Why Spartans must value privacy
There are few more things anti-masculine than willingly and gleefully abandoning your privacy. Yet we see it all the time.
Telling the world every intimate detail of your life is fine—if you’re a 15-year-old girl. But anyone who follows the Spartan Lifestyle over the age of 17 should know better. And if he doesn’t, it calls into question the wisdom of those who reared him.
“Men” are frequently and constantly updating their social media accounts with their life’s inner-most details—such as where they’re dining, what they’re doing, what they’re thinking, and who they’re hanging out with. I have a buddy who once gave away my whereabouts on a social media account (when I was supposed to be somewhere else) and I had to give him the tongue-lashing of his life. (Next time, it’s going to be the beating of his life.)
I have even heard pathetic stories of “men” who have given their girlfriends the passwords to their email and social media accounts! This is wrong on so many levels it would take a whole separate post to detail the folly.
In any event, the main reason that society has trained its citizens to freely give up so much of their privacy really isn’t do to nefarious reasons such as a need to spy on its citizens. First of all, you’re too boring. The government already knows that the vast majority of you do nothing but watch internet porn, eat junk fast food, and obsess over sports and reality television. Secondly, the government can’t even run a post office so do you really think they can spy on boring citizens like you?
No. The real reason why you’re being conditioned to do with any semblance of privacy is so the big shots in the corporate world—who fund the pezzanavantes (pezzanavente: slang, meaning “big shot”) in the big daddy gubment—can sell you shit that you don’t need by making you think you want it.
But privacy is tantamount to a safe and happy masculine life. So it should be sacred.
Here are a few tips for how to keep your privacy.
First of all, get rid of your damn social media account. It will not only increase your privacy quotient, but it will also improve your life. Let’s face it, all you do is waste time on social media anyways. That time could be saved working out, cooking nutritious meals, (which cuts down the need for junk food), or reading something worthwhile—so you’re not a damn know-nothing. In sum, you could be productive instead.
Secondly, get a “ghost” address. A ghost address is a place where you can receive mail. This is huge, because it prevents people from knowing where you live. You could use a P.O. Box, or your ghost address could be a family member’s home where you can get your mail.
Third, you should develop an alias that you can give to people you don’t deem important. If the person you’re meeting is someone you really have no reason to care about (AKA, most people), than give them a fake name. This seems like a small thing, but the benefits are unbelievable.
Cash is the best method for paying for anything. Do your part to keep cash as a key form of payment by using it whenever possible. If you MUST use a card form of payment, use a prepaid debit card, as this can’t be easily traced back to you. Same thing goes for cell phones. Don’t have a registered cell phone, but instead buy one from the store and get a prepaid plan.
When dealing with the cops, be cooperative, but never give them ANY more information than they require. It will only be used against you. If they ask you for your social security number, politely ask if you’re required by law. When they say “no”, politely decline, saying you are nervous and can’t remember.
Well, there you have it friends. Privacy is the key to a healthy, productive, safe, and masculine life.
Fellow Spartans, I recommend you start taking it seriously.–Nick Adams