Here is a further collection of advice on successful manhood, continued from our main section on Being a Man.
"Not my circus, not my clowns."
"confidence is quiet. insecurities are loud."
"It's not the grades you make, but the hands you shake"
these are the 3 most important sentences to say in life:
1) I'm sorry.
2) I forgive you.
3) I love you.
Just think what a better place the world would be if we used those three sentences a little more.
"Do what you've got to do, so you can do what you want to do."
Bad companions bring bad luck.
America was founded by tough Hell-raisers that evaded taxes,grew tobacco,smuggled weapons,brewed spirits,and stood against tyranny.
"You can't impose decency, honesty, good behavior, or responsibility. They are in the culture, or they are not. If they are, you don't need laws, police, and supervision. If they are not, laws won't much help."
You can accomplish things you never thought you could possibly do if you go past the limits of what you previously thought you could do, on a regular basis.
If she says, "do whatever you want", under no circumstances do whatever you want.
Liberals didn't change any minds - they changed the voters.
-Ann Coulter at humanevents.com
The truth about government is that it consists almost entirely of people who simply aren't good enough to get real day jobs.
-Texas Arcane at vault-co.blogspot.com
I always think it's a good rule of thumb, don't ever do anything the government wants you to do.
-Lew Rockwell, http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/11/no_author/dont-send-your-kids-to-college/
"God prepares great men for great tasks by great trials." - J.K. Gressett
For every dollar lost, there's a dollar earned.
Loving your son is much more than acceptance. It's directing him in the way of truth even when he is in error.
You deserve to be mislead if your so smart that you can't think outside your own reality.
"The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book." --Northrop Frye
Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you're being had.
Let's be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus. There is no such thing as consensus science. If it's consensus, it isn't science. If it's science, it isn't consensus. Period. — Michael Crichton on the myth of global warming- A lecture at the California Institute of Technology
"Fear of death will not prevent dying - but it may prevent living."
"I have never been taken with the idea of selling a gun. When you possess a firearm, you possess something of importance. If you trade it for cash, you have lost it - and the cash in your hand will soon be gone. Sell something else!"
- Col Jeff Cooper
Do at least one thing extremely well: specialize.
Versatility equals compromise. Like a Swiss Army Knife, "it's good for some and great for none," as a friend once said.
Never talk on a cell phone, always have your shoes tied, and always look as 'hard' as you can. Source
Sometimes following the law is for fools.
"If you send your children to welfare schools, they will get welfare education. Why is everyone still surprised by this fact?"
"Stop being stupid. Stop calling them liberals. They are not liberal. They are tyrants, in this case most likely a communist. Stop playing their game and using gentle words to describe monstrous beliefs. Take back our language. Call them what they are - tyrants."
"There go the atheists once again, trying to prove a universal negative that God did not, does not or cannot exist anywhere in the universe, in any dimension. To be 100% certain of that would make them a god themselves. A universal negative cannot be proven and is illogical."
"Another educator who got suckered by the ACLU and their atheist wackos with their separation of church and state bullcrap. The lies spouted by the liberals today about this so-called separation is a far cry from what Jefferson wrote about a long time ago. A far cry. The early American government even had church services in government buildings and used taxpayer money to publish Bibles. Get educated, liberals and atheists. Don't be anti-Christian."
"We have managed to get God out of school. What about the Devil?"
"Public school teachers are nothing more than missionaries of the progressive/secular religion. If you are liberal, then you might think it's OK to have your child indoctrinated by such missionaries. If not, then why on earth are you sending your child to a public school?"
"Home School whenever possible and daily digilence when not possible." Source
"If you cannot save money, the seeds of greatness are not in you."
"Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything."
-billionaire W. Clement Stone, founder of Combined Insurance
Tradition is what the present calls those regions of the past that it retains, that it cherishes and needs. Contrary to the progressivist caricature, tradition is not the domination of the present by the past. It is the domination of the past by the present—the choice that we make to preserve and to love old things because we have discovered in them resources for contemporary sustenance and up-to-the-minute illumination.
Leon Wieseltier at newrepublic.com
You should always beware a man that seeks to deny your access to knowledge, for in his heart he seeks to be your master.
On Selling firearms:
Grandfather and father taught me : "how can you build an arsenal if you sell a gun to replace a gun"
I've never heard of buyer remorse (unless they didn't know what they were buying to begin with). But I have heard of sellers remorse.
I passed a guy in a suit who was on the phone saying: "Worst case scenario, I still look damn good."
"If its not good than its just not good." My friend told me this after he asked how my drink was and i replied "its alright"
http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1lbldn/reddit_what_is_the_most_unintentionally_profound/cbxysp5 (Don't settle for mediocrity or half-best.)
"If you are faced with two options, take the third option." Surprisingly, it really helps me to think outside the box.
"it's sometimes better to be kind than right."
Make yourself better. Hell, make yourself the best. What's so doggone hard about that? Nothing. The one word I would use to describe my personal life is not "easy", the word I would use is "better". Better than 5 years ago, better than 2 years ago, better than last year, and better than yesterday.
There are no rules, there are only laws. Follow the laws and break the rules.
Money buys comfort, comfort is not happiness, or satisfaction. While it is good to be comfortable it is more satisfying to be happy.
