A Meaning of Life
Convieniently, the ladder theory answers the oft asked question,
"What is the purpose of life?" The purpose of life is
to move up the ladder. The person you are with now should be better
(higher on your ladder) than the person you were last with. Okay
it's not perfect but if you have no direction in life, trying
to fuck hotter and hotter chicks or richer and richer guys is
as good a place as any to start. In addition to giving a good
base toward a meaning of life there are a few other things that
ladder theory explains.
out the Ladder:
Have you ever seen a guy that was not particularly attractive, rich
or muscled yet was with a lovely woman? For most guys the most common
reaction is envy, something like "Hey I'm not all that muscled,
attractive or rich either. Why can't I be fucking a girl like that?"
We at intellectual whores used to feel this way about "stump
factor" as well. But then ladder theory was discovered and
we realized that it was more rational to pity this man.
Ladder theory tells us that the purpose of life is to move up the
ladder. When their relationship ends, he will probably never be
able to get another woman as good as the one he is with right now
-- the rest of his life he'll likely be striving in vain. In effect,
he's doomed the whole rest of his life to meaninglessness unless
he marries this girl. This of course is just trading one type of
doom for another.
The ladder is obviously a two-way process. When Bob meets Jane he puts
her on his ladder and she puts him on her ladder. It often happens that
one person is a lot higher on your ladder than you are on theirs, or
vice versa. The leads to a situation that looks like this:
that Bob has Jane very low while Bob is very high on Jane's ladder.
He is most likely rich and she is most likely ugly. Anyhow this
is a classic case of disparity. If we connect the two points we
can make a right triangle. The resulting hypotenuse "c"
is the magnitude of the disparity
c = total disparity
shorthand among ladder thoerists is "Well, she caught him fucking
a stewardess and didn't leave him but what do you expect for a level
5 disparity." The position of being high on someone else's ladder
while having them low on yours is referred to as being in the "upper"
or "power" position. This is good and leads to different things
depending on who is in the power position.
If the man is in the upper position the disparity is a measure of how
long the woman will put up with him cheating, using her physically without
committing, or paying his rent and all his bills.
If the woman is in the power position then it is a measure of how much
the man will spend money on her, fetch her things at midnight, and listen
to stories about other guys she is fucking.