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    #684 - Vincent Harinam - Cancelled For Appearing On This Podcast

    enSeptember 23, 2023

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    • Academic intolerance towards independent media and unconventional viewsUniversities can dismiss individuals for expressing unconventional views on podcasts, labeling them as part of 'Manosphere' community, and subjecting them to criticism and mockery during interviews.

      Academic institutions can be intolerant towards independent media and individuals who express unconventional views, even if those views are aimed at helping people improve their lives. Vincent Haranam, a data scientist, law enforcement consultant, and writer, experienced this firsthand when he was "soft canceled" from a prestigious British university after being hired for a professorial job. The reason for his dismissal was his participation in podcasts, including one with Modern Wisdom, where he discussed topics related to dating and relationships. Despite having been offered the job, the contract was not sent to him, and instead, he was subjected to a second interview where his podcast appearances were used against him. The university staff and hiring committee labeled him as a member of the "Manosphere" community, and the conversation during the interview was filled with criticism and mockery of his views. This incident highlights the issue of academic intolerance towards independent media and free thought, and the potential consequences for individuals who express unpopular opinions.

    • Quiet Forms of Cancel Culture in AcademiaAcademia's quiet cancel culture can be as damaging as public cancellations due to professors' biases and personal vendettas, masked by social justice calls.

      Cancel culture exists not just in public, overt forms, but also in subtle, behind-the-scenes ways within academia. Academics can privately blackball potential candidates based on their political ideologies or personal jealousy. This quiet form of cancel culture can be just as damaging as public cancellations. Another observation is that academia is heavily influenced by political and personal biases, with professors often holding far-left views. The dominance of women in academia and shifting social norms have also led to new expectations and tensions. Ultimately, the appearance of social justice and righteous call-outs can mask personal vendettas and egotistical aspirations. It's essential to recognize and address these underlying issues to foster a more inclusive and fair academic environment.

    • Focus on ideology over merit in academia and news industryCancel culture can negatively impact hiring processes, potentially excluding qualified candidates based on their ideologies or associations, leading to decreased research quality.

      The academia and news industry's focus on political ideology over merit can lead to a decrease in research quality by excluding the best candidates. This phenomenon, known as "cancel culture" or "soft cancellation," often goes unnoticed as it occurs behind closed doors, allowing those in power to manipulate the hiring process. In the case discussed, a podcast episode was used as evidence against a candidate, leading to a negative interview experience and eventual departure from the academy. The issues at hand included nitpicking of podcast content without context and guilt by association. Despite the challenges faced, the individual remained optimistic, viewing the experience as an acceleration towards leaving academia for the private sector.

    • The power of personal experienceDirect experience provides a deeper understanding than secondary knowledge from books or courses, but beware of those selling courses without true expertise.

      Personal experience is a more impactful and instructive teacher than secondary knowledge gained from reading. The speaker shares how they learned this lesson firsthand when they went through a difficult situation and then had the opportunity to see someone else put the strategies from a book into practice. They emphasize that primary knowledge, gained through direct experience, provides a deeper understanding than secondary knowledge gained from reading. The speaker also mentions how the rise of online courses and content creators has led to a proliferation of people selling courses rather than those who are true experts in their fields. They predict that in the future, academia may no longer be a viable institution due to these types of experiences and the availability of primary knowledge through personal connections and online resources.

    • Challenges to Traditional University Education and Shifts in the Dating MarketCritics question the value of traditional 4-year university education due to rising debt and ideological indoctrination, while young men's behavior in the dating market remains a concern, with some predicting a potential catalyst for increased antisocial behavior

      The traditional 4-year university education model is facing significant challenges and may be on the verge of significant changes. Critics argue that it has become more about ideological indoctrination and generating debt for students rather than providing a quality education. Higher education is seen as a scam by some, leading to the exploration of alternative means for learning. At the same time, the dating market is experiencing shifts, particularly among young men. The "young male syndrome," a concept that describes the antisocial behavior of unpartnered men aged 18-30, has not resulted in the expected increase in antisocial behavior or violence. However, some experts believe that a catalyst or "galvanizing cause" may be needed to spark such behavior. The future trajectory of young men and the potential for increased antisocial behavior remains an open question.