On your first date, don't go to a fancy restaurant. The girl will be more interested in the place than in you.
Don't take abuse at work. And don't get so dependent on a job that you have to suffer abuse. If you have a boss that screams yells and insults you, quit. And always be able to be able to quit.
Don't be half assed with your vices. If you eat steak, don't eat at McDonalds. If you smoke, don't smoke Marlboro. If you like pretty women, don't hire them off the street corner.
Life gives you what you settle for.
Pretending to be someone else has two negatives - you attract people you don't like and you cannot attract people you would rather be around.
Your thoughts are limited by your vocabulary.
Do not be afraid to take advice from those that have tried something and failed. Do not take it from those who have never tried anything.
Make sure you marry somebody you want your kids to act like.
Nothing will be done. There are few men left in this country. Fifty years of unrelenting propaganda. A castrated nation.
...boys start surfing porn when they are what, about 11? They continue to view porn through college and into adulthood, which is not real, for many years after. I know many 32 year old men who visit strip bars weekly and still view porn.
They learn to only "get it up" for anorexic, size 2 blonde women with fake boobs, huge implanted lips, theater makeup and the golden triangle thigh gap.
About 1% of women can be attractive to the average white male porn watcher.
WE ALL CAN'T RECREATE THAT IMAGE.
So....there are a lot of women who don't fit this profile. Where do they go for male companionship? We have not fat, but fuller thighs, natural breasts, brown hair, bouncy parts, and sometimes a high IQ.
...normal pretty women have a hard time arousing most men who are used to the fake blonde porn stars.
That might be something for you guys to consider.
Men need to stop viewing porn. I think it is being used to indoctrinate you and keep you from forming loving relationships and having babies with normal women.
eat red meat
approach the attractive women in real life…and not the fake life of the internet
take calculated risks
take testosterone supplements
do productive things
caring less about my feelings
improving body language, posture, voice
and smile like my avatar
"NO, YOU ARE NOT LOST. YOU ARE TRESPASSING. TURN AROUND NOW."
"Take me to the brig, I want to meet the real Marines."
- General "Chesty" Puller, USMC
One day: take me to the camp, I want to meet the real Americans.
Don't make yourself useful, make yourself invaluable. There are thousands of useful people, but be the one person that the company couldn't stand with out.
"one thing I'm seeing is our culture has decided that shocking amounts of narcissism are are OK. Everybody thinks they're special because their parents told them that for years. Everyone has self esteem that is higher than is justified because their parents were lead to believe that self esteem is a requirement for success (it isn't, actually, and studies have shown it. Self esteem is not the fuel that creates success, it is the result of successes). Thus, parents told their children how wonderful they were when they really weren't.
Take a look around at modern advertising, especially in social media. Facebook is practically designed to promote narcissistic tendencies.
These people think they are God's gift to creation. As a result, the middle class and rich kids think their parents owe them something and the poor kids think Uncle Sam owes them something."
…a man's enjoyment of all good things is in exact proportion to the pains he has undergone to gain them. Toil is the seasoning of delight; without desire and longing, no dish, however costly, could be sweet.
"When the interests of mankind are at stake, they will obey with joy the man whom they believe to be wiser than themselves."
"I will continue to evaluate people, as most of us human beings do, based upon the content of their character and the integrity and personal values they display. I see no reason to give anyone – of any race – a free pass because of their complexion. Supremacists...of any race are generally not superior; they're evil.
Prove that you're worthwhile, I say. That's the load we all must carry. All of us."
- VTX from http://theulstermanreport.com/2013/07/24/alert-barack-obamas-forced-integration-plan-coming-soon-to-your-neighborhod/
there are three things you can do in any situation: accept it, change it, or leave it.
"Trust but verify."
"If you want a motorcycle, buy it before you have kids."
Always have at least three jobs to do on your list.
Put 100% into everything you do.
There is no "fair" in business, you are playing to kill.
Never expect a single person to do a single thing for you.
Never sacrifice your dreams for anyone or anything for any reason. You will regret it."
"Business is not personal. Never cry and moan about business. It is about money - not your feelings."
"Never loan money to family or friends you couldn't afford to give them as a gift.
Never go into business with family or friends.
Never loan tools or vehicles to anybody and expect to get them back in the condition you lent them.
Never borrow tools or vehicles from family or friends, go rent it.
Learn a skill or trade that is not taught in college.
Never take back a woman that cheated on you.
Set aside 5% of your take home pay and when you have enough saved to buy a gold coin buy one, and repeat."
"Take care of your health while you are young because as you grow older it becomes much harder to do, eventually it will catch up to you."
"Head up, shoulders back, make good eye contact, good firm hand shake.
let your yes be yes and your no be no.
stand up for what you believe"
"When something goes wrong, fix it right away. While you are procrastinationg on the original problem, 2 more will occur, then you will have a bunch of shit to deal with all at once. This rule works in powers of 10. Ask me how I know."
"Don't set yourself up where you have to rely on a girlfriend or her family for your daily survival. She'll hold it over you and you'll never have a good relationship."
"When you find "The One" you should definitely pursue her. Make sure your dating includes spending lots of time with her family over the holidays. Remember that you are marrying into her family. And whatever goes on among them is probably perceived as "normal" by her."
