How To Unleash Your True Intellectual Potential (And The Psychology of Belief)

Humans are interesting creatures.

Despite our ability to think “rationally,” our underlying emotions and physiological needs take priority over our higher cognitive processes. Still, our brains have incredible potential to understand the world within the abilities of the less evolved structures of our brain and our sensory function.

I mention our “less evolved” brain structures because we still have to contend with our physiological needs, our emotions, and the aspects of our ego that prioritize keeping us alive before they help us understand reality. I mention sensory function because one should keep in mind that there’s many wavelengths of light we can’t see, frequencies of sound we can’t hear, and scents we cannot smell.

But even with these limitations in mind, our potential to maximize our understanding of the world is excellent. Continue reading “How To Unleash Your True Intellectual Potential (And The Psychology of Belief)”

Obstacles or Opportunities

“Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.”

-Ben Carson

We all have the choice on how to approach hardships in our life.  Are the obstacles to our success or opportunities to grow?  Answering this critical question sheds light to our mindset and how we approach situations during our day to day lives.   Continue reading “Obstacles or Opportunities”

Weak Words Create Weak Minds

“Either you must control your thoughts or the outside forces will control them and be warned that the outside forces usually consist of fears, worries and doubts.”

-Maddy Malhotra

A comment I read on Twitter the other day has stuck with me.  It’s something that I’ve subconsciously been aware of for quite some time, but struck me on a deeper level when someone else actually said it out loud.  Today I’m going to let you in on a little secret:

Words have power.

Words have the power to build up or destroy, but there’s more to it than that.  Can you guess what it is? Continue reading “Weak Words Create Weak Minds”

Book Review: Dylan Madden’s “Think And Go Hustle”

You hear all over the Manosphere that you should be creating side hustles to work on.  The reasons for this may vary -getting out of debt, quitting your soul-sucking job, retiring early, etc.- but the underlying reason is the same.

Freedom. Continue reading “Book Review: Dylan Madden’s “Think And Go Hustle””

The Nine Noble Virtues of Fatherhood: Part 1

I feel that all men need something higher than themselves to believe in.  Religion works for some guys and even though I am not part of any religion, I understand its usefulness and why it’s needed in the world. I have found that there is a modern group of people who have tried to revive pagan Norse mythology and religion in the form of Odinism.  While I do not consider myself an Odinist, I have found that their Nine Noble Values can be revamped for any guy, and specifically a red pilled father. Continue reading “The Nine Noble Virtues of Fatherhood: Part 1”

The Story Of The Zen Master And A Cup Of Tea

This article was originally a guest post written by Jak for Charles Sledge’s site. An excerpt will be placed here along with a link to the full article below.

While reading Charles’s article about the Chinese Bamboo Tree, I was reminded of a related story told to me by my martial arts instructor a few months ago: The Zen Master and a Cup of Tea.  While the story about the bamboo tree details the eventual rewards that patience and persistence provide, this short story about a cup of tea that I am going to regale you with will explain how you should enter into something new that you are wanting to learn more about.  It’s a lesson about adopting the correct mindset for learning.

To read the entire article, click here.