7 Things I Would Tell My Teenage Self

Yesterday I turned 32 years old in Poland, a place where I have a pleasant lifestyle thanks to years of work on my game and my books. Yet if I followed the below suggestions from a younger age, it would have cut short the amount of time I spent doing things that made me unhappy, allowing this moment to arrive much sooner. These are the things I have already told my 15-year-old brother.

Dear teenage Roosh,

1. Don’t listen to your parents. They want you to have a stable and boring existence without the struggle they had to go through. They want you to play it safe instead of taking risks that may lead to your ruin or even death. Unfortunately, if you follow their advice the most you’ll get out of it is a steady paycheck. You will have a mere average existence with average women and average experiences in an average city. Understand that the more risks you take, the greater rewards you receive.

2. Hit the gym. Just because you’re not the best looking guy doesn’t mean you should give up on being attractive. Weight lifting will help you build confidence and increase your testosterone level so that taking risks literally becomes in your blood.

3. Cut off the television, internet, and video games. Pick a hobby such as music, writing, DJing, languages, or sports, and dedicate one hour per day on it. You’ll be a beast before you even hit 21, where it’ll not only make a positive contribution to your life, but give you the option to take an alternative path.

4. Read at least two books every month. You don’t know shit about life right now. Hell, you still won’t know a whole lot even when you turn 30. Keep yourself sharp by tapping into the brains of others through their work. Writers have spent hundreds of hours to create books that distills all their knowledge or experience in an easily digestible format. Take advantage of that, and watch your conversational skills increase as a result.

5. Stop being concerned about what other people think of you. They don’t care about you. They are so wrapped up in their own insecurities and what you think of them that you’re wasting your energy trying to get accepted by strangers. Take risks, fuck everyone else, and note down what you learn. If you’re not making a lot of mistakes, you’re not doing enough.

6. Take the pussy off the pedestal. You know what? Just become sexist. If getting laid is what you want, that’s the path you should take in the feminist society you live in. You can soften that stance when you get older, but for now just view women as mindless fuck toys who are garbage. Whether or not they really are garbage, this will get you more pussy than you’ve ever imagined. Sure it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy in a way, but you’re living in an age where the laws and cultural environment concerning marriage are set up to destroy you. You might as well get laid a lot.

7. Have a backup plan to earning a living. Don’t count on putting in four years at college and getting a cushy job that lasts until some golden retirement. Don’t count on some cunt in Human Resources to like your answer to what your greatest weakness is. Don’t let people who don’t care about you determine your income. Re-read number 3 again. One hour a day into something has probably made you a mini-expert. What service or product can you now create with your expertise that someone else would be happy to buy? Trust me when I say you’ll be much happier making $20,000 a year controlling your destiny than four times as much being controlled by someone else.

Good luck little Roosh!


Old Roosh


  1. The Truth June 15, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Good advice. Happy Birthday!

  2. JT June 15, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Amen! Happy birthday!

  3. MO June 15, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Happy Birthday Roosh man

  4. olivherbst June 15, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Epic post. Especially the last point got to me. I really should go on writing this self-defense book I started some time ago.

  5. Tully Mars June 15, 2011 at 9:43 am

    100% spot on…agree whole hearteldy with all your points. I tell my high school students constantly about turning off the t.v., reading books, thinking for yourself and taking risks. Being an American Male in his mid 30’s I have watched how the USA has been and keeps being destroyed by warping the minds of the masses/young people with its fucked up media and pussified pop culture. Throw in money grubbing lawyers, and entitled unfemine women and it just makes me cringe as to where this country and it’s future holds. I still have some hope, that a small percentage of our youth can right this ship, keep doing what your doing…..happy bday and keep living the dream. –Tully

  6. pilgrim37 June 15, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Hope some Pole has the decency to put out to celebrate your Birthday!

  7. samseau June 15, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Have a good birthday, Roosh, and this post is excellent. It reminds me of Pook, and his Book of Pook, who said the similar things except with much more poetic language.

  8. Mr.GM June 15, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Congrats Roosh!
    Shit I’m 25 and I will follow the list myself..
    great advice for life.

  9. Begby June 15, 2011 at 10:36 am

    excellent, excellent advice. I’m 7 years older and my letter to my younger self would look very similar. In other words, you already know a lot of the shit it’s taken me till now to figure out – and I thought I was a truth seeker throughout my whole life. Problem was thinking truth could be found in politics, music, or art. It’s all there but it’s not YOUR truth.

