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The Weakness: Day 2 - Mindfulness

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April 20, 2016
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Alright, I’m going to try and explain this a punctually as possible so we can get to actually learning something now.

 

If you haven’t seen the first part of this series just go through my post history. You don’t even have to read the post. It’s not important and it doesn’t have any immediate value. What you want to look at is the comments and the reactions to it.

 


WTF Was Yesterday's Shitpost?

It wasn’t an experiment or a test. It was an example.

I need to create a post that would universally be hated on and downvoted. Yet not deleted and one that a lot of you would still read.

 

But I can’t exactly make a shitpost that everyone will read and not get deleted. That’s not how Reddit works. Downvoted topics never get seen by the majority of the sub.

So how do you create a post that would receive massive downvotes yet a lot of people would see?

 

Easy, negative publicity. The past week I’ve released 6 posts. My average is about one a week. 6x more than normal. Go check my submission history.

 

All these posts have been half assed. They were to created to start controversy. I needed negative publicity. All I needed to do was have shitty formatting, no cites, anecdotal evidence and arbitrary statistics. All with the intent to drive you to the first post of this series without it getting deleted plus having all of you hate on it.


 

Why the hell did you need a post to get massive downvotes and hated on?

Because I can't make a post about a weakness in all of us if I can’t get all of you to show it. This weakness isn’t overt.

Congrats to /u/TheRedPhillip for being the first to figure it out. Proof

is exactly like resisting the red pill in the first place.

This little sentence will be extremely relevant in a bit.

 

 

 

EC Tag

Now. It’s also apparent that some of you think i’m doing this because, idk i want internet fame on this subbreddit? Or somehow my EC tag has gone to my head?

Tell you what. By the end of this series if the community, mods or endorsed feel i don’t deserve it, gladly remove it. I’m not here to win fictitious internet points, I’m here to learn and grow. I don’t care about being EC.

 

But i want something in return from all of you now. I’ve been agitating this sub for the past week and that's over and done with now. All i ask is you resist any kneejerk reactions while reading this post.

 

 

 

In this post there is going to TONS of cites! there will be NO arbitrary statistics! It's gonna be well formatted and your are going to LOVE it! It's gonna be Great!

 

Now that that’s out of the way, let finally teach you a technique that will let you read 69 books a day at 110% retention while making 8 girls squirt simultaneously doing the helicopter dick in your Lamborghini garage that's the size of your massive slong.

 


 

Intro

Yesterday I ask you in the first post of this 4 part series to jump in a shower and turn it to ice cold.

Or you could choose not to do that.

 

What I asked you to do yesterday is called a Contrast Shower, we’ll discuss why they are awesome for you in a minute. But they aren’t the point of this series.

 

Today this post will be discussing your ability to pay attention to your reality. To be mindful of the shit in your life and a technique to force personal growth at a much faster rate. This post actually has a ton of resources and cites unlike the last few of my posts. We are going to start putting this puzzle together.

 

Lets get started.

 


 

A Sub Wide Example: All The Possibilities & Opportunities You Missed Yesterday

 

What I tried to get you to do yesterday was a technique called contrast showers. Most of us here didn’t learn it because you didn’t go try it. You weren’t curious enough to figure out what the post was about. You saw a shitpost with no surface value and you kneejerk reacted to it.

 

Contrast showers are widely used and recommended by some very successful individuals. It has a myriad of health benefits and applicable influences on your day to day life.

Which is fine and exactly what I expect would happen and needed to happen.

Again, this is a post covering the entire sub of TRP. Not any one individual. Some of you might already know the benefits of cold showers. Some don’t. That’s not the point though.

 

Here is a TED talk over why cold showers are great for you

 

Here is a guy named Wim Hof who has used Cold Water techniques to revolutionize our entire scientific understanding of our body and our conscious ability to control it.

TL;DR He can control his endocrine system, immune system and nervous system along with being able to shut down acid sensing pain receptors and withstand extreme climates and external stresses.

He’s basically learned how to become superhuman and can teach any of you it.

 

Here is an explanation on how he is able to shut down his pain receptors so his body no longer reacts to cold.

Here is him talking about how he trained 12 people to control their immune system in just 4 days under labratory conditions.

Here is the scientific publication produced from those 12 individuals and the case study.

 

 

here is a study on how he can raise his adrenaline levels higher than a bungee jumper, by just sitting still.

 

 

here is a case study on how this method can control the release of IL-10 cytokines and their possible health benefits of alleviated autoimmune disease.

Here is a publication on Acid Sensing Ion Channels.

Here is a video on how this could possible help age related diseases.

Here is a study on how susceptible humans are to endotoxins.

 

With this method, Wim Hof has set 26 Guinness World Records.

  • He ran an entire marathon in a desert with no water by using this method.

  • He climbed Mount Everest to 22,000 feet in only shorts and shoes using this method.

  • He climbed Kilimanjaro in just 2 days, also with just shorts and shoes on.

All because he learned this stuff from cold water training and being mindful of it.

 


 

Surface Level Value vs Deep Level Value

The first post of this series was explicitly vague and void of any face value.

There was value there. It just wasn’t face value.

 

It was below the surface and hard to see. I made it intentionally hard to see. It was there, I told you how to do it, I just didn’t tell you why to do it. I left it up to you if you wanted to figure it out or were curious enough to try it and experiment.

Did you stop and think about what I was really asking from you?

I wasn’t asking you to risk your life.

I wasn’t asking you to give me money.

I wasn’t asking you to inject steroids

I wasn’t asking you to stretch your dick out

I wasn’t asking you to make a girls piss on your sheets like R Kelly

I just asked you too take 10 minutes out of your day to try something new.

Actually I didn't even ask for 10. I hope most of you shower every day

A lot of you flipped absolute shit.

Kinda funny when you put it in that context.

 

The only part of that post with possible value was here;

This is a technique I learned that I’ve found to be extremely beneficial but I’m not going to tell you why it’s beneficial

 

The sub text there was, ”this has value, but you need to find it”.

 

Disclaimer


Alright i know a bunch of you are going to run to the comments right now and go, "It's not my job to decipher your bullshit shitpost!". You are right. But again, i needed a sub wide example that the vast majority would hate on.

But I still see this almost every day. Someone comes in here and posts something resourceful yet there is always a fraction of guys that see no immediate value.

Again, the point of this post isn't to tell you to go do shit you don't want to do. It's to show you all the opportunities you miss.

I realized that we all do this though. It's an innate human characteristic. Some of us do it a lot, some do it a little. But we are all capable of it.

This series is to teach everyone about it so you are all of you are mindful of it.


 

 

You see the benefit of the cold showers now because I lined it out up above with a ton of citations and sources. Lots of guys here promote cold water showers. It's nothing new here.

