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Red Pill TheoryThe only advice I would actually give every single young person, but especially men. (self.TheRedPill)

submitted by -ATLAS-_

Preface and skippable text, jump to the break to skip this. I'm going to contribute more, because a significant amount of my learning came from learning exactly what didn't work. My story is common and forgettable so I'll skip details, but hit the main points that should hammer in that I've served many banners of all the sides telling you "What to do" and "Who you should be and serve". I grew up in the All-American family. All my father's before me served armed forces. My family is high IQ, working class, and come from one line of farmers and males who served their families from young ages, to members that have traveled the world and served higher masters. Masters have included the church, the state, family (including an over-bearing mother), ideal causes (including seeing into the greed of the high end side of the non-profit world), and generally a family that is formed by the "Fear" of god and always doing "what's right" and having all the accolades of the elite grades based clubs of universities. Not skull and bones or anything like that, more so at universities that cranked out working class members. My advice is to those striving from the average side. I've seen what happens when you "Win" the game and have all the grades to prove, degrees to prove, and are the most qualified. AKA, I've seen what happens when you "WIN" the blue pill game. My advice is for anyone who thinks there is salvation if you "out-work" your way to the top while still holding the blindfold over your face and serve any system that's been made to accept young members who can prove themselves.


The world is full of cowards, at first this is terrifying and you'll feel lost, but with PURPOSE, this is the most exhilarating fact of life.

When you "Win" the blue pill game, and show how good you are at the systems in place for you, you realize a few things and are forced to take the Red Pill not because you wanted to, but because that's literally the only step left. Even if you are the best among the 99%, you will still be given a system that leaves you unhappy. Secondly, no matter what society is deciding, it was never in your favor, and was only making you better at serving someone else. There was never going to be a way that led to satisfaction and the very nature of society is to create young people that serve those who are capitalizing off of others too lazy to think for themselves.

There are a few things that happen once you "win". You realize that outworking everyone wasn't really all that hard. It was more about what you didn't do more so than it ever was about what you did. Simply avoiding distractions and outworking people is pretty simple. Most people are lazy.

The worst part though is that you realize that people who were guiding you (societal pressure at all levels) never had your best interest in mind no matter how much they stated they did. If you take this system that you find in front of you, you're never going to be happy. No matter how hard you work and "win", you are always left with this gigantic lack of anything significant or meaningful in your life, and the game is up. You realize the entire time that you were chasing things that have been setup for you to desire something else and chase another ghost that can be sold to you.

If you are chasing anything other than your own desires that you have decided on, and your own goals and dreams... what can only be called your own purpose, then you will never reach a point of satisfaction. All those people that were easy to beat in whatever system you reached the top of, is serving another set of lazy people from a system that just made a better system for more lazy people. This world is not and never will be based on merit in most every arena you ever find yourself participating in. If you didn't decide on the prize, the you and many other people are all competing for something that someone else has created to serve their own purpose.

If you don't decide what prize you want, you willl always be competing for a "prize" that someone else set up. And usually this system is created to capitalize on the young, and their ability to compete.

Your life should always start with asking yourself what you desire. As a young person, don't desire based on competition first, make your desire first, and compete for the prize you decided you want. The best news is that the very few 1% who are not cowards will be extremely excited to help you out if you actively seek out serving them. The 1% are generally some of the most helpful and happy people, and they will usually share with you whatever helped them, but especially if you find a way to help them win in the process too.

TL;DR - You have to start with purpose. The world is generally lazy and pretty easy to beat with focus, goals, and grit. But if you don't define what you want first, and simply desire what everyone else is desiring, then you're not going to win, you're just being handed another system that was made to capitalize off of you. Even being first will end with you losing. Even the best path on the "bluepill" is going to lead you to a place of being dissatisfied in life and serving someone else. This world really isn't that complicated, but if there is a system in place, it's generally promoted to capitalize on the effort of those who are competing. Define your purpose first, define your own competitions, define what you desire. Nobody can help you with that but you, and the later you start, the more painful it will be when you inevitably are forced to do it. There is no salvation any other way. Your only salvation is defining your own purpose. If you don't know your purpose, a good place to start is with questions and who you respect. There's more in this sub and others for finding purpose, but that's your battle and nobody can tell you what it is.


[–]HWstartup 175 points176 points  (26 children)

Some of the happiest people I've seen are Researchers. People here may diss them off as nerds who work for shit pay, but I admire them.

They DGAF what chicks or people think, they are too obsessed with the topic they are researching on, they often don't need a boss or any other extrinsic motivator. Self direction at it's finest.

They see every day as not a chore but someway towards a set of goals or inbuilt curiosity. Even if the world falls apart and these borderline asperger folks DGAF and would continue researching on as if nothing happened.

I know a couple of researchers who've gone through shitty hardships - had they been the average joe, they would have ended up in the mental asylum. Widening the frontiers of human knowledge is a never ending career and probably the best therapy available. Lack of empathy and Obsession with core interests is a boon if directed to productive use.

I have a special liking for those breaking their heads in the hard sciences. This universe is like a video game. Good with girls ? Fine, you are still within the system. Found out how quantum time travel works ? You sir, are closer to finding more glitches in this matrix.

[–]WASPandNOTsorry 88 points89 points  (4 children)

I'd go even more general than that - people who have a passion. Fuck, it could be collecting stamps, but you can really tell when there's that burning passion in somebody's eyes. I really respect it as most people seem to have no passion at all. Their life is working a job that they hate all week so that they can get hammered on the weekends. What a pathetic existence.

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Without my passion for acting, which pays me maybe 10% of what I make each year, my normal day job would f-ing have already killed me dead.

[–]ViceTerm 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I have a passion for the gym as well as coding, But I still love to drink weekends...

[–]WASPandNOTsorry 15 points16 points  (0 children)

There's nothing wrong with that. People in here are generally all about self-help, and in that community alcohol is sometimes berated. I personally don't care. If you wanna get smashed on the weekends, go ahead. My point was that if you hate your life in general and go get shit faced every weekend to numb the feeling of how much your life sucks because you have no passion or direction, you're doing it wrong. If you're generally happy with your life and just feel like your liver needs some exercise, that's a different story.

