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Why Live?

July 16, 2018

Hello all. Been a couple of years ago since I read and learned about the Red Pill.

  • I'll keep it brief. I wanted to ask something different. I have several simple yet difficult questions to ask. While I understand everyone has their own raison d'etre, I was hoping you guys would be able to shed some light on several issues I've been pondering about.

(1) Why do you men live?

  • I long ago swallowed the red pill and come to terms with the nature of women. The issue isn't women. Its something else entirely. I understand, we men have to live for our own life's mission. That said, what happens when your life mission or reason doesn't resonate with you once more and everything you once hold dear, feels so hollow? What is there to actually live for besides our own mission in life? Recently, I feel like I couldn't care less about anything. No one understands the pain and ennui I go through, this void of emptiness on why should we continue to live. Friendship feels like such a lie and I'm tired of it. I hate this existential crisis of mine. I feel very lost. I want to so very much to be free and successful in my own way. I want my life to mean something. I want to win. I want to be my own master. What should I do?

(2) Why bother about anything?

  • Its said that men are the creators of civilization and I agree with that. The problem comes when men have grown tired and disillusioned with the world around us, till they no longer become creators of civilization. Who cares? Let the world burn and collapse for all I care.. that's what I would think. Why would it matter? Why should we even care to do what is right?

Not sure what I'm honestly searching for. There are very few times in my life I ask for help and advice, this is perhaps one of those times. I never had a good father figure and I've done my best so far all these years on my own. I thought I was strong enough. However, its tough to stay sane and motivated, let alone be successful in life. I have to admit to myself, I need help and advice. Would deeply appreciate any help or advice from everyone here. Thank you.

Note: I'm asking for advice and I'm down-voted? I am not breaking any rules as far as I've read. You either give me constructive advice or scram.

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Title Why Live?
Author yellowmonkeyzx93
Upvotes 0
Comments 9
Date July 16, 2018 2:18 PM UTC (4 years ago)
Subreddit /r/askTRP
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[–]Endorsed ContributorFeralRed6 points7 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Why Live?

What's the other option?

So why not live?

Why bother? Same answer. Don't bother and kill yourself/ be a sad sack of useless shit. Nobody cares.

So why not bother? Play the game. What else you gonna do?

[–]yellowmonkeyzx93[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

You have a cynical way with words. Appreciate the pep talk. Thanks.

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

Its said that men are the creators of civilization and I agree with that. The problem comes when men have grown tired and disillusioned with the world around us, till they no longer become creators of civilization. Who cares? Let the world burn and collapse for all I care.. that's what I would think.

You would think that because you are a weak beta shit stain lacking sufficient levels of testosterone. Real men, when disillusioned with their society burn it to the ground and build a new fucking civilization in its place. How do you think America came about?

[–]yellowmonkeyzx93[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Real men, when disillusioned with their society burn it to the ground and build a new fucking civilization in its place.

You know.. as mad as it sounds, I'm beginning to think that makes some sense. Thanks.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (4 children) | Copy Link

I asked myself this last night. If I had a gun the pain would be swift. But I'd probably not go through with it.

Today I was riding down the escalator. Woman said excuse me and brushed passed me. But she looks back briefly at me and then continued.

You see... I've lost a little weight recently. And to have girls look back, that's one good indicator of progress, false or not.

But if you give up now, you'll never know what that feels like. And if you have been given everything in your life, you may not have noticed or be as gratified at these little things.

And then there's complimenting a girl at her drawing. And how she smiled and don't think you're a sack of shit.

One step at a time. There are just little unexpected things in life to be grateful for.

[–]yellowmonkeyzx93[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy Link

Thanks man. I can relate to your experience. Thanks for sharing and kudos to you! You've been kind.

Its not those things. I mean.. why live at all? If I wanted to live for those, I wouldn't be feeling like this. I'm grateful for what I do have.. nevertheless, I feel my life is empty. Sure, the red pill helped and I remember several members said somewhere that the red pill offered us the means to our own life's freedom. Yet, even if I'm there, somehow, life just feels empty. If at the end, we will still die and we can't bring our accomplishments and possessions with us, why strive so hard?

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

Thanks! I feel like the purpose of living is not something I could intellectualize and just straight up tell you.

The truth is somedays I just go through the motions without feeling much. And truth is I relate a lot to you too. At least, my father wasn't exactly "around" for most of my life.

But after the pity party... I have to say... It's not that we need our accomplishments and possessions to be with us after death. It's more about the feeling of accomplishing and earning possessions. And this feeling of winning in life... I can't really just tell you how it feels like.

Winning in life is like a breath of fresh air from the sometimes mundane existence you'll get if you solely focus on the present moment. Sometimes this "hope" for more is what strives me to go after the things I want. Sometimes it's the fear of being homeless and being undignified that causes me to want to over-achieve.

It's not that I need excessive things or accomplishments... it's more of the thrill of the chase. I realize these emotions I have... and I try to bring them out by my actions so I have a purpose for living. Whether it's the hope of scoring a million dollars in one go from work or learning a new scale pattern on the piano...

I think one of the biggest motivator I have is the emotional experience of just being respected and well liked by people from my accomplishments... it's just not something I can tell you I'm afraid.

[–]yellowmonkeyzx93[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy Link

The purpose of life is a life of purpose, so someone wiser than us said. At least, that's what I'd like to believe.

Perhaps you're right. Winning in life, and earning them, hope and being respected for who you are is such a wonderful feeling, I totally agree with you there. Yet, I don't want to be someone I am not. I don't want to do something I hate and lose myself, that gets people's respect. Yes, sometimes we have to do necessary things. That said, I don't want to live a lie of a life that I don't care about.

Sincerely, thank you, kind sir. You've gotten me thinking and feeling a little inspired to pick myself up again. I'd like to try what you've said. I seriously appreciate your honesty. To be honest, I thought I was certain bout many things in life. Now not so. I cannot understand how others can do it, especially living a life unexamined. Its why I appreciate your self awareness.

Thanks! I believe in rewarding good deeds. I have loads of ebooks.. any particular book(s) you're looking for?

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

Not particularly any ebooks haha. Just do me a favor and keep living.

I think being honest with yourself is extraordinarily important. I once was impressed with my cousin who has 2k friends or more on FB. Know what he said? "It's just a facade." I suppose, most people on there don't know the real him.

And I think that's one thing people crave. They want to be liked by what they really are, not by the first impression they gave. They want people to understand the depth of their characters and their actions.

So if you attempt to solve this problem for yourself, I think you'll be a much happier man even if you don't arrive at the "perfect" solution. Again, it may be a struggle, and in the end it may not even be worth it materialistically... but the adventure and shift in perspective is bound to have some personal (and unexpected) value. And perhaps the action will propel you to live life (after-all, we don't go into a complex problem and usually come out with the same perspective.)

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

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