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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Darkstream: how to find success

Sometimes it helps to reflect upon why you didn't get somewhere before you try to start going somewhere else. Tonight's Darkstream addresses how to go about making success rather than avoiding failure.

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Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable May 27, 2017 9:44 PM  

If Psykosonik had been huge and you'd gone as far as you could with it, that would've been a certain sort of success. This is simply ... better.

Anonymous map May 27, 2017 10:14 PM  

VD,

Was Psychosonik responsible for writing the Mortal Kombat theme?

Blogger Wanderer May 27, 2017 10:21 PM  

The secret to success is to never give up. Successful people lose all of the time - the key is they never quit. I know this sounds like a platitude, but to me it was pretty profound. I thought successful people were just innately good or lucky and never really experienced failure. The fact that a constant stream of failures is just a part of life and of success didn't really cross my mind.

Blogger dienw May 27, 2017 10:25 PM  

Excellent broadcast. Your statements are on point getting to the heart of why intelligent/talented people do not succeed. I share the faults you mentioned; I have wrestled against them repeatedly throughout my life. Despite this, I always fall back to the habits that hold me back.

I've been watching Jordan Peterson's lecture series for a couple of weeks now: he covers this problem in a few lectures; in one lecture he mentioned Jung's Red Book; a book that covers seventeen years of his life as he engaged in a dialog with his soul.

As I was reading, I recalled Peterson's statement that the word person comes from the Latin word persona meaning mask; furthermore, I recalled my mentor from the '60s declaring that the personality is what the internal "I am" presents to the World. Jung furthers this by stating that his outward personality is what the soul created through interacting with the world; but it is not his soul; it is not him.

As I considered these statements, I realized that this personality/persona/mask is created early in a stage life and at a certain point it hardens up; the person proceeds through his life without fundamentally changing his mask even though it is no longer suitable for the life environment he finds himself in.

Recognizing this, how does the soul, the "I am" - the creator of the personality/mask - change the mask? The soul knows that the brittle mask is ineffectual; yet,at the same time the mask is the soul's prison.

Blogger Rickey Johnson May 27, 2017 10:46 PM  

"Red Book; a book that covers seventeen years of his life as he engaged in a dialog with his soul. " sounds like a book that would make my eyes bleed!

Blogger Solaire Of Astora May 28, 2017 12:10 AM  

I remember when I used to eat a lot of extremely hot food. Hot wings with sauce ranking in the low millions of Scoville units. It struck me how often people would try to bluff it off as if it wasn't hurting them and then eventually crack. It actually annoyed me enough to convince me not to do the same. It's all fine when you out compete them in the end anyways. It might be a trivial example but I learned from it how much people desperately want to make everything look easy, even completely meaningless stuff like that. How much more so things that matter?

Blogger DJ | AMDG May 28, 2017 1:16 AM  

Technotronic? Idk. Would have to IG it.

Blogger DJ | AMDG May 28, 2017 1:25 AM  

Ha! They were Pump Up the Jam according to IG. I think the track you're thinking of (because it's also on my workout playlist) was by the The Immortals - Techno Syndrome. Looking at the track listing at IG I realize it was a pretty kick butt soundtrack.

Blogger tuberman May 28, 2017 1:31 AM  

I need to show this Darkstream to a kid being mentored. Very wise.

Anonymous Greg May 28, 2017 2:53 AM  

https://infogalactic.com/info/Sprezzatura

Anonymous Deplorable Winning May 28, 2017 3:27 AM  

Dancing with "I" redacted-

dienw wrote:the word person comes from the Latin word persona meaning mask; ... the personality is what the internal "I am" presents to the World.

...this personality/persona/mask is created early in a stage life and at a certain point it hardens up; the person proceeds through his life without fundamentally changing his mask even though it is no longer suitable for the life environment he finds himself in.


dienw, notice what happens in the second paragraph- the "internal 'I am'" tranceforms into the mask, the person. Restating-

'the mask proceeds through the life of the mask without fundamentally changing even though it is no longer suitable for the life environment the mask finds itself in.'

There is a reason .gov types will always refer to you in the office of a person, never as a man:

"Language creates spooks that get into our heads and hypnotize us." - Robert Anton Wilson, a limited-hangout, derp-state spook

"A person is a spook." - Deplorable Winning

Blogger wreckage May 28, 2017 3:38 AM  

Embrace failure. Catalogue and remember failures. The thing is, to always strive to fail actively, never passively. When you're faced with something you hesitate to engage with, tell yourself it's time to **** some **** up.

Because failure is pretty easy. If you can't face failure, you'll never be able to take on success.

Failure puts you back in your comfort zone, back in your well-worn habits; success opens up options you didn't know existed... brilliant, desirable, unsettling possibilities, any one of which might destroy your comfort zone and zero the utility of your habits.