  10. Anonymous June 15, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Maybe your best post today. Happy birthday, and I just realized we have more in common (I turned 31 today).

  11. Anonymous June 15, 2011 at 10:49 am

    *to date

  12. L June 15, 2011 at 11:05 am

    At least I’m still considering myself a late teenager… Happy B-day? from Colombia

  13. virlge kent June 15, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Happy Birthday bro,

    I have a feeling The Weekend Mix tape and an afer hour party was involved.

    I would tell my teenage self that all the girls that I think are hot and might have dissed me at the time, in less than ten years they’ll be fat, have little fat kids and hate their lives. Time is the ultimate equalizer between the sexes.

  14. rich June 15, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Happy birthday.. your last two posts have been great. Keep it up.

  15. GH June 15, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Dude you almost lost me with your first point. Don’t listen to ur parents? I have 3 kids. My daughter is hard headed and likes to learn things the hard way. one of my sons listens all the time. Neither extreme is preferable. Follow the middle path. Heard of that before? 😉

  16. Johnny Milfquest June 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    That’s sound advice. Not just for teenagers!

  17. Marmot June 15, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Happy birthday!

  18. Mackroyal44 June 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Preach playa preach. I get into arguments with my parents about this shit all the time. I took their advice all the time and its gotten me a college degree which is useless because i cant find a job here in D.C. I also got a huge amount of debt. If I had listen to my instincts I would have been a concert drummer with the skills I have. I definitely would not have wasted my time in college. A 9 to 5 is a waste of life.

  19. The G Manifesto June 15, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    There is a lot of good advice here.

    I would also advise to start traveling early.

    “Don’t listen to your parents.”

    The problem with parents advice these days is the things they say worked great before America got completely f*cked up.

    Now is just Pitbull eat Rottweiler.

    In this day and age, their advice doesn’t translate as well. Especially concerning college, careers, and financial advice.

    However, my MOM is still right about nearly everything.

    “Trust me when I say you’ll be much happier making $20,000 a year controlling your destiny than four times as much being controlled by someone else.”

    Great point.

    It would take about a million a year (probably more) for me to start working for some balding chimp in khakis in some crap office.

    Freedom is everything.

    Hell, I just spent the day hitting on topless girls at the beach.

    Try that trick in an office park in Topeka.

    – MPM

  20. Steven Lurkel June 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    @19 “Freedom is everything.”

    Man, you ain’t never lied.

  21. Chad Daring June 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Its cliche to say his really resonated with me but its true. The past month I’ve been in a funk. I got a new car a new pad and a promotion but I was less happy then I’ve been in a while.

    I was empty. My life was plain and thankfully I’ve been realizing this on my own in no small part thanks to you and the other masters.

    I feel lucky to have been exposed to your site and books at a young age. I’m not a teen and I wish I had gotten this advice even sooner but everyday is a chance to change.

    Happy birthday and thank you.

  22. The G Manifesto June 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Chad Daring –

    “I got a new car a new pad and a promotion but I was less happy then I’ve been in a while.”

    That is because that crap doesn’t mean anything. (Now if you are talking Custom Suits, then, yes, those make you feel great).

    Hell, before I found freedom (not complete mind you, still working on that trick) I had a ton of material stuff (not jacka*ss material stuff mind you) but I was not nearly as happy as now.

    That is why you see so many “successful” people hit drugs so heavy; they hate their lives.

    I can’t even remember the last time I did drugs.

    – MPM

  23. French Connection June 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Solid post.

    When I finished university I got a decent job with the idea I’d save some money and buy a house and settle down.

    It sucked, all I wanted to do was go back to university where I worked a bar job, hooked up with girls and drove my motorcycle all day.

    Within a year I quit and went to Rio (another Roosh inspired move).

    Money doesnt buy happiness. If you’re living your life making someone else happy (parents, partner, boss), chances are you’re not making yourself happy.

  24. Matt H. June 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Truly priceless advice.

  25. raliv June 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Roosh, you are 9 years older than me.

    I feel lucky to have stumbled across your blog and forum a year and a half ago. There is so much wisdom to be found from older more experienced role models. When I was younger, all I knew was that I didn’t want to “ride to conveyor belt of life.” I attribute your writings as part of a major lifestyle philosophy that I am working hard to put into practice now.

    Rest assured that my younger brothers will all be getting their copies of Bang, as well as this blog when they turn 18.

    Happy birthday, Roosh.

