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  • Phataku
    December 3, 2016 at 12:26 am

    This is hippy-dippy bullshit, Roosh. People need to provide value. If you don’t know how, you need to learn how. This won’t necessarily just magically happen to you. And you can waste *a lot* of time waiting for things to happen. You need to make them happen.

    • unassumption
      December 4, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      Too many people just wait for something to happen, thinking it magically will “when the right time” comes. You need to go out and work for stuff.

    • BluBoulzor
      December 15, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      Deadmau universal basic income isn’t there yet if ever. The way the system works right now is that to call yourself a human being you need to provide some kind of value to your boss, your society, your workplace, your audience etc in order to get money and live.

      If you have no physical problems at all, you don’t work and get supported by the governement or your parents (without providing sufficient value to them) then you are what’s called a parasite.

      That is to say you receive money without giving back any value in return. Being a parasite is only fine if you have obvious physical/mental problems, otherwise don’t expect people to respect you.

    • angryfortunecookie
      March 1, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      what a condescending stupid comment

    • angryfortunecookie
      March 1, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      no he didn’t. Roosh spent over a decade making game a lifestyle. He didn’t coast. Honestly, I think it’s easy for him to say this stuff after he already made a huge effort to improve himself. I think the guy is just exhausted and wants to focus on new priorities.

    • cC Corfield
      April 20, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Roost, would you also say women go naturally through a learning curve as well? Finding a perfect anyone who is finished evolving , they would not be human.

  • Thinking Thoughts
    December 3, 2016 at 1:13 am

    The heck is he smoking?

  • ContrarianExpatriate
    December 3, 2016 at 1:46 am

    Self Improvement is usually a good thing so long as you are not doing it for the purpose of pleasing others, especially women.

    Intellectual development, physical fitness, financial wealth, and other means enhance the lives of men.

    Let’s not de-emphasize the noble goal of self-improvement so long as men are doing it for themselves.

    • ContrarianExpatriate
      December 4, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      +Dead Horses
      That would explain the horrible, nappy, haircut and the stank attitude!

    • Dead Horses
      December 4, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      +ContrarianExpatriate More personal attacks..

      So you aren’t going to answer?

      Guess that means you can’t..

      Thanks for showing everyone what you are ugly

    • Johnny Findlay Walker
      December 4, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      Miguel, dead horses is a lesbian lol.
      It’s an entirely different ball game for them and they’re not exactly benevolent toward straight men. Misandry stems from dykes, and that mentality spills over into straight, young, arrogant, and immature women too, usually until they learn the hard way. Western women are haughty, arrogant and pretentious which doesn’t help — jaded.
      I was a player before and if I had a chance to do it all over again, I wouldn’t game. The whole feminism movement in the west is to a large extent contrived by sadistic lesbians.

    • Stefan Meier
      December 5, 2016 at 8:09 am

      ContrarianExpatriate Totally resonate with this comment!

    • freesyddotcom
      February 19, 2017 at 10:25 am

      well said

  • Kahlil
    December 3, 2016 at 3:05 am

    I’m sorry, I have to disagree on this one. Self improvement isn’t about not being good enough, it’s about becoming a better person, a better version of yourself. There’s always room for improvement. You mention future goals as if thinking about the future is a bad thing. Many of the stars that we see at night died thousands of years ago, yet their light is only reaching us now. The past is always influencing the future. We could all give up on life and just sit at home looking like Guantanamo Bay prisoners, but where’s the fun in that?
    Read books, watch movies, learn a new language, travel, meet new people, laugh and enjoy your life people. There’s a difference between surviving and living. We’re all going to be corpses sooner or later, make the most of your life.

    • TheSwede
      December 3, 2016 at 5:30 am

      Kahlil The idea is that if you want to improve yourself, then do it. If you don’t want to improve yourself, then don’t feel obligated that you still have to. Either way, you’ll still be you.

    • BlueLT7
      December 3, 2016 at 6:14 am

      I think he’s asserting that what we describe as self-improvement is natural and shouldn’t be forced.

    • POLLOCK Alexander
      December 3, 2016 at 8:47 am

      I agree on the fact that humans have evolved brains and so just “surviving” would be a waste. In stead “live” by always pushing yourself to live more.

  • Jack Mehoff
    December 3, 2016 at 5:11 am

    are you still not using shampoo?

  • TheFujiwuji
    December 3, 2016 at 8:05 am

    It’s interesting to see Roosh undergo introspection.

    I think the subtext to Roosh’s recent videos is a form of depression. Obviously, Roosh is highly self-aware, which is a good, healthy quality… but I wonder if his introspection is a form of (what has been dubbed) the mid-life crisis.

