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[–]Baylien2 67 points68 points  (6 children)

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I say be like the man with no name in "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly". Keep your mind on gettin yours and the hoes will follow.

[–]tycho128 33 points34 points  (4 children)

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This. Fucking this.

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly is one of my favorite films of all time and it acts as a good counter point to OP's argument.

Angel Eyes or "The Bad" is a lot of these things. He's a no nonsense hired gun who is smart, intimidating, low key, strives for what he wants and takes action when he needs to. He sees opportunities and takes them. And if none are available, he makes them. (Like when he wormed his way into a Union prison to try and find someone who knew where the buried gold was hidden). He is about as Alpha as one can get.

But Blondie, or "The Good" is almost the exact same way. Though imo he has a sneakier mind and plays dirty a lot more than Angel Eyes does, who is far more straight forward.

Still I would never want to be Angel Eyes and would always prefer Blondie. And not just because he wins in the end. Blondie, despite being portrayed as just as unabashedly greedy as the other characters, still has a higher sense of empathy and compassion for other people. One of the final scenes where Blondie is comforting a young dying soldier with a last smoke and giving up his coat as a blanket. You can see the pain in Blondie's eyes as the soldier (who is little more than a boy) dies. It's in my opinion, the best scene in the whole film. And there are a lot of really fucking good scenes.

And then he continues on his journey being a cunning, greedy bastard. And there are many instances where his compassion for his fellow man shows. Like where him and Tuco blow up the bridge to stop the fighting and killing between the two armies. Both of them acknowledge that they gain nothing out of stopping on their forward path to the money. But they do it anyway. Besides they'll be back chasing the gold again soon enough

Having morals doesn't make you Beta, or Alpha for that matter. It makes you a person. Even Angel Eyes had morals to a small degree, but he could easily push it aside to focus on what he wanted. Blondie had some scrupulous morals as well. But when push came to shove he put his foot down and decided "This is fucked, lets try to make this world at least slightly less shit" and gave a dying boy one last smoke and a warm coat.

[–]WithjusTapistol 6 points7 points  (2 children)

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And this is why it's wiser in the long run to have some sense of morality.

Notice in this clip that Blondie and Tuco both aim for Angel Eyes. It's because in their minds he's the one that deserves to die the most. Blondie, unbeknownst to Tuco, has made sure that Tuco's gun is unloaded. After Blondie makes Tuco dig up the gold, he has the option to kill him and take everything.

But, he does not. And this is where Tuco's morality saves him. Blondie has seen that there is some good in Tuco and chooses to keep him alive. And by giving him a cut of the gold, he ensures that Tuco won't come after him.

Cunning will get you far, but having at least some good morals can save your ass. Ever notice what happens to villains in the end...?

[–]Kaltano 11 points12 points  (1 child)

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chuckles Ever notice what happens to them in real life? They are too big to fail and too big to Jail.

[–]TUVegeto137 8 points9 points  (0 children)

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There was a time when kings were untouchable, divine. The French still cut their heads off.

There always comes a time when the wind turns. It's not going to be pretty for those "too big too fail" companies.

[–]Kaltano 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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Reading this post, I had to go and listen to Ecstasy of gold. :-P

[–]instaswole -1 points0 points  (0 children)

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I don't know man, Whitey is pretty damn confident and doesn't give a fuck as well, look at his interactions with Tuco, especially at the end of the film.

[–]Schrodingersdawg 104 points105 points  (26 children)

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Frank Underwood is the prime example of this.

He's Machiavelli reincarnated with a side of Adolf and Stalin.

And yet, the masses watching the show root for him.

[–]HistoricalStickler 29 points30 points  (4 children)

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You do not have to be a Machiavellian asshole to be an excellent villain.

There are other ways to be a villain other than being a duplicitous dickface.

Example, Bane from Batman wasn't duplicitous. He was straight up about his villainous ways.

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    [–]Wiskie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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    I think I agree with you but not with your phrasing. I mean, by that logic, even just holding and voicing an opinion makes you a villain.

