You do not talk about your plans, your thoughts, or your feelings.
Durden knows your words are used against you by everyone, not just the police. What you say will find a way to be used against you by your friends, your enemies, and even your family, depending upon the context of their gain.
Career and community suicide comes from a single accusation of being racist, sexist, anything ending in an ist.
Sticks and stones can break your bones but words will always hurt you. Something like that.
4 Tranquilizers Men Need to Eliminate
Men have the easiest lives in history. Today. There are no large-scale wars to fight and no home-fronts to defend.
Men knew how to fight pre-1970s. You had to. There were enemies waiting to take what they had or threaten their way of life.
Fighting is history now. Shame is a weapon mightier than the pen or the sword.
- Don’t have an opinion.
- Don’t act in any manners that could be seen as offensive to any groups.
- Don’t be human; be a non-religious pastor and clean your hands in holy water after each social-media post and three hail-likes. And don’t be religious.
- Likes are what self-esteem was before smartphones.
Self-esteem used to be what you could do, who you were, and how your character developed through discipline and virtue.
How to Relive every Day on Your Deathbed
In the moment, wasting time doesn’t matter. Spending a day playing video games, all Sunday, for around… ten hours doesn’t feel like a complete travesty. But it is.
Allowing one day of total leisure means you’re willing to have multiple days of no duty, no honor, and no purpose.
One day leads to many.
How do you prevent wasting your life?
How do you relive every day of your life, on command?
There’s a way to travel through your life, explore your memories, in private without fear of judgment.
Reliving your past is fun. Reliving your past is painful. Your past is full of lessons. Use them.
Journal every day. Relive your life when you want.
Musashi’s 21 Precepts for Life
- Accept everything just the way it is.
- Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
- Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
- Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
- Be detached from desire your whole life long.
- Do not regret what you have done.
- Never be jealous.
- Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.
- Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself or others.
- Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love.
- In all things have no preferences.
- Be indifferent to where you live.
- Do not pursue the taste of good food.
- Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need.
- Do not act following customary beliefs.
- Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful.
- Do not fear death.
- Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age.
- Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help.
- You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honor.
- Never stray from the way.