Building PowerReminder that you will die and probably not be remembered (self.TheRedPill)

submitted by -saltymangos-

You will die one day. What you did will not matter. The time you messed up an order in line at Starbucks. The time you said “you too” to your cashier as they said “enjoy.” The time you got embarrassed in front of a group. The time you fucked up talking to a hot girl.

It does not matter. You will die and everything you did, every mistake or failure will simply not matter. Your existence, your experience, your life will end and you will be nothing.

Your life will keep moving. You will be 50, 60, 70 one day. You. Right now, you are not. Think back to when you were in elementary school. Those were the good days when you were in middle school. Carry that pattern on through high school, college, etc. These are your good days. You are living them. Take advantage of them. Fuck, I’m only 18, but one day “me” will be 30, 40, 50 years old. It is so hard for me to envision that, but I, we, are always growing and moving. Nothing in life is static. Be flexible. Make mistakes. Have fun. Because these “good days” will come to an end.

Do something. Take calculated risks. Talk to that hot girl and get her number. Do that thing that’s been making you itch. At the end of the day, we will only have our memories. No parents, no friends, no relatives or siblings. Only you and your memories. It won’t matter. Your parents will be dead. Maybe your friends will be dead. The people that “held you back” will not exist. Their opinions will not exist. Live your life. Make your life something worth smiling and laughing about as you lay on your deathbed.

Side note: I know there’s gonna be a small group of people who think that think “why do anything if it doesn’t matter?” You are here, living. That is a fact. Make something out of it, even if won’t matter in 100 years. You can look at this post in two ways: do something because you will not be remembered (liberating) or do nothing because you will not be remembered (depressing). You exist so why not make something great out of it or at least attempt to? You have one shot, you may as well do the best you can. I could go on about this whole topic for a whole essay, but I’ll keep it short for now.

TL;DR Make your life something worth smiling and laughing about as you lay on your deathbed.

[–]Modredpillschool[M] [score hidden] stickied comment (32 children)

Have a kid. Continue your genes.

[–]Scatre 156 points157 points  (8 children)

And when you're on your deathbed make sure to make a post on TRP counting ur N count

[–]justchilllllin 67 points68 points  (1 child)

On your headstone, just name and N count.

[–]Da_RectumWrecker 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Hahahahahaha. I choked from laughing so hard. I wish this was a thing actually.

[–]frendo223 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Don’t forget to make a post on trp about your unicorn, because we all know unicorn exist

[–]haroldpeters 4 points5 points  (0 children)

fuck counting.. ill be posting a montage of videos ive made with the HB9's and 10s.

[–]Thizzlebot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looking forward to this trend lol

[–][deleted] 46 points47 points  (0 children)

You can do things out of inspiration and not out of a lack of something.

Therefore the realization that death is what will await you, no matter what you do, can be taken as a step to freedom.

[–]pillkill 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Memento Mori is kinda liberating...

[–]deterlaettis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ever since first hearing about this latin phrase I've tried to live by it. No success in beautiful women yet but tbf i havent done a job at trying yet. I digress, progress not perfection..

[–]RedOnArrival 32 points33 points  (3 children)

ive rolled several times over this past year, and one thing it helped me realize is that not only does nothing matter, but there is no one thing that will make you happy or think “this is the meaning of life” on a regular basis. nothing. not banging the hottest girls on the planet, not becoming ceo of goldman sachs, not becoming the most advanced expert in your field, and certainly not getting a bunch of fake points from strangers on the internet.

life is beautiful but empty. our only role is to experience it and witness it. anything that holds you back from experiencing it (whether that’s addiction, negative people, bad habits, incompetence, money problems, whatever) you need to address and get past it.

and sometimes those experiences are ugly or sad, like a bad break up, or putting your dog down. and sometimes they’re fucking awesome, like a spontaneous smash in the bathroom with some hottie you just met. accept and witness the bad, and try to create more things that are good or of value, and that’s pretty much all you can do.

[–]-saltymangos-[S] 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I agree. Life is a series of waves. Good and bad waves. Enjoy the good waves and accept the bad waves.

[–]xcrazytx 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I see it like life is a sacred thing. You can either be bitter and depressed and complain or treat every moment as sacred and beautiful. Even the shitty times, it makes life way more enjoyable and I have deeper respect for it. Also no one knows why we are here so don't be so quick to jump to the conclusion it is all pointless. We as humans have a very limited scope of knowledge.

[–]1Imperator_Red 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't know. I think this is just a product of our bizarre and detached modern world. Genghis Khan sure felt there was a meaning to his life.

[–]masterpiece00 107 points108 points  (30 children)

Life is a funny riddle where nothing you do means anything, we live and die, in between that you are brainwashed to become a cog in the banking machine, money is paper and brings illusory happiness, sex is mindless momentary pleasure that soon becomes boring, diplomas are the banks way of creating young debt slaves.

By working 9-5, working hard, working better than all the other employees, agreeing to strenuous performance reviews, commuting for hours and losing your mind with a population growing in craziness and living in a time when the middle class has dissolved but so has the workforce, cheap foreign workers take over the market, You soon admit you spent four useless years in college for a lifestyle you grow to hate and in far to much debt from student loans, eating what you can afford, spending time doing what you like with what time is left in the day, buying shit you can't afford, surrendering to cultural measurements of success and what Netflix dramas say is cool.

Win, lose - it doesn't really matter, money will not make you happy, either will working till you die, the good eras of working hard and being paid well with a gold watch at the end are long gone, home ownership - forget it, high rent and insurance. 90% of women these days aren't worth it either, cunt attitude, gargantuan entitlement, fat, tattoos, blue hair, entitlement, #metoo era - anytime a girl feels now she can say she said no, then moan about this all over insta-facebook-social-shit to 1000's of women and you are then guilty BEFORE being proved innocent.

You could either Tom Hardy or average, fit, have a job/make ok money, have a place - but still you have to become some well read circus clown that goes out in public does these fancy moves, uses power words and NLP, "approach 10 women" brah, lift brah - in the delusion you're the prize - Yet ironically no women approach you.

"Reflect too on the yawning gulf of past and future time, in which all things vanish. So in all this is must be folly for anyone to be puffed with ambition, racked in struggle, or indignant at his lot—as if this was anything lasting or likely to trouble him for long" - Marcus Aurelius

[–]MortalSisyphus 37 points38 points  (13 children)

it doesn't really matter, money will not make you happy

Maybe the problem is your fundamental premise, that life is about being "happy."

[–]i4mn30 7 points8 points  (7 children)

I always wondered what it is then, to people to whom it's not about being happy. What's it to you, if you don't mind me asking?

[–]strikethrough123 7 points8 points