[–]MrAnderzon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Coffee to keep them going Monday to Friday. Alcohol Saturday and Sunday to forget Monday thru Friday.

[–]-ATLAS-_[S] 18 points19 points  (6 children)

The hard part too though is realizing even university research has its own agenda on what gets published and what gets grants. But you're right, it's this constant getting better over and over every day that is literally striving to improve and having results that are measureable and give you feedback on if you did better or not. I think that really is the key to happiness, or maybe a flow state is a better way of saying it. Same as running or lifting or coding or racing or whatever it is. The striving is the key moment of happiness. It's certainly better and lasts longer than a single "I told you all I was the best and now I'm right and I have this paper!" That lasts 10 seconds and then all those motivating factors come to this ego meltdown that starts going "but wait, I thought this was the eureka moment where I'm flooded with happy forever and the movie ends, but instead I'm still the same". All that hate is still there, and certainly once that purpose is gone, so is the chance at happiness.

[–]HWstartup 4 points5 points  (5 children)

It boils down to game theory. It's best to see what other people's probable agendas might be and what options you got to do about it. Assumptions maybe wrong, but you can make it right next time based on feedback.

One other fear I faced is "what do I do after winning ?". I felt more empty after I reached the goal than while I was in it. That's when I realized you gotta keep making new goals and finding new purposes as good as you can stick to one purpose. As long as purposes don't go on overload and you are outcapacitated.

[–]-ATLAS-_[S] 14 points15 points  (4 children)

"what do I do after winning?". I felt more empty after I reached the goal than while I was in it.

This is the heart and soul of this whole thing. I think the striving or flow aspect is where happiness is, and more so, I remember the most empty feeling I had was "getting" my dream girl and all sorts of other goals and having this total "is this it?!!" moment. It was so utterly deflating and depressing. I turned to drugs and sexual debauchery as a way to escape more so than enjoying things. In the end the thing I was enjoying the most was a shitty sports league that cost nothing to play in and hosting fun weird parties that made other people get outside their comfort zone and help nerds out who usually were introverted in feeling part of something bigger. That feeling literally turned my life around and opened my eyes.

[–]RedEyesBlueShades 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I'll disagree with you, and go a little zen to counter your argument.

If you keep striving for something, that's precisely because deep down you are not satisfied with something. Maybe you're the best in your sport, but you want to improve more and more. Maybe you've got a billion, but you want more. Maybe you're researching the crap out of physics, but you keep going because the next riddle is always waiting. These are all symptoms of an unmet need, a deep dissatisfaction, which you are trying to fill with <insert activity>.

The real peace comes once you've killed those desires. Then you can truly be satisfied, because you do not long for that satisfaction at all!

The flip side of the coin? All of Civilisation has been built by people with drive, not the zen ones. Pick your poison - True peace or the drive to change the world.

[–]-ATLAS-_[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I agree with most all of your assertions and think they are some quality subjects. But I think happiness is in the striving to get better at something. I think tranquility can bring happiness, but that aspect of improving sustains happiness over a long term. I think flow states are their own form of meditation, so if we can get into something that can cause us to continually get into flow states, that's a great place to be. It also just so happens that some of the most successful people are getting into flow states in their own way too.

Meditation can't be understated or underrated though. Quite literally probably saved my life.

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    [–]-ATLAS-_[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Nice! I totally understand the Longview thing. It's like shouting the most important fact you know, and having everyone tell you you're wrong and simply avoiding the points you bring up. They just don't have the energy to handle it, and that's ok (part of what I mean when I say the switch takes place, and you realize they don't care and it's depressing, but then you realize that same fact applies when you are going after something, they are going to have that same attitude).

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

    This, among other reasons, is why I choose to get a job that gives me a good amount of free time on a decent pay, while not being completely boring; that way I can keep studying the stuff of my interest without the bullshit I'd get if I went on to research.

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

    wow I knew redpill doctors and lawyers existed but never a teaching professor. I guess TRP guys are everywhere now...

    [–]HWstartup 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    If one is truly fascinated with the subject, one doesn't give a shit what normies or superiors think. They don't care if superiors exploit them as long as they don't get in the way. Basically, they see anyone who is not a subject expert in the are as uninteresting, parasitic and to be avoided.

    I'm sorry to hear about the divorce and superiors. I'm sure many researchers get the feeling they are being taken for a ride if other folks know their boundaries are malleable. People skills still do matter even when you have internal bliss.

    Better hours, decent pay, more time for other creative pursuits.

    Being a researcher gives you one of the best quality of life. If the field you are researching on is easily commercializable with low startup costs, you'd have better shots at financial excellence too.

    [–]Profdiddy 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    I respectfully disagree with your conclusions. Research in the life sciences at least, involves long hours with poor compensation. If you put in 10 years post hs education to make 55k to start, that's a bad investment. Less than 5% who start a PhD like me obtain a tenured faculty position. I have such a position and it is a very high quality life. I now work 40 hours and make six figures. However, it was a long road and quite a gamble. All along the way I was exploited by the system. The constant drudgery of repeating and improving upon experiments was depressing. Colleagues are ASD. That said, finding new knowledge is and was exciting. Enter at your own risk.

    [–]HWstartup 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    I agree, should have added a disclaimer that it's not for everyone. Depends on type of research as well. Ones that are repetitive and nothing new is obviously gonna be boring.

    The kind I'm familiar with was a fast changing field where it was contest of who gets to patent which application first. TBF it was more engineering than pure research.

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

    I thought that too as a grad student but then when I started writing grants I heard the real stories from some of my hero scientists after a few beers or whiskey. They were for the most part miserable, going to committee meetings, traveling to conventions, writing grants endlessly, and some hadn't done any research of their own in more than 10 years (although their name appeared on all the post doc work and they did direct things). But then all my experience was at public universities and maybe it is different in the private sector.

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

    I'm a researcher. I used to think I didn't care about chicks. I was a sad orbiter to many 'friends'.

