The modern world has so many distractions in it, it’s absurd. I’ve outlined four below. Get stuck on these and watch your life shrivel up and your time vanish:
Television is the biggest thief of time.
Binge watching The Office or Futurama can be entertaining. But it’s also vapid, empty, and brings nothing real to your life.
Sure, talking about the goofball prank Jim pulls or the gruesome murder in AHS can lead to conversation. But, let’s not forget, it’s conversation about the over-the-top actions of fictional characters, contrived through a written plot.
Real, deep conversation is about the actions and thoughts you have when you aren’t numbing your mind with the idiot box.
2.) Smart phones
God bless the smartphone. It has enabled us to do so much.
You can keep in contact with the most important people in your life constantly.
You can research anything at all and have answers on moments.
You can take top quality photos and videos anywhere, anytime.
You can create amazing blog posts, like this one, comfortably and easily.
Truly, they have the potential to better our lives.
- Distract our driving
- Tempt with pornography
- Increase impulse buying
- Kill conversations and relationships through discussion
- Increases temptations to infidelity
- Take up all of our time with games and apps
The cons are so great, the distractions so real and vapid, that, more than television ever could, they have become the opiate of the masses.
Use the thing like a real man. If you can’t, then chuck it in the nearby lake and get a flip phone.
3.) Inane conversation
From the great Sage Francis:
I see dead people, but who doesn’t?
We walk undercover, deadpan blending in with other human puppets,
Discussing nothing but the sports and weather,
If I stare long enough they all morph together.
Brilliantly put. Everywhere I turn, people are spouting meaningless conversations about sports or weather.
If I don’t know you, we don’t need to speak.
If we do, make it something that matters. Do not highjack my ears to prattle about the goddamned Oakland Raiders. I could care less what a bunch of prancing millionaires do while playing a game with one another.
That said, I’d love to talk to, say, John Madden. He’s made his entire life about sports and has met and seen fascinating people and things. He’s going to have amazing stories and be able to speak to life through his art.
But the average Joe on the street who uses sports to avoid life?
4.) Pornography and Masturbation
One of the biggest tools being used to keep boys from becoming men of power and conviction is pornography and masturbation.
The self-proclaimed sex experts even act like it’s normal.
Having sex is normal.
It makes you feel energetic. Strong. Like you’re more of a man. You can practically feel the testosterone flood your body afterwards.
None of those things are true after masturbation.
You’re just another basement-dwelling loser who needs more sunlight.
I talked to a 20 year old boy the other day with ED issues. After a few minutes, the problem became clear: he’d spent so much time fucking himself to models he didn’t find real girls appealing anymore.
Even knowing the problem didn’t help though. He went right home and did the same, sad thing he always does.
Don’t do this to yourself.
Be a man and have the fortitude to say no to your right hand when it’s feeling frisky.
You’ll have more energy, more testosterone, less brain fog, deeper voice, more confidence, you’ll find “real women” attractive again, your pimply skin will clear up (cut carbs too.)
There are so many things using your sexual energy just got sex will do for you.
Say “no” to Righty (or Lefty, if you’re left-handed like me.)
Simple as that.