Leverage is bad. Mortgages are bad. High fixed costs (relative to income) are bad. Lavish lifestyles are bad. Bottle service is bad. Sin is bad. Buying status is bad.
Now that doesn’t mean I’m no sinner…but sin must be done in moderation. (See the 80/20 Rule of Sin, below.)
Listening to people judge 50 reminds me of a lot of people who went bust during the housing boom.
I grew up poor. I could just as easily imagine someone from the old hood saying, “How could someone with a six figure income ever go bankrupt!” It’s true. $100,000 a year is still a lot of money if you treat it right. (FWIW, I live off of a salary less than 100K/yr, though how much I earn is my own business, of course.)
These mistakes are common in every person’s life, only on a smaller scale.
Oatmeal raspberry sorbet.
Cook some oats in water. Add frozen raspberries that had been allowed to thaw overnight in the fridge. Mix in 50 grams of whey protein.
How I decide what to write – the two-step process.
1. Is it something I want to write?
2. Is it something you want to read?
I never create content that I don’t want to write, but your opinion matters.
I don’t get butt hurt if you don’t like an article. No big deal. There are thousands of other articles I can write.
On my “support” for Donald Trump.
The reason this election is so fun for me is I had told my friends in the GOP establishment, “If someone acted like me and ran for President, he would win.” They laughed. But I hear from dorks every day how I am a misogynist or racist or whatever, when in reality they have non-diverse friends and never date hot women.
Trump is simply proving what I’ve said.
Be a man. Stand up for yourself. That more than anything is what people respect. But no one else in the GOP has any balls, and this is why they are losing and I am laughing.
Bad choices v. bad habits – the 80/20 Rule of Sin.
If I return to the U.S. (why…but humor me), I would buy a BMW M4. Why? Because it offers all of the performance of pricier sports cars and is fun as fuck. I bought a 2011 335i, modified it to do all sorts of stuff that may or may not have been street legal, and had a blast every time I drove that car.
Twenty percent of your sin will give you 80% of your pleasure. Buy that nice car or have that one vice. (Read, How much does it cost to own a Ferrari by Mikael Syding.)
On investing in an index fund v. starting your own business.
Bloomberg asks, “Should Donald Trump have indexed,” and concludes he should not have.
Investing in index funds rather than living every boy’s dream of being a “day trader” is the smart move, but investing in one’s own business brings out a lot of other factors, complicating the analysis. (Read, You, Inc.)
I even have a bit of money set aside and may launch a media company…that may or may not succeed, but it would be a hell of a ride and losing the money would be done with no fucks given.
What are my real views on [insert buying a home, politics, whatever]?
I am not totally against buying a home.
But the brain washing is so strong that I take the counter position to encourage others to look into the matter fully. In fact that is true of many of my perceived views. I’m a natural lawyer and a Devil’s Advocate.
If there’s a side taking an extreme position, and if that extreme position is taking hold, then I’ll take an opposite extreme position. If women in the U.S. were oppressed, I’d be a feminist. As women have all of the power, I am a “misogynist.”
Often that makes me a bit hated or whatever, but hey, no one gets noticed for being like everyone else.
Is scamming people unethical?
I used to think “scammers” were “bad people.” But what I’ve learned about online marketing is that people do not want the truth. It’s like beating my head up against a wall talking to people, which is why I don’t talk about site design one-on-one or answer emails.
I share my thoughts globally and people can do what they will. People want to be sold false promises and false dreams.
God bless the scammers out there. They are truly meeting a market need.
Canaries in coal mines.
If you follow mainstream advice you’re 20 years behind. Studies are now showing TRT is safe for men, and indeed is beneficial and life enhancing and life extending.
Another recent article just showed modafinil is helpful and safe. As much as I enjoy trolling the bros, they provide a great canary in the coal mine.
Let the bros try the hardcore drugs, see if they die, and then you take them. “Science” and “the media” are bad sources of information, as they are always playing catch-up. (Read: New Study, Testosterone Changes the Brain.)
On the legal job market.
This is a scary article. (Read, Entering the Race: Fourth Tier Problems.)
Although easy to dismiss as first world problems, not knowing how to make money or find a job or start a business (where I began) is horrifying.
One skill I’ll teach my kids from the get-go is how to make their own money without needing to find a job. Damn I am sweating a little thinking back to those clueless days of mine.
What does it mean to be a man?
When you walk through any museum and look at old art, what do you see? Fit, even sometimes jacked men, doing heroic deeds. The idea that Hollywood created these gender body image norms re: men goes against the historical evidence.
People have always thought men should be fit. (Not necessarily huge or having veins in their abs and body show-off culture is desperately approval seeking, which is not masculine.)
A man needs a fit body to do heroic shit like kill monsters and protect his loved ones. It’s in our DNA.
When men get fat and stop doing heroic deeds, they feel like shit because they have betrayed their deepest primal desire, and not because they’ve failed to conform to media created male beauty standards. (Read: 8 Traits of Masculine Men.)
What men want v. what women want.
Video games, action movies, all the same…Men want to do heroic shit or watch other men do heroic shit. (Because that’s how you get the hottest girl.)
Women want to watch people fall in love or read books about dominant men taking them. (Romance novels are proof that “rape” is not always “rape.”) We are doomed to fall in love and remain in love long enough to have children.
Do we really want happiness?
What we really want is something between a relief from boredom and deeper meaning. This is why we seek “danger and play” while also pondering deeper questions like God, life purpose, wisdom, and understanding. (Read: Meaning is Healthier than Happiness.)
Why are people depressed?
Nearly 25% of American women are on anti-depressants.
This is due to the lie sold to women that they should “have it all,” and always be happy. We all have off days. We all feel sad and unmotivated. Society claims these are “unnatural” or “sick” feelings and thus demand you medicate those feelings away.
Looking like shit is a choice you make.
These pictures were taken 20 minutes apart. I look ugly in the right picture and somewhat decent in the other two.
Yes, it’s testament to a good hair cut. It also illustrates a big point. You can do a lot to max out how you look.
I grew my hair out to make this very point to you. I was ugly. I sacrifice for you. Don’t insult me by ignoring my advice.
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