Dopamine is released inside your brain upon receiving pleasure. It’s useful for experiencing joy when serving your family and loved ones while in communion with God, but it can become your slavemaster when pursued for the sake of pleasure alone. Below is a list of behaviors that people commonly pursue in order to feel transient pleasure via dopamine.

1. You drink coffee daily

Coffee is a beverage that elevates your mood and gives you a perceived burst of energy. If you do not like your current mood, and want to feel happier without having to commit a good deed, simply imbibe on this drug, and you will become a new version of yourself. Worse than the jittery side effects of caffeine is the physical dependency. Very soon, you will be compelled to drink every day, sometimes multiple cups a day. The master, the person who used his free will to drink the coffee beverage, is now the slave who has to drink just to feel normal.

Solution: Abstain from all caffeinated drinks. For hot beverages, only drink decaffeinated coffee or herbal and ginger teas.

2. You modify your behavior to be seen as sexually attractive by the opposite sex

A beautiful girl gave you eye contact. That feels good. Then she gave you her number. That feels even better. Then she allowed you to take her to bed. Paradise on earth! In order to accomplish these feelings as a man, you only need to hit the gym, get a cool haircut, dress well, have game, lie constantly about your intentions, and dedicate hundreds of hours per year towards transacting with the opposite sex for shallow ends while debasing your soul. If you embark on that path, women become the gatekeepers of your happiness, and you won’t be able to be happy without them.

The same applies to women. For them, the mere attention from a man—any man—is often good enough. They go through the daily ordeal of applying makeup to their face, a substance originally used by prostitutes to simulate their appearance during orgasm. They wear tight clothes that reveal their sexual assets. If men gave a woman attention, she feels good. If they didn’t, she feels bad, and she will go online in a rage to attack racist politicians or some other boogeyman hated by the media.

Solution: Maintain basic hygiene and don’t be overly concerned with your appearance. Instead of seeking validation from humans, seek out validation from God.

3. You post things on social media and compulsively check for reactions

You post a selfie on Instagram and keep refreshing the app to see how many likes or comments it gets. You post a hot take on Twitter and reload nonstop to enjoy all the comments coming in. Every new response to your photo, video, or text feels good, even if it’s negative. When your new piece of content garners few responses, you craft something else so additional dopamine can be released.

I have had major issues regulating my social media usage. I can post gibberish on Twitter right now and many responses will come in, releasing dopamine. I have made efforts to reduce my usage but it’s still tempting to continually check responses. It would be a blessing in disguise if Twitter or YouTube ban me.

Solution: Approach social media the same as postal mail, where you only check your mailbox once a day.

4. You masturbate or fornicate

Nothing releases more dopamine than an orgasm. Your entire body convulses in pleasure and after a brief respite, you hope to feel the same amount of pleasure again. It’s no surprise that most secular people are addicted to the sex act, and all sorts of industries have propped up to support it (porn, sex toys, contraception, prostitution, dating apps, etc.). Nonetheless, sexual gratification outside of marriage is a form of self-harm. Sex obsession turns your mind to mush, and soon your entire existence becomes about serving your genitals.

Solution: Chastity. You will need God’s help with this.

5. You drink alcohol to the point of intoxication

Alcohol feels good because it turns off your conscience and allows you to be whoever you want to be. You can be a tough guy, a Casanova, a celebrity, a Miss Universe. Alcohol suspends reality so that you can create a fantastical world where you are more confident, beautiful, or intelligent than you really are.

For a brief period, I was still drinking alcohol after receiving God’s grace, but noticed that it evaporated all my willpower to resist lust. If I was in a bar and had two drinks, I could not stop the lustful desire for the women around me. I concluded very early in my walk with Christ that alcohol is Satan’s elixir, and should be avoided.

Solution: If you can’t moderate your drinking, only full abstinence will suffice.

6. You anticipate eating rich or sweet foods

You’re having a long day at work and can’t wait for it to be over. You decide that you’ll treat yourself for dinner to a juicy burger and a big piece of chocolate cake. The anticipation of this meal is now your main way of getting through the day. What you’ve done is create a sham savior out of a meal.

Since foods that create pleasure tend not to be good for you, you will sacrifice your health and create a physical dependency, like with coffee or alcohol, to counterbalance the stress or pain of life. There is nothing wrong with eating tasty food in moderation, but you long ago crossed the line if you fantasize about food.