 

I needed to create an example for all of you to be able to relate too and hate on.

Now that we all have something we can universally relate to, I can finally line the fuck out what it is I’m trying to teach you.

 


 

Curiosity Killed The Cat

Anyone could have gotten curious and learned any of this stuff about cold showers.

 

Any one of you.

 

A select few took faith and just tried it. But again, the point of that post wasn’t a test or a challenge. I made that post because I needed an example. An example of what you miss when you only look for surface value in stuff.

 

Every one of you that choose to disregard the post learned absolutely nothing yesterday. For the select few that tried it, you probably didn’t learn about Wim Hof or how to control your nervous system in a day. But you did get a lot farther than most.

 

Any of you could have started searching. A few did just in blind faith(Or they know a bit about cold showers, IDK). With just a little bit of curiosity It wouldn’t have been hard for you to just google ”Cold Showers” or ”Hot to Cold Showers" and with enough research you probably would have found a fuck ton of useful stuff that might relate to you.

 

But some of you didn’t do any of that. You saw no immediate value and dismissed.

 

I don't know why some of you dismissed it. Only you do. The point of this post isn't to argue your reasoning behind dismissal. It's to show you there can be value Below The Surface.

 

Do you have a plan for when you don’t see surface level value in something? How can you find value in something that looks like a pointless shitpost? I didn’t tell you any of the benefits of cold showers yesterday, but they were still there. They still exist, you just didn’t care to look.

 

Do you remember the day you found TRP?

Why did you find TRP?

How did you find something you were blind too at one point?

I'm guessing no one told you about TRP.

is exactly like resisting the red pill in the first place. - /u/TheRedPhillip

 

In a bit I’m going to teach you a method that I use personally that has helped me avoid missing shit that you won’t find at first glance. This method is actually exactly how I found TRP and this weakness. It’s how I’ve found all the shit I write about. But more about that later.

 


 

Another Thing You Missed

I also showed you yesterday one of the first building blocks you can use to become more charismatic.

 

Now this is a very deep section and I don't blame any of you for missing it. Unless you've read some books on it, none of you probably saw a correlation.

But that's not the point. The point is, that value is there. It exists. The opportunity to learn it exists. And I want to teach you how to find it.

 

In ”The Charisma Myth” the author talks about a person's charisma is based on power, presence and warmth.

For those few that did try out the contrast shower, when you turned the water to ice cold do you remember how you could no longer focus on the music, let alone sing? That’s because the ice literally knocked you out of your head.

 

You know what presence is? Not being in your head.

 

I just induced presence into you with ice cold, mind crushing water. If you aren’t charismatic, ice cold showers can help you understand how to become more present and get out of your head.

 

You know how you can induce presence other ways to better understand and learn it?

MDMA, adderall, meditation, practicing mindfulness and a bunch of other stuff. But none of that is the point of this post.

 

You know what that stuff helps you do?

 

Emotional state manipulation.

Do you know you can manipulate your emotional state? Become more charismatic, more stoic, more dominant? There are lots of ways. Some are drugs. Some are teachings. Some are techniques.

 

Wim Hof does it just with a breathing technique, but there are a lot of others ways. Visualization is another. We'll talk about that tomorrow.

 

This post isn't about any of that though. If you wish to learn more about that stuff I suggest you jump on google. Or ask in the comments. This post isn't about emotional state manipulation or contrast showers or even Wim Hof. In this post I've actually either permalinked or put any word into bold that you can quickly go google and learn about. Just scroll through the post and start googling.

 

 

A Quick Recap

A few of you tried it out and might have learned a thing or two. But the majority of you learned jack shit yesterday. There was a ton of stuff all of you could have discovered, but you didn’t see it. I purposefully hide it below the surface so you wouldn’t see it unless you went and searched for it.

 

And once again, it was a shitpost. That's not the point. The point is we all do this.

 

You missed out on the possibility to learn how to control your endocrine system, nervous system, to practice being more mindful for introspection. You didn't learn about IL-10 Cytokines or shutting down acid sensing pain receptors to turn you into a super human. You missed how something could help you become more present and charismatic. You didn’t experience the first steps to understanding your body and how to manipulate state control. You missed the chance at learning how to turn yourself into a super human and walk up Mount Everest in just shorts and shoe!

Yes, Wim Hof teaches others how to climb mountains without clothes

And it’s not really your fault. Like I said in the first post, we all do this. Every day.

 

 

I do it, mods do it, newbies do it, seniors do it. Don’t get mad for being human.

 

 

But, have you ever thought about not doing doing kneejerk reactions? How to control your emotions and remain stoic so you can learn new things? Do you even know where to start if you want to stop missing opportunities you can’t even see?

 

Sound like bullshit right? Start seeing shit you can’t see?

 

Stay with me.

 


 

How to Pay Attention to Stuff You Aren’t Seeing

 

Why are you reading this?

Why are you sitting the way you are sitting?

Are you sitting up right or could you improve your posture right now?

 

Why do you go to the gym?

Is it because someone told you to?

Did you go because you know the benefits of being fit?

 

Why do you come to TRP?

 

Why did you choose option 1 yesterday?

Were you curious?

Were you bored?

Did you hear about something similar and decide now is the time to test it?

 

Or did you choose option 2?

Why?

Where you tired? Did you not have time? Did you already take a shower today?

Did you not see a reason to do it? Did you not do it because I omitted the benefits? Do you only do stuff because you have a reason or see benefits in it?

 

When was the last time you did something just to do it? With no real goal in mind?

 

 

Mindfulness

I told you to write down your observations.

This was to show you what mindfulness is. For everyone that didn’t take option 1, you don’t know what it’s like to be shocked out of mindfulness and into presence.

 

Have you heard of mindfulness? You probably have if you've been reading here longer than a month.

 

It's to be aware of the things around you. To be aware of your body. To be aware of your level of presence. Fighter pilots, police, military units call it situational awareness. But situational awareness is an external view port. It's to be mindful over shit going on around you so you don't die.

Mindfulness is both external awareness and internal awareness. It's how you stop being a cog and start being an Autonomous Man.

 

It’s how you found TRP in the first place!

 

Mindfulness and getting good at it literally is the first building block to becoming your own man. It's how you become Red Pill!

 

Have trouble focusing on stuff? Mindfulness will help that. Constantly checking instagram, facebook, text messages, tinder? Mindfulness can help you stop that. Have shit you need to improve in your life but you keep slacking or don't really remember to do it? Mindfulness.

 

But let me ask you again. Do you think you are missing some stuff? You think you aren't noticing some things you could be improving in your life? Have you ever considered all the stuff you are blind too?

