12 Rules For (Monk Mode) Life: #1 – Live Like The Lobster

This is the first of a 12-part series, where I will be remixing one chapter a week of Jordan Peterson’s book 12 Rules For Life, to coincide with the 12 weeks remaining for my one year celibacy vow.

“It is also a mistake to conceptualize nature romantically. Rich, modern city-dwellers, surrounded by hot, baking concrete, imagine the environment as something pristine and paradisal, like a French impressionist landscape. Eco-activists, even more idealistic in their viewpoint, envision nature as harmoniously balanced and perfect, absent the disruptions and depredations of mankind. Unfortunately, “the environment” is also elephantiasis and guinea worms, anopheles mosquitoes and malaria, starvation-level droughts, AIDS and the Black Plague.

We don’t fantasize about the beauty of these aspects of nature, although they are just as real as their Edenic counterparts. It is because of the existence of such things, of course, that we attempt to modify our surroundings, protecting our children, building cities and transportation systems and growing food and generating power. If Mother Nature wasn’t so hell-bent on our destruction, it would be easier for us to exist in simple harmony with her dictates.

pp. 13-14

Conceptualizing nature romantically is a perfect description of being Blue Pilled. Before MGTOW, we believed that women had no or very loosely defined nature, and were able to love man equally and independently of the influences of her social environment.

Being the rational beings that men are, we advocated for women to have even more access and equality when they asked for it, believing that the centuries of subjugation women endured before our modern comfort was simply due to the selfish “disruptions and depredations of man”.

But then came the family court: Divorce, unbalanced child support and custody, alimony; paternity fraud, false accusations, abortion.

It is because of the existence of these things that us MGTOW men attempt to modify our surroundings, protecting our assets, building wealth and communication systems, growing knowledge and generating personal sovereignty. “If [Female] Nature wasn’t so hell-bent on our destruction, it would be easier for us to exist in simple harmony with her dictates.”

“A lobster needs a safe hiding place to rest, free from predators, and the forces of nature.”

p. 5

Men disperse in a variety of levels of engagement with women after taking the red pill. Many still choose to date and marry and simply avoid the dark alleyways of female nature. MGTOW can still interact with women but explicitly proclaim no marriage and cohabitation. But some men, the MGTOW Monks, go even further, by either replacing relationships with women altogether (through escorts or sex dolls), or living without them through celibacy.

But no matter which way a man chooses, every direction is motivated by self-preservation. I can appreciate advocating men to be informed on female nature and not putting their balls into a vice if they don’t have to. But what I can not agree with is to proceed with life with a constant doubt and fear at the back of the mind because of the things we have learned. I can not agree with living just to live.

Even though they might have been Blue Pill, many men, like soldiers, willingly put their lives on the line for their values, making it possible for them to even fulfill their purpose in spite of their deaths.

A common criticism of MGTOW is that we go to great lengths to preserve our resources but potentially have no legacy to pass down said wealth. Without taking any sacrifices, many accuse MGTOW of practicing hedonism.

But in my world, MGTOW Monk Mode can actually entail the ultimate sacrifice, and is a life no longer lived in fear, but with fight and with purpose.

Basis of Desire

Any man can go around hitting on women… walking around chest puffed out like you’re tough, like you’re the man…but only a select few are so f–in awesome that the women come to them…If I can’t be that guy I don’t deserve to have sex. I won’t accept anything less.

…Chances of failure very high. Chances of success very low…but this challenge sets my soul on fire. I feel like I’m punching the biggest motherf–ker in jail right now…This, to me, is masculine, because this is hard. This is damn near impossible, and I love it. – Chad Marco

OCM Botcast Ep.006

It doesn’t matter if you choose to be celibate or sexually active, the first rule of Monk Mode will simply be to not pursue women.

It’s been said so many times in many different ways.

“Disregard women, acquire currency.”

“First you get the money, then you get the power, then you get the women.” – Scarface

“Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.” – Proverbs 31:3

Low value men have rationalized the pursuit of women as a male rite of passage and societal imperative. But truthfully there is no achievement in attraction and desire.

One of my favorite concepts introduced by the author Robert Greene is that we are not completely human, but actually animals trying to become human. The rationalization to pursue women is merely the intelligent translation of our genetic evolutionary tactics used to proliferate the human species. Men are biologically designed to be sexually liberal, as just one man could be enough to stabilize and replenish the human population if it were ever in danger, as he can impregnate many women in rapid succession.

So when men realize this desire in them, and act upon it, it’s no different than any other impulsive decision to satisfy a base desire.

“It will render you impulsive, so that you will jump, for example, at any short-term mating opportunities, or any possibilities of pleasure, no matter how sub-par, disgraceful or illegal. If you have high status, on the other hand…You don’t need to grasp impulsively at whatever crumbs come your way, because you can realistically expect good things to remain available. You can delay gratification, without forgoing it forever.”

p. 17

Because many men do shy away from approaching women, many other men will mistakenly believe that pursuing women is indeed “Standing up straight with your shoulders back”, confronting the unknown, and “transforming the chaos of potential into the realities of habitable order.”

However, to use the Taoist Yin (Black/Chaos) and Yang (White/Order) symbology, the white circle on the top of the black snake’s head symbolizes that Chaos has the potential to seek or become order. Therefore, we must allow Chaos, the feminine, to pursue or select.

Because if a man pursues, he is admitting that women are his chaos, the uncertainty, that he must bring to order in his life, as opposed to some other higher purpose. If he is rejected, does he now not descend into disorder? But even if he is accepted, because he has taken upon himself the task to resolve her chaotic nature, she will always serve as the black circle upon his head that has the potential to unravel him into chaos.

Order, then, should for the most part be stable and unchanging. Otherwise, Chaos would not know if it is residing in just a different form of Chaos.

So how do we maintain order? How do we transcend our base instincts?

The Instinct To Fight

[Female lobsters] start hanging around the dominant lobster’s pad, spraying attractive scents and aphrodisiacs toward him, trying to seduce him. His aggression has made him successful, so he’s likely to react in a dominant, irritable manner. Furthermore, he’s large, healthy and powerful. It’s no easy task to switch his attention from fighting to mating.

p.10

Even though I have labeled the pursuit of sex as a base animal instinct, even the prehistoric, lower life-form lobster still does not trivially pursue females, and this is possible because the lobster must always fight.

“Territory matters, and there is little difference between territorial rights and social status. It is often a matter of life and death.”

p. 4

The lobster instinctively knows that if it simply vies for the best possible territory around, it will grant him access to resources, which in turn attracts females. Reproduction is a by-product of his success.

But the human male has forgotten this instinct. In modern times and developed economies, we are raised with all the necessary boxes for survival checked off long ago, so naturally, our ancient biological counter creates an imbalance as it is also expecting sexual access to coincide with the level of health and comfort we have achieved, resulting in men debasing themselves to acquire it.

So the story may end here, for some of you, as the simple answer to this is that men must always fight against hypergamy, the female trait that sexually selects men of equal or higher value. Because feminism has given women increased access to resources and social status, acquiring sex has now become a much more expensive endeavor.