Solution: View food as nourishment, not sources of pleasure. The Orthodox fasting rule can help you with this.

7. You snack throughout the day

The presence of food in your mouth and the act of chewing feels good. You aim to extend this pleasure by essentially eating one continuous meal throughout the day as if you were a cow. I see this most commonly with women, who are quick to claim that “studies” show eating a dozen or so small meals a day is good for them, but a quick look at the research shows that this is junk science put out by women’s magazines peddling fad diets. On its face, it’s absurd to think that keeping your digestive system active for most of the day is correct.

Solution: If you’re an office worker who sits down all the time, eat two meals a day. If you’re a farmer or lumberjack, and need extra calories to perform your masculine work, eat three meals a day. No snacking.

8. You use online dating

Online dating could make sense if you use a site named, but Tinder? Bumble? OK Cupid? You end up spending more time on those sites engaging in the drama of seduction than connecting with your lifemate. You get attached to the act of receiving a match, texting someone, and coming up with witty responses (or put-downs). You may become a master of emojis, and you may occasionally fornicate, but you will remain single. Many people, especially women, use it as an alternate form of entertainment to receive fresh notifications that break up their day. It’s no surprise that they get addicted to the dating apps even when they don’t care to date.

Solution: Say no to dating apps unless they are explicitly designed to help you secure a lifelong partner.

9. The first thing you do when you wake up is check your phone

What a treat to wake up and have a text message from your sex partner, or a new match on your favorite app Grindr. With crust still in your eyes, you feel an immediate shot of dopamine that is analogous to a first sip of coffee. It’s becoming common for people to place their smartphone on their bed and allow notifications to wake them up. The smartphone was once the tool to connect you to your lover, but now it is the lover. Chad cannot compete with Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook.

Solution: Turn off your phone when you go to bed and only turn it on after you complete your morning prayer and Bible study. If someone you know has an emergency during that time, they can call 911 (unless they live in Minneapolis or Chicago).

10. You love international travel

I would place international travel right underneath sex when it comes to the intensity of dopamine release, and since travel can aid in actual sex, it’s no surprise that they go hand in hand. I heard of one man who was so addicted to both that he would travel to a foreign country, spend all his time there trying to fornicate with women, and then write a sex guide about it so other men can do the same. What a dummy.

You’ve probably noticed that the act of travel has become normalized to the point where something is wrong with you if you dislike it. Ask someone what their hobbies are and they will always include “travel” in their response. It’s a normie activity because it’s an easy and reliable way to release dopamine.

Solution: Embrace your place of birth and remain there. Chances are you’ve already traveled more than most humans who have ever lived. If you really need to go somewhere, visit a national park and let the mountain air invigorate you.

11. You root for a false tribe

You love the Dallas Cowboys. When they win a game, you feel a burst of pleasure. When they lose a game, you feel sad and have to seek out pleasure in other ways. You love Donald Trump. When he sticks it to the media, you feel pleasure, but when he is attacked by the Democrats, you feel angry. You love your anti-white revolutionary identity. When there is an outrage that cancels a “nazi,” you feel good. When you notice that truth still persists in the world, you feel sad. It’s a simple matter to establish an unhealthy relationship with a secular sports team, corporation, politician, brand, or identity so that you can feel good when your tribe does well and bad when it doesn’t.

Solution: Don’t look to corporate groups or worldly identities for happiness.

12. You are first in line to buy new gadgets

For many decades, two-blade razors were enough for a man’s face. And then three blades came out, and then four, and then five. Five blades will save you! We’re now seeing the same with technology. Two cameras on your phone are not enough. Now there are three, four, five cameras, and smartphones that fold! Phones packed with more pixels than the human eye can even perceive! And people line up to buy these products, thinking they are just one gadget away from material salvation. The purchase will give them a big dopamine boost, yet soon their life will return to where it was, but now with more dependency on the gadget.

Solution: Technology is harmful if it’s distracting you from God. Aim to use it as a tool to serve Him.

