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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MGTOW Is Not The Means, But The End (Immortal Mindz Response)

The following article is a series of responses to a comment chain found from this video:

Of all the MGTOW videos in my favorites playlist, I feature Immortal Mindz (AKA Soul Immortal) the most.

The man is a wizard of the mind, a monk mode expert, and esoteric philosopher. I think very few other MGTOW will be able to comprehend or convey the significance of walking the solitary path. Soul once compared it to Santiago leaving Fatima in The Alchemist.

But to Soul, Monk Mode is only a temporary journey. While I don’t believe he will ever re-marry, he has created a potential blind spot for future dating with his 95/5 categorization of women.

This “virtuous woman” (aka NAWALT) occupies 5% of the total female population. However, he has stated that in modern times, the actual population the average man has access to is at or below 1% , as the other women in the 5% category currently belong to mostly isolated communities like the Amish, African Tribes, the Nunnery, etc.

Since the beginning, Soul has always been a believer in “raising one’s vibration” and Positive Thinking, and he claims that as soon as he spoke his 95/5 theory into existence, he suddenly began to see more of these favorable women appear in his life.

Now here’s the danger. Soul could very well be a Monk for the rest of his life, so he can simply observe and spout these theories without any harm to himself, and even if he leaves Monk Mode, he still has a wealth of experience to draw from, but his followers might not share the same level of sophistication. Men very early in their stages of rebuilding during the MGTOW Red Pill may cling towards any rationalization they can to keep women on a pedestal and never go down the lone road of the Monk.

Last year he made a new YouTube channel, and since then, more women and purple pill men have been occupying the comments section. I salute the man, but Iron Sharpeneth Iron, as he said, and so I must deem that his space is no longer a MGTOW refuge.

The Comment Chain

Charl was among other MGTOW men still stuck in the red-pill rage phase, and cases like him are why I decided to make MGTOW content, because there is a great lack of Monk Mode content available for those men to envision a productive path forward.

General MGTOW does do incredibly well with enlightening men on the pitfalls of dating and relationships, but it’s Monk Mode MGTOW that illuminates the path of self-actualization that comes after that.

If Charl had followed people within my circle, he would have learned that after taking the Red Pill, the best thing to look forward to is yourself, your own freedom, and the new possibilities for growth within your character.

Stranahan was correct to say that Charl is in the beginning stage of Red Pill, specifically the bargaining phase of the grief cycle, and needs to work on self-love because even though he has a desire for self-improvement, his focus is still outward on finding this 5% NAWALT.

The method he is employing to find her is also questionable, and it’s the exact sort of Positive Thinking tactics I said Immortal Mindz’ followers would find themselves in trouble with.

Soul did develop the 95/5 concept from the observations of healthier relationships from older men and women and combining it with his own experience, but Soul himself is of an older generation.

For the younger guys, this <1% NAWALT population is shrinking by the day.

Listen, I’ve read As A Man Thinketh. I absolutely love the quote “Man does not attract that which he wants, he attracts that which he is.” However, I don’t think it applies when you are trying to attract people, because people have much more personal agency than to be treated like objects in this way, and besides that, there is no guarantee that when you raise your vibration you won’t end up attracting the wrong type of people in your direction that may want to steal energy from you instead of building on it.


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Soul has always said that women are never meant to be pursued, only attracted. But if a man enters cocoon mode for the sole intent of later attracting a worthy mate, I will go as far to say that his pursuit of women has never ended; It remained as a spiritual longing even though it temporarily ceased in the physical.

Even when told of the possibilities of a fulfilling life outside of relationships, Charl’s response still revolves around women. His future depends on the quality of women available, and not solely on the quality of man he wants to become. This is the key difference between all the shades of blue and red pill, and the man that has decided to go monk.

This is why I say MGTOW is above Red Pill.

Red Pill is simply the knowledge of female nature, but MGTOW is about your own nature, possibly extending to all of nature, and the road to mastering it.


You don’t have to be celibate to be considered MGTOW. We’re not in the business of denying men of their comforts and privileges; we’re about maximizing personal freedom. Some of us men have realized that relationships with women could be a compromise to that freedom. It has absolutely nothing to do with having the strength or weakness to engage with women.

