Are You A Slave?

If your boss says you will be immediately fired without severance unless you lick a toilet bowl, would you do it?

Are you worried what would happen to your credit score if you miss a student loan or credit card payment?

Are you scared of getting sick?

Are you paranoid of leaving comments on web sites for fear that your employer or friends might find out about them?

At work are you tagged like a dog with an identification badge?

Are there things you want to do with your life but can’t seem to find the time?

Do you withhold your real views from people so you don’t damage your “reputation”?

Is the reason you are not starting a blog or writing a book because your identity might get out and hurt your employment status?

Do you believe it’s important to have professional and social responsibilities just for the sake of having responsibilities?

Think of something you bought in the last year. Was one of the reasons for making the purchase to impress other people?

Do you tell people what they want to hear?

Do you defend groups or organizations that do not defend you?

When you travel to foreign countries, do you withhold your whereabouts for fear that the authorities will come after you and your attempts to write a sex guide?

If you answered yes to any three questions above, you are a slave. Other people are living your life and thinking for you. Your existence is merely to serve them.

I see too many men who are house slaves but think they are free. They get a few crumbs from the master, get a little time off to go to the beach, and are even allowed to eat at the master’s table. They are happy not to be working on the fields, but they are still controlled and owned.

If you are a slave, can you think of ways to escape from the plantation, from the clutches of your master? What is one thing you can do tomorrow to put you closer to gaining your freedom?

What do you have to do to become your own man?

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Traveller
Traveller
8 years ago

“Are you paranoid of leaving comments on web sites for fear that your employer or friends might find out about them?”

Employer or friends, no, government and police state, sometimes I thought about that.

splooge
splooge
3 years ago
Reply to  Traveller

this…Last thiing you want is the police to come crashing through your door cuz they have your ip address.

Mark
8 years ago

The feudal serf worked thee days for their master and three days for their own land and a day of rest.

Why are people shocked that someone says you are a serf or slave working five and a half days for their boss?

Tampa
Tampa
8 years ago

I understand this whole “being slave” persona….but being poor sucks worse. And the mind likes routines and stability. I honestly think that’s far more what a job provides than the actual monetary income deposited in your bank account. Ask anyone who has retired later in life, it’s boring as shit sitting at home all day. And how many trips can you take? Traveling gets old. The human mind likes routine and stability. Too much influx and tension is not good for the health.

There is a weird piece in being a drone. People won’t admit it, but there is def some truth to it.

Invictus III
8 years ago

@3 Traveling never gets old IMHO. I’d visit a new country every week if I could.

Zorro
Zorro
8 years ago

I would have given a fucking kidney to have written this post.

I am 51.

Tampa
Tampa
8 years ago

I’ve been around a lot of rich retired people in my short lifetime.

What really brings a person happiness is quality loving companionship, financial security, and an activity they love to do to keep their mind occupied.

Give a man those three things and that’s where pure happiness is found.

In short; enough money to keep the lights on, your stomach full; some quality pussy to fuck and hang out with; and an activity, hobby or job to keep the mind sharp.

Traveling might very well be that activity, but traveling alone will not bring happiness. I think you need all three.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

“The American religion wants you to believe that corporate safety is here, that its going to protect you and your white picket fence and your framed college degree. But its a lie. The government doesn’t care about you. Your bosses don’t care about you. And when the desert that rises up to claim you back into its dust, you’ll disappear and nobody will wonder about your accomplishments and the things you are most proud of.” – James Altucher

The Glee Manifesto
The Glee Manifesto
8 years ago

You are the Harriet Tubman of Game

FSK
FSK
8 years ago

Taxation is a type of slavery. If you pay 50% of your income in taxes, then you’re at least a half-slave. (In addition to income taxes, there are many other direct and indirect taxes.)

Obstinance Works
Obstinance Works
8 years ago

Right for the most part but remember Bob Dylan said it best “You may be a pauper or you may be a king; you gonna serve somebody.”

Samuel
8 years ago

I am quite free of these restraints and chains… and the trappings of life as you describe are indeed that- ‘trappings’…

But the big swing I need, to really get free, is to get out of the states.

I do indeed have constraints that keep me in a bit of bondage, but not for much longer. Kids are almost grown, and my care for them is a ‘responsibility’ I don’t mind at all.

But time makes you bolder, and even children get older….

Anon.Corporate.Manager
Anon.Corporate.Manager
8 years ago

What happens when you wake up at age 50 and realize you’ve been a bum your whole life and have nothing to show for it? No money in the bank, nobody who loves you (except your mom), and no future?

The same thing that happens to guys who get married in their early 20s and suddenly wake up at age 50 and realize they’ve never had a 3-way, they’ve been screwing the same woman for decades, and they’ve never seen a foreign land except for that one cruise to Mexico.

Roosh, posts like this are interesting and useful, but be very careful about making absolute statements. A career in corporate America, a concern for one’s credit score, and discretion in espousing certain opinions does not make a man a slave.

It’s possible to strike a balance between the two extremes.

[Roosh: Some slavemasters convinced their slaves that they would be happier as slaves than as free men.]

Giovonny
Giovonny
8 years ago

haha

Freedom is the greatest joy!!!

