To preface this article, I would not consider myself a Red Pill guru, though I have been part of the Red Pill community conversing with many knowledgeable men for 3 to 4 years now. I still have many topics to both learn and master, but during my digital travels I have noticed something that has troubled me.
Throughout many sites and platforms, men gather to discuss issues such as game/frame, fitness, politics, religion, and finances. This is all well and good, but there always seems to be an underlying cynicism on many of the sites – a defeatist attitude that typically leads to an “Enjoy the Decline” outlook on life. This isn’t everywhere, mind you, but it runs rampant enough that it’s even penetrated my thick skull.
Now if you’re dead-set on living the nihilistic lifestyle like my good buddy Lolknee, then this post isn’t for you. Go do your thing. My issue is with the fellas out there who A) recognize the degeneracy running rampant in Western society, B) are disgusted by it and think something should be done, and C) shrug their shoulders and go on living a life of hedonism.
We have a word for that: hypocrisy.
I don’t care if you’re a father, husband, or just a single man, if you are complaining about the current state of the world, but aren’t lifting even one finger to improve our situation, you’re no better than those who seek to turn us into one big cesspool.
I’ve tagged this article under the Spirituality category because part of leading a truly fulfilling like is being charitable. This doesn’t mean giving the bum on your street corner $5 so he can go buy booze. I’m talking about paying it forward to the next generation of men that will one day take up the mantle.
This will mean different things to each of you. Some of you might decide to form large tribes of men who bring in and mentor young men. Others might decide to start their own troop of Scouts and teach them about camping, fitness, and other masculine skillsets. Still others might just focus on their own family, raising their offspring to cherish traditional values.
How you pay it forward is completely up to you, but I encourage all men to find some way, no matter how small to do their part.
Sadly, much of this will fall on deaf ears. So many men are perpetually stuck in the anger phase of their red-pill transition, that my encouragement to move forward will be met with snark and criticism. Having your eyes opened to the cruel reality of the world is certainly cause for anger, but wallowing in that anger indefinitely is not something strong men do. They harness that anger and use it to enact meaningful change.
A lot of sites in the manosphere write primarily about a rather limited set of topics, only branching off sometimes to dip their toes into deeper issues.
These are the four primary topics that every site seems to cover almost exclusively. This is all well and good, but my mind always seems to circle back to the same question…
Don’t mistake my message here. I absolutely approve of building your body, mind, and wallet. My question for you to muse on is “What do you do with your new and improved life?”
What impact are you going to leave on the world?
Are you just going to travel, booze it up, slay lots of young women, and then one day go kaput?
I’m going to leave this post pretty short because it’s meant to provoke some introspection. Take a good long look in the mirror and reflect on your plans and goals.
Where are you going?
How are you getting there?
Who are you taking with you?
What will you do once you get there?