Minimalism: Because Experiences Are Better Than Things

Want to be a happier, more fulfilled man? Start chasing experiences rather than consumer purchases. I’ve lived this transformation, and I’m here to preach the evangel. It may well be most important thing a man ever does. The manosphere saved my life, and now I want to save the lives of my fellow awakened brothers by showing them there is a better way. I know because I’ve been living it.

The past two years have been the most exciting of my life. And I can’t wait to begin the third year of my new lifestyle. Why? Because I have chosen to chase experiences rather than things. That photo mosaic is only the sampler platter from all the exciting experiences I’ve lived since leaving the noose news industry. Rather than finding myself buried under and trapped by the sum total of the consumer purchases I could have made, I’ve been living out of a couple of small suitcases and a laptop bag.

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I will remember my trip to Moonlite Bunny Ranch even when I’m an old man (I banged the black girl in this photo)

If you’re new here, let’s get you up to speed. Regular readers may already know I sold, threw away, or gave away most of my possessions in 2015 before beginning a new chapter, designing my own post-corporate lifestyle away from the news industry I grew to loathe. People thought I was crazy to leave a “good” job as a newscaster to chase my dreams.

Did I regret such making drastic changes, walking off the GloboWorldCorp plantation? Fuck no! I feel more alive than I ever have before. In that short time I have had incredible experiences. Life has become exciting and fulfilling rather than dull and boring. It doesn’t feel like I’m a rat trapped in a wheel any longer.

I’ve lived more in two years than many people live in a lifetime. I feel “empowered” (heh) and emboldened. To illustrate the change, here’s an interesting juxtaposition of what I actually did in 2016 and 2017 vs. what I could have done. We’ll start with what I actually did:

If I didn’t adopt minimalism, instead staying on the human farm as so many people do I could have:

  • Gone to work and stared at the wall of a cubicle all day long
  • Suffered office drama, gossip, and being under the lash of the HR department
  • Gone to Walmart to buy “things” that are supposed to make me happy but don’t
  • Gone to Target to buy “things” that are supposed to make me happy but don’t
  • Gone to Best Buy to buy “things” that are supposed to make me happy but don’t
  • Eaten crappy, overpriced corporate food from big box restaurants
  • Prostrated myself in vulnerable ways to hit some frosty Anglobitch tail

My only question is why did I ever live that way? What’s interesting is academia is slowly coming around to acknowledge this new template I’m helping create will result in lasting happiness.

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I don’t know about you, but an ample supply of svelte, friendly women makes me happy

Happiness Research

Scientific research into psychology, specifically the emerging science of happiness study explains why so many of us are happier as minimalists, and why adopting a lifestyle as a a world-roaming nomad is more fulfilling than life as a cubicle farm serf. Dr. Thomas Gilovich of Cornell University says:

We buy things to make us happy, and we succeed. But only for a while. New things are exciting to us at first, but then we adapt to them.

There’s more. From Fast Company:

Rather than buying the latest iPhone or a new BMW, Gilovich suggests you’ll get more happiness spending money on experiences like going to art exhibits, doing outdoor activities, learning a new skill, or traveling.

Here’s why. In fact, this research came to some profound conclusions. We are the sum total of our experiences.

“Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods,” says Gilovich. “You can really like your material stuff. You can even think that part of your identity is connected to those things, but nonetheless they remain separate from you. In contrast, your experiences really are part of you. We are the sum total of our experiences.”

Experiences also bring us far more social value than so-called social media:

Shared experiences connect us more to other people than shared consumption. You’re much more likely to feel connected to someone you took a vacation with in Bogotá than someone who also happens to have bought a 4K TV.

It turns out money only buys happiness when it buys us out of starvation and gives us a sense of security. More things don’t equal more happiness, a fact totally lost in the religion of consumerism America has adopted:

Gilovich’s findings are the synthesis of psychological studies conducted by him and others into the Easterlin paradox, which found that money buys happiness, but only up to a point. How adaptation affects happiness, for instance, was measured in a study that asked people to self-report their happiness with major material and experiential purchases. Initially, their happiness with those purchases was ranked about the same. But over time, people’s satisfaction with the things they bought went down, whereas their satisfaction with experiences they spent money on went up.

The lesson from all this is men will actually be far better off post-feminism than women will be. Minimalists and adventurous spirits will fare best, freed from the bondage than a relationshit (or heaven forbid, a marriage) with most any Anglobitch represents.

While women have been left strapped for cash by feminism, men can use their innate creativity and innovation to live exciting lives most dare not dream of. And we can do it on a shoestring budget.

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6 comments

  • What is even better is connecting with a woman who reminds you of the positive memories as well.

    I believe that this blog post relates to my November blog post “Winning a Prize”. In it, I explain to a reader why a foreign woman is a better prize than a stuffed toy, a brand new car, or cash is. If a man is only given one prize ever, what would he choose:

    – a materialistic thing that he would love at first but become so tired and bored of it that he wants to sell it on eBay?
    – money that would give him temporary happiness and leave him dry and broke?
    – a woman to touch, love, kiss, hug, create amazing memories, have sex, marry, support, and get the same from her?