    • Unmarried men and violence: The impact of significant life changesThe presence of a galvanizing cause or a significant life change, such as marriage, can significantly reduce the likelihood of violent behavior in men, while an excess of unmarried men in a population can lead to social unrest and even terrorism.

      The presence of a galvanizing cause or a significant life change, such as marriage, can have a profound impact on the propensity of young, single men towards violence and terrorism. Research shows that an increase in the percentage of single men in a population can lead to an increase in civil war and terrorist attacks. Historical examples, such as the Nian rebellion in China and medieval Portugal, illustrate how an excess of unmarried men can result in social unrest and even colonialism. Modern studies have also found that marriage reduces the likelihood of criminal activity in men, as much as 35-80%. Additionally, the presence of women can influence men's risk-taking behavior and domesticate husbands. However, it's important to note that the age at which men get married may also play a role in the drop in testosterone levels and the pacifying effect of a family on a man.

    • Two parents in a household reduce crime and improve circumstances for childrenThe absence of a father figure in a household can lead to increased crime rates and disadvantages, disproportionately affecting minority communities. Policymakers must address this issue to prevent potential crises.

      The presence of two parents in a household significantly reduces the likelihood of criminal activity and improves life circumstances for children, particularly boys. This is supported by numerous studies, including those conducted by renowned criminologists like David Farrington. The absence of a father figure, often seen in single parent households, can lead to increased crime rates and disadvantages such as lower income, higher rates of depression, and lower graduation rates. The issue disproportionately affects minority communities, and it is crucial for policymakers to address this issue as a form of systemic racism. The absence of a two-parent household can serve as the "tinder" for a disgruntled group of young men, and we are one catalytic event away from a potential crisis. This is evident in modern examples such as China's one-child policy, which resulted in a surplus of young, single men and a subsequent increase in crime rates.

    • The imbalance of men and women in relationships can lead to social issuesAn imbalance in relationships due to a surplus of men or women can contribute to higher crime rates, a fertility crisis, and social issues. Men having multiple relationships leaves a large number of men without any relationships, leading to a problematic cycle.

      The imbalance of men and women in relationships can contribute to higher crime rates and social issues. For instance, a study showed that in China, 17% of the rise in property and violent crime between 1988 and 2004 was due to a surplus of men aged 16. Similarly, in Mexico, a decrease of one man per 100 in the population led to a 0.43 reduction in homicides per 100,000. This phenomenon, known as "soft polygyny," occurs when a small number of men have multiple relationships, leaving a large number of men without any relationships. Historically, there have been more female ancestors than male ancestors, and the same principle applies to the dating market today. With the rise of casual sex and situationships, one man can capture the attention of many women, leaving a trail of broken hearts for other men to pick up. This creates a problematic cycle that can lead to social issues, including a fertility crisis and a crisis around sex. A study by Alex Datepsych found that 50% of men aged 18 to 30 haven't approached a woman in the last year, highlighting the severity of this issue. It's essential to address these issues to promote healthy relationships and reduce social problems.

    • Impact of Fear, Modern Distractions, and #MeToo Movement on Men's Approach to WomenThe #MeToo movement, fear, lack of confidence, modern distractions, and cultural climate are reasons why some men are hesitant to approach women. This aversion to taking risks can limit opportunities for consensual relationships while potentially reducing sexual assaults. Balancing safety and connection is crucial.

      There are complex reasons why many men are not in relationships or are not approaching women. Some men are hesitant due to fear or lack of confidence, while others are influenced by modern distractions like porn, video games, and social media. At the same time, the #MeToo movement has created a cultural climate that can discourage men from initiating romantic interactions with women, leading to a significant number of men not approaching women at all. According to a Pew Research Center survey, 69% of men and 61% of women believe that the #MeToo movement has negatively impacted men's ability to interact with women. This aversion to taking risks in real life can have unintended consequences, such as potentially reducing the number of sexual assaults but also limiting opportunities for consensual relationships. Ultimately, it's important to find a balance between safety and connection, and to create an environment where both men and women feel empowered to engage in respectful and consensual interactions.

    • Polygyny as a potential solution to the fertility crisisHistorically, polygyny may offer benefits for resource distribution and reproductive success, challenging modern society's emphasis on monogamy as a solution to the fertility crisis.

      The historical and evolutionary precedent suggests that polygyny, or the practice of one man being married to multiple women, could potentially help address the current fertility crisis. This is based on the argument that monogamy is an exception rather than the rule throughout human history, and that our species may be naturally inclined towards polygyny due to its potential benefits in resource distribution and reproductive success. The discussion also touched upon the idea that modern society's emphasis on monogamy and risk aversion may be contributing to the fertility crisis, and that considering more open approaches to relationships and marriage could be worth exploring as a means to increase fertility. The conversation also referenced research suggesting that women's perception of limited acceptable partners can lead to promiscuity and detriment to pair bonding, and that in gender equal societies, being more open to polygyny could be a viable solution.

    • Retreating into inner citadels as a coping mechanismPeople create inner sanctuaries when they can't obtain their desires externally, leading to a focus on what one can get rather than what one truly wants, involving self-deception and acceptance of alternative lifestyles.

      Throughout history, when people are unable to obtain what they truly desire from the external world, they often retreat into themselves and create inner citadels as a coping mechanism. This can manifest in various ways, such as the increasing number of women choosing to be single mothers, the MGTOW movement, or the Trad Wife movement. These retreats can be seen as a form of self-preservation, but they also involve teaching oneself to want what one can get rather than what one truly desires. It's important to understand where this compulsion comes from, as we are often duplicitous to ourselves about our true desires. Another possible retreat could be the acceptance of polygyny as a strategy for women to empower themselves and justify their choices to themselves. This creates a market for a cultural meme that legitimates the desire for what one can get, even if it's being the second wife of a man with limited resources. Overall, these retreats are a response to external obstacles, but they also involve a degree of self-deception and a focus on what one can get rather than what one truly desires.

    • Impact of Polygamy on Fertility RatesStudies from West African countries suggest no significant difference in fertility rates between monogamous and polygynous marriages, but polygyny presents challenges like infanticide, poisoning, and fewer doctor visits for children.

      The idea of polygamy becoming a widespread social norm and its potential impact on fertility rates is a complex issue with no clear-cut answer. While some argue that polygyny could lead to increased fertility due to women marrying resource-rich men at younger ages, studies from West African countries with high rates of polygamy have shown no significant difference in total fertility rates between monogamous and polygynous marriages. Additionally, polygyny presents challenges such as infanticide, poisoning of children, and fewer doctor visits for children living with non-biological mothers. The evidence on the issue is scattered, and it's essential to consider the potential second and third-order effects before proposing polygyny as a solution to population decline.

    • Investing in family and childcare policies to combat declining birth ratesCountries investing 4.9% of their GDP in family and childcare policies and offering incentives for multiple children saw a modest increase in fertility rate, but this comes with significant financial implications for global economies.

      Addressing declining birth rates, as seen in many countries, requires substantial investment in family and childcare policies. The example of Hungary, which dedicated 4.9% of its national GDP to such spending and implemented generous incentives for families with multiple children, saw a modest increase in its fertility rate. However, this solution comes with significant financial implications, as it would cost 5% of global GDP if implemented universally. With 150 countries projected to no longer be able to sustain their current population by 2050 due to sub-replacement fertility rates, more fundamental solutions may be necessary.

    • Reviving Families for a Better FutureInvesting in families and promoting a culture where men and women collaborate is crucial to address the declining birth rate. Society's focus on individualism and lack of care for family values contributes to the issue. Cultural and individual changes are needed, but the future is uncertain.

      Addressing the declining birth rate requires more than just financial incentives and affordable childcare. It's essential to invest in families and the institution of the family as a whole. According to the speaker, society's individualistic focus and lack of care for family values are contributing to the issue. They suggest reinstating the importance of families and promoting a culture where men and women work together as collaborators rather than adversaries. The speaker also mentions that cultural and individual changes are needed, but the future is uncertain. While population collapse isn't an existential risk, it could significantly impact quality of life if not addressed. Additionally, the speaker believes that men, as one of the linchpins of the conversation, are currently being given advice that prioritizes short-term gains over long-term personal relationships.

    • Seeking authenticity and shared values in relationshipsFind communities of like-minded individuals to increase chances of forming meaningful relationships, but beware of cultural trends and potential grifters exploiting ideas for profit

      Authenticity and shared values are crucial in forming meaningful relationships. The speaker expresses concern about the lack of honor and self-interest in some men's advice and behaviors. She suggests seeking out communities where like-minded individuals gather to increase the chances of finding a compatible partner. However, she warns against the rapid rise and fall of cultural trends and the potential for grifters to degrade ideas as they gain mainstream popularity. The speaker also highlights the irony of individuals profiting from negative content while claiming to offer solutions to it. Ultimately, the importance of having a strong, robust idea at the core of any movement or trend cannot be overstated, as cracks in the idea will expand and be amplified as it grows in popularity.

    • The Evolution of Andrew Tate's Message in the Men's Advice SphereAndrew Tate's transformation from criticizing women to promoting self-improvement reflects the changing climate, but his past controversial actions raise concerns about authenticity. The importance of truthful and bulletproof ideologies grows as public figures face increasing scrutiny.

      The evolution of influential figures, like Andrew Tate, in the men's advice sphere reflects the changing political and social climate. Tate's transformation from criticizing women to promoting self-improvement can be seen as a tactic to maintain his audience while sanitizing his message. However, the selective amnesia among his fans about his past actions, which include running campsites with controversial content, raises concerns about the authenticity of his pivot. The increasing scrutiny on public figures, especially those with large followings, magnifies the importance of truthful and bulletproof ideologies. The future of the men's advice genre remains uncertain, with the need for balanced and authentic content becoming increasingly important. The lack of male perspectives in media coverage of this issue is noteworthy, and it's crucial to approach this sphere with a critical and logical perspective.

    • Negative Emotional Effects of Men's Advice ContentConsuming certain types of men's advice content can negatively impact emotions, but creators are shifting towards more positive messages, and personal growth may come from age and wisdom.

      Consuming certain types of content, particularly within the Manosphere, can have negative emotional effects on individuals. This content can lead to feelings of tension, anger, and unease. However, the future of men's advice content is uncertain, with some creators shifting towards more wholesome and levelheaded messages. It's also possible that personal growth and realizations are a result of getting older and gaining wisdom. The speaker has had conversations with notable figures in the men's advice world, including Neil Strauss and Tucker Max, and has observed their transitions from hedonistic youth to more settled adulthood. The speaker himself is considering becoming more publicly engaged, but only if he is actively involved in the process.

    • Not all creators thrive in a fast-paced social media environmentSome creators prefer to take their time and focus on producing high-quality work, rather than constantly engaging on social media.

      Some creators may not thrive in an environment that demands constant output and engagement through social media. The speaker in this conversation expresses his preference for taking his time to carefully develop ideas and produce high-quality work, which may not align with the fast-paced nature of the content creation industry. He also mentions that his role model in this field is David Goggins, who is known for his relentless work ethic and determination. Ultimately, the speaker values his ability to focus on his work and prioritizes his creative process over social media engagement.

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    #801 - George Mack - 13 Life-Changing Ideas You’ve Never Heard Of

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    Modern Wisdom
    enJune 24, 2024

    #800 - 15 Lessons From 800 Episodes

    #800 - 15 Lessons From 800 Episodes
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    Modern Wisdom
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