13. You fantasize about the future

The present is boring, hard, and uncomfortable. It would feel good to hump my pillow in bed while fantasizing about sex. It feels good to imagine if I had more money to live in the coolest part of town. It feels good if I went to a party and everyone wanted to talk with me. All fantasies come to an end and then you have to face life as you are, no better than before your invented delusions. All pleasure fantasies that are oriented towards the future are harmful because they forsake the present, a time of action and submission to God’s will.

Solution: Stop fantasizing about scenarios that yield pleasure.

14. You crave compliments and recognition for your worldly accomplishments

I banged a hot girl—compliment me! I got a new job that pays a lot of money—compliment me! I just broke my personal deadlift record—compliment me! I went on an all-expenses-paid journey to Dubai thanks to a generous benefactor—compliment me! My content went viral and now I’m some kind of famous—compliment me! When you receive a compliment, dopamine is released and you feel good. If you get attached to this pathway, you live entirely for others in the hopes they compliment you, and when people no longer want to do so, you become like a desperate drug addict who will do anything for just one more hit.

Solution: Seek out only the “compliments” of God through his loving grace, not the meaningless praise from worldly people who don’t have any stake in your salvation.

15. You like putting other people down

When you’re of the world, you also compete for things of the world. Every single interaction, conversation, and transaction is its own competition. Either you are winning all of these competitions, which makes you feel pleasure, or you are losing. A worldly person can only take so many losses before it bruises their ego, so they must imagine themselves as the winner in everything. I’m more attractive, I’m smarter, I’m a better deal-maker, I make more money, I’m more crafty, I make better memes, I’m more conservative, I’m more authentic, I’m more cultured, I’m a better parent, and though I’m not stronger than that guy, I get laid more than him so in the end I’m still better. Every day becomes an exercise in maximizing the number of times you can say “I’m better than this person,” all for a little dopamine.

Solution: The only competition to be won is your salvation. The worldly possessions or powers of anyone you encounter are their business. A Christian life will be helpful in reducing your pride and not judging others on inconsequential matters.


I’ve done everything on this list for sustained periods of time except being first in line to buy new gadgets. I was a man fully addicted to the world, and I would structure my days solely for the release of dopamine. With God’s help, that is coming to an end. I still struggle with some things, such as my social media usage and anticipating pleasure from food, particularly baked goods, but I can say that I’m less of a dopamine addict today than I was yesterday.

Understand that if God is not in your life, you are not godless as you may think. Your god is one of pleasure, and that pleasure is biologically controlled by dopamine, a chemical God created for us to feel the pleasure of spending time with our families, of participating in the Divine Liturgy, of breaking a long fast, of helping the poor and the sick, and of enjoying fellowship with Christians in our community. Ultimately, it’s for you to decide whether the chemical is used for good or evil.

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  1. Michal August 3, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Yesterday and today I had enough of my life to date, I was seeker of pleasures and that led me to binge drinking, porn/masturbarion addiction, social anxiety among many other major or minor of my vices. That was too much, first time in my life I said “Lord’s Prayer” with meaning and faith. Even when I was worshiper of worldly idols and lies I always been hater of all of them, I knew what evil is beyond but I tried to serve two masters. Now I don’t anymore. Suddenly all my anxieties and fears have gone or loosing the impact rapidly. Only God can heal, I know that now.

    1. Michal August 3, 2020 at 10:22 am

      Keep do what you do Roosh, there is more in life than what we can see or touch. Material world leads only to fear and despair.

    2. joe August 4, 2020 at 12:17 pm

      I guess Roosh forgot playing videogames? Those provide only escapism and rarely are informative. There is a whole industry based on creating the most addictive games.

      1. Michal August 4, 2020 at 3:51 pm

        Any materialism can be addictive.

      2. joe August 4, 2020 at 4:16 pm

        There are millions of young men who have spend 40.000 to 200.000 hours on gaming. That’s enough time to get a degree in a useful subject AND learn a new language. Gaming is really a black hole of motivation, time, money and energy. It deserves a place on the list. Playing for an hour a month is obviously a different thing.

      3. Albert August 4, 2020 at 4:32 pm

        I agree, especially games of last years, polluted with sjw propaganda

      4. joe August 5, 2020 at 5:12 pm

        Ooff, that push for feminism and the lgbt-crap is really terrible in games.
        Battlefield 5 (with the women in it) was bad, but Last of Us with the tranny, so I heard… It really hit the bottom. Saw some of the lesbian cutscenes on Jwtube. Cringeworthy stuff!

