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
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“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.

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

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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?

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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.

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

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

I am 51.

Tampa
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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.

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“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

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You are the Harriet Tubman of Game

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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.)

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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.”

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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….

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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.]

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haha

Freedom is the greatest joy!!!

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

Are my priorities fucked up?!?!

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“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?

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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 smile

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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.

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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.

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@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.

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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!

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

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>>> “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.

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

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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.

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“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 smile … 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.]

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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.

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This is why I teach pickup bootcamps. I make just enough to keep me out of the restaurant industry. I work on my blog and my book (40% done) all day and then go to the gym. I coach about ten hours a week. My biggest fear is that I’ll have to work for someone else if I can’t find clients. Soon, when my book is a smashing success, I’ll travel the world like you do.

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Awesome.

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By that definition, it’s better to be homeless. Then you are slave of no one.

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Outstanding.

Your third-to-last paragraph sounds a lot like Malcolm X.

Lately I’ve been thinking about a big career shift, and right as I was thinking about whether it’s a good idea or not, I came to your site and saw this post. It’s like I was meant to read it.

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I’m a “slave” with a mil in the bank in my 20s. This is a lazy hedonist justifying his choices.

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It takes dedication to sleep with tons of women.

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Gmanifesto said it best on twitter a few days ago – “I’d rather starve like a man who’s alive then end up like a man who’s dead.”

Thats what you have to do to escape.

great post Roosh.

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@ 12

“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?”

Thats bullshit

There’s a lot of us who are in our 20’s and waking up being made to feel like bums with nothing to show for it. No bank, and barely any love from mom at that. We’re told day by day we won’t have a future if we don’t buy a piece of shit paper worth lots of debt to work some piece of shit job where you have to bend over backwards to HR cunts and guys who agree with “manning up”. If that’s not slavery then you might need someone to remind you what a ball and chain looks like.

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The only correct thing to be a slave to is God. He is the one who controls the Universe. There is God, and there is His creation, which is us. The only correct and intelligent choice to be a slave to is to be a slave to God. It impossible for a human to be not be a slave to at least one thing.

Either he is a slave to other than God, such as a slave to the Universe, his whims and desires, or other than that. Or he is a slave to God. Being a slave to God is the only way to earn happiness, because it is not possible that God is pleased with us being a slave to other than Him.

Since there are atheists out there, I would just like to prove the existence of God right now:

Some Atheists present Virtual Particles as evidence that something could come out of nothing. I have no problem with Virtual Particles. However, this is not a valid argument as it is well known that Virtual Particles only occur under very specific circumstances, while there is no possible circumstances to have created the Big Bang other God.

There, no one to date has ever disproven this argument of mine.

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my comment had mistakes, the following is the correction:

The only correct thing to be a slave to is God. He is the one who controls the Universe. There is God, and there is His creation, which is us. The only correct and intelligent choice to be a slave to is to be a slave to God. It impossible for a human to not be a slave to at least one thing.

Either he is a slave to other than God, such as a slave to the Universe, his whims and desires, or other than that. Or he is a slave to God. Being a slave to God is the only way to earn happiness, because it is not possible that God is pleased with us being a slave to other than Him.

Since there are atheists out there, I would just like to prove the existence of God right now:

Some Atheists present Virtual Particles as evidence that something could come out of nothing. I have no problem with Virtual Particles. However, this is not a valid argument as it is well known that Virtual Particles only occur under very specific circumstances, while there is no possible circumstances to have created the Big Bang other than God.

There, no one to date has ever disproven this argument of mine.

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Not true Yahyaa.

Not God, YOU have to make that bang happen, especially a big bang, bro.

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Yeah ok Roosh that sounds good in theory if you are in your 20’s 30’s (40’s?) but what happens later in life when you need some stability and security, we have to bend over to some of your ‘slave’ examples …
I travelled in my under 50 years and had all the stary eyed feelings that you put forward, but its not forever … sure do as Roosh says in your first half of your life (I did) but realise it will not be forever … (unless you can get that passive income for your freedom!)
Hey love your site, wish I was travelling in my early days again with your help ..it would have been great! wink

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Are you a member of society? Do you drive on the right side of the road in the U.S. when you really want to drive on the left side? If so, you are a slave.

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I would rather be running around Europe (Roosh style) than working my lifeless corporate job. I know in my company you would have to lick the toilet bowl and other things to get ahead.

People put too much value in material goods that bring you happiness for maybe a week, if your lucky.

Who cares what age you are, question is are you “living” today or dreaming about the future.

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Grab ten homeless guys off the street randomly, and I guarantee you that at least five of them will be guys who played by the script, worked hard, got married, etc, and were used up and discarded by women and society anyway.

When they are done with you, all that money and equity you use to justify the past 30 years of your life can be taken away almost overnight. It can be done by disaster, outright theft, by divorce theft, by taxation, or by inflation.

Whether you sit on your ass all day, travel the world, or bust your hump for the man, you still only have a 50/50 chance of enjoying your golden retirement years. May as well do only what brings you happiness.