    As we grow up and age, we are accustomed to feeling that we keep getting better…. smarter, better-looking, more “successful”, etc. But somewhere around late 30’s, early 40’s, men peak. They have reached the height of their beauty, sex appeal, masculinity, etc, and that steady, upward trajectory that we’ve always become accustomed to– flattens, then starts heading down (at least physically). Of course, it’s popular to hear the notion that men “keep getting better” as they age, but wisdom aside, it’s just not reality as the world views us– especially sexually.

    Strangely enough, I was actually analyzing Roosh’s beard. Is it the whim of current fashion or trend? Or something else? Or a combination? I’ve always thought that beards were a way for insecure men (or cultures) to advertise their virility. Like if you feel yourself weak, it’s a way of making yourself feel strong. But the beard is also showing grey, which is displaying the fact that the body has reached its peaked, and it’s now on its way down, so to speak.

    I think it’s common to witness introspection in an individual who has undergone the arduous emotional and intellectual journey that Roosh has. His journey to become successful with women, his journey to stand up against his strident, vocal opponents. Even great men would have folded. I think he’s just wondering to himself as he looks in the mirror each day, what is the point of all of this? Perhaps not, perhaps overly analytical, just a guess. Regardless of what is really going on, I find Roosh’s videos interesting. And I admire his ability to deal with issues both internally and externally extremely honestly.

  • Mr.soj
    December 3, 2016 at 8:32 am

    *Self-improvement is new age bullshit….people before 100-10000 did not need to “Self-improvement”*

    • Ankh Holk
      December 7, 2016 at 10:13 am

      Miguel B , it’s about one’s lifetime. It’s about how people before us have been (evolution). It doesn’t have relevance to OUR lives.
      Self-improvement is about making one’s life better.

    • Ankh Holk
      December 15, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      It’s the opposite – average IQ is increasing slowly and steadily. You need to check your facts.

    • AnarchyRising777 AlwaysBeingCensored
      December 17, 2016 at 2:02 am

      People need to hold themselves accountable and to better themselves. Survey the world around you (especially AmeriKKa). These people are fat shits whose immaturity destroys their very families. People need to snap out of it. Self-improvement and self-reform is a practice of the highly successful, but it’s your prerogative if you want to be a slug like most of the people I unfortunately have to deal with. women-suck.blogspot.com Feminism and the gay agenda? Now, that’s some new age bullshit.

    • French MGTOW
      December 18, 2016 at 12:38 am

      A lot of people are lazy. The IQ is increasing for some people but it is decreasing for many others.

    • ojjamajjasajja
      February 14, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      Daily Mail usually cherrypicks results. IQ tests improve over time and that is the reason why IQ is seemingly declining but it is rising on absolute scale. There are some rare examples where highest IQ scores have been declining but research shows all kinds of results, the important thing is what is prevalent. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flynn_effect

      People are much smarter nowadays, I wonder if you have read textbooks that are 100 years old. These are very simplistic. Kids around the age of 12 learned about simple addition when nowadays every kid with coins can buy stuff and calculate prices before going to school.

      He was also wrong about language learning if you don’t mean the native language. Adults learn languages more easily but often do it the wrong way, not by trying to speak about the things they find important and stepping out of comfort zone, but by memorizing words which they don’t know how to use and don’t associate with any real life situation.

  • Dustin Robertson
    December 3, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    I adore you Roosh. Growing up with Asperger’s, I always had people tell me there was something wrong with me. They were too busy trying to pound a square peg into a round hole rather than accept me as is. I’m a lot happier now that I no longer live in the materialistic culture of the United States. I know you’re a controversial figure, and I’ve caught hell for listening to you by a bunch of feminists, but I love you anyway. I know you and I don’t share the same political views, but you have too many redeeming qualities for me to not like you. You’re one of my two idols.

    • Roosh V
      December 3, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      Thanks Dustin.

    • yumi mango
      December 3, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      You remind me of Freddie Mercury and I bet you ‘ve got a really hairy bod like Freddie once had.

    • Dustin Robertson
      December 3, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      Anytime! Do you remember me? I’m the guy who killed it in Thailand last year as you said. I proved everyone wrong 1000 times over that people with Asperger’s can’t survive on our own and that men with Asperger’s can’t get laid. I took your advice and went somewhere where I looked exotic, and it made all the difference in the world. Plus, there’s no self-righteous feminazis in Thailand that have a sense of entitlement. The only people that got mad at me for it were a bunch of feminists who hate it when men trash women and make generalized statements but make broad statements about all foreign women being either submissive housewives or gold diggers.