        The SNES and N64 games were still quite nice. Not so violent, no DLC’s, no lootboxes. You got a finished game. I liked Donkey Kong country as a kid.All young boys like videogames. But when you are 25+ and still play for hours a day, you start to look like this:

      5. Albert August 7, 2020 at 5:12 pm

        Hahaha yeah that’s quite true. Lately i played ted the first deus ex, maaaan i really miss the days were you could publicly nominate Rothschild and rockfeller without being targeted by the apex j*ws.
        Battlefield 5 has black women with iron arms fighting…. In Norway. I said all.

  2. Benjamin August 3, 2020 at 10:47 am

    I agree on a lot of this, but there’s nothing wrong with being proud of what you accomplish with your time on this earth. Everyone can’t be a monk.

    1. Michal August 3, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Pride must be tempered by humbleness, otherwise it will lead to any possible vices imagine. Pride was first sin committed by Satan. Be proud of your job and things you have accomplished, but know that there is always someone (or will be) better. And none of human great inventions or works can be compared even slightly with mastery of creation, look just for complicity of any cell in your body to know that even the cleverest of us are truly dumb.

    2. Sam August 3, 2020 at 9:00 pm

      Pride is a sin. Everything good in life is thanks to God. Humility is a great virtue. Just look at Mary, when the angel Gabriel told her she was the mother of God, she was not proud of it, but humble.

    3. Peter August 4, 2020 at 9:49 am

      Not pride, but humble gratitude for the tender mercies. Agree with your general drift however.

    4. damnd August 10, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      wanting others to applaud you for what you’ve done isn’t pride. it’s approval seeking

      1. Grace August 11, 2020 at 7:47 am

        It’s the same thing. Only the other side of the coin. Low self esteem.

  3. Low Voltage August 3, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Pleasure-seeking. In the Red Army there are also quite a few people whose individualism finds expression in pleasure seeking. They always hope that their unit will march into big cities. They want to go there not to work but to enjoy themselves. The last thing they want is to work in the Red areas where life is hard.

    “On Correcting Mistaken Ideas in the Party” (December 1929) Mao Tse Tung

  4. Matt August 3, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Great article. During your live streams, I would prefer to see a discussion of topics such as these, or other topics with a religious theme. I am tired of the worldly news. I have stopped following the news (other than the bits and pieces you introduce). I feel consuming the news induces in me several passions that pull me away from God. Namely, it makes me a slave to my emotions and hurts my relationships with other people.

  5. Rooshisfullofshit August 3, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Writes don’t use social media has a webpage made after him. Twitter account, Instagram account. Tells you don’t worry about women when his whole existing is based on him wanting to get a lot pussy. You are the biggest lying hypocrite you betrayed yourself.

    God doesn’t give a fuck about you or what you choose to masterbate to.

    You sold out roosh and that’s the biggest flaw you have.

    Coffee bad maybe who knows
    Internet porn definitely bad
    Women can be bad for sure but good luck telling a high t men stop fucking women lol
    Social media definitely evil so why don’t you get rid of all of your accounts? Oh that’s right this is how you make income and you can’t so your also a slave to dopmine releases?

    You had some good ideas and used logic well but now you are fake and full of shit.

    1. Michal August 3, 2020 at 2:57 pm

      Take a breath my friend. I give you a sicret: you an have best game on earth, be the most cocky and funny guy on planet who bangs lots of women but in the end you are nothing but another slave. All those high T stallions are just like this. And now is the thing: if you put your life and trust to God, follow Jesus teachings, put Him first in anything you do.. then you better than any player, becouse you don’t need any game at all:). You start to control your lust and desires and stop being slave to woman’s flesh, simultaneously taking off all the power she can have over you and nothing is attractive to women than men who has control over his passions.

    2. Sam August 3, 2020 at 8:54 pm

      If roosh was a sell out he wouldn’t have taken his best selling books earning him thousands off his website. And when did he ever say high t men should stop having sex? He simply says they shouldn’t commit the sin of fornication, and should have sex with their wife as God intended. It’s sounds like you are angry at God and possibly envious of roosh for all the fornication he engaged in, which he now righteously denounces while you still lust after sluts at night clubs. But I could be wrong, just a guess. If you are reading this Roosh, God Bless you. You have helped me develop my Catholic faith. I hope one day you will join the true Church of God.