    I'm still a researcher and I still love my fucking life. I love chicks though. The lives are pretty incompatible, I'm pretty guarded about things that could be screen shotted but I'm getting beyond the point of NGAF.

    The more I learn about the piles of money to be made from cowards the less worried about it all I become. If one business crumbles I'll just build another.

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

    can confirm. Pharmacist who thought he would be doing a career in marketing, but fuck that. Deep. Research is where it's at.

    [–]asa93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Researchers actually have to deal with an increasing competition that is imposed to them. Thanks neo-liberalism :)

    [–]Stythe 36 points37 points  (1 child)

    A quote my dad used to say that I never realized was as true as it is was "If you show up on time for work, you're already doing better than most people."

    My dad is full of quotes and advice he doesn't follow, so I never really understood that it's actually that simple until I actively started to improve myself. He's right, the vast majority of people are so lazy they literally won't even get up on time. Realizing that the world is so full of people like this is, at first, very depressing. After you get over it though, it becomes awesome. You're literally ahead of 50% of your competition because you didn't choose 5 minutes more sleep over getting up.

    That's pretty awesome.

    [–]-ATLAS-_[S] 26 points27 points  (0 children)

    It's so true. I mean once you realize that the fear part of our brain was made to help us avoid actual death, like a polar bear who will literally slowly chew us to death while our body rots in the cold and we might be half conscious for the whole thing.... It's like...that system runs most people's lives. But the thing is, they respond the same way to someone sighing as they would to that polar bear... You see what I'm saying? We all convince ourselves how much failing is this life or death thing when it's really just so ridiculous. There is zero penalty for failing most the time, and people think that they have to be perfect and put all their effort into one thing. Literally the more things we try, the more lottery tickets we are buying, and lottery tickets cost nothing really except a little bit of time. But every one is saving up trying to get one perfect lottery ticket or not even attempt it, instead of just applying over and over as fast as possible.

    Failing just means try again, not polar bears. But people will call you the crazy one for attempting things they refuse to because of their own fear, and then they'll call you lucky once you win.

    [–][deleted] 70 points71 points  (22 children)

    I agree - 100%. I think beginners should bookmark this.

    I was depressed in the beginning because I felt so alone. I am talking about the kind of depression phase you go through when you realize that life by itself has no meaning except the one you define for yourself. After a couple of months and a few philosophical books, I realized that every man can only be liberated and happy if he has a purpose in life.

    In general, anyone who is a regular person or a loser should be avoided. These are the kind of people OP called cowards (just to clarify!).

    Everyone must understand that PURPOSE, CALLING, VISION are not big words. Want to clarify these terms in this comment. In a nutshell,

    ->Your purpose is something you do for the sake of doing it that gives your life meaning and fulfillment.

    ->Your calling is something you feel like you must do,especially tied with the feeling to contribute something to the world.

    ->Your vision is just a plan/goals related to either your purpose or calling. It generally specifies direction of your purpose/calling rather than the outcome.

    Hope I made it simple and clear. Let me repeat that purpose,calling and vision are not some big terms meant for people who move the world. That's just societal brainwashing. Everyone can(and should!) have a purpose to live a liberated,happy life.

    [–][deleted] 56 points57 points  (11 children)

    The writing in the links you provided comes off as over the top and borderline ridiculous. Just because someone is not overly obsessed with their career and making a ton of money doesn't mean they're a "regular person" or a "loser". Sure society might not deem them the same rewards as someone who makes 250k+ annually.. But that lifestyle's not for everyone and I have met people who make probably less than $3,000 a month who I would not think of as "losers".

    The author of these links seems pretty blue pill in the sense that they're writing their article with respect to society's BS. IE: "be a real man" "make a lot of money" "play hard work hard". That's fine if you want to do that, but it certainly doesn't mean you're directionless with no goals if you don't.

    I think men need to stop being so obsessed with careers and money if they really want to see the big picture. You can still get laid and get good looking women without earning a high annual income. You can still have fun and go on vacations too. I travelled around America when I was 17-23 for months at a time on only $300 with my guitar. Don't let society cuck you into thinking like the author of these articles. Don't let anyone tell you who to be. Follow your own instincts and what you personally love.

    [–]BENDERisGRREAT 5 points6 points  (5 children)

    man i barely make more than 3000 a month and thought i was doing really good

    [–]WASPandNOTsorry 7 points8 points  (4 children)

    Everything is relative. 3000 bucks a month will get you pretty far in middle America. In the Bay Area you'd be a wealthy homeless person.

    [–]BENDERisGRREAT 1 point2 points  (3 children)

    Ah that makes sense, I live in Houston but luckily not downtown, although the pussy chasing there would be better than in the suburb

    [–]ttufan09 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    I live in Houston too, outside the loop, in the suburbs where only starting families with kids and old people live...I need to move inside the loop...

    [–]BENDERisGRREAT 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    So its really not just me? I was gonna say I was in college like a year and a half ago and people actually wanted to talk or hang out or acknowledge the existence of people around them instead of just fucking Facebook. League City is just boringsville

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

    HAHAHA oh brother. You're really asking this question about suburbs vs. city. I know where you're coming from dude. You will laugh at this post 6 months after you move to a big city.

    [–]ioncehadsexinapool 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Your last sentence.

    I'm pretty sure that's what he was saying?

    [–]-ATLAS-_[S] -4 points-3 points  (2 children)

    You completely misread the article if that's what you took from it. I specifically am saying that the best things in life are free, and even if you get a ton of money, that still is only the second best things in life. Nobody can sell you the best things in life. If traveling was your purpose, then that made you happy. Traveling made you happy, not the moment you finished traveling and got to tell everyone where you went that made you happy. I'm saying happiness is in the chase, not the destination. I'm not sure what I said that caused the misinterpretation, because literally you and me are agreeing exactly. I would far more respect the person who was perfectly happy doing what they wanted and following their purpose in life (no matter what money it paid) then I would the richest person on the planet who needed that money to fulfill their ego and constantly couldn't be happy because all they thought would make them happy was having more money.

