In doing so, I’m satisfying my fatherly instincts by contributing to the human hive rather than to my biological offspring. Even if I had children, it is almost certain they would not have benefited as much as the unrelated people who happened to be in the right position for me to influence.
We need a new approach to governance at all scales in order to sustain and build upon our culture. I think a new approach is possible by recognizing that narratives are expendable. We do not need consistency of narratives over time, for all narratives at all scales from nations to individuals.
Success or fame in the current environment is a lottery prize given to great and weak with equal probability. In such an environment, it makes sense to put as little effort into success as one would put into buying a lottery ticket. A weekly effort, perhaps, but one that takes only a few minutes, leaving the rest of the week free.
The modern gig lifestyle results in a hive-like devaluation of the individual, but it also contributes to the emergence of more hive-like behaviors by encouraging individuals, especially men, to maximize their efforts in a gig when they are needed and minimize their obligations when they are not relevant.
To give this concept a name to contrast with MGTOW, I suggest the term MUTAW: men unable to afford women.
The old-fashioned courtship model may capture some wisdom of giving the man the time he needs to build his bonding mechanism as a result of the woman’s defense of her bonding mechanism, where that bonding mechanism is strongest for the first man he wins her affection.
In my last post, I defended my recent lack of blog posts on spending time learning about ways to draw more attention to my blog. While that did take up a lot of my time, another reason is that I had an idea I wanted to talk about but kept struggling on how to…