Man reveals why he thinks there are no adult males left in the population, and how young men have no one to look up to in our present-day world.
In his now-viral TikTok video, Hermes begins by stating, “The reason that there is such a void of male role models for young men is because we literally do not have adult males in our population anymore.”
He explains although there are “grown men” everywhere, he doesn’t actually see them as “physiologically adult human males.”
In a short biology lesson, Hermes explains the organism Neoteny and how it retains juvenile traits as it ages if it doesn't get stressed out enough.
In simpler terms, if someone lives in an environment that is too “easy,” they’re less likely to develop adult traits.
He shares his personal experience of attending grad night at Disneyland during high school with students from inner-city schools, where he observed that they looked significantly older than him and his schoolmates.
According to Hermes, the reason for this is their exposure to a more stressful environment, which led to an upregulation of their adrenal glands and resulted in higher testosterone levels.
To reinforce his argument, he cites the example of a domesticated pig that, if released into the wild for six months, develops thick, curly hair and tusks, resembling a feral boar. He argues that This adaptation is a response to the pig's exposure to a more challenging and stressful environment.
Hermes goes on to provide another example related to breeding wolves and foxes, explaining that selecting for more passive traits can lead to the development of floppy ears, curly hair, and spots in these animals.
“Now, most human beings are domesticated animals,” he claims, “especially if you live in the United States.”
He further elaborates on what he means by a domesticated animal:
“You just consume, consume media, consume pills, consume food You are domesticated livestock. And then you use your free time to then generate more labor and wealth for rich people.”
He continues, “the reason young men have no one to look up to is because a little piglet wouldn't look up to a pig. It wants to be a f....ng boar. And all it sees around its pigs.”
“It's all f...ked,” Hermes ends the video.
Herme's “domesticated animal” theory garnered a lot of attention from commenters.
“This must be why the military ages men so much,” one concluded.
“Do things that make you uncomfortable. Cold showers, train hard, intermittent fast and work hard,” a second suggested.
“This guy has some understanding of the biological processes but he’s kinda stretching the concepts to fit his argument,” a third argued.
“On my way to go stress out my man so he gets manlier,” a fourth shared.
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