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- Hide Preview | 146 Comments | submitted 2 months ago by Captain_Save_A_Hoe_ [Post Locked]

Most of us here lift. We wake up and take a portion of our time either in the mornings or nights to lift heavy iron. We learned all about the various muscles in the human body there is to know, make sacrifices to the iron gods so they would gift us back with a good physique.

Our sacrifices are investments. The more you put in the more you get out. Throughout history civilizations have made human sacrifices to deities... Now I'm not telling you to crucify your firstborn child and the cat to the Moloch G-d but invest your time into reading books. There's a lot to be learned. I've been hearing about it since day one: "bloopsters dont understand why theyre bloopsters". Whiteknight McFaggot dosent know why his role is to protect women who wont return the favor to him. Now he might be a massive faggot and he might be the best faggot on the internet but he has no clue WHY he is doing what he is doing. He hasnt been training his brain muscles.

So how do you train this muscle called brain? Trenbolone? 5x5 neck extensions? 2x a day library visits?

Reading just like lifting is an art. You need melody, time and intense focus but most importantly you must enjoy what you're reading. Schools are notorious for making their students read awful books without any meaning. This makes them hate books and reading in general. I don't remember a single book I did not binge read the night before tests. This kind of reading left me with a poor vocabulary and made me stupid.

Just like there are red pill environments such as the gym there are red pill books. From the far left we have: Das Kapital, Sublime Object of Ideology, Madness and Civilization. In the far right we have: Ride the Tiger, The Bow and the Club, The Decline of the West, Imperium by Yockey, "Can Life Prevail?". There are also specific topics you should read about like The Frankfurt School.

[-] noots123123 90 Points 2 months ago

Einstein said, "Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking" and I find it spot on.

Reading is necessary, of course. But reading alone gives the reader false sense of achievement and intellectualism but it doesn't mean shit unless it's applied. I prefer dynamic things like learning and doing math and applied math (like machine learning) and programming, composing poetry and music, having hobby mechanical and electronics project, learning new stuff like painting, musical instrument, or some skill just for the sake of it. Basically tons of things that are actually productive.

Heck, even things like video games and coming up with original memes is more intellectually stimulating than passive reading like a vegetable.

I call reading TV of the past.

[-] RonieGarret 53 Points 2 months ago

Thats controversial but fresh.

[-] Hemoglobin_trotter 21 Points 2 months ago

Average people should take Einstein's words with a grain of salt. Reading is perfect if you know where to look and have a decent familiarity with what you're looking for. With someone as brilliant as Einstein or Tesla, I can imagine that the creative pursuits of their minds would have been drastically hindered if they derived their research from writings of other scientists. In that case it's easy to see how imagination trumps established knowledge.

Where this proposition is problematic is for someone closer to the average point on the spectrum, like myself. In college I spent a lot of time thinking about how my ability to improve a skill seemed to drop off as I spent more time with it. I put a lot of mental effort into developing this idea and distributing my efforts over a range of skills to try to become somewhat of a "jack of all trades." I felt pretty silly when I stumbled upon an article about the Law of Diminishing Returns that summed up all of my thoughts on the "phenomenon" in a thousand words. Safe to say my understanding of the topic had reached the point of diminishing returns by the time I learned the terminology.

[-] halfback910 11 Points 2 months ago

On... some level I agree. I do think that debating hones the mind far more than reading, but if you need information reading is still the most efficient way of getting it in terms of time.

[-] picklerick8879 10 Points 2 months ago

In Einstein’s day, without TV and podcasts and porn, reading too much meant reading for 10 hours a day. I doubt many people have that problem these days.

[-] Transhumaxist 8 Points 2 months ago

Warren Buffet reads 500 pages a day. Bill Gates reads a lot as well. Books contain the condensed knowledge and wisdom a person has accumulated over years or possibly their whole lifetime. I'm sick of top comments like yours just being contrarian nonsense.

[-] noots123123 0 Points 2 months ago

First, the condensed knowledge is specific to an individual and not necessarily applicable to me since everybody follows different paths.

Secondly, and most importantly, knowledge doesn't mean shit unless you utilize it to come up with something unique, original, and helpful.

[-] Transhumaxist 4 Points 2 months ago

You still need to read a lot to figure out what is helpful. People don't automatically know what is unique and original in today's society. I see people all the time discussing things that have already been solved in some book. Reading allows you to leap past those inane problems that most people have.

[-] RedHoodhandles 6 Points 2 months ago

I prefer reading and thinking. You know, like in 'love for wisdom'. I didn't read The Brothers Karamzov or The Count of Monte Christo so it 'can be applied'.

It doesn't need to be applied so it can 'mean shit'. Mean what anyway? Mean for whom? You? Your mother? Society? Mankind? The living matter that lives after us humans? You could dig up holes in your garden and call it productive because something in your surrounding has changed because of you.

You sound like the book version of the guy who doesn't like drama movies because there are no explosions.

Quoting Einstein. Calling reading TV of the past. And getting upvoted. What a drivel.

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[-] AnAbsoluteSith 10 Points 2 months ago

Yes. It most definitely is. Of course it is highly dependent on the quality of the content. But the mental lifting required to extract meaning from syntax is much heavier than passively receiving it from a screen. Having to synthesize that information also allows for deeper learning to take place.

You need to bear in mind as well that reading allows for the condensation of complex ideas; or allow you access finer details that simply cannot be appreciated through having someone talk at you from a screen.

Lastly, I'd argue that reading is indeed applied. It's applied to real life. By reading broadly, and quality material that challenges you, you pick up little bits and pieces of information that will serve you in the most unexpected times throughout life. You will make more informed decisions, and in some instances gain an advantage over the competition.

Anecdotally speaking, thanks to a strong foundation from my mother (a Language Arts/English teacher), I've been able to pick up on nuances and finer details that my peers frequently missed throughout my academic career. I'm also one of the more engaging persons you'd happen across at a dinner party - this has allowed me to forge connexions I'd have never made otherwise. It's also no wonder my little sister is at Stanford as well.

