Is The “Western World” even worth defending anymore? I don’t think so. I am now beginning to believe that it is time we ought to head more in Vladimir Putin’s direction.
Recently, a reader at The Rational Male, had this to say, in response to one of my comments in which I argued that it might be better for some men to push back ideologically compared to “sucking it up” and simply compete within the environment in which they have voluntarily placed themselves:
This is an article I originally published on Medium. I thought it would be relevant to post it again here because I’ve recently been writing about related topics. Selonomics, at its core, is an attempt to understand the ethics of work, by asking “How much should I work? Can I get more by doing less? When is it really worth it to do more?”
Are you trying to decide whether living abroad is worth it? I recently quit my job after two years overseas, where I was working as a software developer at a highly-regarded multinational corporation. Actually, I was working in their “cost center” in Eastern Europe. A cost center is the outsource arm of a company whose headquarters is located in another country.
Overall, it was a lot of fun for my first year. I met new friends, drank some of the best (and inexpensive) beers I’ve ever tasted, and got to see a new part of the world. However, for those who are interested in a more long-term solution, I came to find that when all is said and done it is very difficult to come out ahead, at least compared to home, by living abroad on solely a monthly salary.
From CMV: The male epidemics of loneliness and sexual frustration aren’t problems that warrant societal fixing, a post on /R/PurplePillDebate…
Men simply need to adapt and compete. Unfortunately, many men are sociologically and genetically doomed in any case. Going from a tribal society to a stabler patriarchy was probably much smoother than our direction now, which is the other way around.
The Selomachean Ethics asks “How much work should a man do in life?” Should a man bool, or go hard in the paint? That, I truly believe, is the ultimate question. Selonomics, then, is the science of maximizing social status given desired work effort, or energy expenditure.
Two brothers meet after 30 years…
Frank: Brate, bio je dugo! (It’s been a while, bro!)
We all die, and we all want things before we die. Some of us want to avoid things (like pain), and some or all people. But we have to use others to get those things. And others have to use us.
Often, trade is good. For some, effort is externality. In the end, you can be a player or you can be played.