Many men are doing things they think are giving meaning and fulfillment when actually they’re merely experiencing entertainment for the short term. If you’ve ever gotten bored of something that used to excite you or make you happy, you have discovered an activity that not only has served little benefit to you, but also taken you away from your true purpose.

In my mid 20’s I began restructuring my life to permanently travel and sleep with foreign babes. Through strenuous labor, I accomplished both tasks. I have traveled to approximately 30 countries and have slept with many sexy women within them. I fulfilled what I thought was the objective of my life, but as I write this now, I do not care about travel and do not care about sleeping with more women beyond my physical sex need. I thought these activities were life purposes that I would do until I die, but they instead were short-term hobbies that I eventually got tired of.

If the behavior you’re doing is putting you through a rapidly repeating cycle, you are doing something without deep meaning. For example, I’m sure you know people who are stuck inside the following cycle: office work, entertainment, alcohol, casual sex, office work, entertainment, alcohol, casual sex. At just about the time you get bored from one activity, you spin the wheel to reach the next meaningless activity. The cycle repeats itself endlessly with no possible goal besides filling your days with something novel and stimulating enough that you’re able to endure it before the wheel moves again.

I thought I was self-actualized since I was able to get off the wheel. I stopped being the corpoate drone who looked forward to the weekend for a little bit of fun. What I didn’t realize is that I was still on a wheel, just a different one, and the only difference is that it moved more slowly. Travel to new place, learn new culture, sleep with girls, write book, travel to new place, learn new culture, sleep with girls, write book. Each cycle was between 3-6 months, and I did that for more than five years.

When you’re doing something that has a defined purpose, the cycle is replaced by a line that contains a defined beginning, middle, and end. The objective is reached once the purpose has been fulfilled. If you are a member of a hunter-gatherer tribe, your purpose is to defend the tribe as long as you are physically able to ensure its survival and bear children that make it to reproductive age. Once your children become independent and you served your duty to the tribe without placing a burden upon it, you could die without regret. Since your purpose was served, there would be little or no fear of death. Compare that to modern living, where you just live for the sake of getting through a day in the most pleasurable and entertaining way possible.

When you don’t have a purpose, and you are spinning around on one of numerous wheels of novelty, you fear death greatly, because you know deep down that you have not fulfilled a purpose that is compatible with your nature. In fact, you try to stop the very forces of nature by getting plastic surgery, taking various drugs or products to make your aesthetic more youthful, or pumping your body with hormones to duplicate the energy of your 20’s. If you were on a purposeful path that has a beginning, middle, and end, you would not fear aging or even be disturbed by it, because you would have already been well on your way to completing a higher goal.

Nearly everything you do in life is within the cycle of novelty. Travel, sex, partying, chasing money, accumulating material possessions, pursuing fame, and consuming entertainment are all activities that spin you around the wheel, but which will give you no lasting satisfaction. In your inevitable malaise, you seek to increase the dose by doing more travel, having more sex, making more money, achieving more fame, but the wheel keeps spinning. You’re stuck in it, and as long as you avoid your real purpose, you will never get off. After so long of spinning on a wheel, you may not even be able to live without it.

What is the real purpose of man? What has an end where you can accept that your purpose has been reached and release your body back to nature? For some of us, the answer could be a surrogate activity, like writing is for me. For you, it could be having a family that helps support the tribe, with a goal that serves others instead of yourself. This has a beginning, a middle, and an end, unlike everything else that puts you right back in the wheel of novelty, eternally searching for the next hit but never allowing you to accept your role within nature. In fact, the more that you fear the idea of your death, the farther you’re away from realizing your true purpose.

