I’m Ready To Man Up

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. I’m still here in Poland, pretending to be Peter Pan, having purely sexual relationships in a life void of responsibility where no one counts on me and no one expects anything of me. There is no reason to wake up before noon. I spend my days writing, reading, drinking, and chasing pussy. I have so much free time that I decided to learn Polish, one of the hardest languages in the world, just for the hell of it. I feel that there should be something more to life, even if it means taking on what may initially seem like a burden.

I’m convinced that the solution is to grow up and do what society expects of me, to be a man as defined by my middle-class peers.

I will man up and fly to Washington DC. I will fix my resume, make up some amazing bullshit for the four-year gap in professional employment, and become a microbiologist again. Hopefully I won’t have a mean boss, and hopefully the HR gals like me enough so I don’t get the axe in the first round of corporate restructuring.

Once stably employed, I will man up by looking for a modest condominium in the suburbs, taking on a mortgage that is not too crushing. The mortgage will give me a respectability that my self-published fuck guides never could. Hopefully the value of my condo doesn’t decline, the condo association nazis don’t complain about my music, and no major repairs will be needed that force me to eat ramen for an extended period of time.

To get around in the suburbs, I will man up by purchasing an environmentally friendly automobile, preferably a Toyota Prius. I will finance it. I will have to budget carefully since gas, insurance, and maintenance adds up. Hopefully I don’t get into a catastrophic accident.

I will man up and enroll in a part-time graduate program by borrowing the tuition (I can get my dad to co-sign the loan since he likes it when I go to school). If I really move my ass, I can have a fresh degree in four years, which will really impress my boss and set me up for a 4.5% annual raise instead of the usual 3%. My debt load should now keep me quite busy and anxious for the next 30 years.

I will man up and find a wife on eHarmony. She’ll be my age, a handsome woman tired of being pumped and dumped, with a masculine sensibility that South American and Eastern European women don’t have. She will drastically shorten her hair six months after the wedding, and in spite of my disapproval, she will gain one pound a month until finally exploding like a whale for our first of two kids. She’ll never make the effort to lose the pregnancy weight, no matter how many subtle gym membership gifts I get her for Valentines Day, Mothers Day, her birthday, and Christmas. She will lose interest in having sex with me. The most humiliating moment of my life will be when she tells me to pump her hand while she reads a woman’s magazine. I will feel unattractive and unloved.

Once the kids are in middle school, my wife will initiate divorce proceedings because “the feeling” is no longer there. The feeling was no longer there for me either, but I was willing to make it work for our children. Nonetheless, I will man up and let her take the property, the cars, and the kids. I will pay her steep child support payments that leave me on the edge of poverty. My kids will be brainwashed against me, and hate me for the rest of their lives. I’ll hate them too, but if I stop paying child support I will be sent to prison. With little fatherly influence in their lives, my son will become a little bitch and my daughter a slut who loses her virginity at the age of 14.

I will not give up on life. I will work even harder and make wise investments until my kids are 18 and the burden of child support payments are lifted. Once eligible for social security at the age of 67, I will take my modest nest egg to a modern country with a cheap standard of living, maybe Poland. Once there, no one will count on me and no one will expect anything of me. There will no reason to wake up before noon. I’ll spend my days writing, reading, drinking, and purchasing pussy. I will have so much free time that I’ll decide to learn Polish, one of the hardest languages in the world, just for the hell of it. Yes, I’m ready to man up.

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You know… some of your posts are really depressing for those of us that work 9 – 6 everyday…

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I think its great, he is poking fun at all clowns who empower a system that screws over men.

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the purpose of depression is to cease giving energy to endeavors which your mind tells you are of low potential return.

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I’m really glad that Poland is no longer allowing Middle Eastern or African immigrants. Roosh is a prime example of Middle Eastern low IQ and obsession with sex.

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Awesome article, i love the writing style

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Fantastic. You hit the nail!

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That was actually pretty nice. Got an inch of Bukowskiesque feel to it.

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This was good…so true in so many ways, except for the fact the guy will often jump back into another relationship with an American woman, get taken to the cleaners again and have no money to retire to a place such as Poland.

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Not all of us have the ability to write e-books that sell well. For some of us being able to find a stable job in the first place is hard enough and we don’t have the luxury to brag about not having to work.

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I think these forums are about ensuring men make informed choices,most divorcees usually wonder what happened?its only fair we make choices for which we can own the consequences not be traumatized by it.

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It’s about time. I was wondering when you were going to come to your senses… You can’t live the dream forever!

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@Anonymous and @Ruby

Why not become inspired by Roosh?

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There is a middle way.

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Priceless! This article is a true gem!

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Phew, for a second there after first reading I thought you were serious about moving back to DC. Great article !!! Stay the course, you are an inspiration for us all.

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Hahahah! Bloody brilliant!
I like this spin on that old fable about the Native and the Gringo.

While some may deride your description of typical American life as being exaggerated or cynical, I would say that a man who lives the life you described is almost getting off easy compared to what happens to a lot of American men.

And you are right – why have kids, when it’s more than likely that the authority to raise them as you see fit will be forcibly taken from you by power of the state, as soon as the bitch needs to go find herself. We’ve all seen the stats about children of single mothers.

Those complaining that you are somehow “stuck” in your boring 9 to 5 lives need to get a grip. There is nothing that you can’t walk away from. If you are addicted to your iphones, lattes, titles, phony friends, and hip street addresses, then sure, you are “stuck” – in a bed of your own making.

The first thing is to not take on debt. If you have it, pay it all off. From there, anything is possible. Just accept the idea of getting satisfaction from real life, rather than from purchasing things.

If you have crushing debt, fukkit, walk away from it. That’s what Donald Trump does every time he makes a bad business bet. If the Wall Streeters can bail out on billions owed, why should you feel bad about leaving a few credit card companies hanging?

Wake up and live, fellas, the time grows very short!

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At one point in the awful creature feature The Creeping Terror, the titular monster confronts a couple who is necking in the park. The thing is such a poorly done, slow moving puppet that the poor actress who is to be ‘devoured’ basically has to jump into its mouth.

Whenever I hear about manning up, I imagine the woman is the creeping terror: a lumbering beast who demands I jump into her mouth for no other reason than the fact that the script calls for it.

Realizing that you don’t have to voluntarily submit yourself for digestion is really the best moment of a modern man’s life.

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Roosh — I am making $250K at my corporate job right now but I am the one envious of you.

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We lost you! Another comrade out of the Game circuit.

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If you always do what you’ve always done you will only get what you always got.

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Inspiring! I am going to man up just like you and jump into a woodchipper, erm, get married, too.

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The real tragedy is that the majority of American men will gladly go down the road you just outlined oblivious to the fact that there are many alternatives. However, once down the alternate path you will be shamed for “not manning up” as you expertly observed. I am currently scheduled to be paroled from my corporate American prison in a year. Cant wait to go expat.

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Life is all about choices. The key word there is “choice” – YOU choose – don’t let life choose for you.

Studies indicate that well over 50% of Americans are unahappy at work. Many of these people are doing well, but they’re doing well at something they don’t enjoy. People get overwhelmed by the decisions they have to make about their jobs, their families, their businesses and their futures. They end up shifting their focus to talents they don’t have and careers that don’t quite fit. Many respond by simply falling into whatever comes down the pike without ever asking themselves some very important questions.

Have you ever sat down and thought seriously about what you truly love? What you’re good at? What you want to accomplish in life? What are the obstacles stopping you? Most people don’t. They accept what they “should” be doing, rather than take the time to figure out what they want to be doing.

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Excellent post.

Your writing never ceases to impress.

Thankfully it seems that the rest of the USA is slowly finally walking up from their comas too.

#Occupywallstreet

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Roosh, you’re trying too hard to justify your life. One day you’re going to wake up and realize that you are completely alone, and nobody loves you except your mom and your cat.

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Roosh,

Great twist on The Fisherman and The Businessman story.

Jackblack –

“Roosh — I am making $250K at my corporate job right now but I am the one envious of you.”

You should.

Next you need to figure out is to cake up and travel, like I do.

Anonymous –

“Roosh, you’re trying too hard to justify your life. One day you’re going to wake up and realize that you are completely alone, and nobody loves you except your mom and your cat.”