You're doing yourself a great disservice by underestimating/not reading. If you want book suggestions I'd be happy to share.

Just my two cents.

[-] Ganjapi 3 Points 2 months ago

I don’t read at all. The last book I read was the Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck. It was good and I retained all the information I got from it but only for like a week. It’s effect was short lived but I can always just read it again. Is this “going in one ear and out the other” thing because I don’t read enough books? Also, do you have any easy books to start with?

[-] AnAbsoluteSith 3 Points 2 months ago

Is this “going in one ear and out the other” thing because I don’t read enough books?

Not necessarily. You're simply not going to be able to retain everything that you read. If you do want I suggest you take notes, that's what I do.

That aside. I'm glad you're open to the idea of expanding. These classic fictional works might be a good start: Lord of the Flies by William Golding, or 1984 by George Orwell.

Feel free to browse book lists online and just go for whatever catches your eye. The book subreddits are very helpful as well (obviously I can't link them directly here).

Personally I try to do a rotation of 3: 1 self-help (eg: The Charisma Myth), when I'm done that I read 1 literary/classic (eg: Oscar Wilde's Picture of Dorian Grey), then 1 historical/real-world phenomenon (eg: The Great Leveler).

All of this might be challenging at first, but I want you to treat it the same way you treat lifting. It's going to challenge but keep going back to it. You have to be disciplined and set aside time each day and commit. I'm saying this to myself as well.

What you will find if you stick with it long enough is a word you learned might pop out randomly when you speak, or you notice it when it's used elsewhere. And random references might jump out at you from the world around you because you came across it previously.

Be curious, be open to new topics and read up more on the things that interest you and challenge you.

[-] hidemyface1234 4 Points 2 months ago

I assumed Einstein was talking about fiction

[-] Ek70R_2 2 Points 2 months ago

Reading is good, but engaging in such a "passive activity" without producing something out it, i.e. writting, is mere mental masturbation, I agree with you.

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My dad has read hundreds of books of history, politics and fiction. He is very knowledgeable, but at the end of the day, does he engage in other more than reading? why not writting his own novel? make his own research?

[-] noots123123 2 Points 2 months ago

Not just writing but applying what you read. For example, Elon Musk read a lot of books about rockets and ended up starting his company. (Now you may object textbooks and technical books don't count as books.)

[-] Ek70R_2 2 Points 2 months ago

Books are more worth because of their capacity for transfering knowledge. As such, text books do indeed count as books. I would argue even more so than Fiction reading.

[-] guyau 2 Points 2 months ago

True, if your reading habits are pop science books and red pill blog posts. False if you include under 'reading' all those works of genius that offer unique, profound aesthetic experiences that are a stimulus to thought, effort and new feeling, that establish a conversation between the reader and the best men who happened also to write. The mind is more active, creative, imaginative when reading good literature than when programming for fucks sake. Don't project your lack of education and poor taste on to books in general

[-] send_nasty_stuff 1 Point 2 months ago

Very very few people read too much today.

[-] SUCK_MY_DICTIONARY 1 Point 2 months ago

Even hobbies are questionable as to their efficacy. I picked up the violin about a year ago, and I've been playing a ton of music lately, but in my apartment. So I am trying to start gigging.

Basically, my opinion is, and I believe it is exactly what Einstein is saying, is that you should be reading only to figure out the next 2-3 steps. Your own brain is quite good at being logical when provided the proper information. Give it too much and you will overthink. Books should be like GPSes for life. You refer to it as you are on your way. You don't have to pull over at a rest stop and delve deep into the software and hardware of the unit, you don't have to come up with all kinds of theories and bullshit about the unit.

It goes along with the idea that the absolute "best Red Pill people" don't tend to frequent these boards because they're out living it.

[-] Fragosus 1 Point 2 months ago

It depends on what you do after reading. If you just read something and don't think about it.. than yes it will be as useless as watching tv. The key is to put the ideas and concepts you read about to the test in your mind, play with them, make them your own.

[-] Casanova-Quinn 1 Point 2 months ago

It depends on what you're reading.

If you're just reading fiction books, than sure, that's not providing much value to your life other than entertainment. If you're reading books that are relevant to your career, finances, health, etc. than that's more beneficial.

[-] TheStoicCrane 1 Point 2 months ago

The arrow of Intellect is merely ammunition for the bow of Wisdom. Without a finely crafted bow the arrow is just a pointy stick. One that pricks rather than maims.

[-] GeorgiR 76 Points 2 months ago

Amen. It's very important to have a rich vocabulary and to actually sound good when you speak (usually achieved by reading out your book out loud). It's been a few months since I've read anything by my own choosing and I realise how often I struggle to find the right word in my language.

[-] blobbyghast 37 Points 2 months ago

I've started reading out loud for 10 minutes or so a night, making sure that I am speaking clearly, as if recording for an audiobook. I never realized how many words I was lazily pronouncing until I started doing this.

[-] empatheticapathetic 12 Points 2 months ago

Take notice when you’re on the phone as well.

[-] Fragosus 5 Points 2 months ago

Exactly! This habit improvement the way I speak tremendously.

[-] Ek70R_2 1 Point 2 months ago

I have this problem is speaking really fast while in normal speech. I have also wanted to get into a debate club, or take oratory lessons, but in my country there are few in between or there are none. I would like to know if this exercise can help with both increasing my public speaking skills (at least to a degree) and how clear is my speech in everyday life.

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[-] kiwifx 5 Points 2 months ago

Definitely. I've read a fair bit in my 37 years, my only shortfall would be a lack of the classics, and more 'manual' type books that you can learn from (like most of the books on the RP Book List). So I tend to naturally use more exotic words where I find a use for them. What I've found is that if you do that naturally, rather than looking for more intelligent words then steering a conversation in a direction where you can use them, they're powerful. But it has to just roll off the tongue like the word is normal for you.

