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We all share a common value: We hate that the meritocracy is a farce.

It's no secret that people get along when their value systems align. While at the surface level all the posts here are memes about being subhuman they can all be reduced to one common thread: There is no such thing as a real-world meritocracy.

In the dating world it's not about personality; it's about looks. In the work world it's not about what you know; it's about who you know. You get the idea.

Look no further than the 'advice' we're always given: 'just try harder', 'just have a better personality', 'just improve yourself'. These are all predicated on the belief that if you put the effort in, you will reap the appropriate reward. We all know that's not true - that line of thinking even has it's own fallacious cognitive bias: The just-world fallacy.

So why do others fervently preach and defend this flawed line of thinking? I believe it's just a selfish desire to take credit for their own success. Since they lucked into their success they subconsciously need to convince themselves that they deserve it. They will claim they're a 'good person' who has 'worked hard' for what they have.

In order to complete this flawed narrative they need to perform additional mental gymnastics to explain why others have failed:

'They must be shitty people.'

'They must not try.'

'If they tried as hard as I did and was a good as I am they'd be fine it's not even hard.'

The judgmental outsider on this sub is nothing more than a delusional narcissist with a compulsive need to defend their own success by continuously lashing out at us failures.

Why us in particular? Because our directly-competing worldview is that their self-assuring 'meritocracy' is a complete sham. It's a subtext in our memes and our shitposts. It's the essence of the blackpill.

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