Any of you check Facebook or Twitter anymore?
I've mostly sworn them off, but I'll still indulge myself if I'm bored at work or whatever, just to see what everyone's up to.
Go check them now. I guarantee you, five to eight of the first 10 posts you see will be someone's attempt to demonstrate how great their life is and why you should be super jealous of them. Many of those posts will be overlayed with a cheesy Instagram filter making this person's life appear even more enviously wonderful.
Examples of what's on your newsfeed probably include:
- "Look at the commitment token I just scored!
- "Look at my baby pictures! I have a baby, guys, I totally have offspring. I'm so fertile."
- "I'm out #LivinWithMyLadies everyone, I'm so social you should be know how outgoing I am! I'm popular!"
- "This is my body in a bikini! I hope my friends who are dark triad alphas see this."
- "Check out how totes cray cray adorbs my pet is! He's making such a silly face."
- "Look at my 900 selfies! The like button is right down there, please validate meeee!"
We all want people to believe we're living a good life, and we're all occasionally guilty of putting out subtle forms of evidence proving that things are going great for us. It began with our cave-dwelling ancestors painting proof of their last totally awesome hunt on rocky walls, and it's been a facet of human nature ever since.
Social media is a bane on society which takes this urge and accelerates it by 10,000%.
I am convinced that a large reason why we are barreling towards the Great Decline as rapidly as we are is due to this phenomena. Women get on Facebook and see the latest grand adventure her girlfriends have been out on, and her internal desire to be better than everyone kicks in and she finds the next "big thing" her life needs to make it "more complete." Often this "big thing" is another cock on the carousel. Preferably a bigger, badder, darker triad alpha male who's capable of delivering the great kind of tingles.
Alpha males see their Facebook feeds full of nice bodies and drunken female adventures and say "I need to spin more plates," increasing the availability of these sexual encounters to women. Beta males see all this and get even more frustrated of their lack of sexual success and start to MGTOW, reducing womens' post wall provider options.
Female hypergamy intensifies, and society crumbles a little more. If and when the decline arrives, I believe that social media will be a huge part of the reason for it.
The reason I'm making this post is because I don't want you to fall victim to this trap. Improve yourself as TRP always preaches, but don't play the in the "good life" olympics that everyone else is on social media. The things you see on your Facebook and Twitter feed are your friends' lives' highlight reels - the best parts of it which they're putting out there specifically for the purpose of making you think that their lives are the best. It's like trying to judge a movie purely by watching the trailer - these are just the topmost awesome parts of the full experience which they want you to see. You shouldn't let it, alone, be a reference of judgment for their entire human experience.
You don't need to play this silly game, and you don't need to let that bullshit affect you. Validation can be achieved through more fulfilling means.