It’s been a full year since I started SMGP. I had never appreciated how far this blog had come until I started going over old traffic reports and comments from the past. I could trace, in some of you, your entire journey from the beginning to now and recount all the ways in which you’ve changed. I wanted to answer some miscellaneous questions, point out some things, and most importantly, get feedback from all of you.
What type of posts do you want to see more of? Game-related tech (openings, techniques, methods, routines, etc)? Inspirational posts? Examples of Alphas in fiction / non-fiction? Relationship advice? Career / business / money related posts? Physical health? Theory (evolution, social dynamics, etc)? Field reports? You don’t have to choose a topic that I’ve listed here, post anything that comes to mind.
In what ways do you feel this blog is lacking? I already have a good idea on how this blog helps people, I need to know how it doesn’t.
Some of you have asked if I’d ever consider doing this full-time – No. I love what I do too much and there’s no chance this blog could ever generate enough money to justify giving up my career. Even if I made millions here it wouldn’t be enough.
Taylor recently asked how I came across memes; and others have wondered how I post so much on stuff that doesn’t seem to “agree” with me. Back in college, I seriously considered dropping out to become a stand-up comedian. I ended up changing my mind but comedy always remained a passion. I don’t just like laughing at things, I see humor as a form of art and when I hear or see a perfectly executed joke, I don’t even laugh; I sit there in amazement and silently acknowledge the degree of genius behind the caper.
I still haven’t been able to fix the broken links that lead back to the black flag. I know it has something to do with the link structure of “product” pages; but I don’t know enough about word press to fix it. If anyone has any experience in this, help would be appreciated. Otherwise, let me know if there’s a specific article you’re looking for and I’ll re-post it.
The questions posted on this blog are getting out of hand. Pretty soon it will be impossible for me to answer every single one of them with an in-depth analysis. Some of you are recycling old questions or asking questions that can’t be answered. There are way too many comments asking for help with a “unique Oneitis situation.” Your situation is not unique, it’s the same as every other case I’ve seen. Stop reading this blog, go do some push ups, man-up, and get back to focusing on your life. Questions asking for value judgements will not be answered unless they relate to some conceptual problem. I cannot tell you how interested your girlfriend is based on a quick summary of your relationship.
The above problem has resulted from misuse of this blog. I lied, this is not a place to solve your girl problems. People are asking questions that they already know the answer to in a vain effort to confirm their already-made decisions. That’s not what this blog is for.
When you were in math class, did they make you memorize the answer to every possible math problem you might ever come across or the method by which you could solve those problems? I cannot give you the answer to every specific scenario in the world, only the principles you could apply to them. And even then, my advice should not be taken as prophetic elucidations; think for yourself. If you disagree with something I have to say,
go fuck yourself, that’s good.
Besides questions, I encourage all of you to comment more. I think people are beginning to realize that they aren’t alone in their struggles and it’s helping them cope with whatever problems they’re facing, regardless of how specific, superficial, or extreme they may be.
Some of the best comments I’ve seen recently:
Wow. So I’m reading this almost 13 hours later, and I SWEAR you’re writing this about me. All of these are issues I’m currently facing, as well as I’m about to smoke my last cigarette. There’s a ton of shit going through my head. For one, I realized tonight that I was AMOGing myself. I discover something new about myself every day, and tonight I realized…
1. My fear of approach is wishy-washy, and I let outside factors influence my mood. These consist of :
a. Fitness/Diet — I drink WAAAAAY too many sodas, and I looked in the mirror and saw I looked almost pregnant (could possibly be over exaggerating), but I had a belly. I’m not fat, so when I saw this, it fucked with me…hard. We can be as alpha as we want, but a guy isn’t sexy, so I felt a bit self-conscious.
b. Lack of sleep — I feel like I have too much to get done which shits on my sleeping schedule.
c. I feel like my friends, who truly mean well, feel almost sorry for me as I haven’t really pulled in bitches since I’ve been here in Florida (August 11, 2011). We went to a local bar/resaurant tonight, tons of potential there, filled with 8s and 9s to the brim, and I was introduced to a 7.5 mutual friend of my roommate’s girlfriend. I fucking SHOOK HER HAND, said it’s nice to meet you, and then froze like an artic cunt because of a and b.