    Everyone one of us subscribed here is a villain to the you-know-whos.

    [–]TeePee91 12 points13 points  (0 children)

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    Or Walter whites transformation from a beta to an alpha!

    [–]chainlinks 8 points9 points  (1 child)

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    If you want to see a bad guy that you'll unquestionably root for, check out the original series from BBC. Francis Urquhart is impossibly charming.

    [–]cdogg75 3 points4 points  (0 children)

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    Frank Underwood is the best character I have watched in years!!!

    [–]breakingmad1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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    Fuck me its a TV show not real life

    [–]deville05 1 point2 points  (1 child)

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    No one roots for him. He is toxic and dangerous and. But we root for the show because it is well made and spacey is captivating. A better example of a bad guy people actualy root for would be walter white

    [–]MrToM88 28 points29 points  (3 children)

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    There is no heroes nor villains. There is only protagonists and antagonists.

    [–]seekere 0 points1 point  (2 children)

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    i don't see the difference lol

    [–]MrToM88 26 points27 points  (0 children)

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    Heroes and villains have moral values attached to them. Protagonists are the main character, antagonists are against the main character.

    Basically he is right you should only see yourself as the main character of your life.

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      [–]Kaltano 7 points8 points  (0 children)

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      Add to that, many heroes prior to the modern whitewashing of what it means to be a hero were awful people who still did great things.

      [–]ven5 16 points17 points  (0 children)

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      And there we have it, gentlemen, a solid point. It's as if every young male nowadays wants to live out their fantasy villain because of how glorified they are on TV and games, so they don't even know what heroism is, or what it has to do with social and sexual strategy.

      [–]Merica911 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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      I think what the OP was trying to get at is that you have to step on some shoes to get what you want. Also he was trying to tell is to not 'wait our turn' to something good to happen. I thought it was a good post and I see it as 'Grab the bull by it horns 2.0'

      [–]CostOfSpartan[S] -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

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      Notice I referred to the hero as a hero in a "cheeseball film". I've read many classic plays in my time, as well as The Odyssey and other great works. I know what a hero is really supposed to be, I'm just referring to the kind of hero that gets portrayed all too often in today's media. The heroes of the past suffered and didn't always take the gallant/acceptable course of action, and they carved their own way into the world, while the "Disney hero", so to speak, is dependent on what the universe gives him.

      I volunteer, I take good care of my Autistic brother, I'm at least cordial to everyone I meet, and I condemn truly evil acts. I'm not a TV villain, I promise you, I just don't think of myself as automatically coming from some position of deserved success or moral high ground. Sorry for the miscommunication, but thanks nonetheless for making this important distinction. I wouldn't want someone to misinterpret me and think I was telling them to fantasy of being felon drug-dealer satanist scumbag or something.

      In brief, I suppose I'll clarify what I mean by the Villain Mindset: if you come from the mindset that you are powerful and can only grow in power as the "heroes" "bide their time", so long as you choose to do so, and that you can have anything in your wildest dreams if you don't sit around waiting for the Master Sword to drop in your lap, you'll find more success than being a nice guy waiting to win in the end.

      P.S. I feel like I could still learn a bit from you. If you'd like to continue this little debate of sorts, either message me and we go from there, or I suppose we could just continue this chain of comments and everyone could be given another point-of-view to examine.

      [–]harigeorgeson 25 points26 points  (2 children)

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      You're going down the right path but your thinking is too superficial. The deeper, more profound idea worth meditating on is the recognition of everyone's dualistic nature.

      There is no such thing as absolute good and evil. Once you start to accept your own duality and are more honest with yourself you will be more free, more real, and counterintuitively more like someone who people enjoy being around. I believe this is what your post is ultimately getting at.

      Alan Watts describes this idea perfectly while talking about Carl Jung.

