I absolutely adore your philosophy and your writing about the primal style of life. I agree that one has to be versed in pop culture as it gives you something to talk about with people and makes you relatable. But pop culture is so intoxicating! The last two years I abstained from watching tv, reading newspapers and listening mainstream music because I feel influenced by it in a negative way. TV Shows are full of weak men, (e.g. TBBT or Hollywood Movies about sensitive guys who have to be rescued emotionally). If one reads the newspaper he gets filled with fear about bullshit topics and gossip about "important" people I don't give a fuck about. They suggest you MUST be intrested in celebrities, you MUST be scared about the economic situation, you MUST follow a certain trend and you MUST buy the new iPhone 2000. And they are full of sexism topics (e.g. #metoo) and how male sexuality is bad. Heck one day I even read that spreading your legs as a man when sitting down in a train should be a shame. And todays Mainstream music is full of pathetic men who are whining about their lost love singing in head voice or "strong independent" women who sing about they don't need men to be happy. It seems that fat, strong women and weak whiny men are the latest fucking trend!
I absolutely love your how to become a beast series. There you explained how important it is to be very selective in what you consume. But how can one be versed in pop culture and connect with people when he decides to only consume what makes him stronger and abstain from bullshit?
Best greetings from Switzerland