"Before you become engaged take a week to just disappear and really think this one through. Let her know why you're taking off and roughly when you'll be back. If she can't handle a week without any contact, there's your sign. If she goes out partying with her friends while you're gone, there's your sign. Come home a day earlier than you told her. Don't move in together until you marry."
"Buy a good pistol, an AR15, and a shotgun. Plan on keeping them."
"Avoid debt like it's VD."
"And most importantly; find and join a good Bible-based church. Allow yourself to be held accountable among your peers there. We are all accountable to someone for our actions. If you think you're not you're a fool. Many young men are fools."
"Don't get tats. If you do get one, stop at one."
"You'll attract way more quality women in a properly fitted polo shirt and a pair of dockers than you will with your 5.11 pants."
Treat others as you would wish to be treated. Take personal responsibility and don't look for someone or something to blame. It's been said that a pessimist has the more accurate world view but the optimist is happier, your choice.
"99% of success in life entails:
1. Simply showing up.
2. Doing your very best
3. Don't quit."
Own a good pair of worn in boots.
Learn to get dirty, learn by getting dirty.
Anything worth doing, is worth doing right -- don't half ass it.
Real men aren't the guys who dip, drink whiskey, get into fights, and have no manners. That old man that still holds his wife's hand after 50 years of marriage and cried when he became a grandpa is a real man.
A box of condoms is cheaper than a child.
Carry a good knife.
Don't be afraid to have opinions, but listen to others' too.
Argue facts or don't argue at all.
Appearance is everything.
When you walk into a room make sure your head is up, back straight, and you walk tall.
Own good tools, know how to use them.
Know basic plumbing, electrical work, auto work, and carpentry.
If you don't dance, and that pretty little girl asks you to dance, then just DANCE -- ain't going to hurt you any.
Own at least one suit. Doesn't have to be fancy, just make sure it fits.
Look people in the face when you talk to them, but always keep your eyes peeled to everything around you.
Laws of Self Responsibility and Unintended Consequences -- learn them.
Get dirty, scrape some knees, get a couple splinters, earn some scratches, drip some blood. Then wipe the dirt of your face and keep going.
It'll all be OK in the end and if it's not OK then it's not the end.
"Do not be afraid of women. Sometimes you get opportunities, other times you make them."
"When a woman is telling you about a problem, keep your mouth shut and listen. The natural reaction is to want to help them solve it, they don't want you to solve it. Just listen and if you must speak just assure them that you are there to support them. Trust me, this will save making the situation worse and a lot of arguments."
"If you have any dreams at all...pursue them when you are young. Marriage, kids, mortgage, etc...they are not bad things, and can give very happy lives...but they are not dreams.
If you ever wanted to Summer in Europe, or hike the Appalachian Trail, or tromp through South American jungles, or work for years in the Peace Corps...do it now. Do it soon.
Do not make excuses--for anything. Everything you ever wanted, or dreamed about, will be there when you get back--except your youth, and chances."
"Don't talk about your guns, money, or women."
"Learn how to dress well."
"Never get your meat where you get your bread. (That is, don't date someone you work with.)"
"Learn how things work. This has already been covered. But this is where my old man really shined. He rarely hired anyone to repair his stuff. And of course I was always there helping him, so I naturally picked up mechanical knowledge. But it isn't knowledge you're after (at least initially), its a mindset. Try to be as self reliant as possible. If that means tearing into your clothes dryer with a $10 H.F. multimeter, so be it. You'll learn a lot."
"Learn how to cook. Not for the women, but for yourself. Don't be one of those poor schmucks that buys Hamburger Helper."
"Be polite, and take responsibility for yourself and your actions."
"Work out or do some training/physical exercise."
"Protect your eyes and ears."
"Wait until marriage, read the KJV at least once all the way through. Buy a swiss army knife."
"This too shall pass"
"Always be good to animals, women, and children. The only times it's ok to kill an animal are if you plan to eat it, if it's a true pest, and in defense of yourself or others."
"There is no dishonor or defeat in apologizing."
"If you borrow something, treat it better than if it was your own, and ALWAYS put it back where you got it."
"If you break something that doesn't belong to you, replace it."
"Your fate is in your hands."
"Time passes quickly. Don't waste time. Time is the stuff that life is made of."
"Plan a career. Don't settle for a job."
"Learn to cook. You do not want to get married just for sex and meals. You are looking for love, not just sex, and there is a difference."
"Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy."
"be nice the not so pretty girls... in a few years, they will be f*cking hot, and remember that, and u will score big time...
dont be a assh*le... any time u see someone do something and u think to your self "what a dick".... dont act that way...
showing off will get u hurt or worse... it never fails...."
"Always look out for your friends and family, but never expect anything in return."
"Save your money. That fancy car may look nice, but the down payment on a house is much nicer. In fact, learn money management. Period. Nothing says "child" like the inability to manage your own funds. Start saving at your first paycheck."
"Pay yourself first.
Economies are cyclical.....It will get better and worse
Material objects can be replaced
It is only money, you can make more"
"Don't wait to be told what to do.
If you see a problem that needs to be resolved, don't whine about it, just resolve it.
Own up to your mistakes and learn from them.
Don't break promises or do anything to damage your reputation, your reputation is priceless.