In my experience, women pick up on it, I know that it attracted one particularly cute bookworm above any other trait, and it can slightly intimidate some women - helpful if that gains you a more dominant position in an interaction. Other times they'll mistake it as arrogance and it goes against you (these are the dumb women).

With men, it's a double-edged sword. Around your bros, it can intimidate and distance them. In the workplace, it's a good way to show higher intelligence, helpful in creating opportunities and climbing the ladder.

[-] odaklanan_insan 2 Points 2 months ago

Reading out loud is the worst way to read a book.

Nerd mode on

Your lips are too slow compared to your mind and eye movement. When the input flow (words from the book, that you read) falls behind your mind, your mind starts focusing on other things because it simply can't slow down.

However, it does indeed help your pronouncing effectively. So, you need to practice this seperately with your routine reading schedule.

  • Nerd mode off*
[-] Ascend_Daily_305 36 Points 2 months ago

Greatest thing I ever did in Highschool ( 00-04) was to read the Thesaurus. My talk game is smooth as tile; no caulk

[-] AlphaAndy 21 Points 2 months ago

You actually sat and read a whole thesaurus?

[-] Ascend_Daily_305 14 Points 2 months ago

Yes! I use to rap and write poetry. I wanted to be the best at my craft. Now I know a bunch of different ways to insult you while making you feel all the wiser.

[-] squirtlenugget69 7 Points 2 months ago

Now that's just dumb, they're reference books not books you read from cover to cover

[-] scissor_me_timbers00 3 Points 2 months ago

Lol for real. Sounds like it could give you a case of anti game

[-] WastedMyTime 20 Points 2 months ago

Quite illustrious indeed sire. Knowing big words only works if you’re able to flow them in the correct sentence where it doesn’t seem like you’re going out of your way to sound intelligent.

[-] Fragosus 2 Points 2 months ago

Some people need to be reminded of this! You don't even need big words, explaining a concept like you would to a 5 year old is much harder and earns you more respect and understanding than just blurting big words.

[-] TheScarletScholar 5 Points 2 months ago

There are certainly things far more productive to spend time for reading.

[-] empatheticapathetic 2 Points 2 months ago

Depends what you are trying to achieve.

[-] TheScarletScholar 5 Points 2 months ago

I'm quite surprised how well this is taken honestly. Maybe it'd be a good idea to read the dictionary to prepare for a spelling bee but even then that would lack practicality because you'd only need to know the spelling of the word, not the definition. Potentially if you are a writer it could help, but certainly not more than it would to read the novels of others.

The thesaurus is a great resource as a reference, but not to read for many reasons. "Reading through" is an inefficient method to learn the words as well as the fact that for over 90% of the words (that you happen to remember) will likely never be used in a conversation.

[-] empatheticapathetic 3 Points 2 months ago

This guy is the only guy who claims to have done it, and it says it benefited him positively. I can't really say whether it was a good decision or not until i've actually done it. That's all the data we have. We can speculate for sure but the whole point of him mentioning it is because it was unusual to do in the first place and it supposedly had a net positive.

[-] Ascend_Daily_305 2 Points 2 months ago

I had an old Macintosh computer, the generation before the colorful bubble looking desktops. It came with a thesaurus on it that I happened to begin reading in order to increase the amount of words I can use to say different things in the lyrics I would write.

It helps to mention that I was in and out of home school so I had plenty of time to do such a thing in the era of non-smart camera phones.

Women love the word 'Mercurial'

[-] TheScarletScholar 1 Point 2 months ago

I suppose he never recommended to other people that they should do this, but my intention was to point out that this probably isn't the way to go. I don't necessarily need to try something out to be able to reasonably predict the return on investment.

[-] TheStoicCrane 1 Point 2 months ago

To each his own. Leave it at that.

[-] TheStoicCrane 1 Point 2 months ago

True. Whenever I go to a bank and they ask if I want my cash bank a certain way off the cusp I usually reply "No way in particular." and they look at me as if I spoke Catonese. Most people aren't well versed when it comes to words. Much less meaningful conversations.

[-] apost54 3 Points 2 months ago

For whatever reason I have always had an excellent vocabulary (99.9th percentile on some test I took in school), and girls actually like it. Hell, the girl that wanted to get with me recently said she liked that “I used big words”. Not trying to brag, but it does help you out.

[-] TheStoicCrane 1 Point 2 months ago

The Dictionary crossed with the Thesaurus is king! I wanted to read every word in the dictionary and cross reference with a Thesaurus at one point but got distracted when I was younger. Maybe I'll return to this quest.

[-] replicaplater 30 Points 2 months ago

The key part of reading is actively engaging with what you're reading, i.e. taking notes while your reading. While there is value in reading for the sake of entertainment, i.e. fiction, if you're reading anything of intellectual value you'll retain and assimilate the material by actively taking notes in some way whether it be in hand-written or electronic form.

[-] motivatedstogs 14 Points 2 months ago

The writing portion of taking notes is much more helpful in my opinion. The act of writing letters it seems etches it into the brain a little better then texting. I can remember much more concepts by this way.

[-] Tact1cal_Pandaz 2 Points 2 months ago

That maybe true but I’ve tried reading and write down note and god damn it is a pain in the ass. In fact it kind of discouraged me from reading.

I then tried to do typing instead and god damn everything flows like a fountain. I was able to capture my thoughts so much faster and much more accurately with fraction of the time.

That being said, I think there are a lot of people out there who don’t really click with typing things out so I supposed finding what is vest for you.

