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    Be Thankful for the Blessings You Have

    Good evening brothers,

    I don't really like to post a new topic too much unless there is a unique thought on my mind and there has been something I've been thinking about lately.

    I have been contemplating on how I think it's an important spiritual as well as philosophical exercise to be thankful for the blessings you have. I think taking things for granted is a fault that stems from people having it too good for too long.

    If people would take time for some meditation and personal reflection to remind oneself to be grateful for the little things in life. Be grateful that the sun is still shining and the air is clean. Acknowledge that there are those who do not eat as well as you probably do. Remind oneself that plenty of people don't have a family or love ones to fall back on. If you are in good health, you are blessed. If you have food in the refrigerator or clothes on your back, you are blessed.

    These are just some thoughts running through my head at this time so I'd thought I'd share them.

    Is there anything in life that you are thankful for brothers? If there is, I'd love to hear what this things are.

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    Re: Be Thankful for the Blessings You Have

    I advise people to count their blessings. To actually count them. Out loud. When people who are down hear me say this, they usually say, Yeah, yeah, meaning yeah they know that advice. But I stop them and and say it's not enough to know of it and then dismiss it, and it's not enough to merely count your blessings in your head, as the effect it will bring does not happen that way. What you need to do is go find a place to be alone, where no one can hear you, then count your blessings out loud, to the wall, to your dog, to the mirror, whatever. Just count them out loud. Perhaps it's the extra time it takes to speak them than to quickly think them, in that it distracts your unsettled mind to hear yourself say them and then to contemplate what you said, is what makes it work, but it does work.

    As for me, I am appreciative that I can sit in my living room, watching TV, in the warmth of a furnace in winter, with a refrigerator full of food in the next room, and, get this... indoor plumbing! Don't take that for granted! LOL
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    Re: Be Thankful for the Blessings You Have

    Quote Originally Posted by Unboxxed View Post
    I advise people to count their blessings. To actually count them. Out loud. When people who are down hear me say this, they usually say, Yeah, yeah, meaning yeah they know that advice. But I stop them and and say it's not enough to know of it and then dismiss it, and it's not enough to merely count your blessings in your head, as the effect it will bring does not happen that way. What you need to do is go find a place to be alone, where no one can hear you, then count your blessings out loud, to the wall, to your dog, to the mirror, whatever. Just count them out loud. Perhaps it's the extra time it takes to speak them than to quickly think them, in that it distracts your unsettled mind to hear yourself say them and then to contemplate what you said, is what makes it work, but it does work.

    As for me, I am appreciative that I can sit in my living room, watching TV, in the warmth of a furnace in winter, with a refrigerator full of food in the next room, and, get this... indoor plumbing! Don't take that for granted! LOL
    Thank you for sharing what you are thankful for Unboxxed. I am thankful for being able to have the freedom to exercise and remain healthy.

    I think that what you said is true that people hear "count your blessings" and they think, "yeah, yeah...I know". I don't think most people really internalize that statement though. I know I haven't in the past but that is something that I'm working on.

    I like to take walks around the neighborhood as a sort of active meditation and just think about things. It is important to me to reflect on life and having the time to do so. Being around nature a bit more can work wonders in getting your mind right and can be a great reminder that it's not all doom and gloom in this world. There are some good things in life too.
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    Re: Be Thankful for the Blessings You Have

    I've taken every proverbial torpedo there is, and by some miracle I'm still floating. Sure it's easy to fall into resentment from the governmental theft we've all been feeling and the blatant stealing through the tax code, but in the end I'm glad it's not me letting greed and plunder rule over my life! Honesty and integrity cannot be purchased and they're priceless, those are the things I value! The rest is just material.

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    Re: Be Thankful for the Blessings You Have

    Great topic. I have found that Stoicism is a useful philosophy for gratitude.

    Negative visualization is a Stoic technique that encourages reflection on what is the worst thing that could happen in any situation. For me, that would be having a wife and kids. When I remind myself of this, I immediately become grateful to be so unburdened. Especially in this world.

    Stoicism also delays the process of hedonic adaptation. By focusing on healthy desires rather than blindly pursuing any desire that springs to mind, the Stoic can focus their thoughts on what is beneficial and ignore what is not. If you desire what you have, you will be grateful for it. Desiring things or conditions you do not have is not necessarily wrong. The secret is to desire things that are beneficial for you.

    I have found the key is being able to differentiate between happiness and pleasure. Gratitude is an important precursor to happiness and contentedness. Pleasure is fleeting, fickle and is often rooted in guilt. Trying to exist in a state of pure pleasure is ultimately harmful and you will never be grateful for anything again. It is like demanding unlimited cheesecake and fat acceptance....uh. Wait, I forgot this is clown world.

    Never mind.

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    Re: Be Thankful for the Blessings You Have

    It is a good to count ones blessings, I was thinking about that very topic when I woke up this morning 2 years off the plantation. I was able to sleep in, and no longer a slave to a contentious wife despite the high cost.

    The wise King Solomon wrote
    19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman. (proverbs 21:19)

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    Re: Be Thankful for the Blessings You Have

    We have a saying here: Your health is your wealth.

    Like Unboxxed I am grateful to have a roof over my head, food in the cupboard / freezer, and heating.

    And my internet connection.

    The last may seem superfluous, but it keeps me sane (well, kinda )
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    Re: Be Thankful for the Blessings You Have

    I'm thankful for what I don't have:

    • Wife
    • Girlfriend
    • Children
    • A dog I never wanted and now I have to take care of
    • Alimony and/or child support payments
    • Aggravation from people who are supposed to be on my side
    • Negative cash flow due to shoes, dresses, handbags, jewelry, and vacations to places I never wanted to visit in the first place
    • New-car payments
    • A pristine property that I constantly get nagged to keep that way
    • Daily fears that my wife/girlfriend is plotting some evil scheme against me to be launched God knows when
    • Getting yelled at for buying the wrong gift at Christmas

    Probably more.

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    Re: Be Thankful for the Blessings You Have

    I am thankful for MGTOW and for the fellow gentleman welcoming me on this forum several years ago.

    MGTOW has empowered me:

    To think about my own wellbeing before others.
    To kick morally corrupt people out of my life.
    To demand equality and fairness from other (especially females).
    To reexamine my relationship with the blue pill world.
    To become self sufficient and not rely on women for happiness.

    And for giving me the dignity to believe that my life has worth and that it isn't dependant some bitch who probably hates my guts. And for caring enough to share vital information about female manipulation which has served me wonders.
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    Re: Be Thankful for the Blessings You Have

    Quote Originally Posted by Boar View Post
    Great topic. I have found that Stoicism is a useful philosophy for gratitude.

    Negative visualization is a Stoic technique that encourages reflection on what is the worst thing that could happen in any situation. For me, that would be having a wife and kids. When I remind myself of this, I immediately become grateful to be so unburdened. Especially in this world.

    Stoicism also delays the process of hedonic adaptation. By focusing on healthy desires rather than blindly pursuing any desire that springs to mind, the Stoic can focus their thoughts on what is beneficial and ignore what is not. If you desire what you have, you will be grateful for it. Desiring things or conditions you do not have is not necessarily wrong. The secret is to desire things that are beneficial for you.

    I have found the key is being able to differentiate between happiness and pleasure. Gratitude is an important precursor to happiness and contentedness. Pleasure is fleeting, fickle and is often rooted in guilt. Trying to exist in a state of pure pleasure is ultimately harmful and you will never be grateful for anything again. It is like demanding unlimited cheesecake and fat acceptance....uh. Wait, I forgot this is clown world.

    Never mind.
    Yes there are some elements of stoicism that I like. I try to absorb what I do like out of many different philosophies to form my own. Focusing of positive desires can be a valuable tool to have and can assist in acknowledging that life can be good. In a world that seems like it's burning, there are some gasps of hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoff View Post
    We have a saying here: Your health is your wealth.

    Like Unboxxed I am grateful to have a roof over my head, food in the cupboard / freezer, and heating.

    And my internet connection.

    The last may seem superfluous, but it keeps me sane (well, kinda )
    I think it's best to focus on the bare-necessities of life and focus on them well. Get on a good exercise regimen, eat quality food, and find a decent place to live. This should not be that overly expensive provided that you're wise with your money.
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    Re: Be Thankful for the Blessings You Have

    It's my first big trip, and I been out all summer. Then a thousand miles or so from home, the bikes battery starts needing charged every hundred miles. Sometimes I make it to town, sometimes I got to pull the damn thing and hitchhike. Then a dealer finds my alternator brush's are gone, though he has none in stock. Guess there was no next day air back then, not for nobody's in the middle of nowhere anyway. Oh well, at least I know what I'm up against now.


    Then I limp into Green River Wyoming where my luck changes. A gas station at the edge of town puts the battery on the charger while some kindly fellow travelers take me to the bike shop, where wonder of wonders, they have the parts. Only a few dollars too. Back at the gas station the battery tops off while I solder the new brush's in. You cant describe the elation I felt as I roared out of town knowing the bike was going to start whenever I wanted. It's the little things we need to be grateful for.
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    Re: Be Thankful for the Blessings You Have

    Quote Originally Posted by frog View Post
    It's my first big trip, and I been out all summer. Then a thousand miles or so from home, the bikes battery starts needing charged every hundred miles. Sometimes I make it to town, sometimes I got to pull the damn thing and hitchhike. Then a dealer finds my alternator brush's are gone, though he has none in stock. Guess there was no next day air back then, not for nobody's in the middle of nowhere anyway. Oh well, at least I know what I'm up against now.