      I want to call attention to one fundamental principle that underlay all his work and that was most extraordinarily exemplified in Jung himself as a person. and this is what i would call, his recognition of the polarity of life. that is to say, his resistance to what is to my mind the disastrous and absurd hypothesis, that there is in this universe a radical and absolute conflict between good and evil, light and darkness that can never never never be harmonized.

      And i think this is the most important thing in Jung. that he was able to point out, that to the degree you condemn others and find evil in others, you are to that degree unconscious of the same thing in yourself, or at least of the potentiality of it. There can be Eichmanns and Hitlers and Himmlers just because there are people who are unconscious of their own dark sides, and they project that darkness outward into, say, Jews or Communists or whatever the enemy may be, and say, "there is the darkness, it is not in me."

      I had a long talk with him back in 1958 and i was enormously impressed, with a man who was obviously very great but at the same time, which whom everybody could be completely at ease. There are so many great people, great in knowledge or great in what is called holiness with whom the ordinary individual feels rather embarrassed - he feels inclined to sit on the edge of his chair, and to feel immediately judged by this persons wisdom or sanctity. Jung managed to have wisdom and i think also sanctity in such a way that when other people came into it's presence they didn't feel judged, they felt enhanced, encouraged and invited to share in a common life. and there was a sort of twinkle in Jung's eye that gave me the impression that he knew himself to be just as much a villian as everybody else.

      [–]2emptyform 6 points7 points  (0 children)

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      Alan Watts was redpill as fuck.

      [–]diablo_fuentes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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      I think the point is when watching say tv shows/movies relate to the villains not heros.

      [–]RedPillington 31 points32 points  (0 children)

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      i think this is a great idea, but i would suggest trying on different frames for yourself and seeing how they work for you, such as:

      1. i'm bruce wayne.

      2. i am a misogynist.

      3. i only want women for sex.

      4. power is the only thing i want. all actions and personal relationship serve power.

      5. i am a king. to protect my personal relationships and ability to act, i must amass power ruthlessly.

      and so on. observe the implications of these frames, and see how they affect your behavior and state of mind. use this to refine your frame.

      [–]PlanB_pedofile 26 points27 points  (2 children)

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      I've known some dark men. At 50 they are still single, never married, driving the sports cars and smacking the asses of 25 year olds. It works for them. Figure live it up till the dick shuts down.

      For me, I don't like following a crowd so I'm going the hero route. My ex wife left me for a dark triad man and ex convict a long time ago. Knocked her up, had two kids with her, he kept up his player and cheating ways. He also traded drugs but what did him in was a child porn ring he was selling and running. Dude is spending 35 years in a federal prison. He also has 4 kids from 3 other women.

      Yea, the dark triad gets the women. Games wives, spawns illegitimate children, looks out for #1... but society forgets them. They will not be missed.

      For me, I played the hero. Gained respect in my church and community. Marry a traditional values gal, took up teaching at the University. I don't own a sports car nor slaying the pussy but I know my ex is jealous over my lifestyle. She envys what I have relationship wise and community wise. She's out riding the carousel finding a beta buck to help raise her two autistic kids but men in this stage of life are not eager to put a ring on a gal with two hell spawns. Maybe years and years down the road she'll snag the lifestyle she wants. (A man with money that loves her for her).

      I also don't disillusion myself into beta thoughts. I look out for #1 too. I just like to think of it as the long game.

      [–]hohamocha 4 points5 points  (1 child)

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      Yea, the dark triad gets the women. Games wives, spawns illegitimate children, looks out for #1... but society forgets them. They will not be missed.

      There are tons if dark triad CEOs and businessmen that wear a beneficial mask. Society will remember them.

      [–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (9 children)

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      I'd like to say I'm the hero. Growing up, a lot of people (even a few teachers) told me I had no personality, that I was a robot, that I had no heart and that I would never get anywhere in life. I spent a lot of time bitter. I would be serving life in prison today if I did some of the things I dreamed of doing. I was bitter that women would throw dirt on my name. Other women caught wind of it and that was that. I could sing but I had stage fright issues. I wasn't the poet. I wasn't the D1 athlete in college. I was just another guy, except a lot quieter which was a headache for other people to deal with. I was bitter that other men didn't respect me. I got into a lot of fights. I did many things I wasn't proud of but I felt I had to do them because I always lived by the codes that "respect is everything" and that you have to look out for #1.

