When I was a young man living in Seattle, I noticed something super annoying that folks including many of my friends did out there- frequent ostentatious displays of how liberal they were. This self-congratulatory liberalism, as I called it, annoyed the hell out of me. It took the form of voting for Ralph Nader or covering your car with bumper stickers.
Well, virtue-signaling has gone global. Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau are the best political examples of this. But look around you. Isn’t it everywhere you turn?
And look at your own actions. What are you signaling to others?
Indulge me for a moment. You don’t have to agree with every word, but hear me out.
The availability of casual sex without marriage, fatherhood, commitment, etc. has weakened men. It has made men slippery, less capable of commitment, more prone to dishonesty- generally, less attractive to women.
Giving up casual sex has made women more emotionally confused, less authentic, less happy. Case in point, the Aziz Ansari story.
The result? Fewer marriages, families, relationships. An embrace of atheism and hedonism over all else. And the decline of families.
Don’t get me wrong, there are some very cool tattoos out there. But aren’t tattoos just a form of idol worship? Isn’t tattooing something on your body just elevating it (i.e., the sun in the photo above) to a deity-like status with its near-permanence on your body? Is it possible that doing so tips the balance so that your priorities are somewhat out of order? Isn’t it just a form of worship by another name?