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MGTOW - Saving Men from the Greatest Regret in Men's Lives

June 7, 2019
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Title MGTOW - Saving Men from the Greatest Regret in Men's Lives
Author banned_by_cucks
Upvotes 200
Comments 24
Date June 7, 2019 6:53 AM UTC (3 years ago)
Subreddit /r/MGTOW
Archive Link https://theredarchive.com/r/MGTOW/mgtow-saving-men-from-the-greatest-regret-in-mens.451833
Original Link https://old.reddit.com/r/MGTOW/comments/bxrfap/mgtow_saving_men_from_the_greatest_regret_in_mens/
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[–]-Governator62 points63 points  (11 children) | Copy Link

This small piece is actually insufficient. The full list is:

  1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard.
  3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Can you see that MGTOW is basically trying to help you to live your life without these five regrets? While #3 is a bit tricky (it seemed to be not about feelings and dropping your SMV, but about realizing your potential), the rest clearly are values promoted by this community.

MGTOW - by men, for men. Find your own way and don't have regrets, gents.

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (5 children) | Copy Link

The MGTOW version of #3 would be:

"I wish I'd had the courage to respect and follow my feelings when it would have benefited me."

Unlike women who emote to cope, feelings to a man should be his a compass.

[–]-Governator1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

True, but I do remember reading a more detailed article about this and the #3 is just not expressed properly. AFAIK It was about realizing the potential, for example - regretting that you did not learn how to play the guitar or that you never became an astronaut.

What you described is a truly good rule, but personally, I don't think it would be in top 10 of my regrets.

Basically, not chasing your dreams eventually catches up...

[–]RationalMenWin1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

This sounds like terrible advice. Feelings are a terrible guide by themselves.

A man's mind should be his primary and strongest tool in determining his actions.

Feelings work so well for women because they can use them to manipulate others. Men don't have that luxury.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy Link

Nah it should be.... don’t get married.

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

That's number 1.

[–]Sneakybobo13 points14 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

#3 can be restated as: I wish I'd had to courage to admit my own feelings to myself.

[–]scruffyshoulders3 points4 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

For #3 I'd change it I wish I could have shared my feelings without them being used against me.

[–]-Governator0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Brother! I'll tell you a secret... Hush hush... There's around 50% of world population you can talk to! Obviously, it's not perfect, but it's not terrible either. Talk to your friends, the dudes, not dudettes. You can't share your feelings with your friends? Look for better friends!

Some time ago, I felt embarrassed to say that I can't eat something - else I'd paint the whole bathroom in brown. Now I can - and we can have a good laugh about it. Why? Because most of my friends aren't from the professional or social environment anymore, they can't really use anything against me. My friends won't go rattling that I don't ever intend to marry to my family or "family friends" - because they don't know them. Think what kind of friend a guy is and interact appropriately.

[–]U-941 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

  1. I wish I didn't rush into marriage and children just because that's the cultural norm
  2. I wish I hadn't been forced to spend my best years earning money for other people
  3. I wish I could've told my wife I was no longer attracted to her
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch my friends because I was only happy hanging out with them
  5. I wish I could have admitted the last 4 things to myself instead of society dictating otherwise

[–]beenthere7890 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Well done Sir..

[–]ConstantChinner21 points22 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Men work hard to provide for their wives. Wife complains, (even though she LOVES spending HIS money), get bored, cheats and divorce rapes him.
Ah what a world.

[–]Shimakaze417 points18 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

No man lays on his death bed wishing he'd worked more.

[–]caem1233 points4 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

what about failed actors who gave up too soon?

[–]Docbear641 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I think the key is understanding the value of your time . Every minute you live you make a choice on how to spend that portion of your life . Make sure that the portions you of your life you do spend are spent on endeavors that you find value in .

Not just suffering to be ableto survive but spending time in something that hopefully nourishes you in some way .

Nothing wrong with working hard , but your life shouldn't be composed only of hard work ...that's not living at all .

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Women: but studies show males are better off married

Males: so they are happier?

Women: no, but they move up the economic ladder and earn more money

Males: but what if they are not happy?

Women: I don’t see a difference

[–]U-944 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Yeah some Rockefeller scam group probably funded those studies

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

They speak of missing their wives companionship.. herein lies the conundrum: had they not worked like chattel slaves, their wives wouldn't have stayed with them.

[–]DangZagnut6 points7 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

Or skip all that shit, work hard, retire early. Then, if you're going full retard, get married after you've accomplished your goals. You don't hamstring yourself in your twenties coming out of the gate.

[–]BiffBiffBiff279 points10 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

There's no guarantees retiring early will work for everyone.. life happens. Also no guarantees you'll be satisfied with that when you get there.

[–]eduardkoopman2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Plus postponing "pleasure" for after retirement. I guy reminded me (whom lived in a holiday destination); that the things you can/will enjoy when older are different (probably less) then when you take free time to enjoy as a youngster.
For example,
*free time when old and enjoying contsitutes often of: hanging with older people, no energy to do much (hiking, partying, visiting), more easily tried or sink from things/food/etc.; less invited for social events.
* free time when younger and enjoying often has the options of: hanging with younger people (usually they are more social), more invites for social activities, can do more (physically speaking) exciting stuff, more energy to do things, more options for random sex with attractive younger women,.

So that dude pointed out to me, that free time for enjoyment in the younger years is more valuable (or has a better return) then the older years. It made me rethink my idea, and my common nature of postponing pleasure for the future, if I might not me wrong about this apporach.

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

I regret getting married

[–]throwawaysarenotok0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I wish I hadn't worked so hard.

This is not true. I would rather trust the advice of a multi-millionaire than a nurse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pukR5StzgaA

[–]oliver_210 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I believe every man's regret on their death bed is.....

I wish I tried

Don't be every man on their death bed.


You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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