 

I can tell you, you are missing stuff. We all miss it. You didn’t see any of those benefits in front of you yesterday because you didn’t go look. They were all there. You could have jumping into the ice cold shower. You could have gotten curious about it. You could have started googling. Nothing was stopping you. Only you stopped you.

 

Sounds like an idiotic thing to say doesn't? Of course you are going to be blind to shit you can't see.

 

But what If you can be taught to see shit you didn't see before?

 

 

”The Charisma Myth” calls this presence. ”The Gorilla Mindset” calls it mindfulness. Fighter pilots use the external version. Monks call it meditation. I suggest you read and study all of it.

 

I personally call it Accountability.

 

Accountability is taking notice of your reality. The things around you. Your health. Your body's level of comfort. Your limbs. Your friends you hang out with. Your city you live in. Your goals for next year. For 5 Years. For retirement. it to always be planning to the end. It’s taking accountability of your reality. To find and identify your weaknesses, your strengths. Then once you find them, you wield them, you mold them together and build yourself into a stronger version.

 

Being mindful is to aware. It's to be unplugged.

 


 

Look At Your Past To Learn The Future

 

It's a tried and true statement that hopefully you've all heard. "If you want to prevent fucking up in the future, learn about the past".

 

Unforunately most people only think this applies to history books, grand schemes and civilizations. Which is all external awareness.

 

Lets look at your past and find a point in it when you where blind;

 

Do you have shitty friends?

Did you use to have shitty friends?

Was there a time you didn't realize they were shitty friends? You thought they were pretty good friends?

Someone probably taught you here that you need to get rid of shitty friends. But you didn’t know that before they pointed it out to you.

 

There was probably a time when you thought the BP was the right answer. There was a time In your life that you didn't even know TRP existed. You were blind to it.

 

But how did you find something you were blind too? I’m guessing the vast majority of us didn’t find TRP from referral from a friend. Again, IDK. I'm writing to the masses. Every one of your stories is different. This is such a vague and board topic.

 

The answer though is, you got Curious!

 

You took accountability for the shit in your life and start looking. You start being mindful and start asking "why?". You start getting Curious about your life and the things around you. You said;

"Why the fuck am I unhappy?"

"Why the fuck can't i bang girls?"

"How the fuck do I fix this?"

 

Want to improve your life in every way you can? Well you first need to be mindful of your life and what’s in it.

 

So now I'll show you how to practice mindfulness.

 


 

A Day of Whys?

 

Here is a simple trick I call ”A Day of Whys?” If you choose option 1 yesterday then this is exactly what I had you do. For the select few that did take the cold shower, you’ve already practiced this at least once.

 

Go through your entire day and be mindful of everything you do.

 

”Why do i hit the snooze button 5 times in the morning? How much wasted time is that? Jesus, how much time is that in a year?” ...

”Why am I tired? Is there stuff to fix being tired?” ….

”Why do I have bad posture? How do I fix it? I need to hold my shoulders back more, who has good posture? I should study them” ...

”Why do I brush my teeth after the shower? Can I speed up my morning routine?” ...

"Why do I last too long in bed with a chick? Is their stuff to help with that?" ...

”Why do I take this route to work? Is there a faster way?” ...

”Why am I depressed? Is there a way to fix depression? Biochemically, what is depression?” ...

”Why can’t i focus? I wonder if there is stuff to help me focus?” ...

”Why do I hang out with these guys? Could i find better friends? What makes a friend better?" ...

”Why am I doing this thing, right now, where I am?” ...

”Why am I browsing reddit right now? Is it helping me fulfill my goals? I bet mindfulness helps you not get distract from your goals. I bet bitches love guys with goals.” ...

”Why do I have this job?”, ”are there better jobs?”, ”Does this job fit into my goals?’, ...

"Why am I buying this car?", "Are there better cars?", "How can I save my money in the long run?", …

”How do I stop missing shit I can’t see?” ....

 

Take a day to do this or do it during a specific routine. Like when you go to the gym. Pay attention to how fast you lift the weights. Is it better to lift fast or slow? Does holding it like this risk injury? Are there better ways to hold the weights? Am i risking injury with the form I’m using? Are their better forms? Why are they better?

 

Be mindful of everything you do. Ask yourself why you do it. Every single time you ask why, you will find yourself running down a rabbit hole. You will find shit you don’t really need to do or you can change it, speed it up or dedicate more time to it if you think it’s important.

 

You'll eventually start noticing shit you missed.

 

Eventually you will get to a question you can’t answer, then you get online. I guarantee you someone has already asked the question or answered it. But when other people come into the picture, this is when most of us fail horribly. This is the weakness I’ve been seeing over the months. This is exactly what happened yesterday with my first post.

 

Like everything here at TRP though, it takes dedication and practice. At first you might just be noticing simple shit, stuff that doesn't really seem that important. But like everything you do consistently, you will get better at it. You will start asking deeper questions to yourself. You'll start realizing shit that most people don't even see for an entire lifetime(cough TRP).

 

The hardest part of writing these series is the fact that I have to address every single guy here and I can’t predict what you’ll find. It’s a mystery until you look. I had to create the first post to be completely vague and abstract so I could use it as an example for everyone here to relate too.

 

Most people don't see life through a RP lens. You've already become more mindful than the vast majority of the masses just by finding TRP. All of you have already practiced mindfulness to a degree. All i’m going to do in this series is show you how to do it faster and better so you can learn and progress your personal growth at a greater rate.

 

 

Disclaimer


I’m going to use my endorsement as an example in this section. Personally I don’t care about the tag. If by the end of this series the sub feels I don’t deserve it. That’s fine. I’m not here for internet points. I write these articles to learn and hopefully help some of you.

 

I’ll also be giving you examples of diving into a rabbit hole and where it can lead you. This isn’t intended to be humble bragging. I just can’t use any other examples because this is all internal monologue stuff.

I can’t listen to other people's thoughts and use them as examples unfortunately.

 

This next section might seem like nothing of substance but like I've been saying this whole series. You have to get to the end till it comes full circle. This is inductive logic thinking instead of deductive for those of you familiar with that.

 

With that said, I now have to talk about how I went from hardcore beta in a dead bedroom with pretty severe depression to Endorsed in 11 months because this is the rabbit hole that led me to writing this series.

This is how i do A Day of Why's.


 

Finding Rabbit Holes - The Shit You Can't See

 

Do you know what a rabbit hole is? It's just a metaphor for the unknown, the vague, the abstract, the obscure.

 

Really I have no fucking clue how got endorsed in under a year but it's a question I've been asking myself for a while. I really don't have a clear answer to be honest. Being endorsed doesn't really mean anything, it's just arbitrary titles on a forum of guys I've never met. Every one of us is here to learn and grow. I don't get anything from being endorsed. I don't make money from it. It adds no real value to me.