      But that's the past. I made it. Today I'm 33 and I can have anything I want. I live in a nice apartment in a nice part of the city. I drive a nice car. I live a life that I always wanted to live. And from time to time, I get to rub it in certain people's faces too - revenge is sweet and I'm a lot happier for it.

      [–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (2 children)

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      lol.. I forgot that people used to call me a robot. Good to grow away from that eh?

      [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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      Absolutely. It's one of the best things in life.

      [–]bam2_89 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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      It has it's uses. No one fucks with you when they don't know what you're thinking. I found this out when a practical joke war broke out at my last job. No one tried to pull any on me but everyone kept asking my advice on what to do to other people.

      [–]manwhy 6 points7 points  (1 child)

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      Your story had a beginning and an end, but no middle. What did you do in the middle?

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      I graduated college and went on to work full-time in my field within a year. After a while, I moved out on my own and it's been like that for about the last 11 years. Other than that, not much happened. Around the time I was 27, I started noticing women's attitudes change towards me but I wasn't that fond of them anyway. They might as well have been conveniences to me. I never had kids with any of them. I never got married to any of them. I only moved one in to my house but that was it. My high school asked me to come in for a reunion (I was the salutatorian of my class) but I refused. I've had some people in my family try to reach out to me who never cared about me back then and I've refused them too.

      That's basically what happened in between me being in college and me being who I am now.

      [–]PrinceofSpades 1 point2 points  (2 children)

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      Proud of you and all, but rubbing success in the face of others is more of a villainous trait than a heroic one. The hero is far too humble to stoop to such low levels eye roll

      [–]karmaisdharma 4 points5 points  (1 child)

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      Roll eyes all you want but rubbing your success in peoples faces is a sign you are still bitter and attached to the past.

      [–]PrinceofSpades 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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      My eye rolling was more directed at the childish fairytale notions of heroes and villains, and the fact that I was expanding on said bluepill disney ideas, more than anything else. That's all : )

      [–]CostOfSpartan[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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      I've found, personally, that just mentioning my success to others lowers my drive to attain anything more. There may be quite a bit to gain from being humble, after all. For example, I just mentioned in a comment not five minutes ago that I volunteer and care for my Autistic brother, and here I am, still on reddit, rather than off improving myself. I'm logging off now, of course, but it's important to realize your success could be attained by anyone else with less, more, or the same amount of work put into the task. Your success does not make you special, we are all composed of 99.9% exactly similar genetic code, and we were both just as likely to become a bum on the side of the road as we were to adopt habits of consistent achievement.

      [–]Clauderoughly 7 points8 points  (2 children)

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      Or you can be an "anti hero" which I much prefer.

      [–]Dr_Acu1a 2 points3 points  (1 child)

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      The anti-hero tends to be the crowd favorite. He's just the protagonist that isn't full of self-righteous bullshit.

      [–]Kaltano 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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      He's closer to the traditional idea of a hero, a normal guy who does heroic things, read anything written from before the past century and Heroes are much more human and nuanced.

      [–]jkonine 3 points4 points  (2 children)

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      The villain's downfall is that they always pick a fight that they can't win. Things change. People change. The Villain usually doesn't. The Villain usually gets complacent, believing that they can manipulate everyone around them all the time.

      That's kind of the spirit of this sub no? That you don't have to be locked down as a loser that lets people walk all over them all the time. That you can "swallow the red pill" and get your shit together.

      See, the "hero" never wins by staying the same. The Hero always has to go though some kind of change, working hard at something and then finally believing in themselves.

      And the Hero beats the villain because the villain never was shit. They just convinced themselves everyone around them that they were some kind of gift from god.

      You always have to improve yourself. And you don't have to sacrifice your soul to do it.

