The World Is Not Your Friend

The World Is Not Your Friend by Charles Sledge

Many would like to forget. But this world is a kill or get killed world. A eat or be eaten world. Those who believe otherwise have been lulled to sleep by sweet lies in order to make them easier prey when their time is up. I say fuck that shit. Don’t be lulled to sleep. Stay awake, stay strong, stay alive. The world is not your friend. The world will tear you up, bend you over, and spit you out. If you seek comfort first in this world you will be destroyed. Only those who have achieved power can hope to have any measure of freedom and comfort.

This applies doubly when you stand against the current of the world. When you refuse to a weakened slave but instead strive to be a free man with principles you will become a target. It will be up to you to make it through. Unless your were incredibly lucky your parents, teachings, and just about everything else will be useless. It’s going to be you against the world in a one on one match and if you haven’t been training it’ll crush you.

Kill Or Get Killed

Weak wolves don’t last long, weak lions don’t last long, neither do weak men. A wolf who can’t rip the throat out of every wolf he meets will eventually get his throat ripped out. It’s the way of the world, and it’s not different with man. You are either prey, predator, or alpha predator. And this applies to all facets of your life. Work, dating, and of course survival. A boss that can toy with you and eventually crush you…will. Unless you can destroy him first. Weak males will get cheated on, left, and laughed out while women will flock to the strong.

Perhaps you can find some exceptions to this, but you would be foolish to base your life on exceptions. Not everyone who sticks their head in a gator’s mouth loses it, does that make it a wise move? I don’t say this to scare you or to whine about how “awful” the world is. I tell you this so you will be prepared. Just like a drill instructor put his troops through living hell not because he gets some sadistic pleasure from it or because he wants to see them suffer. No, he does it because he cares and he knows the living hell some of his troops will be exposed to and he needs them to be prepared to have any hope of survival.

We Are Harsh Because We Care

The more you sweat in training the less you bleed in war. And life is war. Don’t expect mercy and don’t expect fairness for there is none. There is only strength and weakness. There are those that do what they will because they have power and those that tolerate it because they have no power. Nothing more and nothing less. The only way to make it and the only way to accomplish anything (for good or for ill) is to be strong enough to stand on your own two feet and go toe to toe with whatever the world will throw at you.

You are living in enemy lands. You can’t even rely on your family. And doing so will get you killed. You must take responsibility for everything in your life. Unlike the wolf or lion you won’t meet a swift death but rather lifelong servitude. To a corporation that is doing everything it can to make who you are extinct, to a wife who after cheating multiple times got the kids and your money, to someone attacking you in the street because there is no consequence for doing so. Only the strong can ensure this is not their fate.

Only The Strong Survive

Any good soldier will tell you not being aware of what is going on around you will get you killed. Women and children can skimp by in life with their head in the clouds a man cannot. You must be aware of what is going on around you. The changes that could spell disaster for you if you don’t get moving. Other men will be the only ones who will tell you this. Weak males will tell you otherwise (until they are destroyed and become bitter) as well as will women and children (because they can afford to think in such a way).

Again this isn’t to scare you or say how horrible the world is. But you have to be prepared. You have to sharpen your survival skills. Just like if I was your tribes leader and told you not to worry about killing or warfare the only thing it would do is put you in shock when the enemy tribe invaded the village. I’d be a horrible leader and a traitor to you. Instead I want you to know what lurks out there and the only way to keep it in check is to be able to destroy it.


Look some can make it through life without being prepared but they are few and far in-between (talking about men). You have to ask yourself “Am I prepared?“. If my boss cut me tomorrow am I prepared? If my wife/girlfriend/slam pieces all left me tomorrow am I prepared? If I was attacked upon walking out my door am I prepared? If you answer no the any of these questions then you know what you need to do…prepare.

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-Charles Sledge


Charles Sledge

  • Johnny Grube

    Hey haven’t you heard there is a movement to make sure men
    are more effeminate and caring to all? Fuck, they want us to
    be the ones that nurture, they dont want us to be the protector
    and provider! Believe it or not I scare a lot of people because
    of my stands and positions and my physical abilities.

    After 30 plus years in an all man environment, a man finds
    where he fits in among men, the weak leave these environment
    while the strong men thrive in a ball breaking environment where
    you can fuck your feelings because we don’t care!

    • Scaring a lot of people is a good trait to have haha.

  • I’m reminded of the story The Iron by Henry Rollins. So many people see criticism as an insult and miss the opportunity presented before them; the opportunity to evolve into something greater. If you adopt this mindset of constant growth, even your greatest enemies can be sources of strength.

    “You’re just a little pussy!” (Hmm, means I need to toughen up.)

    “What a joke you are.” (What areas of my life can be improved?)

    “I just stole your girl. What’cha gonna do about it? (Find one that’s loyal.)

    Unless you’re up against some leftist political nutjobs, each insult yields a grain of truth, however small that grain may be. If you can seize that nugget of truth and utilize it, you will grow by leaps and bounds.

    In closing, I’ll leave this excerpt from The Iron:
    The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.

  • H8TheWayLifeIs

    ya i was watching a nature documentary, showing 2 male, bull Cape Buffalos fighting, it was either over territory or for mating, and one of them was badly injured after the fight, and the narrator said “he is walking lion meat now”. Another example of how the world will never show you mercy