If a society is corrupt and led by those who want to take people away from purpose, it will be structured in a way to place men in a novelty wheel at a young age and keep them there. Entertainment, meaningless work, and sterile relationships will be promoted by all institutions of society. At the same time, the idea of big families and local tribes will be attacked and seen as historic mistakes that no longer serves humanity. This is exactly what we’re seeing in the Western world, where men are being thrown into the novelty wheel. The energy they use to propel themselves around the wheel can be readily monetized, monitored, and controlled, while those who promote traditional ideas that pull men off the wheel are singled out and silenced.

I don’t want to go around the wheel anymore. I don’t want to have “fun.” I don’t want to watch movies that put me in a mindless stupor. I don’t want to go to a nightclub to drink alcohol so that I can tolerate a broken woman who is on sterility drugs. I want to live a life of purpose, and so I’m ready to step off the wheel into a great expanse of space before me where my every step is no longer on a predetermined track guided by others. My legs are more wobbly than I’d like to admit, but I will press on and become a man who has a purpose with a beginning, a middle, and an end, and once my purpose is reached, I can smile before resting for my final sleep.

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Jankers
Jankers
4 years ago

Fuck Islamic State with their ‘wobbly legs ‘ and ‘final sleep’

GetItGoing
GetItGoing
4 years ago
Reply to  Jankers

That doesn’t even make sense.

bigode
bigode
4 years ago
Reply to  GetItGoing

It makes total sense. Islamic State has a sense of purpose (as twisted as it may be) and they are content to die when they achieve their purpose. Maybe Roosh is saying that he will join IS.

Morrison
Morrison
4 years ago
Reply to  bigode
GetItGoing
GetItGoing
4 years ago
Reply to  bigode

It wasn’t clear what his comment meant.

splooge
splooge
4 years ago
Reply to  bigode

there is no good or bad, just conflicting agendas….us and them..thats it

Loner
Loner
4 years ago
Reply to  splooge

‘There’s no good or bad’. I am sick and tired to hear this stupid shit. You are basically saying that there’s no difference about a pedophile who rapes and kill children and someone who saves a child from drowning. How idiotic.

Loner
Loner
4 years ago
Reply to  Loner

the world is a lot less subjective than what some made up bullshit implies. It is true that we all are manipulated by false beliefs, erroneous assumptions, dogma, etc, but that doesn’t mean there’s no distinction about good or evil.

The problem is when one self-proclaims himself to be ‘good’ and goes out to fight ‘evil’. That’s what this insane Islamist extremists do. They are crazy as well as stupid. They go around blowing people up, thinking that civilians are their ‘enemy’ when it’s really the fucking GOVERNMENTS who sent airstrikes in their country, not the fucking CIVILIANS. These insane idiots are so ignorant , half washed, insane and and backward that can’t even see who their REAL ‘enemies’ are.

Good and evil are out there. Is there nothing you see that makes for an obvious difference? You are saying you can’t distinguish one from the other.

Grow the f**k up, you watch too many Disney movies, with your ‘there’s no good or evil’ bullshit.

Shakespeare said that, didn’t he? Well, get this, Shakespeare lived in the fucking Middle Ages, I bet he knew very little about pedophiles, child abuse, and lots other dark shit that is very difficult to see on the surface in our daily lives, because most of us go around like fucking idiots pretending that evil doesn’t exists.

Are you serious? Learn about the Holocaust, read the memories of someone like Wladyslaw Szpilman. Ah, but watching a fucking Marvel movie is a lot more entertaining, isn’t it. Who wants to see or deal with someone else’s pain? Beside, ‘it has happened so long ago’.

There’s the novelty wheel. It’s easier to entertain ourselves than to stare brutality and evil in the face.

Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit.

