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10 Essential Philosophical Quotes for the Minimalist

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“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” -Socrates

As a central theme of the TNMM philosophy, minimalism is a crucial concept for men who want to truly free themselves of the psychological, financial, locational, and vocational control of the matrix. However, adopting minimalism isn’t easy, especially in the wake of cultural currents constantly pushing people to upgrade, take on debt, and try to emulate the lives of emperors.

I began the journey years ago and I’m still finding ways to purge unnecessary things and people from my life, i.e. those possessions and people who only bring me down. (On a personal note, this is why I avoid Anglobitches like the plague. I know they’ll only trap me in their hamster wheel insanity and wanton consumeristic lifestyles.)

Becoming a true minimalist requires extensive deprogramming of the urges, habits, and desires programmed into our mind from a very young age. Perhaps even fewer men, fewer than those who swallow the Red Pill of truth will ever realize the genius that is philosophy of minimalism, properly adopted.

I am only beginning to realize its full potential as I am now traveling the world on a shoestring budget, and becoming happier and happier with fewer and fewer things. I have been living out of a carry-on suitcase and a laptop bag for well over two years. I live out of my suitcase as a humble truck driver in the States when I must suffer that imploding society to earn some money, and as a poolside, poon-pounding expat when I’m not working. And the only thing I regret is all the time I wasted chasing the illusions of the Great Marketing Machine when I worked as a wage slave inside the media ivory tower.

Often confused with being cheap, minimalism is actually quite the opposite of cheapness as it enriches our lives in the things that really matter. It frees us from wage slavery. It frees us from worshiping material things. It frees us from people who would destroy us or drag us down. Minimalism is about focusing on experiences, adventures, people, and relationships rather than consumption.

Josh Reuff, self-described bootstrapped digital nomad and fellow world-roaming nomad puts it all into perspective.

A financial minimalist doesn’t have the stress of debt and unpaid bills. A possessions minimalist doesn’t have to worry about the clutter of too much stuff. The psychological minimalist doesn’t carry around unhealthy emotions.

Realizing the power of all three concepts truly allows us to take control of our lives. When our finances are in order, our possessions don’t possess us, and the psychological damage done by suffering financial and emotional abuse from women is purged from our minds, we can then reach out towards our true potential.

Here are 10 quotes for the minimalist to not just read and appreciate, but adopt in his daily living.

  1. “The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” -Socrates
  2.  “Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants.” -Epictetus
  3. “The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.” -Elise Boulding
  4.  “Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.” -Henry David Thoreau
  5. “It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.” -Bertrand Russell
  6.  “Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone.  The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” -Lin Yutang
  7. “We really must understand that the lust for affluence in contemporary society is psychotic. It is psychotic because it has completely lost touch with reality. We crave things we neither need nor enjoy.” -Richard Foster
  8. “Simplicity involves unburdening your life, and living more lightly with fewer distractions that interfere with a high quality life, as defined uniquely by each individual.” -Linda Breen Pierce
  9. “There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.” -Jackie French Coller
  10.  “Any half-awake materialist well knows – that which you hold holds you.” -Tim Robbins

Several of these quotes are from ancient philosophers. Others are from modern times, particularly the first half of the 20th century when the orgy of consumerism first began to spread like a cancer through Anglo culture and permeate the world.

Perhaps more than anything, adopting minimalism is a way of objecting to the machine culture the West (and particularly Anglo America) has become. It is a way of escaping the impoverishing idea that literally turning people into Happiness Machines (a term first used in the Adam Curtis documentary The Century of the Self) who do nothing but sleep, work, and spend their entire lives – in increasingly isolated, antisocial fashion is not the best way for humanity to live.

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Downward Mobility: Retirees Are Also Becoming Nomads

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A “precariat” class is the new norm in America as the middle class is squeezed out of existence; seniors are now adopting nomadic lifestyles – often living in campers

Downward mobility has become part and parcel of life in 21st century America. While life in general has become more uncertain for everyone in the so-called “new” economy, a misandrist Anglo culture is particularly targeting its men for economic disenfranchisement. Racial Bolshevists are targeting the white middle class in this era of the dissolution of the American Dream. And now, senior citizens are feeling the pinch.

