One of the Most Unsettling Observations I've Had Since High School...

joelsuf

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...Is that people who vote and who believe in external solutions are beyond toxic and they don't even know it.

So I'm watching Alex Becker's latest video. If you don't know who Becker is, he's pretty much Caleb but probably 15 years younger. In his latest video, he talks about 4 really bad mindsets that people have that prevent them from being wealthy.

Here is the video. 13 minutes well spent.


According to the video, these mindsets are:

-Blaming others for stuff (I for one don't blame anyone for anything, not even myself. I just accept, adapt, and adjust but whatevs)
-Being too happy and comfortable
-Thinking too short term
-Worrying about what people who wouldn't bat an eye if you died tomorrow think about you

Sooooooooo let's connect these mindsets to the average voter.

Do they blame others for stuff? Absolutely. They hope that the stuff or people they vote for can take away the outside forces that they believe are responsible for their problems.

Are they too happy and comfortable? Yeah. That's why they vote. They hope that the stuff or people who they vote for can keep them comfortable.

Do they think too short term? Well no shit they do. They vote so that they can get "free" college and healthcare NOW. They vote so that illegals can be booted out of the country NOW. I'd love to hear from any given voter how they think their decision is going to affect things in a decade. They wouldn't have an answer, or even worse they would just make an answer up. Hah.

And do they worry about what others who are unimportant to them think? FUCK. YES. I will NEVER forget being "pressured" to vote when I was younger. "If you don't vote, not only do you not have a right to complain, but you're spitting on your country!" Was what I was fed in my youth.

I've been LOLing at that since I was 14 and I will continue to do so until I die. I haven't voted ONCE. Never will unless I am threatened with force.

Every day, I vote for one person and one person only to change my life.

And it's the motherfucker who is typing out these words.

I guess one of the reasons I am proud of possessing Anarcho-Capitalist ideals is because I don't think that those who embrace statism have any real sense of self-accountability. I mean I take time off, cheat on my diet, play video games, and have fun just like anyone else, but I'm not gonna sit and blame others for me being tempted into doing that kind of stuff. I made the choice to do it.

I don't think voters or anyone who thinks that external solutions are necessary think this way. At all.
 

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-Blaming others for stuff (I for one don't blame anyone for anything, not even myself. I just accept, adapt, and adjust but whatevs)
-Being too happy and comfortable
-Thinking too short term
-Worrying about what people who wouldn't bat an eye if you died tomorrow think about you
I recently commented on a post of yours where you exhibited ALL of these things. It was not the first time

Again, focus on what matters. By obsessing over these meaningless topics, you are becoming what you say you dislike
 

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By obsessing over these meaningless topics, you are becoming what you say you dislike
It's a bad habit of mine. I tend to do it when I get frustrated with something. Never again, never again. But I def appreciate you for calling me out on it!
 

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Put what matters at the forefront

Your health (mental and physical)
Your relationships (with men and women)
Your resources (what you have going for you to stack cash effortlessly)

Focus on those three every day, in that order, and you'll never sidetrack
 

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It's a bad habit of mine. I tend to do it when I get frustrated with something. Never again, never again. But I def appreciate you for calling me out on it!
Let's start by not beating ourselves up too much.

The best way to break bad habits is to replace them by good ones.
Here is a suggestion - Every time you get frustrated, try asking yourself: "Does it effect me?" (usually the answer is NO). If it does then ask "What can I do?". If you can, do. If you can't - try to move on (e.g. do something else - work, work out or whatever).
Being frustrated is a legitimate human emotion. It is up to you to deal with it.
 

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Let's start by not beating ourselves up too much.
haha that is another bad habit of mine. Probably the worst one. Forgiving myself for doing dumb shit has been a war of attrition since I was an adolescent.

Your health (mental and physical)
Your relationships (with men and women)
Your resources (what you have going for you to stack cash effortlessly)

Focus on those three every day, in that order, and you'll never sidetrack
Agree 1000%, now its time to put it into practice!
 
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