Below is a pretty harsh statement on the matter of national pride from the German Philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer: The cheapest sort of pride is national pride; for if a man is proud of his own nation, it argues that he has no qualities of his own of which he can be proud; otherwise he would … More On National/Racial Pride
An anon on 4chan muses over the nature of self love and acceptance: You ever hear the phrase “learn to love yourself before you love others”? It’s pretty popular. Every time I hear it I get a headache. Then I get mad because it sounds like manufactured Hallmark bullshit. Like, this person spouting such trite … More To Love Yourself Before Others
An anon talks about the role of excitement in modern civilization in response to a different anon’s complaint about their life: Fucking pathetic. You don’t need to be some Uber-chad with thousands of friends, millions of dollars, a house in the Bahamas and a date with another girl every night to enjoy life. Modern civilization … More On Excitement and Life
A picture is worth a thousand words: And heck, just to add an addendum to the little allegory above, translated in terms of modern, western governments, the lion on the left is not even guaranteed security, food, decent shelter or medical care. But the cage is the one thing that’s guaranteed to be there.
Sad story on how one anon started lifting. For him, it was a life or death crisis that he will always regret.
An anon on 4chan who works as a statistician studies the US election vote data for signs of fraud: GATHER ROUND ANONS AND GET READY TO SCREENCAP. I’m still working on my analysis, but I want to share my initial findings with the rest of you. I think I’m starting to get an idea of … More Anon Spots Election Fraud
An angry anon makes a good point on the nature of heroes, and what one should do when faced with their imperfections (or downright moral failures): Fucking this. You can’t trust others to be your heroes. It’s important to remember that you never truly know your heroes. Heroes are just people. People change. People are … More You can’t trust others to be your heroes
Something more lighthearted, in light of the recent troubles in the cities:
An interesting and somewhat scary take on the ancient folktale of Narcissus and Echo. Found on 4chan:
The motivation for self improvement can come from the strangest places: