Leo's Blog: Infinite Insights — Page 2
I like looking at examples of genetic freaks because they help to illustrate the vast differences possible in the human brain/mind. Imagine someone as spirituality gifted from birth as this guy is tall:
Way more toxic than RSD used to be. It's funny to me how easily guys fall for this "macho man" fantasy bullshit. This not how you become a powerful man. This is man-children cosplaying as men. You don't need this kind of thing to be a man, it will not make you happy. Controlling women will not make you happy.
#1 rule in life: drop to desire to control people. Tate's philosophy fails at the very first fundamental principle. When you seek to control people you negate their sovereignty as a divine consciousness, thereby creating a lose-lose situation. Controlling a woman will never work. She will always hate and leave you in the end, it's just a matter of time. And that reason that is, is because you would hate it if someone tried to control you in that way. And the reason you'd hate that is because you are God.
Andrew Tate's philosophy is designed to justify narcissism, control, and abuse of women. If you are a young man, you need to understand that this isn't just a matter of "traditional values" or a difference in worldview, this is extremely toxic, dysfunctional, and anti-human. If you allow yourself to get sucked into this worldview your entire orientation towards women will be ruined for a decade or more.
Here's the #1 rule to successful relationships with women: Respect your woman the way you would want to be respected. This may sound hokey and "blue pill", but honestly it's one of the biggest lessons I've learned from doing years of game. You do not want to dating women who allow you to disrespect them. Such women exist, but they are broken and miserable as hell.
There is no question that as a guy you can definitely find women who will let you abuse them. Women are very abusable creatures. But what does that say about your level of consciousness as a man when you take advantage of that? Let alone promote that as a lifestyle? That's the definition of toxic masculinity: taking advantage of those weaker than you.
Remember, the kind of attitude you put out will determine the kind of women you attract. If your attitude is one of controlling and using women, you will only attract and retain women of the lowest mental and spiritual caliber. These women will have mental illness, histories of abuse, low intelligence, bad energy, chemical addictions, neuroses, and will be untrustworthy. I have friends who attract and date such women. Trust me, they are not happy people. They only do it because they cannot stop doing it. Attracting toxic women is an addiction. Normalizing and spreading this addiction to other young men is Andrew Tate's greatest sin.
Prince Harry's autobiography tell-all book is finally being released and it paints an ugly picture of the inner workings of British Royalty. I have never been one to follow the tabloids about the British Royal Family — I've always seen it as nonsense on stilts — but this account is worth reading into because it shows you how corrupting royalty is to the mind and why it should simply not exist.
Read this nice Vox summary of the book.
There is nothing worse for one's personal and spiritual development than being raised in the lap of luxury, wealth, and privilege. And worse of all is being raised into royalty. You may think it would be like winning the lottery, but unearned wealth, fame, and power are a very toxic thing to the mind, feeding all its weaknesses, biases, and pettiness.
Royalty shouldn't exist not merely because it is grossly unfair to hard-working people all around the world, but because it is even toxic to those inside the family. Royalty is not a proper position for anyone in the world because it is fundamentally anti-democratic, anti-egalitarian, anti-meritocractic, and anti-spiritual. Nobody on this planet deserves to be royalty because fundamentally everyone is of equal spiritual worth. No one should be born into any special positions of privilege, nor should anyone even be allowed to work their way into such positions. These positions are designed for nothing but ego and simply shouldn't exist.
The very concept & structure of royalty is one of the greatest scams perpetrated on the human race. It is the spiritual duty of any wise & developed individual to quit any schemes of royalty they were born under. In not doing so they are cowards and frauds, and they should be look upon as fools. Anyone wearing a royal hat — unless it's a Halloween costume — is to be mocked and ridiculed until they feel embarrassed for thinking that this ploy would actually fool anyone.
One of the best decisions you can make in your life is to reject the pursuit of luxury & status. Simply make the decision to reject them once and for all, and never look back. You will have lost nothing, I promise. There is nothing that will kill your happiness & spiritual development more than the desire for luxury & status. Do not get ensnared by these frivolous fabrications of man. Focus instead on your existential connection to life & consciousness. Focus on challenging yourself to pursue the highest levels of psychological development — this is the real crown jewel. How dumb do you have to be to think that you can replace God with a man-made hat and have a satisfying life? Happiness does not come in hat form — unless it's one of my goofy Halloween hats!