Reduce consumption, increase production."
"Don't wrestle with pigs. Everyone gets dirty and the pigs enjoy it too much."
"If you are a whiny, angst-ridden, complaining wimp then by all means keep it to yourself - there is nothing less becoming in a man."
"If you think you can, or think you can't, you're probably right."
"Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody's watching."
"Walk on the traffic side of your woman when walking down the street."
"Don't curse around kids or women. You aren't helping your kids and you are being disrespectful to the women."
"The real judge of what kind of person someone is has more to do with how they are when they are at their worst than how they are when they are at their best. You really don't know a person's true character until you have seen them in adversity. This is true of friends, co-workers, and women that you date. Also, in the case of women, pay attention to their mothers. Most women, to a large degree, become their mothers."
"Protect your ears."
"When a woman breaks up with you, turn around and walk away. Acting all heartbroken and torn up will *not* get her back, it'll simply cost you your dignity."
"Listen more than you speak."
"Advice on women: If your the one 'holding on', it's time to let go and move on."
"Wear a collared shirt if you are going anywhere where people might see you.
T-shirts are for the beach, playing ball, or working outside. Men built the Hoover Dam in 3-pc suits, you can wear a damn polo to the store.
Learn how to form a complete, proper sentence. Never use "text speak." Never. Even when you text.
Learn how to sew, even if its just a button."
"Video Games are for kids. Unless you have kids, then they are fun. With kids.
Learn how to fix stuff. If you dont know, find out, that way you will know next time.
Buy a decent set of tools. Used is fine.
Carry a pocket knife. Always.
Wear a watch. Always.
Don't be a bitch. Always."
"Hold your head up and your shoulders high when you walk like you own the place.
Don't be a smart ass but speak affirmatively.
Make good eye contact and do NOT be intimated by todays ball less females."
"Nothing in this world is free. Anybody offering you something free is looking to score off of you."
"Pay attention to two things when looking for a job: Grooming and Punctuality. These two items are ENORMOUSLY more important than you can imagine."
"if you did it, admit it, and take care of it."
Never allow your emotions to dictate your actions.
"1. injuries don't heal 100% and will come back to see you in 20 years.
2. 20 years isn't that far away."
"Taking complete personal responsibility for yourself, and the mastering of dangerous things, will help you become a real man - not just an adult-aged male."
"Play stupid games, win stupid prizes."
"What women love about them [bad boys] is their ATTITUDE. The attitude dictates that you don't care whether she comes, stays, lays, or prays. I mean whatever happens, your toes are still tappin'. Now when you got that, then you have the attitude."
"I don't know a single black person who is being repressed, depressed, oppressed, or anything close by white people. The only people I see keeping the 'black man down' are other black people."
- Forum member Durka-Durka, ar15.com
If you take a dog which is starving and feed him and make him prosperous, that dog will not bite you. This is the primary difference between a dog and a man.
- Mark Twain
"I eat well.
I sleep well. I used to never sleep. Sleeping is the key to ALL health.
I don't drink. Drinking is a depressant and has a lot of sugar.
I only engage with positive people. Even on this AMA i don't engage with people trying to bring me down. NEVER.
I read every day. 2 hours. Books. Not web.
I write 10 ideas a day. Doesn't matter what kind of ideas. The key is to get the idea muscle going.
I am every day grateful. If I start to slip into thinking about scarcity, i change to think about abundance. It is such a pleasure to do this.
Do all of the above for six months. I guarantee its like magic what happens then."
- James Altucher, http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1fssv7/i_am_james_altucher_founder_of_20_companies_17_of/cadhb1c
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
"Atheism can be defined in 3 sentences We come from nothing. We are here for no reason. We are going no-where."
- John1943, http://takimag.com/article/the_difference_between_killing_and_murder_alexander_fiske_harrison/page_2#axzz2SjLHUsQV
"Will Joining the Military Make You a Man?
Posted by Laurence Vance on April 28, 2013 01:43 PM
I still occasionally hear people say that young men should join the military so they can grow up and become men. But will joining the military make you a man? It might. But it might also, or might instead, make you a killer (in an unjust war or in America when you come home), a drug addict, a victim of suicide, an abuser of alcohol, a legless man, or a brain-injury basket case. Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler, a two-time Congressional Medal of Honor winner, said about military service: "Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service." If you want to be your own man, stay out of the military and work a real job--that will make you a man without baggage to carry around the rest of your life."