      [–]topspeedj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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      Their complacency is always a forced plot point that allows the hero to win.

      [–]The_Psychopath 11 points12 points  (2 children)

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      Hero? Villain? This is stupid manichean bullshit, there is no morality in nature, the wolf eats the fawn to feed its cubs and the farmer kills the cubs to protect his animals which support his family.

      [–]itwasninjas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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      Werner Herzog, is that you?

      [–]apolloseven 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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      James Bond, embodyment of the Dark Triad, "the hero" ... kills a bunch of guys and sleeps with their girlfriends... who are the good guys again?

      [–]chainlinks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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      A few years back I noticed that there was always "the other guy." By this I mean, when a girl breaks up with her boyfriend she has this other guy that she goes and sleeps with right away. I always got the sense that she kept him tucked away somewhere while she was with her boyfriend.

      I became tired of being the "boyfriend guy," and I wondered if it were possible to be the other guy instead.

      Long story short, yes, it is possible. I am now the other guy instead of the boyfriend guy.

      Your post is a great example of how to make the switch in your mind and start to cross over to the other side. Awesome insight, I now have another reference to point to when I'm trying to explain this shift to someone. Thanks for sharing.

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        [–]youreunbelieveable 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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        Good point here. Very few rich and powerful people arrived at that destination without blood on their hands. And their feeble offspring can be relied on to scuttle the empire within a generation or two.

        [–]CauisCosades 7 points8 points  (0 children)

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        I prefer to think of myself as an "anti-hero".

        [–]SupaPineapple 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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        I wouldn't use the word "Villain" as we associate this with being "evil" for evil's sake. I'd say think of yourself as a conqueror. Take what you want out of life, don't wait for life to give it to you.

        [–]Teeklin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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        And yet the world loves and remembers the hero and the villain is hated and forgotten.

        You're just cherry picking things from the hero mythos. He sits around doing nothing and then eventually gets to challenge the villain in what story? In most stories, they sit around until they get the motivation to take control of their lives, then they work long and hard to beat the villain. Wax on, wax off. It's basically what the movie montage is known for, to gloss over the tedious years of training that the hero of the story has to undertake to win.

        The lesson is that you have to better yourself and improve your life and not sit around for a radioactive spider to bite you and make those changes for you.

        Or for a quick Game of Thrones analogy: you can choose to be Ned Stark or you can choose to be Joffrey. You're going to end up dead either way, but after you die people will either remember you fondly as an honorable man or they will dismiss you as a horrible person and rejoice when you're gone.

        But you're right man. Hitler had tons of power, money, and pussy. If that's what you're going for, if that's all you want your legacy to mean, then more power to you.

        [–]sinzster 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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        You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Redpill has definitely accelerated my growth towards the villainous side.

        [–]feelinglazy 9 points10 points  (1 child)

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        Or... You can just associate yourself with any modern superheroes: Iron Man, Hulk, Superman,... who had it right all along and just there to crush everybody who stand in his way.

        [–]TheRedAlt 7 points8 points  (0 children)

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        Not sure why you are getting downvoted for this. As far as "hero" goes my view of one is not an underdog, but rather an Iron Man or Superman. Already on top with a nice smirk, admired for his actions and achievements, keeping people constantly in awe, not at the bottom waiting for an opportunity to arise as described here.

        [–]Kalidane 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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        "Conan, what is best in life?"

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PQ6335puOc

        [–]soopad00pa 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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        If you succeed at being the villain then you end up as the hero of your own story anyway.

        [–]j0hnan0n 4 points5 points  (4 children)

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        Gotta love it. For every action there's an equal and opposite reaction. If you're changing yourself and making progress, then of course the sedentary and changeless are going to resent you for breaking away from the pack.

        I've always figured that the more haters I have, the better I'm doing. Every great truth is first ridiculed, then violently opposed, and finally accepted as self-evident. In the face of ridicule, maintain amused aloofness. In preparation for violent opposition, maintain fitness and study, learn, practice and master the martial arts. When the truth is accepted as self-evident, be prepared to move beyond it to the next great truth that the rest of the world will ridicule and oppose.