Do not envy these high-status celebrities, politicians, and hedge fund babies. Their privileged position means that they will never become as strong, as developed, as happy, as conscious as you. The good life is not measured in luxury and comfort, it is measured in how hard you work to polish yourself into a serious, solid character. This journey requires external pressures and challenges that test you to your core — where no rich daddy can come and bail you out. Character & consciousness is forged in the furnace of emotional labor. And all that luxury and pampering is precisely the avoidance of emotional labor.
Prince/King Charles is so spoiled that he has servants prepare his toothbrush every morning by squeezing toothpaste onto it for him with white gloves. I couldn't make this shit up! Just imagine what kind of rotten ego that must lead to. I don't even want to know.
One of the things I'm most grateful for in life is that I was born into a relatively unprivileged immigrant family that struggled with money. Just knowing from a young age that I would have to work hard to support myself shaped the core of my character. It gave me a serious edge which I would not have if my family was financially secure. If you want to raise a good child, do not give them any more financial support then they would get in an upper middle-class family. You cannot buy good character nor psychological development for your children — which is the biggest thing they need to ace life. But you can teach it to them, by first embodying it yourself.
Be ware, the human mind & body are very prone to spoilage when not sufficiently stressed. Therefore, do not wish for the easy life and do not envy those who seem to have it easy. You are not looking for easy, you are looking for meaningful. You are looking to undertake your own personal hero's journey, full of challenge & growth. And you don't need any handouts or shortcuts. The journey is the reward.
I love exploring concepts for alien life. I discovered the YT channel Curious Archive devoted just to this niche. If you like exploring alien lifeforms, this channel is for you. Here's a sample:
I think one of the coolest careers in the universe would be xenozoology: to fly around to various planets in the galaxy, document all the strange alien lifeforms, and look for traits that could be used in genetic engineering.
I love the world-building of this game, so unique and atmospheric. Just don't bother playing it because unfortunately the gameplay is brutal and not fun. Sometimes a piece of media is best appreciated at a distance.
If you're a fan of dark chocolate like I am, watch out! New research shows that a high percentage of dark chocolate bars are filled with crazy amounts of lead & cadmium. Yes, even the best organic brands are very toxic.
Check the list for yourself:
Remember, just because a brand seems extra fancy, "natural", "healthy", fair trade, or organic does not say anything about heavy metal toxicity. Many organic, "all natural", and premium brands are more toxic than basic ones. Don't be fooled by the premium facades these brands create. In the end they use the cheapest ingredients they can find and they don't care at all about your health.
I am no fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson's materialistic notions of science, but he does a great job trying to reason with PBD in the following conversation. What's disturbing is that in the comment section, most of the audience thought PBD wiped the floor with Tyson when the opposite is the case. That comment section is seriously disturbing and shows you the power of fandom, group-think, and online echochambers.
I gotta say, PBD has some good takes sometimes, but he also has some really huge stage Orange business/libertarian biases.
The government wasn't wrong about Covid. The government saved millions of lives, but people are too brainwashed with anti-mainstreamism to understand this. As much as I criticize science, my criticisms of science are from above, and what you see on display in this video is criticism of science from below. Anti-vax is criticism of science from below, and it is dangerously wrong. If guys like PBD were in charge of public health, millions of people would be dead. Which is why, yes, we talk down to the masses, because the masses are too ignorant to do proper risk analysis for themselves. Talking down to the masses is not a mistake, it is not "elitism", it is a natural consequence of mass ignorance. Your average business/YouTube bro is incapable of doing public health risk analysis. We live in an era were average people on social media — especially if they have a million subs — think they are smarter than experts with PhD's. Don't kid yourself. Your typical social media influencer is an idiot, and the more subscribers he has the bigger idiot he is. I will take a materialist scientist over a social media influencer or businessman any day.
Science > social media
Whatever biases materialist science has, social media is way worse. No contest.
Does it surprise you that I defend science? It shouldn't. Most humans have a lot of growing to do just to reach the point of appreciating basic science, never mind transcending it. All the crazy spiritual shit I say does not for one minute undermine the relative validity of basic scientific research. God exists and medical science is good. There is nothing contradictory about that statement. Of course medical science is still missing many things, but that doesn't invalidate the whole field. And as imaginary as death is, you still don't want to end up with Covid in a hospital that's all out of beds and ventilators because millions just like you thought they were too cool for school.
