🦾 Abraham Lincoln once said
Dear Melius Humano (Better Human),
The world is waking up to the dangers of centralization.
Trusting the State with your money (inflation), your health (umm), your retirement (social security… lol), your safety (Katrina?), or ANYTHING is a losing strategy.
It's always been a losing strategy. It's just become OBVIOUS in recent years to those rare individuals that think for themselves.
I don't generally like to label things, but I identify as an anarchist… or an anarcho-capitalist.
It just means I believe in free markets, and no state…. or a very very little state, like small local jurisdictions.
Property rights are the foundation of civilization. Violating them is the foundation of everything corrupt.
That's why I believe killing innocent babies is wrong… because that is the ultimate violation of property rights… the right to self. And that tiny human's right should be protected the same way we protect the rights of all citizens from the horrors of rape, murder, or false imprisonment.
The right of ownership is: my property is mine to do with as I please AS LONG AS IT DOESN'T INFRINGE ON THE PROPERTY RIGHTS OF ANOTHER.
Why is that so hard for most people to grasp?
Because people believe there has to be government or everything would fall apart. Except everything around you is a result of private individuals innovating and creating products and services that raise our standard of living. The State siphons off value from these individuals and then doles it out extremely poorly while lining their pockets.
The prosperity of America was accomplished despite the state, not because of it.
There are many examples throughout history of non-state harmony between individuals and groups cooperating in trading and interacting. There does not need to be a state. Private industry already takes care of most things and would be able to do even more if governments got out of the way. When you truly see this foundational principles of modern life, you can never UNSEE it.
If you don't care about any of this, that's your right. That's what's beautiful about YOUR RIGHT to choose freely.
If this upsets you, consider why someone's opinion affects your emotions. If you break that down, it’s quite insane. To let physical-chemical processes in your body running amok because someone has a different opinion is the definition of low-level thinking.
If someone like Trump, or hates him, IT DOESN’T FKing matter. That’s just one example.
This kind of thinking is so primal. So elementary. So basic.
And all this reminds me of an email I received the other day.
In my CEO newsletter, I wrote a short section about Max Truth and ownership and how everything is choice. Examples include: If you are upset, it's your choice to be upset. If you do something, it's your choice. If you don't do something, that's a choice. If you feel a certain way, you’ve chosen to feel that way.
In response to this rather innocuous section of that email, I received an angry email from a past customer telling me I should "apologize" and retract my statements because we are in a "mental health crisis." Apparently, the highlighting of factually true statements is "insensitive." Something along those lines.
The irony of this response is it's EXACTLY what I meant, and she is the EXACT person that needs to understand the TRUTH that the individual is the only one that can control/live/choose what goes on in their inner world.
The idea that your choices are dependent on external factors is the great delusion of our species. We see this flawed thinking in all the identity politics and virtue-signaling nonsense that’s based on victim mentality and trying to accumulate power through narcissistic "woe is me" narratives hidden under the meaningless label called "inequality."
As a student of evolutionary theory, I understand Why humans think like this. I get why people are upset when you say things they disagree with (cognitive dissonance). I get why people succumb to groupthink and victim mentality (madness of crowds, confirmation bias, hindsight bias, likability bias, etc.)
I always get hung up on the fact that we have so much research + observational data we can point to that can help people rise above their primal psychology and not fall victim to these mental errors. From there, they can completely change their lives.
Being a real or imagined victim keeps you stuck. Blaming others for inequality and unfairness removes your agency to CONTROL and RISE out of your circumstance. If some people create meaningful and successful lives while dealing with extreme adversity—and we all do to some extent—everyone can.
That's what saddens me the most. To see so many fall for the cognitive traps and the collectivist propaganda of our age. And the only person they are hurting is themselves. Unfortunately, their only way out is found inside. No amount of lectures, cajoling, coaching, or training will get them out of their thinking without first deciding themselves.
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” -Abraham Lincoln
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Proof of work - hard work - hard things
“The most outstanding gifts can be destroyed by idleness.”
—MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Without one side there is no other.
Your definition of freedom is defined by your lack of it. If you’ve never felt the lack of freedom, you would have no desire for freedom. It is necessary to experience every side because without both sides you have no sides, and from there you get the deep pit of nihilism.
Mastery comes when you find joy in hard work. When you find those challenges that fill you up with energy, you have a wellspring of forever fulfillment.
A new year - the same you
Last year, 188 million Americans made New Year's Resolutions. Only 9% of people kept them.
Don't set resolutions. Just start.
Whatever you want to become, start right now.
If you tell yourself you will stay later, you won't.
There is no future, and there is no past. They are figments of your imagination. You will never reach the past or the future. You'll never get there. They are air. Ideas. Concepts.
This is all an illusion
Everything in this section below is a waste of your time. Be strong and skip it.
That said, if you're new to the "Red pill" journey, then take it in until you get to this point: you've accepted all the MSM is complete and utter bullshit, and you don't waste your time on it. You aren't afraid. You aren't building a bunker in the woods. You're just doing your own thing and living a great and healthy life.
When you get there, you've won. They lost you, and they'll never get you back.
And that's how the corruption that comes from centralization loses its power: one Better Human at a time.
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💬 Quote → “I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” — Eartha Kitt
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Building Better Humans from the ground up. Rebirth. Unlearn. Escape the Matrix. Create a life based on your self-curated values and escape the drudgery of modernity.
Practical Philosophy, Evolutionary Psychology, Health, First Principles Thinking, and taking absolute ownership.
Building Better Humans through a complete change of mind, thought patterns and creating a new life based on a self-created personal philosophy.
Building The Better Human Philosophy → Goal: Create a new framework for human meaning in the 21st century.
The Better Human Philosophy is a practical method of thinking and living based on first principles thinking, truth, self-ownership and reliance, and opting out of the broken status quo.
Build a unique life through your own self-discovered personal philosophy - that’s what the world needs. It does not need another carbon copy.
Modern humans struggle with meaning. We no longer have to survive. We now have to survive modernity, a struggle to find meaning, and avoid suicide/suffering through a life of quiet desperation.
Reborn: Completely detach from your former self. Let go of your Ego, identity, past, bad habits, toxic relationships with people, drugs, food, propaganda, fear, politics, etc.
Shed your past self and build a new self. Let go of your traumas, shame, guilt, externally enforced baggage of expectation, comparison, and victim mentality. It’s also to be FIT and healthy without massive effort… to build the knowledge, skill, and belief system that makes you look good and feel good year-round.
Replace that with new thought patterns based on TRUTH and first principles thinking.
This was a very enjoyable read, thank you