        [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

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        LOL... what? I mean, people in this subreddit are granted a lot of leniency to say whatever they want without being challenged, but this is about as stupid as it gets. Collecting haters isn't indicative of success. That's a logic trap that is certainly to flash on you when you're going through your midlife crisis.

        You have to consider the fact that your stupidity or general douchebaggery is creating haters, and whether you're alpha, beta, omega, or whatever you fancy yourself, that's not a thing to celebrate.

        [–]j0hnan0n 0 points1 point  (2 children)

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        Oh look, a hater. And some upvotes. I must be doing something right. Here, hater - have an upvote. It looks like you're having a bad day.

        Also, notice how you proved my point by initiating the equal and opposite reaction. I'm honored to have been a villain in this thread, and to have lived up to the threads original intentions.

        You're not wrong. It is of course possible to take what I said too far. You can do that with anything.

        [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

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        Self-deception also improves functionality until you see clearly.

        [–]troubadour1492 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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        Law 2 - ...If you have no enemies, find a way to make them.

        I totally get the spirit of that, as a guy who is continuing to let people use and take advantage of him, even after learning better. I see the code behind the matrix now, but bending spoons is really hard. It's a lot easier to just kiss everybody's ass and get through life sustained by hind tit.

        I've lived on hind tit a long time, and can continue to do so indefinitely, but the pig who fights for the good tits is a happier pig in the long run. You can't get there without pissing off the pig who was there first.

        You don't have to make an enemy this way. It all depends on how the other pig reacts.

        [–]dancingwithcats 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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        One man's villain is another man's hero. I've done some Machiavellian things in my life and career and I'm still my hero, because the things I've done benefited me. The winners write the history books.

        [–]Night--Writer 0 points1 point  (3 children)

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        "It's not just that I should succeed, it's that all others should fail."

        Be the villain... the evil genius... the Moriarty to Sherlock Holmes.

        [–]JaviHP 2 points3 points  (2 children)

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        i would rather be the Sherlock Holmes in the Holmes frame. Moriarty is not an alpha as he needs to beat Sherlock to prove his worth; Holmes, in the other hand, does his shit just for the sake of doing it. He takes no money, accepts no office or gains no popularity for doing what he does, but still he does it because he knows he can.

        it's not the hero/villian thing... it's the "doing shit and taking no shit" thing that makes you high value

        [–]Night--Writer 0 points1 point  (1 child)

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        I haven't read the books so I didn't know. I was under the impression that Moriarty was much smarter and that it was Sherlock that was trying to stop him, yet Moriarty was the one who always came out on top though being more clever.

        [–]JaviHP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        Start reading, then. Invest your time. Anyway, Holmes is described as a sociopath, and he gets off solving cases, that's why everybody is worried that he'll do something stupid when he has no case to solve (he ends up killing people, so they aren't wrong)

        [–]monsieurhire2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        Hero / Villain leads you into the Manichean Good / Evil paradigm.

        Encouraging guys to "step on" "lesser" men is as silly and misguided as encouraging them to be constantly engaging in acts of selfless altruism that needlessly drain resources and incur social liability where people view you as a sucker or mark to be taken advantage of. Stepping on people makes enemies. Enemies push back.

        Nonetheless, thought experiments like these can be useful in breaking mind-forged manacles.

        [–]captainramen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        Depends on when the story was written.

        I would read the Odyssey and reconsider your theory. Odysseus is certainly no villain. Gone for 10 years, his faithful wife and loyal son hold off a bunch of suitors who are trying to usurp his throne. He eventually comes back and kills everyone who tried to fuck his wife and steal his shit.

        [–]Mihawk01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        Villains, Heroes = man made concept

        Why is it that sometimes obvious villain charaters are rooted for... because they focus more on them, etc, and they become actually heroes, who you want to succeed.