Covid is not a serious political issue in America. Overall the American government's response was good, excluding Trump's early denial efforts, the lack of funding for basic pandemic preparedness, and the reaction of the ignorant masses with their conspiracy theories. There was no government failure with the Covid response, there was failure with the masses of people and the non-mainstream media who fed into their deluded skepticism. The people who cry that Covid is politicized are actually the ones politicizing it! This is gaslighting 101. The science on the vaccines was clear and accurate. Those who claim otherwise are the ones politicizing it because they need to justify their twisted anti-mainstream worldview. I swear, this anti-mainstreamism has become a disease in its own right. Railing against the mainstream does not make you intelligent. That's fool's gold.
When you live in a society you have a responsibility to get vaccinated for potentially serious diseases in the same way that you have a responsibility to fight in war if you are invaded by Nazis. If you cannot understand this, you fundamentally do not understand what society is, and your politics are trash. Covid killed more Americans than Nazis killed Americans in WW2. And yet, people like PBD and Joe Rogan are crying about not being able to eat at his fave restaurant for a few months. Where is the manliness in this? Imagine if in WW2 I had a radio show and I said that fighting the Nazis was an infringement on my right to dine at The Cheesecake Factory. That's effectively what anti-vaxxers did with Covid, and it is deeply unpatriotic, irresponsible, and cowardly. Anti-vax isn't just unscientific, it is cowardice unbefitting of a man. What kind of man are you that you cannot deal with a few months of lock down and mask-wearing? People whined less when there was a draft.
Side-effects from a vaccine are NOT a valid excuse not to take it, just like side-effects from war are not a valid excuse not to defend your country when it is under attack. When I took antibiotics 2 years ago for an infection, I had a really negative reaction with bad side-effects. But I did not blame my doctor or Big Pharma, I knew there were risks. You rarely get a cure to a health problem risk-free. Yes, of course there are costs to handling a pandemic. Some people will die in that battle, never mind inconvenienced. The federal government has a responsibility to pass policy that protects 350 million people, many of whom are sick, old, fat, poor, and dumb as doorknobs.
Americans have become spoiled, selfish children. It is the height of ignorance for PBD to suggest that freedom of choice is somehow "American" while vaccine mandates are not. George Washington mandated everyone in the US Army to get vaccinated. That's a historical fact. So vaccine mandates are as American as apple pie. So any right-winger trying to claim the mantle of patriotism or "Americanism" on this point is full of shit. If you really wanna stick it to a right-winger, show him how his politics are anti-American — in many cases it is. It's not so easy to be truly American. Wearing a red hat isn't it. Just like with religion, there is genuine spirituality and then there is religious fakery and virtue-signaling. So it is with patriotism. The genuine thing is rare and those who cry the loudest about being "American" are not. If you want to be truly American, do that which will save a million American lives at very little risk to yourself. If you got vaccinated, congrats! You are a true patriot. Thank you for your service. Thank you for saving a hospital bed for someone else who really needed it. Thank you for not politicizing a global emergency by acting like a spoiled crybaby. Thank you for wearing your mask quietly like a mature adult. These are the natural sacrifices of living in a community which allow us to have nice things.
It is time for the left-wing to recapture the language and ethos of patriotism. The right-wing has bastardized it long enough. If you don't care about paying your taxes to ensure that people don't go hungry, homeless, uneducated, and sick, you are not a true patriot, and no size arsenal of firearms will make you one. Buying a gun is easy, sacrificing some of your personal comfort to assist people who are less fortunate than you is hard.
What the right-wing got wrong on Covid is very simple: A pandemic is not about you. But you took it as such. Sorry to break the news, but your petty freedoms — like the freedom to walk your dog wherever you please — are not our highest priority. This is not a bug, it's a feature. A virus is fundamentally different from all other personal risks in that it rapidly spreads and destroys the whole community. Therefore it requires a collective lens to address, not an individualistic one. In this respect a virus is most similar to war and requires a war-like collective mobilization. If this virus was something more serious than a flu, the loss of life from our lack of a cohesive, collective response would have been staggering, worse than the Holocaust. Not because the government failed, but because the people failed to listen to the government. When you fail to mount a cohesive response in war, the result is conquest by your enemy. Which is why in the military you don't get to eat at The Cheesecake Factory. And if you whine about it, they will mock and beat you.
Excellent sci-fi movie I watched over the holidays: