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.

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70 Comments

  1. un garçon November 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Congratulations

  2. Flame November 6, 2017 at 10:54 am

    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

    1. Roosh November 6, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      Reading the Gospel of Thomas inspired this article.

      1. Arthur Konrad November 8, 2017 at 9:32 am

        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!”

      2. KL November 9, 2017 at 8:29 am

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

      3. Braglanderson November 11, 2017 at 6:43 pm

        Roosh, are you invested in bitcoin and ethereum?

      4. regalo November 13, 2017 at 8:27 pm

        Congratulations baby Roosh.

      5. KermitTheeFrog777 November 14, 2017 at 10:18 am

        Probably not what he wanted to hear haha

    2. Allyn71 November 9, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      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.

      1. Bavieca November 10, 2017 at 3:39 am

        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!

      2. Scott Jenner November 10, 2017 at 2:52 pm

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

    3. Jody Dayton Peace November 12, 2017 at 9:56 am

      the bible is fakery for cucks…

      1. Allyn71 November 13, 2017 at 12:50 pm

        Clearly you are delusional.

      2. Jody Dayton Peace February 22, 2018 at 12:46 pm

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

      3. Chump Trump March 13, 2018 at 10:45 pm

        Shut-fagot.

      4. Jody Dayton Peace March 14, 2018 at 2:16 pm

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

      5. Chump Trump March 14, 2018 at 7:32 pm

        You would know you nazi-sociopath.

      6. Chump Trump November 13, 2017 at 9:31 pm

        Sure Nazi.

      7. Jody Dayton Peace February 22, 2018 at 12:47 pm

        Shut up you pedo…

      8. Chump Trump February 22, 2018 at 12:58 pm

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

      9. Chump Trump March 15, 2018 at 12:28 am

        Queer

      10. Chump Trump November 15, 2017 at 4:19 pm

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

      11. Jody Dayton Peace February 22, 2018 at 12:48 pm

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

      12. Chump Trump February 22, 2018 at 12:58 pm

        Jody the avatar of stupid.

  3. sean November 6, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Really enjoyed this Roosh, thank you -sean

  4. Whatever November 6, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    “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?

    1. Marshallaw November 6, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      IRS……

      1. Roosheph November 6, 2017 at 6:25 pm

        How much Roosh?

        That´s the reason you went to the US?

    2. anon1 November 6, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      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

    3. Kerberos November 7, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      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.

  5. skillett November 6, 2017 at 5:54 pm

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

  6. MattyIce November 6, 2017 at 11:02 pm

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

  7. Djay November 7, 2017 at 12:54 am

    The beatitudes of Roosh

  8. Kerberos November 7, 2017 at 4:11 pm

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

  9. Saint Matthew November 7, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    [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

  10. Scotcho Rouleau November 7, 2017 at 11:50 pm

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

  11. MKDAWUSS November 8, 2017 at 12:31 am

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

    1. Roosh November 11, 2017 at 10:53 am

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

  12. aom29 November 8, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Great piece – deceptively more profound than it appears.

  13. zak November 8, 2017 at 7:10 am

    bravo

  14. Diogene of Sinope November 9, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    ”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’.

    1. Roosh November 10, 2017 at 11:37 am

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

      1. I'm not fat I'm just curvy lol November 22, 2017 at 9:11 am

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

    1. Yhomer November 11, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      Your father is gay.

      1. ILOVEHOMER November 11, 2017 at 10:34 pm

        You mean your mom was a man?

  15. Journey Jamieson November 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm

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

  16. Tim November 10, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Is discuss back?

  17. Alca November 10, 2017 at 5:53 am

    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

    1. Roosh November 10, 2017 at 11:36 am

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

      1. Phyllis Moore November 10, 2017 at 7:12 pm

        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.

      2. Diogenes of Sinope November 12, 2017 at 9:22 am

        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.

      3. Phyllis Moore November 12, 2017 at 4:02 pm

        One can over-intellectualize. You are guilty.

      4. Daniel V November 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm

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

  18. anon November 10, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Roosh you the man!

  19. shura November 10, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    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.

  20. Alexander November 11, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    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.

    1. ExPat_in_Krakow November 18, 2017 at 8:33 am

      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.

  21. Bronz Huntington November 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    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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  22. Domitian November 13, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Reminds me of the Sermon on the Mount

  23. ABDOLHAMED November 15, 2017 at 2:44 am

    Congratulations to the man who is wise enough to discover these things and enlighten others to learn the wisdom of an experienced man.
    Thank you and bless you.

  24. kev899 November 17, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    congratulations to me!

  25. satan November 22, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    dont kill urself pls bro

  26. Abraham-X November 24, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Roosh! Dude! Best content in the whole manosphere by far!

    I see the direction you’re heading more clearly by this one. You’ll find her (or she’ll find you) soon, man!

  27. robert franklin stroud November 25, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Excellent.

  28. Gordan Skeledzija December 8, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Congratulations, Roosh, on this inspiring words.
    Gospel of THomas does well everytime I read it again.

  29. William Finn December 14, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    I will now bring forth and challenge the entire establishment. And I will retain the I details the way I chose them to be.

  30. Consolation_of_Philosophy January 17, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Amen.

    I’ll be passing this around.