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Acta Non Aska

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July 2, 2018
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For the next 20 or so assholes planning to post, I want to offer some advice.

Practical advice. Advice about life, and living, and doing.

We often read the phrase "acta non verba" which means act, don't speak.

I'd like to take that phrase to the next logical step as it relates to MRP - or at least Ask MRP - and encourage you to consider "acta non aska" - or act, don't ask.

Don't ask, type a post, wait for an answer, and then act (ATWA).

Instead, simply "acta" or act.

Why?

Because the very act of acting – and I don't mean acting like you're in a movie dumbass - I mean acting like executing - like doing - is a necessary part of your personal growth. Of evolving. Of becoming a man. Of going from "faggot" to "the man" and everything that entails.

Sure, you might act wrong, but so might we all.

Christ, the overwhelming majority of my own personal growth has come from acting wrong - my mistakes - not my successes.

You don't need a bunch of anonymous strangers to validate your choices or lay out your path or help reconcile your decisions, you just need action, and if the action comes from within then you are responsible for your personal growth and grow even more.

In that that action is independence. In that action is strength. In that action is absolution. In that action is the very essence of "being a man" that you crave so very much. In that action is frame, and frame, as you’ll soon come to understand, is everything.

Very, very few questions posted here are of such magnitude - and special circumstances - as to be justly influenced by the opinions of our masses.

You risk little when you act, but you gain much.

Acta non aska.

When you simply "acta" you grow. When you grow you improve. When you improve you become the man you want to be.

Give it a try.

What do you have to lose, pussy?


Post Information
Title Acta Non Aska
Author johneyapocalypse
Upvotes 10
Comments 21
Date 02 July 2018 10:43 PM UTC (2 years ago)
Subreddit askMRP
Link https://theredarchive.com/post/204253
Original Link https://old.reddit.com/r/askMRP/comments/8vn0di/acta_non_aska/
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[–]SBIIIRed Fucking Commando12 points13 points  (5 children) | Copy

I had a question but I'm not going to ask it now.

[–]johneyapocalypseThe one that says "Bad Motherfucker"[S] 15 points16 points  (4 children) | Copy

The answer is yes, she did.

[–]SteelSharpensSteelMod / Red Beret7 points8 points  (2 children) | Copy

Damn it, I can't stop laughing.

[–]johneyapocalypseThe one that says "Bad Motherfucker"[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child) | Copy

Lol.

[–]matrixtospartanatLVRed Beret6 points7 points  (0 children) | Copy

Fuck.

I was really hoping she didn’t.

Oh well...

MORE FOR ME!!!!

[–]TurdDoctor6 points7 points  (2 children) | Copy

Nice post, I'll ask my wife first before I act though, just to make sure it's okay with her. Don't want to get her upset.

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

Good call. Stay woke.

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

Happy wife happy life! And she's the boss so you gotta get the ok.

[–]simbarlionRed Beret12 points13 points  (2 children) | Copy

An internet forum called 'ask' advising people not to post questions...., is that like the 'contact us' link on the telco website that has no phone number?

And for fun:

The japanese flag could actually be a pie chart of how much of japan is japan.

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

Lmfao, that’s a good one.

[–]SepeanRed Beret3 points4 points  (5 children) | Copy

This post is that special sort of misleading where there’s a kernel of truth that makes it sound right.

Acting with purpose and correct information is hugely preferred to hasty and ignorant action.

Of course being timid or stuck in analysis paralysis is bad and sure the are guys who use the excuse of needing to know more to cover their lack of spine. Being afraid to ask and seek information and risking to find out you were wrong is also a problem though, as is bumpling about like a fool doing the wrong thing.

It’s ask and act.

[–]simbarlionRed Beret0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Ok and do we have a consensus now?

Bitches be confusing.

[–]SepeanRed Beret0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Yes we have a consensus, bitches are very predictable.

[–]johneyapocalypseThe one that says "Bad Motherfucker"[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Your comment could be a case study in intellectual dishonesty.

You say that my post is misleading then provide no supporting evidence, instead attributing words to me - words like "hasty and ignorant action" - when I used no such words.

It's a terribly ineffective (and rather disingenuous) strawman.

If not dishonesty, then perhaps the use of those words is a reflection of your own shortcomings when it comes to decision-making?

You say that "acting with purpose and correct information" is "hugely preferred to hasty and ignorant action," seemingly to support your belief that (1) acting on your own is less preferential to (2) acting on the advice of others. What's more, your words suggest that "acting with purpose and correct information" can only be done by asking for advice, while acting on your own will result in "hasty and ignorant actions."

Either this reflects a propensity to simply make things up to support your position or it reflects a significant shortcoming of your own worldview and your character and potential to be a man and especially a leader. Perhaps it's a reflection of your past experiences deferring to others.

