Here is episode 14 of the Bold and Determined Podcast.
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In the last episode we discussed: The key to self-mastery, the crazy world of the US, the reality (or un-reality) of money, building communities, celibacy, depression caused by knowing the truth, and friends.
In this episode we discuss: How to find true freedom, the reality of bodybuilding, more on sexual transmutation, interracial children, the cure for depression, the important role of mothers, magic mushrooms and more on Monk Mode.
Don't forget to the check out the John Doe Bodybuilding Podcast.
Stan asks… (3:26)
How can a man become truly free in this world; physically, mentally, financially…? How can a man feel content and in bliss no matter where he is, whether he is in a palace or a prison cell?
Graham says… (7:15)
Victor, I will keep saying it until it is not true: These podcasts get literally better and better each time. I look forward to Thursdays all week for you to drop some truth bombs on all of us. I greatly appreciate your work!!
If I could see one thing from you in the next few months (or even the next year) it would be a monk-mode product. I view it as a natural continuation of 30 Days Of Discipline. Please make this happen. I will gladly pay for such a book/product/course.
I am still going strong on no-self abuse November, which looks like it is now on it’s final day at the time of this writing. I will be continuing this as long as I can. Everyday I feel completely in flow and am doing such deep and focused work I don’t know how I did it all before. For those that have made it this far, this is just the beginning. Specifically with abstaining from self-abuse, the healing process of your mind and body is just now starting. 30 days was the initiation that your being is making changes. The real changes will continue to come over the course of a year and beyond. I made it 90 days before and I will make it there again this time, and then farther after that. The key, for me, is to have things to do. When you are busy, in the gym, eating all meat, embracing the cold of nature and cold showers/ice baths, and have THINGS TO DO, you do not have time or energy to want to abuse yourself. The key is to lock on to your mission and make a warpath towards it. Understand that the desire for distraction of social media, video games, movies, internet browsing, porn, and all these other things, come from you not having a predetermined answer of how you are going to spend your time. Have something you need to do so you can say NO to the things that pull you away. If you do not have a mission, GREAT, your mission is to find a mission. How do you do this? Follow 30DOD, and engage in deep visualization of where you are going with your life. Go work walks (especially in the cold.), hit the gym, HARD, read a few books that sound interesting. And, my no.1 tip KEEP A JOURNAL. Write everyday about whatever your mind wants to. Recount your day, tick off accomplishments/failures, or simply use your imagination to think and write about whatever you want. You will be able to see yourself in the pages and make the connections you need to after a while. Then you will have a new skill that you can apply to your life. At that point you may not need the journal, but you will have the journal still with you so you can take that time in the future should you need to realign or recreate your direction.
-When is caffeine use appropriate? I love the taste of coffee and tea and I love the Red Supplements Coffee line. Lately, with work as hectic as it is, I have intentionally abusing it to get a temporary edge. (Emphasis on temporary, I have done caffeine fasts before and will do so after these next few weeks are done as a part of my impulse control experiment.) Are there certain conditions that you encounter that signal it’s time to bust out the coffee?
(8:55) -When will Red Focus be available again? I wanted to pick up the work and play bundle the other day but it looks like it’s out. I have not tried Focus or Monkey yet and am curious for suggestions of optimal applications of them.
And one final question: -I’ve noticed that you have become more Zen over the years. Do you think this a natural thing that happens when you make it? The earlier Vic was VICIOUS. I feel like you have kept the intensity and it is in a different form that is more directed and deliberate, rather than charging into your work and putting a shotgun down the throat of your objective. Don’t get me wrong, your stuff is the best it has ever been right now, it’s just a difference I noticed. How does one keep the intensity as they progressively and steadily make it? Do you need to keep yourself just from the goal to induce a hunger for accomplishment? How does the masculine intensity change? I have noticed that other content creators I follow seem to have lost that edge that initially defined them, but you have not lost it. I would appreciate an elaboration on this.
Michael asks… (12:04)
What was the biggest change you experienced within yourself during November?
