We all have those moments where we take a step back from reality and think to ourselves exactly what we want in life and how we go about to achieving it. During this “Chapter” , we have the tendency to dissociate ourselves from society and follows a path of self-realization and self-understanding to realize the true potential we have for whatever it is we are seeking. Be it money, power, women, freedom, etc.
Red Pill Philosophy is a means to help individuals open their eyes to the real world and give a true sight to what we want in life and how we can work to achieve it. With a combination of open mindedness with a realist approach, it helps us see how the world truly works and how to move ahead of the pack.
‘Red pill philosophy’ has become a popular phrase among cyberculture and signifies a free-thinking attitude, and a waking up from a “normal” life of sloth and ignorance. Red pill psychology prefers the truth, no matter how gritty and painful it may be.- Urban Dictionary
By nature, human beings are rational and moral. However, these two traits are not realized at the beginning. At birth, a child is described as a [simple_tooltip content=’Meaning his mind is like an empty slate’]tabula rasa[/simple_tooltip]. Rationality and conscience have little potential in them.
As the child grows, the development of rationality and conscience grows being influenced specifically by society and creativity.
He by being a person has a moral sense. Nature demands him to realize himself when associating with others in society. He is best fulfilled in the company with others as no one is self-sufficient. To a vast extent, it is up to us what we become.
The choices we make, and the ways we utilize our natural endowment contribute in making ourselves what we are. We, this way, create ourselves.
Individual identity roots itself in what people identify and link themselves with in life. People are born without identity; rather they create it with time. It is not what they know but how they know. Their identity is how they define themselves, their values and beliefs and their personality.
External environment influences this understanding. The society, our parents, friends, poverty, have a different expectation of us. People thus keep on struggling to understand who they are out of the many expectation people have on them and that society has defined them to be since childhood.
So you don’t know who you are and what you want. You struggle to identify who you are in relation to others and society.
Our desires keep on changing from time to time. Wants are limited and to some point, people identify themselves with what they have. They don’t know what they want. I need a car. I get one, and I need something else. So you keep on struggling to identify what you want that will define who you are. It is what I term as identity problem and struggle.
Identity problem is what causes people to stay unmotivated and is a significant impediment to our road to achieving our goals. It is what creates a difficult way towards achieving important tasks in life and creating a broad range of problems that make us remain in the same state of life without development.
“This is your last chance. After this there is no turning back. You take the blue pill: the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill: you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” – Morpheus, The Matrix
Paternalism and indoctrination are what impedes individual development. The two are what makes people continue to struggle to understand themselves.
Paternalism is a way that the society behaves like a father who shields their children from harming themselves. Society thus protects individual because it believes that people are not capable of determining for themselves what is considered socially acceptable or not.
It denies individuals to make their decision and choices. So people will keep on struggling to understand who they are in relation to what the rigid society demands of them.
Indoctrination places the life of one person in the hands of another person. It begins with a ready image of his victim and endeavors to shape the life of the victim to fit that picture. You always struggle to be the other person yet your ability and interest are different. So you know who you are and what you want, but that image impedes you so that you are in a continuous struggle to know understand your own wants and needs.
Understand your natural biology, identify the problem, and learn to break free.
More to come in the next chapter of Red Pill Philosophy.