Sunday Wisdom: 7 January 2018

Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval
and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.
Tao Te Ching, 9

American Dad had a great article on speaking the truth without apologizing for it. Our society is currently geared around caring what other people think, to the point where we apologize before speaking the truth, be silent when others spout lies, and accept blatant contradictions to nature as just another opinion.
Other people’s approval will chain you if you let it. Speak the truth, but what happens after that is up to the hearer. If the masses refuse to accept truth, let them continue to wallow in self-deception until they seek truth. It’s your job to remove their excuse of “I didn’t know”, but you are not responsible for how they react.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

Courage to change the things I can,

And wisdom to know the difference.

Serenity Prayer

YOU are responsible for YOU. Not anyone else.

Dave Ramsey

Embrace ZFG. Enjoy The Decline. Find Serenity. Change what you need to and let God work out the rest.
Enjoy Sunday with your family.

4 thoughts on “Sunday Wisdom: 7 January 2018”

  1. I used to push back against this mindset. My prayer was once:

    “God, give me the strength to change the things I cannot accept,

    The courage to do to it,

    And the cunning I need to succeed.”

    Thing is, romantic defiance gets a man nowhere of lasting value. I’ve mellowed a lot, let go of a lot of vanity, and wised up a lot more.

  2. I’m not sure if “Enjoy The Decline” apply in the context of a ZFG attitude. I think that those are two totally different concepts and ways to view the world. You can have a ZFG attitude without enjoying the decline and viceversa.

    The decline in which the Western Civilization is immersed is, in my opinion, not really enjoyable: why should we enjoy decadence, amorality, sexual perversions and so forth. Now, we are tainted to some point by those aspects, but we must 1. be aware of that, and 2. suppress those aspects. There is no sense in preaching without applying the sermon.

    P.S. I f*ing miss discussing with that bastard Knee.

    1. Kind of like the new undercurrent of young men embracing NoFap. Sure, porn and pleasure are constantly available, but they blunt a man and many feel that it’s innately wrong.

      1. I’m totally in the NoFap camp, masturbation is bad for a number of reasons:

        1. It feeds, directly and indirectly, the porn industry, which is spreading decadence and perversion worldwide (fun fact: the porn industry is owned and controlled by an specific group of people, and they are not sami people).

        2. It kills your sexual drive.

        3. It affects your physical performance.

        Now, for these reasons I don’t think its innately wrong, but pragmatically wrong.

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