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    5415 GUN BATTLE DREAM!

    5415 GUN BATTLE DREAM!

    "Hey Stef, I watch your 'punish women video' Where you analyzed someone's dream. I had a dream last night and want to know your thoughts.

    "The scene starts in a class, an Asian man was in the front teaching his students, he was wearing a blue suit with a long back, and a white dress shirt with a lapel, or bib sawn into the collar. He had a belt and black dress pants. And I made a mental note that he was impeccably dressed. The scene then changes. Me and the class(3-4 people)are sitting around a desk, discussing something.

    "This is where the story goes a little foggy, I don't remember what we where talking about, but I made some philosophical arguments. Like an actual argument in my dream, which i could break down if I remembered what it was about. In that instance I felt confident in my words and logic, and thought my arguments where good. The scene then shifts, to me in class struggling with something, the teacher off the side not happy either. This part is also foggy as when I was dreaming this all made sense, and if I remembered I could explain the situation. Later on, the teacher, wearing the same outfit, but in red, was talking to another man. He laughed load as he talked the other man was in a standard black/bluish suit with a diagonally striped tie that wend white, black, red. not sure with was first the black or red. He was more tame, and stood there with his hands rested behind his back, looking over the class he didn’t seem to enjoy the conversation as much, but smiled nonetheless.

    "The Next scene was me sleeping, I didn't open my eyes but as I woke up I could see around me. This is prob when I became lucid because I could remember the parts after in much more detail. But back to the sleeping. So I woke up, but my eyes where closed, and I noticed that I was resting on the back of the car. Not in the trunk, my shoulder was on the back window of the car and my feet extended past the trunk. I didn't know where i was, or how I got there, but thought it would be weird if the driver noticed that I'm on his back window. When he turned right, I jumped off of the car. I noticed that my feet where not cold walking on the snow, as I didn't have any shoes, I went back towards the opposite direction the car was going in to see if I could recognize the surrounding area. While I was walking I noticed some people at a house, and asked them for help. There was a group of about 2-3 men there and they seemed to know me. They asked me what I was doing there, seeming very confused, one asked why I wasn't wearing shoes. I told them 'I had no idea'. The next moment I noted 3 men opposite the road from us standing there ominously, and another set of men on the sidewalk in the left turn of the road. I could feel the danger and thought I was getting ambushed.

    "The guys also noticed and said they had weapons stored in a van just up the road. we discreetly moved to the van hoping we didn't get attacked. They opened the van and each picked up a set of rifles, and guns. I went around the back of the car, and didn't take any guns, I was planning to hide in case of a gun fight. In anticipation of an attack, the guys where in the front left of the van on the sidewalk just waiting. In the distance I could see a police car, coming down the road. The car was a very expensive car with the police lights on top of it, Lambo maybe? The guys hid there guns as to not get caught, and I had hoped that the car would just pass us by. The car turned into the driveway in front of the van and I tried to distance myself from the other guys. I had a thought that I would be put in jail because I would be associated with them. Then because I didn't want to go to jail. I made myself wake up."

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    5414 Why Women Go Woke...

    5414 Why Women Go Woke...

    29 January 2024 Flash Livestream

    Why are young men in general becoming more conservative and young women are becoming more liberal?

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    5413 WHY CAN I NEVER STAND UP TO MY WIFE?

    5413 WHY CAN I NEVER STAND UP TO MY WIFE?

    "Hey Stef, I'm married, but sometimes, I think I could have done better, and then I overthink it. I question my choices, wonder if I've made a mistake getting married, and then feel guilt and shame as a result. I'm constantly rehashing these questions, and it's torture. Can you shed some light on the path out of this cycle?"

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    5412 How to Never Be Bullied!

    5412 How to Never Be Bullied!

    28 January 2024 Sunday Morning Livestream

    I would like to know how UPB handles the idea off forgiving our enemies or at least those who choose to do us harm? Getting them out of lives if they don't repent/apologize/make amends I agree with. But is it best to just let go of anger over things and people that can not be changed.

    Some situations are really clear, like an attack in the moment. Some situations are unclear, like a perceived slight from an acquaintance or someone cutting you off in traffic. We feel anger automatically. It's a natural, subjective response. But we need to reflect on the context and evaluate our next actions to ensure morality. My dad used to get angry if you looked at him the wrong way. His reaction was out of proportion.


    As I understood the forgiveness as a Christian, we forgive our enemies as a mechanism to lay down our angry, release ourselves from said anger and give it over the crime to God for vengeance. (Though practically if those who wronged us committed criminal acts against us, we follow all the legal avenues for redress, but not with anger but cold commitment to justice without hate.)

    Reconciliation on the other hand requires both parties.


    Much of my pain in life. Has been because I ignored my anger. Trained to disconnect by my parents. Now I choose to listen to my body and my emotions. That shift of mindset took a lot of effort.



    How can you remove yourself in the days of social media? Allegations can follow you anywhere.



    Can vengeance be defined as taking action to harm someone (when you aren't in immediate danger) in order satisfy your anger. This is why imprisonment isn't vengeance if you are not doing it satisfy anger but instead to uphold standards.


    Justice is measured. And not done with massive emotional motivation. Hence the judge and jury.


    My understanding is that if forgiving our enemies was UPB/universal, Bob would have forgiven Jack for whatever behaviour/action/words he believed justified hitting Jack. Yet society will go to Jack and insist he forgive Bob but not ask Bob not to hit Jack and forgive instead.


    Is mercy virtuous?

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    5411 Izzy and Stef Movie Review: MADAME WEB

    5411 Izzy and Stef Movie Review: MADAME WEB

    I will never forgive you all for urging me to watch this hot mess of celluloid...

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    5410 The Truth About Sadism! - Part 6

    5410 The Truth About Sadism! - Part 6

    This conversation explores sadism's origins, tribalism, men's struggles, porn's influence, and the connection between money pursuit and declining parental support. Feedback and more discussion welcome.

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    Brief Summary

    In this part of our conversation, we explore the origins and dysfunction of sadism, discussing its relevance to tribalism and the challenges men face in balancing aggression and emotional availability. We also touch upon the role of pornography and its influence on our perception of aggression and affection. Reflecting on history and power structures, we consider the connection between pursuit of money and declining support for parents. We invite feedback and support for further discussions on this topic.

    Chapters

    0:00:00 The Origins and Dysfunction of Sadism
    0:03:10 Sadism in Evolution and the Duality of Life
    0:06:57 The Natural Balance of Affection and Cruelty in Predators
    0:10:26 Human Beings: The Apex Predators with Duality of Kindness and Cruelty
    0:12:24 Exploring the Dichotomy of Cruelty and Affection
    0:13:03 Siblings' Cruelty and Unity against Outsiders
    0:19:32 The Tricky Balance of Aggression and Affection
    0:22:49 Affection for Offspring and Cruelty to Others
    0:25:47 Sadism as a Central Goal: Motivation and Risks
    0:28:16 Enslavement and the Thirst for Cruelty
    0:34:29 Sadism as a Tool for Maintaining Control
    0:41:24 Cruelty within families and kindness towards outsiders
    0:47:58 The reversal of the cruelty-kindness metric in modern families
    0:50:48 The Impact of Observation on Behavior
    0:52:02 The Relationship Between Power and Cruelty

    • 55 min

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