"I'm 58 yrs old, born and raised in the South. My grandfather owned and worked what was locally called a 'truck farm'. 100 acres of land upon which he raised dairy cows, beef cattle, chickens, pigs, cotton, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, squash, watermelon, beets, cabbage, onions, grapes, peaches, apples, pears, sugar cane, hay, etc. I remember the county agriculture agent coming around on a nearly monthly basis and trying to convince my grandfather to switch to growing only one item (example: all dairy cows or all corn). By going that route , he said my grandfather could concentrate on that one crop and buy modern equipment dedicated to one purpose. If my grandfather went from milking his present 16 milk cows by hand to 200 cows with modern electric milking equipment, he could make a much larger profit. Or if he gave up all other crops and switched to field corn, he could buy a big combine and again his profits would increase. The new modern equipment was very expensive and the agent would say don't worry about that you can take out a loan and pay it back out of the increase profits. The agent would always talk down to my grandfather, citing his college education as proof why my grandfather would be wise to listen to him. The more he talked, the angrier my grandfather would get and when his patience wore thin he would tell the agent to get off his land. When I asked my grandfather why he didn't try what the agent advised, I was told that when you put everything you have into raising just one crop, when that crop failed you had nothing. Life is constantly changing and we have to have different sources of income. If the boll weevils destroyed the cotton, we have the vegetables, fruits and dairy to sell. If a late freeze takes out the fruit trees, we still had vegetables, dairy, cotton and hogs bringing in money. Don't go into debt to the banks hoping you will get wealthy because if disaster strikes, the bank can take your land. My grandparents never took out a loan in their lives, never owed money to anybody (other than taxes). Everything they owned they paid cash for when they bought it. Yet our society looked down upon them as "poor dirt farmers".
It's all well and good that we have wealthy powerful people who are willing to advise us on how we should invest our blood, sweat and money. They can assure us their advice is trustworthy and if we do what they tell us, we will prosper. But in the end it comes down to you and your own efforts to provide for you and your family, now and in your old age. You want security, you want to be able to take care of yourself and your family... then make sure you are not going to lose everything when you suddenly find yourself unable to pay the bills. Concentrate on paying off the burden of debts. Look to bring in an income from not just your day job, but also from additional sources. Learn additional skills you can make money from. Develop a hobby which brings you pleasure and money and can be done outside the 9:00-5:00 routine. Your life is your's to control, your future security can be in your hands."
"Growing your own food is like printing your own money."
-Guerilla gardener Ron Finley from his TED Talk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EzZzZ_qpZ4w)
1. The world existed even before you were born. Be humble.
2. You are on your own, the world doesn't owe you anything. Man-up.
3. You'll not be here for too long. Carpe diem.
I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave.
H.L. Mencken, 1927 via Mike Vanderboegh at sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com
What your Mom won't tell you - You only have two options in life: 1). Play the hand you are dealt to the best of your abilities,. 2). Don't. Nothing more pathetic than reading someone bitch about how unfair and corrupt society is because they are not heir to the throne of Monte Carlo... Your ambitions are your own, if you can't satisfy them then it is you that has the problem. The rest of the world doesn't care if you we're never even here.
Black Markets, comment 3248560 at zerohedge.com
"Do you know of a man of God who boldly thunders against sin? Does his message ring, not of legalism, but of deep personal purity? Then run to his feet -- sit under his message, for he has the truth that will set you free. He is the true prophet of God, and he makes all other prophets tremble and fear. The pillow prophets despise him because he walks with truth in the inward parts."
- David Wilkerson, http://www.tscpulpitseries.org/english/undated/tspillow.html
"In a truly free country, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms would be the name of a convenience store, not a federal agency" - sig line from Ar15.com
"Nothing horrible was ever sold as a bad idea."
"If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough."
"If you want to live happily ever after, marry a girl who was strictly raised in a poor but pious household. "
"Do not call attention to yourself and invite the man into your life"
" I don't worry about getting even, I get ahead. "
Americans need guns because without them, Americans can never do what the nation's founding fathers did.
"One characteristic of a free society is that citizens trust their neighbors more than they trust the government. The liberalization of gun laws over the last two decades suggests that Americans retain a great deal of faith in freedom. Elites are the exact opposite. They fear the common man and trust government with absolute power."
"Don't wait for something to happen. Or suddenly you're 40 and nothing has happened."
"Avoid all debt unless absolutely necessary and especially debt with banks because they'll rob you every time".
"Charge what you're worth."
"Before you decide to marry a girl take a good look at her mother."
"Always act as if you own the place."
"There are a couple that stick out. One was, "Don't be half assed with your vices. If you eat steak, don't eat at McDonalds. If you smoke, don't smoke Marlboro. If you like pretty women, don't hire them off the street corner."
The next was "You only really own what you can hold under your left arm at a dead run."
And finally, which he taught me by example: Don't take abuse at work. And don't get so dependent on a job that you have to suffer abuse. If you have a boss that screams yells and insults you, quit. And always be able to be able to quit. I watched my dad take a call from his boss while at dinner, the boss got abusive and threatening, and in front of us all, quit the job, and then finished dinner."
"Life gives you what you settle for."
"Your thoughts are limited by your vocabulary."
"When you get married, you are marrying into the whole family."
"On your first date, don't go to a fancy restaurant. The girl will be more interested in the place than in you."
"You will never regret a kindness."
In response to your correspondent Elena G., I would suggest an inverse of the traditionalist dictum of "Remove yourself from temptation." It is something like, "Make the righteous path attractive." (I'm sure there is already an aphorism for this.) Thus in a marriage, one is obligated to try and remain appealing to one's spouse. To disregard this obligation is to show disrespect for one's spouse and their desires. Regardless of whether you believe if any circumstance makes adultery justifiable, trying to remain attractive to one's spouse surely reduces the probability of adultery. Men and women desire different things, so husbands and wives may need to maintain their appeal in different ways. The wife will likely need to focus more on her appearance, pleasantness and domesticity, while the husband on his role as a father and provider, though his health, physique and demeanor oughtn't be neglected either.
