Sex and Power: The Case of the Incel

What is an incel? Someone who doesn’t have sex, but wants to? That’s what they’d tell you… But obviously it’s more lots of people don’t have as much sex as they’d like, or even have sex at all without diving into “incel” toxicity. An incel is weak and forsaken, and the most obvious marker of […]

Indifference as a Power

The power of indifference in the correct situation is so easily underestimated that almost no modern will champion it – the few who do so are almost exclusively followers of the Stoics. I have no quarrel with the Stoics, but I do not intend to write a Stoic manifesto today. The first case of indifference […]

Live Dangerously

“The secret of realizing the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment of existence is: to live dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius! Send your ships out into uncharted seas! Live in conflict with your equals and with yourselves! Be robbers and ravagers as soon as you can not be rulers and owners, […]

The Weak and the Forsaken

There are two primary ways in which a man can hit rock bottom and come to see himself as a failure. Most collapses of spirit and retreats into depression can be traced to one or both of the following feelings: Weakness or Forsakeness. Weakness is the feeling that you cannot achieve anything, there are no […]

The Nature of Power I

In physics power is defined as dW/dT, that is the derivative of work taken with respect to time – or in plain English the amount of work done per unit of time. This helps us to understand the conception of Power in the context of people and relationships. That is only ACTIONS have power and […]