    Then I limp into Green River Wyoming where my luck changes. A gas station at the edge of town puts the battery on the charger while some kindly fellow travelers take me to the bike shop, where wonder of wonders, they have the parts. Only a few dollars too. Back at the gas station the battery tops off while I solder the new brush's in. You cant describe the elation I felt as I roared out of town knowing the bike was going to start whenever I wanted. It's the little things we need to be grateful for.
    Great Post! That's the reason why I carry tools and spare belts in my vehicles! Oh yea, and my luck? It's the reason why I carry a 1st aid kit too! Yesterday there was an accident on 1-91 south, I saw a deer get turned to hamburger! Several vehicles involved, one totaled from the impact, I moved to the left lane slowing and put on my flashers, I drove past the front half of the hamburger carcass, didn't see the hind quarters, they may have been lodged in the totaled car! If I had been 10 seconds closer I'd be pulling hamburger out of my grill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frog View Post
    It's my first big trip, and I been out all summer. Then a thousand miles or so from home, the bikes battery starts needing charged every hundred miles. Sometimes I make it to town, sometimes I got to pull the damn thing and hitchhike. Then a dealer finds my alternator brush's are gone, though he has none in stock. Guess there was no next day air back then, not for nobody's in the middle of nowhere anyway. Oh well, at least I know what I'm up against now.


    Then I limp into Green River Wyoming where my luck changes. A gas station at the edge of town puts the battery on the charger while some kindly fellow travelers take me to the bike shop, where wonder of wonders, they have the parts. Only a few dollars too. Back at the gas station the battery tops off while I solder the new brush's in. You cant describe the elation I felt as I roared out of town knowing the bike was going to start whenever I wanted. It's the little things we need to be grateful for.
    That was quite a story. I think it's great that there are still good people in this world who will help someone in need. It seems like it's becoming a rarer commodity.
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    I just spent the entire Veteran's day with my family today. I'm very thankful to have my family.
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    Without gratitude, the fish becomes thirsty.
    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    Without gratitude, the fish becomes thirsty.
    I like that. That's pretty deep.
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    Re: Be Thankful for the Blessings You Have

    Agreed and this principle is also key for living below your means and accumulating wealth. Part of normie life is chasing the latest luxury vehicles and upscale homes while being broke and stressed out. Break the cycle, find the lifestyle that's good enough for you, and save and invest. Stealth is wealth.

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    Re: Be Thankful for the Blessings You Have

    Quote Originally Posted by I'm Gone View Post
    Agreed and this principle is also key for living below your means and accumulating wealth. Part of normie life is chasing the latest luxury vehicles and upscale homes while being broke and stressed out. Break the cycle, find the lifestyle that's good enough for you, and save and invest. Stealth is wealth.
    Yes save and invest, but trust me, don't invest in anything that has an annual tax or maintenance bill, unless it's income producing. I myself, and a nearby friend have garages and workshops as part of our real estate strategy, he even built his garage first! Yet to build the house! But I can tell you, as soon as it was done he had trucks in there and did allot of repairs and welding under union contract! It's where he's getting the money to build the house! Plus he'll be debt free multiple times faster than without! All kinds of things came out of garages! Worlds fastest speedboat, built in a backyard garage, 1st airplane, built in a garage, first Ford, built in a garage, MG cars, "Morris Garages", and the list goes on endlessly!

    Meanwhile, in the "other camp", some poor slob has a head full of great ideas but no way to materialize them, no way to fabricate them, he's hounded and scolded that he doesn't have the money to pay for the house "his other half" picked out! The one that costs 5 times more than any other, built hasty, and already has several maintenance issues that haunt him!

    Men are no longer "in charge" of modern western family culture, he's just one of many slaves she'll take advantage of, over her lifetime! Like a wealth tornado, she'll leave a trail of despotism wherever life leads her, and you are not her leader! She follows her sisters as all too often they show and tell her what to do!
    It's amazing to behold what law can do when all its ends have become destructive, LET GO, LET FALL, FIND BOTTOM, START NEW. MGTOW man's reboot!

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    Re: Be Thankful for the Blessings You Have

    I have taken the Red Pill on many things over my life time, but the MGTOW RP was the last. It is a shame It took me so long to see the truth . But I am Thankful even at my age that I did!

    Cheers brothers!


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