Voyeurism now seems to be the rule. Most modern civilizations would rather watch people do things than do them themselves, primarily because of a ‘fear of failure.’ Watching people have sex is just as pathetic as watching a sporting event on TV. But why not participate in the activity yourself? The dopamine rush you get from self participation is far more rewarding the what you get from watching somebody else do something. It is the sole difference between alphas and betas. Successful people attack adversity and deal with their problems in a simple, direct, and dead serious manner while losers cower due to the too stressful to handle ‘fear of failure.’
The world has plenty of cheerleaders, but you don’t have to be one. The longer you go without watching other people do things, the more you make your own way, become yourself, and do the things that you’re suppose to be doing. Personally, after a year away from media of any kind I would get about as excited about watching porn or a sporting event as I would about opening up a fresh package of paper towels – not very. Failure is something that is so frowned upon in our society through fear mongering but failure is truly a beautiful thing – without failure there is no chance of growing or maturing or progressing. Failure can be used as a springboard to perform an autopsy on yourself while you’re still alive to identify weaknesses that need to be addressed. Pessimists tend to look at failure like they were castrated by it and tell others that it is something that cannot be overcome simply because they couldn’t put the time, energy, and effort into doing so themselves.
“Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure”
Get off the computer. Get off of it for the same reason that alcoholics shouldn’t be in bars and recovering crack addicts shouldn’t be in crack dens. It’ll only turn you into a homo mediocritus. I remember being in elementary school in the early 90s and thinking how everyone that uses computers is the fat nerdy loser type. Now that nearly everyone uses computers, it is no coincidence that there are a lot more fat nerdy loser types. Actually, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that most people are. You are a product of your environment. An enviroment consisting of sitting in a chair while gazing into a vivid screen is certainly one that doesn’t require an even moderate level of physical fitness. There is a trend going on now on the internet that TV is all about brainwashing and that the mass media is showing the ‘sheeple’ only what they want them to see (which is true), but what nobody talks about is that the internet is an even larger gateway for glammorizing nonsense. It is truly a double edged sword. It streamlines information very fast (and misinformation for that matter)(and faster than most people’s minds can keep up with) but most of it doesn’t affect your life in a productive way. If TV is considered an electronic babysitter, then the internet should be considered an electronic mental masturbator.
Apart from e-mail, work related inquiries, competitively pricing things, and scientific research, there aren’t a whole lot of meaningful things to waste away a good portion of your day on a computer for. A former porn addict going through withdrawal needs to be aware of anything to go onto a computer for. ANY sites with digital images or video should be strictly avoided to speed your reboot up as quick as can be. Withdrawal is mentally one of the toughest things that a person can go through with any sort of addiction. During the flatline period a person is about as useful as a tongueless man in a cunnilingus competition. Persistence is the key. It is important to go at it force full and know that the highly negative symptoms are only temporary. It is a necessity to put yourself in a situation so that you can succeed and disregard all negative distractions around you. Only the mentally weak feel sorry for themselves. What are you waiting for?
“A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. It’s only you and I, with our big brains and tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate.”
“Start before you’re ready.”
“Do the work.”
“Procrastination is like masturbation. In the end, you’re just fucking yourself.”
-Who the hell knows