I guess some guys here thought I sounded like I know what I'm talking about. I really don't know but here is my best guess so far as to why i went from depressed beta to endorsed in such a short time;

 

I believe it’s just mindset and being mindful really. Nothing special. Anyone can learn this.

 

I asked myself ”Why?” and i ask it A Lot.

Not only do I ask myself lot, I also ask everyone else ”Why?” and I ask them a lot too.

In a sense, all of my posts are just me presenting my findings and then asking all of you to rip them apart. I learn way more from critique than by not sharing this stuff.

 

Here is a short explanation on how I jumped down this rabbit hole.

This Sunday, I took another stab at writing about this topic after failing a few times.

That writing turned into "The Weakness" part one.

Then I walked out of my house, took a hit of my J, walked to the gas station to buy a corndog & gatorade. The whole walk I contemplating how to write ”The Test: Day Two”.

Through that line of thinking I said to myself, ”Alright, there are guys on TRP that have issues with self doubt, self hate. This stuff will directly fuck up mindfulness and practicing it. How can I address this?”

 

 

I call these lines of thought Rabbit Holes. the "Day Of Why's" is basically just you finding a bunch of rabbit holes and jumping down them till you find something you can fix, improve or get rid of in your life. It just introspective inductive logic basically.

 


What’s the difference between Inductive logic and Deductive logic?

The main difference between inductive and deductive approaches to research is that whilst a deductive approach is aimed and testing theory, an inductive approach is concerned with the generation of new theory emerging from the data.

Tl;DR inductive is exploring. It’s Curiosity. It’s walking through the dark till you find something cool. It's following rabbit holes. It's looking for Deep Value instead of Surface Value. It's to be open and explore rather than to wait and react.

Again, google this stuff, learn it.


 

 

All i’m doing it trying to find new theories and findings from my current data set. And by data set I just mean my past memories, experience and knowledge. Everyone reading here will have a different data set.

By using introspection and mindfulness I just find a rabbit hole and start digging inside my head. I trust that I might not see a surface level value in something. But somewhere i can find something that is valuable.

 

The first post of this series was an attempt at showing you a rabbit hole you missed. It might be a bad example but it’s the best I could come up with after already failing 3 times.

 

By diving into these rabbit holes and trusting you will find something of value eventually, it will allow you to rapidly refine and improve shit in your life. Or get rid of it. It will help you put life into perspective. It will speed up your entire personal growth the more you do it. And its compounding. The more you do it the better you get at it and the fast you can do it.

 

The next question in this rabbit hole as i walked out of the gas station and back to my house was;

 

”Why do I never self hate or self doubt?”

 


I've never really discuss this because it's never been relevant but I am fearless to a fault. I use to be an adrenaline junky. Most shit doesn't phase me anymore. I never self hate or self doubt and it's literally almost gotten me killed back in my younger days. Luckily I was mindful, which is basically a neutral self doubt if you want to look at it like that.


 

This is however where I finally found the weakness. By doing a ton more ”why?” questions I found myself at this rabbit hole;

 

”Why do toddlers and kids learn so fast?”

”Why don’t adults learn stuff as fast?”

”Why did I go from beta to Endorsed in 11 months?”

”Why didn’t other guys do it this fast?”

”What is different between me and most guys at TRP?”

”I wonder if I can help some guys speed up their progress”

”I did it, why isn't everyone endorsed within a year?”

”I might be able to teach them”

”I need to figure out how to teach this...”

”What is different between me and a toddler?”

 


All I'm really doing here is drawing correlations in my head from past knowledge. It might sound random but it's just internal monologue based on past knowledge and experience which is just data points. Inductive logic and correlations is all it is. Again, this is my personal monolog. You will have your own set of data points, aka your life, and come to completely different conclusions.

I know some of you might read, *"why isn't everyone endorsed within a year?" and you are going to have an answer for that. You might also say kids brains are neurologically different. Yes, i know. That's not what this post is about. I'm just showing my my logical praxis that is about to bring us us to the point of this entire series.

In a minute.


 

Well a kid doesn’t dismiss anyone or anything. they are curious about anything and everything. Most adults dismiss hundreds of things everyday, they are busy with stuff, don't have time or they don't see a reason.

 

"I don’t dismiss most people though..."

 

A kid asks how or why something works, then they go out and do it. They don't hesitate, they don't think about consequences. Their kids, they are reckless to a fault. I'm reckless to a fault, I do the exact same thing.

 


Being mindful fixed my recklessness, fyi. We’ll talk about how to avoid bad inductive logic or being reckless in the next part of the series.


 

If a kid want to learn how to play with a phone he goes;

”How do I use your phone?”. Dad, ”You hit this button”. ”How do I play game?”. ”Like this”.

 

Stop and think about it for a second. A kid is curious about everything. They want to explore everything. They don’t have any experience, so they have no previous memories to stop themselves. But eventually they grow up. They get comfortable with what they know. They stop trying new things because they read this thing, or did this thing, or already tried this similar thing. They already have all this other stuff in their life. So they dismiss. They get comfortable with their life. They become Cogs. They go on about there lives in a blind bliss.

 

 

They stop asking Why.

 

And again, I can’t say it enough. This is a human trait. We all do it. Just because you read TRP doesn’t mean you are exempt from this. We all naturally gravitate towards the known. Towards the comfortable.

 

 

The Weakness

Dismissal is the weakness. Growing comfortable is the weakness. Sticking with what you know is the weakness. Not asking ”why?” Not being mindful. Not being curious.

 

The weakness is a multitude of things. It's abstract and vague and hiding. It only comes out for a brief second and if you aren't aware of it, you'll miss it every time. It's not overt like ego or narcissism. It's internal. You are the only one that can find it because it's internal awareness. Not external.

No one can see this but yourself. You and only you can address it and control it.

 

 

 

 

 

So, why do you do what you do?

 

 

 


 

Closing

I know this post was really fucking long winded but I’m trying to build a ton of examples of how dismissing can lead you to miss a vast amount of knowledge or wealth. Again, i have keep in mind that I’m writing to every single guy in this sub and in order for every guy to relate to this, I have to give a ton of examples that will hopefully hit everyone.

Yes I know everyone here can come up with a 1000 reasons why you dismiss stuff every day, "I'm busy", "I don't have time", "I can't go through your shitpost and try to find value".

I know, there is an infinite amount of answers as to why we dismiss stuff every day. All of us have different drives, motives, goals, responsibilities and reasons why we do what we do. The point of this post wasn't to tell you not to dismiss everything. You should value your time and use it effectively. I just want to show you that there is an infinite amount of possibilities at every moment in your life.

