The second step: music hack for black-pillers

If you’re like me, you have zero baseline internal motivation and willpower. Maybe you went through a burnout, maybe you acquired the CFIDS, maybe you took all the red pills at once, or maybe you were born with biological deficiencies. Either way, your typical day is spent waiting to die, and the only thing that stops you from killing yourself is a moral proscription or fear of the unknown. The only benefit of ego death, so far as I can tell, is that it kills the part of you that cares about impressing other people, which makes intellectual honesty and realistic appraisals very easy. (E.g. people on 4chan don’t hesitate to identify themselves as “Gamma” if they are one). On the other hand, knowing without doing is useless (inb4 Heaviside countersignals) and despair also kills off the part of you that fights for something better (i.e. dopamine-seeking behavior).

Don’t take it from me, take it from Dr. Wong: you need dopamine to Make huWhite Children Great Again. You actually can’t get an erection without it. The connection between reproductive viability and happiness is so strong that I use it as a heuristic for diagnosing depression vs. mere sadness: if you can do a helicopter with your dick and not smile, you’re depressed. Therefore your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find free, healthy sources of dopamine to rebuild your baseline willpower.

The fundamental idea comes from Bakadesuyo: controlling your music intake is the cheapest, easiest motivation hack there is. Bombarding yourself with upbeat, major-keyed music will make you happier, on the average, and so on for other types of music. This probably has something to do with evopsych and cultural transmission of abundance mindsets (R-selection: pin-up calendars) versus cold-adapted mindsets (k-selection: MegaTokyo’s patented “sad girl in snow” feelzporn). Rather than naively following your gut’s tastes and surrounding yourself with the things that appeal to you most strongly, exercise some judgment in meeting your tastes halfway. Motivational music like the Rocky theme is the musical diet equivalent of red meat, filled with delicious and nutritious saturated fats. If you can’t handle schmaltz, find something you like that’s still in a major key.

If you have an associative horizon-inclined personality and a UHIQ, you may want to try your hand at learning music, if you haven’t already. Since people read this blog for the insight porn, I might as well drop a fun idea here. Associative horizon is predicted by skull width (all great philosophers are hyperbrachycephalic), and I expect both genius and Vox’s “brilliance” are ventral stream functions. So if you’re more of a lateral thinker, there’s a lot of good life lessons to be found in learning, playing, and composing music. Plus, there’s no drug in the world that compares to the frenzy of writing a melody over a dramatic chord progression.

To bring things back around, here’s the hack: listen to uplifting music for inspiration to compose your own motivational music, and then learn to play it. This activity simultaneously fills a lot of mindset needs:

-Playing your own music automatically induces a flow state, which is an important part of happiness: see Dario Nardi.

-Learning to play an instrument will teach you how self-education and improvement work in any technical subject, and the two main lessons of CONSCIENTIOUSNESS: 1) by drilling fundamentals you can learn to combine them at a level of skill that you can’t even imagine, and 2) you aren’t a savant and learning any technical skill is going to take way longer than you’re expecting.

-Learning to play a motivational song will engage you with the aesthetics on a level that mere singing or dancing can’t. This will cure your learned helplessness by shifting your worldview and improving your baseline mindset toward seeking real accomplishments.

-Composing music will teach you how creative enterprise works, and how the three personality subtraits (intelligence, associative horizon, and conscientiousness) come together as real productivity.

If you’re quick to generalize new ideas, you may have noticed that this idea can be generalized beyond music intake to all of the ambient aesthetic choices that make up your daily life. You already make decorating choices, reading choices, movie and TV choices, internet choices, and even ambient noise choices—like the effect of diet on the body, these can either help your brain or hurt it. This is why, when I finally had the money to get my own apartment, I made a point to pick one out in the ass-end of nowhere. So even though my head is usually off in the clouds somewhere, the first thing I see each day is trees and the first thing I hear is a kickass Dragonforce solo.

Further reading:

Just remember, reading is useless without doing. Do the easiest, smallest improvement you can imagine, because shitposting is the way of the nobilid.

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58 Responses to The second step: music hack for black-pillers

  1. Edenist Whackjob says:

    Learn how to work Logos on yourself, basically figuring out where “energy” is blocked in your psyche. And then unblock these with verbal formulations that you devise yourself (or adapt from Scripture). Koanic used to refer to these things as “koans”. It’s a long process, but well worth it. Meditation is a crucial part of it, to attain the metacog and skill in psychic surgery required to do it well.

    Example of an energized “Logos spell” that I got a lot of mileage out of dealing with egocentric gammas: “Follow the mission!”

    So simple, yet so effective once you got them hooked on sacred Mission and the rush of sacrificing for the team.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      That’s good shit. I’m not comfortable trying to teach anything about koans because I don’t understand them, but I do generate good ones occasionally.

      E.g.
      -For shitposting, “Fuck it, float it, post it.”
      -For spiritual troubles, “Fear is a sin.”
      -For running, “Pain is an acquired taste.”