Ha.

Who cares?

– MPM

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Hey, it’s not April 1st!!!

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We’ve been punked

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Good life plan. What’s the meaning of life without intense struggle?

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When I first started reading Roosh, his blog was all about PUA, tips, and tricks about banging girls. Now, your website is truly an asset for LIFE.

Do you have any idea how many American men follow this path? I have seen this EXACT parable play out multiple times in my family alone.

This post is VERY eye opening.

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Dude as soon as I read “Im going to man up” I knew it was fake.We are all going to hell in a hand basket here in the states,so make the best of it there or where ever,Besides you are making more money now without headaches selling books.
Why would you go back to being a nerdy professional vs. being a jet setter playboy.

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You just know this country is F’d, when a butt cold, rain soaked, gray and dreary ex Soviet satellite, looks like paradise on earth by comparison.

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Hah. Polish is a pretty easy language if you have decent language ability. Try learning Georgian or Azeri and then get back to us. And don’t quote Robert Lindsay saying it’s one of the hardest in the world.

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Get off your high-horse Roosh. You can be a judgemental son-of-a-gun. This was a useless post for those of us who actually have responsibilities from which we canot walk away. Let’s get back to interesting writing. Come with it.

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You got yourself there with no plan out in case it went bad, it went bad and now you are blaming the truthspeaker.

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My dad followed the traditional American man’s role that was outlined here and thanks to him I get to exist.

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love this post. consider becoming a fiction writer, Roosh. board that airplane, but I predict you will miss your former life as soon as you get off that thing… unless you take that sweet Polish 8 or 9 you banged a while ago with you, maybe that´s an option, call it a survival package?

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@21

being loved is overrated.

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1 Anonymous
You know… some of your posts are really depressing for those of us that work 9 – 6 everyday…

6 Ruby
Not all of us have the ability to write e-books that sell well. For some of us being able to find a stable job in the first place is hard enough and we don’t have the luxury to brag about not having to work.

21 Anonymous
Roosh, you’re trying too hard to justify your life. One day you’re going to wake up and realize that you are completely alone, and nobody loves you except your mom and your cat.

30 Anonymous
Get off your high-horse Roosh. You can be a judgemental son-of-a-gun. This was a useless post for those of us who actually have responsibilities from which we canot walk away. Let’s get back to interesting writing. Come with it.

tell us Roosh, are these the same people?

hahah.. denial, anger, acceptance

Not trying to put down the average man here, not a rock star myself, but these guys (or guy) just sound so bitter and pathetic…

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“This was a useless post for those of us who actually have responsibilities from which we canot walk away.”

Yeah, but it was a great post for those of us who don’t have those responsibilities.

You can’t please all of the people, all of the time.

– MPM

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“Fuck guides” are an ever-green niche, and you’re a talented writer. I don’t think this is a black and white issue though. It’s not about either being a pussy-chaser or having responsibilities. You can take a little from each side until you feel comfortable.

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@8 – It isn’t that I’m not inspired by Roosh and his writing… I am. Some aspects of this aren’t as simple as just picking up and leaving. Some of us “woke up” too late, and have already accrued a significant amount of student loan debt, which will not go away even if you “walk away” from it.

The problem is income. Roosh and other bloggers provide value in the form of writing. For those that are terrible at writing, like me, we have to come up with another way of being able to pay for a ticket to Poland, or a hostel, or food.

You’re right though in saying that a majority of Americans, especially recent graduates, are waking up to the reality that they are no longer entitled to the American Dream.

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brilliant.

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Roosh, don’t stop rappin’.

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FITTER. HAPPIER. MORE PRODUCTIVE

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you just described my brother in law. I really feel sorry for him marrying my sister….

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Roosh Great Post! Was it inspired by the Date me DC Blog (Peter Pan syndrome) and the article on CNN yesterday (why men are screwed?) ?

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I’m working ~ 80 hours a week for a measily 50k a year as a Hospital Resident- I pay half of the after tax for an apartment in the crappiest burough of NYC. I get up at 5:30 AM every morning, have hardly any time to chase chicks, and burdoned with 200k in medical school debt, and have a plethora of expectations and duties that I must fulfill- or bad things happen. My life is very stressful and unfulfilling.