Stan also asks… (13:42)
What is the reality of bodybuilding? How big and muscular can a man really get naturally? Is it a worthwhile pursuit to aim to become as huge and jacked as you possibly can, or is it more important to focus on health and longevity, while being strong and fit?
To learn the stone cold reality of bodybuilding, read John Doe Bodybuilding.
Julien asks… (17:17)
How have you been training lately? I think you’ve mentioned in one of your podcasts that you’re not training has hard as before these days. Are you training in a more healthy way with more stretching/mobility routines and joint friendly exercises variations?
Joseph asks… (19:10)
Have you read a book called “The Multi Orgasmic Man”. It is based on Taoism and discusses the value of never or rarely ejaculating. However, in the book they teach how a man can have sex but having non ejaculatory orgasms that doesn’t release your vital energy. In fact, they say that it transmutates the energy around the body. Any views on this?
Jack asks… (19:51)
Hey Vic, do you have an idea how to completely recover from PTSD? Had a cold and went to the gym which lead to a myocarditis. After my heart recovered, I noticed I was in constant fight and flight mode, was unable to talk to people, depressed and isolated myself (thought it was still due to the myocarditis) but three months ago a therapist diagnosed PTSD.
Don’t take any medicine and occasionally have ONE drink. Since having quit porn about two years ago I completely lost the desire to drink, smoke weed and party and do other degenerate stuff, so i quit (also social media). I eat a pretty balanced and clean diet (made of chicken, beef, pure fruit juice, oats, rice, pasta, etc.). I don’t eat fast food, pork, milk and products made of sugar (occasionally use brown sugar to sweeten), also I don’t use supplements expect creatine when I’m bulking up.
I can feel like my chest is blocked so I can’t breathe properly, It’s like I’m depressed and in a bad mood (even though I never was depressed my entire life). I’m 19 btw.
R.H. asks… (23:23)
This is a serious question. How to get rid of “B&D addiction”? Or, in another word, how can a young reader learn cool stuff from you without losing himself and becoming a Victor Pride wanna-be?
The formula for success is always the same, regardless of who the teacher is. Learn the lessons, apply them, go your own way, and on the return teach the lessons to the next generation.
Leo asks… (25:21)
Hi Vic, I am 21, and every friend I once had is either partying in college, selling drugs, or flexing drug money on social media. Needless to say, these guys have little to no respect for me, because I quit all the drugs, and refuse to live a degenerate life thanks to B&D. Where should I look for social interaction. I am a web developer (programmer) so I want to look into hobbies like hunting, fishing and outdoors skills.
Dan asks… (25:45)
What is your opinion on hunting for meat such as deer and bucks ?
Brad asks… (27:06)
Vic, I’ve been looking forward to Thursdays every week. Your content really has been the best I’ve ever seen lately. Even though we live in the darkest and most degenerate times in human history, as of late (maybe due to the carnivore diet) I have felt a hopeful and positive energy from your podcasts. The trap is for us to be nihilistic and to keep to ourselves. Americans are so nihilistic lately. Maybe we have reason to be. This is not so prevalent amongst Mexicans and Chinamen that I have seen in the US. Can you talk more about this nihilism that is so prevalent in American society? I think avoiding it all costs is very important, because the end result of all this nihilism is just to say fuck it, do drugs, have random sex, and masturbate.
Robert V asks… (29:36)
Love your podcast. It gets better and better each week. I have some advice to ask for a tricky situation. Like yourself, I found myself drawn to Thailand, a country that I’ve lived on and off in for the last three years. I met a nice girl there, however, I developed one-itis pretty quick and three years later, we are still in a relationship. There are many good aspects to being with a Thai woman as I’m sure you probably know. Unfortunately though, I feel like I’m missing out on something because she is not fluent in English and I’m not fluent in Thai.
To complicate matters, my girl is now pregnant. I want to take care of my child but everyone keeps telling me my life is over, particularly my friends who don't ever want kids, which makes it hard to feel happy about this news. Furthermore, people online frequently scoff and look down on Thai-falang relationships because you can’t really talk deeply or intellectually with these women; they seem to be more feminine and concerned with their traditional feminine roles instead of caring about politics or philosophy or stuff like that.