  6. Johnny August 3, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    I agree with the underlying point of this article to a degree, but I really don’t understand your hatred for travel at this point. It is possible to go to a foreign country and not be a sex tourist. There is nothing wrong with that. By this logic, any type of excitement in life is considered the devil by your standards; kind of twisted and backwards tbh. What is the solution, sit in a dark room chained up to the ground and pray until you die? There needs to be balance in life, if people didn’t respond to the dopamine that they receive for doing something good, nobody would have invented anything; you wouldn’t be able to post these articles and receive ‘validation’ from your followers because there would be no internet or computer ;). I think balance and moderation is what is necessary nowadays, but unfortunately, that has totally gone out the window, so i guess I agree in that regard.

    1. Frank August 5, 2020 at 9:07 am

      Exactly spot on and religion is indoctrination IMO be careful. Just enjoy your life and learn from your own mistakes dont listen to others. Problem is if you listen to Roosh years ago now you would be a sinner because Roosh said so. What about few years later? Will he change his views again? Just do what feels right to you and if you going on the wrong path you will realize it.

      1. Cyn August 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

        I’ve been hearing this argument for years, and are now mostly, a secular nation past the event horizon, aka the S-bend of the toilet, and barley anyone noticed that path or made a sound.

      2. Cyn August 5, 2020 at 6:31 pm

        Actually the reverse. Their “feelz” told them to flush faster.

    2. damnd August 10, 2020 at 1:48 pm

      family > pleasure
      goals > dreams
      inner peace > materalism

    3. Sean August 11, 2020 at 12:07 am

      I don’t think Roosh would dissent from that. His point about travel, as with the other things is not the travel in itself but the *intent* of the traveller. After all Jesus travelled. No doubt Roosh will be aware of Jesus chastising the high-minded Pharisees pontificating on virtue, deriving gratification from condemning the sins of others. I don’t see that Roosh is guilty of that here. As you say, practically everything in life is fraught with sinfulness. You’re concluding line is right on the money.

  7. joe August 3, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Good article.
    Since I’ve been listening to your newer outlooks on life after following you for years, I started to see a lot of behavior around me that is really sad. Bodybuilders in the gym looking in the mirror every twenty seconds, women in really scandalous clothing is bothering me more, but the materialistic nature of people also bothers me. Sunday used to be a day of rest in my childhood, now it’s for shopping…

    My colleges offer me coffee every day. I already limited myself to two cups a day, but will stop completely. The only reason people drink that stuff is because it obscures the fact that you are short of a couple hours of sleep and it makes euphoric.

  8. TyskKille August 3, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    What do you think about the positive health effects of regular coffee consumption, e.g. coffee’s effects on heart health?

    1. Corey August 4, 2020 at 11:45 am

      Even assuming that’s true – it’s a justification – nothing else. There are countless less punishing ways to stay healthy.

  9. Organic Boer August 4, 2020 at 3:26 am

    I love how you provided solutions with each point you made instead of just stating the problem. Thanks for the insights Roosh.

  10. Michal August 4, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    I recommend running as a tool to develop or assist with control of must. For most of my life I tend to embrace weights but it seems like made my desire spiking. Now I do just simple bodyweight exercises lik press ups or chin ups, but long distance running every day is my key. Off course we can’t rely on phisicality only, pray and read the Bible. As for diet: less meat and sugar then better.

    1. Michal August 4, 2020 at 3:58 pm


  11. Albert August 4, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Hi Roosh, totally spot on. I would have also included dependency on news and media.. I’ve been there myself, a Chrome extensions that blockes those website helped me a lot but from time to time I still watch them.
    Keep it up and God bless you

    1. Sergio August 10, 2020 at 2:44 pm

      Oh yes, the news. I have lot o friends like that. The justification is that is something essential to your life and investments to know everything happening in the world.

  12. LivingFast937 August 4, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    This guy is so full of it now. He was allowed to have his fun, now no one else is? What a sorry ass dude. He used to put out good stuff though. See ya roosh!

    1. Frank August 5, 2020 at 9:09 am

      Never trust Armenians. They are sneaky.

