Living everywhere from California to Vietnam to Paris and visiting several places in between left me with a realization I hadn’t had while living in the U.S.
- The producer for my audiobook Gorilla Mindset was a Canadian who spent years in a band, settled down in Ho Chi Minh City, and married a Vietnamese woman. He had his first child in his early 40s and continued doing production work.
- Vox Day and Space Bunny live in Europe with a full family. Vox runs a publishing house and does game design from his house.
- In America parents are tedious bores who can’t do anything “because of the kids.” In Europe they travel with their kids. It’s nothing to hear a baby cry while flying in a plane to Germany. If you complain, that’s your problem as you’re an adult who didn’t think to pack headphones and some music or an audiobook. (If you complain about a baby crying, who is the real baby?)
When you hear people talk about “lifestyle design,” you should usually run as you’re about to be conned. That said, your life is a choice. Most people simply never give much thought to it and live as they’ve been taught by the education/brain washing system along with some cultural indoctrination.
My life right now is pretty weird. I don’t own a house and haven’t signed a lease in nearly 2 years. I’ve bounced around from city to city, country to country. Haters say that because I don’t own a home, I must not make any money. That is so stupid to me at this stage in my life that it’s almost beyond my comprehension.
- Why would I invest my money into an illiquid asset when there are other asset classes giving higher rates of return?
I’ve been open about my past drug use and never made any apologies for it. It doesn’t even occur to me anymore that it’s “weird” to travel to a farm in South Africa to take ayahuasca. (Meanwhile it’s totally normal to “get wasted, bro” with “friends” in obnoxious night clubs or pubs.)
When people say they don’t like my Tweets or don’t like me, it doesn’t impact me. Why would I care if some percentage of people hate me?
You cannot separate your mindset from your lifestyle.
A conformist mindset gives you a conformist life.
However you live your life is based on your mindset, whether you know it or not. Simply go read the most boring basic bitch definition of mindset from Wikipedia:
In decision theory and general systems theory, a mindset is a set of assumptions, methods, or notations held by one or more people or groups of people that is so established that it creates a powerful incentive within these people or groups to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviors, choices, or tools.
It’s assumed that “the right people” should “like you.” When you adopt that conformist mindset, you will behave in ways to keep the right people liking you.
Go unpack that.
- Who are the right people, and how did they become the right people?
Today the “right people” are whoever the media says are the right people, as bad press terrifies people, because bad press might make you illegitimate.
Have you met many journalists? They are of mediocre intelligence and lazy.
Journalists get their jobs because they say what their billionaire media masters tell them to say.
- Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post
- Carlos Slim owns the New York Times
- Chelsea Clinton is on the Board for the Daily Beast, which is owned by Barry Diller
A year ago, Jeff Bezos stunned the media world with the news that he was buying The Washington Post for $250 million. With his jumble of businesses, the founder of Amazon seemed an unlikely buyer for a newspaper that was losing money.
Do you think billionaires are buying media outlets to tell the truth?
- If billionaires bought news outlets to tell the truth, then why is most of what you read and see on TV somewhere between horribly biases and overtly hoaxed?
They are doing this to control the narrative, and thus to control you.
There is a war for your mind taking place, and you don’t even know it.
While there are sound economic and social reasons to “play the game,” most aren’t playing the game but instead are being played.
Have you asked yourself why you want to be liked by the right people? When you’re watching the news or reading the paper, do you look at the “right people” and think, “They are amazing?”
Chances are you think the right people are no fun at all, and yet you strive to be like this. This is mind control.
A quick note on television and “legitimacy.”
I went onto television for a few reasons, some noble and some trolly. My noble reason for going on television was to tell the truth, and also to prove a point about influence.
- My Twitter account is more influential than any “cable news” show on CNN. Why would I strive to be on TV instead of breaking news at Danger & Play and Twitter?
My inner jokester also went on TV to trigger people who would be outraged that Fox bestowed “legitimacy” on me. It worked, as people who claim I’m irrelevant freaked the frack out.
- If I’m “irrelevant,” why care if I’m on TV? If I’m “irrelevant,” how do you even know so much about me?
Cry more, cucks.
There’s a lesson here.
Fox, CNN, Carlos Slims’ blog, etc. cannot bestow legitimacy on me.
The media is not allowed to define me, nor do I give a damn about what the “right people” think.
The media is my marketing company and I use them to promote my brand. Hillary Clinton is about to give a speech which many think will reference me if not by name then subtly.
Are you playing the game, or are you being played?
There are many who won’t openly associate with me due to some out-of-context Tweets from years ago.
- Meanwhile Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick, while sick Hillary Clinton covered it up.
- Sick Hillary took millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, where gays are murdered.
- Roman Polanski anally raped a 14-year-old girl after drugging her.
According to the media, you should be proud to know acclaimed film maker Roman Polanski. You should shake hands with rapist Bill Clinton. The media wants sick Hillary as our next president.
The media has people believing that mean Tweets on the Internet matter more than a pattern of conduct revealing sociopathy. Mean Tweets, according to David Weigel, are worse than rape.
Some of you wonder what my vision is.
I will tell you.
I am here to burn this entire media establishment to the ground. I am here to destroy those who elevate rapists, murderers, pedophiles, and sociopaths to the highest levels of government.
I wake up every day full of passion and enthusiasm. Conflict inspires me, and I am only getting started.
P.S. Yes I snuck in a mindset and media message into a post about travel. here are some travel pics so you don’t feel betrayed.
The lost city of Petra, Jordan.
A slum in Saigon, Vietnam.
The view from Lion’s Head mountain in Capetown, South Africa.
Denali National Park, Alaska.
Krka waterfalls, Croatia.
Somewhere in Italy.
Gardens of Versailles, France.
Sunset over the Dead Sea, Jordan.
Alfred C. Barnes is a personal hero of mine. He was considered a madman of his era for collecting impressionist art work.
The Barnes Foundation.
Mememto Mori from the Barnes Collection
Although travel is fun, I didn’t create any of those places. I only visited them. The best picture I have is this, taken today, as Gorilla Mindset continues to be a smash hit.