There is absolutely nothing pathetic about a formerly married man admitting that after his divorce and finding MGTOW, he has had his fill with women and now wants to move on to living a solitary life. I can’t even begin to describe how distorted your views must be look down on a man like this. Even if you meant for this label to only be extended to never-married men, it’s still wrong to associate a man’s self worth to his relations with women.

It was at this point that I decided to contribute to the discussion, and specifically call out the 95/5 as yet another fancy packaging for the NAWALT blue pill.

The reasons I wanted him to reply specifically after he moved in with his unicorn were because:

  1. That’s what I expect a Blue Pill man to do.
  2. I suspected he hasn’t found his 5% yet; it was food for thought.

Men and women are fundamentally different, and that’s why I implied there will be some level of maintenance, which can also extend to compromise. It’s called a sexual marketplace for a reason, for the fact that it denotes the interactions of men and women are always involving some form of exchange.

It’s just economics. No amount of positive thinking is going to change the fact that we live in a world of limited resources. Your time, freedom, and youth, are all limited resources. Everything has an opportunity cost.

I will close with wise words from Immortal Mindz:

Many of these men who are letting go of MGTOW will unfortunately be returning to just another shade of Blue Pill. You must go deeper, separate much further, to realize true elevation and clarity awarded only to the lucky few that choose to purse the path of a MGTOW Monk.

See you on the motherfuckin’ Far Side… and I’m out.


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Decoupling Love and Marriage; Destruction of The Family via Individualism – MGTOW

It should have been around 23 years old when I realized the exhaustiveness of the dating and family world.

Not only was I meant to generate a high enough income to support the 4+ children I wanted to have with a stay at home wife, but I also realized there were just way too many women to choose from, especially after becoming friends with English speaking girls around the world.

It was then that I appreciated the benefits of an arranged marriage. The choice would be made for me, and I would happily accept it, because the choice would not be arbitrarily made out of “love”, but for the duty of family.

Marriage was a stronger institution back then. It was controlled by the father, who was the head of the family, and the young couple could be a bridge to unite families. The right marriage could even form powerful alliances between kingdoms and nations.

But that’s all lost for now, all because of love.

Dowry and bride prices,, which are gifts awarded to the bride or her family, by the groom or the parents of the married couple, aren’t paid out anymore, and less parental involvement means less risk and incentive incurred for the family by the practice of marriage.

A man and woman who decide to get married today are completely on their own, which is in line with this new manufacturing of the nuclear family, and if that marriage fails, either by death or divorce, there is little to no security for the couple.

Especially in the case of divorce, where the husband bears most of the responsibility through alimony, child support, and even legal fees, despite our advancements in gender equality.

Events like these were foreseen and paid for in advance in ancient times.

As women were not usually recipients of inheritance, a husband was sometimes not even legally permitted to access the dowry account of his wife. In turn, bride prices could also be refunded back to the groom from the bride’s family if the marriage dissolved.

Love still existed back then; it just had to be paid for in advance.

The practice of marriage today persists on love and faith alone. In other words, marriage and families are financed on credit.

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The family used to be the most basic unit of society.

As most of the rights were granted to the father, they functioned like small governments, and with enough resources as land owning farmers, they were completely self-sufficient.

But what interests me the most was this alliance between families, as well as fathers being intent on passing down their family name through having male successors.

But with the proliferation of feminism and individualism, there appears to be less emphasis on family. The State is quite content with the individual being the basic unit of society as a wage just needs to be earned for taxable income, and low birth rates will be circumvented through immigration.

If we still had extended families, we could completely do away with welfare, even public education.

But I believe the incentive for breaking extended family units apart into smaller families is to extract more opportunity for consumerism. Now families need a separate house, car, food, and utilities for each branch of the family instead of one big shared home that reduces costs by combining resources and dividing the labor.

The State wants to keep the family isolated, even willing to reduce it down to a single parent household, even though the children of such upbringings are more likely to have developmental problems that brings down the overall quality of the society with increased statistical likelihood of drug use and crime.

I believe this destruction of the family must be sought after via greed for either money or power, because as stated earlier, a large family can be quite self-sufficient, not participating as heavily in the economy as the nuclear family, and as they function as their own small governments, the larger a family becomes, they could even rival the power of the main government.

Case in point: The Medici family of Italy.

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What Should Be Done? How Do I Feel About It?

“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home” – Confucius

I believe the easiest way to restore society would be to restore the family, but I am unsure how to personally get involved with that.

When I look at my family, I don’t see anything close to the seeds of a powerful political family developing among us, especially since I was also not treated like I was truly meant to be a propagator of the family name and prince heir to the throne.

In fact, my grandfather’s family name only has six male descendants, and three of them appear to be MGTOW.

I am considering changing my last name, either to fully embrace individualism or out of spite because I romanticize the family customs of old.

I could participate more within my family and intend to repair this societal dysfunction by making an extension and start my own family, but there just aren’t any legal or social protections for me to keep my assets under my control.

Even if I were to avoid marriage through the State, children are very often considered property of the mother, and women, the voting majority, function more like the real wives of the State.

The answer to all our modern problems may not be to revert to traditionalism. For instance, more families would mean more increases to the population, and I believe we already have enough to have our fun for now on planet Earth. We could truly skip a generation.

A sophisticated modern solution is going to require a complete adoption of individualism but must also be savvy enough to be a step ahead of society and challenge the powers that be.

I believe that solution right now is MGTOW.

At the very least, since the losses of society seem to be socialized, it is vital not to continue contributing to the growth of the welfare state (i.e. do not create more single mothers).

MGTOW men would also be able to amass personal wealth by not diverting their assets through marriage and parenthood.

The only action left would be to somehow get these men to combine their power to challenge the current institutions of authority.

In an individualist society, organization like this doesn’t seem likely. But the alternative, marriages secured by nothing but love and faith alone, and family legacies that vanish within vacuums, will slowly lose its appeal.

More men will go their own way. Will they work together, though? That’s a question for another day.

But with 30% of children belonging to single-parent families, our old concepts of love, marriage, and family, are very close to being dead.


See you on the Far Side – Monk Moon Base

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Vegeta and Bulma are like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Surprisingly, there are strong similarities between the two couples.

Vegeta and Kanye both have had their “bad guy” phases.

Vegeta attacked Earth trying to steal the Dragon Balls, and Kanye stole the stage at the VMA’s to transfer Taylor Swift’s award shine onto Beyonce.

Bulma and Kim were also “bad girls” in their pasts too, as both women weren’t afraid to show some skin to get ahead and acquire fame and power.

They also come from rich and successful families, specifically their fathers: Bulma being the daughter of the man who invented technology to store any item, even a house, into a tiny capsule, and Kim being born from a nationally recognized attorney father to then having a former Olympic athlete as her step-father.)

As two men who never smile in pictures, Vegeta and Kanye were the last men expected to be the ones to turn these h’s into housewives. But a closer look at their marriages may reveal that these men said “I do” out of strategy and not just sexuality.

First off, and even though most of his race is extinct and he has no subjects, Vegeta does come from royalty, so it makes socio-economic sense for the Prince of All Saiyans to match up with the Princess of the Capsule Corporation, but Vegeta also gained access to exclusive resources through his relationship with Bulma.

The context here is that Vegeta was not only beaten by Goku, but then shown up again as Goku was the first to become a legendary Super Saiyan, which questioned Vegeta’s credibility as true heir to the Saiyan throne.

However, it was with Capsule Corp. technology that Vegeta was able to train under 450x Earth’s normal gravity, and travel to outer space for further development in solitude, which later resulted in him also becoming a Super Saiyan and achieving a power level well above his rival Goku.

Likewise, Kanye was down and out after his failed clothing line venture landed him $53 million in debt. However, Kanye would (allegedly) quickly find relief after sharing a joint bank account with Kim as she cashed out an $80 million check from a successful video game development.

Despite the rumors, stigma, and reputation of these women, both men saw great opportunity in a long-term commitment, and gained access to resources that helped them achieve their goals.

All they had to do was put a baby in them, and the rest of the world would become their play thing.