1. freedom
2. financial stability
3. sex with young cuties

Are my priorities fucked up?!?!

Sam Diego
Sam Diego
8 years ago

“When you travel to foreign countries, do you withhold your whereabouts for fear that the authorities will come after you and your attempts to write a sex guide?”

Roosh, in “Industrial Shithole,” are *you* still a slave?

Neil Skywalker
8 years ago

I guess i’m not a slave since i have a travel blog and i’m writing a book about some rough traveling.

Free as a bird 🙂

muc
muc
8 years ago

So far I have been unable to separate my (very good) income from my hometown, so all I can do is take the occasional trip abroad (Im currently traveling) but I have to return after a short while each time. Once I figure out how to get that freedom (while still keeping my income) I will probably go away for a year and try life in other places.

Last night for instance I was talking to girls and making friends completely alone in a country where I don’t speak the language, don’t know anyone, and it was a blast. I scored the number of a stunningly hot 18 year old and in two hours I will meet her for drinks.

My friends are awesome, they are like brothers to me, but what did they do last night? Last week? This year? They went to work and were told what to do. Then they went home to their girlfriends/fiancees and were told what to do. (At least they probably have to coordinate with their girls one way or another.)

This blog and the forums are a source of inspiration for me. Roosh, should we ever cross paths then drinks are on me.

DoesNotMatter
DoesNotMatter
8 years ago

I’m outta here in couple months bro. Got my advanced country PR. Now I’m gonna fill my passport with tourist Visas. After that is done, Bye bye corporate jobs for a year or two. Hello to macking, body sculpting, travelling. See, I’m indian. Foreign countries don’t want us to visit them. Breaking free off the chains , that bind is a lot more complicated for us than it is for you. I envy you guys. All you need to do is say, “screw this shit, Im outta here. For us, we first need to shake of the Indian citizenship or else get a PR to an advanced country first. While we are waiting for the PR, the employer gets to screw us six ways to sunday. WE’re desperate see? If we want to live the Roosh lifestyle, this is our preparatory practice. We spend six years slogging dreaming about out own Roosh lifestyle. It’s either that or organized crime. There is a reason India does not have a Roosh, yet. I’m starting late, but I’m hoping to be the first.

muc
muc
8 years ago

@Tampa: Good point. I think this is a question of character though. Some people like routine and stability, others it bores to tears. Some enjoy to walk into a shady street in a country 10.000 kilometers away to see whats going on, some prefer the nice hotel near the beach where they can chat with other tourists.

Boheme Chinois
8 years ago

We also forget that we’re often slaves to sex and women. If we can be masters of our dicks and women, along as masters of our financial destiny, a man would be invincible.

If more men acted that way, we’d never let feminism run as rampant as it is now.

Men of the world, unite!

bobbb
bobbb
8 years ago

i eagerly await roosh’s ten point guide to becoming a true sociopath

Phinn
Phinn
8 years ago

>>> “Taxation is a type of slavery. If you pay 50% of your income in taxes, then you’re at least a half-slave. (In addition to income taxes, there are many other direct and indirect taxes.)”

In addition to the usual form of direct, labor slavery (forced agriculture, etc.), there was a form of slavery that was popular in the US before it was (supposedly) abolished.

A slave-owner would allow a literate or domestic slave to work for someone else in exchange for wages. The slave-owner would legally own all of the slave’s income, but in practice would give a portion of it back to the slave so that he could maintain himself (room and board, clothing, transportation, etc.).

There is no functional difference between this form of hired-out slavery and income taxation.

dice3510
dice3510
8 years ago

Everyone does thing to impress others. It’s rooted in our genes.

MadMav
MadMav
8 years ago

I read Harry Browne’s book “I Found Freedom In An Unfree World.” It is a red pill eye opener on how gaining personal freedom is entirely up to one person: YOU! Take care of your own individual liberty and tell everyone else to quit being so dependent on you.

DoggyDog
DoggyDog
8 years ago

“tagged like a dog with an identification badge?” … jajaja, I used to be when working as a software developer in a mayor corp. in USA. Now I have found pussy paradaise and live much happier with less money (anyways, who needs a stupid BMW?) … And nope Roosh you haven’t been in this city, (by the way is in South America 🙂 … hmmm, but I know you can trace my ip address, If you figure it out don’t disclose it, I want it just for me … cheers!!!

[Roosh: Your city has been discussed a bit on the forum actually. Would like to check it out.]

Government Drone
Government Drone
8 years ago

A very distant ancestor of mine once wrote in his diary- “All (a man of my family) needs is coin in his pocket, food on his table, wine in his belly and a woman in his bed.” Over the long years, this saying has taken on a kind of mantra-like raison d’ etre. After reading this article (and similar ones to this on Freddom 25 and other blogs) I realize that I kind of abandoned this mantra for a much more boring (and less fulfilling) existence after my hitch in the armed services. Yes I did travel (un soldat va où il est volontaire) while I was under arms, but that was usually to various shitholes of the world. Now I sit in a cubicle all day, and file forms. Sigh. Yes, I have all of the above things, but now I realize that something is missing, that there should be something else added to the list. Adventure, or at least doing something worthwhile. Something that stirs the blood and soul, no? Maybe I will add that to the family motto.