      • Aeoli Pera says:

        I just thought of another one, actually. For Game, you see dat shawty, she sexyfine, you already know you goan talk to this honey but hol’ up, you ‘mirin. “SWAG”

  2. Lizard King says:

    This is good shit. I like Five Iron Frenzy. They were good, they were good, they were really really really good. XD

    Uhh, this isn’t Five Iron Frenzy though…

    Oh wait I found some Five Iron!

  3. Pseudorandom Bypasser says:

    Some random thoughts.

    >E.g. people on 4chan don’t hesitate to identify themselves as “Gamma” if they are one

    Are you sure they aren’t referring to the chart where “Gamma plus” is some creative and independent person like a philosopher or artist?

    >if you can do a helicopter with your dick and not smile, you’re depressed

    Depression never really took this ability from me. I think that Smug Pepe is some kind of symbol for this thing. See https://i.warosu.org/data/lit/img/0059/87/1421096233560.png

    ——

    Speaking of blackpill, how would you advise/help the type of omega/incel that has a developed personality, high awareness and good average to highish intelligence but severely deficient looks/physique as a result of high mutation accumulation, unlucky genetic recombination or some disorder? Should they go for their looksmatch that is more often than not totally average, or find some weirdo haven where the importance of looks is minimal? I’m not talking about not being “Chad”, I’m talking about suicide level physically fucked. Google “cod incel” to get an idea.

    ——

    Check out Kingston Wall if you want blackpilled music. Their singer even killed himself. Most of their stuff is on YouTube.

    • Pseudorandom Bypasser says:

      Here’s a rare uplifting one to get you hooked. I should become a drug dealer.

    • Heaviside says:

      “Among the testimonies collected by Pauwels, a particularly juicy one relates to the power, attributed also to certain Yogis in the Orient (and referred to by an author as worthy of credence as Sir John Woodroffe) “to call the woman back to the woman.” The person who reported the anecdote was in a New York restaurant with a young, self-assured female writer, to whom he pointed out the “famous” Gurdjieff seated at a nearby table. The young woman stared at him with an air of superiority but then turned pale and nearly fainted. This surprised her companion, who knew how self-possessed she was. Later, she confided to him: “It was revolting! I looked at this man, and he was surprised by my glance. He then stared at me coldly, and, at that moment, I felt intimately assaulted with such precision that I reached orgasm!””

      This is game.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      >Are you sure they aren’t referring to the chart where “Gamma plus” is some creative and independent person like a philosopher or artist?

      Not sure, no.

      >Depression never really took this ability from me. I think that Smug Pepe is some kind of symbol for this thing. See https://i.warosu.org/data/lit/img/0059/87/1421096233560.png

      Smug Pepe is schadenfreude. One of the possible responses to despair is to develop a dark sense of humor.

      >Speaking of blackpill, how would you advise/help the type of omega/incel that has a developed personality, high awareness and good average to highish intelligence but severely deficient looks/physique as a result of high mutation accumulation, unlucky genetic recombination or some disorder?

      I’m not familiar with that sort of problem, so I’d tell them to ask Heartiste. He’s pretty good on that sort of stuff.

      • Lizard King says:

        “Smug Pepe is schadenfreude. One of the possible responses to despair is to develop a dark sense of humor.”

        Indeed! And sometimes it actually works! :D

        Always look on the bright side of life.

        Eventually you just start taking things less seriously and #WINNING gets easier.

        Although, I will say, I don’t recommend that path…it can end badly. Besides, being an edgelord automatically makes you a buzzkill. Ah, such a fine line. I mean, if you were making jokes about the Vegas thing a half hour after you found out about it…possibly not in the best taste. :D

  4. I still don’t understand what’s wrong with being Gamma. Why is it suddenly being used as an insult? As far as I can tell, it’s the best social archetype.

  5. Anyway, to get back on topic, I was just recently thinking about all the ways that playing the piano has benefited my life. Playing an instrument is a great thing for anyone to do, skull width notwithstanding. I promise you that you don’t need a wide skull to be good at music, in case anyone’s worried about that.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      >I promise you that you don’t need a wide skull to be good at music, in case anyone’s worried about that.

      This is true. The only thing that’s absolutely necessary is to practice a lot, either via obsession or discipline. Associative horizon is only necessary if you want to write music.

      • Do you think a wide skull is necessary for a high AH? Sometimes I can’t tell if you are talking about statistical trends or absolutes. For the record, I have personally corresponded with Paul Cooijmans, inventor of the concept of AH, and he said that he suspects I am high in that trait, yet my skull is narrower than average. Either way, on what grounds do you claim that skull width is connected to AH? There certainly haven’t been any studies, so I take it you are basing it on a very small sample size of subjects whose skull widths you have estimated based on (often distorted) photographs.

        • Aeoli Pera says:

          >Do you think a wide skull is necessary for a high AH?

          No.

          >Sometimes I can’t tell if you are talking about statistical trends or absolutes.

          As a rule, I recommend you assume I’m talking about statistical trends.

          >Either way, on what grounds do you claim that skull width is connected to AH?