Your correspondent Elena G.'s response is characteristic of many Anglophone women, including supposed conservative or traditionalist women. Ask such a woman what she desires in a man, and she will readily reel off a list of details. But ask her what she offers, and she will be speechless, if not stunned or angry. The idea that she may have to cook or remain physically attractive for a man is particularly noxious to them. This has happened to me in person, exactly as I described. The idea that a woman must do anything more than show up is repugnant to a large set of Anglophone women. And most American men are too weak to disagree and firmly state that a wife has her own obligations.
Alternatively, women from more traditional, i.e. non-Anglophone cultures see this as common sense, this notion that women also have obligations to satisfy their spouse; they are surprised that any woman would think otherwise. Among some couples, especially in Mediterranean or Latin cultures, the wife has given up trying to maintain her appearance, and instead tacitly condones her husband having affairs, so long as they are kept from her view. We can probably all agree that the latter is a less desirable outcome, a scenario which we'd rather avoid.
In theory, we are all supposed to love our partners unconditionally, but in practice this is difficult, if not unlikely. To act as if one's spouse can love unconditionally is to encourage disharmony and tragedy in one's house."
"A husband who cannot take authority over his family, and a wife who refuses to appear dignified and feminine are quintessential setups to modern family break ups."
"If there were no God, there would be no atheists." - G.K. Chesterton Where All Roads Lead, 1922
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
-- Calvin Coolidge
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
- attributed to Mark Twain (but not verified)
"A man should not seek to own a great many things, but that those things he does possess should be of good quality."
"Speaking of fear I want to add something most people do not think much if at all about when wanting to take control of their life. And that is the mental aspect. Fear doubt and indecision are the biggest enemies of success they are the unholy trinity of sorts. People come up with all sorts of great ideas but 98% of them fail to take action dues mainly to those three things.You have to take control of your mind and and focus it on what you want."
"The difference between success and failure depends on creativity, quality, innovation, hard work--but most of all, the willingness to keep trying until you get it right, rather than giving up after only a few times. "
I absolutely promise you, in every serious negotiation, the man or woman who doesn't care is going to win.
- Felix Dennis, http://www.inc.com/articles/2008/07/dennis.html
The popular slogan "if it feels good, do it" is designed to turn us into slavish animals.
"why would you deny yourself of behaviors which can give you pleasure?
The question was so off the mark I did not know how to respond.
But I have a response to that: Because we are not animals solely guided by our instincts.
"In contemplating the political institutions of the United States, I lament that we waste so much time and money in punishing crimes, and take so little pains to prevent them. We profess to be republicans and yet we neglect the only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government. That is, the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by the means of the Bible." - Benjamin Rush, "A Defense of the Use of the Bible as a School Book", 1798
"Just because something doesn't make sense to you does not mean it isn't true."
"Never forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn't let him do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, muggers, and rapists, and even more so for policemen, bureaucrats, and politicians." - Aaron Zelman and L. Neil Smith, Hope (2001)
"Slavery is not about physical restraint - it is about mental control." Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson
"If you and I agree all the time, then one of us is unnecessary."
The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does. - A fortune cookie
"Debt destroys and savings liberates." - http://www.theresilientfamily.com/2011/10/the-key-to-wealth-stop-acting-rich/
"Because we have no moral watchdogs anymore, it is difficult to measure the depravity of our society. Whenever I try to gauge levels of morality, I have to think how people from other generations would react to situations." -http://www.raptureready.com/rr-think-not.html
"Giving advice is temporarily gratifying to the giver, because it makes him feel like he knows something – for that moment. But it's ultimately frustrating because few receivers ever use advice. People generally have to make their own mistakes." - Doug Casey, http://lewrockwell.com/casey/casey100.html
"Money is power...Power also comes from having lots of good relations, connections, with worthwhile people. It comes...from being physically fit, mentally awake, and morally straight. It comes from having lots of both intellectual knowledge and practical skills. These are the things that separate the wheat from the chaff among people.
That said, I want to stress that people should not get too attached to wealth and money – that's a huge mistake on all levels. Wealth is a normal consequence of excellence in other areas of life. But it's only a consequence, a significant side effect, or an aid. It's not an object in itself. You can only pity the fool who confuses what he is with what he has.
...money is like any other tool; it's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it."
- Doug Casey, http://lewrockwell.com/casey/casey100.html
"How interesting you are is a function of how many books you've read, how much thought you've put into things, how widely you've traveled, how many skills you've mastered, how many people you know."
- Doug Casey, http://lewrockwell.com/casey/casey100.html
If you are ever at a loss for what to do, why something happened, what you should have done, what to expect, or just feel overwhelmed and helpless…stop. Seek the Lord. Ask for wisdom from God. "They that seek the LORD understand all things." - Proverbs 28:5
"The philosopher Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for supper. He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who lived comfortably by flattering the king. Said Aristippus, 'If you would learn to be subservient to the king, you would not have to live on lentils.'
Said Diogenes, 'Learn to live on lentils, and you will not have to be subservient to the king.' " - from "The Song of the Bird" by Anthony de Mello
"Women act like men, and whore culture is cool. Also, men have been emasculated.