      1. o_rety August 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm

        He’s a Persian, you moron.

    2. cczzz August 5, 2020 at 9:52 am

      puke at you ,

      1. bob August 10, 2020 at 12:23 pm

        Speak English retard

    3. Ferdinand August 10, 2020 at 1:47 pm

      I think Roos really had no other options after cancel culture came after his income streams. He has remade himself and nothing wrong with that.

  13. Angelo Antonio Stellato Vivas August 4, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Roosh, regarding what you said in point #7, I invite you to do some research onto keto and intermitent fasting. I eat twice or thrice a week and the serious, non merchantile scientific literature says it’s the healthiest dietary pattern. No big pharma, no merchant MD, no agricultural superpower is going to get filthy rich for promoting keto and fasting. Jesus DID spent 40 days without any food. Check out people such as Shawn Baker, Paul Saladino, Dominic d’Agostino, and God bless you, brother!

    1. DelMar August 5, 2020 at 1:30 am

      How do you do it? Eating three time a week?

    2. Cyn August 5, 2020 at 6:41 pm

      Same. But I’m a girl and I don’t work outside the home. I eat 3 times a week and have maintained my weight of 130 at 5’7 for decades. Which is perfectly normal. As all my peers eat 3 times a day, look like packed sausages, and deludedly insist Im the one with the eating disorder.

  14. MCG00 August 4, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Roosh perhaps you should have spent more time on the mountain, long enough to start a garden. First order of settling remotely is shelter and garden. I made an exodus to the mountain in the 90s and it was with a less than optimal non-virgin woman. I led and she followed, but only to a point. She had recurring hypergamy. She needed as much supervision and management as the garden and fixer upper cabin itself. I called it God’s country but my woman in-tow lacked many of God’s graces. The time I spent catching her straying was time not spent weeding the cuces and truing and propping the tomato plants back on the sticks. SHE needed the straightening and weeding. And so I ended up with a secondary ‘lazy man’s garden’ on a side slope where I threw mulch, older seeds and table scraps. Surprisingly the biggest watermelons and squash sprung randomly from the lazy garden. Unlike you Roosh, I never found time to focus much on the birds since I had to keep an eye on the woman.

    LATER ON a #2 woman 1/2 my age was in my sights. I claimed her as virgin and she followed me the same as woman #1 but she wasn’t given to the ho-housewife hypergamy, like where woman #1 would “duuuh FORGET” who her spouse was at completely unpredictable and random times. Hypergamy is when a non virgin woman goes plum stupid and simply FORGETS who her master, patriarch, spouse, tribe and clan are. Virginity is GOLDEN Amen. (I’m referring to virginity prior to claiming the woman as spouse.)

    The mountain is still by all metrics a more Godly place than any sin city. Globos are carpetbombing the blue cities and flyover land equally with fentanyl, but on the mountain I could only see a handful of neighbors and only one was given to the vices and dope. Whereas to live in a city apartment, a person is cubicled off and likely separated by a wall and only feet away from someone secretly shooting dope or partaking in LGBTQ debauchery. How sacrosanct can YOUR house be? I’d squirm to the thought of a Bible on my nightstand shaking from the raucous in the bedroom or living room above. GET TO THE HILLS.

    I’ve done years of seasonal gardens and the new mystery Chinese seeds being received in the mail at random addresses sounds like a false flag hoax in the making. A seed scare and panic is being drummed up to push for a seed registry of ‘safe’ seeds controlled and issued by govt to growers that have permits. It is FOOD WARS and control of food supply where only big agra will afford to pay the ABC agencies for grower’s permits. Your own saved source watermelon seeds would be threatened by ‘seed cops’. Check out the ‘mystery chinese seeds false flag’ video.

  15. Richard Roma August 5, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    I would replace _non-sexual_ travel with video gaming. Camping and wilderness excursions can be a great way to enjoy the abundant natural beauty of this world. There’s a difference between living in Manila for months to bang local women vs. taking a backpacking trip through the Carpathian mountains or bicycling the back roads of Europe.

    Another lethal addiction that should be avoided is gambling. Don’t ever gamble.

    1. Roosh August 5, 2020 at 3:53 pm

      It’s very easy to make a fetish out of nature.

