“Hope, danger's comforter, may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources ... but it’s nature is to be extravagant, and those who go so far as to put their all upon the venture see it in its true colours only when they are ruined”
“ but so long as the discovery would enable them to guard against it, it is never found wanting. Let not this be the case with you, who are weak and hang on a single turn of the scale; “
“ nor be like the vulgar, who, abandoning such security as human means may still afford, when visible hopes fail them in extremity, turn to invisible, to prophecies and oracles “
OkCupid has had a major brand initiative for 2020, they are actively trying to court woke social justice millennials/leftists as their primary customer base. The implications of this are pretty funny to think about (thread)
Woke Capitalism is extremely stupid for a few reasons.
Primarily, big companies are dinosaurs and leviathans. They sense the cultural impact, but they simply are not agile enough to keep up in the culture war landscape
The "Social Justice" or Wokeness movement is utterly phrenetic. Their preferences and definitions seem to change on a weekly basis. New history months seem to spring up all the time. Totally suboptimal for rigid corporate marketing initiatives that take a ton of time to implement
These are the keys to it all - all else is flash and rigidity and superfluousness
@DejaRu22 Do not slash, swing, attack, move, or touch.
Instead simply CUT.
Hold a sword with ironclad intention to cut and kill.
@DejaRu22 Interesting non-metaphysical use of the word “Spirit”. Seems to sort of translate as “headspace” or “mindset”. Meditation trains this and ostensibly offers the capability to flow between spirits at will - increasing adaptability and versatility
@DeeperThrill Once you can do these things, experiment endlessly.
Some fun tricks I have found:
- Pretend that your brain is in your foot. Observe how that changes your perception of your sensory inputs. Imagine that everything about your experience of your mind is happening elsewhere
@DeeperThrill - try to feel as though the sensory inputs of you having a head are actually *enveloped by* your consciousness, rather than the other way around.
Your mind is actually occuring around the outside of your head, with your head just being a part of it
@DeeperThrill - try to spatially “locate” your thoughts. Where precisely are they happening? When you have a thought that seems like words, how is that not in your ears?
If you have a song stuck in your head, is that phantom sound? Try imagining that you have a pause button. See what happens.
@flyover_country I don’t know what the tweet referenced says (either I’m blocked or blocked them) but I am not sure I agree that Feminism and Red Pill are dichotomous. There may be elements that are similar, but they are structured totally differently in terms of dogma.
@flyover_country Feminism does not proliferate observables. Rape Culture is a myth that cannot be verified. Hypergamy, or other patterns of female behavior, are observable and to some degree hidden, or at least not openly discussed.
@flyover_country Feminism vectors towards female supremacy by LYING about the nature of men.
Red Pill provides an alternative framework of analysis for men, IN REACTION TO the primacy of feminist tenets.
Without Feminism, there wouldn’t be a need for Red Pill, at least not has it has evolved.