Although it still incurs a cost, some men try to subvert the traditional ways of attracting a mate by learning pick-up or “game“, which I like to say is a complementary or artificial boost to status (which is 1 of the 3 commonly ascribed main attributes a male has to attract women, along with physical “looks” and finances).

It’s interesting, because I noticed that some men would logically deduce they should instead take a hiatus from dating to enter Monk Mode and then return to it once they have settled accounts, in whatever departments that may be. In a way, these men wanted to pursue inner confidence first instead of the brute-force desensitization method pick-up artists employ by constantly approaching women.

The most common critique against Monk Mode was that Gaming needs to be a constant practice, and you will be more likely to revert to being Blue Pill after all that time away from women. After all those days in the desert, you will mistake your first drink for an oasis, and destroy yourself.

I always considered this as simple marketing, of course, because if these men were able to tap into their inner lobsters, they would not need to consume the PUA coach’s content anymore. But now I see it is an entirely possible scenario for those of you men whose stories end here.

But for those of you who want to stay in Wonderland, allow me to offer you an even stronger Red Pill, and show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.

Self-Knowledge

Comment from Relationships Are An Anchor To Your Success – Immortal Mindz

As you can see from the reply count, this comment was quite controversial.

In all the lines before the last one, it’s a clear case of the warning gaming coaches shared about men losing the ability to have boundaries with women after experimenting with Monk Mode . However, the controversy is in the last line.

I need that woman bad, bro.

Bodied.

I chimed in with a more level-headed response though, and simply told OP that even though my one-year celibacy vow ends in three months, it is no longer a matter of needing vs. wanting a woman, but whether I can or cannot have a woman, because I have my purpose.

Will she anchor my success?

Unfortunately, Immortal Mindz does sell a “hope” strategy (the 5% woman is a NAWALT), and so I’m afraid many of his viewers will never find their way.

The reason why the OP felt like he lost himself was because he has not done the work to fully understand that the desire for sex and female companionship is so powerful, that 99% of men are actively or subconsciously constructing a significant portion of their identities based around it. And after it is acquired, whether the relationship results in failure or lasting success, it is unequivocal that he also loses a part of himself along the way.

Sacrifice

To summarize, the first rule is to never pursue women, as man should delegate the selection process to women instead, as females are more emotionally, biologically, and socially invested in reproduction and relationships than men are.

An example for this is the life of a high status male lobster, whom by default does not entertain women and is instead seduced, as he gains access to them as a by-product of maximizing his survival instincts.

After slaying the dragon, the Princess and gold are already there for you. You do not need to seek anything but your goal.

The female lobster is dangerously close to shedding her shell when she attempts to seduce the male lobster, and uses scents and aphrodisiacs to do so. Sounds like a perfumed and provocatively dressed female to me.

To not completely restrict themselves from the pleasures of life, some men will accept these seductions after their success has granted them access to women in this way. From there, some men will discern which of these women are also of high-value before he accepts their invitation, like Immortal Mindz’ 95/5 dynamic.

But the last group of men will either deny, ignore, or avoid the opportunities to be seduced completely. This is not specifically because of some aversion to women, although those men exist. For these men, it is not about gaining access to women, but whether or not women have access to them.

Monk Mode is the most intense yet rewarding path a man can take because it allows him to discover a passion so absorbing of his Being that he is willing to forego food, sex, hygiene, and even friends, family, and reputation for a time, or completely, in order to advance his ultimate desires.

“Freud held the opinion (based on personal experience and observation) that sexual activity was incompatible with the accomplishing of any great work. Since he felt that the great work of creating and establishing psychotherapy was his destiny, he told his wife that they could no longer engage in sexual relations. Indeed from about the age of forty until his death Freud was absolutely celibate “in order to sublimate the libido for creative purposes,” according to his biographer Ernest Jones.”

It is not a matter of aversion, but ascension. When a man’s potential is realized, his path to destiny finalized, even if he has been given a marriage, he will still find himself incompatible with the traditional rules of engagement between men and women.

Einstein fathered two sons and was married for a combined 34 years with two wives, but apparently required strict rules that effectively rendered the wives as his obedient servants. After his first divorce and the death of his second wife, Einstein was nonchalant, publicly expressing feelings of tranquility and living “like a bear in his den.”

Source: https://www.apost.com/en/blog/einsteins-brutal-rules-for-his-wife-that-disgust-women-today/6946/

Speaking of living like animals, the relationship between lobsters is not very far off.

“Afterward, the female hangs around, and hardens up for a couple of weeks (another phenomenon not entirely unknown among human beings). At her leisure, she returns to her own domicile, laden with fertilized eggs.”

pp. 10-11

A man only considers, and later succeeds at, living in Monk Mode when he fully internalizes his perception that because of his talent or acquired knowledge, he may not be able to lead a common life.

The deeper he is involved in Monk Mode, the more the matters of the material and biological processes slowly begin to drift away from him, as he progressively becomes no longer a man but a mere vessel for his talent.

The decision to not pursue women for the man in monk Mode is unnecessary, because they instead pursue him, or is a necessity, to preserve the time needed to advance his goals.

Therefore, this rule is not a commandment, one that men should pressure themselves to follow, but is merely an observation.

You are neither inadequate nor excellent for your pursuit or abstinence from women. This is simply a matter of finding the full extent of our self-expression.

After all, the lobster does not consider any of these things. He is successful solely from the superb synchrony of his instincts.

But living as a human, for better or worse, we have developed norms and habits that are outside of our instincts. With so many influences, we don’t know our true individual natures.

Monk Mode is simply the way for man to re-discover himself, within himself.

“A lobster needs a safe hiding place to rest, free from predators, and the forces of nature.”

“The body [and mind], with its various parts, needs to function like a well-rehearsed orchestra. Every system must play its role properly, and at exactly the right time, or noise and chaos ensue. It is for this reason that routine [and Monk Mode] is so necessary. The acts of life we repeat every day need to be automatized. They must be turned into stable and reliable habits, so they lose their complexity and gain predictability and simplicity.”

pp. 5, 18

To get started, don’t commit to anything, but simply ask “Who am I without women?”, and if you want to know for certain, “What will happen if I give them up for a year?”. Meditate on these matters.

And I will not see you on the Far Side, but next week Sunday at 12PM, every week for the rest of this series.

Thank you for reading. – Monk Moon Base

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1 Year Celibacy Update – 98 Days Remaining

I have chosen no better time than now to already have been in celibate monk mode for the past several months now, as the lifestyle has served as training for what life would become during lock down before it actually happened. However, I wouldn’t say my practice has completely insulated me from the social distancing side effects.

In fact, I feel more obligated to restart my social life to make up for the great blow dealt to the pyschosphere from this quarantine suppressing our humanity.

Yes, I do appreciate solitude, but I know for a fact that tensions and desires have been pressurizing as we eagerly wait for the return to normal human interactions, especially the romantic kind. I almost don’t want to miss that initial wave of thirst when the flood gates open.

But as a MGTOW in Monk Mode, the method of determining the next direction of my life isn’t that simple.

