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50 Lessons For Men in Their 20s

From the desk of Harsh Strongman Subj: Some random lessons for men in their late teens or twenties 1. The group of people you are trying hard to fit in with will become so irrelevant you won’t even accept a meeting with them if you work hard and surpass them...

I Can’t Be Depressed Because I Don’t Believe in Depression

Depression is a lot like god in reverse. Let me tell you what I mean by that. Many people (especially on social media) get really mad at anyone who says anything like “depression is fake”. Yes, clinical depression is probably real, however, the social media mobs miss the point of...

3 Big Reasons to Ignore The Naysayers

From the desk of Harsh Strongman Subj: Why you should not listen to naysayers Anatomy of a Naysayer The vast majority of humans are unserious and unambitious. They live their lives mindlessly following a simple template that looks like this: Born -> Go to school -> Go to college ->...

The Three Chinese Curses and the Wisdom Behind Them

The Chinese curses are “blessings” which are interesting because they are named oxymoronically (curses/hexes) and provide a unique perspective on life. There are three of them, in increasing order of severity, and although they’re called Chinese curses, there’s no evidence of their origin being Chinese. They’re worth studying, nonetheless. May...

Ovarian Lottery: Would You Take the Random Lottery of Birth

A lot of people attribute their failures in life to things out of their control: their height, their skin color, their parents, the country they were born in, etc. You will hear people say things like: I can’t get any women because I’m short. Life is much easier for taller...

How to Protect Yourself as a Man in a Divorce (by a Lawyer)

This is a guest post by Amish Aggarwala, Central Government Counsel and Disputes Lawyer at the Supreme Court of India. Subj: Steps you can take before and after marriage to protect yourself and your assets in the event of a divorce. I am deeply honored to write this guest post...

Stop Looking for Success on a Platter

I recently had an old friend from back in the day get in touch with me because he wanted my advice on a business idea he was pursuing. He was promoting a genome test service as an affiliate. The service was about getting people’s DNA and telling them the likelihood...

Are you in the right environment?

The hardest thing for the human mind to do is to do nothing. The mind is a machine hard-coded to interact with the environment. You go to the doctor’s office and you sit in the waiting room for 2 hours as he treats other patients who got there before you....

Are All the Sacrifices Worth It?

Every once in a while, someone will leave a comment on the blog or a reply under a tweet that goes something along the lines of: “You talk about putting the work to be this and that. But why should I do any of it? I can just sit back,...

How to Build Yourself Up from a Broken Home (by Ed Latimore)

LMM’s Note: This is a guest post by Ed Latimore. I recently came across some statistics that blew my mind. 40% of all American children are born out of wedlock (unmarried parents), and for black people, it’s 70%. India is a fairly stable society, so we don’t really have a...

Why Playing The Status Game Is a Bad Investment

From the desk of Harsh Strongman Subj: Stop caring about whether you’re seen as cool and popular or not “Status games are multiplayer, zero-sum, hierarchical, judged socially. Get grades, applause, titles now – emptiness later. Natural games are single-player, positive-sum, internal, judged by nature/markets. Pay in pain now – get...

Never Forget That You Are Going to Die

Time runs fast Everyone in the photo above is dead. The average human lifespan is 72.6 years – in other words, 26,517 days. The average is higher in countries like Japan but lower in poorer African countries. But for simplicity, let’s assume you live up to 72.6 years or 26,517...

Consistency Is Key | Not Where You Want to Be in Life? This Is for You.

Note: This was originally a short letter to a young struggling friend who was feeling down about not being where he wanted to be in life. Dear [Redacted], You told me that you felt really unhappy about not being where you want to be in life. You said that you...

How to Solve Problems in Your Life (With Examples!)

From the desk of Harsh Strongman Subj: Personal Problem Solving (Life problems solved with real examples) In the spirit of LMM, i.e., action over reading, let’s get right down to the meat, skip the introduction, and talk about how to solve problems in life. Step 1: Isolate the Problem from...

Arguing Is a Waste of Time

Arguments to the human mind are like a war of words – we’ll hurt people, end friendships, and even create enemies to win them and get our sense of superiority. However, unlike a real war of guns and grenades, arguments have no spoils. There is no land to be won,...

Life Advice for 18 Year Olds (19 Lessons for Teenagers and Young Men)

You can also listen to this article: From the desk of Harsh StrongmanSubj: Things every 18 year old needs to know (Advice for teenagers) I started my personal development journey when I was 16 years old. When I was 18, I had about two years of effort under my belt,...

Moderation Is for Cowards: Get Obsessed or Get Nowhere

From the desk of Harsh Strongman Subj: Moderation is for cowards There is some truth to the idea of moderation. You cannot be “on” 100% of the time; otherwise, you’ll burn out quickly; you need to work effectively and rest effectively. Breaks from work, rest days from the gym –...

Why Are You Inconsistent?

From the desk of Harsh Strongman Subj: Why am I inconsistent? (And how to be more consistent?) A question that I frequently hear people ask is “How do I be more consistent?” – a common problem, lots of people face this issue. There are many factors to why someone may...

Don’t Waste Your Life | An Open Letter to Young Men

From the desk of Harsh Strongman Subj: The two paths in life Dear young man, I hope this letter finds you in good health! Today I write to you concerning a matter of grave urgency – YOU: your life, your potential, your future. I want you to treat this letter...

How to Overcome Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

A few thousand years ago, action meant immediate results. If you practiced with your bow and arrow, you’d become more accurate and you would immediately see an increase in your hunting ability – you’d bring home more food for your tribe and family. If you slacked off with your marksmanship,...

Drop Friends Who Disrespect You

” … I love you. But don’t ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.” – The Godfather Remember that time when you were talking with that hot girl or that new guy at work and your friend comes over and brings up something embarrassing about you? And then...

Why You Should Stop Watching Porn (and How)

There is nothing more detrimental to a young man than pornography. It saps you of vitality and energy, it robs you of motivation and momentum, and it leaves your body empty and tired. Men are wired to want sex. When you hit puberty, your body starts getting flooded with testosterone,...

High IQ: Problems, Challenges, and Frustrations

Let’s talk about something serious that no one appears to be talking about: the challenges and problems you face as a high IQ person living in a world designed for average IQ people. (IQ is short for intelligence quotient.) Before you proceed with reading this article, you should first take...

The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin

The Way to Wealth is an essay written in 1758 by Benjamin Franklin. I’ve read and reread this essay multiple times, and I’ve always found it a useful reminder of the basic principles of a good life. The essay is freely available in the public domain, and therefore I’m sharing...

“I Have No Idea What to Do with My Life” Read This.

“I don’t know what I want!!! What do I do?” This question gets thrown around a lot, especially when people are talking about their future. Generally, I’ve found that this question is asked under two separate subtexts, although sometimes it can be a mix of both. Let’s discuss them both....

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