    And maybe you're right to say I am writing this in respect to society's BS, if that makes me blue pill, so be it. But I'm saying "warning, there is not a good path even if you navigate it better than everyone else over here." I think learning from those who did things wrong is just as valuable in learning and sometimes has taught me a lot more than just hearing what to do, so that's where I'm coming from. I am not saying purpose equals career, I'm saying purpose equals personal definition of life and happiness.

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      [–]-ATLAS-_[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Thanks man, this is wonderfully poignant.

      [–]-ATLAS-_[S] 14 points15 points  (4 children)

      Our purpose must be our prize. Having crazy sex with beautiful women won't make you happy, having all the toys and a nice car won't make you happy, having more money than everyone you considered a rival is not going to make you happy. Being more "famous" than your rivals won't make you happy. These are all cheap neurotransmitter thrills that you could have gotten from drugs (which don't make you happy, and take from you in the long your ability to be happy). Purpose must make you happy. Striving to be better at your purpose will make you happy. Defining what you want and getting better everyday at it will make you happy.

      My favorite quote when thinking about purpose is from Steve Jobs. Essentially everything you see, every single thing that you see in generally whatever place you are at (except in nature) was something that was built and put there by a person who's no smarter than you.

      Like I said, at first, that's terrifying because you realize a lot of the things you were taught were generally not what you thought they were, but suddenly you realize how free and exciting it is.

      The best things in life are free. The next best things are really really expensive. But no matter rich or poor or whatever, there are certain things that make people happy and they are available to all of us (and generally are never promoted because they can't be sold to you).

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

      My favorite quote when thinking about purpose is from Steve Jobs. Essentially everything you see, every single thing that you see in generally whatever place you are at (except in nature) was something that was built and put there by a person who's no smarter than you.

      Duuuuude Steve Jobs said that? Beautiful. I realized a similar thing recently. As I think back to inspiration, I am reminded of the saying that a lone person would be lucky to make a single pencil in their life time on their own. Not that one can't think without a pencil, but in our modern world it would be difficult to compete with no outside help of some kind, once you've spent everything you have. Also that you don't know what's going on with anyone else, 60/40 rule of perception/attitude. And that the smartest people at the top of the game are sociopaths, that have masks. Really though, people... not much smarter than you. 🎃🌲🍪🌲

      [–]wailei 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      Any pointers you could provide on how to arrive a the purpose ? Would it be possible to share what your purpose was ?

      [–]-ATLAS-_[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Hah, I'm forming my purpose again. I'm honestly going through the process after...what I would call a reawakening. I can tell you that I'm tearing down the walls before I put new ones on top of it. You can see some of my past writing submissions for clues on new walls and thoughts I'm at. I've made as complete a post on motivation as I could think of to realize how it was so easy for me to accomplish goals. I'll probably write about purpose as I have the "eureka" moment and sit down and something I write actually turns out well on it. Most of what I've written has been moving towards it but isn't nearly concise enough that I feel I could reproduce it (if that makes sense). If I write something, it sounds weird but I work as hard as I can to get it into a perfect concise statement that lets me reproduce it since my memory sucks pretty bad. So...I guess stay tuned is my answer and enjoy the other posts I've made? Hahaha, purpose is a weird one. If I get something down, I'll PM you.

      [–]ColmM36 1 point2 points  (4 children)

      Care to share some of your favorite books from your depression phase?

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

      I have read a lot but one book affected me the most - Meditations by marcus aurelius.

      There are some youtube videos that you can watch right now, to improve your life drastically in fifteen minutes. I'm too lazy to link em, so I'll just post the names of the videos.

      Don't watch all of them at a time! It will be too much to think about!

      1) Adam ruins death

      2) Existentialism -crash course philosophy

      3) perspectives on death -crash course philosophy

      4) Reasons to remember death - school of life

      5) Philosophy: The stoics - school of life.

      Basically I'm giving you 'the good stuff' so that you won't waste your time.

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

      Here's a few to get started, if you're interested in more books let me know, especially what kind of books you're into.

      Nathaniel Branden - Six Pillars of Self Esteem

      This dude was Ayn Rands lover and is absolutely brilliant. Wrote a ton of stuff, but this is probably his best all wrapped up into one concise doctrine that breaks down self esteem. He was one of the most awarded psychologists and treated a ridiculous amount of people and wrote a lot. Can't recommend this enough.

      Eckhart Tolle - Power of Now

      Probably saved my life. Talks about letting go of the very thing that is causing pain and identification with that pain.

      Marie Kando - The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

      Helps give rules to follow depressed or not on putting everything in its place so you can focus on dealing with life, not on the past that's holding you down and making you depressed, weirdly great book by a Japanese lady who is absolutely possessed-obsessed with the right way to organize shit, which carries over into your brain

      Bruce Mau - Manifesto For Growth

      Quick pdf from one of Bruce Mau's books containing some awesome rules and guidelines to follow in life

      Meditations, Letters from a Stoic, and others...so many stoic books are bomb awesome.

      [–]ColmM36 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I'm a big fan of stoicism. Meditations and Seneca are two favorites of mine. Nietzsche is also very good. Thanks for the list

      [–]ioncehadsexinapool 6 points7 points  (1 child)

      It's funny this comes up because I've recently had this realization. I've been depressed for a few years and I realized it's because I was compromising myself as a person to do what I thought "I'm supposed to do" I was going to school for an IT degree. But I wasn't happy. I've been an electronic music producer for years now. I can't help that music is my passion. But I've realized that if I'm doing anything but that, (pursuing it as a career) I'll never be happy, because if I'm not, I'm not satisfying my true desires. Anything but that is a compromise to please those close to me because they don't support my dreams. I'm not trying to be the next Justin Bieber, what I'm pursuing is actually a realistic, obtainable goal. I'm good and I'll only get better.

      What really rings true is when you said something like "don't wait because you will eventually do it" because the real you will eventually win against the you that your tying to be.

      I'd rather fail at doing what I love than commit to something I have no care for. Logically it's stupid but I can't change how I feel. I'll never be happy doing anything but what I truly want to.

      [–]devilabit 16 points17 points  (21 children)

      "My family is high IQ" bahahaha !!

