Success & Creativity in the Internet Age: Stop Being a Slave, START Being a HUMAN!

By Chris Delamo of Red Pill Philosophy

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It seems we all want success in life.

It’s what we’re conditioned to desire by our parents.

“Get good grades”, they tell us, “and we’ll love you, be proud, and we’ll buy you that toy you’ve always wanted!”

In school, our entire sense of self-esteem depends on our ability to chase arbitrary (yes, arbitrary) letter grades, with smiley faces written in the same red ink that “F’s” are sometimes written in, scrawled sloppily across an assignment by an over-worked teacher.

The marketing, the media, and the overall cultural theme here in the West is simple and clear: “’Succeed’, and You’ll Be Accepted, Loved, and Happy.”

Of course, it seldom works out that way, and sadly (actually, thankfully), that old model for success is crumbling before our eyes and can actually be the catalyst for your FAILURE if you continue to follow it.

The desire to be successful, can cause us to scramble through our work, and end up diluting our original, authentic, genuine creativity.

The SAME authentic creativity, by the way, that BRINGS us success in the first place.

That, of course, is the zen-paradoxical irony: the more we desperately want to be successful, the more we dilute our authentic creative voices that BRING success in the first place.

The hungry…don’t get fed…

But first, I think it’s important to explain WHY focusing too much on “success” CAN inhibit your natural creative talents that BRING success in the first place.

You see, best-selling author, and creator of one of the top-marketing/business blogs in the world, Seth Godin, wrote prolifically in his book, “The Icarus Deception”, about HOW our outdated, dying industrial economy that dominated American life for the last 100 or so years, is now being replaced by an ENTIRELY DIFFERENT ECONOMY, one that few people are aware of, and much less PREPARED for… Continue reading

The TRUE Awakening: Realizing You Are NOT Separate From Everything Else…

By Chris Delamo  (@RedPillTweets)

***NOTE: the following is a response I gave to a Red Pill Philosophy Viewer, who asked me about whether or not I think rape and murdering are “morally evil”.

It’s a tough question, believe it or not.

Personally, I choose to view murder, rape, and other forms of aggression/violence/initiation of force as being “bad”.

When I say “bad”, I don’t mean “immoral”.

“Immoral” is a term we used to OUTSOURCE “good and evil” to an “objective” being we commonly refer to as god (though atheists replace “god” with “the laws of nature/science.”

Instead of saying, “I PERSONALLY believe that is evil”, we instead choose to say, “That is IMMORAL–not according to me–but according to the God I believe in whom I serve.”

The problem with “religious morality”, is that religious morality is nothing more than the self-interest of god.

Something that god claims to be immoral, is not actually “immoral”, it’s just something that god has chosen to deem “evil” by his own standard. If we assume that anything god “says” is evil SIMPLY BECAUSE GOD said so, then that is just submitting and agreeing to someone because they are powerful. God is the most “powerful being in the universe”, and because he is the ultimate, supreme ruler, then we must obey. Of course, that is authoritarianism, that is essentially doing whatever Hitler tells you to do because he was the most powerful being in Germany, and almost the entire planet before he was taken down… Continue reading

DEBUNKING “The Secret” / Law of Attraction: “Thoughts” Have Little To Do With It…

By Chris Delamo of Red Pill Philosophy

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Cause and effect is a very useful tool for debunking bullshit.

When it comes to the whole “Law of Attraction” / “The Secret” hype, it can be used effectively to show that “thoughts”, at best, are just SYMPTOMS of what brings a person success, and that “thinking” isn’t really what manifests our realities.

EVEN WORSE: I think the creators and perpetuators of these positive-thinking movements are misleading their followers—deliberately or mistakenly.

You see, the premise in “The Secret” is that what you think, you manifest.  Think positive, abundance-based thoughts, and you’ll experience a positive, abundant life.

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Makes sense, right?  Be a happy, positive, abundant-minded person, and you’ll attract that.  Well, sure, yeah, generally speaking that is probably true: the old saying “birds of a feather flock together” kind of sums up “the law of attraction” pretty succinctly: like-minded people tend to attract and hang around each other because, well, that’s what humans DO!  We LIKE like-minded people: we get along with them, have things in common, can talk about things, laugh about things, etc. Continue reading

The Free Market In Chile: Something Incredible is Happening Here

By: Chris Delamo of Red Pill Philosophy

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I’ve been in Chile for just over a week now. I was flown in by the great team at Galt’s Gulch Chile—the leaders of an experimental new project to see if it’s possible to create a society without government. In conversation with a friend I met down here, McAllister Williams, I was cued into a unique and fascinating concept about the Chilean free market.

In Chile, homelessness is nearly nonexistent because nearly everyone, everywhere, is finding SOMETHING to do in order to make a living.

Whether it’s the CEO of a local Chilean corporation, or a struggling individual being paid in tips to help strangers back out of a cramped alleyway, the economy in Chile is a thriving hive spring of marketplace activity.

The most significant point to make, I think, is the contrast between Chile and the United States today. In the U.S., if you try to make a living on street corners using unconventional methods, you’ll most probably find yourself ticketed, arrested, fined, or deterred under the “justification” that you need a license or permit to run your tiny business.  This is certainly true with street vendors, for example, who in Hialeah, Florida, from what I’ve heard from a local resident, are constantly being harassed and shut down by cops for attempting to sell a good or service on a street corner.

Why is this kind of behavior so downright destructive for people, and for the American economy?

Well, it’s simple: these tiny, microcosm “businesses” that rely on street corners and random passing pedestrians for their income, are the FOUNDATION upon which greater economic activity grows. A guy who can only afford a product from an extremely cheap street vendor will be able to get what he needs. Whereas if the street vendor is fined and run out of town by cops, that same person who could only afford the cheapest street vendor’s goods/services, won’t be able to get what he needs.  Similarly, the aspiring businessman who, at the moment, can only afford to operate on street corners out of his tiny vendor, will not be able to sell the goods/services to those who can only afford his cheap prices, and thus he will go out of business and dwindle desperately into poverty. Continue reading