While the average person had their social life forcibly removed, and therefore feels like something is missing, I voluntarily replaced my social life with my work and personal achievements long ago. Getting back into dating and socializing after such a long time will actually result in a trade-off or loss, as less work, money, and progress will be made.

If I was still watching TV and playing video-games, it would be very easy to just say I am simply replacing some of my previous pastimes with dating. But lately, my main hobby has been to work on Moon Base MGTOW, and any spare time after that is left for exercise and self-study.

“If a man has already identified that he will not extend any long-term commitments to any woman, then there is truly nothing of lasting value that can be created through your relationships with women. Short-term dating thus becomes another form of cheap entertainment.”

Creativity Is Leisure: Why You Should Consume Only What You Intend To Create

That said, this hardcore focus is quite recent, and I have no idea how permanent this new found logic truly is. It was only a little over 30 days ago that my binge watching of Gurren Laggan caused me to have a nocturnal emission , and if you look at the picture below, I don’t think I need to explain why I was so interested in the show.

A failure to properly sublimate my dissatisfaction and desires led me to engaging in escapism.

After the Yoko incident, I chose more wholesome anime, but still consumed it for a slightly similar reason. Over the last month, I have binge watched around 300 episodes of Naruto, with the urgency stemming from wanting to get to the end of the series and the start of its sequel, Boruto, as the romance between the main character and a love interest is finally resolved with them marrying and having children.

I was not interested in watching the filler episodes this time, but the only ones I would have sat through were the ones with Naurto and Hinata, so I actually searched YouTube for a compilation of all their exchanges so I wouldn’t miss out on anything. One of the YouTube comments said “I wish Hinata was real.”, and I really resonated with that, I must admit.

But fast forward to today, I haven’t watched the show in over a week, and gaming feels like a chore. Every time a thought of being leisurely comes to mind, I counter it with a possibility that I could instead squeeze in more productivity.

The same sexual energy I had to keep pressing “Play Next” for Naruto is now what I use to power through my quota hours and push out more creative content across my websites. And it almost feels like I’m just getting started. I haven’t hit the wall yet, and I just might stay in Monk Mode.

But I can’t say that I can attribute all of my recent success to suppressing my sex drive, but in fact it is because of my sex drive that I am so successful.

“But maybe, at the back of my mind, I know things are only going this well because at the end of it all, I still desire the whole carrot... All my debts will be paid off and I’ll have my own space. I’ll have more money and free time to date.

So, if I start running any faster, or my goal seems to be getting closer, it’s only because I’ve gotten hornier, and hungrier.

INTO THE DEPTHS OF DESIRE – DRY FASTING + NO FAP HARD MODE/MONK

Indeed, I am trying my absolute best to crash into the wall of my productivity so that I finally do have an excuse to take a night off and go out dating every once in a while. But as I’ve said, it’s not that easy to do that as a MGTOW.

I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been influenced by hanging out too long in MGTOW circles that I want to appear to be super logical about my social situation, or that it truly is a genuine feeling of self-guilt that I’ll receive if I’m not making a giant dent in the universe everyday with the maximum amount of progress towards my goals.

But unfortunately it’s even more than that; My head has never been more clear these days and I’m the most focused I’ve ever been.

Even though I considered signing up for some dating apps recently to have something already set up when the lock down is over, the time I would spend browsing and chatting would be reminiscent of my previous wasteful habits infinitely scrolling through social media. I’m already so close to kicking my YouTube habit as well, as I have the ability to refresh the video feed on there too which results in small time sinks.

Essentially, the puzzle is, now that I’ve cultivated such a magnificent focus, should I continue building on it or can I safely divert my attention? Can more self-knowledge be attained right now through simply observing but not engaging with my desires, or is a social/dating life really a dimension worth exploring at this time?

I’m not sure yet, but I’m so thankful I still have 98 more days to figure it all out.

I’ll see you on the Far Side… – Monk Moon Base


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41 Articles Celebration: Responding To Comments!

It’s that time again!

I now have a total of five platforms I publish my content on, so that’s five times the chance for more comments. I’ll be shouting out and responding to all of them here, even if I replied already. I’ll also provide some extra backstory to some of the articles referenced here as well, so you’re not just scrolling through everyone just to get to yours.

Let’s go.

Simple Comments

First thing’s first, got to shout out Philskie1. He was the first comment right after my 10 Videos, 25 Articles celebration video, and then he came back to hype me up on Fears of Leaving Monk Mode. I haven’t published any videos since last month, and I’m not happy about that, so now that I’m at 41 articles, I think I’ll make a better effort to also catch my videos up in number.

I’ll be back soon, and I hope you’re still around! Thank you Philskie1.

Primalties liked my Minimalism and Mental Mobility video, and so did Brian K Leaks. Maybe I should have asked why they were so intrigued and thankful for the video. I hope you guys see this and let me know! Thank you.

Funny Comments

WHY ARE YOU AN IDIOT left me a very beautiful poem on my Only Dating For Status video. I’m quite speechless from it actually, thank you.

I think Smart Halaya is another one of those types that comment without actually watching the video, which sucks because Is There More To Life? is one of my favorite videos!

But anyway, he did leave some pretty funny clips about how Muslim husbands keep their wives in check and how Islam supports it. Also, the censorship isn’t malicious in this case, I think it’s fair for the algorithm to be suspicious of comments containing too many links. Be mindful of that guys! Thanks.

Article Comments

Most of my comments come from my video channels, so before I get to them I’d like to highlight some feedback from my blog sites since we are celebrating the progress made there after all. These comments are from Publish0x, a new blogging website that pays you in crypto for reading and writing articles! I’ve been backing up all my content there, and slightly revising the stories as I go.

Two Questions To End Old Habits

Yep, I don’t think kids will be able to look that far into the future as I advise. (What is the end goal of this action?). The only problem I have with kids playing video games nowadays is that iPads and phones give off too much EMF radiation. I at least grew up with brothers, so we were able to play with toys or make-believe if we didn’t play any vidya, but with the low birth rate we have these days there are lots of kids growing up alone, and that’s kind of boring.

I did play way too many video games when I was younger though. In middle school, I played so much Monster Hunter in gym class, my school was shocked when I was on the winning relay race team that won us a trophy. Then I got XBox Live in high school, and I didn’t even learn how to play basketball until after I got kicked out of college.

If I could go back though, I would still keep the games, but cut back on academics and increase sports. Being valedictorian was pretty good, but honestly I could have been a track-and-field star and have gone to a good college on scholarship anyway.

Game design and fiction is all I have now. I hope I can be a genius in that field too, otherwise, I’ve completely squandered my life and am supremely fucked! Haha!

Thank you Aerials.

It’s Harder To Come Out As Bisexual Rather Than Gay

It’s funny how Snarfy thought no one would reply. I should be having that fear! This article actually got two downvotes, so I’m the one who needs to be thankful.

Who knows how far back the LGBT goes in history and evolution, but if we do live in a sick society today because it’s so prevalent now, I would at least like LGBT to be treated as a symptom of society’s said sickness, rather than a cause for it. Also, I’m sure these pro-natal religious breeders have never considered the exponential growth of the human population. That’s the real sickness. I don’t think many people realize they should be grateful some people are pairing off into genetic dead ends.