      [–]-ATLAS-_[S] -4 points-3 points  (20 children)

      MENSA and 154 IQ. Intelligence is a curse and causes more inaction than any other trait. All members of my family went full ride to our states top university and sister passed BAR exam in two separate states, all siblings graduated grad school... On and on, I already told you if you want the qualifications, we have those...

      [–]Azsun77677 13 points14 points  (1 child)

      MENSA is masturbation. It is semi-intelligent people spending money to convince others that they are more intelligent than they actually are.

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

      You sir are correct. Annual fees for a card and board game nights? Nah...I'm good. I was in MENSA

      [–]devilabit 1 point2 points  (17 children)

      Where and how did you get your IQ test done. Was it online or did you sit a professional exam. Generally they are not reliable online and many of the online reports go way above the average. Self test the same.

      I found your post rather awkwardly written and was surprised by all the grammatical mistakes. I'm sure you finished grad school, did you go for a degree, a person with 154 would typically have a masters by now, as that IQ is really "off the scale".

      In summary I think you might have been a little misguided and told some false information about your IQ. I had a quick peek and feel reading your post history.......your sister is like Lisa Simpson, the brains in the family.

      I look forward to hearing bank from a mini genius like yourself...

      [–]-ATLAS-_[S] -4 points-3 points  (16 children)

      Actually I'm extremely visual brained. I literally aced the part of the test, but did lower on others. I took the test when I was diagnosed with ADHD as it was required. If you want to talk shop let's do it!

      I can talk quantum physics and how I think the key to free energy is being the first to hit absolute zero for the first time in history and that the Bose Einstein condensate is a key that maybe a better model for examining our universe is with fluid dynamics rather than with string theory. That examining where vibrational phonons can't exist, and where energy photons can't exist, that we can learn more about our universe than current models are allowing.

      Or maybe you want to nerd out about the human body and how gaba and serotonin chains in our body are the most under appreciated aspect of medicine in my eyes, that we treat symptoms but refuse to see these two causes as one or the other taking over the body and could vastly improve our ability to understand people's bodies if we started there. Or that maybe I think one represents nitrogen and cerebral spinal fluid and the other represents breathing and oxygen and the blood, and how that makes sense in comparing the liver and the kidney and their roles and comparing the fact that this lines up with our atmospheres makeup. But this theory is out there a little bit, and probably needs more thought devoted to it. (But honestly, things like "the shiver of something behind you", your nails growing, your hands pruning and the fact that paralyzed people don't prune, your eyes dilating, these are all connected to these two subjects and are measurable).

      Or maybe we can talk how I think the number zero is actually not a number, and is a hack, a trick that was made to help mathematicians solve things logically, and that zero is actually more like a mirror than it is anything "real" that is solvable.

      I'm sorry my grammar sucked. I'm not the best with words, I'm more of a visual person. I'd be curious why you think my words are the sole form for making a genius, and what mistakes I made that made you think I was ever misguiding people. Promises don't count for shit over the Internet, but assuming I told an outright lie based on my grammar seems...I don't know. Clearly I'm still a little BP since I'm now qualifying myself to you, but if you can honestly speak about those subjects or something else, I'd love to nerd out. Let me prove the nerd to you in the funnest way possible and talk about something else. I'll warn you though, my grammar is gonna suck.

      [–]devilabit 8 points9 points  (7 children)

      Thanks for sharing knowledge on those different subjects! May I ask you again , was your IQ test online, self tested or done professionally? The results of this 154 would be also great to see. (Needless to say I'm not convinced about this score of yours..)

      [–]-ATLAS-_[S] -3 points-2 points  (6 children)

      It was professionally done, sorry I didn't explain that, you're required to take a professionally administrated IQ test in my state for an ADD diagnosis. And it's been over 10 years since then.

      Listen if you can't accept that IQ then don't. I didn't lie, I scored genius level IQ, it's really more of a curse than you'd think. My brain is extremely good at some things and awful at others. I honestly think the high IQ in my family has more to do with negative emotions and feeling like we never did anything right or that the smallest criticism would make us feel like a failure and using our brain over and over to try and think out something that will work so that "we're right" and feel like nobody can criticize us. I'm not sure what else to tell you. I don't have a test from 10 years ago, and if I did I'm not posting personal information here and going to all that work here. At this point I've given plenty of options to prove it but it seems you are dead set on denying it so we'll just have to part ways at this point. If you have trouble with someone being intelligent because of their grammar, I hope you have a chance to look into why that's not always the case.

      [–]devilabit 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Keep clinging to that IQ test my friend. G'luck

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        [–]-ATLAS-_[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

        Hahaha, judge someone based off their mistakes...sounds like an awesome plan. I bet the best igloo maker never slipped on ice either. 👍

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

          Sorry if the context wasn't clear, it was implying that we all make mistakes. And mistakes of writing are mistakes of what...syntax? Writing in its nature is communication, and if I communicated the idea, then it served its purpose. If a few of the mistakes in there caused some people to dismiss the idea altogether, then those probably served their purpose as well. I still think the ice metaphor was perfectly in context. No straw men intended, simple metaphors were my aim.

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                      [–]NeoreactionSafe 28 points29 points  (17 children)

                       

                      The worst part though is that you realize that people who were guiding you (societal pressure at all levels) never had your best interest in mind no matter how much they stated they did.

                       

                      If you look at the ancestry of the major leaders around the world you will find that their bloodlines are mostly from past members of the ruling class.

                      Basically we were always slaves.

                      Now America seems to be somewhat of an exceptional case... once... because at that time the British Empire which was the Globalist Tyranny of it's time was in the business of expanding into a new land.

                      These very troublesome Red Pill aware revolutionaries ripped power away from the Bank of England (owned by the Rothschilds) and attempted to create a nation with "a little less slavery" than was normal at the time. Officially slavery was ten times bigger in Brazil than America back in the 1800's... a fact that is suppressed in our propaganda that passes as a sorry excuse for history.

                      Anyway... the Globalist Tyranny is back in full force and again robbing us all of sovereignty and pushing us back into total beta slavery.

