Congratulations to the man who has been persecuted by the powerful, for he has found the truth.

Congratulations to the man who has found the deepest love and then lost it, for he has learned that nothing is permanent.

Congratulations to the man who stays up at night wondering about the meaning of life, for he has achieved material comfort.

Congratulations to the man who can’t get along with those in his generation, for he is able to think for himself.

Congratulations to the man who has held a dying person in his arms, for now he can live without delusion.

Congratulations to the man who got beat up in a fistfight, for he knows he is not made of glass.

Congratulations to the man who has thought of killing someone, for he is connected to his primal nature.

Congratulations to the man who was stabbed in the back by a friend, for he has learned to only count on himself.

Congratulations to the man who feels utterly alone in the world, for he is about to hear a knock on his door.

Congratulations to the man who has been publicly humiliated, for he can finally take off the actor’s mask.

Congratulations to the man who hates the sight of a girl he just slept with, for he knows what love is not.

Congratulations to the man who traveled too far down the wrong road, for he is steps away from the righteous path.

Congratulations to the man who wishes he could live in another era, for he has enough hope to see tomorrow.

Congratulations to the man who has gone from rich to poor, for he has learned the physical world is not his to own.

And congratulations to the man who is standing on the hangman’s gallows, for it won’t be much longer for his pain to end.

Read Next: Everyone Is Hoping That You’ll Fail

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un garçon
un garçon
2 years ago

Congratulations

Flame
Flame
2 years ago

Very well written!

I reccomend every man who is struggling with some of these points, or meaning of life in general, to look for Jesus Christ with an open heart and study the teachings of the gospel (gods word). Eventually you can grow in faith and become a christian by recieving the holy spirit. This will give you inner peace and joy…and secure your ‘one way ticket’ to eternal life in heaven.

All your questions will be answered. You will understand everything in this world and walk in the light instead of darkness.

Gods wisdom is very contradictonary to the ‘worlds wisdom’… When you look from the perspective of the world you will label gods wisdom as foolish, and when you look from gods wisdom to the world you will see the world as a wicked place ruled by satan. It is really a choice…

For those who are interested I recommend the following YouTube Channel for a kick-start:

https://www.youtube.com/user/sanderson1769

Roosh
2 years ago
Reply to  Flame

Reading the Gospel of Thomas inspired this article.

Arthur Konrad
2 years ago
Reply to  Roosh

Curious coincidence, for I’m reading it as well for the essay I’m writing. It contains eye opening instruction.

“Let there be among you a person who understands.

When the crop ripened, he came quickly carrying a sickle and harvested it. Anyone here with two good ears had better listen!”

KL
KL
2 years ago
Reply to  Roosh

Congratulations to sage Roosh, for he writes parables like Jesus!

Braglanderson
Braglanderson
2 years ago
Reply to  Roosh

Roosh, are you invested in bitcoin and ethereum?

regalo
regalo
2 years ago
Reply to  Roosh

Congratulations baby Roosh.

KermitTheeFrog777
KermitTheeFrog777
2 years ago
Reply to  Roosh

Probably not what he wanted to hear haha

Allyn71
Allyn71
2 years ago
Reply to  Flame

A closer reading suggests that the Bible’s heroes aren’t meant to be models of outward toughness but exemplars of inner fortitude. So why have so many Christians accepted secular standards of masculinity as the basis for biblical manhood?

C.S. Lewis warned against this conflation of Western machismo and scriptural precedent in his seminal work, The Screwtape Letters. In it, the eponymous demon advises a devil-in-training to feed his target “the grand lie which we have made the English humans believe, that physical exercise in excess and consequent fatigue are specially favorable” and, therefore, worthy of divine aspiration.

Such misguided thinking, Lewis writes, creates “a condition of false spirituality,” in which the object of godly manhood is confused with that which the Manosphere portrays as truly manly. Not athletic? You’re not a man. Can’t shoot a gun? You’re not a man. Not dating? You’re not a man. Enjoy music more than weightlifting? Turn in your man card. That’s the message of the PUA movement. When they casually throw around loaded terms like “real masculinity” in ways that reinforce—rather than rebut—secular formulas, we oversimplify a nuanced concept best expressed through eternal values, not earthly ambitions.

Jesus Christ was not a PUA, nor a MGTOW. He was the Son of God.

Bavieca
Bavieca
2 years ago
Reply to  Allyn71

A closer reading suggests that the Bible’s heroes aren’t meant to be models of outward toughness but exemplars of inner fortitude.

Who are exactly these Bible’s heroes who supposedly triumphed and prevailed by relying on their inner fortitude despite their outward toughness were roughly on par with that of Stephen Hawking’s?

So why have so many Christians accepted secular standards of masculinity as the basis for biblical manhood?

A very good question, especially given the fact that past defenders of Christianity like Charles Martel, János Hunyadi, John III Sobieski successfully repelled the Mohammedan hordes err I mean “tourists” by means of flowery poetry and inter-religious dialogues, inshallah.

C.S. Lewis warned against this conflation of Western machismo and scriptural precedent in his seminal work, The Screwtape Letters. In it, the eponymous demon advises a devil-in-training to feed his target “the grand lie which we have made the English humans believe, that physical exercise in excess and consequent fatigue are specially favorable” and, therefore, worthy of divine aspiration.

Yeah, toxic masculinity are literally everywhere. I was unjustly denied from becoming a marine, an army ranger, and even a cop simply because I can’t do a single push-up??? Those Neanderthals apparently never got the memo that it is inner fortitude which matters!

And don’t ever question my inner fortitude! Inwardly aka in my mind, I can do a billion push-ups without even breaking a sweat, such is my inner fortitude and that’s how tough I am in my own mind.

Such misguided thinking, Lewis writes, creates “a condition of false spirituality,” in which the object of godly manhood is confused with that which the Manosphere portrays as truly manly. Not athletic? You’re not a man. Can’t shoot a gun? You’re not a man. Not dating? You’re not a man. Enjoy music more than weightlifting? Turn in your man card. That’s the message of the PUA movement. When they casually throw around loaded terms like “real masculinity” in ways that reinforce—rather than rebut—secular formulas, we oversimplify a nuanced concept best expressed through eternal values, not earthly ambitions.

Indeed! Rather than PUAs aka men, it should instead be left to women to define what “real masculinity” is. Totally legit.

Jesus Christ was not a PUA, nor a MGTOW. He was the Son of God.

Jesus Christ was also not a Republican, nor a Demonrat, nor a Hindu, nor a Mormon, nor a kebab vendor, nor a POTUS, nor a quarterback, nor a drug dealer, nor an IRS agent, nor a male feminist, nor a cab driver, nor a pole dancer, nor a lumberjack, ad infinitum.

He was the Son of God who failed to man up and pass His gene, hence MGTOW dudes looked up to Him as their patron saint, mashallah!

Scott Jenner
Scott Jenner
2 years ago
Reply to  Allyn71

Roosh the 21st real man Jesus! Just like we had Black Jesus show figure he is the common everyday man’s jesus

Jody Dayton Peace
Jody Dayton Peace
2 years ago
Reply to  Flame

the bible is fakery for cucks…

Allyn71
Allyn71
2 years ago

Clearly you are delusional.

Jody Dayton Peace
Jody Dayton Peace
2 years ago
Reply to  Allyn71

You are the one who believes in a being who lives in the sky who watches you… lol…

Chump Trump
Chump Trump
2 years ago

Shut-fagot.

Jody Dayton Peace
Jody Dayton Peace
2 years ago
Reply to  Chump Trump

In your dreams. Your main vocab shows your inner desires.

Chump Trump
Chump Trump
2 years ago

You would know you nazi-sociopath.

Chump Trump
Chump Trump
2 years ago

Sure Nazi.

Jody Dayton Peace
Jody Dayton Peace
2 years ago
Reply to  Chump Trump

Shut up you pedo…

Chump Trump
Chump Trump
2 years ago

Pedo. You have the looks of one buggery-retard.

Chump Trump
Chump Trump
2 years ago

Queer

Chump Trump
Chump Trump
2 years ago

Like your love life. You dream of a good cornholing.

Jody Dayton Peace
Jody Dayton Peace
2 years ago
Reply to  Chump Trump

Tell us more of what passes for your imagination and fantasies…

Chump Trump
Chump Trump
2 years ago

Jody the avatar of stupid.

sean
sean
2 years ago

Really enjoyed this Roosh, thank you -sean

Whatever
Whatever
2 years ago

“Congratulations to the man who feels utterly alone in the world, for he is about to hear a knock on his door”

This one is vague. Do you mean he will get a knock on the door and it will be SWAT? Or will he get a knock on the door from a friend?

Marshallaw
2 years ago
Reply to  Whatever

IRS……

Roosheph
Roosheph
2 years ago
Reply to  Marshallaw

How much Roosh?

That´s the reason you went to the US?

anon1
anon1
2 years ago
Reply to  Whatever

i think its the same dude having the shittiest few months in his life culminating in the feds knocking on his door and leading him to be hanged

Kerberos
Kerberos
2 years ago
Reply to  Whatever

More if you don’t “care” or try so hard when it comes to making friends or getting women, we’ll be drawn to you, as long as you are focused on your purpose in life.

skillett
skillett
2 years ago

School of hard knocks. I hope not to get more congratulations !

MattyIce
MattyIce
2 years ago

Really really needed this. Thank you Roosh! Simple yet powerful.

Djay
Djay
2 years ago

The beatitudes of Roosh

Kerberos
Kerberos
2 years ago

Congratulations, and thank you. I can relate to many of these.

Saint Matthew
Saint Matthew
2 years ago

[1] And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain, and when he was set down, his disciples came unto him.
[2] And opening his mouth, he taught them, saying:
[3] Blessed are the poor in spirit*: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
[4] Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
[5] Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
[6] Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
[7] Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
[8] Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
[9] Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
[10] Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
[11] Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake:
[12] Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you.

(* “The poor in spirit”: That is, the humble; and they whose spirit is not set upon riches.)

Gospel according to Saint Matthew, Chapter 5
Douay-Rheims Bible + Challoner Notes
Source: http://drbo.org/chapter/47005.htm

Scotcho Rouleau
Scotcho Rouleau
2 years ago

Here’s to you and here’s to me, and if we shall ever disagree… then fuck you and here’s to me.

MKDAWUSS
MKDAWUSS
2 years ago

I’m surprised this still uses Disqus after what happened with ROK.

Roosh
2 years ago
Reply to  MKDAWUSS

I’ll just wait until it gets pulled and switch comments over. It takes 2 minutes.

aom29
aom29
2 years ago

Great piece – deceptively more profound than it appears.

zak
zak
2 years ago

bravo

Diogene of Sinope
Diogene of Sinope
2 years ago

”Congratulations to the man who stays up at night wondering about the meaning of life, for he has achieved material comfort.”

Could not disagree more….I think about the meaning of life every day, and I live in a broken apartment, am in bad health, and have no friends (not that I give a shit about the latter, solitude doesn’t bother me, but still).

Go tell your tale of ‘comfort’ to the best philosophers and writers in history….

PS. I never think about the meaning of life at night, though. I follow Schopenhauer’s advice: ‘Evening and night are not the right time for serious reflection, for, as the Spanish proverb goes: the night is painted, the day is white’.

Roosh
2 years ago

You have shelter and food. You still have a high level of comfort.

I'm not fat I'm just curvy lol
I'm not fat I'm just curvy lol
2 years ago
Reply to  Roosh

People just don’t realize what they have until it’s taken from them.

