>I do not think that self-improvement in itself is a bad thing, it does help with getting rid of bad habits and using your time more productively. However, I am sick of hearing this myth that is spread online that it will lead you to get a girlfriend or wife. A lot of the times, getting a partner is something that happens out of pure chance/luck. Sure, not being a porn masturbation addict will help but it's not going to guarantee anything. I attached the image because I guess Varg does have this boomer-esque 'pull yourself by the bootstraps' mentality where every shortcoming of modern man is supposedly a result of their own laziness and not a result of societal factors that they have zero control over.
Most of the "getting a girlfriend" part stems from the basic truth that good women are more attracted to men who are not needy, who don't orbit them or put them on a pedestal, who are not trying to get into their pants, who are working towards something for themselves first; they are goal driven, have confidence and courage, and are emotionally stable. It's not a guarantee of any stretch of imagination, but it gives you a better chance to attract a worthwhile woman who will complement you. I wouldn't say that is of "pure chance or luck" but of making your own luck by setting up the best possible odds. Women are perceptive beings and they can sense the "aura" emitted by people. If one projects an aura of hostility, negativity, and defeat they can pick up on this and will react accordingly. In other words, focusing on bettering yourself, for yourself will not only make yourself more attractive to viable women, but you'll also make yourself happy to and find success in life. Varg is right about porn and masturbation, it rots your brain, destroys your confidence and testosterone, programs you to seek sex over companionship, and women can sense all of that. Also remember that the most vocal women are the beta females and they don't represent all women, just as White knight, beta orbiters don't represent all men. Ignore the skanks, feminist trash and be a VOLCEL, until a suitable women enters your domain.