  26. Traveler June 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I lived my like this.

    I just turned 29 and I’ve had a rough time making a go at stuff. It’s awful and horrible and miserable. I’ve lost friends (you really find out how much your friends care about your when you become a self-employed person who doesn’t become a gadzillionaire right off the bat), and my family looks at me askance with the constant joke “Get a job!” lol.

    I hope when I’m 32 I’m feeling as good a you Roosh.

    But it’s not an easy road to travel. Although, you do learn WAY more about yourself and the world—and that is priceless and what keeps me going.

  27. Bigfoot June 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Happy Birthday Roosh!
    Beautiful Advice, As a teenager I’m taking it in and memorizing it.
    I feel so lucky that I found out about game and location free living so early.
    I hope to have it down by my early 20s so I don’t have to work for someone else.

  28. Andreas June 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    It looks like i’m the only actual teenager posting here. Even though teenagers are young it is tricky to change habits and then onwards to mindset. Routing many false beliefs on child’s brain does cause damage.
    However, being provided massive amount of free time, if it’s used in the right way then you really feel happy about life.

  29. nguyenimproved June 15, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Hey Roosh
    Did your infamous “Same Birthday” psycho-“soulmate” send you a bouquet of flowers for your birthday.

    or just some rabbits in a boiler.

    ps great article. encapsulates a lot of your world views in a neat readable and most importantly use-able fashion.

    with so much shit out there that’s labelled self-help, it’s weird that your writing’s the only thing that’s having an actual concrete impact on the course of many guys’ lives.

  30. SAC June 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Happy birthday Roosh!

  31. Capsaicin June 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I would amend number 1.

    Listen to your parents–they (usually) actually care about you. That doesn’t mean you have to follow their script, but you should take their perspective into account–it’s coming from a positive place, built upon experience.

    Instead, utterly ignore popular media and conventional societal pressures. The mass media couldn’t care less about you; they’re just trying to make money propagating liberal utilitarian garbage.

    And most Americans, male and female, lap it up.

    So, trash your television, pay no attention to the latest popular culture celebrities and memes, and instead figure out what you want and do just that.

    Wallowing in popular culture will destroy both your mind and soul. Aspiring to get that corporate cubicle job with great benefits and then a lifetime mortgage…well…ugh.

    Work out, read, create things that matter to you, and of course, game fine women.

    Now that I’ve preached it, it’s time for me to start living it.

    Good post, Roosh.

  32. Pepini June 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Happy Bday Roosh,

    Another epic post.

    I´m self employed, I´m enjoying the ride. Confort and freedom are antagonic. The more you have one, the more you loose the other. I´m working 12 hours per day. But I´m my own boss. I organize things as I want, without having to ask permission to nobody. And I answer to nobody. That´s a fucking great feeling.
    The only thing that worries me is death. One day closing my eyes. The only answer I found for this is having a child to continue living in him.

    Keep it up Roosh.

  33. King Fisher June 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I love lists like these.
    Here’s a few additions from me:

    0. Make a list of all your FEARS, social and non-social ones. Be totally honest. Then conquer them one by one. There are books on how to.

    FEAR is what makes men to mice. FEAR is the only obstacle between what you want to have or achieve.

    1. Join a boxing club for a year or two. Do heavy sparring. Learn how to take punches and hit hard.
    Don’t ask why. Just do it.

    2. Learn game and practice – as early as possible. Bang cute hookers if you like, but not exclusively. Always wrap up.

    3. Travel as a backpacker for 6-12 months after school. It will open your mind, teach you lessons and give you memories for a lifetime.

    4. Learn at least one other language when in your teens. Smart guys know they can combine 2, 3 and 4.

    5. Take dancing lessons for a year or two. Salsa is fine. Don’t ask why. Just do it.

    6. Get a side job that puts you in a social environment and makes some money, like bartending. Once a week is fine.

    7.Keep cool and relax. Accept that all of us are gonna have regrets in the end. Just make sure you have very few of them.

    8. Worship the 80/20 Rule (Pareto Principle).
    Don’t ask why. Find out yourself.

  34. vanderjohn June 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I’m almost 21, and I actually told my dad something along these lines recently. He was 17 when I was born. I was like, “Dad. What is the point of passing on your genes, especially at such a young age…if the way you raise your kid ensures that your kid will have extreme difficulty doing the same?” He is a fundamentalist Christian now.

    And he had no answer to my question. Sad day.