[-] odaklanan_insan 1 Point 2 months ago

exactly, have it your way. Better than not having it:)

[-] Irtotallynotrobot 7 Points 2 months ago

I feel like reading at all is a good step for most people. I use a section of Evernote devoted to books. Once I open up a new book I start a new note and anything of interest I stick in there. Really interesting to go back and re-read it. Ideally I feel like taking notes on paper is better but Evernote is so accessible. I disagree with most people here on fiction though. Always take it with a grain of salt though of course. I think the problem is that most people think of bad fiction like Harry Potter and miss out on great writers like Isaac Asimov or Dan Simmons. Just like you eat clean, don't read idiots.

[-] redvelvet_oreo 3 Points 2 months ago

agreed on t he fiction part. I read a shit ton of Tom Clancy I learned alot just reading his books.

[-] Fragosus 1 Point 2 months ago

Thinking (philosophizing) about it always helped me more, but everyone is different so find what suits you best.

[-] mussawi 2 Points 2 months ago

Thinking without actually putting it into words externally just gives you an illusion of understanding. Everyone sounds so smart and feel they have it all figured out in their head, but when you ask them to explain it to you, they often say dumb incoherent shit.

[-] Fragosus 1 Point 2 months ago

I tend to think out loud, it helps me better understand things. So you are probably right.

[-] BillyRedRocks 27 Points 2 months ago

Is GLO gonna write a new post soon? He hides the indoctrination better.

[-] Pezotecom 22 Points 2 months ago

schools are notorious for making their students read awful books with no meaning.

I read 1984 and Don Quijote de la Mancha, two of the books that deeply forged my personality and understanding of the world.

What is a book with "meaning" and how are you so sure schools don't have them?

[-] replicaplater 4 Points 2 months ago

Any thoughts on Don Quixote and how it affected you? I'm thinking about reading it myself.

[-] sfwaccountfw 2 Points 2 months ago

I read your comment and started a pdf of Don Quixote (one of the English translations). Only finished chapter 7 but my god it is hilarious.

[-] Fragosus 2 Points 2 months ago

Do you recommend those books and if so why? I never had a reading list when attending school, books are to old fashioned for the education system here.

[-] TheStoicCrane 1 Point 2 months ago

He means stilted text books that seems as if they were designed to complicate reading. Particularly in the West were the Government has excessive influence over "education" than seems more akin to workforce indoctrination.

[-] Captain_Save_A_Hoe_ -10 Point 2 months ago

I've always found George Orwell repulsive. But to answer your question this video will do a better job than I can atm.

[-] sfwaccountfw 23 Points 2 months ago

I feel like you've taken a knife and plunged it through my heart. You make such a brilliant post on the importance of reading, but in the comments you say you find Orwell 'repulsive'. You didn't call him 'bad', 'not my taste' or 'boring', you called him repulsive.

Fucking why man?

[-] Pezotecom 11 Points 2 months ago

Not liking Orwell is one thing. Saying it lacks meaning is another thing.

Interesting video. IMO 1984 makes you wonder about all those things, establishment, power, knowledge.

[-] huey764 2 Points 2 months ago

How dare you speak like that of George Orwell?!

[-] poohead5 2 Points 2 months ago

A wild Germ appears. Big big fan.

[-] TheEarlobe 15 Points 2 months ago

Few people read too much. Most read either not at all or only blog posts and meaningless articles.

I think the key is to put down the phone and pick up a book.

[-] ConservativelyRight 9 Points 2 months ago

TL;DR: Read, you dumb fucks.

[-] revaforce 5 Points 2 months ago

Many idiots won’t understand this comment, good work

[-] iloveturks 7 Points 2 months ago

And here I thought it was the sphincter

[-] halfback910 1 Point 2 months ago

Real LPT is in the comments. Fellas, if you don't want to have to wear diapers when you're older, do your kegels today!

[-] FloridaBass 5 Points 2 months ago

Loved the subtle little red pills With Moloch and The Frankfurt School. Bravo.

[-] machocornflakes 5 Points 2 months ago

Knowledge is by far the best way to power.

There is nothing that matches knowledge.

Invest in yourself, more than you invest in the world.

Then invest in the world with the knowledge you have so that the world invests in you.

This is a beautiful cycle.

[-] saveTheFirstWorld 4 Points 2 months ago

Don't forget people are reading Culture of Critique

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[-] codingbuffnerd 3 Points 2 months ago

I recommend everyone to read some books on philosophy, economics, life/world/history.

On economics I got myself Rothbard, Mises, Bastitat, Hazlitt (just starting). Just few books on the basics, then I'm going to pick some more specific books on investing, markets, stocks. Anything that can improve my skill on investing and making money without leaving home.

With philosophy stoicism is good (Meditations by M. Aurelius). Next stop is Nietzsche and Ayn Rand for me. Nietzsche because I really want to know what he said about decadence. Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountain) is more fiction than non-fiction, but she was recommended to me by some edge lords, topics are individualism, objectivism, freedom.

Life/world. Yockey's Imperium is the edgiest book I had on hands. If you like these try Culture of Critique by Keving Macdonald. You'll be shocked.

But if you want to read fiction? Start here: https://www.librarything.com/bookaward/Norwegian+Book+Clubs%27+top+100+books+of+all+time

[-] OfficerWade 3 Points 2 months ago

Social muscles are a thing, if you aren’t socializing you aren’t able to talk about what matters. You lose the battle. You don’t get to win.

But there’s two sides to the game.

You have to read the sidebar to go out in the field and write a field report.

[-] Yakatonker 3 Points 2 months ago

Economics starting with The Wealth of Nations is arguably the first book you should ever read. Then start building from there, reason being economics is all about macro pattern recognition and forecasting. A very useful tool which is very transferable to other aspects of life.

The other thing about the elites and "moloch", its planet worship. Where "free" masonry is all about Lucifer, the morning star which is in fact Venus. The goddess, comical is it not? They still worship the elder Matriarch.

[-] chazthundergut 2 Points 2 months ago

If you wanna maximize gains, you must not only add the workouts but also remove the crap. No one reaches their potential by filling their body with junk.