                      To live a Blue Pill Life without awareness of the truth of what is actually happening is a waste.

                      Better to wake up to the Red Pill and see the truth of all the manipulation going on and deal with it than to live in a beta fantasy.

                      The sheep are being led to slaughter now too... if you are smart and Red Pill you might find some way out of it. (though if a nuke lands on you there's not much you can do about it)

                      Our major thrust is waking up and restoring masculinity... but knowing the big picture is important too.

                       

                      [–]-ATLAS-_[S] 7 points8 points  (6 children)

                      Even then, they cannot buy happiness and purpose, nor can they corner it and force us to buy it. I personally like the idea of tranquility as being eliminating suffering. Even meditating is clearing your mind of all the thoughts that cause desire and divert us from the happiness available to all of us. Most of us are not born a slave, but many of us end up on that path through laziness. The way out is purpose and self discipline, which are liberty and freedom in the truest sense for a relatively free people.

                      The American Dream is to be our own King and serve our own communities and contribute to the kingdoms we choose. Self-Sufficiency mostly to the largest extent you can. Everything else... Well that's just someone else's dream and shackling ourselves to them, so the least we should do is still choose better masters, but as you pointed out, some understand society well enough to capitalize on it over and over.

                      [–]NeoreactionSafe 11 points12 points  (3 children)

                      Check this out from today:

                      http://www.returnofkings.com/99375/how-the-elites-are-using-divide-and-rule-to-control-us

                       

                      On one hand, we are playing into the hands of elites by raging against social justice and feminist pigshits instead of trying to stop the globalists, Zionists, bankers, mega-corporations, and the governments from undermining our existence. Really, do the issues of politically-incorrect Halloween costumes and whatever bathroom trannies use matter more than the fact that the middle-class is being destroyed, revelations of massive corruption in the DNC, the coming police-state, and the globalist wars that are causing death and destruction around the world? All the drama of outrage and counter-outrage is silly when the elites are snickering as their new world order is taking shape.

                       

                      This is the "real world" that we must deal with today.

                      The Blue Pill Fantasy world is just that... a fantasy... a mythology... designed to keep us distracted.

                       

                      [–]-ATLAS-_[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

                      Spot on! I've actually written about this very same thing, with the idea that if you have things that aren't love and overcoming, then you are controllable. If you react to anything, then it makes you manipulatable. Loving and avoiding anything that is "not love" is the only way. When someone says something offensive, it says more about them than you anyways and you don't have to accept it, you can actually choose just to ignore it and choose to be happy and stick with your own defined life and goals and purpose.

                      [–]NeoreactionSafe 3 points4 points  (1 child)

                      The Red Pill teaches you to be "free" of that emotional manipulation because you pursue a path of positive energy that benefits you and not the herd.

                      Freedom, true freedom, is being beyond manipulation... to have a solid Frame.

                       

                      [–]-ATLAS-_[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      Love it. That's a great way of looking at frame. I've always thought of it as acting to some extent, acting in tune with your principals. But honestly, what is purpose, but a frame that guides your life? Well put man, appreciate the comment

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                        [–]-ATLAS-_[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                        The act of choosing in its nature implies a free man. What's sad is the voluntary slavery that's subtlety taken place. Who needs an opiate for the masses when the masses are opiated staring at themselves, worrying they're not good enough. Unbelievable, yet here we are.

                        [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (7 children)

                        Solid response on the fact that we've always been slaves. Most are happy with the illusion of freedom. The sheep are "free" to acquire as many "things" and debts as they like in this machine the banking families have created.

                        [–]NeoreactionSafe 5 points6 points  (4 children)

                        We really became fucked (doomed) the moment the global bankers took over the American currency.

                        The Constitution actually forbids doing this.

                        Only Congress is supposed to control the currency (money) and never outside powers.

                        They passed the bill near midnight on Xmas Eve just like Obamacare. (1914 or so)

                         

                        [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

                        Your speaking my language. Have you ever read the book Creature of Jekyll Island? The Rothschild's tried to get this done since the inception of the USA corporation thru their proxy Alexander Hamilton.

                        [–]NeoreactionSafe 3 points4 points  (1 child)

                        Haven't read the book, but know the general story.

                        Essentially the Rothschilds and other elite bloodlines have been rulers over humanity since forever.

                        David Icke thinks they have some sort of actual genetic ancestry in common and it does appear that breeding does fit into it somewhere.

                        The Globalist Tyranny has the rulers (who are families that own trillions) and then various levels below that who are mostly corporate "puppets" to do their bidding. Politicians are selected based on their ability to be "controlled" which usually means they have "dirt" that can be used against them.

                        Good men who get near power are killed.

                        America was a fluke. The whole idea of breaking free from the Globalist Tyranny really runs against the grain of history.

                        The people at the top know Game so well they pit one culture against the other and then profit over their conflict.

                        World Wars One, Two and soon Three were and will be to consolidate the power into fewer and fewer hands. (as well as depopulate a planet with over seven billion people)

                        The ordinary sheep beta males would be happy to have peace... but the globalists don't want that and by the last few decades it's obvious peace is never going to be permitted.

                         

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

                        The history of the international banksters was the next red pill I swallowed after TRP.

                        Creature of Jekyll Island is a great read. I would also recommend Killing the Host by Michael Hudson. He has studied the history and usage of debt over the past 5,000 years. Great book to help understand our modern economy.

                        [–]Fedor_Gavnyukov 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        not only are they happy with the illusion, they will fight and kill to keep that illusion going

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                          [–]NeoreactionSafe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                          That is the plan for some of us.

                          Others are just kids that have never gotten their dick wet.

                          We help both things happen.

                           

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

                          but if there is a system in place, it's generally promoted to capitalize on the effort of those who are competing

                          A solitary note:

                          If there is a system in place, you can bet everything you got it was primarily put up with the best interest of who made it first, and secondarily (if) for anyone else, by virtue of association and merit.

                          [–]-ATLAS-_[S] 3 points4 points  (3 children)

                          There's a great Warren Buffett quote on time, or maybe it's Arnold Schwarzenegger...but essentially it's if you don't schedule time to work for yourself then someone already has scheduled your time to work for them in some way whether you're aware of it or not. I wish I had the quote!