In fact, a term has been coined by the elite classes to describe the new underclasses they’re creating: the precariat. What is the precariat? According to Wikipedia:

In sociology and economics, the precariat is a social class formed by people suffering from precarity, which is a condition of existence without predictability or security, affecting material or psychological welfare.

Reading between the lines, we can glean the moneyed classes are endeavoring to make the former middle classes live hand to mouth lives. People are easier to control when they don’t know where their next dollar or next meal is coming from.

This is why jobs are no longer reliable, even for college graduates. Predictably, the term precariat carries socialist overtones…fitting for a nation conducting a clandestine socialist revolution.

The term is a portmanteau obtained by merging precarious with proletariat. Unlike the proletariat class of industrial workers in the 20th century who lacked their own means of production and hence sold their labor to live, members of the precariat are only partially involved in labor and must undertake extensive “unremunerated activities that are essential if they are to retain access to jobs and to decent earnings”.

Here’s the real thrust of what the elite want to do to the public by combining precarious with the Soviet-era term proletariat:

Specifically, [the term precariat describes the] condition of lack of job security, including intermittent employment or underemployment and the resultant precarious existence. The emergence of this class has been ascribed to the entrenchment of neoliberal capitalism.

Actually, the economy we are in is not capitalism at all. More like corporatism, since 16 corporations control virtually everything we consume and all the images we get to see in the media.

As a result of the elite squeezing the economic life out of average Americans, senior citizens who either had their retirement blown out by the manufactered 2008 economic crisis, or who didn’t make enough money to save properly for retirement (once pensions were dropped for dubious 401k plans in the 1980s) are now adopting nomadic lifestyles, similar to the nomadic lifestyles displaced men have adopted.

A mainstreamer has caught on to this trend. From MarketWatch:

In her powerful new book, “Nomadland,” award-winning journalist Jessica Bruder reveals the dark, depressing and sometimes physically painful life of a tribe of men and women in their 50s and 60s who are — as the subtitle says — “surviving America in the twenty-first century.” Not quite homeless, they are “houseless,” living in secondhand RVs, trailers and vans and driving from one location to another to pick up seasonal low-wage jobs, if they can get them, with little or no benefits.

Bruder’s expose jives with what I saw while trucking, as I drove across 47 states and into virtually every major city.

The one impression I got from driving all over the nation after I left the ivory tower of lies (a career in mainstream media) to drive a truck was the fact the “image” America broadcasts of itself to the world certainly does not match the reality. The carefully constructed, public relations image of America is nothing short of full-on deceit and propaganda intended to convince Americans, and the world, that becoming a subject on the corporate plantation is the only way to live happily and prosperously when nothing could be farther from the truth.

The real-life image of America’s elders living precarious, nomadic lives in a camper is a far cry from the much-ballyhooed fantasy of every American owning their own home and retiring comfortably. (Much as the “college will get you a good job” fantasy is now crumbling.) Those who do own homes are often debt slaves mired in 30-year mortgages for them. Student loans have become tickets to debt slavery. And not many Americans are optimistic about the future, anymore. Retirement will be the next plank of American life to be swiped by the kleptomaniac elite, it seems.

Here’s some reality for you rather than the glossy image of retirement Americans are force-fed. Wage slavery well into retirement at companies like Amazon is becoming commonplace for gray-haired Americans:

The “workamper” jobs range from helping harvest sugar beets to flipping burgers at baseball spring training games to Amazon’s “CamperForce,” seasonal employees who can walk the equivalent of 15 miles a day during Christmas season pulling items off warehouse shelves and then returning to frigid campgrounds at night.

The numbers certainly paint a precarious existence:

Living on less than $1,000 a month, in certain cases, some have no hot showers. As Bruder writes, these are “people who never imagined being nomads.” Many saw their savings wiped out during the Great Recession or were foreclosure victims and, writes Bruder, “felt they’d spent too long losing a rigged game.” Some were laid off from high-paying professional jobs. Few have chosen this life. Few think they can find a way out of it. They’re downwardly mobile older Americans in mobile homes.

