>dude you need to be successful even though 99.9% of people never achieved anything of note and the odds are stacked against you

>dude you need to be successful even though 99.9% of people never achieved anything of note and the odds are stacked against you
How did people get this idea in their head that they have to be something epic when it's not realistic

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Most stories in media are about a nobody who becomes a somebody because that kind of arc has mass appeal for obvious reasons. Do you think the story of Jesus would've been as inspiring if he was born into a wealthy israeli family? No. It would've been the story of an insane person's fall from grace. But, because of where Jesus starts at the beginning of the story, it's inspiring by the end of it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Most stories in media are about a nobody who becomes a somebody because that kind of arc has mass appeal for obvious reasons.

      Notwithstanding Jesus, if you actually read rags-to-riches stories (if we're talking about the wealth aspect of life), alot of these people were actually rich to begin with. So I must say, I'll have to agree with the OP because it is a psyop that you "must" make something out of your life.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What makes rags-to-riches stories compelling is that they are the stories of people who were born with something, had it taken away, and had to rebuild. It demonstrates that the great can be taken down and that the lowly be raised up, though how low could a great man ever sink to begin with?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          But these stories seldom actually exist and if they do it is only by a stroke of a luck or circumstance that this happened. Anyone who is poor rarely, if ever, climbs to the top of the social pyramid.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why settle for less?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Which book did you read to refute that stupid mindset

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Capitalist propaganda

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    thankfully this is where i can justify being lazy saying resources are finite therefore progress cannot be infinite and everyone needs to chill

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >resources are finite
      You lack perspective
      Ambitious men set the next stage

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >the bunnies in the meadow think they are going to exploit space resources
        Lol, lmao even. Enjoy your ecological overshoot

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If your ambition is towards evil ends, it’s evil and should be stopped. I don’t want to live in a 6x3 metal space pod eating recycled and rehydrated slop while I mine asteroids for a living. The despair normies feel in the 21st century despite living in objectively the most “advanced” era in history has proven that more advancement won’t make suddenly people happy.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Shoot for the moon, and if you miss, you'll still reach for the stars, and all that.

    Most people are boring, and just run their day-to-day.
    If you find something cool to elevate yourself out of that, you still probably end up interacting with higher-ranking people some interesting fields, so you'll probably end up better off.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      *higher-ranking people from some interesting fields

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    One thing I've noticed is that people base their entire self worth and identity on their job, possessions and wealth
    Personally I think that this kind of mindset is probably a very constructive one in terms of creating the most human flourishing and the problems only occur when hard work and entrepreneurship start to become less and less important
    Hávamál 76-77
    >Cattle die, kinsmen die,
    >You must also die;
    >but the glory of reputation never dies,
    >for the man who can get himself a good one.

    >Cattle die, kinsmen die,
    >You must also die;
    >I know one thing which never dies:
    >the reputation of each dead man.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You are the sum of your parts

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah definitely, it's mostly just the weighting of those parts

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    success =/= achieving anything of note [unless you're Alexander or Caesar or one of those types]. That is your faulty assumption. It is a relative term, achievable on a subjective basis.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Achievements are relative and if you don't do anything with your life then it's entirely your fault

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My personal theory that plays a part in this is epigenetics, the experiences and instincts that are passed down to the next generation. If you look at genealogy, many of our ancestors were nobodies but there’s also a section that were necessarily big names. Due to the small populations in history and how huge our populations are now, it is simply a mathematical inevitability that you’re a direct descendant of kings and nobility from the Middle Ages. It’s that thing that everyone in Europe can trace their ancestry back to Charlemagne, regardless of who you are. It’s almost a mathematical certainty that every British person is a direct descendant of Edward III. So I believe that the experiences and instincts of those important people, warriors, etc have been passed down via epigenetics. It’s why so many normie nobodies believe they are entitled to something greater and will tend to strive for that (even if they’re way of striving for that is moronic). I think that’s also why it’s easy to romanticize war, because the epigenetics of warriors have been passed down to everyone, but only the ones that survived. You can’t have a kid if youre left bleeding to death on a battlefield, so that experience isn’t going to filter down to coming generations. It’s why so many people believe they’re invivibile, resulting in the whole “it’ll never happen to ME though” phenomenon.

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