Felix
Felix
3 years ago
Reply to  GetItGoing

Jankers is trying to bait Roosh into replying.
Jankers has betrayed his jealousy for Roosh by attacking him in a snide manner.
Roosh is smart and disciplined. He didn’t engage.

pinetree
pinetree
4 years ago

Here is another irony. You are obviously entering the more mature spiritual phase of your existence. However when you have made sufficient progress in that area and found meaning — you get even a bit tired of that — and you return to chasing young pussy– though by then you are an old man — still your biology makes you return to the chase with new endeavor. Just look around and read the news papers. Old religious men getting charged for sexual assault on young girls — and even boys. It is quite common. Finding purpose and meaning is important — but sometimes it gets over done. Really it is just like any other endeavor. Some however become fanatical – hence one has to be careful not to get to stuck into finding meaning and purpose.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago
Reply to  pinetree

The irony is you doing theorycrafting as if you had gone through what Roosh is going through now. Just because you read in the papers about some pedophile priest you think you know eveything there is to know about what Roosh is talking about. What is this “finding meaning and purpose” you went through only to find it lacking and boring, I wonder.

Mike Henderson
Mike Henderson
4 years ago
Reply to  pinetree

Stop right there Pinetree!!!! Stop projecting your failures onto others…You have obviously repeatedly fallen victim to the perils of the matrix and now, since your ego/sense of importance is so obviously inflated, you have to throw salt on Roosh’s game hoping he falls victim to the matrix just like you did.. YOU are transparently telling other people they are doomed to fail because you did, and your ego hopes they fail and hopes they tell you about it (i told you so moment), ALL SO YOU CAN FEEL LIKE YOU WEREN’T SUCH A FAILURE… YOU FAILED IN FINDING PURPOSE AND MEANING, NOT ROOSH…

Then to justify your pathetic, prepackaged and predetermined viewpoint, you state viewpoints given to you by the matrix.. Maybe one day he will master his body, and no longer let his “biology makes you return to the chase with new endeavor”..Do you know what kind of man lets his biology run his mind and spirit?? Its called a Beta male pinetree…You are a beta male, and are trying to take down everyone with you so you don’t feel as pathetic..

You started your argument with the point you’re trying to prove..That’s circular reasoning. Your next purposeful and meaningful endeavor should include logic and english composition lessons…

Finally everything you describe ends where it began…Roosh just finished a piece writing about being on a novelty wheel and apparently that went completely over your head because you just described being ON A WHEEL..

Finding meaning and purpose isn’t a trend like your beard and tattoos…It’s an ever lasting principle of existence…Or maybe not, and that you will find out when you do the work yourself, which I’m guessing you just read a bunch of books by Matrix sponsored “revolutionists” and religious propagandists hence your conclusion “Finding purpose and meaning is important — but sometimes it gets over done. Really it is just like any other endeavor. Some however become fanatical.” I’m guessing you followed a matrix sponsored “path to self realization” and thus failed at that too. Your audacity, ego, and lack of inhibitions for giving the bad advises all need to be checked.

Roosh, I was just gonna say i think this is one of your best writings, prob my favorite, but I’m relatively new to your website…Like fine wine Roosh…

And I propose a new term…We know what an alpha and beta male is…But what shall we call Pinetree, a flagrant Beta male but one who tries to take down all other males along with his sinking ship…There must be a third, lower tier man…I propose ZETA MALE…Congrats Pinetree, you’re the first Zeta Male.

pinetree
pinetree
4 years ago
Reply to  Mike Henderson

Dam I see a fanatic in the making.

MCGOO
MCGOO
4 years ago
Reply to  pinetree

The west is on a death binge. The west needs biblical patriarchy literally to resuscitate it. Easier said than done but that depends on the climate, which is changing as you know.

Vincent Vinturi
4 years ago

I believe a vital dimension that modern man is missing is MEDITATION.

That is, learning to be present, to appreciate each moment that life brings whatever it may be.

Because let’s be real, a “purpose” is a sort of wheel, too. One that many men feel doomed to ride till the bitter end. They’ve hopped on it, and now they can’t get off.

This purpose can be marriage or kids, or “making a difference” or “making your parents/nation/community/whatever” proud, but they always lay outside of the self.