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“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose”

Kristofferson

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@Roosh: Most people can’t handle the freedom that you are talking about because their identities are so intertwined with “work” and “social” and “familial” obligations. If they had developed creative interests of their own, independent of the aforementioned obligations, they would have the clarity of mind to see what you are saying. The only purpose that I see in “working” is the need to earn money to support yourself. If you have some kind of inheritance that can tide you through life, there is no need to work, and your time is better spent nurturing your creative side and finding genuine happiness in doing things you love, rather than what you have to do. Since most people have not invested much time in developing that side of themselves, outside of work, their lives would appear to be empty and purposeless.

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even if its a job which involves a lot of things that you “love” to do, if you have a large enough sum of money saved up, there is no need to do that job. You can do the work that that job would require of you, since you love it, but do it on your own terms, without the 9 hour/day grind, and dealing with a boss and other related politics, etc. So, all in all, what I’m saying, is that there is no need to work if you have enough money saved up to not have to.

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most people are slaves. indeed, many of you readers would be destroyed by the freedom roosh has become accustomed to. it takes courage and a very strong project to do what he’s doing.

anyone making a single excuse for wanting to do what he is doing and not doing it is a slave.

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Roosh, you show us the box, can you show us a way out?

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Roosh, could put together a post on how to get off the plantation? It is easy to say that you need to find a way to become independent, but I think you should lay out how it can be done.

I mean, I would love to quit my “House Slave” job, but then I would be living in the streets and feeding on scraps.

Break it down, Uncle Roosh.

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Roosh, I don’t think you can teach a Master’s mindset to a slave…It like taking great LSD, it is experiential and cannot be explained.

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Roosh, you are still a slave, because you cannot tell us where you really are. “Industrial Shithole” slave.

And I suspect you have HIV, which is why you have such a disdain for society, male and female alike, sociopath. That’s why you wrote this:

A lot of people here sure think they are going to live a long life into elderly age. I wonder how they can be so sure of this.

by Roosh

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Yes, there are slaves, and much of what Roosh say is true.

But staying in bars after you are 30, with retarded conversation, silly immature buddies, listening to retarded girls, is a vision of Hell. One must be pathologically horny to stand that.

Roosh lived in a rathole near a favela in Rio, and went to forros, a place where only trash goes. I can’t imagine myself 15 minutes in one, not even to score Adriana Lima.

I enjoy Roosh’s books and the blog, but one must understand that the man is an addict. Check his interaction with his Danish buddy, it is childish. Most people would not have the patience for the superficial shit he enjoys. That’s the kind of thing you do when you are twenty, and get over it. No pussy is worth listening to euro pop in bars four times a week.

There are other alternatives to being a corporate slave: start your company, volunteer in something valuable, help others.

Roosh will grow tired of this life in a couple of years. Wait and see.

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

What boss? I answer to no one! And if I did have a boss and he told me to lick the bowl, I’d boot him up the arse, grab his head and shove it down the toilet, then flush wink

I’d say the vast majority of people are indeed slaves, and the 9-5 life of a corporate drone is basically tolerable.

“Humans were not evolved to be confined to a fixed space day-after-day and to do boring and repetitive work which is usually personally meaningless, and is done on the orders of others who are also omnipresent to supervise its execution. That is the working definition of hell for hunter-gatherers and they are uniformly both horrified and disgusted to to see “civilized” man behave in this way.”

“The alarm clock goes off. You must get out of bed and start your day. You wanted to stay up later the previous night and catch that late TV program, chat a little longer with friends at the pub, but you couldn’t… You are sleepy and you really want to turn the alarm off and go back to bed. Of course, you can’t do that, because you must go to work. For the vast majority of people that is not a prospect that fills them with joy or anticipation. Your work is OK, or at least not “bad,” but you have to go to the same place every day and you have to do what one or more other people tell you to do…”

“Then there are the other people you must necessarily interact with. Several of the people you work with are complete monsters, in fact, they despise you and they go out of their way to make your job and your hours at work more difficult. And the customers! Most are OK, but some are horrible – encounters with them leave you shaking, and sometimes fearful for your job…”

“Others whom you work with are better compensated, and those that own the enterprise you work for are getting rich from it, and that rankles. But, beyond these concerns, this isn’t what you really wanted to do with your life and your time. When you were fifteen, you wanted to _______________, to travel, to see the world, and to meet interesting people and do interesting things. Instead, here you are. And every day you are a little older and a little more run-down…”

“You had such high hopes for your marriage and children. But instead of being something that greatly amplified your joy, they have proved a source of frustration, and in some cases, almost unbearable irritation and grief. The sexual spark that enervated your relationship with this current wife scarcely survived the third year of marriage. Now, sex is desultory, clinical, and rarely offers much satisfaction. You feel guilty watching people on the Internet have what looks like really fantastic sex…”

“Your sphere of options is incredibly narrow. You don’t see it that way, but that is the reality. Except for 2 weeks a year, and scattered holidays in between, your life is mostly the same – and it isn’t exciting and you don’t enjoy being told what to do all the time. In fact, if you didn’t need the money, you’d beat your boss senseless, or at very least, walk out and never come back.

…And that is the reality that most people, the world over, labor under almost every day of their lives.”

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