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

                            That's the quote. Thank you!

                            [–]jackandjill22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                            These are very interesting observations.

                            [–]TinkleDrinker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                            Must have a plan. If you don't have a plan, you become part of somebody else's plan. -Terence McKenna

                            [–]Vasallo7G 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                            I agree if you want to be happy, your life has to have a purpose. Its thru the hardships of getting there that you become a real man.

                            [–]Statiix 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                            "And the later you start, the more painful it will be when you are inevitably forced to do it"

                            Not gonna lie, I'm 22 and this sentence was pretty scary. I know it's true.

                            [–]Marcus1138 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                            Hell, I'm only 20 and it's terrifying. So many times I've said I need to do something and not carried through. Yet once you gain some consistency, it really pays off. Fitness is great for this - even if you just do some push-ups every day you can easily see your progress after a few months.

                            [–]Redwolf915 0 points1 point  (5 children)

                            I'm interested to see OP's take on religion and its effects on society.

                            [–]-ATLAS-_[S] 2 points3 points  (4 children)

                            Religion is crazy. How can someone own God and your path to whatever the highest is?

                            Ok, imagine an ant saying they were more important than another ant in us finding out about them? And that it was only through one certain ant that another ant could find something bigger. That's fucking dumb. Either we all have access to God or we dont. I think imagining one group is more important than another is self delusional and ego at its worst, trying to corrupt something who's very existence would imply incorruptible.

                            I think religion was a tool made by man. That having experts in something that are higher or lower ranking in its very nature takes away from something that would theoretically in that belief be available to us all. That seems already like a thought game who's rules fight each other.

                            The Talmud is interesting as fuck though. Look up their ability to predict moon cycles and NASA's ability.... Fascinating stuff.

                            [–]Redwolf915 1 point2 points  (3 children)

                            Religion, Christianity in North America specifically, seems like it has evolved into a giant thought control/influence scheme. Replacing or changing a man's purpose with a pre-designed one from the clergy.

                            It just seems counter productive to mental growth IMO.

                            [–]-ATLAS-_[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                            I love two things for thoughts on defining religion.

                            First is the Buddhas. Eliminate suffering, that's where tranquility or happiness or whatever is at. He doesn't define it, because it's the undefinable, it's only experiential at best. It doesn't let your brain try to attribute something to it, and forces you to go through the experience and not rationalize or think about it.

                            Second was the librarian Lao Tzu. "Those who know don't speak, and those who speak don't know."

                            [–]Redwolf915 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                            I've always had a soft spot for Buddhism. It seems like a journey of self discovery and "enlightenment" (for lack of a better word) FOR the individual through mediation and self reflection.

                            Compared to Christianity which seems to be more about serving and showing humility to the sky... and the clergy. That said I am aware of Buddhism's issues with the caste system and other issues in the countries it's practiced historically.

                            [–]Senior ContributorSkorchZang 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                            It's all relative to your vantage point. I've met people who grew up surrounded by all-you-can-eat Buddhism up the wazoo. They consider it passe, oldfashioned, and stupid - echoing your thoughts on Christianity almost verbatim. And yet Christianity to them is exciting, fresh, and full of unlikely insights etc. etc. A superior white man religion, nothing like this trashy Buddhism for have-nothing paupers!

                            Meanwhile, should we happen to imagine the Buddha meeting Jesus and breaking bread together, there can be no doubt in our mind that they would be best bros from the first word, or even the first unspoken glance of true mutual understanding. Some have gone so far as to claim that they are the same Person to begin with...

                            So whose fault is it, really, that degenerates only find degenerate religions palatable?

                            [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

                            The biggest dilemma for me in life is finding the balance between making money and doing what I love. I'm currently studying finance and don't really want to work in a bank after I graduate but learning about how to invest money and have financial security later in life seems too useful to quit. I also haven't found my passion that I could put those 10k hours into.

                            [–]stirringlion 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                            You'll find it bro. And it will be so much more sweeter when you do cause it took a while. good luck!

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

                            Thanks a lot. People really are nice in this subreddit.

                            [–]yesanothersephiroth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                            Fantastic post, thank you for sharing!

                            [–]B0KAM 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                            Thanks for investing your time into passing this golden mind-nugget onto us OP!

                            [–]NiceTryDisaster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                            Great post. Something I personally agree with and live by. But I am not successful yet, nor am I as good writer as you, so I did not make the above post.

                            In my opinion, not only do you need a purpose, but every single sub-field of your life, everything from game, bodybuilding, meditation, the type of clothes you wear, your lifestyle, everything needs an end goal behind it, a reason why youre doing it and method on achieving it.

                            [–]RPmatrix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                            you make a Lot of sense, and then you go backwards ...

                            but especially if you find a way to help them win in the process too.

                            What, help this '1%' create more bullshit games for the 'weak of mind' to get sucked into?

                            Sounds to me like You're still "plugged in" OP ----- You now (finally) know 'what you don't want ',, BUT you don't know 'what you do want"! .... welcome to the madness you helped create OP

                            This guy knows what's up;

                            desiderata - by max ehrmann

                            Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

                            As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

                            If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

                            Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

                            Take kindly to the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

                            Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

                            Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.

                            With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

                            Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

                            Max Ehrmann c.1920

                            [–]1Hf9n8X 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                            One thing I want to add to this is something I learned from studying Stoicism for the past month.

                            OP mentions beating competition and being #1 several times throughout this text, however, those are the things we have little to no control over. The better way, I think, is to find a puprose (as OP stated) and set yourself a goal of doing everything in your power to fullfill your purpose, not becoming the best in it. This is the rational and realistic way of setting goals, which will never result in unnecessary grief on things that you don't control.

                            In simpler terms, DGAF about social ranking and just do what you feel is meaningful for the sake of it.

                            [–]Hottstud 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                            I quit my construction job few months ago to follow my own passions. It's amazing what you can do in a single day with you're own time... Keeping my costs low, no debt, no gf, no kids. True freedom. I hope this feeling never goes away...