Yhomer
Yhomer
2 years ago
Reply to  BAPH

Your father is gay.

ILOVEHOMER
ILOVEHOMER
2 years ago
Reply to  Yhomer

You mean your mom was a man?

Journey Jamieson
2 years ago

Incredible. Many of these are relatable to me, and I suspect many men.

Tim
Tim
2 years ago

Is discuss back?

Alca
Alca
2 years ago

Brilliant stuff.

Man, roosh mate, if you’re depressed or something give antidepressants a shot.. Or zinc, or B12, vit D, all linked to mood.

Go celibate for a year or two. Might reboot your zest for life. Lay low for awhile. Watch the Bourne series and get some ideas on escaping the world for a bit.

Cheers from oz

Roosh
2 years ago
Reply to  Alca

Why would I do that? I make my best work when I’m down.

Phyllis Moore
Phyllis Moore
2 years ago
Reply to  Roosh

Even so, you reflect and examine. Have you chosen which way you will go? The thoughtful husband or the crusader committed to the cause only? E.G. The Four Rabbinim. I’m hoping for domesticity for you. I think you will like it.

Diogenes of Sinope
Diogenes of Sinope
2 years ago
Reply to  Phyllis Moore

people like Roosh liking ‘domesticity’? I guess by that you mean living with a woman. You are delusional.
PS. reflecting and examining does not implies ‘choosing’. Someone simply likes to reflect and examine, because they actually have grey matter in the skull.

Phyllis Moore
Phyllis Moore
2 years ago

One can over-intellectualize. You are guilty.

Daniel V
Daniel V
2 years ago
Reply to  Roosh

because you are probably in a downwards spirall, and it will get worse and worse as time passes

anon
anon
2 years ago

Roosh you the man!

shura
shura
2 years ago

That’s well done

I went straight to the serpent,
around its lodging I settled
until it was going to slumber and sleep,
that I might snatch my pearl from it.
Then I became single and alone,
to my fellow-lodgers I became a stranger.

I remembered that I was a son of kings,
and my free soul longed for its natural state.
I remembered the pearl,
on account of which I was sent to Egypt.

Alexander
Alexander
2 years ago

Roosh, what would you recommend as the best way to be able to live in Poland or EE someday? For someone on the lower economic rung, particularly – learn coding? Thanks. I especially related to the “living in another era” line – I watch movies from the 50s and the women were incredible. Graceful, delicate, yet strong, I don’t know if we’ll ever get that back.

ExPat_in_Krakow
ExPat_in_Krakow
2 years ago
Reply to  Alexander

First check your family tree to see if you can obtain an EU passport. Some countries – Ireland 100% for sure, possibly Italy and others – offer them for people whose grandparents were born there. I obtained my Irish passport via my paternal grandfather being born in County Monaghan. It isn’t impossible to move here without the EU passport, but it makes things significantly easier in that you can move here without a VISA and without a job, and find one subsequently.

Next, check for jobs in Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, and Gdansk. Most large multinational companies have offices here. There are many SSCs and BPOs here; companies may have their headquarters in Ireland due to the low taxes, while they put their service centers in Poland due to high education rates and lower costs (PL will remain on the zloty and not convert to the Euro). Check LinkedIN, Pracuj.pl, and the websites of the companies themselves (e.g. Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Oracle, PMI, IBM, etc etc etc).

There’s always the possibility of teaching English here. But if you could find a job before you come over, or get transferred over with your current company, then your company would be able to take care of the visa situation in the absence of an EU passport. You don’t necessarily have to learn coding, but any marketable technical skill would certainly help.

Bronz Huntington
Bronz Huntington
2 years ago

Over this weekend the “Mariposa County Board of Supervisors” is being critically investigated by the “National Coalition for Men” for fraud against the United States of America and ADVISED them to move forward in good faith thru bringing the FBI to investigate the fake rape case and fradulent receivership!

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Domitian
Domitian
2 years ago

Reminds me of the Sermon on the Mount