Can this situation ever work out? I know you advise having a child with a woman of the same race but that’s not an option for me now. Am I screwed to a life of misery by staying with a Thai woman? Does my child have any hope for a good future? What would your advice be? To be a man, stay with my woman, and be there for my kid?
Steve asks… (33:05)
Victor, you mentioned grilling your steak and eating it outdoors. Do you use charcoal to grill, and do you believe charcoal usage has negative long-term effects?
Jacob asks… (33:31)
Hi, Jacob here. In my 50s post-divorce and trying to build myself up again. All your points on modern women, life, are very much on point, thx for your work.
1) How do we deal with autoimmune issues?
2) For movies-Watch They Live starring Roddy Piper. You will never watch another TV show ever again and you can never go back to your former reality. Forget eyes wide shut, the matrix, and others. This is THE red pill. There’s a superficial message and a very very deep message hidden in the movie. And yes JQ addressed.
3) Do you ever feel cold and depressed during winter, and how does one resolve?
Alex asks… (35:56)
How long does it take for good content to rank high in Google and begin driving traffic to your site?
Jason asks… (37:32)
Vic what about magic mushrooms as a tool? Not to be abused as a drug. Found naturally and out here in nature by our creator. I found the experience I have had with these have opened my eyes to the false world around me more than anything. Talking about spending time in the mountains, I can imagine some deep commune with nature with that.
And I’m sure early man has had the same experiences with it. Just curious your thoughts good or bad! John Hopkins has been studying them for use on depression now.
Z asks… (39:26)
Hi Vic, How specifically did you build traffic to your site in the early days, the first few months up to the first year? Did you just write articles and people eventually found it, or did you pay for SEO, do marketing, etc.
Also, what region of the US are you in right now? Northeast, Southwest, etc. What are your favorite and least favorite parts about spending time in this area?
Roberto asks… (41:21)
Why to stay Monk-mode all year long? If the purpose of have Wealth and a Good Physique is primary to get a Top laid and afford a great living (that include one of our main necessity, sex), at least this is the honest reason for the majority of us that read this blog.
What valuable thing is not earned through sacrifice, commitment and struggle?
Maximillian asks… (44:44)
Hey Vic, I really appreciate your videos because they really make me think. However, after studying the red pill, I have come to realize that a man’s sexual market value peaks around 35 to 40 years old. Therefore, until then, it seems advisable for a man to have less committed relationships with women in order to enjoy emotional and sexual connection with out any kind of commitment.
Without commitment you do not have connection, you have nothing but distance.
Also, if you have sex and you abstain from ejaculation, I find that it leaves you feeling strong and motivated to go out and attack. Therefore, I am quite confused by your long-term monk mode unless to get a woman pregnant. You can still build sexual energy while having sex as long as you abstain from ejaculation and circulate your energy.
(48:25) Also, you should make more content about starting our own communities because that is going to be the future and the strongest way to create our own reality despite with the evil elite are trying to do. The solution is a sort of modern tribalism…More on this please. I feel like we are all HUNGRY for this kind of information.
Important video to watch: Famous People Who Did Semen Retention and Why You Should Too
R.H. asks… (50:18)
A lot of highly successful men owed their success in life to the education they received from their mothers. Do you think they’re telling the truth, or is it just a tactic to make their memoirs and autobiographies more (female-) reader-friendly?
(53:05) What is the difference between the education we received from our mothers and that from our fathers? Given that you don’t read books written by female writers, do you think a man can learn anything important from his mother? or from women in general?
Alexus asks… (54:53)
Hi Vic, Look I’m down in Mexico trying to figure out whether I should run for president or not, what’s wrong with that? What I want to talk about is why do I have to go to Mexico to get away from surveillance… why’s there no one left in my country that’s interested in freedom? I spend less than 6 months a year in the continental United States of America… I have 1000+ gallons of potable water out here and a silo full of tortillas (for sustenance). It’s hard out here being a one man army off the grid. Any advice is appreciated.
