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The meek inherit nothing.

August 11, 2019
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To the quiet ones out there: Be visible.

A lot of you will see this as obvious, but it's such a problem I see with new young guys at work. They're too quiet. They blend into the background, almost apologising for existing.

Their dad's said, "Son, put your head down, don't cause trouble, work hard and the rewards will come".

The truth about any covert contract is it's bullshit, and like the tastiest bullshit it's filled with truth. Hard work got you into college. It'll get you into the mid-leagues at work, but it won't make you a superstar in the top 20%.

You need to become visible to be successful at work, in life, or with women.

To be remarkable, you need people to make remarks about you. You can't hide and hope your work will speak for itself, or that hot girl in accounts will notice you. They won't.

They will notice that narccisitic shit whose work is okay, but who talks a good game.

I'm not saying you don't need to work hard. You still need to lift to get a great body, but it's pointless if you then dress badly to hide your gains.

This is a fundamental shift in how we're taught to behave in school - be quiet, don't cause any trouble, be humble. And I followed that. A few years ago I met my old math teacher, she didn't even remember me.

School taught a straight-A student how to become forgettable.

Back in the day peacocking was all the rage. Guys would flounce around clubs in feather boas, and wear stupid goggles. Seems dumb but at least they weren't invisible and it works on drunken girls. I'm not suggesting you dress like a clown day to day, but be the best dressed guy in your peer group.

Be attractive. If you can't be attractive, lift. And after that, find another reason for people to talk about you.

Become famous for something.

As a man, don't be afraid to take up space.

Manspread your life.

Get used to being the centre of attention.

Be loud - Your opinions matter.

Be visible - You're a predator, not someone who needs to hide.

Connect with people.

In your mind you're being polite by not bothering people. The reality is you're coming across as rude, snobbish and stuck up.

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Title The meek inherit nothing.
Author HappyScribe
Upvotes 489
Comments 56
Date August 11, 2019 12:54 PM UTC (3 years ago)
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[–]rpsheepdog127 points128 points  (5 children) | Copy Link

The thing about men as a whole is there usually speaking are a ton of "good" guys out there. They legitimately do want to work hard, have a woman who loves them, be a good friend and help you, etc. The problem is that, like OP is saying, they've been told that just working hard will get them what they want when in reality its just not the case. The problem is that there is a fine line between being seen as a douche or ass-kisser and properly networking and having good respect from others

[–]Nicolas063158 points59 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

It is better to be successful and rough on the angles than to fail and be polished. Nobody care of that last one.

[–]umizumiz2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Never heard that before... I like it. INTERNALIZED!

[–]MeansToABenz18 points19 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

People can accept failure but generally they cannot accept not trying.

This post reminds me of the legend of Sysyphus, who is a man continually punished by the gods for attempting to roll a rock up a hill. No matter how hard he tried, the rock would roll back down the hill and he would have to restart from the bottom.

Essentially it is better to be remembered for trying as opposed to not being remembered at all.

[–]wanderer77928 points29 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

" Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American. "

-Gen. Patton

It sounds like some bullshit to rile up some dudes who were probably scared stiff. Which it probably was. But I've found it to be true. When you're winning everyone loves you. When you're losing everyone talks about you behind your back. Watching sports commentators is a good example - when someone is losing they will talk endlessly about what he's doing wrong. When he's winning they'll talk about why. Truth is in both cases they don't really know, and a lot of what makes you win can't really be explained that simply. You have to learn it for yourself.

In fact a guy who tries hard and loses is badmouthed while a guy who wins without effort is lauded for his work ethic. Sucks but that is the truth.

So losing when not trying is unacceptable, but losing while trying is also unacceptable. You just have to win, whatever way you can, if you want to win most people over. I'd take rather just not worry so much whether people like you. Some would say you should win for your own sake, I say that's fine, if that's what you want.

The thing to do is to find out what you want and then go for that, and to hell with what other people think. And when you are losing look around and see who is still there believing in you, if there is anyone. Those are your friends. Everyone else is irrelevant.

[–]usernamechex0wt39 points40 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

There’s some truth to this especially in tech. Was drinking with managers last week (all females) and they made it pretty clear that appearance while not a major factor, plays apart, making it known they like working in an environment with attractive people who also know how to bullshit and be vocal.

