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5 Ways To Massively Upgrade Your Shoe Game

The following article is sponsored by Paul Evans Shoes. Shoes are an often-overlooked but significant part of any man’s fashion game. Too many men will focus on their shirts, jackets, pants, and accessories, only to ruin their hard work by picking a pair of shoes that’s either cheap or clashes with their outfit. It’s very […]

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What Is The Tao?

I’ve previously reviewed Osho’s When The Shoe Fits, but this book may actually serve as a better reading for complete beginners to Tao since it’s more introductory in nature. However, it does lack the parables that make it as interesting as When The Shoe Fits. Buddha has walked, Lao Tzu has walked, Jesus has walked, but […]

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How To Identify Flaky People And Block Them From Bringing Drama Into Your Life

Flakiness is becoming a social epidemic. There are still people who are reliable, honest, and industrious, but they’re less common to find than in times past. Protecting oneself from people lacking those qualities is increasingly important as the Kali Yuga continues. Unfortunately, anyone can be a flake: neighbors, family members, co-workers, romantic interests, or sometimes […]

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How To Optimize Your Time

For a couple of years ago I came across Rory Waden’s time management analysis and corresponding lecture. I agreed with some parts, while being critical to other things. Mostly I realized that this lecture is somewhat incomplete and requires modifications and complementary pieces of advice. Although the obsession of optimization may sometimes be misguided, occasionally […]

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3 Lessons In Duality And Paradox

The Law of Paradoxical Unity is a major theme in the popular ancient Chinese text known as the Tao Te Ching. It states that the universe, and life, exist in a constantly fluctuating state of duality. In simpler terms: everything has an opposite, and neither opposite stays dominate forever. After night, the sun always rises. After […]

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Be Like A Tree

Be it the resilient willow or the impressive cedar, trees have inspired humans for millennia, as the symbol of strength, longevity, and rebirth. Nowadays, men look only towards their peers for guidance, but the answer might just be in one’s own garden. Roots They represent the connection with one’s home and those who came before. […]

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How To Change The World

Out of all my podcasts, I’ve received the most amount of comments about The Black Pill, where I state that it’s fruitless to try to change society instead of yourself. Many men feel that this possibly can’t be the right approach, because if we don’t try to change society, how can we ever make it […]

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And Then What?

Many men raised in the West are programmed to set ambitious goals for themselves. They spend months or years trying to accomplish a specific goal, thinking that once it happens, their life will unfold like a movie where they are the hero carried off on the shoulders of admirers. This doesn’t happen. The satisfaction from […]

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4 Reasons Why You Should Learn CPR

It’s often easy to imagine emergencies as the exclusive domain of first responders, but nothing could be further from the truth. As men it is our duty to be ready for action when life throws a situation at us, and those situations can come quick, literally within seconds. Whether you encounter your grandparents falling, a […]

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5 Signs You’re A Rigid Ideologue

An ideologue is someone who fabricates simple, soothing ideas to disconnect from the chaos he perceives to be reality. Someone who has ideas, however, uses them to correctly identify and so understand reality. The allure of an ideology is it’s a defense against painful emotional issues the ideologue has yet to manage. As such, an […]

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Runaway Train

Ten years ago, I was staying at a hostel in Buenos Aires. I was nearly five months into what would be a six month backpacking trip through South America. Things were not going so well. Repeated illnesses revealed that my constitution was too fragile for the continent. I began longing for the home I eagerly […]

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Dave Chappelle’s New Special Is Surprisingly Blue Pill

Netflix has recently released Dave Chappelle’s latest duet of stand up comedy: “Equanimity” and “The Bird Revelation,” featuring the extremely talented, diverse, and crossover comedian himself, Dave Chappelle. While the oxymoron of black comedians crossing over and appealing to mostly non-whites hurling the “n-word” is not a new phenomenon, Chappelle offers erroneous (but undeniably humorous) […]

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Dave Chappelle’s New Special Is Surprisingly Blue Pill

Netflix has recently released Dave Chappelle’s latest duet of stand up comedy: “Equanimity” and “The Bird Revelation,” featuring the extremely talented, diverse, and crossover comedian himself, Dave Chappelle. While the oxymoron of black comedians crossing over and appealing to mostly non-whites hurling the “n-word” is not a new phenomenon, Chappelle offers erroneous (but undeniably humorous) […]

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Dave Chappelle’s New Special Is Surprisingly Blue Pill

Netflix has recently released Dave Chappelle’s latest duet of stand up comedy: “Equanimity” and “The Bird Revelation,” featuring the extremely talented, diverse, and crossover comedian himself, Dave Chappelle. While the oxymoron of black comedians crossing over and appealing to mostly non-whites hurling the “n-word” is not a new phenomenon, Chappelle offers erroneous (but undeniably humorous) […]

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