 

Tomorrow we are going to practice a bit of visualization and it will paint all of this into a huge picture. We will talk about how to avoid bad inductive logic, aka not wasting your time and being selective of what you do or don't dismiss. We'll talk about some of the pitfalls and weaknesses of mindfulness. I'll be using a few more examples of my own internal monologue, because I can't read minds and it's the only example I've got.

Like this entire series, you have to get to the end before it comes full circle. This is inductive logic, not deductive. We are starting from the beginning and finding the end. Which is the exact opposite of every TRP post ever where we post the results, findings, benefits, goals first. Then lay out the why's, how's and do's & don'ts. Then we summarize it into lessons learned.

I'll also be showing you correlations I've drawn between every guy here at TRP and the Top 100 Most Influential People In History.

 

 

 

Sources and Citations

Practicing & Learning Mindfulness Tips and Techniques

If you would like to learn more about mindfulness and how you can practice it I suggest you pick up the Audible version of Gorilla Mindset. Don't get the book version. I have both and the Author is actually the guy that does the voice over and he adds a ton of stuff in the audio version that isn't in the book. This book will have a ton of examples and show you all the possiblities of becoming more mindful and what it can improve in your life. This shit really does take an entire book to explain it all.

 

If you would like to learn more about how to become more present for becoming more charismatic then check out "The Charisma Myth" By Olivia Fox Cabane. She despells and dymistifies charisma in a very pragmatic way. Her audible version and book version are almost 99% identical also if you plan to read it with that technique.

 

 

Cold Showers and Mindfulness

Go back up to the top of this post and watch every video of Wim Hof. Start with the Vice documentary.

All the videos at the top of this post are timestamped so you get right to the info and cut the chit chat bullshit.

The videos below are just the entire segment.

2 hour pod cast with Joe Rogan interviewing Wim Hof

Here is an hour long interview with Dr. Rhonda Patrick who has a bachelors in Biochemistry. The video gets into the actually science of his techniques and all the case studies that have been published on his methods. This video has a ton of scientific studies overlayed in it if you are into reading PubMed Stuff.

Here is a video of Dr. Rhonda Patrick interviewing Dr. Pierre Capel, Dr. Capel is a professor emeritus in experimental immunology at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands. They talk about the immune system influences and possible outcomes for Wim Hof's teachings.

 

You can also check out Wim Hof's 10 week online course here

Or his Netherlands based website which if you have chrome it will just auto translate. It has a bit more info on it. Scientific studies etc.

Here is Chapter 22 of Biology Now which is a university text book that will be released in the US this year discussing the scientific advancements of Wim Hof.

 

 


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Title The Weakness: Day 2 - Mindfulness
Author Clint_Redwood
Upvotes 6
Comments 63
Date 20 April 2016 02:22 PM UTC (4 years ago)
Subreddit TheRedPill
Link https://theredarchive.com/post/57900
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[–]Senior ContributorMentORPHEUS23 points24 points  (15 children) | Copy

This post contains kernels of wisdom. Trouble is, they were shipped along with the silks, husk, cob, stalk, roots, and acre of farmland.

I gave it an honest shot and read all the way through. Now I'd like to scream.

[–]Endorsed ContributorClint_Redwood[S] 2 points3 points  (6 children) | Copy

I really can't figure out a way to condense it. This is my 4th attempt and looks like it's failed again.

Like anything though I learn something every time. Try and fail and try again.

Maybe someone else will be able to come along and articulate it better and more concise than i have.

I'll keep banging my head against the wall and maybe get it refined down to a single short post.


Edit: Any advice is welcome for those of you that have put it together.

[–]Endorsed ContributorMeat-on-the-table5 points6 points  (4 children) | Copy

Look at your earlier posts. They had valuable advice that was condensed and dispensed in an effective way.

You seem to have fallen into the "more is better" trap, which, honestly, requires a greater handling than I think you've quite grasped.

Take a look at the concepts you want to communicate. What are the key ideas? What can you feed the men here that will teach a lesson but still leave them hungry enough to hunt for the surplus themselves?

Go back to your roots.

[–]TRP_Lee_zard1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

There are things that cannot be explained quickly, especially when they require the audience not only to read something, but to stop for a moment, think about it, let it fester and draw your own conclusions.

What I see in this post is exactly what I see in TRP in general - the posts, topics are merely a framework and each person has to do the lion share of the work - this takes time and cannot be done in "5 quick steps".

What I see in this series is people writing: "But I know this" To me this approach is completely missing the point, what I pull from this post and series is that although I know this, there are so many things I've been missing and and still blind to.

[–]Endorsed ContributorClint_Redwood[S] -3 points-2 points  (2 children) | Copy

I get the formula to good TRP posts.

Title: Present the reader something value to him

Intro: Summarize all the stuff they'll learn, throw in hooks

Body: Give the reader pragmatic or applicable advice on how to achieve the Title or Intro and possible benefits it produces

Lessons Learned: Rehash and summarize the entire post with the core concepts and other possible benefits

 

The problem is I can't condense this down and it doesn't easily fit into the standard TRP format. How do you teach people about shit they can't see?

I can tell you to be curious, to explore stuff but I can't show you value in that? Ya you might get it but there isn't a sticking point in that. There is nothing the reader can relate too.

In standard TRP format you list a desired achievement or goal like bang Bitch this way that you want to teach the reader but Learn How To See Stuff You Can't See* just sounds like some bullshit sales pitch. What's the sticking point? Everyone is different. Everyone will have different goals. How do teach someone that there is value below the surface and the only person you hurt by dismissing is yourself? Or at least how do you do that in under 10,000 characters and not an entire book?

[–]Endorsed ContributorMeat-on-the-table1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

How do teach someone that there is value below the surface and the only person you hurt by dismissing is yourself? Or at least how do you do that in under 10,000 characters and not an entire book?

You just do it. Straightforward, concise language that clearly conveys what you're saying.

Stop with the experimental nonsense. It's condescending and disingenuous. Just come out and say exactly what you want to say.

If you're still struggling to say what you want to say, study the subject matter even more. Get to the point where you can articulate the core tenets of what it is you want to say in a few, well-structured sentences.

[–]Endorsed ContributorClint_Redwood[S] -1 points0 points  (7 children) | Copy

Actually could you condense down the Kernel you see in it? I've spent 50 hours on this and 34 an all night bender cause i couldn't sleep. I've ran through it some many times I can't keep it straight.

[–]Senior ContributorMentORPHEUS5 points6 points  (4 children) | Copy

I've ran through it some many times I can't keep it straight.

Common writer's problem. My solution is to put it on the shelf and take a fresh look later. Some of these end up refined into good posts, others I find unsalvageable and leave in the scrap heap of my text folder.

Don't push out product that's not ready for market, even if you ARE Microsoft! It only works for MS because they have a product that people need badly enough to develop workarounds for the quirks and problems, but it builds resentments in the customer base that persist for YEARS after they actually get their act mostly together.

Actually could you condense down the Kernel you see in it?

Sure, in my copious free time. I have my own queue of writing sitting on the shelf because I have few blocks of time to get really "in the zone." I've collaborated with others, but that begins at the idea stage. What you're asking for here is a heavy copy editor, which is bitch work in the writing field. It made me suspect that your "experiment" was to see who you could get to do your work for you.

[–]Endorsed ContributorClint_Redwood[S] -1 points0 points  (3 children) | Copy

What you're asking for here is a heavy copy editor, which is bitch work in the writing field. It made me suspect that your "experiment" was to see who you could get to do your work for you.

Not in the least bit. I was just wanting advice/critique.

By asking to condense down to a kernel I just mean what sticking points or parts of the post did you think were valuable? Example, "A Day of Whys?", "Look At Your Past To Learn About The Future?", etc.

[–]chootey 3 points3 points [recovered] | Copy

Here is how I would structure/condense it (not the guy you're talking to FYI):

1 - I would eliminate the entire showering experiment, as well as everything about how much time you spent on the post. I think this is where you lost most people, since you were asking them to invest a lot of time upfront with no perceived value.

2 - I would use the Wim Hof topic to anchor/lead your post, since this gets people's attention.

3 - I'd open with a (now) outdated explanation about how the immune system works. One that most people would agree with: that we can't control our immune system and its autonomous.

4 - Then, go into That was all completely wrong and explain Wim Hof.

5 - Now, tie it together with your concept, which is that Wim was able to discover this by being open-minded, exploring 'rabbit holes', remaining curious, not dismissing new types of thinking, etc.

6 - Explain this concept (mindfulness, open-mindedness) more broadly, not just pertaining to Wim. Maybe provide a couple brief examples of other notable people who have used it to achieve success.

7 - Now, and only now that you have people on board with this idea, bring up some examples of how people on here exhibit this weakness. You can bring up examples from the 'Dick Health' post.

8 - If you want, explain how you use this approach in your own life.

9 - Now that you've explained the concept, you could put the showering experiment (or another one) here as a challenge. Not explaining the purpose, but telling people to give it a shot and report back. More people would be inclined to do it, since now they understand how rigid thinking is a weakness. After a follow-up post on the results of the experiment, you can lead people to continue trying new things, being mindful, etc.

If you structured it like that, I think you could have done this post in about 8 - 10 paragraphs. Would that accomplish the same thing in your opinion?

[–]Endorsed ContributorClint_Redwood[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

excellent structure and execution. I'll rework the entire thing. Want me to cite you in the post for it?

6 - Explain this concept (mindfulness, open-mindedness) more broadly, not just pertaining to Wim. Maybe provide a couple brief examples of other notable people who have used it to achieve success.

I was actually going to do exactly that tomorrow by citing guys like Newton, Columbus, Galileo, Jobs, etc.

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

I've spent 50 hours on this

Wow.

You need a hobby. Or a role model.

[–]Endorsed ContributorMeat-on-the-table17 points18 points  (2 children) | Copy

Honestly, Clint, you're tanking your credibility in the worst ways possible because, for whatever reason, you've adopted I_Am_Gale's writing methodology and philosophy.

Stop with the shit posts and get back to adding value.

[–]adam_varg1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Yeah, i liked his post about sex techniques. Because i did most of it already and find it highly effective, he just filled some blanks and gave me hints how to improve etc.

But this esoteric wrinting ramblings is incoherent. At point when he goes to facts, he uses this shitty marketing bullshit claims.

For example Wim Hoff stuff: There is something about his technique and shit, cant deny that But those climbing features Clint eat ups? Its ridiculous. Half of it is bullshit, you dont get to advance camp on everest in shoes and shorts. You need boots with quality crampons, ice axe, harness, etc. With that i can get there on sunny non windy day (which is what Hoff) did every reasonably fit man after weekend of training. Climbing "mountains" in shorts with common people. Lol mount Snezka is hill, not really mountain, i know because i live 100km from that and walked up in winter as five year old .. In weather showed in video, again i can get there every reasonably fit guy in shorts and shoes. Killimanajaro again, nothing exceptional.

[–]taracus4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

Sorta ironic that there was a stickie-post about respecting endorsed contributors and their flair, almost as if you disagreed and wanted to prove you're right by this post.

[–]Endorsed ContributorUrsusG19 points20 points  (14 children) | Copy

took a hit of my J

I knew it.

No further questions, Clint.

You took a bunch of basic self-improvement concepts like mindfulness, introspection, curiosity, open-mindedness, willingness to try new things, discipline, etc. and you blew them up into 6 long ass posts, complete with grand scheming, name dropping, "social experiments" like you're some kind of master influencer guru with Mariana trench levels of depth.

Because you got high.

Probably not just today, but also when writing your previous posts.

We know weed makes you think you're pretty deep, but you're not.

You're just high.

You're rambling and making simple things appear really convoluted and esoteric.

Beacause you got high.

Then you proceed to waste everybody's time with shit that could be condensed into several paragraphs by people with a clearer mind, better writing skills, and more respect for their audience.

All because you got high.

This is your level:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeYsTmIzjkw

[–]Endorsed ContributorMeat-on-the-table1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I'm still not entirely sure what the point of anything he's written in the past week is.

[–]1PantsonFire12340 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I was reading with you all up until that YouTube link and then I got up and I started singing. Marvelous.

[–]Renaissancepirate3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

I find the negative comments here interesting. i agree with you that this article was VERY long and didn't feel very concise and people probably lost interest half-way through, but it seems like people were rather quick to dismiss most of what OP said to just bash him. People have to fail before they get better.

That being said, here's what i was able to glean off of what was written here.

Instead of dismissing what someone said straight away, do some research if your curious.

“Every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of him.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be curious and more present.

Learn from past flaws to anticipate future ones.

Very long post, but at least different from the usual stuff from TRP.

[–]razgrim2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

1st post was pretty bleh. Read it, tried it anyways. This post was an endless vomit of some guy's runaway mind. Got halfway through and quit to go lift.

So tomorrow, is he going to claim that this post as well was intentioned to garner further conflict and infamy?

[–]1ItsTheHomeWrecker2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

deleted What is this?

[–]CrimsonEllipse3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

What the hell is this garbage?

It's like those stupid videos on the internet where they keep saying they're going to teach you something (how to get girls, ripped, etc.), then throw up some stupid statistics and asinine animations - ALL THE WHILE promising that they're just about to get to the point. Next thing you know, you've watched some shitty rambling video for ten minutes and have probably realized that they're trying to get you to buy their shitty eBook.