          If I were making a case for the claim, I’d point to the hyperbrachycephalism of eminent philosophers. But it’s not clear to me how this belief came to exist inside my head, so I don’t want to give you the idea that it’s a rational belief.

  6. Colby says:

    song one:

  7. Colby says:

    song 2;

    Ya’ll are welcome :-)

  8. purpletigerbot says:

    It has been interesting to see how the 2010’s mellowed out, escapist vaporwave has led to an offshoot of a more upbeat/inspirational fashwave (which would be a positive if it avoided the Nazi imagery).

    Here is the first videos that come up for vaporwave (a 2012 video):

    Hyper mellow. It is basically depression coping music.

    Versus is the first video for fashwave (a 2016 video):

    The difference is startling.

    Anyway here’s my contribution to upbeat music:

    • purpletigerbot says:

      Another lovely upbeat track:

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      >It has been interesting to see how the 2010’s mellowed out, escapist vaporwave has led to an offshoot of a more upbeat/inspirational fashwave (which would be a positive if it avoided the Nazi imagery).

      That’s an important observation.

      >Anyway here’s my contribution to upbeat music:

      That definitely works.

  9. purpletigerbot says:

    > If you’re quick to generalize new ideas, you may have noticed that this idea can be generalized beyond music intake to all of the ambient aesthetic choices that make up your daily life. You already make decorating choices, reading choices, movie and TV choices, internet choices, and even ambient noise choices—like the effect of diet on the body, these can either help your brain or hurt it. This is why, when I finally had the money to get my own apartment, I made a point to pick one out in the ass-end of nowhere. So even though my head is usually off in the clouds somewhere, the first thing I see each day is trees and the first thing I hear is a kickass Dragonforce solo.

    I am basically dysfunctional anywhere were I have to wake up to lawnmowers and cars (suburbs) or walk around in concrete jungles in a sea of unknown souls (cities).

    The only time I have been functional post adolescence was living in a small village on the foot of a mountain (and close enough to the city to avail myself of its resources when needed).

    • Akuma says:

      Living next to a park works too. One of my best apartments was on a cauldesac with a park in the middle. Stay as far away from college campuses as possible, other than eye candy and day game theres nothing good that comes of it.

      • Aeoli Pera says:

        >Living next to a park works too. One of my best apartments was on a cauldesac with a park in the middle.

        That would work. The point is to see a lot of green verdure vs. gray concrete and buildings.

        >Stay as far away from college campuses as possible, other than eye candy and day game theres nothing good that comes of it.

        Even being near a college campus makes me feel a bit ill.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      >I am basically dysfunctional anywhere were I have to wake up to lawnmowers and cars (suburbs) or walk around in concrete jungles in a sea of unknown souls (cities).
      >The only time I have been functional post adolescence was living in a small village on the foot of a mountain (and close enough to the city to avail myself of its resources when needed).

      You would like Wales.

  10. Boneflour says:

    That CFIDS link blew my fucking mind man, great post omg wow just wow I can’t even

    That dude has a “Programmer’s Stone” about his packers vs. mappers thing and how to get into the mapper mode of thought, crucial for programming:

    https://www.datapacrat.com/Opinion/Reciprocality/r0/index.html

    Also, HOT SHIT:

    • purpletigerbot says:

      Thx for sharing. Looks like solid stuff.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      >That CFIDS link blew my fucking mind man, great post omg wow just wow I can’t even
      >That dude has a “Programmer’s Stone” about his packers vs. mappers thing and how to get into the mapper mode of thought, crucial for programming:

      Glad to share, but honestly I thought I’d already shared that one. Big stuff, explains the typical Asperger’s problems very precisely.

  11. Or, like me, you could spend all your time developing new projects and learning to program robots and build web applications in React JS and free yourself from the man with your own creative abilities in preparation for fulfillment of wanderlust and probably dying accidentally on purpose in the pursuit of adrenaline.

  12. Son of Distant Trebizond says:

    ‘The Reciprocal Project’ is very interesting. Am digesting it now…

    Does the ‘Alchemist’ of your overwatch theory owe much to the description given of the archetype in ‘The Ghost Not’?

  13. Lizard King says:

    Fuck yeah. The first link is my fav from these.

  14. Lizard King says:

    This song is fun too! :D

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  16. Aeoli Pera says:

    Don’t forget to sleep dude.

  17. Aeoli Pera says:

    Don’t forget to sleep, dude.

  18. Upbeat –

    Of course, I can’t understand most of the lyrics, so it could be about lost love, or a stalker, or suicide because of a bad hair day, I really have no idea. But it sounds fantastic.

  19. Found a version with lyrics.

    If that’s not your sort of music, there’s this –

    [So much SJW-disapproved behavior in that video]

    Or, you could combine the two.

    I’m gonna stop now before I drag Bjork into this.

  20. I just read the CFIDS link, and holy crap! I wonder if that’s why I always felt fatigued in school after about first grade or so. Or why I feel so exhausted at my ridiculously dysfunctional workplace.

    Rocky theme is beyond epic. I never saw the movie, but I did find this scene on youtube a few months ago, and watching it always hits like a spike of jet fuel.

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