T h e b e s t o f t h e i n t e r n e t
Let’s start with the Vietnamese stuff:
An upbeat catchy lo-fi track that samples some old revolution-era song. Since I’ve lived in northern Vietnam, and since Tet just passed, it’s gotten a lot of airplay in my apartment.
Part of me hates this. It reveals too much.
But it’s a juicy take on sex in Saigon for the single expat man.
Social Media Post:
A detailed yet concise megapost on r/TheRedPill on how to build and maintain a fun social circle.
The first time I heard this podcast, I was blown away.
Robinson, a former chess champion and current hedge fund advisor, is very analytical. He has a unique ability to look at things from a wide distance and then zoom in with precision.
My favorite part comes in at 16:27.
Robinson is answering the question, “In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life.”
An abbreviated portion of his answer:
“Recognizing the importance of others, in not only changing the world, but in enjoying it. By nature I’m an introvert… I very much enjoy the company of other people, but only for brief periods, 15 or 30 minutes. After college, in my career, my success in the world was the product of my insights, imagination and thinking, so I inhabited the world of ideas far more than I did the world of people. The more and better ideas I can up with, the more success I achieved. So it came as a surprised relatively late in life …that if you want to change the world, you have to enroll others in your plans and vision. Not only that, but I discovered the immense pleasure and satisfactions that can be derived from focusing on others and putting them first. And the surprising discovery that the more I gave to others, the more the universe gave me back in return. Whereas in the past, when I went outside and encountered others, I would invariably be lost in thought. Now I am solely focused not inwardly on my own ideas, but outwardly on connecting with others.
The number of remarkable people, serendipities, and successes that have come into my life since I have adopted the awareness of others – which has quickly developed into a reflexive habit of directing my attention solely on them when I’m not alone – has been nothing short of astonishing.”
This remarkably candid vlog is a confessional of sorts.
“My name is Steve Kirby,” a middle-aged man says immediately after sitting down in a dimly lit room. The blue light of a computer screen illuminates his face. Serious looking blue eyes dart out between grey and white beard stumble and a permanently furrowed brow. “And I am the man that Jordan Peterson warned you against becoming.
The vlog isn’t motivational or insightful in the traditional sense. He tells a story of disappointment, of being harmless and nice.
The point of highest tension comes at 7:52. With casual conviction and hint of despair, the speaker states,
“I’m 50 years old and I’ve never done a single thing of which I’m proud.”
You could become Steve Kirby if you don’t push yourself, if you don’t have goals, a dream, and vision.
With that in mind…..
What is something you’ve wanted to do for a while but have been putting off?
“Guard against another kind of error: the folly of those who weary their days in much business, but lack any aim on which their whole effort, nay, their whole thought, is focused.”
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