[–]AllThatJack38 points39 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

THIS

I cannot over emphasize the relevance of this post. I built a career out of thin air and experienced much that people around me didn’t. Witnessed many colleagues in the middle of raising their young ones, going back to school because their careers were stalled.

I worked, harder on my personality, speaking/presentation skills, communications, than any area of my skill sets next to my technical knowledge. It paid off. I took advantage of every opportunity around me and was able to move far beyond my expectations.

All of this, in an effort to transform from an introvert to an extrovert and it worked. I found many mentors along the way and it was a hell of a journey.

The SUPERSTARS are there because they put it all on the line, swallow their fear and move forward. They raise their hands for every opportunity and when they fall flat on their faces get back up and do it again.

Damn fine post HappyScribe. Damn fine. These are the nuggets that make RedPill worthy of reading. For all the guy’s hyper focused on getting some? Focus on your life. Women will line up because most people simply DON”T.

My biggest challenge in the last ten years, especially five, ready to settle down again (yeah don’t go there, 54, I’ve had my fun) is finding a woman who is worthy of my attention.

Big picture, build a life you can be proud of whether you are alone or surrounded by a harem and an entourage. At the end of the day, the substance you put into your existence will outlast any of the above.

Thanks for this, great read

[–]NigerianChad0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

What kind of career? If you don't mind me asking.

[–]2INNASKILLZ2K1818 points19 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

You have to make your wants and needs a priority. You have to be ASSERTIVE. Don't sit back, work hard, be agreeable and expect it all to come.

It"s not Redpill, it's common sense. Don't assume people know what you want. TELL THEM.

Otherwise they will assume you're all good and happy.

Doing that can be hard for some. It risks rejection, failure, being vulnerable.

It's why you build value, display that value and make your wants and needs known.

I had a reminder recently with my boss. She was like 'wherr do you want to be?'.

At first, I was thinking 'wherr the fuck do you think? The top'.

I realised that she didn't KNOW this. I was clear in my job interview, and with upper management when I spoke to them. But I can't rely on Chinese whispers and assume what I want is passed on.

So what did I do? Wrote a 12 page report on various theory and models where I work, and included a page mission statement about where I want to be, and how I plan to get there.

Show willingness, show assertiveness, then back it the fuck up.

[–]johnwickwannabe 1 points [recovered]  (3 children) | Copy Link

Whatever you think about JP, his interpretation of that verse is pretty enlightening.

https://youtu.be/cct98wRv3SY

[–]Funkydirigidoo11 points12 points  (3 children) | Copy Link

This is good advice but I find it hard to follow because the louder you are, the more you are a target for competitors and for more work from your bosses. I'm not a huge guy and I don't want more work. Any further advice?

[–]beginner_9 points10 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Depends on your goals. Want to move up the ladder? Forget being meek and quiet. You will get nowhere. Wanna chill and do as little as possible for as much money as possible? It's possible. Just be aware you will have 0 protection and since no one knows you, you the first target for layoffs.

[–]umizumiz5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

This is no joke.

NEVER allow yourself to be like everyone else, even if career means little to you.

[–]umizumiz6 points7 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I have zero career aspirations. I knew what industry I wanted into(aviation) and got into it. I take opportunities as they arise. I take classes if I need them to progress. But I have no goal. I just want to keep moving forward with my career, at what pace doesn't matter. I make good money and it's guaranteed to continue increasing(so long as I am with the company, at least).

All of my goals and aspirations are outside of work.

Nothing wrong with that, so long as you aren't a grocery store cashier with this mentality.

In my mid-20s, I ran an engine maintenance program for a fleet of 45 airplanes for the Air Force. All by "going with the flow" and TAKING the opportunities that naturally came.

I don't like work. I like being off work. That's where my "life" is

But I make good money, have status with my career, great hours, benefits, etc.

Before though, I had to bust my fucking ass to get here. But that's all I wanted. "In the door", with a good salary. The rest will come in due time.

[–]DeChef28 points9 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Manspread your life.

Gold right here, you’ve got me laughing.

[–]FiveStarTendieDinner22 points23 points  (9 children) | Copy Link

Life is about dominance. The sex comes with it. Lesser and inferior men are your tools.

[–]peterokng7 points8 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

A wise man once said ,"everything is about sex except sex,sex is about power."

[–]Project_Zero_Betas2 points3 points  (7 children) | Copy Link

And wirefraud is the tool of lesser and inferior men.

[–]FiveStarTendieDinner5 points6 points  (6 children) | Copy Link

You would know from experience.

[–]Project_Zero_Betas0 points1 point  (5 children) | Copy Link

Imagine being so LV that the only way for you to feel just an iota better about yourself is to have /u/observationalhumor commit multiple state and federal felonies to better your feelings. Sad.

[–]FiveStarTendieDinner3 points4 points  (4 children) | Copy Link

What the fuck are you on about? I don't care about you or that other faggot.

[–]Project_Zero_Betas1 point2 points  (3 children) | Copy Link

Sorry I was projecting a bit

[–]FiveStarTendieDinner4 points5 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

Project your worthless ass into traffic

[–]Thunderbird932 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

To you its "alpha" to come off as an asshole? Chill the fuck out he apologized

[–]TemplesOfSyrinx20 points21 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

"Be visible - You're a predator, not someone who needs to hide"

Shitty metaphor. The best predators are the ones that stay hidden.

[–]RelucBeam2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

'Ackchyually' the metaphor does work.

The best predators wait for the right moment before going for what they want.

If you stay hidden, you wont be able to actively go for what you want.

[–]red__Man5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

best shit i read today.. thanks man

[–]GardenofBeden4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

This post came at an amazing time. I'm trying to pull off the rest of the dead skin from the guy I don't want to be anymore and I think this is really what I needed to see.

[–]L3onard33 points4 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

To the quiet ones out there: Be visible

The key here is that you can do both. You can cultivate a presence without being loud.

[–]Thunderbird930 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Its a bullshit post in my opinion. Guys here elevate pussy to the max and play pretend alpha. Lol like James Simons strives for publicity? He simply uses his mathematical acumen to dominate financial markets and keeps his strategies secret.

[–]strikethrough1236 points7 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

While being a quiet outcast isn’t ideal, neither is being an obnoxious asshole. I’ve been both. There’s a middle-ground.

[–]beginner_6 points7 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Or the constant whiner. You know the type. No one takes him serious. No one would ever promoted him.

[–]NoFaithInThisSub 1 points [recovered]  (1 child) | Copy Link

The meek inherit nothing

The Greek word used for meek is "praus" which is not interpenetrated properly.

This difficult-to-translate root (pra-) means more than "meek." Biblical meekness is not weakness but rather refers to exercising God's strength under His control – i.e. demonstrating power without undue harshness.

If you believe all the feminist than yes, its being a weakling. If you believe what God says, its strength bought under control.

Other writers have pointed out that the Greek word "praus" (πραεῖς) was used to define a horse trained for battle. Wild stallions were brought down from the mountains and broken for riding. Some were used to pull wagons, some were raced, and the best were trained for warfare. They retained their fierce spirit, courage, and power, but were disciplined to respond to the slightest nudge or pressure of the rider’s leg. They could gallop into battle at 35 miles per hour and come to a sliding stop at a word. They were not frightened by arrows, spears, or torches. Then they were said to be meeked.

Otherwise a good post.

[–]throwwayhubu8 points9 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Put a big asterisk on this. In the post-modern world, appearance and oppinion is everything, but the real world still exists and it values hard workers and results, hell its why a guy like Trump can get elected and people somehow feel like some sort of wrong has been righted. However, you have guys in this world molded like a Patton, and if u deliver for people like that then you will be an eternal rockstar of value to the world.

If you are in a group of proper people, dont BS to shine. In a group of modern tards, put 99% into BS to shine.

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

I like what're saying and you're absolutely right. You can't succeed in life by just existing and doing whatever. You can't reach the end by moseying along. You have to actually invest in it. We're alive, so get to living. Or, I guess, if you're like me and just don't really care enough about such things, don't bother and let life carry you along. Eh, I'll get into it when I get to sleep on time for once.

Actually, "the meek shall inherit the Earth" is commonly misunderstood. At the time the Bible was written, "meek" meant "controlled strength". Not throwing it around, but using it when and where it is best suited.

[–]Charmingaxelotl1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Manspread your life. I fucking love that.

