“Those who know when they have enough are rich.“Lao Tzu
More often than not, we see new trends emerge. Unfortunately, many of those trends often do more harm than good leaving us no better for their arrival. These trends feed into our desires and make life more miserable than one realizes until one is too deep in addiction to recover easily. Eventually, our desires become addictions. One’s addiction becomes a trend when done in large numbers.
And thus “simping” is born. What is simping? To put it in terms even the most out of touch person in society can understand, simping is the act of unrequited admiration and worship in hopes of gaining some form of validation or affection from the person the pursuer admires. In current times, it is mostly done in the form of websites like OnlyFans or Chaturbate where random men lavish gifts and financial donations onto the female performers who have accounts on the aforementioned websites. They do this online, so the external shame is mostly removed from both the simp and the woman he orbits. Before internet culture, if a man simped for a woman, he was most likely physically present for all to see in his embarassing state. One would be less likely to simp back then because they couldn’t hide their obsession with the woman of their desire from the rest of society. To be honest, any self respecting man would immediately think to himself that it must be pathetic to orbit oneself around a woman who he will never meet, date, or end up in any sort of a meaningful relationship with. Unfortunately, self-respecting men are becoming fewer and far as time goes in in this materialistic world.
What happens when there are fewer and fewer men who have the self respect and discipline to remove themselves from the harem of male orbiters and make their life their purpose? You get “simp” culture. Harems of male orbiters who finance a woman’s existence on the sole basis of her looks and her willingness to flirt with strangers online. These women don’t necessarily even have to flirt, dress sexually provocatively, or perform sex acts. A woman can literally play video games and amass a harem of worshippers given some time to do it. She’s simply taking advantage of lonely mens’ biological urge. The terminology may be new, but the act of taking advantage of human desire for personal gain is nothing new. Simping is simply just another term for sexual addiction or social addiction. Is it possible to overcome such negative and embarassing desires?
“Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.”Lao Tzu
Simping isn’t new, but it cannot be embraced if one is to live a full and meaningful life. Just imagine the idea of having to constantly give your time and attention to people you will never meet who will never truly love you. Simping may not be new, but now that internet culture has anonymity as a concept, more men will shamelessly simp. Today’s simps are the same as alcoholics or the men who frequent prostitutes and strip clubs. I don’t blame women for taking a fool’s money. I blame the fool for letting addiction take his moments away from him. When you break it all down, a simp is nothing more than an addict. Nothing new or groundbreaking there when put in that perspective.
A man’s time is all he has. The less he desires, the more he can have. Our society is currently one that puts material abundance over genuine experiences and personal relationships. A world that places immediate gratification over glory, skill, or genuine achievement. Young, lonely men are now so devoid of human interaction that a man feels he needs to “simp” just to attain female affection or attention. Many of these men are so deprived of a meaningful and desireable lifestyle that they turn to addiction to female validation to fill the void in their empty lives. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Men who have no personal missions or don’t create anything will turn to seek physical pleasures of any kind to make up for their personal failures.
A man must force himself to stop desiring the same thing every other man desires. Men who no longer care about the world outside their own missions are far more desirable to women and society than a man who follows her around treating her like a celebrity or tries to be a people pleaser. Simping costs money, time, and effort towards women who hate you. Yes, that’s right. These women hate you and spend your hard earned money on men who chase their dreams instead of chasing women. E-girls will never love simps. I repeat. They will never love simps.
If you want to break down how things really are, it’s very simple. Men are NOT supposed to simp. We were simply not biologically made to simp for a woman’s affection. Women chase men. Women chase men who are leaders and who wish to become something greater than they currently are. When has a woman ever fallen in love with a man who continuously chased her around? Never. The cycle is simple. Men chase enlightenment and glory. Women chase those men. Simps chase those women. Simping requires so much of your time and energy that you never become a man because you’ve never tried to better yourself.
There is a glimmer of hope in all of this. You as a person are not required to simp. Let everyone else simp. When 20 men chase the same girl, they forget there are other women in the world that are ready and willing to be asked out on a date, danced, and romanced. The harems of male orbiting simps always miss the forest for the trees. The bar has been set so low to be a better man that it is six feet under. This is your time to accomplish your goals if you desire to do so. Focus is the most dangerous and useful weapon a man has. Remain silent and let your achievements speak for themselves while the world of men simps itself away for the next flavor of the week. You may not have the attention of the new e-girl, but you have something the simps don’t. Time for yourself. All the stuff in the world is no good to you if you don’t have an empty house to put it all in. The same is true of time. Simping, like any other addiction, is akin to a house filled with things you rarely use. It eats your time the way the stuff takes up space. That empty time is what has value.
Thirty spokes are joined together in a wheel,Lao Tzu
but it is the center hole
that allows the wheel to function.
We mold clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside
that makes the vessel useful.
We fashion wood for a house,
but it is the emptiness inside
that makes it livable.
We work with the substantial,
but the emptiness is what we use.
Until the Next Daydream…
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