The following list describes the benefits you will receive if you take a long journey to Eastern Europe, South America, or Southeast Asia.
1. You will sleep with thinner women who don’t have attitude
American women can be quite beautiful if they maintain their appearance, but there still exists problems with their attitude that comes from two things: (1) A female-worship culture that makes them entitled and arrogant, and (2) A tidal wave of thirsty men giving an avalanche of affections directly to their iPhones. Foreign women simply have better personalities: they are sweeter, kinder, more deferential, more interesting, and most importantly, more pleasing. This greatly increases the enjoyment you get from male-female bonding. Dating only American women gives you a distorted view of how women are really like. It would be like only eating cube steak instead of trying tastier cuts, but using your cube steak experience to generalize about all cow-based products.
2. You will experience a wider range of freedom
America has laws for just about everything, and high police budgets ensure you’re always watched by men in blue. A good example is Los Angeles, which is essentially banning fun through strict DUI laws and a grandma-friendly last call hour. It doesn’t help that aggressive women everywhere are increasingly resorting to hitting men. This all means you’re one party away from getting arrested and going to jail. Foreign countries are different. An absence of heavy police presence, combative women, nanny state laws, and surveillance cameras means that you can enjoy your time instead of worrying about getting arrested. Take some beers to beach or drink in the park with your group of friends. Break a minor law and then bribe the cop to get out of trouble. The more banana the country, the less you have to worry about.
3. You will experience less anxiety
It’s not incredibly hard to live abroad, but it is harder than how you’re living right now. Lots of problems come up in travel that are more than a simple google search away from resolution. Before I started traveling, I had some hypochondria issues. I’d experience a minor health symptom and proceed to have a meltdown that I was dying a cancer (laugh if you want, but this was a serious problem for me). My hypochondria has since disappeared. That’s because so many health issues came up abroad from putting myself in new environments that my continued survival made me understand how silly and unrealistic my hypochondria was. Whatever anxiety you have right now is sure to get uncomfortably amplified when you live abroad, but by facing it head on through travel, you will then begin to accept how maladaptive the behavior is.
4. You will discover your strengths and weaknesses
It’s a cliché to say that a reason to travel is to find yourself, but I do promise that you’ll become more aware of what you’re made of. By putting yourself in a variety of new environments, you find out you’re good at and what you’re not. For example, from traveling I learned that I have a strong inclination for loneliness, which improves my focus and productivity, and that social interaction is a dessert in my life instead of the main meal. This is something I didn’t realize in my home city where I was surrounded by a strong social circle.
5. You will be exposed to more traditional human beings
There are less homosexuals abroad. I don’t care what gay people do in private, but it annoys me to be surrounded by their flamboyant, deviant, and abnormal behavior in public, especially with their excessive displays of affection. I also don’t care for gay men hitting on me when I’m never in gay establishments. Thankfully, traditional beliefs are alive and well in many foreign countries, and homosexuals have to be more respectful of how they behave in public. Another benefit to more traditional societies is that women understand their role of appearing beautiful and submitting to strong men, something that is sorely missing in American culture. Once you live in a country where women spend more time looking good for an afternoon walk than American women do when they go to the club with their grenade friends, it’s really hard to go back.
6. You can be yourself without shame or fear of exile
In foreign countries you can state your sexual preferences in women without being declared a creep or misogynist. You can share views that are conservative without being labeled a bigot. You can say you don’t like Indian girls without being called a racist. You can share your ideas and still be respected by those who disagree with you (though chances are you’ll find more people who agree with you than not). I’ve been told that liberals are the most compassionate and understanding of people, but the most vehement hate I’ve received for my opinions have come from the liberal strongholds of America, Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden.
7. You will pay less for healthier food and a better lifestyle
Most American cities are made for cars. Most foreign cities are made for people. Even poor South American cities have more efficient and extensive public transportation than America, as it was quite a shock to me to ride the Caracas metro system to find trains running more frequently than in Washington DC. Food is fresher and cheaper and doesn’t contain a billion Franken-chemicals whose long-term effects on humans are not understood (many packages of food in Europe contain a ‘No GMO’ label as a selling point). Living in the center of a foreign city will likely be cheaper than the suburbs of America, meaning the increased walking you do may cause you to shed pounds without any conscious effort.
8. You will be exposed to less corporate propaganda
Status anxiety is mostly due to the huge amount of daily advertisements you’re bombarded with. You have been trained to feel incomplete and inadequate until purchasing objects made by corporations. When you’re in a foreign country, the propaganda ends for one simple reason: you don’t understand the ads! They’re in a different language. You stop watching television, stop listening to radio, and instead download all of your entertainment without the ads, though you’ll still be consuming it on a much lesser scale than while living in the US. The result is you stop feeling the urge to buy things just to get a dopamine rush as if you were a caged rat hitting a lever to get a cocaine pellet. You ease into a minimalist lifestyle where accumulating things no longer positively affects your mood. In fact, you start feeling guilty when you buy things, because now you understand that objects don’t bring lasting happiness.
9. You will begin to see the world for how it really is
Even if you regularly read sites like mine, you are not aware how plugged into the Matrix you still are. You don’t understand that most of your beliefs come not from your own self-discovery but by powerful influencers who shaped your world view without you realizing it. Once you hit the road, you start noticing all the different ways other humans live. Very quickly you realize how many exceptions conflict to what is already programmed into you manipulated mind, forcing you to toss out garbage beliefs and replace them with ones that are based on reality. You come to see the world through your own eyes, based on empiricism and direct observation.
10. You will realize that America is not the best country in the world
We’ve been brainwashed since childhood to believe in an “exceptional” America, but it’s not the truth. Our economic development is high, but the benefits of that (increased standard of living) is no longer exclusive to us. The world has caught up, and that includes former communist nations that are less than two decades into their capitalist experiment. In even the most developing of foreign countries, with some effort, you will not only be able to duplicate your current amenities, but exceed them. Public transit is faster and cheaper, internet is faster and cheaper, mobile access is faster and cheaper, and so on. The longer you live abroad, the shorter your list of “things I miss in America” become. If you’re able to find a source of income that is not dependent on your location (e.g. an internet business), you’re on your way not just to a sabbatical, but expatriation.
The main reason men don’t make the leap is because of fear. They’re scared they will fail, run out of money, get sick, or ruin their coveted career track. I can’t guarantee that these things won’t happen to you, but I can say that out of the dozens of men I’ve met who have taken the plunge, I haven’t met a single one who has regretted it. Living abroad is one of the few things in life that you don’t regret even if you fail totally and completely, because the experience and knowledge you gain surpasses anything that you can achieve by staying put and grinding it out in a country that is becoming increasingly hostile to the heterosexual male. Save some money, gather your courage, and embark on the journey of your life. Even in failure, you will have lived fuller and richer than those who were too scared to try.
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