what he takes in and what he discards. The man who doesn't fully commit will typically take the half of TRP that's convenient--the half about being lied to about women's mating preference, how the world wants to keep you down, and how many of the ideologies of the past century have screwed over the current and future generations. These revelations allow him to convince himself that he's taken the red pill whilst remaining completely beta and perpetuating his victimhood. The other half of TRP--the struggles, the onus of improvement, the lifelong search for meaning and the adherence to his mission--is either shuffled away in the box of narrative-breaking noise or halfheartedly skimmed over and implemented.
If you take anything from this post,let it be that there is a definite danger of trying to soften the blow of going full red. I get; this isn't easy. But like everything else that's hard to accomplish, fully swallowing the pill is damn sure worth it.