T asks… (57:13)
Out of curiosity, is there a reason why you don’t offer your books and/or supplements on Amazon?
Joseph asks… (59:08)
Will you make an all natural anti anxiety/cortisol lowering supplement in the future?
Tobias asks… (59:36)
Hi Victor, excellent podcast. Love listening to it on a plane, allowing myself to focus on the message and gain a new perspective immediately upon landing. 2 Questions:
– I’m reading a book on body language and have read about pacifying behavior. I have noticed that I do a lot of it in social situations, especially around new people. For example, I will frequently adjust my hair, shirt, scratch my arm, hold on to things. I’ve also noticed a relative of mine has a very extreme case of this and can’t sit still at all like a little kid with ADHD – it is very annoying. How can I be more calm physically in social situations?
(1:00:52) – After a former friend of mine stabbed me in the back in a business deal I’ve realized that he has multiple personality disorders. I’ve known the guy for years and didn’t see it coming. After you mentioned psychopaths having thin lips I noticed that he has a thin upper lip, but I am looking for more signs to spot these issues apart from lips and eyes. Is there a universal rule that can be followed vs learning about all the different conditions individually?
The Orthodox asks… (1:01:47)
Vic, Could you shed light on your aesthetic approach to your blog; colour schemes, artwork, choice of photos etc?
Karl asks… (1:02:37)
Amazing stuff and thanks for answering our questions, Vic. Strongly support the idea of a second podcast. You know, I’m not actually a bodybuilder (I do calisthenics) but I make sure to buy one of your products or affiliate links each month just to support you (and would gladly fund a Patreon if you decide to make one for the podcast). You have no idea how much more valuable these podcasts are compared to 95% of online content that bloggers charge hundreds of dollars for (like that fraud Ramit lol). For the next podcast,
1) The greats all said masturbation and sex = vital loss, which is bad. Totally on board. Newton, Copernicus, Jesus, Sivananda, Saint Francis, Confucius, Tesla, etc. In fact, the more I learn, the more I feel these men were totally, totally right. There is only one difference between my beliefs and theirs now. Meat eating. Legendary poets George Bernard Shaw and Emerson and Thoreau and others firmly opposed meat eating, so as did 99% of saints. What gives? Did these men have access to high quality dairy, fruits, and veggies destroyed by Monsanto-esque farming practices? Is our digestion worse than that of our forefathers? I’m so confused. How could these great men, who are so right about basically everything, have an opinion that when followed today, makes us incredibly sick?
(1:07:35) Does meat and animal product eating make one lusty/high libido? Saints say this, but many folks have remarked that carnivore-style diet gives them MORE mental control and MORE ability to control lust and other addictions/urges.
(1:09:28) Have you noticed that rich food becomes more and more unappealing as you advance toward the “divine life”? Too much sugar, too much salt, too much sourness, too much spice make me sick. I actually enjoy my food basically plain at this point.
(1:10:05) Is circumcision pushed by the elites? All baby boys get it in America. It’s barbaric, causes psychological damage, and needs to be banned IMO.
5) I’ll say it again-I followed B&D for many years but was kinda “meh” about some of your messages. These days? Almost every word that comes out of your mouth is gold. Even if you don’t make other products, I’ll rebuy products month after month just to support you and your material needs. Amen brother, Karl
Nirantha aks… (1:10:31)
Hey Vic, Is it true that they say the greatest success is making women angry, at least once in your lifetime, if so what are the ways we can get maximum out of them (even your mother)?
Do the people who eat carbohydrate do stupid things and get arrested ?
Otavio asks… (1:11:51)
– Sex removes your energy, you say, because of the ejaculation. What about having sex without the focus on orgasm/ejaculation? What about having sex for intimacy and pleasure with someone you want to live your life with?
– You mentioned in the previous podcast something very interesting: blessing our food. Why is that a good thing? And how do we go about doing that? I was very curious about that.