  35. Adventure21c June 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Clap. Clap. Clap.

  36. Anon June 15, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    @ Chad Daring,

    You’re sad because your reptile brain realizes that fucking hot chicks is 100,000 times better than a new Civic, new apartment lease, a jr. manager promotion.

    BTW what do a new car, new pad, and new promotion have in common?


  37. Docter June 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Number 3 is huge. I meet so many people at this “place of higher learning” who have nothing they enjoy doing. They lack a hobby and I find them incredibly uninteresting people.

    Do something you like, work towards your 10000 hours. You’ll be a rockstar in no time.

  38. Snoeperd June 15, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Congratulations roosh, but who will you be celebrating your birthday with now, since youre abroad.

    Agree with every point btw, passive income is best

  39. ryan June 15, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    this post is spot on. I couldn’t agree more with the points.

  40. Snoeperd June 15, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Btw roosh, how often do you wokr out?

  41. The G Manifesto June 15, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    “You’re sad because your reptile brain realizes that fucking hot chicks is 100,000 times better than a new Civic, new apartment lease, a jr. manager promotion.”


    When he wrote that I was thinking a Porsche, a new home purchase at the beach and a VP slot.

    – MPM

  42. Money4Nothin June 15, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I work like a maniac for the last decade. I have almost 3mil Euros in the bank. My job is 24/7 all year long and at places where only crazy men like me go. No socializing with women because there aren’t any around. When there is time for R&R, me and a couple of friends hit the high class escorts scene hard and then back to the grid till next time.
    I am 37 should I do this for another decade and stash a cool 10mil or quit now? Share your 2c$.

  43. Seed June 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you for existing man! You have changed countless lives for the better!

  44. Chad Daring June 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    @G and @Anon

    This is what I began realizing myself, then of course I read this and it just clicked. Stuff doesn’t make you happy, and that was exactly what happened. I was hoping a new car, job, place, would all make me happy, and when they didn’t that made me unhappy.

    Now I’m just gonna live and take it in stride and enjoy my life one day at a time

  45. quepaso June 15, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    When the check comes ask, “Are you a feminist?” If she replies yes then say, “Okay well I’ll let you pay half. I don’t want to offend you.

    that’s golden.
    I would phrase it as would you consider yourself a feminist?

  46. jamez June 16, 2011 at 12:22 am

    to pimp or not to pimp, that is the question

    happy birthday homo


  47. Anonymous June 16, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Happy Birthday. Epic post.

  48. JShayDog June 16, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Damn Roosh, I turned 23 yesterday and it hit me. I’m not a kid anymore. My young years are now being counted. My life mirrors yours a lot. I got dumped by my girlfriend four months ago. I deeply cared about her, even though she was far from perfect. She dumped me for nebulous reasons like a lack of “spark” or “chemistry”, even though I had not changed my behavior since we got together until the end. She is so hot, but she’s older than me by 1.5 years and I have been obese for a while. I wasn’t surprised I lost her, but I realized I had only gotten her by being more alpha than the guys she knew and I’m fairly handsome and charismatic.

    I think about her each day, but I know I have to move on. I feel like I’m embarking on a journey similar to yours, Roosh.

    Have fun in Poland. Pole chicks can be so fine!

  49. outlaw josey wales June 16, 2011 at 9:00 am


    It’s just like Fight Club: the things you own end up owning you. In fact, the key to happy living (at least in America) is to be happy IN SPITE OF the things you have, NOT BECAUSE OF the things you have. It sounds twisted, but I think it’s true.

  50. Marian June 16, 2011 at 10:38 am

    This post makes me ponder that you, Roosh, should perhaps attempt to have a family. You would be a good dad.

  51. K-Man June 16, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Happy Birthday Roosh!

    This motivational post is all good and well… for younger guys. Up to 30-40 perhaps.
    As one of the few people here who has kids, let me share that having a child is way more fulfilling than almost all free spirit-badboy-rebel-playboy activities (and I’ve done my fair share of them).
    Yes, it requires you to give up a lot of your freedom. But didn’t your own Dad make that sacrifice for you? Was that beta or alpha of him?
    However, don’t do it too early. I did it at 33. Live it up a little first.

  52. Fireworks56 June 16, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I resonate with the comments concerning the pull of hedonism and the feeling of being disaffected.

    Don’t ignore what I consider to be an innate human need to contribute something to society and work on a project you truly believe in and seeing your efforts making a genuine difference. It can give you the satisfaction you truly desire. Salary is secondary.

    Also young Roosh, ignore the miracle of compound interest at your peril. Saving at 20 not 40 for your golden years will equate to night and day in quality of life after 60. Being a destitute senior is never on a things to do before you die checklist – unless you plan on circumventing that little issue by dying young – but remember older age can still reap rewards for the refined and distinguished man.

  53. Anonymous June 16, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    @ 48
    dude just pick up the pieces and move on,you said you were obese,just work out.I lost alot of weight myself and im more fit looking (Im in better shape now than in my 20’s) Ive been getting more attention from women aswell,even from younger women in their 20’s(i’m in my late 30’s)
    and just (dont do anything like this link) ill drop here, and you ‘ll be fine.you’re still a young buck.there will always be a shitload of girls who are turning 18 and becoming legal meat everyday.something to think about.good luck.


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  55. JShayDog June 16, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    @ 54 Anonymous

    Wow, thanks for the advice. Lol, so it’s true. That link is everything a guy SHOULDN’T do if he wants a girl.

    I guess you follow Roosh’s tips and get laid?

  56. Timothy June 16, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    The world is yours today…Happy Birthday brother. And thanks for the solid advice. There isn’t one of us here that can’t relate to all of your points. I wish I’d had someone in my ear in my teens with advice like this.

  57. ALF June 16, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Roosh might be the new BAWSE!

  58. Anonymous June 17, 2011 at 1:46 am

    Just think in numbers when it comes to women(Quantity+ use a 1-10 looks scale+gage your victims,I mean pick up prospects, work the funneling down effect to a end result of”laid” etc..) .I read Roosh’s blog along with others,but most of us older cats are usually reminded of what we know already as men and experience. most of what he says+ alot of his stuff on here is what most men learn after stabbing these ho’s out here over the years.his list above is good.I’ve done all the above I’m at # 7 these days.I hate my job and I’m working into better thing soon.
    I also enjoy his blog because he shares the same hatred I have for the lonely 9 cat minimum owning American Feminist Cunts out here.

  59. db June 17, 2011 at 7:16 am

    This is very good advice.

  60. harry palmer June 17, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Don’t jerk it so much, bigger loads = bliss

  61. Shawn June 17, 2011 at 11:39 am

    If I could give my teenage self advice it would be this:

    For every month you go without unpaid sex, reward yourself with a *whore. That way, even if you do not have the necessary genetics to score a girl 1-3 points higher than you, which is the maximum game alone can really get you, you can have sex with girls rated 8-9, consistently. I think that if I had visited escorts during my many months, and really, many, many years, as a teenager, in hindsight, my life would have been so much better. (Masturbation with high-speed internet porn beats sex with girls rated 1-4 on the 10 point scale).

    I will point out that guys like Trump, Hefner (his girlfriends are on the payroll and are therefore “whores”) all celebrities, and all rich men that do not pay for escorts still have women involved in their lives that benefit from them financially, so even though it is not as direct, they are still paying for sex, which makes these girls whores. Why should the “hot” guys or the rich guys or famous guys (who are all rich for the most part) get the best access to women (who again are primarily attracted to them for their money or the guys use bribes indirectly — think yacht rides, trips to cool places, etc. when I can get a hot woman for $220/hr or $150/ 30 minutes in-call?

    Once a man has a rudimentary understanding of game more study quickly has diminishing returns. I have been studying it for many years and I am quite well-versed at it, and, after awhile, it all just transitions into more of a pure numbers game.

    *But, personally, I would not want to have lost my virginity that way.

  62. Anon June 17, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    ^ Yes, they are all whores and we are all johns.

    Wives, girlfriends, mistresses, sloppy one-night stands all cost us time, energy, and ultimately money.

    Unless a guy can consistently bed 8’s in the same night (no more than a handful of hours of work), $150 for 30 minutes of sex with an 8 hooker is a bargain compared to the time it takes to meet & date a girl before sexing.

    $150 is also much cheaper than an ex-wife.

  63. Milk June 17, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I’m 15 and I’ve been studying your work since i turned 15 because i was going through some non negotiable things and i just wanted to say you SAVED my life. You don’t just give “Game Help” you give “Meaning to life”

  64. Capital of Peru June 18, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Also don’t plan on getting married until much later in life

  65. InterestedParty June 18, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    ” Trust me when I say you’ll be much happier making $20,000 a year controlling your destiny than four times as much being controlled by someone else.”

