It’s been said that most people live lives of quiet desperation.
This may be an accurate description of modern humans.
It sure seems like a lot of people are in a bad way these days.
But it also might be a kind of a flex.
The dude who said this, Henry David Thoreau, is one of those characters you can easily love or hate.
Some believe he was a saint.
Some believe he was a fraud.
He lived in a friends house until he got kicked out.
He was one of those types who run around spouting a bunch of hyperbole, trying to make himself sound “better” than others.
If you look upon humanity with kindness and love, saying people “live lives of quiet desperation” may be an action call.
To step up and enjoy life, break out of your comfort zone, etc.
But some believe that he said that famous line not with kindness and love, but more of a flex.
An “I’m much better than you,” kind of flex.
This is similar to a very common, “sour grapes” response.
Those Are Sour
A fox sees some grapes.
He wants the grapes.
But he can’t jump high enough to get them.
So instead of admitting he doesn’t have the skills to get what he wants, he suddenly pretends he doesn’t want the grapes.
Because, as he imagines, the grapes are sour.
This is what they mean when they say, “sour grapes.”
Somebody who is claiming they don’t want something they really want.
Maybe Thoreau was a weirdo who didn’t fit in with society.
Couldn’t make any money, couldn’t get any action.
So he pretended he was “above” society.
He claimed, like the fox, that he really didn’t WANT to be part of society.
Because most people in society are “desperate.”
This sounds strangely familiar to the modern MGTOW crowd.
Dudes who claim they won’t want women.
Because women are bad, like grapes are sour.
Flirting Is Fun
But even if you NEVER want to be with a woman, or a guy, and you want to stay celibate the rest of your life, you can still very much ENJOY women.
You can still very much ENJOY men.
Forget about any outcome.
Desperation comes from wanting something you don’t think you can get.
And then pretending you don’t really want it.
People Are Fun
Just enjoy people.
Forget about trying to “get” anything.
Talking to pretty people and making them smile is a very good feeling.
And it is absolutely free.
Get in the game and have some fun.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.