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MGTOW

Although MGTOW men avoid marriage as a strategy to protect their freedom and finances, Vegeta and Kanye managed to marry up and achieve more than they could on their own.

For a group of men that often famously recite “the juice isn’t worth the squeeze” regarding the value of a modern relationship with a woman, on the contrary, Vegeta and Kanye’s cups runneth over after settling into their marriages.

Yes, they did have to bite the bullet settling with post-wall women with storied sexual histories, but nonetheless they upped their social rank and economic ability with this vertical move.

Despite it all, it is undeniable that both Bulma Brief and Kim Kardashian are talented entrepreneurial women, and being the 2nd generation of rich and successful parents, it is safe to call them both “princesses”.

So, MGTOW guys, if women these days aren’t really bringing anything to the table, then only take a seat at the table if the woman already has a full house.


Where have all the good men gone?” The peasant women will ask.

“Out slaying dragons” A wise man will answer. “They won’t settle for anything less than a princess these days.”


So go your own way, and I’ll see you on the Far Side

– Monk Moon Base

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Fasting and Abstinence Raises Your Baseline and Purifies Your Subconscious

This is an update for an ongoing series of articles regarding my health journey. If you would like more context, you can read the previous articles here:


The significant gains acquired through my 62 days No Fap and 44 days Keto/OMAD/Candida fasting journey have not come without significant challenges.

Old memories of former habits and feelings have started resurfacing, as if some old neurons are checking in to see if I still need those unused dopamine receptors.

One day I suddenly and vividly remembered the frozen pizzas I bought only a few times from when I worked at a supermarket back then, which was the height of my binge eating career.

I don’t miss the chocolates and chips anymore, but I reminisced on next door’s Pizza Hut bread sticks, and the steak sandwiches from the delis in the area.

But these ghost memories aren’t only occurring with food; It’s happening with my love life too.

You know the type. It’s those feelings you get about the girl you fell in love with but thought you were over her because she’s bad for you and you fell in love with someone else after her, but now it’s clear as day that you were never over her.

Yikes.

But this is what I mean by Purifying The Subconscious, because the prolonged abstaining from sensory pleasures will grant me a face-to-face with my deeply retained or repressed desires.

It is then up to me to observe and allow them to pass as I ask myself, by the time I complete my training reaching a year on my streaks from now, will I still desire these things? Would the feelings fall away?

Would I have raised my baseline?

Raising My Baseline

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I reflected in my last health update that I had always crumbled right before the Day 30 mark during my past bouts on the Keto diet, and I was only able to succeed so well this time because I had redirected my off-menu urges with the much safer dark chocolate and almond butter option.

By the way, Health Tip: almonds are very high in oxalates, so eating them over repeated days was probably the source of my digestion issues.

But on average I don’t stray too far from my calorie limit and one meal setting anymore. I go through the same four day rotation of assorted veggies, fish, meat, or egg protein, and healthy fats in seeds, oils, coconut, and butter.

And as I begin to deprogram from sugar, I am also starting to drift away from standard sex.

I’ve come across a new sexual lifestyle called Karezza.

Many of it’s practitioners may also be invested in more spiritual endeavors (AKA something you would call “new age” or “woo woo”), but allow me to not be so esoteric and simply break down the typical ways we have sex today.

Average sex is still procreation focused sex. It is only because of the illusions brought on with the use of contraception that we falsely believe we have engineered recreational sex.

But this isn’t true. Truly, it is still quite juvenile for a man to release what he could very well use to start a family into an unceremonious latex bag. Likewise it is even worse for women, as they actively manipulate their hormones to prevent inception.

I have personally not yet practiced Karezza, but it appeals to me because I am very interested in semen retention, but I also know that common sex and orgasm is more of a release of tension rather than long-lasting and sustainable satisfaction.

At it’s worst, I have heard average sex dubbed as “female assisted ejaculation”, and I wholeheartedly agree with that description.