Thanks again, Snarfy.

Why I Quit Medium.com And Think The Site Will Die

My most upvoted and most tipped story on Publish0x!

I honestly could have made a go-of-it on Medium. Two of my articles actually got over 3-5k views. But the site was just becoming a dumpster fire. One of the last writers I followed knew it was just a numbers game and would publish multiple times a day, recycling a lot of content.

I also never mentioned the political bias on that website (obviously social justice left-leaning folks there), and that’s another tell tale for the longevity of the website. But the Attention-Based approach I have here on my site with the Brave Browser and on Publish0x is the way of the future anyway.

I hated the subscription feature on Medium from the start. Thanks woodenwookie.

Stand Alone Comments

There was a misunderstanding here, as all my uploads on MGTOW.tv were accidentally behind a paywall. It was pretty cool for him to call me out for it and show some curiosity on what I had to offer because it let me know about that problem, so I really appreciate this one here.

My content should always be free, but I do have some ideas for crowdfunded content in the future. In the meantime though, if you ever have a topic you would like me to cover in both article and video format, you may kindly buy me a coffee at Ko-fi.com.

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The standard price is now $9, but hey, people pay more for about 30 seconds on the TFM show, so I think it doesn’t hurt to ask. It’s only there for the people that really love me anyway, and extra sweat and research will go into any commissioned work.

Anyway, thank you SentientVerity!

Well, I don’t know much about the crimes of Warren Buffet, and should ask to be enlightened on that matter. He can’t be worse than George Soros, right?

Speaking of enlightenment, I too have some thoughts on nihilism and this pandemic.

Sneak Peek: I think the article will be called On The Surface of the Soul, which was teased in my last article as well. But I think I’ll write it after this whole thing blows over. I hate bandwagons.

Thank you BlackPilledBeltMonkkido

I too love helping people, maybe too much, actually. People should really be careful about telling me their goals, because I would actually be there to help them and make sure they see it through.

Working in food and retail killed any chance of me becoming a simp though. In some places, only the men were required to work the stock room, and yet the women would get the same pay as us. A supermarket I worked at was quite egalitarian though, and I always reminded the women anytime they wanted me to do a “favor” for them (aka, their work) that we had equal pay.

By the way, I like Blue Moon and Guinness personally, but I can say Natural Ice and Golden Monkey are two beers that have hurt me haha. Thank you VulcanCannon!

*Rubs hands* Okay!

TFM was the man that got me into MGTOW, actually, after his episode on the Red Man Group (which I was a fan of at the time). I couldn’t argue against his logic and have been going my own way ever since. Months later, the Red Man Group started shaming men with sex dolls, and didn’t even have the balls to invite TFM again. Truly a pathetic group.

I’m no TFM fanboy though. It seems like he keeps repeating himself because he produces so much content, along with Sandman. I personally enjoy Sandman because he can see the future, literally with his pre-cognitive dreaming, but also because he’s always theorizing about the next trends, and he got me on the Brave Browser, which has worked out well.

I’ve checked the archives here and there on that MGTOW Mount Rushmore you mentioned. I still actively watch Stardusk but he’s a bit long-winded sometimes. My favorite MGTOW today are Happy Humble Hermit, Renegade #1, Ronin Man (wild card) and Red Pill on Steroids. RIP Kurama/Itachi Reloaded

Thanks OldWolf207.

Yes, I agree. My MGTOW way is to make every effort to keep yourself unbound. Self-sufficiency is one of the ultimate goods.

Thank you mgtow lucid dream. Dope username.

And Speaking of MGTOW is freedom….

Big John

Mr X. calls Big John a cheap suit, and BlackPilledBeltMonkkido says John is a Champion of MGTOW. Interesting.

Honestly, I never really watched any of Big John’s content, I just used that one segment for my arguement against Rollo Tomassi’s article. But I think Mr. X is another guy who comments without actually watching the video though.

SilentVerity is back with a very sobering speech on the state of affairs in the manosphere. I never understood why Rollo Tomassi and the RMG would rag on RSD. I suppose it’s just marketing on their end, but to us MGTOW, there’s no difference between them. Even before I was MGTOW I started to notice that there were a few guys in these groups that were logical and wanted a simple life, and these PUA teachers are setting them up for consumerism and sex addiction, and nowadays, divorce and false rape accusations.

No thanks.

We’re going our own way. Thanks guys.

Productivity

I’ve got a treat for you guys. I managed to get mindrapeart to divulge all his resources and routines to pull off the 10+ hours of work he claims to complete daily.

Personally though, I realized I don’t want the extra edge that badly. I feel like any performance enhancements is just stealing from your own body in some way. I’d much rather try to cultivate a force from within, David Goggins style.

I worked nearly seven hours straight today, and it’s been quite satisfying constantly evaluating my progress and finally developing a strategy that keeps me working for so long, and I’m getting better everyday. But, the advice is here for all of you if you want to try-hard it.

mgtow is monk and I have some career goals in common, but I’m really unsure if I will return to college. That said, I think I’m leaning more towards the higher salary jobs now, since we can apparently retire on $200k in south east asia, I might as well take the fastest track to getting to that. But I don’t qualify for financial aid so, it’s doubtful. I might at least try to finish my associates and call it a night.

Thanks guys.

No Fap and Semen Retention

I believe it’s Day 81 on No Fap right now, and Day 36 for my sub-streak of No Porn. Hope you’re doing well Zeal.

Also, Crazy Diamond has come to the same realizations I have, that despite the incredible draw from our sex drive, there is still a deeper dissatisfaction within us that doesn’t allow us to control it. I too have experienced the over-consumption of other vices to cover up my desire to watch naked bodies slamming together.

But now, my sensual dispositions are so much clearer to me. I hope you’ve read Into The Depths of Desire – Dry Fasting + No Fap Hard Mode/Monk to get the full scoop.

You’ve made it this far, so you deserve my real secrets. The deepest red pills I could gather from my fellow companions here.

I demonstrate to X-51 that I only arrive to my esoteric beliefs through logical reasoning. I’ve already left one fairy tale religion, I’m not just going to switch factions.

But we end the responses with Aerials comment, which backs me up and even offers the female perspective on the practice. It was really validating to see this, because this practice is so esoteric, it’s just nice to see another person outside of the circles I study in also confirm that I’m not completely insane for following it. So thank you, Aerials.

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The Virtue of Youth: Brahmacharya, and The “Jeff Goldblum” Method

The deeper I go into Monk Mode, the more I lose the fear I mentioned having in Finding The Wall.

I was afraid when I first started Monk Mode.

I was afraid that I would find toiling away in solitude more preferable to socializing in mainstream society, and that I would find some knowledge, whether about myself or about the world, that would never allow me to return to normal everyday relationships with friends, family, and lovers.

Notice how my specific fear was knowledge, because once you know, it’s very difficult to continue living life under the same veil of ignorance; you have a responsibility to change. I have already experienced many red pills: government and politics, news media, female nature, heck even the keto diet.