Same with the Brain.

Cut out the garbage. Remove the activities that give your brain a quick hit of dopamine. They are stunting your growth

[-] sogardnitsoc 2 Points 2 months ago

"In the far right we have: Ride the Tiger, The Bow and the Club, The Decline of the West, Imperium by Yockey, "Can Life Prevail?". There are also specific topics you should read about like The Frankfurt School. " - thank you for sharing this books

[-] Captain_Save_A_Hoe_ 1 Point 2 months ago

Alexsander Dugins "the fourth political theory" is also worth looking into.

[-] Casanova-Quinn 2 Points 2 months ago

Like lifting, reading a book should be a scheduled activity. If you read 1 hour per day, for a whole year, that's 365 hours worth of reading. Just imagine the amount of knowledge you could learn about a subject in 1 year if you did this.

[-] IAMB4TMAN 2 Points 2 months ago

verbal dexterity is key to game

[-] TitusBjarni 2 Points 2 months ago

THE MORE YOU PUT IN - THE MORE YOU GET OUT - Rich Piana

The more steroids you put in...

Can't respect a steroid user's advice on lifting. You can do just about anything and gain muscle with steroids.

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[-] ROLLTIDE4EVER 1 Point 2 months ago

There is not enough time in the world to read all I want to read. So I use youtube videos for classics I've not read and then try to read 1-2 award winning books per month. Other popular books, I try audiobook on my ride to and from work.

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[-] Gabitandil 1 Point 2 months ago

What books do you people reccommend to read?

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Im gonna recomend "Hagakure, the way of the samurai" that book literally changed my life

[-] Psychological_Radish 1 Point 2 months ago

Marlon Brando didn't get fuck the hottest women in Hollywood because he was an insatiable bibliophile who owned and read thousands of books (a little known fact). He spread his seed far and wide because, in the words of one of his conquests, he was "the most beautiful man I'd ever seen." He also had great Game, as Richard Pryor attested when he commented that Brando was "the most charming motherfucker you ever met."

Looks and Game always have been, and always will be, the foundation of sexual success, which is what this forum is about. Being well-read makes a man more interesting, and knowledge from books is necessary to improve status and leadership ability in many fields. Towering figures of learning such as Ben Franklin, Bertrand Russell, and Albert Einstein certainly weren't fucking every broad they could get their hands on due to looks.

That said, the most straightforward path to sexual success for most men is simply improving Looks (the numberone factor) and then Game.

[-] Throwitawaygood 1 Point 2 months ago

So the brain's a muscle now?

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[-] SoulRedemption 1 Point 2 months ago

Feynman Technique for those non-fiction books and especially if you are studying.

[-] lvanden 1 Point 2 months ago

I'd wager its the Transverse Abdominus

[-] WillMeatLover 1 Point 2 months ago

Best post I've read in a long time.

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[-] lechleezdayen 1 Point 2 months ago

there have been trp book compilation threads by users BluePillProfessor in the mrp subreddit(see their sidebar) and by asianaway in this sub that are more peer reviewed with entries that are more widely accepted as "trp literature". just saying.

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[-] soufernkross 1 Point 2 months ago

i thot id find tha gracillis

tha brain aint a muscle

[-] SensualSeduction01 1 Point 2 months ago

I agree. As a great man once said,

I’m a sick fuck, I like a quick fuck

[-] Thisisntunpopular36 1 Point 2 months ago

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius is a good place to start.

[-] guyau 0 Points 2 months ago

Im wondering how much you actually understood from reading horkeimer and Adorno if you're calling the Frankfurt school a ' topic', or was that just name dropping, sort of like how you pretentiously left 'capital' in German.

[-] Auvergnat 0 Points 2 months ago

This is a typical example of post from the crowd who mistake TRP for the “self-improvement” sub.

  • Not related to human sexual strategy or its influence on human society.

  • Not related to improving one’s sexual success.

Just some bland exhortation to “self-improve for the sake of self-improvement”.

First they’ll encourage you to read because they decree that reading is somehow masculine, next they’ll encourage you to become a basement-dweller asocial nerd, because you need to self-improve your gaming skills, and self-improve your ability to live in isolation, or whatever.

Fuck this noise. Reported for violation of rule 0.

[-] GayLubeOil 16 Points 2 months ago

A man can't lead unless he has a vision a man can't have a vision without a theoretical basis. Who's going to give him the foundation of his vision GloboHomo society?

No! He has to build that vision through books.

The root of the problem is that America is built on Positivism. It has the mercantile ethics of it's slave owners and the intellectual curiosity of it's slaves.

Here's an interesting thing to think about: What Self Improvement books did Lenin and Fidel read to get laid?

Das Kapital gave them the will and fundamentaly will is more important than method.

What self improvement books gave them the strength of character to fight to the death?

Reliance on self improvement books is pure Neoliberal Blue pill.

[-] Auvergnat 2 Points 2 months ago

A man can't lead unless he has a vision a man can't have a vision without a theoretical basis. Who's going to give him the foundation of his vision GloboHomo society? No! He has to build that vision through books.

Typical unsubstantiated philosophical comment. There are leaders without vision and vision without "theoretical basis" and people developing a "theoretical basis" without having necessarily read a book.

Besides, what does this have to do with sexual strategy?

The root of the problem is that America is built on Positivism. It has the mercantile ethics of it's slave owners and the intellectual curiosity of it's slaves.

And it made the US the dominant empire of the modern age, while many countries in Europe without that approach slowly rotted in their inactive intellectualism or entirely exploded by applying fundamentally inapplicable "theoretical bases".

What self improvement books gave them the strength of character to fight to the death?

Reliance on self improvement books is pure Neoliberal Blue pill.

I may have not expressed myself correctly if your read my comment as a call to read self-improvement books, given that I'm specifically arguing against self-improvement. I only stand by the idea that TRP is about sexual strategy, and that it calls for action and that reading books or not is a concept that is orthogonal to action.

