We are currently in the information age. What a time to be alive. Information available at any time, for anything.
It is all there. It is a large part of what got me to where I am today. We are now entering the age of enlightenment or something like that. If you ask any woke person on Instagram, that is what they would tell you.
"The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment) is a term used to describe a time in Western philosophy and cultural life, centred upon the eighteenth century, in which reason was advocated as the primary source and legitimacy for authority." Just got that from the magic of the internet.
I was having a conversation about it in my friends tattoo shop in Thailand sometime last year about this, as you do.
Here's the thing. I remember being a mechanic. I remember driving forklifts, trucks, packing boxes. I didn't give a fuck about elections, bitcoin or the having to think about 'what ifs', 'global emergencies' or 'new world order'.
But that was the thing, I didn't give a fuck. Most men don't not only about themselves, but about most things around them. As someone who taught me how to speak once said "They do enough to keep from getting fired, but not enough to get anywhere".
This is where the information age has led us. Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times - then here we are, good times create weak men... who create.. you guessed it. Hard times.
I have spent the last decade studying. Studying things that men would like to pay attention to, but don't have time. Things men are afraid to talk about, but most think about.
I have a lot of the answers to the questions most men ask.
That's a large part of what the DFP is.
The reality is this. Whether it is the information age, the enlightenment age, the fucking bitcoin age. No one is coming to save you. Not me, not God, not Donald Trump, not your bitcoin that you purchased way too late in the game.
That's also the good news. Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.
That is it. If you have a smart phone, 100usd in the bank and you're healthy. You've already won the lottery. Most western men don't get that.
I came from a broken home, booted from high-school, went to prison, have come close to death more times then I like to think about. And I am still here, writing this, healthier, happier and more successful then most men who had it 100 times easier or better then that.
Personally I think we are entering the age of Not Being A Pussy.
Where men take the steering wheel of their lives and together we drive this bitch called reality into some powerful and amazing times for everyone.
But I am an optimist.
Time will tell.