This derivative dilution of the red pill is what is killing the community, and you are to blame.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (4 children) | Copy

The cold showers thing is mentioned on reddit in numerous subreddits and random threads. I will still never do it because I have no interest in doing it. That is not a knee-jerk reaction.

I understand the point of this ridiculously long post, but I see more open-mindedness on this sub than anywhere else in reddit and among any people I know.

I agree with you about needing to get out of our heads and into the moment. I prefer to read eckhart tolle over taking cold showers because daddy Clint said I should.

[–]Endorsed ContributorClint_Redwood[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy

Again, your reasons are completely fine. I'm not saying everyone needs to do this stuff.

I just want to make sure everyone knows that their might be stuff below the surface when you dismiss.

Tomorrow I'll be using visualization and this will start to paint a huge picture and show you how massive rabbit holes really get.

Most rabbit holes don't look like this

They look more like this

 

Picture every person, every word I put in bold, every youtube video I linked, every study i cited, all the words in every one of those studies, all the experiences of every guy here.

Then paint that into a a massive network like the picture above.

That's how big 1 rabbit holes can get.

The rabbit holes can be in your head, using inductive logic and correlations or external like skimming youtube for hours.

 

All I'm showing is, there is a shit ton more than meets the eye.

[–]cynicalprick016 points7 points  (1 child) | Copy

I just want to make sure everyone knows that their might be stuff below the surface when you dismiss.

dude, you need to stop acting as if you have anything this community needs in the first place.

the reason most of us dont post on here is we are not arrogant enough to think that what we have to say needs to be said.

All I'm showing is, there is a shit ton more than meets the eye.

are you kidding me dude? sorry but you sound like the biggest hippiest stoner here man.

you present simple concepts that we all know and present it to us like its the first time you realized it or as if you think we are too stupid to have realized it on our own.

like others have said, your posts are terribly condescending and spend wayyyyy too much time explaining extremely simple concepts.

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

the reason most of us dont post on here is we are not arrogant enough to think that what we have to say needs to be said.

Can't tell you the number of post ideas I've had. Every time, within 10 minutes I think, "that's rehashed bullshit." /u/Archwinger is the only poster I've seen bring out a new concept with damn near every post.

[–]1ItsTheHomeWrecker0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

deleted What is this?

[–]throwaway320_2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Why the hell did you need a post to get massive downvotes and hated on?

Summed up, you were merely pretending?

[–]chootey 3 points3 points [recovered] | Copy

Dismissal is the weakness.

This is a very important realization, but damn, your execution needs some work. Unfortunately, this was really bungled here and its going to get buried.

There was no reason this couldn't have been one relatively short post, and you would have gotten the exact same message across. I think I get what you were doing - trying to take people through an experiment to reveal their own weakness - but that's just not going to work. Like RP, all the convincing in the world isn't going to make people believe this if they're not open to it. For people who are open to this view, they would have been convinced from one short piece with a couple good examples. For the people not open, they will not be convinced, no matter how long this post is. With this lengthy post, you're just pissing both of them off.

The delivery is the message. That's why fables and fairy tales are so powerful, because they can reveal big truths in a single, easy to understand paragraph/story. Good writing should get the message across as efficiently as possible.

...

Back to your point, this is completely true. Every genius entrepreneur, artist, scientist, politician, academic, journalist, etc, etc, have one thing in common: they have an open mind and refuse to dismiss things. They consider things which normal, smart people would consider dumb, wrong, or impossible.

Look at Donald Trump, who everyone said would never come close to winning. Look at Wim Hof, who was controlling his immune system when it was thought impossible. Look at Barry Marshall, who proved that ulcers were caused by easily treatable bacteria while the whole medical industry called him an idiot.

If you want regular success (make money, screw hot girls, have a good job), then you can stick to rote, common thought. If you want to go beyond that and aspire to really great heights, in even one area, then you need to be able to move beyond common thought.

This is something that is very easy to realize if you ever get a chronic illness without a cure. The only people I've seen recover are people who try different things out, stuff that seems ridiculous at first. Eventually, sometimes, they find something that works.

[–]Endorsed ContributorClint_Redwood[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

For people who are open to this view, they would have been convinced from one short piece with a couple good examples. For the people not open, they will not be convinced, no matter how long this post is. With this lengthy post, you're just pissing both of them off.

Well put but my aim for this series was for the people that aren't open to it.

Thanks for the feedback.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

Perhaps the term you're looking for is cognitive dissonance? I don't know how exactly you define "dismissal," but they sound alike given your usage, but perhaps CD is a bit more specific than what you're getting at. I agree that people have a bad habit of not being comfortable with being uncomfortable however, so I do advocate what you're doing for that reason.

[–]landon042 4 points4 points [recovered] | Copy

You spend I don't know hours on this post, whoever wants to waste an hour reading it all. Go for it

It's good stuff, about the guy training his body to not feel pain and climbing Mount Everest with shorts and shoes, didn't read everything else. But god damn talk about someone not getting to the point

[–]1CoupDeGrace220 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

All this post had to offer was info on wim hof,cold showers and mindfulness.

Yet this guy rambles endlessly going over and over the same shit like he's unravelling the next rennaissance.

Other guys have made posts on the same subjects,fuck off with your mastermind chessmaster persona already.

[–]freewilltoworshipme7 points8 points  (2 children) | Copy

Why does this idiot still have endorsed next to his name. Stop posting these shit threads.

[–]HS-Thompson1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

This should be the top comment. It's tempting to try to analyze all this but the simple and correct answer is just to say that this post fucking sucks.

[–]TheRedPhillip3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

Where I was coming from yesterday is that I believe when a community starts a movement such as this, the "right and wrong" thing to do starts becoming doctrine. The reaction I was speaking of is when everyone starts only believing one way. The only way any of us could have taken the red pill, is when you decided to take the leap of faith and test its theories opposing the blue. The true downfall of science, is when a scientist makes something his life work, and refuses to keep open to new information. This literally BLOCKS the purpose of the scientific method in the first place, because the scientist is more worried about his life's work becoming meaningless rather than finding the ultimate answer. The more this becomes set in stone, the less fluid and formless it is. One of my favourite posts of all time is "assume formlessness" you cant let your frame be defined by others, including your brothers in arms in this forum. You don't have to change your overall schema to try something new. Be stoic. Strategically Tempered Outcome Independent Control

EDIT Rhonda Patrick is a fuckin' genius. The stuff she has on gene polymorphisms and sauna use is very interesting.

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

I get that a lot of you guys think he's a chode. But this sort of shit is how i started feeling like a human, and not a terrified, useless slug.

Do hard things every day. Your life is going to be full of hard things, so you might as well train your brain/body to get good at them, and to enjoy the challenge.

