Be a nice and good person, don't challenge TPTB, or be ruthless in a pursuit of power?

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November 29, 2017
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I've been getting into meditation and into 'grounding myself' a lot lately. A big part of this is seeing life for what it is. I used to be very positive about our world. I am still extremely happy for having the gift of being alive, but I am not positive about our world anymore. This video just hit me like a truck - again - and I just felt like I can't handle it anymore. I literally get sick when imagining myself being this obedient slave of society just waddling along, saying yes to whatever bullshit the government asks, whichever rights they want to infringe on today.

I've often been told I'm a hell of a public speaker, and that I should definitely make a run for it in politics.

I'm thinking that although I despise government and especially our politicians - that this is what I have to do. It just feels like a calling.

But I can't half ass it. I'll probably arm myself with the 48 laws and many of Machiavelli's 'teachings' and go full in. But I can't help but feel resistance, and everytime I see a cute old lady or grandpa, I just feel my heart warm and think 'ugh, why do you need that power. be a good person! :) :)' and then moments later I'll be hit with reality (news of a terror attack with 300+ dead), and I'll revert back to 'fuck this world. life's a game. play to win. obtain power.'


Been having this internal struggle for a while - what do you recommend?


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Title Be a nice and good person, don't challenge TPTB, or be ruthless in a pursuit of power?
Author WolfofAnarchy
Upvotes 3
Comments 7
Date 29 November 2017 06:50 AM UTC (3 years ago)
Subreddit askTRP
Link https://theredarchive.com/post/119155
Original Link https://old.reddit.com/r/asktrp/comments/7gbbq0/be_a_nice_and_good_person_dont_challenge_tptb_or/
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[–]zuhbooze2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

You have to stop looking at the world as a whole and differentiate the good from bad, because there's both. With dark comes light.

Be good to the people/things that create/bring value into your life and a ruthless savage to anyone/anything who doesn't.

Balance.

[–]Endorsed Contributor: "The Court Jester"GayLubeOil2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

If you see power as antithetical to good you are indoctrinated in Blue Pill slave morality and by definition a Bloopster. Go read beyond good and evil

[–]WolfofAnarchy0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Good point. Although your second point I don't agree with (BP part), I simply feel that with the goals I'm striving to achieve, I can't help but do some bad, which in turn will turn this into 'Do the ends justify the means?' situation, which I think is my whole question.

[–]JakarrSlamson0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy

I have the same internal struggle. I desperately want to grow old and look back on my life and feel good that I was a kind and respectable person. However, I also fear growing old and seeing that I had no fun or accomplished nothing. The easier path is obviously the "fuck the world" Machiavelli style. That's why so many politicians are seemingly sociopaths. I personally choose to believe that being an honest and respectful person is the best path, albeit the hardest. It requires much more patience, hard work, and dedication, but shouldn't every goal worth chasing require this? I'd rather be a poor lonely dude living in some bum studio apt entertaining myself off of library books than be a rich attractive asshole. I wouldn't want to keep living my life if I had to look in the mirror every day and see myself as a piece of shit.

[–]WolfofAnarchy1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy

I'd rather be a poor lonely dude living in some bum studio apt entertaining myself off of library books than be a rich attractive asshole.

Why, though?

Honestly, I don't want to just be a good person, because I feel that does nothing. I want results. If I become a fucking asshole in order to get power, using which I can help the poor and those in need, I will have made more of a difference for those that needed it, even though I wasn't as good a person.

I guess the homeless won't care if you want to help them but can't because you decided on being 'good and kind' and didn't pursue a career in politics.

[–]JakarrSlamson0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Not just homeless people are poor. There are plenty of lonely, depressed, people out there in every country at every economic level. Sometimes all it takes to help someone is a kind gesture like asking how their day is going or giving a friendly smile. I'm not saying that acquiring power to make change for the greater good is a fruitless effort. If that truly is your intention, you can get there with integrity and hard work.

[–]WolfofAnarchy0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

If that truly is your intention, you can get there with integrity and hard work.

Then that's what I'll do. But if anyone gets in my way of my life's goal....I can't make any promises



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