    • Dustin Robertson
      December 3, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      Freddy Mercury? Nah, he reminds ME more of Borat. 🙂

    • yumi mango
      December 9, 2016 at 12:43 am

      +Dustin Robertson Not as tall as SBC is.

  • DonnieDarko1
    December 3, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    “My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.”

    • Druffen
      December 3, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      DonnieDarko1 Who are you quoting?

    • DonnieDarko1
      December 3, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Druffen it’s directly from the lesser known work of Rand.

      tbh, and not to sound cheesy but it still stirs the reserve emotions in me that I thought dissipated some time ago. For the life of me, to this day I still cannot understand why so much people vehemently disagreed with her. She and most of everything she’s come to represent, whether rightfully or in err, have become this bad word, something considered beneath, a joke among my much earlier peers and adolescent circle of influences yet I could not help myself to be drawn to her works.

      I’ve read it more than once but it was some time ago. Roosh’s video for some reason suddenly reminded me of it.

    • basedKRN
      December 4, 2016 at 12:49 am

      DonnieDarko1 Thanks for sharing. I immediately recognized that as Rand although I only read Atlas Shrugged. She’s truly the Queen in my eyes. It’s hard to find others who appreciate who she is or her ideas. I’ll always venerate someone whose philosophy has deeply impacted the way I feel about life and the world. My life is for itself. Man is his own end. All beauty, meaning, and purpose comes from ourselves. Logical, rational, mystical, spiritual all at once.

    • DonnieDarko1
      December 4, 2016 at 1:31 am

      basedKRN
      it’s tragic. she’s been gravely misunderstood and misrepresented, something I’m sure many here in the manosphere can appreciate.

      edit: sometimes I used to wonder if there was something wrong with me, pondering whether if we all were actually reading the samething, lol, even insofar thinking that maybe there was a slim chance that there existed another author by the same name as Ayn Rand that I wasn’t aware of.

    • basedKRN
      December 8, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      No, I don’t know what it is, man. It’s just like you either GET it or you don’t. Atlas Shrugged is in top 3 most influential books for me.

  • Réda Axis
    December 3, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    I gave up modern self-improvement because it is all about feeding the beast : sex, body, finance obsession, domination for the ego, and some guilt if we cannot reach it. Most of us don’t reach it, and it’s maybe better like this. The true self-improvement is to follow the ancient wisdom, improve our wisdom, our mind, our consciousness, philosophical spirituality. I’m 41 now, and I don’t want to die obsessed by chicks, money, and vanity. God is watching us, with love. Just wanting us to take the path of wisdom to experience Him, our Father.
    The path of Thoth.

    • saintgauden
      December 3, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      The only issue is how well you can deal with loneliness, ostracism and ridicule. If you follow the path of greater wisdom, you’ll be in the minority of people. Everyone else will ostracize and ridicule you for it.

    • Calum Tingham
      January 12, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      Somebody has to follow it to inspire the others. I hope eventually, we’ll get back to the true nature of things.

  • Gaudente
    December 4, 2016 at 8:05 am

    our Roosh has finally discovered the pleasure of laying in bed all day long and getting his sexual needs satisfied by cheap hookers. No gym no diet no “game” needed. It took 37 years for him to get there, but he finally made it !

  • Stephan K
    December 7, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    No man was getting laid and then Roosh came up with Bang, ultimate guide on how to bang hot chics. Turning point in evolution of mankind.

    • BluBoulzor
      December 15, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      I had a girl naked in my room but I didn’t know what to do and was panicking. Then I remember I bought Bang! I opened the book and read it a little and then I managed to have sex!

      Thank god we have Bang, back then we could make do with natural male instincts but nowadays nobody has them anymore.

  • Charles Johnson
    January 23, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    “Only the doer learns.”–Nietzsche

  • Martin Huffam
    February 17, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Roosh V – you look like a biblical prophet or Persian king Darius the Great, lol nice beard

  • angryfortunecookie
    March 1, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    I don’t think self-improvement is natural. It’s very easy to be lazy and wait for things to happen by just “living,” whatever that means.

  • zacatetas
    March 4, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Brilliant

  • Andrew
    March 28, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    i self improve by watching your videos – hahaha 🙂

  • Dev Hung
    June 5, 2017 at 2:47 am

    Awesome or great man, Enjoy the journey, Just discovered you now, You are on the path to total freedom, Look up Osho to complete the journey?

  • Kevin Kelly
    June 7, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I swear youre going through a mid-life crisis.

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