Some hard things you should do:

  • Lift fast
  • Cold showers
  • Approach strangers (women and men)

Also, i tried the hot/cold shower while singing today (after a few weeks of already doing cold showers). As soon as the water goes cold, my lungs refused to push the words out, and my brain was a lot more interested in cold water than Taylor Swift lyrics. After about 10 seconds, I managed to start screaming out little bursts of off-tempo, out-of-tune lyrics.

[–]dmystery2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Do you need to use so much spacing?

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Your endorser status is surface level value. You can not write content without surface level value when you, the writer, have surface level value. Put in a request to have your surface level value removed and you will see what it is to actually create something without surface level value.

[–]Stuppdogg 2 points2 points [recovered] | Copy

While this post is filled with clutter, there’s value to be taken from it. Remove a majority from this and leave the Day of Whys and the point that children learn so quickly because they question their surroundings and you have an excellent life lesson.

If I actually think about what Clint has written about in the past few weeks, I’m not as angry and disappointed as everyone else seems to be. Some of the advice he has given I’ve heard before, been dubious about it, had a look on Google for more information and made a decision on trying it. A massive example for me is the penis enhancement advice, I’ve come across before on Good Looking Loser. I thought it was bullshit. Looked it up on Google and found forums like PEGym and Thundersplace that gave similar information so I decided to give it a try. Over 6 months I decided to stop because the small gains (none in girth) I made weren’t worth the time I was investing in doing it (roughly 30 mins per day).

Advice (whether it’s surface or not) should be judged based on a risk/benefit analysis, but the point you’ve made is that people are quick to dismiss this if it’s not laid out nicely. This is human nature, GLO has made the point that he changed the way he writes because if you lose people’s attention they will just go off and browse porn. But I agree with you, as you alluded to in “You Can Learn Something From Anyone”, you’ll miss out on a lot of valuable information this way and I’m still looking forward to the next part of this series, hopefully with less clutter.

[–]Endorsed ContributorClint_Redwood[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children) | Copy

I really don't even know if it's worth posting the next parts. I've obviously failed at articulating it clear and concise.

Might just do, "Learn From Your Fuck Ups" and summarize how i learn more shit fucking up and try, aka posting and getting ripped apart. But not just here, in life in general.

We teach guys to go out and start approaching. In the beginning you fuck up a lot and every one is a failure. but eventually you adapt and learn and start succeeding.

Same exact principle as this series. I've attempted this 4 times now. Failed to get the point across and didn't help most guys but I'm learning from it and refining. Eventually I'll get it.

That's really all this series is about. As long as you keep looking, keep trying, keep being curious. You'll get it. You might get half a sub telling you your a worthless piece of shit who's completely full of himself but sometimes that's the price you pay. Being a man is about pushing boundaries. Pushing yourself because you know you'll grow and learn from it, even if it hurts sometimes.

[–]TheRedChemist0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

We teach guys to go out and start approaching. In the beginning you fuck up a lot and every one is a failure. but eventually you adapt and learn and start succeeding

My gut instinct says that at the moment the parallel here is you're approaching but with low SMV. I'm not interested in your product and the presentation though theoretically good actually just makes me resent it more. Rather than agonising over the presentation, your time would be better spent on improving the product to the point where you barely need to put any effort into selling it at all.

[–]JustDoMeee1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

You better pull something amazing out of your ass, seriously. I like you and I will wait to see this whole thing through. Sometimes we don't see the big picture until it's revealed, only then do we go back and analyse the past. Clint this better be fucking good, I'll read on until then.

[–]superduper150 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Important part is you went for it, at this point most of the hate is circlejerk and I would bet that if comments were disabled the post would have more upvotes.

This "attempt" is definitely far from concise but I think the concept can still be salvaged in that outline someone else laid out. Keep at it

[–]1PantsonFire12340 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Long posts aside, I think everyone's still wanting to know if they can lengthen their dicks Clint.

[–]DforDeadpool0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

TL;DR: It was just a prank, bro

[–]Trucks_N_Chainsaws0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I have never read a fucking Reddit post this long and I never will again. You just fucking babbled at me like my drunk girlfriend crying about whatever fucking bullshit she cries about when she drinks too much.
I feel like I'm on an Easter Egg hunt for pertinent information in a sea of rambling idiocy.
I appreciate your effort but you need to do better. You leave me feeling as though you wrote this entire post on the tail-end of a multi-day meth/coke bender.

[–]CrodudeClassic0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Very unorthodox post, but I thought it was an enjoyable read and nice deviation from standard stuff here. "Finding Rabbit Holes," was where it got really interesting (in my opinion) and really hit a chord on a personal level.

True, this post doesn't list explicit steps for improving life, but it does give one a LOT to think about, and pretty much leaves any potential for growth to the readers' discretion. For me, this post acted as a reminder that I had been complacent these past few years, and in order to pick up where I left off and make real progress - time to start looking at a lot of things a little deeper.

EDIT: I felt your comparison of children vs. adults' learning style was one of your stronger points. Personally, I've been working on getting that mindset back into my adult life and though I still have a lot of work to do I am already starting to see positive changes in my mental health.

[–]RPsage0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

There is value in these posts, but people are seeing that you are getting bashed in the comments so they won't post anything or they'll join the bashing.

I see what you're trying to do and hope that you don't give up before the end.

[–]TheSupr3m3Justic3 -2 points-2 points [recovered] | Copy

I don't understand why the fuck most of you have to treat this dude like a piece of shit.

We are all on the same side, or we are supposed to be unless some of you are specifically here to rekt this place.

Because from what I've seen the last few days is that this so called community is as bad as any other sub reddit or internet forum; chest beating and pitch fork wielding.

If you don't like his writing, then don't fucking read it, and if you don't have anything constructive(positive or negative) to say then don't fucking say it.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (5 children) | Copy

If you don't like his writing, then don't fucking read it, and if you don't have anything constructive(positive or negative) to say then don't fucking say it.

Yeah. His feelings might get hurt. We can't have that.

[–]TheSupr3m3Justic3 -1 points-1 points [recovered] | Copy

It's not about feelings. Who the fuck cares about feelings here?

It's about respect for your brothers.

Help him become a better writer, don't just be a cunt because you thinks its the witty or funny thing to say.

[–]cynicalprick010 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

lets get this straight.

I am not your brother just because we both belong to this community.

furthermore, TRP is so valuable to some people because it skips the niceties and gets right down to honest criticisms.

[–]TheRedChemist-1 points0 points  (1 child) | Copy

The argument is that he showed disrespect to the members of the community by posting (what came across as) long rambling pointless posts that contributed little direct value, when the sub is supposed to be about value-creation and the EC tag marks him out as someone who's worth listening to.



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