Lupebogi asks… (1:03:05)
Uncle Vic, I know that you function best on no carbs carnivore diet, that’s clear… but there are people including me that can’t afford to eat only grass-fed beef and free range chicken eggs. So if we are to eat certain carbs, what types of food would you recommend? My guess would be only rice and/or potatoes, but maybe it would be a smart move to stay away from vegetables that grow in the ground as they often contain starch.
All carbs are exactly the same: glucose. Some carbs are more toxic than others. Stay away from soy, wheat, vegetable oils, and all processed foods.
Chuck Freeman says…
rice/potato, bad idea…. those are powerful high glycemic carbs, those things are empty calories anyway …. Just replace them with saturated fat instead. Big coconut oil buckets from Costco are great. Focus of fatty meat that other people don’t like. Try to get beef tallow. Saturated fat is very satiating and contain 3 time more calories than carbs per gram. It will do the job. Basically you make an hybrid between Carnivore and Keto diet, that what I do.
I went to see my favorite grass feed beef farmer to buy my usual 1/2 beef, and I told him, I’m on a high fat diet, give me all the fat, give me the fat the your other customers don't want… I got a big bag, garbage bag size, full of healthy organic grass feed beef fat… I use it with everything I eat… its amazing.
Zhang Peitan Zhou asks… (1:16:21)
Hi Victor- The source of all my problems-irritability, constipation, muscle tightness, lack of motivation, etc-is now obvious. I have adrenal fatigue/insuffiency. This is a problem that many have today. How can we fix adrenal insufficiency? Adrenals need vitamin C, vitamins B, etc, but not sure if just eating adrenal is way to go. Thanks.
Second, how does one transition from vegetarian (dairy) diet to meat diet without problems and with the proper digestive ability? Full fat cream gives me stomachaches.
Bart asks… (1:18:23)
Hey Vic.Two questions:
1. I’ve heard you repeatedly say that American girls are masculine (or act like men). can you elaborate on what you mean by this with some specific attributes or examples? I’ve found that American women come in two types. Those who are extremely selfish, materialistic, and have no values (they’ll engage in one night stands, do drugs, etc.). The other type are what I call “good girls” – they are giving, caring, don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t do drugs, and don’t sleep around. They don’t go to clubs or bars either. Many of them attend church regularly or bible studies. I am having trouble seeing how the second type are masculine. I know a LOT of girls like this in the States. But one won’t find them in bars or clubs.
Females as sexual aggressors, career women etc.
I can swear, I can joke
I say what's on my mind
If I drink, if I smoke
I keep up with the guys
And you see me holding up my middle finger to the world
Fuck your ribbons and your pearls
‘Cause I'm not just a pretty girl”
~ Maggie Lindeman
(1:21:46) It’s obvious you work a lot and you find joy in your work. But what do you do when you’re not working? in other words, getting a lot of work done in “monk mode” for 6 months puts you way ahead of the curve … but what is all that for? Meaning, what does it free you up to do for fun? Now that you’re not sleeping with girls or chasing them, what do you do for fun and joy ASIDE from work?
Regarding your idea to create a course about “monk mode” and related issues, yes, PLEASE DO IT! I’m in and I think it could be your best seller because it’s remarkable. No one else is doing this. I prefer a video course and think that would do the best.
BZ Dog asks… (1:23:04)
Would you *only* consider starting a family with a woman who is asexual/celibate, or would you be open to finding a woman that would need you to compromise monk mode to fulfill her sexual desires?
*BONUS*: As you mentioned, women are the yin to our yang. Therefore, even though your are asexual, would it stand to reason that a woman who *needs* you sexually would in fact be the ideal match, even though you have no need for it?
“Do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings.” Proverbs 31:3
Tim asks… (1:25:05)
What recommendations do you have for classical music – especially for a newcomer to the genre? Which albums, composers, songs do you typically listen too?
Fred asks… (1:25:52)
I tried TRT but got bad acne side effects. Which supplements will help with testosterone?
