I said in a comment that “The great strength of neurotypicals is that they can adjust their belief systems very quickly when they are motivated to do so. They accommodate (or “process”) much faster than we do, hence the aspie tendency to prefer assimilation whenever possible.”
What follows is an example of what happens when a melonhead takes the black pill (NB: MM doesn’t believe in melonheads ‘n sheeit). This post is based on a school paper he wrote based on some of my best material, which is great for my ego—the best compliment you can pay to an artist is “I see that everywhere now”. But he deliberately dumbed down the writing style so pretentious intellectuals would hate it and young people with something to gain by the ideas would like it.
The human race is set on an inexorable course towards its destruction or transformation. Each step we take closer to our demise is ignorantly heralded as a great triumph of some kind (IE- those celebrating the falling birthrates of the first world).
The technology you were sold to simplify your life and to make you happier and more
productive has instead enslaved you to inescapable entertainment, surveillance, and skyrocketing social isolation and unhappiness (Read this book). Simultaneously, our culture has become rotten to the core and our families are falling apart. Hell, the divorce rate is now dropping because of how few people are getting married!
An entire generation has been suckered into going into massive and unforgivable debt to receive college degrees, sacrificing their economic mobility in the process (The amount of student debt in 2017 was 1.3 trillion dollars (Friedman). The average millennial makes between 30 to 35 thousand dollars a year (Elkins). The average millennial has only a pathetic 2,430 dollars saved! (Leonhardt).)
Suicide has become the 2nd leading cause of death among teenagers in the United
States (Population Reference Bureau).
Currently, 1 in 3 women will take antidepressants at some point in their lives (by the way, it is perfectly legal to do so while pregnant because our medical system is a clown world joke owned by pharmaceutical companies. And what of these chemicals’ effects on animals, or the effects on other humans in areas where drinking water is not properly filtered? Insanity!) (Brown).
Our society is fucked, and we are not even close to hitting bottom yet.
He goes through the three possible responses a person can take to this, then concludes…
I have come to the conclusion that society will continue on the path of acquisition and narcissism, because people are stupid and there is no reason to think the insanity of “more, more, MORE!” will soon stop for society at large (Save a temporary recession.
We might get really lucky, in terms of the long run, and a solar flare will wipe out the power grid, but I can’t condone that since nobody even knows how to grow their own food. It’d turn into “The Road” pretty quickly). And, during this period of consumption, narcissism, and entertainment it is likely that a section of humanity will take the path of the black sun, merge with machines, and try to become gods.
Both of these ways of existing are horrible and disgusting. So, I will finally talk about the path I believe to be the right one. The human path (Call it something else if the name is repulsive. I can’t think of a better ‘neutral’ term).
I have not figured out the human path completely, but the most important stuff is clear
and intuitive. The core of what makes life worth living: deep connections with family and friends (which means a significant amount of time must be spent with them!), being your true self and not wearing a persona, helping and making sacrifices for others (in your immediate group of people who you care about and whom care about you. It’s amazing how many people only care when it is sending money to the far side of the world, or better yet getting the government to spend someone else’s money. This is because they don’t actually care, they are simply narcissists that want the pleasure of the title of “good person”), exercise (both cardiovascular and weight training), health in general, consumption of great art (not mere entertainment), creation of great art (if one so desires), spending time in nature, minimizing the use of what should be called “dissociative technology” (texting, social media, computers in general), acting in accordance with one’s natural morality and religious tenets (not to say that one should just trust their gut at all, simply that if you feel that something is wrong, and it makes sense that it is wrong, you should not do it) and the doing of anything else one enjoys that is not destructive or that hurts yourself or others in any significant way. Along with this core, I believe that one should aim to buy few things so that whatever job you may have can easily support your life and you can save money and invest it if you wish. It also seems important to never sell anything that you do not consider actually useful.
Reducing cognitive dissonance is a key of the human path. You must become a congruent person!
Branching out from this core, it seems important to form a like-minded community of people who share these values, and in the long run to aim for the creation of a “breakaway civilization” that is actually functional and where humans don’t feel the need to kill themselves in droves (future technology may make this possible, so mentioning it is not as “pie-in-the-sky” as it may seem) sort of like the Amish but without throwing out tech (just minimizing that which makes people unhappy. Screen time, pretty much).
This paragraph may not be clear or detailed enough, but you almost surely can tell exactly what I’m getting at with all this, right? Humans need families, and tribes, and purpose, and health, and goodness, and exercise, and being a part of a culture that is something beyond burgers, porn, sugar, drugs, bureaucracy, consumption, narcissism, lies, and greed.
I want something more!
And I will do all that I can to get it.