Characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons
The Blue Pill Myth:
“STOP jerking off!
“STOP eating meat!”
“STOP X, Y, Z! Your life will change!”
The Red Pill Reality: You are not rewarded in life for abstaining from action.
NOT eating meat, NOT masturbating, NOT thinking negatively – abdication of action does not provide results.
Many will attempt to argue this, because there are definitely some positives that come out of the above.
While these things appear to have a short term positive outcome, the long term results are less than stellar.
You are only rewarded in life for engaging, testing, refining, and mastering actions.
ACTING in ways that provide value and assistance to others, ACTING in ways that are in line with your goals, ACTING on new information and creating tangible, objective results in your life experience.
Most of these things have an “uncomfortable” short term pay off, but the systems they set up in terms of leverage in the long run = pure gold.
One is the removal of action and replacing it with a vacuum.
The other is increased frequency of action (which WILL provide results), regardless of your current circumstances.
One fools you into thinking you’re progressing (dopamine link).
The other proves progress via measurable, trackable, objective results.
Not jerking off for 90 days isn’t going to make you a millionaire.
Jerking off everyday for 90 days while providing undeniable value to other people can, does, and will.
Masturbation is irrelevant beyond your ability to discipline yourself to take daily action toward your goals.
Replace masturbation with obsessive jellybean counting. Any variable can be swapped out. It’s the behavior of displacing focus, time, and action that’s the issue.
Behaviors that block certain actions, and thus results for you.
Most people will jerk off then do nothing.
Then they’ll complain on Red Pill Reddit that masturbation isn’t compatible with success, and anyone who jerks it “isn’t alpha”.
Then, there are other people who are mature and can manage their emotional state, and understand they can masturbate and still create results in important areas of life.
This is because actions produce results.
They might not be the exact results you wanted, but nothing (except yourself) is stopping you from trying again (more action).
This is why movements like NoFap are hilarious to self-actualized Red Pill folk; it’s focus is on NOT doing something, rather than balancing that action with other actions that offset it and produce real-world, positive, net results.
This is because it’s not masturbation, but the Average Person’s vehement aversion to self-discipline and balance.
As a result, black and white, either or extreme scenarios are born.
It’s exactly like how Average People think cutting a $1.50 cup of coffee a day is going to make them rich down the line, instead of figuring out a way to EARN an extra $50 a day.
The first is an uphill (and unnecessary) battle.
The second is an intelligent use of time and energy. You can have as many coffees as you want when you’re offsetting them by $48.50 every single day.
Just stopping jerking off isn’t going to build your career, get leads, and create income streams for you.
While this seems like common sense, there are plenty of people who are so desperate and blinded by reality, that they cling to the false belief that just changing/cutting back ONE THING – be it jerking off, eating less, or changing their style – is going to solve all of their problems.
Again, this is due to the Average Person’s aversion to practicing daily self-discipline and balance. So, they adopt a thought program (ideology, paradigm, etc) that appears to offer all the answers up front with minimal thinking.
The only thing this proves is that they’re on a low, low level of consciousness, and need to be raised up by direct, blunt, uncomfortable changes in daily behavior in regards to taking action on their problem areas.
Jerking off isn’t a problem area.
The reason why you jerk off instead of build an empire is your problem area.
Cutting out the symptom (jerking off) isn’t going to do jack shit to alleviate the root cause (a limiting belief caused by childhood trauma/experience/adolescence, etc.).
I repeat: simply cutting out jerking off isn’t going to change anything. It might give you a temporary mood boost since your dopamine receptors are back in line – but beyond the actions you feel inspired to take, those “new vibes” are absolutely useless. You could still take action and build a career after jerking it all day…if you know what actions to take.
Most do not, thus they rely on excessive distraction instead.
This is simple logic obscured by a ton of unnecessary bullshit.
Cutting back jerking off and working on other important actions steps will improve things.
HOWEVER – jerking off is irrelevant if you’re already performing other additional action steps that are creating objective, positive net results for you and your life.
Most aren’t. Most have a whole list of psychological barriers to overcome before they can make progress.
Excessive masturbation is just an easy target; low hanging fruit tree to hang blame of a lack of self-discipline upon.
The key is to do the opposite of what Bruce Lee suggests; it’s not in the taking away, but the ADDITION OF NEW ACTIONS DAILY that produces new results.
You can cut out jerking off…just replace it with a productive activity. Don’t leave a vacuum, or you’re just as trapped as before.
Trading one problem for another is common amongst newbies.
This brings us to the ever-popular, constantly-misapplied principle of “Positive Thinking”. Stay tuned for a full-length article all about that catastrophe of popular New Age literature.
Until then…focus on cultivating self-discipline. It will do wonders. If that comes to you via NoFap, so be it.
Just don’t fool yourself into thinking NoFap is a multi-tool panacea machine that will solve all your life’s problems.
Stay woke, my friends.