@LeashedDoggie If every question demanded a book report, you'd never have time to put your philosophy into practice, you'd grow old and weary in your mom's basement.
Your inability to articulate your philosophical views does not put the onus on others to expend high amounts of energy every time you post a low-effort reply.
@redpillschool at the most general level as an individual, you can go about life either in an opportunistic way, or maintaining integrity. Interestingly, the more integrity you have, the more you are in position to tell a profitable lie.
Today we don't live in bands, and we have plenty of opportunities to switch social circles, so I would say that in terms of profit, going by being opportunistic is the best option. I.e. create an image of integrity, and capitalize on it when the opportunity arises. The common word of this behavior is treason.
The problem is, if you are not a "hardware" psychopath, you are not wired to be able to stomach such a behavior. So you start to shift, finding more and more rationalizations for your actions. They usually take an ideological form. You become progressively more detached from reality. It has a great psychological cost. E.g. you end up unable to have any friends. There are plenty of examples of "successful" people that have gone this exact path. I'd call it the software psychopath.
If as an individual you derive pleasure from intimate human relationships, going the lying way is not worth it - except perhaps if you are destitute and everything else is a shitty option too. If you are doing OK financially, there is no need to sacrifice your humanity in order to gain even more. It is a perpetual game with no winning, either.
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@LeashedDoggie One of the telltale signs that somebody has not only read, or studied philosophy, but really digested it and understand it, is that they can synthesize an answer to simple hypotheticals and explain it to laymen without leaning on a crutch such as having a required reading list for your audience.
And yes, hindsight is a great way to measure the net benefit of lies, but it doesn't necessarily inform your future actions. Was the lie the problem, or was it your skill level? Was the lie worth it? Are other lies worth it? Did the performance of this lie justify its cost? If not, what does?
One must make these decisions for themselves. I'm just looking for some examples of where people personally draw the lines.
@jwayne fundamentaly there is two kinds of religiousity.
There is the difficult metaphysical religiousity where you have to learn ancient languages, interpret myths, figure out the relationship of the planets and basically get into the mindset of people who lived thousands of years ago
There is also personal pocket god opiate of the masses religiousity.
Which one do you think Mr. "Use this one Kool trick to get poosey" is going to choose?
Ultimately let's just admit that PUA was a neato fad of the mid 2000's. So I guess Roosh is just going to shift into 2020 apocalypse doomerism