Fighting to improve oneself by leaps and bounds compared to the majority of vacuous imbeciles is an idiotic cause?
No, dying to make the world safe for Walmart is an idiotic cause.
I am of a sound enough mental disposition already that I do not require any exterior influence to force myself to improve myself, and this is why I have no reason to join the army, or any similar group. I can discipline myself, and I discipline others, and I owe both of these facts to my being disciplined by my rolemodels and a significant amount of general anger and willpower.
1311 posts in two years since you've been here is not a sign of good self-discipline, that's a sign that you spend an unhealthy amount of time on the internet.
It's also fitting for people that suffer from debilitating anxiety that they themselves cannot cure. I have no idea why you keep bringing up politics, perhaps I should have said join a military because you assume I must mean the US military, although I never mentioned any particular allegiance. Converting to Islam and fighting for Allah in Afghanistan as the well known former Hessian Adam Gadahn did, bless his warlike spirit, is equally valid. If you are Jewish you may want to consider moving to Israel and joining their defense force. Warfare in general will bring discipline or death. Regardless you'll no longer have chronic anxiety.
Why do you value discipline so much? Artistic geniuses usually lack
Also, I get panic attacks when I smoke a lot of weed and tend to be introverted; I don't see that as being particularly "debilitating." I certainly didn't ask for anyone's help in the matter; I simply came to discuss derealization, a profound state of mind, even if it is scary and brought on by a certain mental weakness. Keep in mind, those who have certain weaknesses tend to overcompensate in other ways, making them far more likely to do something great. How many geniuses can you think of that were sickly as children? It is weaknesses like that which keep people indoors and away from people that lead them to try to earn acceptance in other ways (more noble ways, in my opinion).
I'm not sure what you are saying here, are you suggesting that discipline will damage parts of your brain as drugs might? Ancient soldiers must have been pretty fucking dumb if thats the case.
No, I'm saying discipline teaches you not to question things. If something hurts ignore it, if something doesn't make sense just shut up and follow orders. In some ways that could be good, such as things involving your efficiency at whatever task your superiors think you're useful for, but it's bad when it comes to having a deeper understanding of the universe (some spiritual disciplines might help, but most would simplify that) or creative work of various types (and obviously there are exceptions where some forms of discipline can help with creative work, but I don't think military discipline, particularly modern military discipline, would be very helpful in that regard. It certainly could be harmful.).
It requires hard work on your part and a sense of duty to yourself that you can't just let your body and mind go to beer and pot after you're discharged.
Bullshit! Any patriotic idiot can succeed in the military, and any physically fit idiot with too much testosterone and a strong desire to kill can succeed in the marines.
Baseball is the true American sport. There is a reason that American football players die early, God hates them.
Thanks for proving my point. You're still just sitting in front of a tv watching roided-out monkeys with a bag of chips in your hand.
Yes, there are many methods of disciplining yourself, hence why I specifically suggested it to people who "cannot discipline themselves". If you had discipline, you wouldn't have to worry about your overactive mind, because you'll be consistently active. It's not so much about you having an overactive mind as much as it is you being underactive in general, you lazy fucking wiener.
It's lack of TIME actually that is the reason why I haven't pursued these other things. Speaking of which, this argument is getting much too long-winded, so this "lazy fucking wiener" won't be continuing it from here on out.