      1. jerry August 6, 2020 at 2:24 am

        I agree. Go on instagram and see girls addicted to travel, they even tell me that they need an “escape” from their day job, like they’re trying to fill a void. And yes I mean _non-sexual_ travel as they go with their boyfriends a lot of the time. It’s easy to get addicted to travel. It’s harder to look within you for a more meaningful and sustainable purpose.

      2. John August 7, 2020 at 3:27 pm

        Yup. I agree. Much better to sit at home and accomplish nothing like roosh. Meanwhile real Christians like Dave Ramsey are our there accomplishing things and being successful and servicing Christ all at the same time

      3. Richard Roma August 7, 2020 at 10:59 pm

        Sinful and worldly pleasure always fades in recollection and never leaves one with a lasting pleasant memory. However, family camping trips as a kid are some of my fondest memories. My parents, brother, aunts, uncles and cousins all together having fun, my dad teaching me how to catch and clean fish, canoe, make a campfire, etc. While I respect your opinion, I wouldn’t trade my memories for anything, especially now that some of those relatives have gone on to Heaven.

      4. Ferdinand August 10, 2020 at 1:54 pm

        What if you get to heaven and God is like “you made it! No more dopamine, women, travel, tech, gaming, nature or other things to haunt and distract you! Now you can think of me and serve me and only me for eternity! E.T.E.R.N.I.T.Y as in forever like a robot zombie! Now, fetch me a sammich you hairy bitch”

  16. Ego Flames August 6, 2020 at 1:58 am

    I understand these are merely his opinions but wow… He is sounding like a true cult member now, preaching the word onto us fans/followers every chance he gets. Does the bible mention anything about constantly pushing your religion onto other people?

    1. Ito August 8, 2020 at 11:03 am

      Roosh is sincere in his new worldview and that is something to be appreciated. As for his “preaching”, I am not bothered by it at all but grateful to be able to read the spiritual thoughts of someone who used to be a 100% worldly man. He knows what he is talking about because he understands both perspectives.

    2. Michal August 9, 2020 at 4:40 am

      First: Christianity is not the religion, it’s the Faith. Yes it’s true that it has been organised into different dominations and they are far from perfection, as anything men created. But core message of Christ is pure and simple, He wants us to change our hearts. Not easy task, I know but reward is eternal life. World had many wise man trough out history but they could not succeed on that scale. Why do you think Christianity is so much under attack from all sides this days? If you are Muslim then they live you alone. Buddhist? You’ll be so trendy. Atheist? You’ll be prised as “rational” human being. But Christian? Oh you so outdated:), you must apologise for everything, crusades included, beside you are just a moron who prays into imaginable creator, definitely virgin who can’t get “laid” (what a shame), they can make all kind of jokes about you or Jesus (occasionally being defended by some Muslims, what an irony). But if you fight back then you are nothing else than untolerant freak who deserve to be condemned. “Sience” is a new “god” and tell you that you are just a monkey so act accordingly

      1. bob August 10, 2020 at 12:25 pm

        You just said that you KNOW that the “reward is eternal life” Think about, how do you know that? How do you know anything for sure? How can you be so confident in something that has absolutely no proof. You are delusional.

      2. Michal August 10, 2020 at 3:53 pm

        I belive in that, that’s enough for me. Call it as you like. Do you need a proof for everything?

  17. E. Dahl August 9, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    International travel?? Give me a break. St. Paul traveled around world for most of his life. Not all international travel is about fornication. And coffee? Come on dude, this is ridiculous. If you want to go live in a monastery and take things to the extreme, then it makes perfect sense to cut these things out of your life. But telling me I’m a “dopamine slave” for enjoying simple pleasures in life such as sipping a hot beverage in the morning made out of a bean that God himself put on the earth, then you’re a pride absorbed fool.

    1. Michal August 9, 2020 at 11:14 pm

      St. Paul travelled for different reasons than modern people. Coffee is good but in small amounts only, maybe cup or two a day, but now we drink it to much. I’m addicted to caffeine and tried stopped it cold turkey. Withdrawal is far worse than quitting smoking

  18. Fellow Comrade August 10, 2020 at 10:23 am

    damn bruh, i am guilty of 2 of them. number 4 and 5. I’ve been working on 5. I’ve found it better to drink whiskey straight instead of beer. that way i’m not gaining weight from drinking, it also helped me to avoid drinking massive amounts of liquid, so now if i drink beer, i get full quickly and don’t want to drink more. But also, drinking whiskey straight makes me avoid drinking too much because i can notice the effects faster and can tell when I’ve had enough. the lines are less blurry. I still enjoy whiskey, but now i don’t get shitfaced and overindulgent. One step at a time. soon i will get rid of number 4 too.