The only conclusion the rational man can draw from this juxtaposition of fact vs. fantasy is that America is completely full of shit country, just as George Carlin was telling us a generation ago:

Every time you’re exposed to advertising in America you’re reminded that this country’s most profitable business is still the manufacture, packaging, distribution, and marketing of bullshit. High-quality, grade-A, prime-cut, pure American bullshit.

And the sad part is that most people seem to believe bullshit only comes from certain predictable sources: advertising, politics, salesmen, and lawyers. Not true. Bullshit is everywhere. Bullshit is rampant. Parents are full of shit, teachers are full of shit, clergymen are full of shit, and law enforcement is full of shit. This entire country is completely full of shit—and always has been.

America has now thrown both its men and its elders overboard in mad pursuit of the Socialist fantasy of women ruling the nation – lording pussy and power over men in some sort of sick, twisted dystopian vision of the future. All while selling the fantasy of “progress” to the dim, 15-watt bulb masses.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out a system like this is doomed to fail. And once again, we find feminism and liberalism as the root causes of the malaise. Feminism chose to destroy men and liberalism chose to destroy the productive classes to pacify the unproductive classes. All that’s left is playing out the string. Enjoy the decline.

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5 Tips to Maximize Savings for the Minimalist Traveler

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Spend more time outside the matrix with these common sense travel tips

You’ve worked hard and saved money using TNMM articles on minimalism to use for world travel and exploration. But, what to do now? Blow your wad all at once, or try to stay gone as long as possible from the matrix? You should already know what we recommend. Don’t know about you, but when GloboWorldCorp treats people like crap in order for them to enjoy the “privilege” of earning some of the master’s money – the awakened man makes these bastards work just as hard to get it back.

Here are 5 easy ways you can save money and maximize your travel investment now that you’re ready to go live some “real life” off the GloboWorldCorp plantation. All these methods are Relampago tested and approved ways to save some bucks on international travel.

5. Fidelity Debit Card. The Fidelity Gold Visa Check Card/Debit Card is a fantastic way to keep from being needled with incessant ATM fees when you’re abroad. While the Fidelity web site touts the virtues of having ATM fees automatically reimbursed stateside, Rel has been using the card to get international ATM fees reimbursed. ATM fees are automatically reimbursed at machines with the Visa, Star, and Plus logos – which means virtually anywhere. Depending on how often you decide to withdraw cash, this could amount to big savings. Signing up for a Fidelity account is easy, and funding the account is also easy on the Fidelity web site.

4. Get a Cashback Rewards Credit Card. Rel uses Capital One’s Quicksilver cash back card (1.5% cash back) and a Discover “it” cash back card (2% cash back). Book your flight with the card that suits you best. Most importantly, pay off the card before the grace period expires to avoid losing any money you saved. On $1,500 worth of travel, that’s $30 in savings – which amounts to a couple of “free” nights at a low-end, minimalist style hotel abroad.

3. Book Flights on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Flying on off-peak days is the only way to go. Mondays and Fridays are obviously busy, as are fly dates around holidays. By being smarter about choosing fly dates when prices are low, the minimalist man can literally save hundreds of dollars on airfare with each trip, and potentially thousands of dollars per year. Additionally, if time allows, try bidding on airfare on Priceline. Rel has saved an average of $150-200 per trip by doing smart bidding on Priceline vs. paying retail.

2. Catch a Bus to Major Airport Hubs. Yeah, everybody hates the bus. But what’s more important? Saving money or coddling yourself? When every dollar counts, the minimalist man chooses saving money. As an example, Rel recently caught a bus from DC to Miami for $79. During his travel dates, an equivalent flight would have cost $400. The sum of $321 in savings might not sound like much to some, but once a man realizes how much freedom, amusement, and food that will purchase him abroad he’ll no longer quibble with sacrificing to maximize his travel funds. As another example, Rel also caught a bus to Chicago for $79 and flew to Asia for $660 by choosing his bookings the smart way.