Obviously I don't believe that one should ignore others or "go it a alone" at their own peril - a suggestion, by the way, that is itself another intellectually dishonest argument - but I do say that our dear reader - as a man seeking to lead in life - should make his own choices - much more often than not - and stand by the courage of his convictions - while bearing the burden of the outcome.

From that independent action will come growth and strength.

I speak from experience. As a CEO responsible for bottom line growth and the jobs of thousands, were I to stop making decisions on my own, I would abdicate my responsibilities and either (1) cease to be effective or (2) quickly expedite our own going out of business strategy.

In my experience, business operates nothing like what you've described above regarding "purpose," "correct information," and deciding versus asking. Nor does a relationship. Nor does much of anything else.

I think you are woefully misguided, but then again I also stopped suckling at my mother's tit and asking daddy for permission decades ago.

Consensus feedback is for followers (and children). Independent choice and action is for leaders.

And on that note I believe your otherwise dishonest comment makes a strong point: the world needs its followers, too, alongside its leaders.

If your mantra is ask and act (your words), then we likely know which camp you fall into.

[–]SepeanRed Beret1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Wow, you get very defensive. You’re also very muddled in your thinking, or you’re just trying “win a discussion”.

You say that "acting with purpose and correct information" is "hugely preferred to hasty and ignorant action," seemingly to support your belief that (1) acting on your own is less preferential to (2) acting on the advice of others.

Acting on your own with the advice of other is preferred, yes. You mention being a CEO, and in my experience from being a CEO I often asked lawyers, accounts, engineers etc. so I could make the right decision. It’s not about consensus seeking, it’s about information. And the stuff I was best at like negotiations I rarely asked anyone (except for a reads on someone from one of my guys also at the meeting) but that experience didn’t just come from the sky - someone taught me how to do it very well. I’ve known lots of people who think they’re great negotiatiors but they never really studied it, and those of us who did usually wipe the floor with them. Plus we can effectively lay a strategy as a team because we know what is going on and can communicate about it, unlike these gut feeling negotiators who lack the words.

What's more, your words suggest that "acting with purpose and correct information" can only be done by asking for advice, while acting on your own will result in "hasty and ignorant actions." Either this reflects a propensity to simply make things up to support your position or it reflects a significant shortcoming of your own worldview and your character and potential to be a man and especially a leader. Perhaps it's a reflection of your past experiences deferring to others.

If you don’t have employees and consultants who are smarter than you in their area of expertise, and if you don’t ask them for advice, you’re doing it wrong. Either you overestimate your own abilities or you are afraid it will make you seem less of a man or something.

I speak from experience. As a CEO responsible for bottom line growth and the jobs of thousands, were I to stop making decisions on my own, I would abdicate my responsibilities and either (1) cease to be effective or (2) quickly expedite our own going out of business strategy.

The world is full of CEOs who ran their business into the ground because they didn’t listen to the warnings of their lawyers or engineers.

It seems you think that you can’t ask people or seek out information without also making them decide for you. I don’t know why you think that. If you tried it you’d know that often you don’t follow their advice. Often the right commercial decision is cutting some corners that the engineer would never dream of, or taking a legal risk your lawyers adviced against. You still have to make the decision. But guys like you take those risks blind, even when the risk isn’t worth it.

If we get back to this subreddit, look at what people write. They often think they’re doing the right thing, but they clearly need guidance. Why on earth would you suggest them to just do what they want? You talk about leadership but you clearly have no read on the people here.

Do you do the same in your business, encourage your employees to not ask for advice? Even the trainees?

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

I have to agree. There’s a reason why we have this sub. It’s to consult after we’ve done our reading. Every situation is different so there’s not a one size fits all. Sure you can lift, stfu and take ownership of your life but if your wife doesn’t care because she’s sucking Chads cock then he should ask if he should rebuild his marriage or detonate that bitch. He shouldn’t keep trying to fix up the house to get his wife wet. Chads already taking care of her.

[–]crimson_chris1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Do I smell a new sub? R/actMRP

[–]bourbonhipster1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

It would be perpetually empty by definition

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

and I don't mean acting like you're in a movie dumbass

oh good i was confused

good post though

[–]abudun790 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I read this and at first I was going to agree. There are a lot of things one should find out for himself. I tell this to the youngsters at askTRP every day. And I find myself often enough wondering who's tieing those idiots laces in the morning. But I just remembered the cases that your critique addresses, and it took a second thought to remember that is just part of the questions.

But on the other hand, there are more than enough questions that deserve being asked around here. Especially in a marriage it's easy to destroy a raltionship, that previusly just had a crack. It's a good idea to make up your mind before taking action, and in doing so this very place is a good address to get some opinions from people who've been there before.

And also we should remember that a big number of users here are men, just starting to recover from living a blue pill life for 30-40 years. That's something different than 17yo clueless incels or hotshots, who want to be 115% vegan yesterday, red pill pioneers today and environmental feminists tomorrow.

So, basically, I think your critique is correct, but not as absolute as you wrote it. At least not for this sub. It fits askTRP way better.



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