With all that said- at least I’m not married and I don’t owe anyone child support.

Every day I find myself thinking of how I can transition to your type of lifestyle Roosh…

^—- envious

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@ 37
If I were in your position with a lot of student loan debt, I might still walk away from it. Who cares? The debt won’t go away but what are they going to do about it? You know how many people walked away from $500k mortgages that they were under contract to pay? The only way they can nail you is if you insist on remaining inside the system, using credit for everything, working salaried jobs and buying their overpriced real estate.

But let’s assume that you will not abandon your debt. Fair enough. There are still ways to implement Roosh’s msg.

1) Don’t ever have sex without a condom (so you don’t impregnate anyone – and don’t take her word that she’s on the pill)

2) Never get married. Any woman who demands it as a condition of being with her has ulterior motives involving your provider status.

3) Never buy a home or condo. You get better deals and greater mobility by renting, in any market, but especially these days.

4) Do not buy any new toys until your debt is paid. Liquidate useless crap and use the money to pay down debt. Live frugally. Don’t take on a penny of new debt. Just pay it off with every spare dime.

5) Find a job in another country that takes advantage of the degree you earned.

6) Start thinking of small business ideas that you would be able to do from anywhere in the world. After you pay off your debt, save money to launch your business.

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@JackBlack

Dude, save up for a few more years (avoid the hookers and blow for a bit), and then do something that interests you. I was making coin in financial software, but I realized that I live so cheaply as a single dude, I was able to quit and pursue other interests.

Granted I’m not banging Polish whores, but the educated, smart, single guy (helps to be white/Western) has millions of options. It’s probably the best time to be alive for the free man.

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A key to failure and becoming miserable is to please other people. They don’t truly care if you are happy or not. Therefore, don’t even try to please other people at all by doing what they say you should do or what they expect you to do. You do what you desire to do.

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This is why Roosh’s blog is in my RSS reader. I had a 25 year old try and tell me to man up and marry her. Man up. Man up and hate your life. Man up and get fat in a fucking cubicle because you’re too afraid to say that you care too much about what people think.

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“1 Anonymous
You know… some of your posts are really depressing for those of us that work 9 – 6 everyday…”

Working 9 to 6 is AWESOME. Plenty of time to get home, eat, shower, and meet up with your fuckbuddies and/or girls you met on Friday & Saturday night. Not to mention the benefits of having a steady income & health insurance.

“21 Anonymous
One day you’re going to wake up and realize that you are completely alone, and nobody loves you except your mom and your cat.”

Most men realize the same thing… when they get served with DIVORCE PAPERS. Bye soulmate, bye kids. Hello alimony, child support, attorneys’ fees, feminist judge, and threat of imprisonment.

“37 Anonymous
Some of us “woke up” too late, and have already accrued a significant amount of student loan debt, which will not go away even if you “walk away” from it. The problem is income.”

If Wall St. can default on their loans, so can you. FUCK IT. What the fuck are you worried about? Your goddamn CREDIT SCORE? Good credit scores are what got you in trouble in the first place — good credit score = loans = debt = worry = SERVITUDE.

Let them garnish your wages at $20 a week. Fuck ’em. Live your life.

Game some women. Get them to support YOU. There are plenty of women in this country who willingly hand over their welfare checks or child support checks to men. Find an alternative means to making money, marry rich, whatever.

If you can’t scrape together money for a plane ticket, you aren’t resourceful enough & probably deserve to rot slowly like every other enslaved dude in this country.

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Roosh, you’re as much of a slave as the guy with a mortgage and a wife.

You put pussy on such a high pedestal that you’ve forsaken all other activities, and all other worthwhile pursuits, in order to keep chasing strange pussy.

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It’s not about “manning up” (that’s femin-speak), it’s about figuring out a life that you’d hang your hat on. Roosh is ok doing what he’s doing, but in the long run I definitely want to give a family what my family’s given to me. I’d want to raise a kid, give him a good home.

I think there’s a lot of pleasure to be found there, just like there’s a lot of pleasure to be found railing polish girls. Each his own, I guess.