@Clarkhat delivered truth bombs this morning.
I went and had a look. It was lovely, and succinct, and accurate, and comes from @ClarkHat on Twitter.
It is worth preserving, and commenting on.
Without further ado, enjoy:
The Vile Faceless Minions are everywhere, and they watch all.
When they bring a matter to my attention, I look well. I tell you that lords and banners matter in the dark world, and when the troops sound horns of alert you best direct your attention to the call that sounds in the distance:
Truth bombs are an opportunity to learn.
Read well what @ClarkHat had to share this morning. I have broken his superb observations into clusters, followed by my comments. Grasp the reality of what he says, and consider whether these truths apply to you, and how you can put them into practice:
What would it take for you to have a performance review like that?
How long do your own performance reviews take? Would an executive who oversees your professional delivery need more time?
What higher compliment could your mentor pay?
Learn from this.
Cultivate respect as a powerful forge of delivery. Strive ever to speak from the heart of authenticity and truth. Forge your thought, word and deed into a single penetrating example that even your mentors do not need words to recognize.
Be acutely aware of your audience.
Grasp the difference between the male and female, the gradient that exists between perception and expression. Understand that the markets of the world assign value with infinite neutrality, and do not accord weight to ideology or social pressure when assessing that value.
@ClarkHat provides excellent example of twisted virtue signaling here from morbid and declining author John Scalzi:
(You can read Scalzi’s work here: bit.ly/McRapey)
Recognition of the reality of the dark world is an ongoing process.
It depends, however, not only on individual effort and fortitude and seeking of knowledge and comparison to experience.
It also demands, to produce societal economy of scale, a culture that fosters reality rather than transient and degenerate idiocy.
The West has suffered badly from collapse of internal narratives and presentation of putrid examples:
Snark is more dreadful than men realize.
Snark arises from bitterness. That bitterness is the product of resentment, and that resentment in turn is spawned from internal recognition of comparative weakness.
Do not be weak. Harden yourself, my brothers. Do not be resentful of weakness. It is curable.
Weakness arises in the mind and in the heart. It comes from refusal to accept reality. It comes from refusal to put in the work required to advance and grow. It comes from despair applied to the demand for cultivation, and refusal to delay gratification in preference for instantaneous appearance of victory rather than the true achievement of the apex predator: the human being.
The world was dark when I arrived. I did not make it dark. Nor did you.
But it is what it is, as Hobbes has noted:
“In such condition there is no place for industry, because the fruit thereof is uncertain, and consequently no culture of the earth, no navigation nor the use of commodities that may be imported by sea, no commodious building, no instruments of moving and removing such things as require much force, no knowledge of the face of the earth, no account of time, no arts, no letters, no society, and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death, and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”
@ClarkHat delivers important considerations about truth that are worth remembering.
Read these points. Contemplate them with care. Assess yourself coldly and determine your adherence to them:
- People are unused to truth.
- People follow consistent truth.
- Respect the power and impact of truth.
- Men who speak truth drive value.
Consider how you observe these points in your own life. Contemplate where you fall short of authentic, resonant consistency.
What do you cultivate amongst men? What value do you bring to the markets of the world? What worth do you present to the dread lord, and what leadership do you exemplify to men who march under bloody banners?
Look well, o wolves!
See clearly in the dark world!
Above all, see yourself clearly.
Follow @ClarkHat on Twitter.
Men who speak truth are worth following.
They are worth listening to, and worth observing.
Find examples of manhood that inspire you. Structure your living habits to continuously drive you towards those examples. Do the hard and continuous work of delaying gratification and layering your dreadful experiences of life in the dark world until they are a profoundly serious platform from which achievement may launch.
You are responsible for your own survival.
You are responsible for your success.
And you are responsible for truth.
Thrones rest upon reality, my brothers.
Stand there, and seize them.
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