    So, so, so true. This is great advice that I wish someone had given me at some point. But like your parents, my parents bought into the “system” and for similarly good reasons. Everyone should be working on an escape plan.

  66. Willy Wonka June 18, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    “Yesterday I turned 32 years old in Poland”

    How old did you turn in American?

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  68. P. Bateman June 19, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Putting out some good posts lately. Keep it up.

  69. Tim June 20, 2011 at 11:13 am

    As a 17 year old, i took this post to heart.

  70. JShayDog June 22, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    @ 70 Tim

    Take it to heart fully.

    The earlier you start, the better you’ll be in the long run, dude. If there was one quote I wish I knew when I was 17, it would be this:

    “Men age like fine wine, and women age like sour milk.”

    Just improve yourself and don’t worry about female approval. Let the guys who “can’t” live without a woman get suckered into marriage, a 30-year mortgage, and cuckolding. Once you get older, you can get younger, hotter, more compliant girls. Don’t get your heart broken like Roosh’s or mine by a girl who dumped you for not legitimate reason other than a lack of “passion” or “chemistry”. Just work on your game. American women are mostly sluts and bitches, so NEVER put them on a pedestal.

  71. a.a. July 12, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I think I’m in love with you.

  72. Anonymous July 14, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    If you “take the pussy off the pedestal” do you think women won’t be able to tell you’re a jerk and not be interested in having a REAL relationship with you? Duh?

  73. Krista July 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I was totally into this list until I read number six. Really? Are you truly that psychologically damaged? It is by far one of the most offensive and disgusting things I’ve ever read. I don’t know what women have done to you, but I promise that forgiveness and tolerance is the way to go. Until you finally get that massive, gaping chip off your shoulder, I hope you never get laid again.

  74. Lawls July 17, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    I guess your mom is a mindless fuck toy who is garbage too, huh?

  75. Anonymous July 19, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Become a sexist?? Because we don’t have a hard enough fucking time trying to be respected by male partners, friends, coworkers, employers…
    Thanks. Thanks a lot.

  76. Mizzash August 12, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Yeah, that’s right, bro, be sexist! Cause then you’ll get to fuck women and treat them poorly at the same time, and who gives a fuck about them, they’re not fucking human beings or anything! Hell, bro, fuck morals, just treat everybody like shit because what does it matter anyway? While you’re at it, bro, can you get me a Natty Lite??!?! LOLZ

    you’re a fucking dumbshit. but mostly just a bad person.

  77. JJS August 25, 2011 at 10:37 am

    @ 76 Anonymous

    You’re very feminine, aren’t you?

    Your probably part of the problem, btw.

  78. Anonymous September 6, 2011 at 1:11 am

    God damn awesome advice.

  79. Anonymous October 20, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    suck a dick and choke

  80. net October 26, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    3. cut off internet

    OK, but how am I supposed to get my daily Rooshv.com? 😉

  81. M October 28, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Haha I wanna see how pathetic you and whoever agree with this philosophy of life look when you guys get to like, 40.

  82. Hudson November 3, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Yes. Just yes. This really opened my eyes. What about computer programming as a hobby? I really like games, and being able to make them would be make me complete.

  83. Anonymous November 12, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Great post! You are right! Don’t mind the haters they just don’t want to accept the truth!

    Happy Birthday!

  84. Zuberi November 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    This is fucking gold man. I agree with every point, almost 22 at the moment. Funny thing is, luckily I realized most of this stuff a long time ago and I’ve been pretty much putting all of them into practice, life is getting better every fucking day. I do what I do in order to enjoy life, be free and grow as a person, all the rest is elevator music.

  85. AS November 16, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    This blog post was very heartfelt Roosh. May we all have freedom and joy.

  86. 50fifty50 December 7, 2011 at 11:18 am

    This is interesting. Being a young guy myself (18), I do agree with this. Especially point number 1, my parents are the only ones which can change my mind on something it’s set to, this has happened multiple times to the ‘safer option’.
    The reading point also hit it off with me quite well, I do enjoy the old read. No fiction, just stuff with can further my knowledge.

    This post has inspired me to write something along the lines of this, I will be linking back. 🙂

  87. playtrip December 7, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I love it. I’d like to print it up and give it to my son, but #1 might confuse him. I believe I will just talk to him instead.

  88. Anonymous January 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    You’ll never get laid if you follow #6, Roosh that has to be the worse advice i have ever heard- go fuck yourself.

  89. V-man January 22, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    You da man bro! I was born in Poland. I’m in my 30s and I think your advice is applicable for me as well!