[-] GayLubeOil 10 Points 2 months ago

I substantiated my argument with historical examples. Fidel Castro read Das Kapital became radicalized and overthrough the Bautista regime. Leadership begins with vision.

What does persuit of strength have to do with attracting women? Having a clear view unconfused view of the world gives men strength. Women are attracted to strong men, men with will.

The US is the epicenter of Blue Pill GloboHomo it's exactly it's idiology we are fighting.


But the real irony here is that OP is the leader of an Eastern European Youth group. He uses said books to make speaches and gain status in his organization and said status is used to get sex.

You can surmise what kind of youth group by his book recommendations. In light of the facts on the ground I hope you reconsider your position.

[-] Auvergnat 1 Point 2 months ago

Damn so this sub uses discussion about sexual strategy to advocate for radical political indoctrination now? Will I get 72 virgins if I die a martyr for the cause too?

[-] GayLubeOil 7 Points 2 months ago

Liberalism is radical political indoctrination. Countries that haven't succumbed to Liberalism don't have issues with feminism or need to game their women.

The Koran is sexual strategy and it works much better than any Western book. Same can be said for any other tradition.

[-] Auvergnat 3 Points 2 months ago

The discussion topic is moving quite widely here but fair enough comments about liberalism.

Not sure how more traditionalist systems “fulfill” sexual strategy any better though. Isn’t adultery punished in Islam too? Is traditional (non-liberal) Christianity any better from the point of view of any individual’s strategy?

The way I see it, fulfilling one’s sexual strategy is a deeply selfish quest. Even pairing up with a woman is two individuals compromising their respective strategies, hence the powerful drive for cheating/branch-swinging.

Any form of organised society is a massive compromise of every member’s sexual strategy. Complete anarchy would perhaps be the system that liberate it all, but how long would that society function?

Out of curiosity, what is your personal view of an ideal system? Of what is the closest real example of a working and desirable system?

[-] GayLubeOil 6 Points 2 months ago

Islam operates via polygamy so adultery isn't required. However if you infringe on another man's property (women) then your gonna have problems as in any society.

There's nothing traditional about Christianity it's a distorted paganism mixed with a distorted Judaism. The Pope betrayed his people when he gave blessing to the migrants.

There's nothing selfish about sexual selection. It reinvigorates society by bring forth new life. Abortion on the other hand is selfish. Boomers aborted the future so they could masterbate and smoke weed. Now we live in a stagnant society.

Orthodox Judaism is a working system so is Islam, Mormons seem to be doing well. Anyone who is weathering the storm of Liberalism.

[-] JamesSkepp 1 Point 2 months ago

Islam operates via polygamy so adultery isn't required

With the exception that majority of men cannot have harems since they either lack the resources or lack the women, and this is the reason it's discouraged in Islam. Hence, in practical terms Islam's m-f relations don't differ that much from Western ones (80-20, Islam or not), with the small difference being we don't stone people for fucking someone he/she "shouldn't" have.

https://archive.is/WpUGQ

Worth noticing, Islam has it's own FAITH-"based" feminist scholars (next section). Thus, Islam is not immune to bs. Might be b/c it has nothing to do with religion and a lot to do with men.

Mormons seem to be doing well

Not really. They have problems with not enough men, since young men are required to go on missions for the Church, if they don't they are either expelled or quit themselves. IIRC in Utah the problem is something like half of the single, Mormon women will not find a husband inside the Church, so they remain single.

Mormons also have their own feminism too. Don't know much about it, but I seriously doubt it's "pro-men" feminism, so to speak.

 

It all boils down to attractive men which women follow, the sexual strategy in play. Thus, you start there and not with "fuck liberalism first, that will fix men". Literally half of the world doesn't have much to do with liberalism and this half's men are betas and their countries in turmoil or total shitholes.

Start with men, not politics, politics can be subverted, men's sexual strategy (the RP based one) can't.

[-] GayLubeOil 4 Points 2 months ago

The half of the world that isn't liberal isn't suffering from the dissolution of the family. Since liberal cultures believe that men and women are equal there is less differentiation between the sexes.

Men from illiberal cultures are less femanized then men from liberal cultures. That's why the former are raping the laters women, while the later are being cucks.

Men's sexual strategy has allready been subverted by the media and Hollywood, and it's unsubversion requires the deeper intellectual approach your seeing here.

[-] SeasonedRP 1 Point 2 months ago

Reading or not may be orthogonal to the motivation to take action, but not to the quality and success of the action taken. Being well-read and understanding difficult concepts puts you above most women, and women want someone they can look up to. I can't recall seeing any dumb men have success with average or intelligent women other than on a fleeting basis. It would be a rare female med student who would be a plate for a laborer or factory worker. If you aren't above a woman in income, you damn well better be in intelligence.

[-] redpillcad 9 Points 2 months ago

I know guys who cant read above 8th grade level that do HVAC work and they slay pussy.

If they wrote a post about seduction (haha they cant write their names) it would be more useful as far as getting bitches than this shitpost

[-] GayLubeOil 11 Points 2 months ago

Looking to the illiterate proletariat for guidance is an inversion and definitely degenerate. Up next getting sex advice from your dog.

[-] redpillcad 2 Points 2 months ago

Some dogs crush it

[-] BillyRedRocks 1 Point 2 months ago

The problem with this post is that OP is trying to run before he can walk. If you have some random person on the street handing out copies of "The CUlture of Critique" with the slogan "Read it bro it would really activate your almonds and get you tons of pussy" everyone would think he's either insane or retarded, and they would be right to think that since the recent uprise in insane and/or retarded people in society.

There have been a lot of complaints about "Spergs writing lists about alpha males" and that's what this post is all about /u/Captain_Save_AHoe basically told us "alphas read books, read these books", so naturally he got deleted, because he's just another guy telling us to do what he envisions alphas do. This is why we have a hierarchy - if an EC tells us to read something - yeah it will probably happen. If a random person on the street promises candy if we read X books... not happening.