2. The AMOGing myself…whenever I get an idea, I assume because of past events that if I don’t ZEUS that shit from the jump, I’ll eventually let the embers of inspiration fizzle out. I realized today (ad in recent days) that I need to continue to just live through the Kaizen method, taking smaller increments of intense workloads. I’ve turned my eyes to the prominent projects and set aside the apparel business for when I can actually give it a good time. The problem with the Kaizen method is that while you may make continuous strides toward one specific goal, if you’re stretching time out between things (business in my case), it’s nearly impossible to get something worthwhile accomplished in any sort of timely fashion.
I’ve also learned to let go. Never being able to trust others to get shit done properly and/or efficiently, I’ve developed this babysitting midset toward my goals that I’ve begun to shake in recent weeks. Tony Robbins said it best; we NEED personal assistants. Delegate minuscule tasks that are inconvenient to you to someone better suited.
Here’s to success, Shark. May our wildest dreams become our realities or die trying.
Thanks for all of your time and everything that you do and while we all say “OMG SHARK BADASS ARTICLE”, I really appreciate you sticking to your promise to help facilitate the victory and welfare of others. A man of his word is a true man, indeed.
“May our wildest dreams become our realities” – I couldn’t have said it any better.
“I’m surprised you saw this as a ‘rational’ counter-argument to game.”
I was referring to his earlier blog entries when i wrote that comment about how I find his arguments rational and contradictory. I agree that his latest entry is a bit strange and titled accordingly, so I just skipped it. Either way, strange or not, i generally start reading a blog poster’s entries in chronological order, since usually blog posters build on previous entries with newer entries, or they, when writing new entries, imply the reader already knows certain things covered in previous blog posts (you do this too).
I dont think it’s fair to judge his material as a whole just by his 2 earliest posts. I’m sure if some random person judged YOUR blog by only your 2 most recent posts, you wouldnt appreciate it. they would call your blog retarded for being only about defending game. Everyone who reads your blogs knows most of your gold is in the earlier stages of your blog (i’m not saying you’re getting worse and worse with each new blog post, it’s just that the most important thus most golden topics have rightfully already been covered earlier on. it’s no different in his case).
Lastly, if you do decide to check out some of his earlier blog posts, you’ll find that much of his ideas about pua and life make complete sense and actually relate to your ideas. For example, he says that sex and getting with women shouldn’t be anyone’s top or even near top priority because it isn’t the only way to be happy; pursuing women with pua tactics actually frequently comes with a lot of pain and confusion. Investing time in a sport, business, anything other than women has a much better and reliable payback for happiness. Furthermore, he notes in one of his mid blog posts that he agrees with everything that david deangelo teaches, except the perpetual subtext of doing everything he teaches just for the sake of getting with women, not for the sake of being a better person. I quote from his blog post:
… Because it gets women.
… Because it makes for a more fulfilling life.
Now which do you think is better?”
That makes rational sense to me. now is that surprising?
Thanks for replying to me, and keep up the good work.
While I don’t agree with everything in lifestylejourney, this was a humbling post. Fred is right, you can’t judge a blog by only 2 posts and categorizing any school of thought as entirely “useless” would cause you to fall into the same narrow-minded trap you’re criticizing others for in the first place.
If there’s anything you should take from this comment, it’s that you should never take any knowledge, from anywhere, as truth. Derive your conclusions yourself, don’t take anything for granted. The quip about leaping further to make LIFE more fulfilling instead of to attract girls is a fundamental in this blog; which goes to show you that “rational” thinking often brings people to the same conclusion regardless of their respective ideologies. This is a Game Blog, lifestylejourney is an Anti-game blog, but some of our posts and maxims are identical.
Padawan… you’re taking this wayyy too serious. Shark has stated time and again he doesn’t want us “regurgitating rote facts.” That said, don’t cite things (even though I just did that, I did it because it was an article I recently read) in your posts and in your head while in the world. It’s an attitude…
To me, this blog is a fountain, which I come to every so often to cleanse myself of the world I live in. I drink the clean, refreshing water and then go out with a fresh outlook on life. At first, I did spend hours reading, but that’s because I had to catch up from the beginning of the blog.
Part of what I think Shark wants us to do is LEARN. We need to become independent of this blog.
After all, what’s a man if he’s subordinate upon something?
Brilliant, this is how this blog is meant to be used.