Anonymous asks… (1:26:39)
I’m 31 and have been pondering the best way to start a family in the modern age. I’m not stupid enough to give any female even the slightest sliver of control over my life, so I’ve been considering surrogacy as an alternative to the traditional 2-parent model.
I recognize this is not viable for poor people, but I’ve achieved significant success so far and this is within my budget. I’m entertaining the idea of hiring a nanny to help me out, and perhaps even bringing in a long-term girlfriend after-the-fact to be a sort of mother-figure.
This way I can avoid giving a woman custody rights, or the ability to rob me blind. The cost per child is between $50,000-$100,000, depending on whether you go to Mexico for your surrogate or stay in the States. Even if you use a Mexican woman to carry the baby to save a few bucks, the other side of the genetics is entirely within your control.
When choosing which egg to purchase, you can pick the specific genetics you want out of a book. Aryan, Japanese, Nordic, Ashkenazi Jew, etc are all options. You can even specify which gender you want, which is an added benefit as I would strongly prefer sons.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this idea. It’s unfortunate that Men need to think defensively these days, but I’m hoping that by the time my sons are reaching maturity, the world will have come to it’s senses and they wont have to go through the same ordeal.
Swedish Iceman asks… (1:30:09)
Regarding the meat only diet. I’ve been on what you could call extreme LCHF or ‘meat/poultry/fish centered’ diet for maybe 2 weeks now. I’m keeping track of my macros and I find it hard to pass 1,700 kcals in a day. I train on average 4 times/week (mix between weights and intense cardio).
I’m still around the same weight as when I started; 175lbs/80kg. Which makes me lean for my 6 ft, I’m pretty strong, have great cardio but I want to add on mass or at least keep what I have. It feels like I’m going to lose weight if I continue with this kcal deficit.
Any tips on how I can add more kcals to my diet while keeping carbs (and brainfog) out? Obviously increasing the meal sizes is one way but they are pretty big already (and expensive). I bet you ran in to similar problems while being on one meat meal / day. What was your daily kcal intake?
Bill asks… (1:32:34)
How can you get rid of social anxiety without drugs? Even just being in a busy city makes me extremely anxious, this can’t be normal?
Stay off the smartphone, watch no modern media, stay off the carbs.
Roi asks… (1:34:33)
Hey Unc, question for the next podcast. Do you have a perspective on developing or ‘coaching’ a woman to think & conduct herself in a way that you find acceptable?
Kevin asks… (1:35:38)
Victor, I’ve read that 1 out of 3 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer. What is the cause of cancer? Is the government/illuminati behind this? Is there a cure that we are not being told? Cancer has me worried.
Some Bald Bastard asks… (1:36:42)
Is there any way to reverse hair loss naturally?
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Ming asks… (1:37:55)
Vic, how do we prepare for the upcoming economic collapse? I’m not fearing it or anything, I just want to know the real steps we can take. For example, if LA’s power gets shut down for 5 hours there will be riots looting etc
Those reliant on the city will perish. Store food, store rainwater, have solar power, live in the country with access to land, have hunting rifles, develop survival skills NOW, keep firewood and charcoal and ways to start fires, keep livestock if possible.
Milan asks… (1:39:52)
Hello Victor, I'm a huge fan of yours. I'm slightly embarrassed to send this because I don't know how you will receive it and you might find it strange. But, to get to the point, I was wondering if you were familiar with the country of serbia and what you thought about it? The reason I ask is 1-im serbian, if you couldn't already tell 2-it seems to me, practically every single thing you preach lines up with serbian national ideology. GMOs are unpopular. One of the most homogenous nations on earth in terms of religion. They are one of the tallest nation's because testosterone is still valued, etc. Divorce is frowned upon, family sacred. I'm curious to know of your opinion, good or bad, on the country. I have thick skin and promise nothing you say will offend me
Vaios asks… (1:41:13)
What are your thoughts on love?
What does it mean to love a woman for Victor Pride? I am not talking about being obsessed with a woman, or always having sex and wasting your sexual energy. I am talking about caring about a woman deeply and being like a father-figure to her. How do you manage a relationship like that while staying true to your purpose?
Until next time.