GLO, teach your pupil how to write, not writing appropriately for your audience is futile, and I'm sure more people will listen to him then if he actually manages to tie his posts to sexual strategy.

[-] Captain_Save_A_Hoe_ 3 Points 2 months ago

Das Kapital deals with sexual strategy and if I wouldve listed Mein Kampf too it would have also dealt with it. Can Life Prevail deals with sexual strategy. Imperium by Yockey and The Frankfurt School deal with sexual strategy. Why you think they do not is based on an agenda. In fact your entire account is based on popping out of the blue along with a few EC's to strike up a conversation how you do not understand what rule zero means and if you do not waste a colossal amount of time debating me I will get the post deleted.

[-] BillyRedRocks 1 Point 2 months ago

I'm not saying they don't deal with sexual strategy, I'm telling you that you are presenting them as a sperg nobody and that's why your posts get deleted, if you present them with regard for your audience (not be autistic) your posts won't be deleted and you'll have more success. Instead you skimmed over my comment and shat your pants. Congratulations.

[-] GayLubeOil 5 Points 2 months ago

Pretty sure if he wrote about The Rational Male no one here would have a problem. But since we're expanding our range to sexual strategy that comes from the Continental tradition as opposed to Analytic little babies are making a fuss.

Sometimes when you give a baby a new food it creates a fuss. But it's okay red pill alpha Daddy Gaylubeoil is here.

[-] BillyRedRocks 1 Point 2 months ago

The Rational Male - a book that has been tested repeatedly by the people in this subreddit, and is promoted by the team of ECs. If he writes about TRM like he did right now he'll get deleted again.

If you wanna give babies new food that's fine, if you want to feed babies soup with a fork then you're not really taking the right approach and you shouldn't be surprised when nobody listens to you. Teach your pupil to write so he can spread the ideology properly instead of looking like a sperg and being laughed out of the room.

[-] Captain_Save_A_Hoe_ 3 Points 2 months ago

I guess randomly handing out PUA books and soft red pill books are better because theyre not as controversial and god forbid you have controversy on a subreddit dedicated to it.

[-] BillyRedRocks 0 Points 2 months ago

You're still missing the point. How can you understand these books with such reading comprehension?

[-] GayLubeOil 2 Points 2 months ago

Post has an upvote rate of 87% so he did write for his audience.

[-] BillyRedRocks 1 Point 2 months ago

Then I guess his audience is not "TheRedPill" but a segment of the red pill that follow your teachings. That is if we accept that upvotes mean anything here. If they did the hierarchy wouldn't exist

[-] GayLubeOil 2 Points 2 months ago

People need to bring in new sources of information and apply it in new interesting ways otherwise the community stagnates intellectually. There are plenty of sterile PUA forums haunting the internet, that prove this.

In fact this argument is far more beneficial to the community then the millionth I just had sex post.

The Red Pill must constantly fight with itself to avoid stagnation.

[-] BillyRedRocks 2 Points 2 months ago

Without the "new and interesting ways" people will reject the new sources. Until the overton window shifts and this becomes the new normal of course.

[-] Captain_Save_A_Hoe_ 8 Points 2 months ago

It is a fact that very low and very high IQ people have more children than the average. Maybe I should hit myself in the head with an hammer to get some of those sexual strategy points? That said both of your comments are extremely annoying because I feel I will get banned for criticizing anything you say (Rian_Stone already did this once).

Also you clearly did not read rule zero properly as it includes "men's identity" as a valid discussion of topic. Reading very difficult books challenge the mind. Usually when someone has a fear of talking to women/men you give them a bigger fear such as lifting and it works, I gave them a bigger fear than women. How you cannot see why reading difficult books help overcome animate and inanimate shit tests is beyond me.

First they’ll encourage you to read because they decree that reading is somehow masculine

Masculine societies are educated, think of the soviet union for example, they pushed education like USA pushes war in the middle east.

[-] Auvergnat 4 Points 2 months ago

I own and have read plenty of books. My library is chock full of them. Mostly non fiction. Science, philosophy, religion. My only works of fictions are classics. I love to read. Always did. I’ve felt superior to other guys so many times in the past because I’ve read Camus and Nietzsche and they had not. I pride myself on having read the Bible and the Koran despite being an atheist. What I love the most in reading is that transfer of knowledge and wisdom across time. Here I am reading the mind of a Roman emperor deceased Millenia ago..

None of this ever helped me getting laid, until I read the Rational Male and then other redpill-recommended books. Since I love to read I’ve read a lot of redpill-recommend books, and you can find posts of mine with recommended reading and exhortation to read redpill-recommended books more than this sub.

Thanks to my redpill reading, I’ve been getting laid more and I am happier. Still, I have a long way to go since it’s not the reading that I do that helps, but the actions I take towards a proper masculine “rewiring”, informed by that extensive reading I do.

My flatmate has not read a single book in his life on his own volition. He is proud of it even. He justifies it saying the way he learns is through talking to other people. I firmly believes he has dyslexia and hides it. I remember being dumbfounded when he told me he didn’t read AT ALL. I tried so many times to get him to read, usually when after a discussion on a topic of high interest to him, I’d mention there is this book I’ve read that illustrates exactly his opinion and goes even deeper. Never worked.

This guy is also a pussy slayer. The guy who would not open a book even if his life depended on it. He also makes more money than me, despite having done less studies. Never reading a book in his life has had no positive nor negative impact on his masculinity or ability to get laid.

Do you get the lesson here or do I have to make it clearer still? It’s not personal that I reported your post. It really is that reading has no relation to masculinity, or TRP or sexual strategy. It’s like you just posted about why you think we should have vanilla ice cream rather than chocolate.

