5 Crippling Lies That All Men Are Fed From Birth: "Men no longer have male role models to teach them the truth. Instead, they’re fed lies from the time they’re born. Some of them aren’t very harmful, but some are absolutely devastating and prevent men from living a fulfilled life. Some of these lies are very explicit; they’re taught to us in school or by our parents. Some, however, are more implicit – people skirt around them and avoid saying them, but their actions make what they’re trying to say very clear...
2. You’re born special
We live on a planet with over 7 billion people. You think you’re smart? There’s dozens of Asian kids that can solve a Rubik’s cube in under 15 seconds. You think you’re strong? The world record for a deadlift is 1018.5 pounds. You think you’re talented? Then why haven’t you become a millionaire athlete/musician/whatever yet? The fact of the matter is that nobody is special. Sure, we all have different genetics – Einstein was gifted intellectually, Mike Tyson was gifted physically, and Jimmy Page was gifted musically. But so is everyone else. Tons of people are gifted at something. Nobody is special. If you want something, you have to work for it...
4. The world cares about you
The world literally does not give a fuck about you. Sure, your friends and family members may care about you. But the world is often a very cold, and unforgiving place. It can be a great place…if you make it one. But if you sit back and expect it to care about you, it will chew you up and spit you out. If you become obsolete to your boss, you will get fired. If you make a bunch of stupid investments and lose all of your money, nobody will bail you out. If you’re an alcoholic and ruin your marriage and lose your house, nobody will come in rushing to save you. You need to realize that the world doesn’t owe you anything. The only things that you get are the things that you earn. Sure, some people might be given things. Maybe you were given things. But you aren’t owed shit. That person didn’t have to give you anything. The world didn’t have to give you anything. The sooner that you realize the world doesn’t owe you shit, the sooner you can start actually earning what it is that you want.
5. Everyone is equal
We’re taught from a young age to believe that all people, viewpoints, ideas, and cultures are equal. They aren’t. In fact, they’re pretty different. Are you telling me that the culture of North Africa is the same as the culture of China? If you said yes, have you ever opened a fucking history book? Are you telling me that the viewpoint that you should be a parasite, and bum off of welfare is “equal” to the viewpoint that you should be a contributing member of society? A 12 year old boy and a 45 year old man are different, a business man and a musician are different, men and women are different, and a Kenyan man and a Vietnamese man are different. Cultures are not equal, viewpoints are not equal, ideas are not equal, and people are not equal. Some cultures are better at some things than others. Every culture has their strengths and weaknesses. The West is generally very efficient and productive, at the cost of our enjoyment. The East is generally very socialistic, at the cost of their individuality. Not all viewpoints are equal. Some will lead to better outcomes than others. Men and women aren’t equal. Men tend to be very assertive and logical, but are typically more violent. Women tend to be more socially intelligent and intuitive, but are typically more manipulative. Everybody and everything is different – and this is fine."