Blogger wreckage May 28, 2017 3:47 AM  

Regarding sprezzatura: humour and witty banter is the best example. It comes with practice and memorization, against the stigma of being " a try-hard ". But you get funny by working at it, testing and re-testing, and engaging with people who value and display wit.

Regarding person and persona: it helps to adopt a persona. I have different body-language and habits of speech for different tasks; they help maintain and develop the set of physical and mental habits appropriate to the setting. Sounds strange, perhaps, but it works, and it is applicable far beyond "game".

Blogger Resident Moron™ May 28, 2017 5:29 AM  

If you want to discover the meaning of life, or wank about with Freud and Jung imagining the internal mental structure of the human being, go for it.

But if you're interested in what works, the biggest discovery you will ever make is that you're a creature of habit, just like everyone else.

Changing your habits will change your life.

It takes only about 30 to 40 days of persistent self discipline to instill a new habit.

That's it; you now know 99.99% of what you need.

Just be aware that 99.99% of us won't do it, and the same proportion would rather pretend it's more complicated than that, as an excuse for our lives not being how we want them.

Blogger Fenris Wulf May 28, 2017 5:41 AM  

I've been watching them on YouTube for the speed control & CC features. Their automated CC is really good, but I had to laugh when it rendered "Mike Cernovich" as "my external bitch."

Anonymous LurkingPuppy May 28, 2017 5:53 AM  

Fenris Wulf wrote:Their automated CC is really good, but I had to laugh when it rendered "Mike Cernovich" as "[deleted]."
Speech wreck ignition.

Blogger Lovekraft May 28, 2017 7:45 AM  

There's two education systems: one for the elites and ((())). Another like a prison for young white males, exposed to hiphop bile, untouchable nubiles and hostile feminists.

Good luck being in the second group and pursuing one's dreams. The deck is heavily stacked against him.

Now we are starting to see these young men reach out and ask 'where do I find others like me?' One kid was doing that on reddit and I replied that his post looked like it was written by an FBI mole.

THIS explains why media, literature etc is anti-male because if they honestly portrayed their plight, it would start giving them the green light to break free and form their own powerbase.

Instead we get Rubin's smug "The End of Men" noserubbing.

Anonymous BBGKB May 28, 2017 10:58 AM  

There's two education systems: one for the elites and ((())). Another like a prison for young white males, exposed to hiphop bile, untouchable nubiles and hostile feminists

Common Core is designed to drag Asian/Whites down to black/brown levels. The math is done to prevent people from being able to do math in their heads. Just this week I caught an error at a cash register that came from scanning an item twice, the elites don't want people who can do that.

Anonymous Avalanche May 28, 2017 1:04 PM  

@14 "you're a creature of habit, just like everyone else."

I've been checking out a guy whose 'thing' is mini-habits. He says: he wanted to do push-ups, but usually wouldn't get around to it. So, he made a commitment -- he would do ONE push-up a day. That was all. If, at the end of one he didn't want to continue, he didn't have to. He's now up to 50 a day.

Robb Wolf (I think it is?) says to make a habit of getting up and putting on your gym clothes every morning. You do NOT commit to going to the gym; merely dressing for activity and, usually, you'll go do something cause you're already dressed for it.

Some other guy said to commit to brushing ONE tooth (And the old saw is you only have to brush the teeth you want to keep!)

The mini-habits guy is interesting, because it's easy to "do one" whatever; which naturally leads you on.

Anonymous Avalanche May 28, 2017 1:08 PM  

@17 "Now we are starting to see these young men reach out and ask 'where do I find others like me?' One kid was doing that on reddit and I replied that his post looked like it was written by an FBI mole."

So instead of HELPING what might indeed have been a young guy wishing for a path to escape; you slapped him back down. Good job. (Not.)

Perhaps next time, you could give him two or three URLs or books to start with. Even if he IS a Fed -- the lurkers, the AUDIENCE, the *other* young folks reading along, is who we want to reach!

Anonymous Avalanche May 28, 2017 1:12 PM  

@18 "The math is done to prevent people from being able to do math in their heads."

When my two sisters and I were kids, the family used to eat at "Friendly's," a northeastern low-end diner chain. (Weirdly) they always wrote a ticket for each person in a group. So, at the end of the meal, the waitress would give our dad five slips. He required each of us to take all five, add them up in our heads, and then we would check when they were rung up. Great practice -- for your kids or grandkids.

What's that annoying pablum they throw at us: "be the change you want to see"?!

Blogger Resident Moron™ May 28, 2017 3:19 PM  

@Avalanche

Thanks for that.

Great tip.

Added to the repertoire.

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