Life has no inherent purpose. So doing something for the good and benefit of mankind won’t necessarily bring any more satisfaction than hedonistically smashing through girls, injecting Test, and bareknuckle boxing, or whatever gets you off.

In the manosphere we condemn living whimsically while benefitting from that kind of lifestyle. And so there’s a perpetual cognitive dissonance in the community. On the one hand we seem to yearn for traditionalism and on the other hand we secretly love the freedom to do as we want and live as we want without the shackles of a wife and kids.

So what’s the answer?

I believe it starts with taking a moment right this very instant and observing oneself. Observing the thoughts and feelings running through the mind and body. Looking at them honestly, objectively and dispassionately.

You’ll almost certainly find pieces of your life that don’t look the way you want them to. And through this very awareness you can now choose away from the things that bring you misery and choose in the direction of the things that fulfill you.

Because life and he we feel about it are in a constant flux it’s absurd to assume that a static purpose will fulfill a man’s dynamic, changing needs and wants.

The key is developing a deep listening to each moment and acting boldly within each moment to keep shaping your life into the sculpture you want it to be.

This way you’re never superimposing a static idea onto yourself. You’re simply listening to what your body, mind and spirit are telling you, and responding to that with awareness.

And in this manner you uncover your purpose AS YOU FULFILL it. You find the road as you walk it.

For some this means marriage and family. For some it means becoming a celebrity, or a philanthropist. And it could mean nothing much at all. But as long as you listen to that voice you’ll never feel like you’re betraying yourself or living out of alignment.

In short: listen deeply and respond boldly. Always do what you want. This is the meaning of purpose. It comes from within you, this is the only way it can be authentic and real to YOU.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

It sure is interesting to read how the atheistic lifestyle is shaping up and how they are coping with their spiritual emptiness.

Vincent Vinturi
4 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

In fact, spiritual emptiness is the exact term I’d use.

When you’re empty of idiotic dogma, cultural brainwashing, and religious crap, you’re free to make up your own mind about life and existence.

You are empty, and thus you have the capacity to receive. If you are already full, how can you take in anything more?

Do you know that most people have unlearned how to breathe properly? If you watch an infant breathe it’s a very deep natural and rhythmic breath. Yet most adults have a ragged and shallow breathing pattern.

If you are already full of borrowed understanding and ready-made philosophy, what room do you have for truth?

People go on breathing in short gasps and telling anybody who will listen that this way of breathing is the right way.

That is what your so called religions have been doing to people for centuries. Making them dysfunctional, repressive, removed from their natures, miserable, self-righteous, closed off to truth.

You say atheists are coping with spiritual emptiness (I presume you refer to me since you replied to my comment). Yet if I don’t require organized, pre-fabricated religion to live with passion, purpose and joy, then is it not you who is coping?

I’m fine as-is but you seem to require external guidance, a father figure (God), rules, codes of conduct. You can’t trust in your own being so you hand it over to Christianity, or Judaism, or Islam.

And you say *I* am coping…? LOL

jared thompson
jared thompson
4 years ago

empty yes, but to receive what? I believe your comment below is better as you mention the need for awareness and self-awareness during a meditative process. I believe I’ll try it in a better era as I had mentioned, I don’t think the human race is ready to handle meditation in the current societal global paradigm. Meditation can help unlock great energy that we cannot control without a teacher who has mastered the art, which is very rare – most teachers are self-deluded, even in countries like India (been there many times).

AS
AS
4 years ago

🙂 Emptiness.

jared thompson
jared thompson
4 years ago

i’m not sold on meditation in that without proper training, i’m sure it can be destructive. Just because it makes you feel good, doesn’t mean that it is a good thing to do.

Vincent Vinturi
4 years ago
Reply to  jared thompson

Meditation is simply the art of witnessing. It has nothing to do with sitting around staring at your navel. To become meditative is to become present and aware of your thoughts, feelings, motivations, actions, etc.