In short, Karezza is a non-orgasm focused sexual practice in which Oxytocin and other pleasure chemicals are maintained and multiplied through sustained sensuality without any of the crashing resulting from orgasm. It has especially been used to revitalize dead bedrooms in marriages, with repeated orgasms being the culprit of declining interest in long-term relationships, as told in Marnia Robinson’s book Cupid’s Poisoned Arrow (I have not read it yet, though).

More on this in the future, but to return to our point, I realized this new paradigm has raised my baseline when I compared these two sex practices while reflecting on my feelings for my old flame.

Despite her red flags, I would still be interested in standard procreation sex, as a means for closure (or just a really good hate-f–k).

But because of her red flags, I would not be interested in Karezza recreational sex with her because it is far too intimate, and she has negative energies that I do not want her to share or combine with me from her.

See the difference?

With both food and sex, I have refrained and practiced self-control, and it has now come to a point where I require a higher quality source to indulge in those behaviors.

Even if I wanted sugar again, I would much rather find a gourmet or home-baked option rather than the average store bought junk.

And now, my future sexual partners require the right energy, and will not used as my one-way need to get-off.

I am truly curious to see how much more my body will reveal its inner cravings, and what my baseline appetite will be after a year of this training program as I embark on this quest to know myself and develop my character.

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Only Dating For Status – MGTOW

My first girlfriend ruined dating for me.

I spent most of high school freshman year under the radar until I started getting recognition for my academic success, which attracted the attention of a pretty cute girl.

I actually had a massive crush on her friend instead, who was much smarter and more interesting, but I never had a girlfriend before, so I took the offer.

I remember the next day in class when a friend of mine metaphorically bared his neck out to me in apology for touching my new girlfriend inappropriately, as he hadn’t heard the news yet.

As the relationship went on, I had to block upperclassmen from staring at her, and even though she wasn’t that popular herself, other students were curious about me and I started meeting new people that way.

However, my choice to vacation in Florida for the summer ended the relationship, and I was back to being a Zero at the start of 10th grade.

But I would never forget what having a pretty girl on your arm did for how I was viewed in the world.

After my first relationship, any girl I would potentially add to my life was estimated against how my friends, family, and the general population would react to it.

I actually want dateless to Prom because I had found out that the Junior girl I was interested in taking wasn’t the good girl I thought she was. People kept trying to set me up with girls after that, even my Principal! But most were below me in status, so I just went with my Bros and danced with those girls later on anyway.

Mutual attraction with a girl didn’t really matter; dating her would be a reflection or extension of me out to the world, so she would have to meet some high standards.

It bothered me for a while that every romantic decision had to be vetted in this way. But now that I am MGTOW, and in Monk Mode for that matter, I’m beginning to realize I might not have been that interested in dating and relationships that much to begin with.

“Sex is all amygdala, not neocortex.”

Is what was told to me during my first time, losing my virginity.

But it seems I have always been wrestling with my biology. I actually put off losing my virginity for so long because I was always hoping I would have a good story to tell if I was ever asked about it.

Everything had to be perfect…

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My brother is married and one of our mutual best friends is going to be next. They double date all the time now, and now our old traditions we had when we were all bachelors have become couples-events.

In fact, I was last-minute invited to one of our favorite traditional dinners because there happened to be some extra space, which was unfair because I could have totally gotten a date if I was told ahead of time!

But I suppose they assumed I would go solo, and me being a fifth wheel wasn’t fun for any of us. Even though it’s something that we all used to look forward to every year, I won’t be attending the next one unless I have a date.

In fact, I now only seriously consider a girlfriend when I think about my brother and his friend, because I only want a hot girlfriend just to show them up for those types of events.


There’s plenty of restaurants I want to check out around the city, but that’s really not an exclusive event only reserved for a relationship. In fact, I’d probably much rather enjoy a bigger group of friends to enjoy this with.

I literally only fantasize about having a hot girlfriend for family events and so on, so everyone can see how cool I am because of her.

But outside of that, spending so much time with just one person, only because you are attracted to them, just doesn’t make sense to me anymore.

I’m not getting any social recognition or value by being cooped up under a blanket watching Netflix with my girl.

I would really only want a social girlfriend. I would only date a girl for her status.

But left completely to my own devices, I would just go my own way.

See you on the Far Side – Monk Moon Base


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