Here is episode 15 of the Bold and Determined Podcast.
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In the last episode we discussed: 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.
In this episode we discuss: Victor Pride's thoughts on love, the fear of going into business for yourself, the only optimal human diet, the natural state of humans (happy), the best books I read this year, cooking methods (and lack thereof), the great work of the Bear, and so much more.
Vaios asks… (3:28)
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?
Scott asks… (11:12)
Vic, I've been reading B&D since 2014. I started my website with badnet 3 years ago. I spent every penny I made off my site buying rental properties and starting other businesses. I put maximum effort into my website/blog for the past year and I witnessed amazing things happen. I gained a significant following, traffic went through the roof, and business opportunities presented themselves. So thank you for your guidance over the years. You played a major roll in this.
Because of all my entrepreneurial endeavors, I will be leaving a 11 year long career on December 28th. It was a high stress situation with one thing after another constantly happening. I’ve been entangled in a high-chaos-environment for over a decade. I am somewhat nervous about transitioning to the next phase of my life.. I am concerned that new found level of calmness is going to be a major adjustment to adapt to. Was this ever something that you found yourself dealing with in the beginning? Do you have any advice or encountered other entrepreneurs that have gone through this?
Jack Freeman says… (14:12)
True freedom all starts with escaping the 9-5 rat race prison. Today was my best day I ever had with my blogging business, I made about $400 with 5 affiliate sales. I’m super pumped as I started blogging only about 5 months ago. I truly want to thank you Vic for all that you do and for inspiring others. I was already making money doing dropshipping, however didn’t really know too much about blogging but boy is blogging the best business ever and without your blog and inspiration I probably would have never made the leap to start my own blog. So thanks again and keep on inspiring people!
Jay asks… (15:43)
How did you find out about the carnivore diet, and what made you interested in it? And are you 100% certain it is the optimal way of eating for humans?
Joseph asks… (23:05)
What are your views on Owsley Stanley? He ate only meat for most of his life and said that carbohydrates are poisons.
The most important reading I did this year: The Bear's Words of Wisdom
Matt asks… (24:30)
Vic, What are your thoughts on eating raw meat? Especially the organs like liver? I’ve seen lots of testimonials of people eating raw steak/organs and they have been seeing positive changes.
Bill asks… (26:07)
What age are you planning on living until?
Bill asks… (28:03)
What are the 10 best books that you have read this year?
The best books are forbidden and I cannot name them. These are the best “official” books:
- Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
- Shadow Men
- Discipline = Freedom
- The Sociobiology of Visual Images
- The Killing of Uncle Sam
- The Siren Call of the Hungry Ghosts
- The Master Key System
- My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla
- The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
- The Perfect Matrimony
Graham asks… (30:48)
Victor, Have you ever heard of Red Light Therapy? We know that prolonged blue light exposure is bad for us, which is why f.lux is helpful and being away from screens is healthy. I have done some surface level research into it and seen a few buzzword good things to come from it, but I’m curious if you’ve heard anything about it or tried it. I have a red light-bulb in the lamp by my bed. It’s the only light I have on while I read before sleep. I know when it’s been a busy day I like laying in my room with just that light on.
Also, in response to the jaw question in the podcast, have you ever heard of Mike Mew? He has a lot of research into facial development and how it pertains to diet. A basic point of his is that tougher foods (like steak) help develop a beautiful face, particularly in youth, because of the effort required to chew and swallow the food. He has noted that modern diets contain a lot of “soft” foods from all over the world; rice, potatoes, fruit, veggies, sweets etc. and that has led to an increase in people lacking proper facial development for airways and mouth-crowding (when you can’t find a proper place to put your tongue when your mouth is closed.)
He recommends healthy face posture; keeping your eyes on the horizon, tongue spread on the roof of your mouth with teeth touching (not clenching.) and breathing through your nose. For swallowing, he recommends that the tongue is very powerful in facial development and that failing to have this proper mouth posture results in recessed chins and lack of jaw development. If you look at pictures of some actors, you can see their jaw muscles flexed with their mouths closed, which is what happens when you have this proper posture. I have seen some changes in my face over the last two years since I started doing this (it honestly doesn’t cost anything to do, just don’t be a mouth breather.) Not significant changes, but enough for me to notice. People from a few years ago have even commented that my face has changed.
Michael asks… (31:23)
Was there a moment in your life when you finally “woke up” to what’s going on around us? When was it?
Why do some people hear the truth immediately when it’s spoken to them, but others just don’t get it?
Do you believe it’s possible to eliminate all vices from out lives completely, or will we always have certain weaknesses that we’ll never be able to overcome?
Hightower asks… (34:21)
Vic, great pod. What are your thoughts on “man-scaping “? That is, men trimming or shaving body hair?
Dan asks… (34:43)
1.) Do you recommend using gas or charcoal grill for meats such as chicken?
2.) How to deal with family members being nosy and giving bad advice specifically Asian family living in America?
James asks… (35:52)
Victor how can I deal with shame from the past? You won’t have any I know, but I went through a period of intense shame and self-hatred a few years ago because of lowering my personal standards one time. It still haunts me and stops me from being who I want to be.
Ivan asks… (36:58)
Hi Victor, how are you doing? Here are my questions for the new podcast
1. Do you still have the same positive thoughts on Ostarine? Currently SARMS are everywhere in my country and I am thinking of giving it try. People recommend combining it with Ligandrol, have you heard of it ? any thoughts? How to eat for clean gain while tacking ostarine/sarms?
2. You have said Think and Grow Rich has changed your life, how exactly? Which principles made the biggest impact on you?
CL asks… (38:18)
Vic, several years ago I heard on one of your podcasts you had an intern. I’m curious – what did the intern do exactly? how many hours a day did she/he work with you? were they nearby or were they virtual. I’d like to learn about this as I may want to get one myself for my online business. But need details including things to watch out for since you did it already (pros and cons and mistakes not to make).
-S- asks… (39:22)
Hello Victor. What is the best benefit you received from chucking your junk at the beginning of your breakthrough into the blogging world? I am in the middle of the KonMari method and I can tell its changing my life for the better.
Diego asks… (39:58)
Uncle Vic, thank you for all the knowledge you share with us, the blog has changed my life and I am a better man, stronger both physically and mentally, Im 24, have a gf but I already told her Im not getting married and she’s ok with it, Im studying my law degree and its almost finished, I am a lender too and have accumulated so far $5000 from the business. Now I know $5k is not that much but Im bringing more and more customers to the business to raise profits, the goal is freedom!, My questions are: how would you invest that cash? What advice would you give me and others who are in the same situation? Thanks!
Graham asks… (41:04)
Hi Victor, will Red Focus be available soon? I was actually going to purchase the Work and Play bundle today. Thanks.
Stan asks… (41:19)
How can we keep our wealth secure? How safe is our money in banks, and should we be investing in physical assets such as real estate and gold?
Bodymindrev asks… (42:37)
How can someone ask the right questions to reach the truth?
Ask simple questions, get complex answers. Ask complex questions, get simple answers.
Mike Wolf asks… (44:32)
Hey Vic any thoughts on asthma and some cure for it? I found out that I had asthma 4 years ago when I had an asthmatic attack and since then I’m on some inhalers and pills to cure it. It’s been very annoying and it slows me down sometimes. As I’ve searched the web, it seems that there is still no cure for it and no particular reason found about it’s causes. I believe there is some kind of natural cure but every time I stop taking my meds it hits me harder. I know that you are into the carnivore diet, but at this moment I don’t have the luxury to follow it (I’m in the Greek army). Any other possible solution?
Bruce asks… (46:18)
Hey Vic, Quick question on the carnivore diet. Since switching over, (it’s been 4 weeks) I’ve noticed an insane amount of mental clarity, and just relatively stable energy throughout the day. However there is one problem. I primarily train in power lifting (have been lifting for 6 years so i’m not new) and i’ve noticed my energy in the gym is subpar. I seem to only have strength for the first few exercises, and then my strength rapidly diminishes. I find that anything past the 45 minute mark in terms of workout time, I simply cannot complete with full energy. I was hoping this was due to my body adjusting to the lack of carbs, but it’s been a month now. I heard that 70’s bodybuilders like Arnold would carb up on weekends as a way to combat this. What are your thoughts on this ? Does a carnivore diet reduce your overall athletic performance ? Are carbs necessary to perform at the highest level of athleticism?
Jesse asks… (47:58)
Even though fully carnivore is obviously optimal for health, from a performance/appearance perspective, do you still think one large carb-up meal once a week the way its done by Gironda in the steak and eggs diet offers more benefit over carnivore alone?
I would recommend purchasing some ketone strips and checking to see if you are actually in ketosis. You may still be burning the last bit of your carbs therefore running low on gym energy. Ketosis takes a lot longer than we think (up to 6 weeks).
After answering these questions I began to wonder what role insulin plays in strength (insulin comes from eating sugar). I also watched this video and read the comments. I also wonder if people on the carnivore simply don't eat enough. If anyone follows carnivore with one or two carb meals per week and trains hard, leave a comment and let us know how it works out.
Sergeant Pepper asks… (49:05)
Hi Vic, Do you think the natural state of a healthy human is to be ‘high’ all the time? Is a natural high the state that all people should be aiming for? If so, how can we achieve this?
Joe asks… (50:07)
Hey Vic, Have you ever tried the reverse sear method for your steaks? Just in case you or the readers haven’t heard of it, you put the steak on a wire rack in the oven at about 250 degrees for 40-60 minutes, until the internal temp is 10-20 degrees below where you like it. Take the steak out of the oven, heat up a cast iron until its smoking hot, and sear for 1 minute on each side. No need to rest the steak using this method.
This can also be done on the grill using hotter and cooler areas or burners. It is by far my favorite method for cooking a steak, the meat and fat is smooth and buttery but still has a nice crispy sear on the outside. Also a bonus tip: If you salt your steaks and put them in the fridge anywhere from a few hours ahead of time to overnight, the surface will sear better and the salt will dry brine the steak.
Bill asks… (51:03)
Every time I’m in the gym, I hear these ridiculous songs where women think they are better than men and act like sluts. I have seen multiple fat, ugly women walking around with t shirts that day “The future is Female”. This shows their complete lack of respect for the men who made their life possible. Imagine if a man walked around with a T-shirt saying “the future is male”, these women would go berserk. It is as if men say anything mildly sexist they are looked down upon. But women say all these bad things about men and are praised for being a “strong independent woman”. Any views on this?
Stan asks… (53:24)
1. How can we use computers and the internet as a tool, rather than an escape into the virtual reality?
2. As a blog artist, how many hours per day do you spend looking at the screen? Also, when you are not working, do you spend most of your time in nature?
Blue Chris asks… (54:46)
Should one “act one’s age” even when a person does not feel their age? If I missed out on my twenties due to being fed bad ideas that led to ill health and depression, am I obligated to ‘grow old gracefully’ or should I live my thirties as if they were my twenties?
Joe asks… (55:33)
With the recent news about security breaches (LinkedIn, Equifax, Quora…etc.) What’s the best way to secure your blog and make sure there aren’t any unauthorized accesses?
Christopher asks… (55:57)
Hello Victor, Can plastic surgery ever be justified, for example if a person looks so bad that it effects their standard of life? Is trying to look good as a man just vanity, or a sign of self-respect? I think you’ve said before that it is good to dress your best and that removing unsightly body hair is okay. What is the limit (if any) with regards to looking “good”?
Jay asks… (57:17)
Vic, what part of the states are you located in right now? southeast, northwest, etc. what are you favorite and least favorite parts about this area? and can you share about your experiences and interactions with people in northeast usa specifically the tri state area?
Capo asks… (58:00)
Hi Vic, You said in an older article that you abstained from sex for a period of months & you hated that experiment. After your recent NoFap November you said the opposite & seemed to enjoy your abstinence/celibacy. What do you attribute this shift to? Age? Mindset? Or other?
Joe asks… (58:58)
Please expand more on your current workout, if you can share the actual routine and exercises you do. I am in the same boat as you, since I am in my early 30s now my body feels much better avoiding weights and doing a lot of bodyweight and mobility exercises. I use gymnastics strength movements and disadvantageous leverage positions to increase difficulty instead of using volume and my workouts are just as time efficient and effective.
Alex asks… (1:00:39)
Victor, My whole life I’ve had a fear of fighting. I experience an adrenaline rush that paralyzes me and scares me shitless. I’ve never been in an actual fight, but have been close. How can I get over this fear? Should I join a boxing class? Get into a bar fight?
I feel like this fear controls me and affects me in different areas of my life. I also hate confrontation but have forced myself to deal with it like a man. Even though I no longer avoid confrontation, I feel sick to my stomach every time I have to force myself to face it. I had a very controlling mother that I lived with until age 25 when I moved out. My dad was never around. Could this have anything to do with it?
Full Color Ronin asks… (1:02:03)
Uncle Vic, A few quick questions: (in order of importance to me)
Would you marry a woman and dedicated mother who already has a young child (>5 years old) from another man? Esp. If that man is a deadbeat and worthless as a father?
Do you have an opinion on women who have children out of wedlock?
When can you tell if you’re ready to start a family?
Would you *ever* consider vasectomy, and do you have an opinion on it?
John asks… (1:03:09)
Since the dawn of men the guys at the top of the hierarchy had multiple wives. 8,000 Years ago 17 women reproduced for every man. https://psmag.com/environment/17-to-1-reproductive-success
In this podcast you advise to have one wife, is this because in modern times the having multiple isn’t feasibly anymore or do you think it’s actually better compared to having a harem?
Ray asks… (1:04:39)
Hey Vic I really enjoy your podcast its very insightful and crazy how you drop these truth bombs. Just wanted to know how one would be more cold and calculating like a sociopath.
Julien asks… (1:05:28)
Hi Vic, I’ve been doing personal training and group training as a side hustle for 5 years. Beside improving my public speaking skills and self confidence, it also gave me some good side money. The thing is, I’m getting tired of it. For some months now, training people has been draining my energy and I’m far less enjoying it. I’m thinking about quitting that gig and starting building something else like sharing my strength and conditioning knowledge and experience on a website. When do you know it’s really time to move from a venture and lose a stream of income to start something else? Thanks, your podcast is truly excellent.
Delroy asks… (1:06:22)
Hey Uncle Vic, I believe most feminists pretend to be strong, but secretly crave to be dominated like in fifty shades of gray. I think this happens because they repress their need for male authority, so it spills out as a sick fetish. What are your thoughts on men setting rules and administering consensual discipline within the context of marriage? Is this degenerate like fifty shades, or do women need this kind of authority to stay balanced? Thanks for your help, clown world has me confused.
Ol asks… (1:07:25)
Hi Vic, Wow this most recent podcast you seem like you have mastered public speaking. You have such a calm and clear demeanor that’s much more noticeable than your other podcasts. Have you done anything different in particular from this podcast to your previous ones? Was it just being over with the 30 day challenge? I was wondering if you could recommend anything like supplements or changes that helps with anxiety. I get very anxious before speaking and really want to find an aid that helps me speak calm and clear like you. It’s like everything just flows from your mouth with ease. I’m very anxious and have always struggled with anxiety. I also get a lot of headaches. Carnivore doesn’t seem to be enough. This last podcast hooked me, I cant wait for your next episode.
Sorry to double post but I forgot to mention I loved it so much I listened to it twice. Seriously what are you on? Modafinil? If so I’ll buy 50 cases tomorrow lol. You sound like a God of reason. So calm and confident. This has been your best podcast yet. Speaking and clarity is top notch. Do you notice this? Or is this just the affect of accomplishing a challenge.
Wolf asks… (1:08:56)
What do you think is the biggest threat for the decline and the slow eradication of the white man?
Until next time.