Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1

    Non bullshit advice

    I fucked up because I followed mainstream advice from media and books by being a "good person" and lived in a world of make-believe. I am a sucker.

    I came to realize that people are inherently evil and are bad investments. People who I have done good deeds to have sold me for a very trivial gain, talk about insulting...

    I don't want be the sucker who holds impractical and ivory tower beliefs and rely on other people's gratitude to receive my needs, the world is competitive, any person you train could be your replacement and no one will compensate you for what you lose.

    How to be as independent as I can? I need to learn to be independent and autonomous as much as I can.

    How can I carry myself in a way that shakes opportunists off? You know when con men hunt for game, they search for a "sucker"... how to not be one?

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2021
    Posts
    65
    Reputation
    142
    Type
    Monk

    Re: Non bullshit advice

    The moment you are born it is already predetermined that someday you will die. Remember this! - Memento mori.

    Life is one long process of letting go, because in the end you’ll have to let go of everything.

    The older you get, the more you need to let go of all your childish, naive beliefs.

    Realizing the fact that you are completely on your own is one of those things you have to come to terms with.
    Let go of the idea that anybody cares for you. Nobody does …
    And with time you get used to it.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2021
    Posts
    443
    Reputation
    591
    Type
    Ghost

    Re: Non bullshit advice

    As men anything we do will be criticized in some way. If we like women we will be called perverts and rapists, if we don't want anything to do with them we will be labelled Incels and insecure etc If we work out and get buff we will be meat heads, if we focus on computers and studies we are nerds.

    Disregard everything they say and just do what you want to do and don't get sucked in by what society thinks you should do because society does not give a shit about men at all.

    In the end we all die one day. Nothing will change that.

  4. #4

    Re: Non bullshit advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedon View Post
    Operate under the assumption that every person you meet is a charlatan, a base individual (as we are all naturally selfish). That starting point gives you the advantage to sift through various individuals for the righteous people and the ones worth your investments.

    They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper! You see, their morals, their code, it's a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve.
    ~ The Joker, The Dark Knight (2008)
    What does "a base individual" mean?

  5. #5
    Administrator Unboxxed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    4,243
    Reputation
    13171
    Type
    enigmatic

    Re: Non bullshit advice

    Quote Originally Posted by frompaintogain View Post
    How can I carry myself in a way that shakes opportunists off? You know when con men hunt for game, they search for a "sucker"... how to not be one?
    When you say "carry myself", I assume you mean how to show your physical presence not when at work but when, say, you are walking downtown among a bunch of people on the sidewalk? Let me pick that as an example. I've always walked purposefully, no strolling of lollygagging, and in the direction of wherever I am going. I make no unnecessary eye contact with people who are walking in the opposite direction of me or who are standing idle on the sidewalk to perhaps gain my attention once I get closer to them. I'm always looking 10 feet ahead or more to avoid those people who think they "see me coming". Ha, I see them coming.

    Oh, and don't ever walk in a crowd with your cell phone in your ear, distracting you from your surroundings, unless you want a thief to grab it right out of your hand and disappear into the crowd. I've heard stories of this.

    I visited San Francisco many years ago, the sidewalks were lined with idle people who would try to hit you up for money. While ignoring them would mostly work, if the sidewalks were too crowded then you wouldn't have the quick escape from the more aggressive ones who would take advantage of the slower movement in the flow of people to get louder and a bit demanding while you slowly passed by. One even demanded me to give him the umbrella I was carrying over my head! Well, I got tired of this shit so I started giving the sign language alphabet for the deaf (the one-handed thing with fingers in various positions) to anybody who could not easily be deflected by ignoring them as I walked down the sidewalk. Now, I do not know sign language but neither did they, so I faked it, mixing what few valid letters I could sign, in with a bunch of gibberish finger movements.

    This trick made it their idea to shut the fuck up, which they did, once they believed their effort would be wasted. One dude waved me away, he couldn't be bothered with me. Worked like a charm.

    If you had different real-world situations in mind, please offer them.
    The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. - Mark Twain

    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
    - Henry David Thoreau

    There are 10 types of people in the world - those who understand binary, and those who don't.

    Suitable for bookmarking: www.fakehatecrimes.org and www.breitbart.com/tag/hate-crime-hoax

  6. #6

    Re: Non bullshit advice

    Quote Originally Posted by frompaintogain View Post
    What does "a base individual" mean?
    Person with no moral or ethical principle

    Ps: sorry, accidentally deleted my original post

  7. #7
    Member Chris007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2021
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    74
    Reputation
    121
    Type
    Worry free

    Re: Non bullshit advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Unboxxed View Post
    If you had different real-world situations in mind, please offer them.
    When someone approaches me, I always preempt them by stating "I don't have any cash on me". Since that's all they want, every time, they stop in their tracks and start focusing elsewhere immediately.

  8. #8

    Re: Non bullshit advice

    Start learning stoicism. Read Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. Listen to Podcasts like Stoic Coffee Break, Daily Stoic, Stoic Meditations, etc. It's like a cheat sheet for life. It can be hard at times to actually practice Stoicism, but if you really try, it can make you bulletproof.


Similar Threads

  1. Every woman bullshit about dv
    By Blade in forum Lounge
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: May 12, 2019, 1:45 AM
  2. The Cardi B bullshit
    By MGTOWFOREVER in forum Lounge
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: April 3, 2019, 2:34 PM
  3. Self-bans are bullshit
    By Unboxxed in forum Rant
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: March 3, 2019, 6:49 PM
  4. So much bullshit to get a chick
    By Da Ma-Niac in forum Lounge
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: November 26, 2016, 3:13 AM
  5. Love - is bullshit!
    By quasar in forum Lounge
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: March 21, 2015, 6:47 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •