The content creator Looks Maximus is quite popular among the readers of my blog. His main theme is that modern men are cucked and that society should be “androcentric” instead, which would allow us to live like men and “whoremaxx” whenever we feel certain urges. I quite like his material and have listened to a good part of his videos on the side. He is rather entertaining.
From listening to his videos, I learned a bit more about his background. He is Canadian but moved to Poland some years ago. He is in his late 30s. Instead of chasing a corporate career, he “creditmaxxed”, i.e. took out unsecured loans from Canadian banks, and disappeared. He mentions that the statute of limitations for this is only two years, which means that the banks whose money he took can only legally fight to get it back if he returns to Canada within two years. Looks Maximus mentions that he works about three hours a day, which is enough for him to get by as he already has an apartment. If I understood it correctly, his dad bought him that apartment.
The tragedy for society here is that a guy like Looks Maximus could be a really productive member of society. He is not some kind of loser. Listening to him, it is clear that he is sharp and well-articulated. Also, with his height of 6’3″, he would enjoy natural authority in business settings. I could easily picture him in consulting, high finance, or sales. There, his looks would give him a distinct advantage. He could do all that. Instead, he works the bare minimum and bangs cheap whores in Eastern Europe.
While Looks Maximus goes on and on about steroids, that seems like an unproductive detour. He would get a similar level of excitement from his whores with his 10 to 20 pounds of newbie gains from year one in the gym. Afterwards, you’re rapidly hitting diminishing returns anyway. You won’t walk around with your naked upper body much in Europe, so with a bit more fat instead of muscles he would look about as intimidating with his clothes on. Anyway, this is just a side note on where I think his priorities are a bit off. (Article continues below.)
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In any case, a guy like him could have enjoyed a fruitful career and have advanced society. He could have paired up with a young, fertile woman, had three or four kids, and raised them well. Society has taken this option away from him, however. It is one thing when some losers drop out who would not have much of a chance to compete in the labor market anyway. If your only realistic option is living off welfare, it does not matter much for society if you angrily accept this lot in life or embrace it. It makes no difference at all. However, if a guy of high intelligence and above average looks throws in the towel we all lose. The job he could have had has been taken by someone less qualified. Similarly, the kids he never had have been replaced by some other father’s less capable brood.
Now we need to only extrapolate this. One guy is bad enough, but there are more and more guys who would have happily chased after a career but decided that it is not worth it. Why work your ass off if your reward is a Western harpy and kids the government will try to turn into trannies? Of course, another issue is that men have to deal with a lot of artificial obstacles in their career. You could excel at your job, yet never get promoted because management has decided that at the next level there need to be 50% women instead of 10%. Thus, you will see a lot of women move past you. (Scott Adams wrote that this was one reason why he left engineering, and that was a few decades ago.) If anything, the silver lining is that men dropping out will only hasten the decline, and the sooner we get there, the sooner we can rebuild society. Yet, I think a slow, painful decline is much more likely, so I don’t think any of us will really benefit from this. Consequently, if you want to maximize your happiness, you are probably better off following in the footsteps of Looks Maximus.
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