I had a fear of enlightement. Call it a success barrier if you will.
There are many positive things I’ve been able to internalise in my life. For year after year I always came top of the class in every subject. Literally from the first year as a little shit-cake baker five year old playing in the sandpit between classes, right up to my school leaving exams. Always the best, in everything. But I went to a shitty school so I wondered if I could still be top at college. I was. But it was a shitty college. Finally I went to a top university and it took a full academic year before I realised I was smarter than everyone else. Then I went into business for a top consulting firm and again I wasn’t sure I’d rise to the top of my peer group but I did.
In the face of such consistent positive feedback over literally two decades I have fully internalised that I am among the top 1% of men intellectually. I project as such with serene confidence.
That’s the plus side. There’s other things where I haven’t been able to internalise the leap to greatness. Since getting involved in game this has held me back from believing I am at the top of the value pyramid, or as Skeletor would say in his fiat currency analogy – “the guy who owns the printing press”
Regular manosphere readers will be familiar with the idea that men own the extremes of the bell curve and women own mediocrity. Because reproductively women are “where its at” they just need to exist and not breakdown in order to pass on their genes. There is no selective pressure in nature to reward mutation and punish mediocrity. Hence all the select pressure and thus evolution is on the male side. Men inhabit a wide spectrum of mutation and ability, compete strongly, and over time the top 40% reproduce. This is why every achievement that’s ever happened was acheived by a man. Just go to wikipedia and get a list of inventions. Here’s a handful:
- Johannes Gutenburg invents the printing press. Mass literacy becomes possible.
- Luca Pacioli invents double entry booking, the bedrock of modern business administration.
- Christiaan Huuygens invents the pendulum clock setting the stage for effective timekeeping.
- James Hargreaves invents the spinning jenny which massively increases productive capacity of weavers.
- Claude de Jouffroy invents the steamboat and thus reliable long distance travel.
- Benjamin Franklin invents spectacles.
- Edward Jenner invents vaccination and single-handedly cures small pox, the largest killer of urban populations.
- Michael Faraday invents the electric motor.
- George Stephenson invents the steam locomotive that allows heavy industry to move its products and people to move between urban centres quickly and easily.
- Samuel Colt invents the revolver. Useful for pacifying savages.
- Crawford Long invents anaesthesia
Men own the top and bottom. As loyal readers and devotees of self improvement you are quite likely somewhere in the top half of the male value pyramid. Don’t pay attention to the total size of the pyramids, just their relative heights. The central points to take on board from it are:
– The best men are higher value than the best women. A female 10 is lucky to get a male 9 or 10.
– There are more girls cute or better than their are high value men.
– Some men are too low value for even the lowest quality fertile women.
One of the most helpful passages in my talks with Skeletor has been how he has impressed upon me that once you’ve already acheived the reality of getting to the top end of the pyramid, the big challenge is to start believing you are there. That requires a big leap of faith. If you genuinely have the value, this video is great for helping you believe it.
February 4, 2011 at 7:48 pm
Awesome post. I might have to do some work with Skeletor myself. Will chat to you about this soon..
February 4, 2011 at 11:54 pm
What is top value in the sexual marketplace (meaning what is top value to women) is not the same as what gives any one individual man true value, although sometimes they can be complementary.
February 5, 2011 at 2:05 am
Hey, love the blog, but following on from what modernguy says, a lot of the groundbreaking men in history weren’t exactly pussy magnets.
For example, Faraday was low class dirt as far as most of the women of his time were concerned, he married through religion. If I could be bothered to dig, I’m sure I’d find similar stories about a lot of the other historical inventors/scientists. Your thoughts?
February 5, 2011 at 4:04 am
White beta males built civilisation. Modernity is a creation of beta males for beta males. It’s the greatest human accomplishment of all time. But it’s entirely unnatural and relies upon massive social strictures to restrain alpha chasing. By destroying such strictures, feminism/communism has returned us to the state of nature – which is mud huts, sluts, and alpha chasing.
February 5, 2011 at 12:41 pm
Excellent – thats exactly what we are and why I read this and other material – self improvers – we want to be the best, or die trying.
Incidentally how many women have you known who constantly strive to better themselves? – and I dont mean the odd self help book – I mean the researching, planning and methodological application of techniques to improve targetted areas of your life – success with women, entrepreneurship, becoming a polymath (as I am).
February 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm
Haha, I lol’ed at the arrogance in this article. Also by the obvious examples of prole idiots mastering game (consciously or not) intelligence higher than the basic capability of learning and applying some game concepts is pretty useless (marginal utility of intelligence above 120 is pretty low in the field of gaining more income, i imagine its more like 80 in the field of game).
I think where the majority of people fail in the mastery of game is the willingness to take a social risk, I also think its harder to succeed in this area than just learning some basic game concepts (like anyone with an IQ higher than 80 can do). Your arrogance shows that that you broke that barrier and the writing on your blog shows that you also have some periods of selfreflection. That’s the combination I’m going for and your blog is definitely helping.
Btw in all likelihood you’re not the smartest guy at your uni. Just take a few math courses and see nerdy autists kick your ass in logic & stuff
February 7, 2011 at 4:17 am
I would also like to know the field you ‘rose’ to the top of. It would be extremely impressive if it were math or physics. In these fields it is pretty difficult to decide who is the best because the work is so advanced and specialized. Also, most (90% of) papers are co-written these days, so the day of the solitary genius is mostly dead.
If you are the smartest economist you are definitely quite smart but probably not all that exceptional.
* Top of my peer group, that’s all. The girl who got the worldwide overall prize for the chartered accountancy exams best score the year we qualified sat next to me in the training. I wupped her solidly in the Case Study, the main exam. At my university my department said I was the best student they’d ever had – announced it publically in the results celebration speech in front of everyone. I might link that In Mala Fide article about the difference between cleverness and intelligence. Maths experts are clever, not intelligent. Usually. I have little intellectual respect for them and used to always destroy them in the 99% of the world that wasn’t their narrow discipline. – K *
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February 6, 2011 at 4:49 pm
I have some recommended reading if you want to approach the above Alan Watts angle from a different side. For me these books captured essentially the same ideas :
Luke Rhinehart – Whim
LR – The book of the die
February 6, 2011 at 8:54 pm
The first challenge for special people is to realise that they are special.
It helps to discard modesty. It’s a tool used by riffraff to shame Specials into denying their birthright. I think you have the modesty thing well in control now, though.
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February 15, 2011 at 2:19 am
this is massive.
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October 24, 2011 at 11:35 pm
These pyramids are on point
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December 15, 2017 at 2:56 am
Hi Nick, i just read Balls Deep and am looking forward to tour new book.
Would you know if Skeletor (Colin) still teaches. I tried accessing his website and it doesnt exist and his facebook seems inactive.
I would love to have some sessions with him and if you know of a way to contact him please let me know. If not do you know of any other coaches/ therapists who offer similar programmes on inner game as Collin.
Many thanks in advance and also thanks for your books and blog, learnt a lot [I’ll ask him. He sometimes coaches, but the website is gone. K.]
December 19, 2017 at 11:54 pm