Women are so used to being seen as sex objects, that they are more than happy to be used and tossed aside by alpha males. This helps foster an environment where merit of a man's character is no longer a factor in getting sex. The very fundamentals of our civilization are being shaken by the notion that sex is nothing more than a fluid swap; no more important than a hand shake.
Look around at all the miserable, used up 30ish single white women without children. They are all crying on the inside, but are strong, independent women on the outside.
Look around at all the miserable, fat, emasculated neckbeard gamers. Men so wholly abandoned by testosterone, their only vent to the world is to yell "You're gay noob" through Xbox live while stomping you with a high level character.
Maybe I'm fond of a time where people had high standards, and really respected values and tradition. I know that porn has helped me to completely objectify women, and damaged my ability to connect sex and love.
I think we've barely seen 1 generation exposed to internet porn at such high rates. Our culture in the west is doing a nose-dive into the gutter. So much of what was is no more. We are changing society and our interactions with each other at such a faster pace than humanity has ever experienced. I don't know if encouraging youth to view sex as something completely devoid of emotion, and meaningless, will help form stable and happy societies."
Learn language, develop your vocabulary, and understand word origins to expand your ability to comprehend what you read. Then study economics, history, and psychology if you want to learn the things that will most likely make you successful.
"Between stimulus and response, there is a space, and in that space, is our freedom" -Viktor Frankyl
"There is a difference between saying, "That dress looks good on you," and "You make that dress look good," and women appreciate that difference."
"In a ham and eggs breakfast, the chicken is involved but the pig is committed." -http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/io7oo/albert_einstein_once_said_if_you_cant_explain_it/c25ctik
"Once you understand something well enough, you don't need to run from it." - Robert Pirsig
"Tolerance is weakness of culture. We are not all equal and we are certainly not all going to ever get along. Tolerating some behaviors is simply another way to lower the bar for all."
"Billiards: Learn a low, consistent, steady stroke with a stable bridge and focus on where you're hitting the cue (white) ball, after you've done this you can then start to learn how to make contact with the object ball."
"In order to lose weight, calories consumed must be less than calories expended; no gimmick required."
"The poor can't afford to buy cheap things" - http://www.reddit.com/r/Frugal/comments/hnrir/buy_quality_not_flash/
"Most unconverted people (especially those who call themselves "Christian") love to be told the "truth" about others (e.g. see Gossip Against The Gospel4), but absolutely detest being told any Truth about themselves, particularly when it involves obeying God in the way that God truly commands."
"Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune. "
How to Destroy a Society: Eliminate Families
1. Eliminate Families (Tribes)
- no marriage
- kids without dads
- women without men
- men without women
* this eliminates family (i.e. "tribal" loyalties) and causes everyone to look elsewhere for their identification with family and with "unit". they look to the state. the women has no man so she looks to the govt handout. the child has no parents so he looks to the school and the govt. the man has no kids or wife so he looks to casual sex and porn and lives like a child himself.
2. Feminize Men (Tribal Leaders)
- estrogen in all products
- cause shame for manly behavior or male tendencies
"If you have to finance it, you can't afford it. That has been our motto for 5 years now, and I have much nicer, better built items. The thing is, you have to let go of the instant gratification. Waiting until you have saved enough money, that money has more meaning to you. I really think twice (even more) about every purchase that I make. I want to ensure that it is useful, not going to break down, and is well worth the money I am spending." -http://www.reddit.com/r/Frugal/comments/hjkfe/words_to_live_by_if_you_dont_have_enough_money_to/c1vxw78
"Keep the pantry full and hidden! "
If they tell you they're doing it, they've already done it."
"To be elite is to observe the failings of others and profit from them while avoiding that fate and keep your friends and family from that fate."
"The elite will know they are elite when they do not have to be exposed to mind numbing porn, video games, or eat processed chemical filled food.
The underclass will never even know they are the underclass, as the media will put them on the pedestal as the ideal American."
"In this world, there are gods and clods."
You WILL find people who will see your worst attributes and think it sounds great/fun/cool/interesting. Because, as you well know, **most** people are like dumb sheep. I took your comments as being either overly sarcastic (to prove your point, taking the roof off the other side's argument essentially) or just plain tongue-in-cheek - to screw with people.
I'm sure a number of people "got it" though.
The world is definitely going down the tubes. The US (where I live) has visibly devolved since I was a kid in the 80's. Noticeably. And unless there are some significant changes in society, things will get worse. Depressing as hell, for sure!!!
But there's always a remnant, a segment of any population, waiting and watching - and fully awake. Those are the people who will rebuild society from the ashes, one day.
"The movie Idiocracy outlines exactly where the underclass of American society is going."
The Vice Guide to Liberia - http://www.vbs.tv/watch/the-vice-guide-to-travel/the-vice-guide-to-liberia-1-of-8
- Part 2 Gen Bin Laden
- Part 3, Aids Rap
- Part 7, People living in graves
"…morality is the accumulated wisdom of mankind regarding what is healthy and ultimately fulfilling"
"I'd rather be a "conspiracy theorist" than believe ANYTHING that's force fed by the media. The media doesn't allow free thinking. The media tells you what to think. Everyone is always on the same page pushing the same crap in the media. Something there all together isnt right."