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                            An easy way to find what your passion is to think of what you would do if you had all the time and money in the world. That's what you should spend your free time focusing on.

                            For me that's meditation. Imagine some guy who lost his significant other, possibly kids, lost his job, his house, his possessions, and all his savings. He's sitting homeless near some rich neighborhood watching the rich people go about their day while he contemplates suicide. Now imagine a man in the same scenario who is skilled in meditation, the majority of his distractions from samadhi have now been destroyed, and the sum-total of "religious experience" is available to him; he is smiling and laughing at the people around him, and they can never buy what he has. This is the kind of power I'm interested in.

                            [–]-ATLAS-_[S] 1 point2 points  (7 children)

                            Meditation is amazing at getting into an amazing headspace and clearing away suffering. I like to think meditation brings tranquility. I think finding a passion puts us into the flow state that's similar to tranquility, but... I don't know. It's just different. Both put us in the present moment though, and that's probably a big key to experiencing happiness. You can think about it, you have to experience it.

                            [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (6 children)

                            I agree. I've been taking Vitamin D3 and loading myself up with animal fats and healthy fats because of being on a ketogenic diet, and finding myself having more moments of feeling happy, but its not something I thought myself into, its just spontaneous happiness.

                            [–]Fedor_Gavnyukov 0 points1 point  (5 children)

                            how's keto working out for you? do you lift heavy too?

                            [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

                            I do bodyweight stuff, but for squats, calf raises, curls, and shrugs I use dumbbells. I don't want to take plates on and off to save time, so its basically just light enough where I can do low rep set curls with them, which is good, because if they were too light I wouldn't be able to build leg muscle. I don't have the space to set up my weight bench and it saves me money not having a gym membership, plus I have less time because I have higher maintenance pets, but I'm making gains. I will have to find alternative ways in the long term to hit my muscles in different ways, and introduce dynamic stretching/track/yoga, because I definitely feel like I need some kind of stretching routine.

                            Keto is awesome. My mental health is better than its been in years, since loading my brain with non-sugary fats, I have moments that I feel happy for no reason. I'm not completely anti-carbs, but I think I'm sticking with this diet for life.

                            [–]Fedor_Gavnyukov 0 points1 point  (3 children)

                            thanks for the feedback on keto. reason i asked if you lift heavy is because i do and i'm not sure how keto would work out for me without all the carbs. to be honest, i hate carbs, but i eat for energy because i spend so much of it training. i also love dark chocolate lol.

                            do you do full keto or like a partial program?

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

                            I still eat some carbs if someone offers me that kind of food, but I'm trying to just do protein and fats and stay full on that. You could try just adding more home-cooked non-processed meat and eggs to your diet for protein-- although bacon is an exception because while processed it still has a lot of fat, but it is also possibly lifespan limiting, so the frequency of that is up to you, then eat more fats like coconut oil, olive oil, butter, ect, and then whatever carbs you need to make up to stay full and get that kind of energy.

                            I read this on bodybuilding.com:

                            "The main complaints about ketogenic diets are that they tend to leave you with low energy levels during strenuous workouts, and because of the absence of carbs, the diet can be hard to stick to for long periods of time." -- http://www.bodybuilding.com/content/bulking-with-the-cyclic-ketogenic-diet.html

                            If you want to keep things really simple, just try adding more fat to your diet and drop the carbs slightly for however much the fat fills you up.

                            [–]Fedor_Gavnyukov 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                            good advice. appreciate that thanks

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                            [–]-ATLAS-_[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                            It's funny because not taking it is like believing in Santa Claus and taking it as far as you can. Like actually working extremely hard the entire year to be the best kid for Santa's list and then seeing that a rich asshole brat got a gift that was worth 100x more than anything you got and then actively trying to adjust and think it meant the kid did the right things and trying to game the system and then doing that for another year and you still don't get as good of a present as the other kid and in fact are punished by your parents....instead of the obvious truth that Santa, the prize giver and the system for prizes, is a lie. Yet somehow we do it for society in all the other contexts and people hate on it if you question it.

                            Just imagine if all the other kids shamed over and over the kid saying he wasn't going to do something and Santa wasn't real, and everyone telling him the same advice we see that hates on this sub or any male who doesn't bend before the public shaming.

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                            [–]redolas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                            Lazy is not our problem. Not being focused on our own needs is the problem. Not working on us is the problem. Feeding ourselves and managing a woman is easy once you learn it. But if we need to have the latest house, the best car and the newest gadgets, that's going to take some time to provide.

                            The world is going under not because we are lazy. It's going under because we are working too much. We spin the wheels of economy in overdrive.

                            A few slices of meat and maybe some beans would be enough to feed a person a day. Instead, we eat one sandwich after the other. Cakes, sweets, junk food. A few glasses of water would be enough, but we drink every sugary drink we can get our hands on. Then, when we get fat, we buy other gadgets so that we feel better. They don't work, or we don't use them the right way. So we spend even more time uselessly being "not lazy". We built bars and temples of entertainment just to fulfill our need to talk to people. Which is never fulfilled, because if it were, we wouldn't spend money on it any more.

                            And the faster you run, the faster the wheel spins. "The cheese is just there, in front of your nose! Faster, you can do it! Don't be lazy!" Only that the prize is positioned just out of reach. If you're really fast, you get a bite or two. But you can never have it.

                            I think it's time to get out of the wheel. And find your own cheese. And I think The Red Pill teaches you that.

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

                            Look at you. Red pilled but still dumb enough to work for someone else? You sound like you enjoy the hamster wheel you're on. "look mom I spin my wheel faster than timmy-two-legs"

                            [–]-ATLAS-_[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                            Some of us learn the easy way, some of us learn the hard way.

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                            I grew up in the All-American family

                            I call BS, that is an incredibly heavy text-accent. You sound Central/Eastern European, most probably German.

                            Explain yourself

                            [–]-ATLAS-_[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                            Nope, not German. Well, German background along with Scottish/Irish. But grew up a Midwest kid. I love the idea of a heavy text accent though. Are there different dialects of speech in text? That's fascinating.