2021 Winter Hibernation

Stay strong and Merry Christmas!

Readership: All; Christians; Young Men;
Theme (December): Giving the gift of yourself to others.
Length: 1,100 words
Reading Time: 4 minutes + 2:12 minute video

This is the last post for 2021. The first half will summarize the highlights of this month’s theme of giving the gift of yourself to others. The last part is a brief summary of the year and a valediction.

Summary of December Posts

Deti smacked us in the face with the Kevlar glove of reality in his post, Deti’s Advice to Underqualified Men (2021-12-08). The main point was to identify your sphere of influence and be selective. This hearkens back to the importance of Identifying Your Spiritual Domain (2021-12-01). It’s all part and parcel of the same important challenge that all men face. The latter post linked to several posts from Ed Hurst, partly because of the complexity, and partly because he’s described it better than I could. In spite of the time required to read these posts and do the necessary self-examination and introspection, these posts are a must read for all Christian men.

The main point of Kumbaya (2021-12-) was the importance of humility, worship, passion, and music in a small group setting. BTW, this is also the spirit of the Christmas Season. Silence (2021-12-17) was the flip side of the coin, compared to Kumbaya. Both of these posts turned out to be rather unpopular. The first because of the cultural association of Kumbaya with Hippies, Boomers, and/or their music and political stances. The second because of the mystical approach to the ironies and sufferings of the faith. I challenge readers to look beyond their own comfort zone biases and recognize that a spirit of humility and worship, both in joy and in sufferings, will always be central to faith and human flourishing, and that one will miss out on the most memorable moments of life — and love itself — if one rejects this. For those readers who have an aversion to Kumbaya, Cheque d’Out shared this delightful carol at Spawny’s Space that carries the same simplistic worshipful joy. In these times, we need more of this spirit, if only to annoy the wokers.

Ding Dong Merrily On High / The Mediaeval Baebes (2014-11-14) Length: 2:12

Social Authenticity Proof: Giving Women Attention (2021-12-10) was a fun review of reader’s emails which told their experiences of exercising charisma around the ladies. From this review, we saw how good and how challenging it is to do something as simple and natural as giving women attention. This viewpoint was balanced by another post, Not Trusting women is Deep Inner Game (2021-12-15), which examined the pitfall of trusting women without reservations. Hence, the concomitant Σ Maxim.

Σ Maxim 19: “Do not invest attention, time, energy, or resources into any woman who is not within your domain and under your authority.”

Under the latter post, deti commented,

“This, to me, is almost Peak Red Pill – reaching bedrock. Drilling down so far there’s nothing further to drill down into. You’ve mined the seam clean; there is nothing more to be obtained, no further wisdom to be found.”

Deti’s conclusion links directly to a Σ Axiom.

Σ Axiom 20: The proper management of Trust is the central pillar of holding Frame.

Yes, Trust and Faith are the core issues underlying all things social, sexual, and spiritual. I’ve been kicking around the topic of trust for a good three years now, but there are still a multitude of nuances in which we have yet to reach the bottom. RPA has shared some further insights with me about this, so we’ll pick this up again next year.

Red Pill Apostle churned out three excellent posts this month, plus some good ideas for a few more.

RPA continually highlights the importance of faith and of male friendships. Men would do infinitely better with women if we put women on the back burner and focused on building competitive partnerships/comraderie with other men. This has at least two immediate benefits.

  1. It helps us develop a “detached” psychological outlook with respect to women.
  2. It improves our standing with other men.

Both are perceived as attractive to both God and women.

Oscar mentioned this in a comment a while back.

“If women are attracted to men that other men respect it’s because those men have high status and/or socially dominant personality.”

“Agreed, but men also respect each other for other reasons. For example, integrity, loyalty, reliability, and competence.”

“Women may not necessarily find those traits inherently attractive, but women do find men attractive when other men show them respect, because that is a form of status.”

“Obviously, that kind of thing can only happen within a community. Women need to see the respect conferred onto a man in real life for it to have an effect on her attraction to him. That is yet another reason why being part of a community is so important.”

The main point of a previous post, Avoiding the Broken Window Effect (2021-07-21), was that men crapping on other men for being unattractive to women is a sin. I want to commend Red Pill Apostle for his efforts in writing posts that have moved the general attitude of the Christian Manosphere away from this perspective and towards a more generous and constructive approach to men, women, and God.

Hibernation

I feel proud of myself for sticking to the schedule I set forth at the beginning of the year – one post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with two exceptions that were more than made up for by 28 additional posts!