  19. bob August 10, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    You’re out of your mind lol

    You had your fun and now no one else can have their fun. Just because you made yourself totally isolated with no real friends, no close connections to anyone, living in foreign countries and being a foreigner. Then your only close connection in the world (your sister) passed away (RIP) you were now truly and utterly alone. In that time you must have went insane and “found god” As so many other desperate people do. You spent your whole life forming artificial connections and alienating everyone around you, to end up at 40 years old, not that rich, and utterly alone. Of course now an imaginary God is your only salvation. You don’t even have the imagination required to make God work for you, on your own terms, instead you decided to follow a preset religion such as Christianity. You committed philosophical suicide, are now an empty useless shell, preaching NOTHING NEW AT ALL. The same bullshit that has been repeated ad nauseam for 2000 fucking years out of the same ancient book full of bullshit parables and fables. Get the fuck out outta here.

    It’s almost like you spent your whole life working towards something and then towards the end you decided to just shove your own head up your ass and live inside your body.

    Coward ass running away from reality with your rules from an ancient book.

    I’m not saying God doesn’t exist, you can be spiritual, but the way you are going about it with this OBVIOUS religion is so pathetic, stupid, sheep-like. Your whole life of learning about the world… led to this? Really?

    Your so fragile and hopeless that you cling to a rinkity dinkity old ass religion LOLLL

    1. Peter August 10, 2020 at 1:56 pm

      Well Bob, one thief on the Cross chose death, the other chose life. I suspect you would have mocked the one who chose life; just some raggedy ass thief who provided some entertainment for the ogling crowds. It doesn’t matter what you were, what you did because as the Apostle Paul wrote commenting on his former life “I count it ALL as DUNG” – he said shit but you don’t want to abrade sensitive ears. One day you will die and on that day you will meet your Creator. I hope you get to know Him before then because you are a most unhappy man now, otherwise you wouldn’t spend time criticizing Roosh – criticism being one of the 15 characteristics of being a dopamine slave……….

      1. bob August 10, 2020 at 5:40 pm

        I am not an unhappy man, I’m fine. I’m married to a great woman and we have a child. I’m rich. I’m content and settled. I have family, I have friends. I have my own personal relationship with God. I enjoy the pleasures of life in moderation. I have been following Roosh for like 10 years and to see him to turn into a hypocrite and a mindless religion zombie is so sad & pathetic.

        One thing that you definitely don’t know AT ALL is that “one day you will die and on that day you will meet your creator” YOU DON’T KNOW THAT. An ancient book written by ancient men is not proof of an afterlife. You have no proof. You don’t know shit.

        You are a sheep.

        Wake the fuck up.

      2. Michal August 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm

        No one tells you to belive in afterlife, if you need proof then fine. This old book you make lough off is red pilled to the core and explains nature of mankind perfectly… but not only, it gives solution to overcome suffering and find the peace, even for people who don’t belive it will be benefitial to learn this teachings. Interesting thing is that even secular writers like ex playboy Mark Manson coming to very similar conclusions about how to live the life. You say you got wife and kid and you are happy and I’m glad to hear it you have found all of this, but many people are not so fortunate or they have had lived meaningless lifestyle. No one can prove if something is after death, we Christians don’t need it, that’s why we have Faith:). And I became Christian truly only by becoming red pilled as I witness all of it myself.

    2. Ferdinand August 10, 2020 at 2:01 pm

      Don’t forget Roosh was persecuted by the cancel culture and lost his income streams. He is a wanted man by the left. He had to remake himself or perish.

  20. Chris91 August 10, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Well, nearly all of the listed points are based on the statement: “Too much is too much”

  21. Jim Pickens November 10, 2020 at 4:06 am

    Well as of two days going I’m no longer on Facebook ( tired of the censorship aka fact checking) and I feel much better