1. Eat and Sleep Cheaply. Don’t be like the American tourists who go into Señor Frogs and pay $70 for some watered down drinks and a soggy, bad taco salad. Do yourself the favor of leaving the tourist areas and getting out to where real life happens. Some of the best meals a man can ever have cost $5 or so at street vendors. Often, better than $50 meals at white tablecloth restaurants. In addition, when taking a break from street food and eating at restaurants choose wisely. Don’t waste money on food when there are so many good meals to be had for incredibly low prices.

Additionally, there are many good hotels that are harder to find than the well-promoted corporate chains. But, there are web sites to help you find these mom and pop establishments. Booking.com and Hotels.com are two sites Rel frequents. If you’re looking for a basic bed, WiFi, and A/C, you can find reputable hotels for $15-20 a night in many destinations. The difference between a $19 a night hotel and $35 a night hotel might not sound like much until a man looks at the total cost of his stay. Over a month’s time, staying in the $19 a night room saves $500 – enough for another flight to and from many world destinations.

These considerations will help ease the burden travel places on a man’s wallet. The wisdom of Ben Franklin stating “A penny saved is a penny earned” goes double when the minimalist knows his penny will go twice or three times as far outside the matrix as in it. Be safe, and have fun.

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Women Are Always Losing Investments for Men

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Have you ever stopped to think about a long-term strategy when it comes to the high cost/high risk/very low return investment known as women?

Imagine putting huge sums of money into a briefcase. Then, giving the only keys to that briefcase to a woman, her lawyer, and a state bureaucrat while hoping for the best. They’d never screw you over, right?

Wait a second. Hold that thought. Maybe that wouldn’t be such a prudent idea. Why? Women are always losing investments for men – an obvious fact in these dark cultural days of disposable marriages and cell phone calls to scuzzy frivorce lawyers. But, even during the days of patriarchy, women were a losing investment for men.

Today’s status quo between the sexes is so bad it reads like an episode of The Twilight Zone. Imagine, if you will a world in which men can be arrested for approaching women the wrong way. In which women can use the cloak of invisibility to rain devastation onto the careers of 100+ prominent (mostly white) men with unproven, and often decades-old sexual assault charges. A world in which women provide absolutely no benefit to men whatsoever in relationshits and marriage, insult and castigate men for their biological urges, and push men to the margins of society yet demand to be treated like princesses. One can easily imagine the voice of Rod Serling narrating the play by play in this black and white dystopia.

Today’s batch of post-feminist women bring absolutely of value to a man’s life other than pink, moist anatomy. As proof, if you find you’re broke all the time, get rid of your girlfriend and watch your finances miraculously turn around. (I’ve done it. And it works.) This will illustrate just what her presence is costing you. By the way, the anatomy can be replaced by learning effective pick-up artistry or availing oneself of legal prostitution where it’s available. (Nevada, ho!)

Here are just 5 important ways women have become burdens rather than ASSets in todays’ Twilight Zone, thereby downgrading their status from bad investment grade to junk bond status. Women offer:

  • No security in relationships. “Until death do us part” has degenerated to nothing more than symbolic hot air – men are expected to invest huge sums of money into women with no guarantee the enormous investment will be worth it.
  • Huge financial risk, as one day of “I’m not happy” can snowball into financial devastation for a hapless hubby.
  • No cooking skills. The irony of entitled Anglo women pawning food preparation off on the working poor and/or immigrants is completely lost on feminists who consider food preparation to be the equivalent of torture. (Didn’t seem to kill my mother or grandmother.)
  • No virginity and declining fertility (making a white wedding gown laughable) as Anglo women now come off the cock carousel ride ready to “settle” for marriage dizzy and broken. By the time women marry, their fertility is on the decline as the average age of first marriage is now pushing 30.
  • No fidelity, as female infidelity is always blamed on men. Remember that mistake you made when you forgot her birthday 10 years ago she was supposed to have forgiven you for but didn’t?

You don’t have to read The Art of the Deal to realize that’s a shitty bargain for men. TNMM has worked out the math on what this crop of half-assed Anglobitches cost men over the course of a lifetime, with figures ranging from $200,000 to $1,000,000 or more. All for the “privilege” of some occasional sex. Or a family she can take away at anytime. Hmmm.