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  92. 15 yr old Indian guy March 22, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Your work has inspired me O great roosh.
    i play a lot of video games and people ask me to decrease the time i spend on them.. but pointer #3 coming from u has made me take an initiative.
    I am interested in rock music (like everyone else..
    and have taken up Drumming classes and they are goin good..
    also i hav started running every morning.
    Cant thank you enough for the changes in me I have already started seeing.
    Keep Rocking.

  93. Mindfuckd March 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    To all u guys stop talking about roosh’s mom or sister coz he asked u to be sexist. He asked you to be hard on the ladies only till you grow up a little so that you dont waste your teens being a beta for them.
    Have any one of U been given the shits from a girl u really liked in highschool? no?
    Stfu then.

  94. Polak April 18, 2012 at 10:10 am

    You’re pretty much a dooshnozzle. You are definately the type of person whose ass was repeatedly kicked in high school. I pity you. My God have mercy on your bitter soul.

  95. Bret April 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

    So you didn’t hit the gym in high school, and that is why you are now such a skinny, insignificant pussy?

    My cock could kick your ass.

  96. onlydateforeigners May 28, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Love this post I have said to myself many times I wish I could go back to my 18 year old self and say:

    1. hit on every attractive women you meet. You will be surprised how many you do actually end up screwing!

    2. get used to rejection and not let it bother you, it will happen allot!

    I was lucky enough to enjoy cycling and working out all my life so being fit was easy.

    Trust me women like a guy with a decent to nice body just like we do on a woman.

    I 100% agree with not caring about what others think. Nothing could be truer than that statement. Get over that and you will do way better in life.

  97. Sly boy Fly boy May 30, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Hey Roosh you prob wont read this but im a fifteen year old kid in highschool and im extremely mature for my age as im told and this post has given me a sense of guidance that i realy needed. im gonna chasing my dreams more then i chase pussy thanks Roosh

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  99. Dhatz June 20, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    unfortunately none stays the same and hence this is no longer appliable since many cultures destroyed almost all options to stay human or to grow a real person in the new generations. There is close to no chance of figuring a way to raise the future out of ashes. With high probability all you idiots have zero awareness of the present and zero care about the future. A nuclear reaction of counsciousness would have to arise to overpower the curren mental inhibitions.

  100. carlinhos June 25, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    good advice? haha….

    “You can soften that stance when you get older, but for now just view women as mindless fuck toys who are garbage. Whether or not they really are garbage…”

    this imbecil will never be able to past his dick …and he is giving advice to teens…so sad. whether or not women are really garbage…did you mommy hate you?

  101. carlinhos June 25, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Let ME give you as little advice when it comes to fucking REALLY hot women (not the kind of woman I suspect you fuck)

    REALLY hot women like guys that would never consider women garbage. Of ocurse you can find HOT women who would fuck an idiot such as this guy, but those are one night standers. thats it. I can only imagine what this guy considers hot.

  102. A GIRL July 28, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Oh my god, number 6 is fucked up. I am an 18 year old girl, I can’t believe this shit…
    Guys are so cynical, I always knew it.

  103. A GIRL July 28, 2012 at 3:37 am

    So basically, the top priority in life for a man is to fuck the hottest chicks he possibly can?
    That is so messed up, I want to be a lesbian.

    What happened to being in love? When I’m in love, I can only see the guy I’m in love with, noone else seems hot or even matters. Does that mean anything to you men?

    I think you’re a truly sad bunch, but I will continue to observe because I’m fascinated and intrigued.

  104. Bari August 18, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Hey man. I can’t believe I came across your blog. I am 30, single and have never fucked a girl in her 20s. It is 3:05 AM and I am sitting at my mother’s home. I have no job, finished 2 years of college but never found a decent job. I am broke and under a lot of credit card and student loan debt.

    I was working retail and one day something hit me. I was basically living off the credit cards and using my retail paycheck to make minimum payments. I was like why the hell am I suffering here putting up with BS? So I walked up to the clock, punched my self out and told the manager, “YO I QUIT”. Why be miserable in life?

    My background is non-Anglo Saxon and my mom said she’ll get me a wife from back home when I am ready. So yeah man,I’d rather be unemployed then put up with crap from retail supervisors!

  105. Bari August 18, 2012 at 3:07 am

    P.S. We don’t really ‘move out’ in our culture lol. Yeah so unless I leave the province, I will be staying with my mother.

