What Is Virtue?

Within self improvement circles we talk a lot about the need to develop
virtue and avoid vice, even if we dont always use those exact words when
describing it. Much of the discussion however glosses over a clear
understanding of what is virtue.

* How can we identify the fundamental characteristics of all virtue?

* How can we avoid falling into false virtue?

This discussion is going to help you get a better understanding of virtue
so that you develop it in your own life and recognize it in others.

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The Painful Truth About GenX (with Heiðrún) [video]

The red pill movement has awakened many to a knowledge of evolutionary
psychology and, in specific, r/K selection theory and its implications for
Western Civilization. This has served as an intervention for those who have
developed maladaptive traits as a consequence of low investment (Boomer)
parenting. But what practical benefit has the intervention had for this
population?

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Why do smart people do stupid things? [Activity]

If you have ever asked yourself “why do smart people do stupid things?” Or,
if you have at times asked that question about yourself than this post will
change your life.

We all know someone who is highly intelligent and masterful in one area but
desperately lacking in other, vital areas. Perhaps they are amazing at
making money but terrible at managing it, or great at making acquaintances,
but unable to keep long term friends. Really smart about politics but
unable to create a fulfilling career. Able to help others but unable to
help themselves.

It may even be closer to us personally if we are disappointed that we are
not living up to our potential, self sabotaging, making the same mistakes
over and over again, stuck in a bad pattern but unsure why or what to do
about it. This post will help you to understand the root cause, the why you
do the things you do.

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What To Do When Relationships Fail, With Micah Lambert [video]

If you or someone you know is involved in a relationship that is on the
rocks, this video is for you. Todays guest Micah Lambert, a post divorce
consultant for men will help you to understand the steps you can take to
answer the following questions:

* What to do when your relationship is on the rocks?

* What behaviour can save your marriage?

* If you can’t save your relationship, what should you do?

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The Danger Of Unrealistic Romantic Expectations Part 2: Delusions

When I was originally titling this series I thought about calling it “The
Danger of Romantic Delusions”. That title however was a bit off putting and
the objective of a blog posts title is to get people to read the post.

My reluctance to use that title doesn’t change the fact that the root cause
of unrealistic romantic expectations is delusion. In fact romance itself is
connected with an idealized, subjective, anti-rational and even delusional
view of the world and sexual dynamics.

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The Danger Of Unrealistic Romantic Expectations Part 1: Introduction

In the past our cultural understanding of love, romance and relationships
was tightly governed by our family, society, law and the church. Everyone
knew their roles and generally what to expect from marriage.

The 20th century saw the near total destruction of the roots and pillars of
western society. We lost our clear understanding of the sexual market and
received a fraudulent promise of happiness through sexual liberation,
feminism and radical individualism. The result has been mass confusion and
increasingly unrealistic expectations about relationships.

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