I was reading an article about avoiding the common estrogen mocking chemical BPA(Bisphenol A) that 90% of us ingest daily in attempt to preserve testosterone, when I encountered a comment from a guy questioning why it appeared that people in poorer communities had more testosterone than he, when they are exposed to many more testosterone inhibiting chemicals due to poverty than he does. That was when I began to think on this myself because I agreed with his comment. All the testosterone inhibiting chemicals in the world that people from less wealthy circumstances encounter still wasn’t enough to keep them from having higher testosterone than people in upper class communities. But why?
In short.. it’s because they’re uncomfortable.
When one does the research on increasing testosterone levels what they’ll find is, the majority of non-diet related steps to increase the testosterone hormone involve getting uncomfortable. Things like high intense exercises, cold showering/ice baths, giving up porn/masturbation etc. All these things require one to give up “Pleasure” and comfort for testosterone. I personally take a freezing cold shower every single day and for the first few months it was one of the most uncomfortable experiences I had encountered in my life at the time. Now, I don’t even feel it. I’ve adapted and developed a natural edge in which I’m connected to the cold water. The thought of taking a warm shower is completely unappealing to me. I’ve tried and I immediately turn the water back to cold. The benefits of the cold shower far outweigh the pleasure and comfort of the warm shower. And this is kind of how it is for people in lower income communities.
Just as men who traditionally lived in the wild and had to learn how to hunt, maintain awareness, and defend themselves for survival; people in lower income communities have a similar experience . Too many mistakes in the wild could lead one to be mistaken a “prey” and potential “food” for a predator. In that same light, too many mistakes in “the hood” could give one the appearance of a free meal as well. There is an edge that has to be maintained, there is a certain vibe one has to adapt, and a level of getting “comfortable” with the “uncomfortable” that one must learn to stay alive.
The subconscious mind is programmed for survival. Its only job is to provide you with the motivation and desire necessary to keep you alive. Anything extra must be consciously chosen, ardently desired, and then persistent in by your conscious mind. You would have to make your own personal choice to make decisions to create and develop an edge that will assist in building testosterone. When you first jump into a cold shower the subconscious will SCREAM loudly for you to turn the water back warm, because you don’t need cold water on your skin to survive. So unless you have the discipline or a conscious desire greater than the influence of your subconscious you will indeed back out and turn the water back warm.
When one lives in a wealthy suburban area what subconscious need is there to motivate you to develop an edge outside of a conscious choice? The community knows one another, there’s little to no crime, the neighbors wave as your walking by, and so forth? If a person that has only known this type of community were to be thrown in the center of “The hood” the subconscious would scream loudly by giving you fear and anxiety as to say “ Get back to the suburbs!” Just as it would tell you to turn the water back warm after throwing yourself into a cold shower. But if you were to consciously choose to stay in the cold water and/or adapt to your new environment you would develop the edge that would generate the survival induced testosterone that the people in these areas tend to have.
Now, I don’t write this to say “ Go get comfortable in the hood to get more testosterone”. I write this for you to ask yourself – what comforts are normal for you that you get uncomfortable without could you give up to develop an edge that will lead to an increase in testosterone if desired? To gain anything most understand that we must give something up. If we want fire, we must give up some of our wood. What are you willing to give up for this?
I remember when I wasn’t as comfortable approaching women. I remember when I didn’t have the razor sharp edge that made it is as easy then as it is now. I remember when I had to plow through discomfort and mild anxiety and consciously choose to do it despite the emotions coming from the subconscious that said ” you don’t need to approach women to survive”. Just as I had to consciously choose to cold shower, and subconsciously adapt to a rougher neighborhood growing up. All these things were the building blocks that developed the edge that lead to the increased testosterone that I have today.
That edge will give you a swagger, a confidence and a self awareness that will make you happy, make women attracted to you, and make men respect you. Those that choose a life of comfort never quite experience the level respect that these others do.
Why do you think Conor McGregor is such a huge superstar? He grew up rough, that roughness gave him an edge, that edge triggered a generating of more testosterone, and all of that properly directed into a field he could succeed in ( UFC – Mixed Martial Arts) is the reasons millions of children and men all over the world want to emulate him today. You can’t find me a man without an edge that people directly want to emulate. They may want to emulate an edge-less mans work, but they’re never trying to emulate him. This is what the Alpha Males that all men tend to think they are today are made of.
You can try all the dietary tricks and take all the supplements you like to build testosterone, but it can also build on its own without these things when you consciously give up comforts and live your life on the edge.
Thanks for reading.
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