My whole life has been the opposite of god mode*. It was like having to use Dan, the joke character, in Street Fighter. In my despair and ignorance, I thought that nofap/abstinence would activate god mode but it merely made me slightly less of a laughingstock. Nofap was my only hope during an especially dismal time in my life. Despite the improvements from sexual self-control, my poor genetics, ridiculous bone structure, social awkwardness, low socioeconomic status, and cringeworthy past will remain even if I am pure and celibate for decades, and I am already middle-aged. I don’t blame anyone but myself for my misery.
A lot of the kids in the nofap forums seem to be expecting god mode after a few weeks of nofap. Some are even alluding to abilities shown in movies like “Limitless” or “Lucy”. It is good to be enthusiastic and positive but reality shouldn’t be forgotten. One lesson I learned from weight training is that the amount of benefit you receive and deserve equals the amount you sacrificed to earn it. Not one milligram more or less. A few weeks–or even a few years–of abstaining will not put a “NEET” “incel” on top of the world unless they already had good attributes and were just in a mental slump.
After years of self-control, I think even some quotes from scriptures or famous authors are exaggerated. I did get stronger but I do not have the strength of ten, I don’t look as old as others my age but my grey hairs did not turn black again, and although my lifelong brainfog cleared to some extent I am not a genius, saint or hero by any means. Maybe such sayings meant to be inspiring and not to be taken literally, or maybe they are in fact accurate for people possessing a “larger root and higher capacity” than I have.
Despite the limited results, I will stay celibate because: 1) celibacy does give me real advantages that I don’t want to give up such as strength, confidence, energy, a clearer mind, more time, and a clean feeling, and 2) I want to see what happens after a very long period of celibacy.
* in video games, infinite energy, maximum stats, infinite money, etc.