"Why make the Big Lie unbelievable, unacceptable to common sense? They do it because they want everybody to KNOW at the subconscious level that they're lying, because THEY CAN. It's a subliminal message that's saying "hello, we just committed another huge crime and want you to know there isn't a thing you can do about it".
"Conspiracy theory is an idle term that is used by people who dare not question authority, are ready to swallow what the media feeds the public, or who are too naive to think that a more powerful establishment can hoodwink or purposely do bad things to the greater public. It is only used by the idle, the complacent, the naive, and those who will turn a blind eye to the greater suffering of most just to protect his naive worldview of a safe little earth where evil does not exist. They do not want truths to threaten their small pleasures and are willing to go against logic just to keep things at a status quo. Even Shakespeare understood the real deal – 'There are more things to heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of by your philosophy.'" - "Lila", http://vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantreport/binladen-mayfirst/
"there are good conspiracy theories and bad conspiracy theories. Our job is to tell the difference, not to join the demonization mob against those who do not accept official tales. And not to reject any tool that helps us understand the reality of the vicious struggle for power over others: politics."
"It should be understood that the ruling elite and their predatory engines and operations could never have been so successful, without the help of a large portion of the public and that this large portion of the public would have never allowed so much of what happened to happen, if they had anything approaching a reasonable intelligence. They've been dumbed down, duped and deceived, until they believe whatever they are told without even thinking about it. "
"America is unique. It has a government which simply cannot tell the truth, and a people which simply cannot hear the truth. Hence the partnership."
- Kenneth Royce (Boston T Party) http://www.javelinpress.com/faq.html
Objection: a conspiracy that large cannot be hidden because that large of a number of people cannot keep a secret.
Answer: The people can keep a secret if they all willingly wish to keep it a secret. Examples of large groups of people who can and do keep secrets are the mafia and corporations. Those two types of organizations have a lot in common, actually. But what's germane here is that they are high-level groups of people, large organizations, and they have a goal or object of common interest that they wish to advance or protect. It is no different with governments or factions within governments (including political parties or special interest groups). One thing you might want to ask yourself, if you still can't comprehend of the existence of criminal conspiracies within government, is "What if the conspirators are all criminally-minded?". [See the case of Gary Webb]
"A person's dependence ends when they acquire the knowledge that those whom they depend on possess. In other words, Freedom comes with Knowledge. The global elite know this and have molded society to work in their favor by keeping the masses ignorant."
If I wish to carry a firearm, openly or concealed, I have the constitutionally-protected right to do so. Note that the Constitution doesn't give me that right, it protects it. I have that right as a consequence of the unalienable right to life and liberty, which are not the government's to give. If someone intends to take either from me by force I have the right to resist.
Karl Denninger at market-ticker.org
"Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
Never trouble another with what you can do yourself.
Never spend your money before you have it.
Never buy a thing you do not want because it is cheap, it will be dear to you.
Take care of your cents. Dollars will take care of themselves.
Pride costs more than hunger, thirst or cold.
We never repent of eating too little.
Nothing is troublesome that one does willingly.
Take things always by the smooth handle.
Think so as to please, and so let others if you will have no disputes.
When angry, count to 10 before you speak, if very angry, count to 100"
"Wear out at least one Bible before you decide to get married. Make sure hers is worn out too."
Read the poem "If". "IF you can keep your head when all about you..."
See you 'round like a donut!
Enough is as good as a feast.
Most judges and juries with a couple of open minded individuals on them are easily convinced that sometimes the world isn't nice and peaceful like a postcard or a visit Michigan or California commercial. It can be downright ugly and extremely violent.
That is why I have routinely preached familiarization with codified law as well as case law as it applies to the geographic region you reside in or regularly visit. The importance of case law in your geographic region is due to rulings handed down in the county, state and federal circuit courts. Some judges will consider rulings from other jurisdictions, some won't.
Simply saying you feared for your life in the current racial environment we are in will likely be insufficient. You have to be able to go into clear and conscise reasoning of what about the situation caused you fear and what you believed the outcome would be if you did not use the force you did to protect yourself and/or others.
For instance I had a defense attorney begin a line of questioning to allow her to try to paint a picture of my using excessive force against her client. After a couple of pointed questions towards the force continuum, I cut her off. I stated that based on her clients behavior I believed he was preparing himself to assault me despite the fact he was handcuffed in my patrol car. Specifically try to kick me as I was standing between the car and the door. I used my taser in a drive stun manner for one 5 second evolution. I then emphatically stated to her that no citizen or law enforcement officer needs to be physically assaulted prior to acting in a defensive manner. Her response? "No further questions".
Make eye contact with the jurors, judge and attorneys while you testify. The judge and jury are looking for sincerity and your personal conviction. The attorneys are looking for discomfort, fear, or any other body language indicator of how to get you to say something counter to what happened or attempt to get you to give a different answer to a question they already asked you.
If they cut you off in the middle of your testimony, always look to the judge and ask, "May I continue". The opposing attorneys hate that and often times the judge will grant your request. If he does not, any attorney worth a shit acting on your behalf will ask the judge for "follow-up" and ask a question to allow you to finish your statement.
Lastly, yes I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6. Do not go out into the world with your "blinders on". Keep your head on a swivel. Staying alert keeps you alive.