    If I am him, I would choose the last prize because she exceeds any materialistic thing, money, or just experiences (being alone or being with random women) at a trip around the country or world.

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  • The Angry Outernationalist

    I generally proceed with everyday life on the basis that nearly everything advertised is quite probably very bad for me.

    Start your day with a bowl of Kill-oggs Alloxan-Frosted White Wheat Flakes!

    Remove your tooth enamel with a daily habit of Cocaine-Derived Soft Drink Product, now with extra phosphoric acid so you don’t notice how much sugar-based metabolic corrosion you’re literally choking down with every sip! That’s not your thing, well then, have a jumbo juice box full of Citrus-Flavoured Pancreas-Thrashing Dehydroascorbic Acid Juice Product instead!

    It’s lunch time, have some Large Quantities of Hannibal Lectins, Thallium-Enriched Leafy Greens, and Soy-Boy Luncheon Products, all wrapped in an Aluminium-Supplemented Alloxan White Wheat Tortilla! Better yet, have that with some Deadly Nightshade Salsa Product and perhaps some Gut-Busting Cucumber Salad! Now that’s how to spice up that Heavy Metal Lifestyle!

    Still not in an insulin-induced post-meal coma? Suck down an Uncanny Valley Sugar Addict Granola Bar!

    Time to go to the doctor? Remember to load up on those Blue Pills, those Wonderful Blue Pills because you can’t seem to do without those Amazing Little Blue Pills! Score some Biguanide Bonuses as well for your Death Watch Pancreas, it won’t mind at all, and you can continue This Wonderful Lifestyle as long as you want with them!

    Time to hit the roads again? Load up on more Cocaine-Derived Soft Drink Product, the traffic’s going to be absolutely murder!

    Now that you’re home, hit the freezer and thaw a Cheap Foods Done Dirt Cheap Unhappy Meal Box from the grocery freezer section and LOAD LOAD LOAD up on those carbs some more! After that insulin-induced post-meal coma kicks in, relax a bit with some Schlock News Infotainment Product, and remember, always remember …

    YOU ARE FREE TO DO WHAT WE TELL YOU!

    Nah, scroodat, I’m just messing with you, I’m on the Banting diet.

    All the advertisers think it’s bloody awful because they can’t sell you much in the way of Manufactured Food Products for it, which means it’s absolutely fantastic. 🙂

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  • Red Pill Brotherhood

    I’m going to drop a proverbial bomb:

    The American matrix pushes materialism in a double whammy with a corporate job as it keeps people reliant on the system, and most of all, contributing to the system. But none of this has the man’s best interest at heart. It serves the companies of the products purchased through their bottom line, the government through tax revenue and women as you’re reliant/contributing to a system where marketing efforts and corporations cater to them(women) due to 85% of consumer purchase decisions being made by them.
    So one must objectively look back and ask himself “Why the fuck should I be loyal to a system where everyone else benefits but me?” since a corporate job inhibits freedom/self governance, you’re underpaid by nature, forced to remain PC, take orders, deal with HR and office politics and factor in the second part in that materialism/consumerism keeps your wallet empty and your desires for more high. Consumerism promotes a “keeping up with the Joneses” mentality that puts you on a hamster wheel of endless spending in a desperate attempt to impress others(validation) and garner their respect all under the guise of living a more “comfortable life.” Why try to impress the masses? It’s an endless battle that doesn’t benefit you and your mental and financial well-being. And newsflash: you can be comfortable and happy with less shit!
    The above reasons along with the androgyny agenda, unhealthy foods laced with GMOs and estrogen inducing chemicals, feminism, misandric divorce courts, media brainwashing and political correctness all lead to men being emasculated, used and disposed of.
    This is why men are frustrated, unhappy, marrying less than ever before and why more and more men are taking the red pill as well as traveling abroad to non western countries to recover their sanity and live a better life.
    I truly believe minimalism, entrepreneurship, a life abroad in a non western country, physical exercise, healthier food and an awakened freethinking mind will bring a man the freest, happiest and healthiest life possible.

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  • I like your point about experiences vs. possessions. The experiences will stay with you.

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  • I’m a Red Pill guy and loving it!

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  • The nomadic Red Pill lifestyle requires no heavy marketing; its superiority over the corporate hamster-wheel is self-evident. There is simply a mass yearning or ‘market pull’ for nomadic enlightenment which obviates the need to strenuously ‘push’ such a desirable product. This post is ‘Reality marketing’ at its best: just post some sparkling pictures and the job is done.

    Blue Pill guys are typically divorced suckers running on hamster wheels to sustain the Anglo-feminist Matrix. Nomadic Red Pill guys are huge success stories, roaming exotic vistas outside the Anglosphere and bedding beautiful young women left and right. However hard the Matrix pushes its values, enlightened nomadism will always be the human male’s automatically preferred lifestyle.

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