A Handshake in Passing

Good things come from having more participants in a global discussion.

The MGTOW movement’s exponential growth hit a new milestone at the founding of mgtow.com, a one-stop station on the information superhighway with a route leading only where the visitor wants to go.

In case any of you happen to have been comatose in the past couple of years, MGTOW stands for “Men Going Their Own Way,” and it refers to a group of individuals who decided that their lives are their own, and no one else’s. It is not my intention to offer an exact definition of what makes a MGHOW (Man Going His Own Way), but one sentiment in MGTOW holds true: A man is his own boss.

A MGHOW is a self-made Divergent, meaning he has consciously decided to be incompatible with a system ready to exploit him. While it is not our business to tell any man what to do with his life (even if he decides to live the stereotypical school-job-wife-kids-lawsuit-resentment-death template), we are happy to see more and more men realize that there are more choices available to them than what society tries to make obvious or easy.

The founding of mgtow.com is only the next example of a new cultural awareness. The site would not exist if there was not an entire community of self-owning individuals ready to make their voices heard.

Any place where people can stop by to share experiences that go beyond the restrictive rules of society weakens the tyranny of conventional systems by simply existing. Gynocentric or misandric agents will try to use shame and ridicule to silence, but such opposition only strengthens MGTOW resolve.

If you are a MGHOW that joined mgtow.com, I extend my hand to you at this moment for a handshake and a welcome. We have crossed paths on roads less traveled, but we will part, possibly temporarily, on own adventures in life.  Although I may not agree with everything you say on varying topics, no opinion of mine makes me hesitate in welcoming you and mgtow.com on the map. At the end of the day, your life is yours, and my life is mine. We stand in solitude, not necessarily united or divided, but as who we are with the relationships we choose to make on our own.

The picture is of the beginning of a society after hitting the reset button.

I could go on to describe mgtow.com in other ways, but there is one philosophical oddity that I cannot reconcile: MGTOW and mgtow.com defies description itself. The community lacks a centralized, institutional definition, which by nature enables the freedom and self-actualization necessary to respect a man as his own man. At the risk of seeming hypocritical, I would compare MGTOW in a Taoism in one sense: The mere act of describing the experience of life under it, you fail to capture its pure essence. It is not identity, it is not dogma, it is just new minds and new faces on a crumbling foundation that does not know how to handle new agents.

Mgtow.com, welcome to the stage. I simply offer you a handshake, and wish you the best on your journey.

After all, it’s yours.

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