        In real life there are no villains, there are no heroes, just people who are portraid differently.

        Do not focus on being a hero, or a villain, both can be counter-productive in certain situations. Choose how to act in different situations, depending on the situation. Use your head, act the way needs to be acted, and achieve results. You see that girls respond to guys that are rude to them. Be rude to them, play around. This does not make you a hero or a villain.

        [–]2lightfire409 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        Ever since reading TRP, i have a new appreciation for well written "villans" in movies and TV shows. I also think the number of anti-hero shows that are popular are indicators that the world respects and will root for someone like walter white or frank underwood.

        [–]loknarash 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        I found your post very motivational OP, and 'red pill'-worthy. "The villain is an alpha." And come to think of it, sometimes the villain is just someone who thinks differently. Props.

        [–]Thedaviddepablo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        All the world is a stage and I am merely a character. I do not care for an others perspective, only to push/create the best plot for I

        [–]ZeroOn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        Crush "underdog heroes" beneath your feet, and you'll find you're a hell of a lot higher in the world than the broken bodies under your boots.

        So much this. The hard truth is that we live in a dog-eat-dog world that will walk all over you if you let it.

        [–]16 Endorsed ContributorGayLubeOil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        On that note you should probably go read my posts on black knighting.

        [–]Lakistar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        For The Elder Scrolls players: Alpha = Deadra Beta = Aedra

        [–]1redpillbanana 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        Quote from Swingers:

        I don't want you to be the guy in the PG-13 movie everyone's really hoping makes it happen. I want you to be like the guy in the rated R movie, you know, the guy you're not sure whether or not you like yet. You're not sure where he's coming from. Okay? You're a bad man. You're a bad man, Mikey. You're a bad man, bad man.

        [–]swallowpls 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        Aragorn, son of Arathorn, will never fail you

        [–]MrMagwitch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        .

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        Solid fucking post. Definitely agree on all fronts here.

        [–]Moresolater 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        Read Nietzsche on the genealogy of morals... It will give you a much deeper understanding of how being powerful was turned into something negative

        [–]themanbat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        Gaston is the fucking shiznit. Beauty and the Beast is a tragedy about how Gaston let himself fall for the wrong girl.

        [–]topspeedj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        Hahaha, this is brilliant. I love it.

        [–]redpilldoc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        This sub is about self improvement and sexual strategy. If pussy trumps self improvement this sub us not for me. Thinking of yourself as the villain is not self improvement no matter how much you hamster.

        [–]unmitigatedbadassery 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        "Good" and "Evil" is such a hamfisted and cheap way of telling a story. I much more like stories where all the characters are fleshed out. Where you can't really tell who is the "good guy" and who is the "bad guy" because everybody is just doing things their own way to achieve what they need/want.

        When looking at more lighthearted movies/stories I like to look at it from the supposedly "bad guy's" side. What I've found is that the antagonist in many cases hasn't done anything wrong/illegal and the protagonist just wrecks his day in the name of righteousness because he wants something and has found an excuse to portray the antagonist as a villain in his mind.

        [–]lone_wanderer101 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

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        I hate to admit but I have the hero problem. Thank you for this post. Time to destroy betas.

        [–]Whatdididotoyou -1 points0 points  (0 children)

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        Damn. I feel motifuckinvated

        [–]Alflex -1 points0 points  (0 children)

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        This sub shouldn't allow submissions without verified pictures of the OP.

        I swear I can see how short, bald, and poor OPs are whenever they idolize Dark Triad traits.

        [–]Vaganusaurus -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

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        I have always viewed myself as a villian. I've often joked that I'm one traumatic brain injury away from destroying humanity.

        I like it so much that I have utilized it as a creative outlet for relieving stress while increasing my knowledge/understanding of the world (in learning how to make them more realistic). Suffice to say, I have 100s of ridiculous blue prints for doomsday devices with preference towards the fanciful and practical.

        While I could very well be a delusional nut, embracing the whole 'super villain' mindset has definitely exacerbated my DT traits.