“I got the haircut they told me I should get; I can’t remember what they said to forget…”

 

 

 

 

 

One skill that I’ve yet to see discussed, let alone advocated to improve, for men is the art of submission.

 

I suppose that’s because so many men – hundreds of millions, in fact – are simply bludgeoned into it from birth onward.

 

Through schools.

 

Through media.

 

Through society.

 

Through many religions.

 

That reality is, no doubt, exactly why it’s either meekly accepted once forcefully foisted on men or vociferously resisted in a knee-jerk fashion.

 

The tragedy of it all is that submission, or “bending the knee”, is an extremely necessary skill to both acquire and master.

 

 

 

As I’ve stated previously, most men reading this are not “Alpha” and never will be.

 

This only makes the art more important to study and subsequently practice well.

 

Not only that, but even “Alphas” are wise to work on that facet of themselves, too.

 

 

 

Like it or not, man is a social animal.

 

“No man is an island”, as one put it so sagaciously.

 

Thus, learning one’s place in the hierarchy is imperative.

 

Even if one is at the top of such.

 

Since that position – if it is to maintained and respected – must be recognized as one of service, also. 

 

Even one so resoundingly quasi-deified as President Trump realizes he must bend the knee to his constituents and certain officials.

 

[As a side note, it’s an open secret that – in person – he’s an extremely kind and generous man.]

 

 

 

It’s true, nice guys do finish last.

 

But ► they also finish first ◄.

 

The top and bottom of any craft, trade, et al is often fraught with “nice guys”.

 

What differentiates them is the discretion with which they submit – when, where and to whom.

 

And most importantly:

 

How they submit.

 

 

 

What gets lost almost entirely when even broaching the subject is:

 

The free man that bends the knee chooses how, when and where he acts in accordance to his orders.

 

Even if threatened, he still has the choice to suffer the consequences.

 

Granted, the punishment may be horrendous, but it’s still his option.

 

[I’m no stranger to that particular fate, Truth be told.]

 

Imagine if just 10% of men refused to pay taxes.

 

Or simultaneously called out from work [Blue Flu, for police].

 

Or simply stopped obeying traffic laws.

 

Chaos; utter chaos.

 

That is real power.

 

No “Alpha” has that kind of power.

 

Unless, of course, he convinces the right men (and enough of them) to bend the knee.

 

 

 

So, as I’ve said before:

 

► Never follow; choose to be led ◄.

 

Bend the knee to men that warrant your loyalty and service.

 

Be sure they earn such.

 

Watch carefully what they do with the fruits of your labors.

 

Pay close attention to how they treat you as one of the community.

 

Take note – and keep track – of how they reward or punish you and when they do either.

 

Most of all, recall you can stand any time you wish.

 

 

 

 

 

6♣

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4 Responses to ““I got the haircut they told me I should get; I can’t remember what they said to forget…””

  1. A♠,

    It’s always good to revisit this subject. You are completely correct, most of us are Betas and always will be.

    In any hierarchy the ‘indispensable man’ is rarely the leader but the one who makes everything actually work eg. army sergeants.

    They do show deference to leaders but because they are so valuable their opinion is frequently sought out by the same leaders. They have no trouble speaking their minds, man to man.

    A couple of my employees are like that. They call me the boss but I make sure they know I’m damn glad to have them around.

    There are lots of ways for Beta men to move their own agenda forward. Their biggest failing is not having one. I’m not an Alpha but it’s MY LIFE.

    As for the Sexual Marketplace, well, Betas are still Men and must make their agenda the priority. Letting their women set the agenda is always a horrendous mistake.

    • JD,

      ” I’m not an Alpha but it’s MY LIFE.”

      Remember you said that.

      It’ll be very important down the road.

      “As for the Sexual Marketplace, well, Betas are still Men and must make their agenda the priority. Letting their women set the agenda is always a horrendous mistake.

      More for the audience than for you, but:

      I never once mentioned women in all of this.

      And with good reason.

      All the best,

      A♠

  2. I definitely think more posts like this are needed. Nobody ever really addressed the common man as he is, but rather “What he could be”.

    So many men take advice that was never meant for them and are surprised when the path they take is neither easy nor rewarding.

    A definite failing of the first definition of alpha was Roissy’s when he spoke solely in terms of the man’s attractiveness to women, despite detailing how said men would and should act around other men.

    I think I definitely fell in this trap where I was so self-focused that I managed to have friends and decent family life despite that fact. It’s why “Thomas time” exists, and why it’s probably gone by a few other names.

    You don’t always post what I ask for, but you somehow always post something I need.

    Wald

    • Wald,

      “You don’t always post what I ask for, but you somehow always post something I need.”

      Truly and deeply pleased to hear it.

      All the best to you and yours,

      A♠

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