Perhaps you've just been reading, thinking about it, pondering how your life would be different if you took the Red Pill for real . . . instead of just thinking about it.
Maybe things aren't so bad for you. Maybe you're just feeling discouraged because the missus is more involved in her 50 Shades of Grey book than she is you. Maybe you're staring at middle age and are wondering if you could have done things differently . . . and realize that this might be your last opportunity to do anything differently.
Perhaps you've felt badgered and ordered-around and softly dominated in your marriage under the banner of "equality", and you've just had enough and want a change . . . but not too much of a change.
And that's the challenge of the Red Pill for the Blue Pill Beta: do you put at risk everything you have and everything you have built for the possibility of something better . . . or the possibility of losing it all?
I was in your shoes a little over a year ago. That's when I started my own Red Pill experiment. I read Athol Kay's Married Man Sex Life and the other Manosphere blogs, and I decided that I would take the Red Pill and plunge ahead, even though my marriage was solid and my sex life was far above average.
First, the sex: married sex went from "far above average" to "plentiful"; sexual style went from "boring married people sex" to "bells and whistles". Strength and security of the relationship: increased dramatically.
Second, the subsidiary effects on my household: children do chores more readily and easily, now that they know "Daddy doesn't play". Grades for two of my little geniuses went way up. The third is a work in progress, but I expect he always will be. Think Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, only with a much stronger libido (for a 13 year old).
Third, the subsidiary effects on my work performance: team is above goal, personal performance review improved, bosses generally happier with me (not that they were ever unhappy with me -- I'm quite charming).
Fourth, the subsidiary effects on my other interpersonal relationships: stronger bond with male friends and relatives, less tolerance for female friends and relatives' general bullshit. Increased position within the Male Social Matrix, accordingly.
That's four damn good reasons to consider the Red Pill. A year on, it's been one of the best decisions of my adult life.
So consider it. Buy a copy of MMSL and Athol's other book(s), memorize the key points, and start re-inventing yourself for 2013. Start tomorrow, with some Red Pill resolutions. And if you've had a hard time figuring out just what you can do to up your Alpha and break your Beta chains, here's a jump start. I've been asked many times to re-post this list, from a comment I made about my 50 Shades post, and I think this is the best place for it, augmented and edited.
If you want to swallow the Red Pill and inject some more Alpha into your life, here's a place to start:
Be able to listen thoughtfully, even if you think the speaker is full of shit. Opportunity can be a subtle thing, and if you don't recognize it before it's gone, it never existed.
Pay a young girl a compliment and then Game her until she giggles.
Know enough about wine to converse on the subject intelligently, without pretending to know stuff you don't. You probably aren't a "wine dude" -- you probably can't afford to be -- but being able to discuss a bottle with the sommalier in a restaurant is a key Alpha skill. Feel free to finish the conversation with "I trust your professional judgement".