In the Beginning.
Danger & Play was initially conceptualized as a mens’ lifestyle magazine. The tagline was “an online magazine for alpha males.” I created it out of frustration with two types of sources of information.
Over the past two decades I had watched Esquire magazine go from being something very cool and masculine to something unreadable. I studied the publishing industry and understood Esquire‘s devolution. Esquire needs advertisers to operate, and who controls the advertising departments? Women.
Every article that appears at Esquire is filtered, “Will this offend one of the women who place ads in our magazine?”
The other source of frustration was game blogs. There was a lot of information out there about game, but not much out there about becoming a man. The mentality was “fake it until you make it.”
You have to wonder how many guys have made it – since the emphasis still seems to be on complaining about feminism rather than winning at life.
What about men who don’t have to fake it? What about men who have made it (or who want to be makers and not fakers)?
Danger & Play’s daemonic possession.
This is going to sound a little kooky, and that’s fine by me. My ideas are not normal and I’ve long said I believe in the Law of Attraction and that you get the energy that you direct towards the universe directed back at you. I also believe that human consciousness and the ego are an illusion.
So let’s go fully off the reservation/human zoo.
Alexander the Great and other ancient Greeks believed that we all have a daemon that watches out for us, and part of our mission is learning to listen to the daemon. I began letting the daemon or muse work through me.
I sit down for 4 hours each day, submit to the process, and find my flow.
Danger & Play has become something that has never existed. As I link to old posts and edit old posts to link to new ones, brand new network connections form.
Danger & Play is the singularity: It is male consciousness.
Smirk all you want. Then think.
Danger & Play has become a place where every question a man might have about masculinity has or will be answered:
- Testosterone Replacement Therapy/Blood Work
- Personal Finance/Mindset/State Control
- Juicing/Men’s Health
- Game/Rough Sex/The Truth About STDs
- Anabolic Steroids
- Lifting/Fat loss/Muscle Gain
- I even showcase awesome blogs you hadn’t heard of.
(I could go on, but you should never have a list longer than 7 bullet points.)
What can you expect in the future?
More of the same – except better. If there’s an issue that concerns men, there is a post or podcast in the works.
The eBooks are coming.
Yes, I know I could make tens of thousands of dollars overnight if I’d just drop an eBook. I am not about the money. I am about changing lives.
I will get the books out when they are mind-blowing and life changing – and not a minute sooner.
In the meantime, read the almost 400 articles that have appeared here for free.
What can you do?
Help each other out. Post comments. The blog is my soap box. The comments are yours.
I am not some guru who has all of the answers. Like you, I am on a quest to be more than I am.
If someone posts a comment and you have something positive to say, then say it.
Return the energy by being generous with others.
What do you want to see?
This isn’t an ego project. I only put my face/body out there because there far too many frauds. You need to know you can trust me.
This isn’t about money. I can make more money as a lawyer in one day than I make off of Danger & Play and Fit Juice in an entire month.
Danger & Play is my way of giving back to the universe that has been so generous with me.
What do you want to see?
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