Here, I would like to acknowledge the authors who contributed their talents and valuable insights in writing this year: NovaSeeker (28 posts), Scott (14 posts), Thedeti (9 posts), Red Pill Apostle (9 posts), Lexet (5 posts), Oscar (1 post), and RichardP (1 post).  Thanks also to those readers who invested their thoughts, time, and energy to contribute to the scintillating discussions.

I’m going to take a reprieve for the rest of the year (two weeks). After the New Year rings in, we’ll resume posting some more good stuff. The theme for January will be Marriage. Red Pill Apostle and I have some writings in the works on this topic. So tune in for more at that time.

I wish you all a joyful and memorable season with your friends and families!

Happy Holidays!

About Jack

Jack is a world traveling artist, skilled in trading ideas and information, none of which are considered too holy, too nerdy, nor too profane to hijack and twist into useful fashion. Sigma Frame Mindsets and methods for building and maintaining a masculine Frame
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16 Responses to 2021 Winter Hibernation

  1. Red Pill Apostle says:

    Y’all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    It’s officially bourbon time.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. whiteguy1 says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours Jack. This place and Spawny’s has been a refuge in these dark times these last few years for me.

    To all the brothers who contribute here (and comment), Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Jack, I’m thinking that it might be good to write up my Christian red-pill journey as a counterpoint to Deti and RPA’s walk, simply because my outcome was the complete opposite of what I hoped for when I started.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. redpillboomer says:

    Merry Christmas to all! It’s been a great year sharing back and forth together. I appreciate this place because the conversation is not only ‘Red Pill,’ but Christian as well! We’re learning and growing together! Merry Christmas again men!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Rock Kitaro says:

    Happy holidays crew!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. feeriker says:

    Merry Christmas, Jack, and to all who share here!

    Liked by 3 people

  6. cameron232 says:

    Just a reminder our friend Jason the lastmod is on The Price is Right tomorrow morning.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. cameron232 says:

    Jason the wife says you have a very outgoing personality.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Lastmod says:

    This clip, making the rounds on Twitter. Thank you for watching. The Price Is Right is so Los Angles and so over the top, and a fixture of Americana. My adopted home of California still amazes me.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Jack says:

      Lastmod,

      That’s fantastic!

      My wife said you’re a very lucky man!

      You have much to be thankful for!

      Like

    • cameron232 says:

      PS the other contestant who looked like Marcia Brady was cute. Much more my type than the “Barker babe” model with her boobs hanging out. Hey it’s the manosphere I gotta comment on the women!!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Lastmod says:

        She was a USC student at “the University of Spoiled Children” (her words…not mine). Rachael Reynolds (the model) was friendly. That’s her job. The models… everything on that show (literally) is meant to be larger than life. Flash! Pop! Color!

        Game shows before the Price Is Right usually were serious (Quiz Show / Jeopardy type of shows) or very dry like “Who’s Line Is It Anyway” The Price Is RIght in 1971 was a very different take. It was also the first game show to be filmed and broadcast in color.

        Everyone in that audience was supportive, fun, encouraging! Before and during the taping we were all talking to each other. Laughing. Also because of Covid, just about the whole audience was from the LA / Southland area. Everyone was just wanted to have a good time.

        Jill, who won the showcase was from LA proper, in between takes / cuts on the stage we both were laughing and encouraging each other.

        Yeah, the bid on that boat ruined it.

        The stage where The Price Is Right is taped is at CBS Television City Studios on Beverly Blvd on the line of LA and Hollywood. This stage was an upstairs stage on the third floor. This stage has been home of the Price Is RIght since 1978 when “The Carole Burnett Show” went off the air that year after its ten year run.

        All In The Family, Maud, Good Times, The Jeffersons, 25,000 Pyramid, The Twilight Zone, Murphy Brown were all taped at CBS Television City. A famous place in TV history.

        All in all it was fun. I’m okay. A bit depressed. It will pass, always the end of the year and christmas make me blue. I’ll be okay.

        Here is the link, broadcast from cbs.com. You will have to deal with commercials, but it crystal clear.

        Liked by 4 people

    • redpillboomer says:

      Congrats on your haul there Jason! Really liked the energy you displayed as you played Plinko!

      Liked by 3 people

    • Rock Kitaro says:

      lololol, that’s so cool!

      Like

  9. cameron232 says:

    Jason, you were awesome bud!!

    We were bummed about the showdown. Wife and I watching at home overbid too. I thought boats were more expensive than that.

    How’s everything else going?

    Liked by 3 people

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