This is not a story about the beauty of human existence; it is a story about bringing down the fairy tale lenses through which we see reality. If you are passionate about romanticizing the human experience, this is not a story for you. We will rip apart everything dear to you and you will be left with nothing. This is a story for those interested in knowledge, awareness, and objectivity. We warn you now that should you continue down the path we have laid out here, you will see things that you cannot unsee.
"Of the demonstrably wise there are but two: those who commit suicide, and those who keep their reasoning faculties atrophied with drink." ~ Mark Twain
There is a third way, and we call it the monster king. There are those that see reality for what it really is and cannot handle it, falling into the trap of suicide. There are those that see reality for what it is but never return, falling into the traps of monkhood or mind altering substances. And then there are those that see reality for what it really is and manage to fall back to the current state of things, applying what they have learned, bringing down the fairy tale that is the status quo, and forging a new path that all of humanity can follow.
"I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and leave a trail." ~ Muriel Strode
This is where you take the red pill or the blue pill. For the people too entrenched in the current systems, ignorance may just be bliss, but it is also bad for your physical and mental well-being. And even if we yell at the top of our lungs people can only be helped if they are already looking for it.
You have been warned.
In the interest of preserving and increasing access to knowledge, we have begun construction on these writings in the even of our deaths. They will serve as a record of our attempts and a guide for those wishing to follow in our footsteps should we fail. It can also be of use to anyone wishing to join us or diverge from the path we have decided to take.
These writings are an attempt to join philosophy and science to answer some of the existential questions regarding what we are, what we're looking for, and how to get there. Specifically, we have decided to create this to provide the tools needed to become a monster king.
The monster king philosophy:
The primary objective is maintaining life, our own and others. Without life, the secondary objective becomes irrelevant.
The secondary objective is to seek objectivity. Breaking objectivity down, it branches into knowledge and awareness. Without these things, we are aimlessly living through life rather than taking hold and driving ourselves.
What is a monster king?
A monster king is a person who fully embodies the two principles set forth in the monster king philosophy. A monster king is someone who can stare into the infinite abyss and keep trudging on without succumbing to the tormentuous thoughts of others or themselves. A monster king has an unbreaking will to survive, an unmatched thirst for objectivity, knowledge, and awareness, and an unthrottled capacity to learn.
A person can lose their status as a monster king if they lose sight of the two main objectives of being a monster king. It takes constant vigilance to walk this path.
The Monster King Motto:
And should I find a better way,
I'll take it; I won't hesitate,
lest I succumb to stagnation;
time erodes those men unchanged.
Similarly, a potential monster king is someone who possesses the ability to be a monster king but has not taken the steps to become one yet, usually lacking in sufficient objectivity, knowledge, and/or awareness.
In molding ourselves or another into a monster king, we begin with the secondary objective, as it is vital to reshaping our perception of reality. Without taking the time to find the right perspective, we are doomed to lose our way.
If nothing else, remember:
Life is awesome; plan accordingly.