I didn’t want to lose anymore by taking yet another red pill by observing the behavior of monks and considering prolonged abstinence or celibacy.

“Because you could not find joy, you settled for pleasure. Pleasure is not joy. It’s beautiful, but limited.” – Sadhguru

In this video, Sadhguru explains Brahmacharya, the “Bachelor Student” stage for spiritual practitioners, which is largely associated with its practice of celibacy. It’s a very profound explanation, but what I will take away for this message is the delineation between pleasure and joy. Essentially, pleasure seeking is always the procurement of external stimulus, whereas joy is something achieved from within.

He sums up the celibacy practice as a tool for reaching this inner peace, and it is not needed as a life long vow. The goal is only to become joyful by your own nature, as those who do not walk the path may find themselves attempting to extract joy from others, and relying on them for pleasure.

And it is precisely this reliance on the external that actually bonds you, Sadhguru explains. Naturally, we humans want to escape bondage, and have no problem breaking our unpleasant limitations, but unfortunately we celebrate our pleasant ones, making them much harder to break.

Consider how marriage is performed and celebrated, with each partner binding the other with a ring, with death being the only thing to sever the bond.

Another instance is the motto of the Blue Pill man in regards to women: “can’t live with them, can’t live without them.” Clearly, if you respect the path of the monks, you would know this to be untrue. If you no longer want to suffer, there is a joyful path to freeing yourself from your limitations.

I must reiterate that the Bachelor student phase is actually the first of four of the age-based stages called Ashramas. The next three are householder, forest dweller/retiree and renunciation, however, any of the first three can be started at any time interchangeably, or skipped altogether to get to Sannyasa (renunciation).

I need to say this to demonstrate once again that you can graduate from Brahmacharya and become a householder (family man) if that’s what you choose to do. If we substitute the word limitation we used earlier for attachment, then we would be more familiar in Buddhist territory, in which one of the Four Noble Truths explains that not only our cravings are a source of suffering, but also our aversions.

“The other problem pointed out by Buddha here, which is very pertinent, is that denying desire (or depriving oneself) is like denying life itself. A person, he said, has to rise above attachments and for that, he need not deprive himself. The problem arises when he does not know where to put an end to his desires. And when he yields into his desires, he becomes a slave to them.” – Zenlightenment

Rejecting sexuality does not have to be the goal, only non-attachment and discipline towards it. Spiritual science is incredibly thorough, and there are balanced and holy ways of conducting your carnal expressions.


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The Jeff Goldblum Method

So, how does the goofy and glorious Jeff Goldblum fit into all this?

Well, if you haven’t noticed, this article is targeted towards the MGTOW or Red Pill men who still want a family one day. However, those of us who are still very much intent on childless bachelorhood can still use this advice to ward off family members prodding us back onto the plantation.

At 62 years old, Jeff Goldblum conceived his first child with his wife, whom is thirty years his junior, and was blessed (yes, blessed, he’s pretty old!)with another child two years later. Goldblum was married two times prior to his current wife, but what’s special about it is that there was a whopping 24 years of single life in between his second divorce and his current marriage.

We already know that men hit their peak in the sexual marketplace around age 35-40, and it’s advised to keep spinning plates with women and don’t consider settling down until you get there. My method is to push the settling down age even further, because of Jeff Goldblum and my next idea about The Virtue of Youth.

The Virtue of Youth

Even if you disagree with the sexual marketplace, there is an indisputable biological clock for women that ticks down way faster than it does for men, in terms of sexual reproduction. So, if men can produce healthy children well into their 50’s and 60’s, then there truly shouldn’t be any rush to settle down.

I call it “The Virtue of Youth” because there is an obvious physical difference between the young and the elderly, and I have been contemplating what our youthful strength is meant for. The contemporary strategy is to exhaust your youth on working and saving so that you will have an income in your later years during retirement. If that is a man’s objective, then he is severely hamstringing himself by incorporating the costs of marriage and children before his retirement age. He simply won’t be able to contribute as much to his early investments and receive the most compound interest over the years.

Imagine having 25+ years of work into your career, with no wife and child. You could easily rise up the ranks and have time to pursue your other passions and interests as well. Without a doubt you would be rich and likely famous if you wanted to.

If you then decide to become a householder, you could afford to buy a house in cash, and support a stay-at-home wife and the subsequent children, and continue to supplement your income with a side-business that you have been nurturing over the years. This way, you’ll be able to actually enjoy your marriage and family a lot more than the average husband who is away for most of the day at work trying to keep the lights on.

Getting Your Youth Back

When I first mentioned this method to my family, their first response was unanimously in horror due to the fact that the women at that age wouldn’t be able to produce children. And then they were unanimously in silence when I respond that I just simply need to find a younger woman. The Blue Pill is such a constrained view of the world.

I personally think older people enjoy hanging out with youthful people to an extent. After your youth runs out following this method, it’s only fair and sensible that you also inject more youth into your life by having a younger wife and being surrounded by your children.

The only downsides to this method is that you are pushing the start of your family quite late, and there may be a chance you kick the bucket before you see your grand kids, especially if your sons come out as smart as you are. But hey, you can’t have it all. If you do pass early though, there’s a ton in the will to make sure your family is taken care of.

I personally think following this method will encourage you to stay healthy over the years, as you need to be in optimal health to produce children at later ages and you also want to make sure you stick around to see them grow. The average man is probably beaten down from balancing his work and family over the years and probably resigns in his later years in regards to his health.

But you truly get the best of both worlds with this method. Men who marry early have an uphill battle. If you follow the Jeff Goldblum method, you’re coasting through it all.

MGTOW

Will I adopt this method myself? I don’t think so.

Too many of our greatest thinkers, inventors, and artists were all celibate, and I can’t help but conclude this is the key to their success. The one married man I do admire the most is Marcus Aurelius, but he made the mistake of promoting his son Commodus to emperor, and his son’s subsequent assassination kicked off the Year of the Five Emperors, a period of civil war within Rome. Aurelius, ironically enough, was the last of the “Five Good Emperors” of Rome, a successful dynasty of emperors whom were all adopted.

I believe a man must choose to marry either a woman or the world. If I settled down with a family, then only a small group of people would gain my full attention and resources. But if I marry the world, everyone in it becomes my child. The world and all it’s secrets garners my full potential, in the same way Isaac Newton and Nikola Tesla’s scientific and technological advancements moved the world forward.

The advantage of having a family is that your wealth gets passed on to the people you cared about and invested in to continue your legacy. It would be a shame if all the wealth us MGTOW men are able to accumulate just gets absorbed by the bank after we die.

My plan is to make MGTOW my family. I’m young and broke right now, so it’s just a pipe dream, but if I turn out to have exceptional talent and success, I look forward to starting a fraternity or non-profit organization of sorts of MGTOW men, and when I pass, the money will go to the organization, and not squandered away by any of my blue pill family members.

It’s just too Blue Pill for me to consider genes being the only form of legacy. With every new generation, your contribution to the genetic code gets smaller and smaller over time anyway. And what about your consciousness? Your ideas? Your philosophy? Jesus had no children and became the biggest religion on the planet.

