@tb87670 Dynamics have only changed for certain social circles. Kids are still partying, sluts are still sucking and fucking. Guys who impose a lockdown on themselves out of fear are shooting themselves in the foot. Guys who are too afraid to break lockdown rules are seen as pussies and as a result will not get any.
@NZT-48 Can't say what makes anyone else's life worthwhile so I'll speak for myself. Consciousness, the simple fact of being aware of experience, makes life worth it. Forget about great vs. shitty experiences - "Nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so."
Yes, this is true.
Of course our strategy and women's will change depending on our sexual market place.
Big cities will be much harder to have success than rural towns.
It's wise to be aware of your environment.
I love my city. Sort of inbetween a city and large town. VERY geared toward family living and politics. The majority here have families, or work in the public service.
Kind of dull and boring dudes who have higher earnings.
It's not difficult to stand out
@adam-l It's your current best vs the best of the individual who managed to set up several generations of his legacy for success. You might be better than his predecessors, but are you better than him?
I get that whole shtick of Nepotism and wish for Meritocracy, but what I find baffling is that people think they are entitled to everything simply because they are better than everyone else. If that dentist truly was that good, he would have overcome the odds.
Look at the father of that useless son who can't fix teeth for the life of him. He had to start from scratch, he had to most likely compete with others, and he ended up being on top - his success was so great that he could share it with his legacy.
What about the father of the "skilled dentist", who was he? What did he do to set up his son for a better life? If the answer was, nothing relevant for the profession his son chose, if the answer is no monetary value to help out his son, then the answer is wrong.
You can't just be good and expect everything else to fall into place. You need other elements, for some it is influence of the family, for others it is hardwork and a good head on their shoulders etc.
As for the ability to rise up to challenge those on top, that is because most people are unable to see past their own lives. To reach that kind of level, you need to be somewhat successful, you need to instill your legacy with the hunger for success, and you need to leave your legacy resources and a will to do the same.
In other words, you need to plant a tree whose shade you will never sit under. Not many people are willing to do that.Read More
@adam-l I can agree with that.
I don't really disagree with what you say.
I just question the absolutism of it.
In a sense, it's a battle between evolutionary psychology and humanistic psychology.
Evolutionary psychology results in exactly what you're saying. Looking at biological drives, such as reproduction and using that to draw conclusion as to the ultimate pursuit, say, of power.
It forns the idea of certain biological laws.
Humanistic psychology came along and said 'we are greater than our individual parts'. Greater than pure biological drives. That although there are patterns within history, at any point humans can divert from those patters and are not solely motivated by biological motivations.
So whilst I DO agree with what your saying. There is a huge correlation between men in political power and using that power to up their reproductive opportunities.
But, it isn't ALL there is. There are many forms of 'outer' power. CEO's, board members, politicians, etc who haven't used their power to result in harems.
I don't doubt it is a HUGE drive. I believe patterns of it would be strong.
But I also believe some seek and hold power for reasons outside of reproduction, or at least to practice polygamy.Read More
Yes, I'm not referring to "inner" power. The English language uses the word "power" to refer to two very different notions, I talk about political power.
There are two basic dimensions in which to analyze human behavior and traits, survival and reproduction. And they are not equal, reproduction is more important. Then there are traits that skyrocket off the limits, and shit starts to happen. Psychopaths is a typical example.