In the past, at least women provided 10-15 years of prime, nubile beauty and fertility to men, along with a healthy dose of homemaking skills, and culturally enforced monogamy. Most importantly, “until death do us part” actually meant what it promised. That short window of prime puss and fertility came in exchange for handing men the bill for 40-50 years or more of consumerism and materialism.

This is no longer the case. Even though women have reneged on their end of the contract, they expect to be maintained with the latest and greatest of everything – placing an enormous burden on the backs of their disposable Beta boyfriends and husbands.

Not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent at this juncture, to paraphrase Dana Carvey and his classic Bush 41 impression back when SNL didn’t suck.

Imagine if men started calculating how much relationshits cost them, looked at this investment in women as a monthly payment to princess – and invested the cash instead. We’d rapidly have a bumper crop of millionaire MGTOWs and John Galts. And women would become even more destitute than many of them already are post-feminism.

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Want to Be a Minimalist? Do It Your Damn Self!

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You’re not a real man until you get rust under your fingernails!

Titanium Vulture is an author, filmmaker, and contributor to The New Modern Man.


What’s good gents! I hope you’re not scared of getting your hands dirty.  I’m not! I’m a big fan of finding ways to save money on things that most people complain about overpaying for.  A great example of this is the repair of your car.

I don’t like other men touching my women. I don’t like them touching my car either. There seems to be this air of mystery surrounding automobiles and how they are repaired.   Look, that’s a bunch of hype to separate you from your money.   Here’s what happens whenever I fix my car.

I open shit up….take out the thing that’s broken….grab the new thing…put it in….rinse and repeat.

Although there are more complex tasks that should be delegated to a professional, I am confident that with some research and a delicate hand, you…yes YOU…can accomplish most, if not all, the tasks required to keep your vehicle in good operating condition.

Here in the matrix, it feels as if no one wants to work any more. And when we discuss the importance of minimalism to combat the bullshit of our society, we absolutely must take control of our lives and become more self sustaining.

You have your two hands.

Mow your own lawn.  Build your new pool deck.  Swap out that old ass 5200 rpm hard drive for a super fast SSD.  It’s possible if you do your research.

I think the reason so many people are strapped for cash is that we just don’t do things for ourselves.  It’s like we’re a nation of lords….who refuse to lift a goddamn finger for menial tasks like changing our oil.

If we’re going to take back our lives as men, live a minimalist lifestyle and have the financial prosperity to truly enjoy the good things in life, then we need to roll up our sleeves and put this work in.  It is time for us, as the leaders of the new modern men, to demonstrate that we have the skills and guts to do anything our heart desires.

The next time you’re on the hook for an expense, such as a home repair, car or even your PC.  Consider the option of foregoing the tech support and just popping the hood.  I guarantee, with utmost certainty, you will find you have more talent than you think.

Peace, and stay focused!

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Embracing Male Disposability

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See ya later, snitchy bitches. I’ve decided to embrace the male disposability you enjoy shoving in men’s faces at every turn

It’s clear to any man who has suffered the injustice of living in English-speaking countries these declining nations don’t give a flying fuck about men. It loathes us, persecutes us when possible, and yet it expects our full and unquestioning cooperation when it comes time to make money off our labor. Unlike women, however, we don’t cry victim and run to the administrative state expecting it to behave like a mommy or daddy and “spank” bitches for not doing what we want them to.

Helen smith discussed this fundamental difference in male and female psychology in her book Men on Strike:

Women’s groups follow a double standard: When women lag behind men, that is an injustice that must be aggressively targeted. But when men are lagging behind women, that is a triumph of equity to be celebrated.

Hypocrisy strikes again. But the crucial behavioral difference (one men can use to their advantage) is women whine until they get their way and men take action. We don’t wait on someone else to do our bidding like women do. We can do it silently. Or stridently if you prefer. But, incentives matter. We have none. So we proceed to dispense with that which is bringing us down.

Once I discovered I had no incentives, I began to see my life quite differently from the way the matrix told me to see it. It is for that reason that New Modern Men should embrace male disposability. Society doesn’t give a damn about us, so why should we give a damn about it? We now face the looming possibility of sexual assault witch trials for “incidents” with no proof that happened decades ago. Some Anglo nations are literally making flirting a crime. Women have all the power in the court system. What’s in it for us to deal with women or society at large? A meager paycheck and a meager, often lonely existence. Exiled even though we are surrounded by women.