If you care at all about spirituality, you have to believe you are more than just your body. I refuse to rely on my genes and this material world. What if reality was actually an illusion? Then that would mean that we all actually exist as ideas, impressions, and concepts. Therefore, I’d much rather pass down my ideas.

And I don’t even care about leaving a legacy much honestly. Aurelius reminds us in his book Meditations that the people who remember you will also die one day, so there’s no point. Yes, I think even Jesus and Buddha will be forgotten in the grand scheme of human civilization.

Ah! But that’s too much nihilism for you! You’re not ready for that. I’ll stop here.

Whatever you choose to do, I hope it’s done virtuously and consciously, and in your own way.

See you on the Far Side… – Monk Moon Base.


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Response to the Regretful Valedictorian: Relationships, Potential, and MGTOW Monk Mode

Congratulations.

If you haven’t watched his speech, in essence, he regretted sacrificing his relationships and social life in order to earn his status as Valedictorian. He was elated for all but 15 seconds when it was confirmed, but arrived at the 16th second with emptiness

“Relationships are where we get to influence, impact, and change people’s lives. Your life can not be meaningful without them.” – Kyle Martin, TKA Class of 2019 Valedictorian

I too know the struggle Kyle. I sacrificed my own relationships in high school for the same achievement, and went even further, dedicating my summers, weekends, and some after-school sessions to strengthen my SAT scores and college applications to enter a top university.

I was satisfied with this peak after high school, and completely threw grades out the window when I started university, going full social life, even joining a fraternity, and well, the rest is a hazy history. (I did earn consecutive Dean’s List awards when I returned to college, however).

Despite only spending three semesters at that university, I’m very fortunate that I still have the ability to call a few of those guys up and hang with them if I were in town.

But that’s just the thing; I’d have to be in town.

You think relationships are important to you because of immediacy and proximity, but after you and your friends move away to start your careers, not many of these relationships will survive the distance. And a relationship like a wife and child will come at the cost of your other platonic relationships.

Even your parents would want you to move out and start your own life eventually.

You can’t always take people with you, and that’s why I personally wouldn’t advise tailoring your life’s meaning to coincide with such independent external forces such as social relationships.

Success

For me, being Valedictorian will always be, like David Goggins says, a trophy in my mind.

Achieving your goals creates a reservoir of confidence.

It’s not about the 16th second, but about the 16th week or the 16th month or the 16th year when you suddenly lose your confidence and begin to doubt yourself again.

Your personal accomplishments are permanent reminders that you have seen greatness, and reflecting on this proof of your past success can propel you to overcome future struggles and achieve future goals.

Faith

Kyle was only 0.06 points above his competitor for Valedictorian. She and the other students below him in rank may never attain the same level of confidence in the future.

Kyle ended his speech on Faith, and having a relationship with Jesus Christ.

But what is Faith, other than a stronger synonym for confidence?

If I had to my put faith in anyone, it would actually be the salutatorian.

While Kyle could not foresee the 16th second of his life after earning his Valedictorian status, Lauren was able to appreciate the duality of this graduation ceremony, appreciating all the small steps that led up to this grand event, but also recognizing that it’s all a much smaller moment in the entirety of her life and of time as a whole.

“Seniors, as we stand on the cusp of a new season, I challenge you to maintain perspective. Like tonight’s graduation is merely a gradation in the scheme of life, our lives are a gradation in the swath of eternity. And so, I ask you, do you know the one that holds tomorrow?” – Lauren Arrington, TKA Class of 2019 Salutatorian

Happiness

I have no place to tell others what should make them happy. If your life feels more fulfilling pursuing relationships rather than witnessing the extent of your potential, that is what you have decided to keep in your heart throughout your journey.

I just believe that you should hold no regrets Kyle, because your accomplishment was indeed worth it, and the relationships you hold so dearly can not only be more meaningful, but increasingly numerous and influential when we have achieved our full potential.

Were your friends and family not more proud of you because of your accomplishment?

If you were not Valedictorian, you would have never had the platform to give your speech and influence your entire senior class, and, if not for your controversial topic, the 5 million+ viewers on YouTube as well.


MGTOW / Monk Mode

“A lesson learned should be a lesson shared”, as Kyle said.

Likewise, there is one lesson, but two paths to learning it, in MGTOW philosophy.

The first is learning it the hard way, which is the painstaking process of redefining your life after the highly coveted relationships you tethered your life’s meaning behind have disastrously dissolved. This usually occurs during a divorce.

However, you can also discover MGTOW the easy way, which is heeding the lessons from these previously burned men, and choosing to stay far away from the fire.

“A clever person solves problems. A wise person avoids it” – Albert Einstein

Then there are the men who go Monk: The ones that are willing to go down the path of life relatively alone.

They have greatly limited or sworn off all relationships with women/romantic partners, most platonic friendships, and quite possibly, even their own families.

Some men choose this path for the freedom, the peace, and quiet.

But others, like myself, have chosen this path to simply see ourselves, in our entirety. It is a path of self-knowledge and self-sufficiency.

Who are we, exactly, without the influence of others? Could we still function, alone, without society? If you were left with no one but yourself to serve, without any distractions, could you complete your greatest work?

What is your great work?

Most MGTOW are completely content retiring early due to the financial independence earned from not having to provide for a wife or kids.

But to the rare few of us in MGTOW, the 1%, the radical monks, sustenance and wealth building are just trivial logistical concerns.

What truly sustains us is the complete output of our full potential. The only regret to have is not ever knowing the feeling of having the full weight of your being behind a singular goal, and courageously setting out to accomplish it.


Not much from this world can be taken with you to the grave, or the afterlife, so if reflecting on all the relationships you made throughout your life is going to make you smile on your deathbed, by all means, live that life to the fullest.

But “a lesson learned should be a lesson shared” as Kyle said, so here is my lesson:

The happiness you can create while completely alone is a happiness you can experience every second of your life, and not just the 16th.

See you on the Far Side – Monk Moon Base

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My Personal Milestone Goals (Being A New Content Creator Feels Like The Chunin Exams)

In the Naruto franchise, which I’m referencing for this article, there are three ranks of ninja classes.

The lowest rank is Genin, whom function as school students for the majority of their time. However, they are able to be promoted through the Chunin Exams.

Using this comparison, consumers and commentators of content are the Genin. They enjoy studying the content and will occasionally go on “missions”, which would be more elaborate commenting, or gain the supervision of a Jonin (high rank ninja), which would be akin to being a donor for exclusive content from well established creators.

The Chunins, on the other hand, are people like myself, who now feel they are ready to graduate from the academy and put their skills to the test.

It’s a great feeling, but also a daring one, as I can no longer comment from a distance if I disagree with a specific content creator. I actually have to provide the proof with my own work.

On the other hand, this has given me a lot of confidence, as any dislikes or dissenting comments I receive won’t be worth much to me if the person who made them does not also produce content themselves.

There is a great appreciation for those that support my content, but there can only be a mutual respect for detractors if they are putting in as much effort as I am.

