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Geeks, Nerds .... and Dorks

Geeks, Nerds .... and Dorks

People who pursue ideas, who have a form of intelectual curiosity (especially in a digital world) are classified as either nerds or geeks. But the 2 can be separated based on their production capability:

- a geek can be a programmer who writes useful code, thus being productive & useful somehow

- a nerd is interested in 14th century poetry just for the hell of it, not producing anything useful for others.

A dork is someone with no intelectual curiosity and no production capabilities. 


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Everybody has a dream, but nobody has a plan!



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What does it mean to be a man?

What does it mean to be a man?

John Donovan, author of "The way of man", says masculinity is a combination of 4 traits: honour, strength, courage & mastery. Vincent Harinam proposes a similar triad:

  1. Courage: being afraid of doing something but doing it anyway
  2. Personal Responsibility, verging on extreme ownership: taking responsibility for not only your problems but group and family also.
  3. Conquest: having a goal bigger than yourself

All of the above are based on the meta-skill of emotional control. Does not matter how you feel when you get up in the morning .... there is a job to be done, and real men do it.


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Dark Gentleman

Dark Gentleman

Is a term coined by Vincent Harinam to describe the perfect man: one that has dark triad characteristics but that is also benevolent. It's a contradictory definition, aiming for a unity of contradictions.

The Dark Triad is made up of three traits: Machiavellianism, Narcissism and Psychopathy. They sound negative but it's men with these characteristics that are considered sexy & interesting. 

A dark gentleman will balance out these attributes with a benevolent triad: Parental Investment, Protection and Provision (providing the goods and making decisions). 


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