Famous Betas In The Wild

“I used to feel so alone in the city. All those gazillions of people and then me, on the outside. Because how do you meet a new person? I was very stumped by this for many years. And then I realized, you just say “Hi.” They may ignore you. Or you may marry them. And that possibility is worth that one word.”
-Augusten Burroughs, author of Running With Scissors

It took him “many years” to get the courage to say hi to someone. What’s sadder is that he’s a best selling author, meaning people identify with him. The average person is a coward.

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Chuck
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The average person is a coward, but the world needs them. Think of the societal strife if there were no cowards.

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“The average person is a coward.”

True.

But you have to admit, it makes it easier for those of us at the top.

– MPM

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Interesting, Roosh. Have you ever been scared of saying hi to a girl in your life?

One would think that, having been there once, you would find someone trying to improve his social life at least acceptable if not admirable. I’m surprised that you view it with such contempt and disdain.

If you’ve previously been beta and now you’re alpha or whatever, why not just live and let live instead of reminding everyone in every other post how alpha you are and how beta everyone else in the world is?

Just sayin, man. Otherwise, nice blog.

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That title – “running with scissors” – sounds sissified.

I no longer disdain betas to trumpet my Alphaness. They are the rungs I step on during my climb to the top. I no longer ‘educate’ them on Alpha ways or waste my time herding lemmings.

Authors are generally introspective, brooding, fucked-up people needing mind-altering substances to feel “normal”

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The more of them, the better for you.

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Burroughs is a total narcissist (as are the stark majority of people who write fictionalized memoirs) and his writing is too focused on details.

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Isn’t Augusten Burroughs extremely dysfunctional from his extremely weird family life?

T. AKA Ricky Raw
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I think most people were probably always losers, except the main difference is back in the day people wanted to identify with winners and fought their loserdom. Novels and TV and movies and plays reflected this. Now people rather than striving to become winners and be cool have decided instead to just throw in the towel, accept loserdom and try to portray it as something cool to aspire to. In fact, people try to enhance their loserdom on purpose with disheveled, deliberately nerdy fashion choices and self-deprecating and awkward conversation. Every time I go to a bar with hipsters in it I hear self-deprecating poor man’s Woody Allen impression masquerading as a pickup. People make Austen Burroughs, David Sedaris and Judd Apatow characters role models because they reaffirm to them that it’s not only okay to be a loser, it’s admirable and endearing and in the end you will be loved.

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Lee
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are you calling me a coward?
IT’S ON motherfucker

🙂

Tampa
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i can’t get laid…

i sympathize.

Sam Midhurst
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Dry was a pretty good book.

Still, that quote is sad.

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That guy’s early life was completely fucked, he’s not like the average dude you see kicking around on the street.

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He didn’t SAY “it took me years to get the courage to say hi”.

That’s it. And I think it’s a great quote, because something so simple slips the mind of 99% of people. It’s not a courage thing it’s just about a mentality. (Viewing people as strangers or potential friends).

Big fan of the blog but you read way too much into the words of people sometimes.

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What’s this obsession with “Alphas” and “Betas”?

Is this an Aldous Huxley book?

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If you’ve previously been beta and now you’re alpha or whatever, why not just live and let live instead of reminding everyone in every other post how alpha you are and how beta everyone else in the world is?

Just sayin, man. Otherwise, nice blog.

Agreed.

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Isn’t Burroughs gay? Out of curiousity, can a gay guy be “alpha” or are they mutually exclusive?

Dirk Diggler
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Freddie Mercury.

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I think youre reading aa bit too much into this. Maybe this dude, knowing that most people are betas, plays himself off as one in order to sell… Not a bad tactic.

By the way, has anyone here seen Salman Rushdie in photos? Ugly short fat bastard…. However a look at his last four ex wives tells you that he’s got to be the ultimate player! And it isnt even about the money for some of them! They were famous and financially secure already!

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Besides this whole “Alpha Beta” shit has really got to get toned down.. Do you really think that because you can pick up girls easily that suddntly youre a supreme master in life? How about guys that have great power and lots of money, having made their independance in life? Some of these people are rather shy when it comes to women, and would prefer bieng nice and self depreciating to a woman they love. Does this make them terrible losers, inferior to you?

Dirk Diggler
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When it comes to women, yes.

The Dude
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Have you read burroughs? The fact that he can’t say hi is least of his problems. Also he’s gay if that matters. He may have had a problem saying “hi” but he also was a severe alcholic who prob got more gay ass than a toilet seat during that same period. More bullshit roosh trying to sound superior to others without much research…

Dirk Diggler
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Then why do you come here to read his stuff? Fuck off.

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“ow about guys that have great power and lots of money, having made their independance in life? Some of these people are rather shy when it comes to women, and would prefer bieng nice and self depreciating to a woman they love. Does this make them terrible losers, inferior to you?”

Sure they are losers. And every time they go to a bar they feel it so painfully.

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BAH youre full of shit too spandrell!… At least they dont live in dads basement..