Sometimes, you come across a video and it strikes you as something that you have to share with the world. I came across the video below over the summer and shared it with my roommate and another friend. We each got a kick out of it, but the truth is that the video comes up in conversation time and time again. I have a large number of male and female friends who are engaging in the boring, prescribed lifestyle seen throughout this video. Anyway, take a look at the video below – it’s only a few minutes long.
If you’re someone who isn’t so full of their own shit that they can no longer recognize reality, then there is a strong chance that you know some people who can fit very easily into any of the stages of this video.
There are a growing number of blogs out there that are collectively described as the manosphere. Within the manosphere, there are blogs that focus on traveling, dating, socializing, investing, and any other number of topics, but they view these activities (and life in general) from a liberated man’s point of view. This liberation is something that the manosphere calls taking the “red pill” (think of Neo’s choice in The Matrix). In other words, the guys who write these blogs have willingly chosen to shed the hateful, spiteful cloak that modern society places on men (particularly young, intelligent men). They see interactions at the office place for what they are (mostly meaningless opportunities for people with nothing to say to waste your time), they see interactions with 99% of women for what they are (a chance for the girl to feel slightly better about herself at the emotional and psychological submission of the man), and they see the world for what it has become (a place where intelligent, young men are held down by reverse racism, reverse agism, reverse sexism, and anti-intellectualism among other -isms).
I read these blogs for enjoyment and to pick up a good tip here and there (the money, working out, and traveling blogs are exceptional), but I also read these blogs because they are a growing island of truth and reality in a world otherwise filled with bullshit. Once you understand that the world is fabricating a reality that doesn’t really exist (like perpetuating the suggestion that women can compete equally with men in physical competition – no, they can’t; we’re stronger, period) you begin to see examples of that bullshit all over the place. And while I’ve been noticing this for many years (see any of my rants about how I’m saddled with ridiculous student loan debt while certain other demographics are not), what I’ve been noticing lately is that there is an unconscious acceptance of the fabrication that permeates our society. There is an unconscious acceptance of the sad, pathetic life plan presented in that video. Parents expect it of children because that’s what they’ve been bred to believe is acceptable. Siblings expect it of each other because, well, why wouldn’t you get married, buy a house, and have kids sooner rather than later?
We’ve beaten down men to such a point in our society that they believe the life path in the video above is acceptable. For some people, this life path may be just right. However, for the vast majority of men out there – they want something else. Want proof that they want something else? Fine. What’s the divorce rate again? Isn’t it continuing to climb above 50%? Unfortunately, many young men only rise up from their beaten down state of mind after they get married (too young, too broke, or too not really in love). Even at a relatively young 31 years old, I know a growing amount of people – who are younger than me! – who are in the process of getting a divorce or who are already divorced. That’s an incredible statistic and there is definitely a post or series of posts that I could write about all of this information.
Anyway, I’m posting this video because it makes me laugh. I don’t just laugh at the humor in the video (it is pretty funny), rather I laugh because I actually know people who are willingly sprinting, not walking, down this path. The poor fools don’t know any better. They simply can’t or won’t recognize reality even as it smacks them in the face. Spread this video among your friends (man and woman alike) – maybe if enough people see the grim reality of their lives through the scope of humor, they’ll begin to understand that they need to break free from what society has subconsciously prescribed for them.