I have and will continue to also challenge higher profile content producers, but very sparingly, as I am not interested in drama or farming their audience for clicks.

Another cool thing about the Chunin exams are that the Genin are not promoted by the majority rule of the village (so, I can’t say something cheesy like, “I’ll finally make it when I hit 10,000+ subscribers!”), but are instead promoted by other Ninja and the Feudal Lord observing the exam.

Although I’m not completely dependent on validation from other content creators, I do regularly compare my skills against theirs, and derive inspiration and new skills from studying their methods. Thus, I have came up with some important benchmarks for myself that I would consider a promotion through my content.

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A Seat At The Table With…Happy Humble Hermit

HHH is one of my favorite MGTOW content creators, and it would be a personal reward for me to have a sit-down talk with the man.

One of his most popular videos on Miyamoto Musashi was actually the inspiration for my Way of The Sword: Part I story, as it was the first time I learned about the swordsman’s life.

He very often encourages other MGTOW to get involved and produce their own content, and I have followed a lot of his advice in his “How To” start up guide video.

He is studying in college to become a teacher, and I’ve even taken inspiration from him on that as well. I’m at a crossroads in my career, as I have an opportunity to score a decent job and settle with my Associate’s degree, or continue to further my education to a Bachelor’s, in which my ideal job afterward would also be as a teacher.

The summers and holiday breaks off is a huge incentive, and will provide me great opportunities to continue to work on my side jobs, (like this site!).

Lastly, another of my MGTOW idols, Itachi MGTOW, whom I also wrote about previously, looked up to Hermit as well, and has been featured on his channel a few times. A sit down with Hermit would let me know I am approaching the same level of prestige as my former mentor.

808-1,000 days of No-Fap

808 is the number no-fap guru Gold Jacket Luke ended his highest streak on, and after reaching that number I will commemorate any no-fapper’s success in reaching that number as Happy Gold Jacket Luke day!

Hopefully he doesn’t take it as a personal dig, but 808 is a dope number, anyway, honestly.

Karezza + 1 year Semen Retention

Semen Retention is the next logical level to ascend to after achieving some foundation in No Fap.

Watching content from Debonair D and Health Then Opulence is actually what inspired this article, as I had two very clear elder content creators in which the distance between my experience and theirs made it very difficult for me to detract or advise them, since they’ve accumulated so much experience in this field and I’m barely out of ground zero.

One angle I have over them, however, is Karezza, and I must credit Gold Jacket Luke for enlightening me to this knowledge. It appears to be less widely known than other practices on retention, especially since the term wasn’t coined until the 1800’s.

From watching their content, it seems that both men still demonstrate a very clear divide between them and their sexual partners. They do not see the bias in allowing the female to orgasm, while they focus on retaining.

Through Karezza, both partners do not orgasm and eliminate the divide and bond very deeply together. However, I have not practiced it myself, so even though I feel they could benefit greatly from it, I have no platform to preach from.

Keto Diet + Curing Candida

It’s been 55 straight days of my Keto, Anti-Candida diet (with plenty of those days being One-Meal-A-Day fasting).

Finally achieving the hormonal balance and purging, rebuilding, and fortifying of my gut would be a huge accomplishment and also provide me a wealth of data and experience to share and introduce others into the wider health community.

I hope I can achieve some results in six months, but I am aiming for a full year to perfect this diet so I would be confident enough to lightly guide others in a helpful direction.

Monk Mode

Lastly, if I could optimize my Monk Mode focus to get myself out of this apartment and into a single in New York City (with these high rents, this is not an easy task), I would actually have the privacy I need to become more prolific with recording and uploading videos.

The videos will almost always follow my written content anyway, but with a new mic and some private space, I could catch up on a lot of my articles and provide my viewers with more content.

I would even have the ability to host live streams! So that will be a whole new level of production for me, and most certainly signifies my promotion.


That’s all for now. Just a fun little article for myself. I hope you enjoyed it too.

What would you make you feel accomplished and warrant a promotion to the next content creator level? Let me know.

I’ll See You On The Far Side… – Monk Moon Base


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Two Questions To End Old Habits and Re-Organize Your Life

There is little use in structuring your life on definitive statements.

“I’m going to lose weight this year.”

“I’m going to save more money.”

“I wont relapse again.”

We command ourselves as if we know and have full control of our behavior. We feel empowered in that moment to make these statements, and our resolve feels real, but how great are we really at predicting the future?

“A question opens the mind. A statement closes the mind.” -Robert Kiyosaki

Let’s stop acting like we know. At the very best, let’s commit to making an educated guess, or defer to the data we already have, and lead ourselves down a better path of self-knowledge and curiosity.

Here are the questions:

What is the end goal of this action?

and how does it develop my character? (Or alternatively, what does this teach me about myself?)


What Is The End Goal?

This question helped me to quit video-games (or at least put them on pause for a while), because I realized there was no end-game for the habit.

There are so many new games being released every month. And yet, there are also so many old games that I have yet to play. After I finish one game, I will just have to pull another one off of the backlog and finish that one too, while my wish list simultaneously builds up.

Never ending consumption.

So I’ve given away my Nintendo Switch. In my two decades of playing video games, I have surely accumulated enough data to at least extract a meaningful 20% of video-games that will encompass 80% of my total playing time now.

I have a Nintendo Wii with most of my favorite games on it already, and a CRT TV to reproduce the aesthetic feel. Why do I need anything more?

We may not be able to predict the future, but asking yourself what is the end goal? will most certainly stop you from an endless road of unceasing consumption. You may have already arrived. You may have all that you need for the right now.

How Does This Develop My Character/ What Does This Teach Me About Myself?

This is another great question to ask when you are faced with repeating your old habits.

Suppose you are committed to a new healthy diet, and suddenly you are craving something off the menu. Why should you indulge this craving?

You already know that you want this particular thing, how would indulging in it provide you with additional self-knowledge?

I love donuts. In my life I’ve eaten 1,000 donuts. What new pathway will be opened up if I go up to 1,001?

And there’s no need to commit or to promise never again to eat donuts, but simply ask what is the end goal of this donut? How will this donut develop my character?

It may not serve you now, but it could be relevant in another season. Don’t cry. Don’t run. Don’t have such strong beliefs for yourself.

Let’s just be open and try and ask more meaningful questions which lead to more meaningful resolutions.


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Finding The Wall: Plateaued Productivity and Leaving Monk Mode

I was afraid when I first started Monk Mode.

I was afraid that I would find toiling away in solitude more preferable to socializing in mainstream society, and that I would find some knowledge, whether about myself or about the world, that would never allow me to return to normal everyday relationships with friends, family, and lovers.

I still have that fear. But I’ve at least discovered now that there can be some limits to my productivity.


I have a stay-at-home job, which is quite conducive to my current status within Monk Mode.

I make my own schedule, and my quota is anywhere between 20-40 hours a week.

At first I tried the standard Mon-Fri, eight-hours-a-day system, but then I realized that no one actually works eight hours straight, because of the lunch breaks.

