Life Is A Pyramid Scheme

Life Is A Pyramid Scheme by Charles Sledge

Have you ever heard about network marketing? No doubt you have. And most likely the first thing that pops into your mind is “pyramid scheme!” which is amusing for a variety of reasons. First off if you know what you’re doing and you know sales then you can make great money at network marketing. Second tell me what in life isn’t a “pyramid scheme”, I guess we can drop the word scheme. A more accurate one might be the pyramid principle or pyramid law. Something network marketers bring up (and rightly so) when talking to others about joining is that whatever job you are currently working is also a pyramid scheme.

Do you have someone above you? And someone above them? And so on and so forth. However the difference with network marketing is that you spot on the pyramid is determined by how much you sell not by your race, sex, how much ass you kissed/dicks you sucked like in the corporate environment. So this isn’t a sales letter for network marketing but rather to make you aware of a key principle of life. Life functions as a pyramid but another way life is a pyramid scheme.

The Human Pyramid

There are always going to be those on top and there are always going to be those on the bottom. And generally those at the top are going to be men, those in the middle are going to be women, and those at the bottom are going to be men. Just like the sexual pyramid. Everything is a pyramid scheme. The job you work at, the church you worship at, the friends you hang out with. It’s how humans work. Even Communism is a pyramid scheme. My point is for people looking for “fairness” you’re never going to find it. The strong find their way to the top and everyone else deals with it.

The great news is that you can choose to go to the top of the pyramid. Doesn’t mean it’ll be easy of course, but it will be possible. However it all starts with trying to fairness. Accept the world for what it is not what you’d like it to be. Only from operating from a base of reason and truth can you then go out and live successfully. Stop looking for things that don’t exist. How productive would your life be if you spent your entire life searching for a unicorn, big foot, or the some other fairy tale? Though some men spends there lives doing just this. Maybe not chasing after fantasy monsters but chasing after fantasy ideas.

Life’s Not Fair

Never has been and never will be. No society has ever been fair. You will always have those at the top that exploit those at the bottom. And the only thing that prevents a man from being exploited is his strength. Don’t chase fairness (something that never existed) don’t chase after people treating you right. Chase after strength and power then you can have anything you want. If you’re waiting for others to start following “the rules” then you’re going to be waiting right into your grave. Fairness and honor can only exist between groups of strong men, nowhere else.

Chase strength. Chase development. Chase becoming better everyday. Look for ways to give you an advantage in an unfair world. Look around you at the lessons that nature has to teach us. Any creature that hasn’t found a way to be dangerous is now extinct. The same will happen to you. Imagine if the wolverine was docile, the bee had no stinger, or the snake no venom? They’d all be extinct. The same can be said of you. What skills do you have that will help you survive in this harsh and unforgiving world. What can you do everyday so you make sure you don’t end up at the bottom of the pyramid?


Life is a pyramid scheme. Those who don’t have the skills to make it end up being grounded up at the pyramid’s base. It’s not fair, it’s not right. But since when has the world ever been either? There was never a golden age of fairness and rightness and there never will be. This world and the people in it will mercilessly crush you if they get have the chance. Most people are weak, traitorous, cowards. I wish it wasn’t so but it is and our society does not help with this but rather makes more people like this. No matter what you want in life, seeking more strength is going to help you get it. Don’t look for fairness you’ll never find it. Instead look for ways to get stronger and then you’ll never need it (fairness that is).

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-Charles Sledge

Charles Sledge