In this post, we’ll unpack all you need to know about Mental Point Of Origin, defining exactly what it is, its adaptive role in evolution, how to develop it and more.
What Is Mental Point Of Origin?
Mental Point Of Origin (MPO) is a term used in Red Pill circles and refers to the viewpoint of the Self when interacting with others. More simply, it is the filter through which we “see” ourselves.
MPO is the answer to the question, “Am I acting in a way that will please myself or am I acting in a way that will please others?”
MPO applies to both sexes, but is more commonly associated with men.
The Evolutionary Perspective
Putting oneself first is instinctual. It is ingrained in both men and women’s genetic programming.
This adaptive behaviour evolved to enhance our survival. Prioritising our own wants, needs and desires provided us with the opportunity to satisfy the wants, needs and desires of our tribe.
How To Make Yourself Your Mental Point Of Origin
Mental Point Of Origin is one of the three pillars of Masculine Frame.
The key to making yourself your own MPO is to identify your own wants, needs and desires and then to unwaveringly pursue those wants, needs and desires.
This means shifting from living an other-focused life to a self-focused life. To do so, one must pursue experiences because you want to, not because other people want you to.
Only when you respect the wants, needs and desires of yourself, can you respect the wants, needs and desires of others.
The Oxygen Mask Theory
The Oxygen Mask Theory refers to the idea that when on a plane that is losing pressure, you should secure your own oxygen mask before helping anyone else. Failure to help yourself means failure to help others.
Oxygen Mask Theory applies just as much on the ground as it does in the air. You must first help yourself in order to help others.
Selfishness Breeds Selflessness
Some of the greatest men to have ever lived are incredibly selfish. For example, one of the greatest spiritual teachers, The Buddha, renounced his entire kingdom, wife and child to seek enlightenment.
When a man truly makes himself his Mental Point Of Origin, he feels the deepest sense of fulfilment in his life and as a consequence, he is able to offer the best version of himself to others.
Furthermore, when a man embodies his natural masculine role by making himself his own Mental Point Of Origin, he creates the necessary conditions for a woman to embody her natural feminine role.
In short, selfishness breeds selflessness.
“You can’t pour from an empty cup.”
Mental Point Of Origin refers to the lens through which we see ourselves in relation to those around us.
The key to making yourself your own MPO is to identify your own wants, needs and desires and then to relentlessly pursue those wants, needs and desires.
When a man makes himself his MPO, he lives life the way he wants. When he lives the way he wants, he is happy and when he is happy, he can spread that happiness to others.