MGTOW and Going Galt have both been discussed at some length on this blog. But embracing male disposability beyond those entry-level philosophies is actually empowering for a man. It allows him to start taking chances he would have otherwise not dreamed of when behaving in the “civilized” or cucked manner a gynocentric society expects him to.

Otherwise, I would have never left the corporate plantation – wildcat starting a couple of businesses including this blog, taken a chance on driving a big rig, and jumped into the raging (and exciting) torrent of world exploration on the cheap without embracing my disposability. One might say, there comes a point when a man stops caring what happens to him – up to a point.

I’m not insane. In fact, I feel more sane and alive inside than I ever have before. But I am at a point in my life that I’m taking risks, and enjoying every minute of it. The alternative would be to “pickle” myself as the system suggests, saving for the “oasis” of retirement when the system already showed me it will fill my mind with obscene lies, spurring me on to chase fantasies like the college degree that turned into an albatross around my neck rather than an asset. I don’t trust the motherfuckers who spin these lies anymore is what it boils down to.

Let’s call it the male version of Mahatma Ghandi’s civil disobedience. Society expects us to work long hours and give up our entire lives to support a wealth redistributing state that heavily favors women, since Anglobitches rack up a whopping $100,000 to $250,000 deficit over the course of their vainglorious, sanctimonious lives? We adopt minimalism and skate by, happier than we ever would have been living lives of materialism trapped inside the sleep-work-spend cycle. Society expects us to contribute to 401k plans, Social Security, and other ponzi schemes that will leave most men chasing a carrot they’ll never capture? We become self-sufficient. So self sufficient we can work a few months a year and live the rest of the year doing what we want. That we can support ourselves in our old age with or without bankrupt Social Security and the bubble-prone stock market.

Think it can’t be done? Watch this YouTube video! We adapt by refusing a crappy deal. Here are a few ideas about how:

  • Purchase affordable housing (like the $10,000 tiny house plan, or a plan of your own) that doesn’t leave us neck deep in debt with a mortgage.
  • Start riding motorcycles (I personally own a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 which costs practically nothing to operate, gets 52 mpg, and costs $9 a month for insurance).
  • For those who have issues with bikes, start riding used cars (I personally own a 2001 Pontiac Firebird that I purchased in 2009 and have maintained immaculately – not only is it turning into a classic it’s saving me a boatload of money on transportation since the only time I ride it is due to inclement weather – when it’s too rainy to ride my bike).
  • Cook your own meals for better health and to save several hundred dollars a month over what it would cost to eat poorly prepared slop from the corporate trough.
  • Adopt hobbies that cost little to no money. Like mountain climbing, hiking, motorcycle road trips (or in a beat up pickup if you’re averse to bikes).
  • Refuse any long-term, legal commitments to women (including common law marriage) since paying later (i.e. after a frivorce) results in yet another wealth redistribution con game.
  • Start taking risks by doing things you want to do rather than by doing things the system says you “should” do or that women say you “should” do.
  • Travel extensively to see for yourself what a raw deal the Anglobitch and her enablers in the state have given you.

And on embracing male disposability, here are a few tentative ideas I have in mind for the next couple of years:

  • Climbing a major mountain peak (or peaks)
  • Skydiving
  • Spending time in India and Africa backpacking
  • Driving a big rig when I need money
  • Learning to hunt and fish
  • Becoming proficient with firearms
  • Learning survivalist strategies

In case you haven’t seen what I’ve accomplished already, I’ve done all this in just the past two years since telling the fake news industry to go fuck itself.

The long and short of the matter is men build up society for women’s benefit, but women have become so solipsistic in modern times they refuse to treat us like human beings. They only want the golden egg, while strangling the goose that lays it. This goose has decided to fly the coop rather than laying golden eggs. Women wanted the Have It All™ lifestyle. Now, they can truly have it all. All the responsibility, work, and sacrifice that goes along with running a well-functioning society.

I’ll be enjoying my life without the crushing weight of a woman and her problems and wastefulness tying me down.

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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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