The lost value of arbitrary contrarianism

Jonathan Roseland
3 min readJul 10, 2022


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In this episode, we discuss a Limitless (yet uncommon) character quality and a very brave World War II officer who practiced it valiantly.

In the resources section, a smartphone app that will make grocery shopping for brainpower food easier than ever and I share my top 10 reasons to try Nootropics.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The Limitless character quality of independent thinking in a fascinating historical context.
  • Being an arbitrary contrarian and playing the devil’s advocate.
  • Nootropics and addiction, sex, social situations, confidence, and budget.

Limitless character quality: Questioning the status quo, playing the devil’s advocate, and being an arbitrary contrarian.

Quote from Nina Von Stauffenberg: “…one of his characteristics was that he really enjoyed playing the devil’s advocate. Conservatives were convinced that he was a ferocious Nazi, and ferocious Nazis were convinced he was an unreconstructed conservative. He was neither.”

What is a contrarian: A contrarian is a person who takes up a position opposed to that of the majority, no matter how unpopular. Contrarian styles of argument and disagreement have historically been associated with radicalism and dissent.

My challenge to you: Next time you find yourself in a group with a clear ideologically leaning, be arbitrarily contrarian.

Resources and links

Limitless Characters: Claus Von Stauffenberg

Hardcore History podcasts about WWII: Logical Insanity and Ghosts of the Ostfront

Fooducate — Healthy Food Diet and Nutrition Scanner

31 Reasons to try Brain Supplements (Nootropics)

Jonathan’s top 10 benefits of Nootropics:

  1. Makes you more articulate
  2. Eliminates the post-lunch/mid-afternoon productivity lull
  3. Boosts Neuroplasticity
  4. Fights physiological and psychological stress
  5. Promotes Lucid Dreaming
  6. Boosts Libido and Sexual Appetite
  7. Saves you money
  8. Saves you Time
  9. helps you beat addictions
  10. Relatively non-existent side effects

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Jonathan Roseland

Adventuring philosopher, Pompous pontificator, Writer, K-Selected Biohacker, Tantric husband, Raconteur & Smart Drug Dealer 🇺🇸