I also recalled that average workers usually spend their off-time recovering from the expense of drawn-out work days, so I decided to make every day identical but sustainable, and break up the 40 hours across the week.

This was a solid plan, until I hit the wall.

You see, my job actually has a physical limiter on it, as repetitive clicking while reviewing over 135+ items per hour, for several hours a day, will slowly chew away at the tendons between your fingers.

Surprisingly, I was quite relieved when this happened, because my conscientiousness previously would not allow me to dip under the maximum hours available without feeling guilty.

As for now, I can comfortably reach 25 hours a week, with breaks to prevent finger fatigue.


Of course, the other silver lining is that a space has opened up to work on my own personal projects: this blog! The Moon Base MGTOW Project!

However, I realize that suffering from a lack of work only led me to finding more work.

And so, my fear still remains.

Will there ever be a space where my work is not so highly prioritized, and I may potentially establish a stronger social life instead?

Will there ever be a point where I can just “settle down”?

I don’t know.

But I suppose the most moral and logical thing to do with my gifts is to fulfill them until I do reach that wall again: That point when the body goes tired. When the business stops growing. When the well runs dry.

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I now look to the man of former potential. How talented he was before his intensified pursuit of women.

Even after his out-of-wedlock child, his art still could have been salvaged.

After work, he could have come home to a single apartment, put his headphones on, and toiled away in his laboratory, only resting on the weekends to raise his child (his version of hitting the wall).

Instead, but still noble, he tried to build a studio at his church, but a flood destroyed his equipment.

Then, as he laid there purposeless and distracted, a woman entered the fray.

Marriage.

Every day now, she will occupy what could have been his great work space. And he will not mourn the lost art he never produced, fore the sensations of his body would validate to him that nothing more of worth can be accomplished now.

And this will last.

But only until he hits that wall.

Until he realizes that he has nothing to show for his life’s work except for what remains of his once youthful woman, and the hope that his child may live to outdo him.


See you on the Far Side – Monk Moon Base

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Is There More To Life? (Than Just Food and Sex)

“Is there more to life?” Is exactly what I asked myself, turning away from a very physically beautiful woman walking by me down the street.

What prompted this question was simply the sheer distraction I suffered from observing her, as my hormones locked in and generated the idea that being with a woman like her is the epitome of life.

And those hormones are 100% right.

After all, the end goal of such an interaction would literally result in more “life” (a baby).

But as a practitioner of fasting and meditation exercises, I’m not one to casually submit to my carnal desires on a whim. I should at least question them.

So, “Is there more to life?

I ask again.


A great few notable men have become quite famous for living their lives either in celibacy or with a keen control of their sexuality.

Various Monk Societies. Isaac Newton. Immanuel Kant. Nikola Tesla. Leonardo Da Vinci. Beethoven. Michelangelo. Aristotle. Freud...

Excelling in their respective fields of Spirituality, Philosophy, Science and Art.

Truthfully though, we do not have to be so esoteric.

The average human being is not living in a constant lower Id state prioritizing only the minimum sustenance required to persist in uninterrupted sexual and sensual activity.

Although those functions may have the strongest biological drives, as humans, we have still managed to develop more creative interests and pursuits that separate us further from the animals.

But if there is no biological drive to pursue those interests, why are we driven towards them?

What parts of our brain are being rewarded when we observe a satisfying piece of art? What drives us to study numbers? To study values? To look at the stars?

What happens to a man when he chooses to take a pause before his food, before his sex, and asks

“Is there more to life?”

What happens to the world?

See you on the Far Side… – Monk Moon Base


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“The act of procreation and anything that has any relation to it is so disgusting that human beings would soon die out if there were no pretty faces and sensuous dispositions.”Leonardo Da Vinci

“If humans would control their sex desires and transmute them into a driving force with which to carry on their occupation—that is, if they spent on their work one half the time they dissipate in pursuit of sex, they would never know poverty”.Napoleon Hill, 1938.

Creativity Is Leisure: Why You Should Consume Only What You Intend To Create

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The average individual’s definition of “relaxing” after a long day at work is coming home and watching TV. I see a problem with this, because the first thing you look forward to after spending the whole day producing for someone else, is to now consume from someone else.

Retreating to entertainment media for leisure is actually increasing the total length of time you are passive throughout the day.

What parts of the day are you experiencing something solely derived from you?

If you truly wanted to relax, you could work out, stretch, meditate, or just go to sleep.

But if you can still keep your eyes open, then you can still work.


I know someone who claimed they wanted to get back into their old artistic passion, and decided to wake up at 5 AM in an effort to create space for this new habit.

They never once woke up to do this. The weekend passed and it was back to the same old eat-dinner-and-TV routine right after work.

Why did this person fail? Because they saw the time spent “unwinding” with entertainment media as a necessity, and didn’t register at all that this was the exact old habit that had to be sacrificed to create space for the new habit they desired.

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I don’t think entertainment media is all bad. I am a fiction writer and would love to contribute to the industry one day. But lately I haven’t felt the juice for that type of creative work, and it’s most likely because I’m not immersing myself in that type of environment right now.

This is why I said Consume Only What You Intend To Create; If you want to make movies, by all means, watch movies! But if you’re not going to work on your script, or at least write a movie review about it afterwards, then seriously, you’re just masturbating.

“Energy Flows Where Attention Goes” – Tony Robbins

We need to stop putting our energy towards things that are going to result in dead-ends.

You have to be even more mindful about what you consume especially if you are an artist or entrepreneur, because of your easily stimulated imagination. Hardly anything is a true dead-end because you can extract some artistic value or a business idea from almost anything. But this sort of behavior can spread yourself thin.

And you know the exact type of people I’m talking about; the ones that always have a brilliant new idea and plans, but never actually produce anything in the long run.

It’s because they have not allowed that space for themselves to create, and are most likely filling up their time with passive, unfruitful garbage.

I could even extend this idea to MGTOW. If a man has already identified that he will not extend any long-term commitments to any woman, then there is truly nothing of lasting value that can be created through your relationships with women. Short-term dating thus becomes another form of cheap entertainment.

So, finally, Creativity Is Leisure.

After I’m done working, heck, even between breaks, I’m at my blog site and drafting a new article to publish. And now, editing videos! (Here’s my first one). It’s only when my laptop finally dies and is recharging that I can turn on YouTube or read some articles on mobile to enjoy other creatives that have common interests.

I think I just began to realize that with all the media I consumed over the years I have very little to actually show for it. But by becoming a content creator myself, I can develop my own personal media library, and have something to contribute alongside the other creatives I’m inspired by.

I’m always thinking about what skill or content I can offer to a community.

There’s no reason why we have to always sit on the sidelines and be spectators; Always the worker and never the boss. We should all have an opportunity to express ourselves and have our own voice.

Creativity is Leisure simply because working for yourself, and expressing yourself, should always be the most fun. Even in your passive state, your antennas should always be up looking for the next point of inspiration.

If you want to relax, go to sleep, so you can have more energy to do the important work the next day.

But if your eyes are still open, see yourself through greatness, and not through the reflection of a screen.

And I’ll SEE YOU on the Far Side, my friend — Monk Moon Base


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