  106. This is bullshit August 23, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    On one hand, I agree with you on making yourself better by reading, taking up sports, and learning new things. But on the other, you are teaching your little brother to chase pussy?
    Since when is that a way of living?
    Getting fucking STDs, and AIDS, for a good fuck?
    BTW, how many fucks have you had, and where did that take you but to make you bitter?
    Did it make you any smarter?

    On the flip side you might like this enjoy http://xkcd.com/400/

  107. Psychonaut September 9, 2012 at 1:04 am

    “Trust me when I say you’ll be much happier making $20,000 a year controlling your destiny than four times as much being controlled by someone else.”

  108. Happy Fuck Toy September 14, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I stumbled upon your blog by typing “gang bang” into Google. Fancy that. Even as a woman, I love your advice to your teenage self. It’s brilliant, especially #1, #3 and #5.
    If I were to give advice to my teen self, I would only change #6 to say be more sexually adventurous. It is a human right and pleasure. Explore everything, so that when you find someone you truly want to be with, all that other stuff is out of your system and you don’t regret not having tried x y and z beforehand.
    Oh and remind your teen self not to ask that person you truly want about her sexual past. That will truly fuck with your head.

  109. Raul Felix September 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    This can not only apply to teenagers, but those who are pretty much adult teenagers. Those guys who are perpetually immature.

  110. Trent Carter September 24, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Great advice, I might have to print this out for my son to read when he grows up!

  111. George October 27, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    #8 Don’t go/wait for the superbabe. Bang every girl that crosses your path. You will become a better person.

    This should ‘ave been #1 for me.

  112. Anonymous October 29, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    “you can soften that stance when you get older”

    I highly doubt you’ll be able to.

  113. Tanner November 11, 2012 at 12:46 am

    You Sir have just inspired me. Thank you.

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  115. REPLY TO A GIRL 104 March 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    the fact you make it sound like you’ve been in love multiple times proves how meaningless that word has become, especially to teenagers. Better to spend a few years getting all the naughty times out of your system then find someone you “really love” than waste time with multiple partners

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  117. Emdey July 6, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    I just stumbled upon this site by accident. All i can say, is thank you. I’m learning that i too can say fuck the system, and live like a real man.

  118. Anonymous July 10, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Probably your books are crap just like you. I hope one day someone uses you just the way you used women, fucking jerk. Have a miserable life.

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  122. Rebdoomer October 7, 2015 at 8:52 am

    And actually take STEM classes seriously while in school

  123. Dave6034 October 16, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Your parents mean well. They learned much by trial and error, and they’re trying to give you a leg up on the competition by starting you off with the correct answers to life’s mysteries.

    There really is nothing new under the sun, but there are cycles such that what works for one generation doesn’t work for the next. A full cycle takes 4-5 generations, so the elders you really need to listen to are long dead.

    For example, Game works great in this stage of the cycle, when single women have fluffy make-work government jobs and free time to fuck whomever they fancy. That will end in great suffering, and the surviving families will closely guard their daughters’ chastity. Roosh Jr. will have two options: pay cash to fuck diseased whore pussy, or convince a potential father-in-law that he’s husband material.

  124. Geoff February 5, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Fuck, Roosh. It’s like you read my mind. Everything you said is 100% on the money

  125. Kat February 29, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    What a crock of crap.

  126. Anon June 14, 2016 at 4:24 am

    I do agree with most of the advice’s however I will have to disagree with “#3 cut off movies, video games and internet”?? I love video games and it is one of my passions. I f*cking hate Sports, P.E. has really put a bad taste in my mouth for sports and so does the sports team fanatics. I hate the people who play the sports and these are the same guys who will make fun of me if i make a mistake, they tell me that I am not playing good enough. I hate the sports culture in the USA.

    I am not going to play sports. P.E. back in middle school and high school has mentally f*cked me up soo much to the point that if someone invites me to play any soccer-ball, football, basketball, baseball, I simply will just decline. just because I don’t want to play sports, it does not make me some lazy low life obese couch potato who does nothing all day. no one has to agree with me but at least respect that I don’t like sports and i have my reasons as to why i don’t want to play sports.

    White European Girls are not shallow about looks! you don’t have to be a muscle man to impress any European women, south american women and any woman from outside the USA. if you want to exercise and go to the gym and lift weights, do it for self benefit and not some shallow ass western female. YOUR BODY TYPE DOES NOT AFFECT YOUR PERSONALITY.

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