[-] GayLubeOil 11 Points 2 months ago

Apparently you not good at applying theoretical texts then because the only books that you seem to have benefited from are explicit in nature.

The whole attitude is very American and in a way femanine because women arnt much for theory or it's application. The best books for women are explicit like cook books. That's the attitude on display here.

If you read the Bible and comprehended it at a deep level you would know that it deals in essentialism, absolutes, obligations and duties to your community.

The Koran takes this further in the concept of Jihad both inner and outer Jihad. Women are naturally attracted to a warrior.

If you understand the obligation of struggle you wouldn't need self improvement books. Osama Bin Laden didn't read self improvement books and he did just fine with his five wives.

[-] Captain_Save_A_Hoe_ 8 Points 2 months ago

Here is your problem. You do not internalize the books you read. Plenty of Muslims internalized the Quran and not only are they educated enough to manipulate their women to be submissive but they are also masculine because they read and internalized the concepts. Clearly you have not internalized the concepts of the Bible nor Nietzsche.

You set your value by materialist relativist values. Your roommate is not better than you because he has more material. Solely owning material is not the goal of life either btw. You've set your standard of living by material. You do not have core values so you feel. You feel how much material you have and adjust your mood according to it. In this aspect youre a woman feeling and specifically you are Kim Kardashian because your value is set by material relativism.

Reading Evola (and internalizing his concepts) is a good start to head if your goal is to do "masculine rewiring".

[-] Auvergnat 0 Points 2 months ago

I admit reading books made you a good sophist. Behind your clever words and ad hominems, I see no answer to the specific point I was raising. Let's try again: action is the answer, reading is not. You're going to argue it or psychoanalyse my values again?

[-] replicaplater 5 Points 2 months ago

By your argument, a lot of the posts on TRP sub should be removed because they don't help anyone get laid, including your recommended RP reading list post.

[-] Auvergnat 1 Point 2 months ago

That list helped me, and many many other unplugged guys getting laid. Good argument but bad example.

The argument that TRP is about more than getting laid is right though. Under the banner of “discussing sexual strategy” it is valid to post about the influence of the feminine sexual strategy on modern western culture for example.

But there’s way too many posts on this sub saying something along the lines of “you should do X because I personally think it’s masculine” and they deserved to be removed yes because they are not informed by sexual strategy. They’re just wishful thinking of people with an interest in X trying to justify how X fits in TRP theory,

Get too many of those and eventually you’ll get a sub encouraging guys to do things that go against their sexual imperative because they’ve been informed by some arbitrary moral or cultural code rather than the foundational “how does this relate to sex?”. Perhaps eventually you may read ontop of TRP à post that advise how “you should marry a single mom and adopt her kids because it is the pinnacle of masculinity!”.

Lucky for you the mods remove an astoundingly high number of those misguiding “pure self-improvement” posts that have no relation to sexual strategy and constitute a slippery slope towards whatever arbitrary image of masculinity the majority holds.

[-] Captain_Save_A_Hoe_ 2 Points 2 months ago

rather than the foundational “how does this relate to sex?”.

I made an post called "Why TRP advocates for non-monogamous premarital sex." and it still got removed but this time I was given zero reasons why it was so. You clearly have an agenda and if i were to meet your excuses you would still censor me.

[-] replicaplater 1 Point 2 months ago

Thanks for clarifying your argument. I agree that the main pillar of everything here should be in some way related to sexual strategy whether it be on the personal or societal level. It really comes down to the seemingly age old argument about what TRP should be about, sexual strategy, self-improvement or something political. Speaking for myself, the fact that this sub presents these options content-wise makes it more interesting and valuable.

Judging from your other comments on this post I can certainly relate to your frustration regarding book-smarts and the low ROI in terms of getting laid. That being said I enjoy reading and learning new stuff for myself. Some people are more intellectually inclined and some not so much.

[-] GayLubeOil 5 Points 2 months ago

We can answer this in a very practical way. If it wasn't for his education he would t have the will to pick the fight he picked with you. Picking fights physical or intellectual is competition is masculintity

[-] reyaan7 3 Points 2 months ago

Reading just gives us information and that's it. It can't gives us knowledge which we get from our experiences. I love reading about Quantum physics, it gives me information about bizarre nature of universe in sub atomic levels. It can't help me slay pussy.

We should read but we must pay more attention to become street smart.

[-] Auvergnat 2 Points 2 months ago

We should read but we must pay more attention to become street smart.

This is the painful epiphany I have been recently experiencing, which motivates my comment. I’ve discovered, too late to my liking and after significant investment, that the ROI of book smarts is dramatically lower than street smarts.

[-] TheRedPike 5 Points 2 months ago

This thread of comments is the only reason I'm leaving this post up. There is value in this. I leave the final decision up to you--thumbs up or down?

[-] GayLubeOil 2 Points 2 months ago

An illiterate Masculinity is degenerate and should be discouraged because long term it's decrease our intellectual range and drive out all of the smart people here.

[-] Auvergnat 1 Point 2 months ago

I see it’s gone. Saw this too late. Thanks

[-] Captain_Save_A_Hoe_ 1 Point 2 months ago

You're probably massively butthurt because I made an better post than you with actual redpill books in it that contradict yours. In fact Jack Donovans book is trash because it dosent have the masculine doctrines in it like more serious works such as Ride the Tiger or just basically any holy scripture.

I'm pretty sure WW2 has shown what is the strongest wins above all else. If you write about weak topics such as Stoicism or Jack Donovan "The Way of Men" you will be wiped off physically. Don't believe me? Well Nazi Germany believed in this doctrine and they basically did a Napoleon on Europe with this doctrine.

[-] Fragosus 3 Points 2 months ago

Isn't TRP also about self improvement? Reading has a lot of benefits when done right. Also reading a book on public transportation worked wonders for me. Women often show interest in what you reading. it is an easy conversation starter. Talking about what you read only works when you actually read though.