[–]swampbastard14151 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

“Meek” was actually mid-translated it meant “disciplined” - the “disciplined” inherit the earth

[–]EmirSc1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I'm reading the laws of power and this is one of them, "what you don't see, it doesn't exist"

[–]otter6461a1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

“It’s not the earth the meek inherit, it’s the dirt.”

-Mordred, in Camelot

[–]datingapppro1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Manspread your life is great haha

Seriously. Be you, be big, and never apologize for it

[–]shaggyctes881 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I learnt this the Hard way, both in life and in Work.

The truth about any covert contract is it's bullshit

That phrase alone sums up all my job experience. Great advices OP

[–]centaursg1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Great advice.. In my experience (I work in tech), I see lot of "loud talkers" making their way up. But they get stalled pretty quick. What I have seen is that if someone has the technical knowledge and is able to project himself they grow a lot faster. There are lot of people who are good with technical knowledge but are always in the background. These guys don't get anything. So to go from 5.5 to 7.5 you need to loud talk even if its plain bullshit and to go from 5.5 to 9.5 you need to be knowledgeable and able to loud talk while keeping bullshitting to minimum.

Being knowledgeable is to work hard and understand. You do this in the background. You put in the work, take up challenging work and learn things. Personally for me , I got this. I have been working for sometime in the same team and I know good amount of relevant details.

Being a good speaker takes some time where you are able to convey your thoughts in a confident manner. This is where I`m struggling but making progress by tracking and observing myself during interactions. Observing others during interactions. One easy way is to see how other people interact and try to mimic them.

Another thing that is essential in addition to the above is to not be afraid to fail or make comments that are incorrect. Of course you dont want to get simple things incorrect which will do more harm.

Good Luck !

[–]jinbe120 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

You're absolutely correct in this matter. I'm in the same boat, fortunately I've got a few mentors with much more experience than I have.

[–]THEdirtyDotterFUCKr1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I would have to disagree to a point.

... put your head down, don't cause trouble, work hard and the rewards will come".

This to me reads as gazelle blending into the grass to avoid being eaten (being eaten in the sense of a Chad swooping in and taking the female you were interested in)

Then there is the quiet blending into the shadows BECAUSE YOU ARE A FUCKING TIGER and stalking your prey. (not the creeper stalking) but watching for an opening to swoop in and steal a female out from under beta-too-quiet-to-make-a-move

learn to be quiet

A. it adds mystery B. you learn more by keeping your mouth shut

[–]Endorsed Contributormonsieurhire21 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

I just saw good ole Jordan Peterson talking about how "meek" means those who know how to use their swords but choose to keep them sheathed most of the time unless they determine that it is absolutely necessary to use them. So, yeah, THOSE meek would naturally inherit the earth as opposed to the bloodthirsty.

[–]Skypier0 points1 point  (9 children) | Copy Link

The Bible would like to say something about this.

[–]vplatt0 points1 point  (8 children) | Copy Link

And when in Rome, no? Sure, be meek in church. Be humble when you have something to learn. But the rest of the time? Maybe own the room when in your wheelhouse and know when that is. Otherwise, STFU, right?

[–]Skypier0 points1 point  (7 children) | Copy Link

I see, I was wondeing if Redpill/MGTOW was compatible with Christianity.

[–]bigtimestims 1 points [recovered]  (5 children) | Copy Link

It's not. Christianity is about being a good little productive bitch, this stuff isn't.

[–]Skypier 1 points [recovered]  (4 children) | Copy Link

Uh oh, well what if I agree with MGTOW and Redpill but am Christian?

[–]bigtimestims 1 points [recovered]  (1 child) | Copy Link

Then you're not a part of mainstream Christianity...go find a local church and see what they think about things like game, judging a woman on her sexual past, and being open to uncommitted sex.

[–]Skypier0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Well I guess going monk is the only way to do it. A small price for salvation

[–]Thunderbird930 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy Link

Spinning plates isn't sexual immorality to you?

[–]Skypier0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Well it is, I don't deny it. I mean I agree with redpill idea but I won't practice conflicting/ overlapping parts. Cause bitches are toxic

[–]FinancierGuru0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

That manspeading works until you get eaten. By the bigger fish.

These days, sometimes women are the bigger fish.

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

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