There’s no special training needed. And there’s no need to be “sold” on it. It’s a very scientific phenomenon. You simply try it for a while, see the results for yourself and make up your own mind.

jared thompson
jared thompson
4 years ago

I agree it is scientific, but I still believe training is required. You make a lot of good points about the need to maintain present awareness.

Mike Henderson
Mike Henderson
4 years ago
Reply to  jared thompson

Jared, whether or not your “sold” or you “believe” in something has no relevance on what that thing actually does or accomplishes…Although Jared, I do respect constructive cristicism..And since you did so without insulting Vincent, I’m gonna throw you some help because I took this journey myself and yes there can be problems, but not really anything you can’t handle…
These references can all be found for free on the internet..For the record, Hindus, Vedas, Nazarenes, Christians(clergy), Jews(Rabbis), Sufi Muslims, Ninjitsu, Samurai, Kung Fu, Taoists, Buddists, Mayans, Inca, all at the core have pretty similiar “esoteric” doctrines including breathing techniques (pranayama, chi kung, etc etc) along with meditation techniques..These are usually not given until years into the practice, so that’s why it’s benefits are not usually publicly stated….
So for specifics on muscle movements and technique check out Mantak Chia..All books are free..Reading him will safeguard you from the “pitfalls.” (see microcosmic orbit, best for beginners)
For techniques and advice in witnessing thoughts (and not getting involved) try Swami Rama (yes there was a slander campaign against him and most gurus, I wonder why, Cointel maybe?)..He’s got youtube videos for the beginners (utube tantrakundalinikriya swami rama) but also has a free website on google with great writings…I recommend starting here if new…
He also has 2 publications one for free “understand and practicing the teachings of swami rama” and the other “The Path” (free on swamij.com). These are short and under 50 pages each…He also has a book “Enlightenment without God” which is also free and a great into to the Mandukya Upanishad. If the concept of Turiya interests you Swami Sarvapriyananda has a monster lecture on utube (monster in a great way).
Not good enough yet? Maybe meditation is not your cup of tea..Try learning real history…Then the picture will become clearer.
Ancient South Africa/Sumerian Tablets – Michael Tellinger
Ancient History of Man/Relevance of the Snake in History – Michael Tsarion.
Ancient Peru utube “Hidden Planet of the Nazca”
Ancient genetics – Lloyd Pie (last half hour of “everything you know is wrong”)
Mafia Government Control – utube “Everything is Rich Man’s Trick” (must see)
Want to know about ancient mexico check out Graham Hancocks “fingerprint of the gods” first third of the book free for downlaod on Bibliotecapleyades.com

Listen, sometimes these people have an error or two but for the most part these guys are on point…For the record, most utube videos are disinformation so these are cherry picked…

And Jared, you are displaying Matrix thinking which is frequently reinforced in this day in age…You need an expert or guru for everything…Want to buy stocks, go see a broker, want a house ask a realtor, want to be fit ask a physical trainer, want to be healthy ask a doctor. Truth is the broker will buy anything even if its time to short, the doctor will give you painkillers to mask the symptoms instead of teaching you how to cure, the realtor just wants the transaction to finish quickly for the commission…Putting your power in other people hands because they’re “experts” is just another tool of the divide and conquer…It’s 2015 you can do all this yourself online..
Best of Luck

jared thompson
jared thompson
4 years ago
Reply to  Mike Henderson

That’s why I used the phrase “proper training”. I can’t debate its effectiveness, but only when taught by the right teacher in the right environment. I don’t have matrix thinking based on your presumptive example, you’re just twisting a very small selection of my words – you don’t know me.

I believe meditation can be useful but we are tricked by many gurus who do not practice it properly. Opening your “third eye” due to meditation actually can decrease your self-control. If meditation worked, more spiritually ‘advanced’ societies practicing this (tibet, india etc) would not be a mess.

I’m sure I’ll wait for a ‘golden era’ of humanity before I dabble in this – the way things are going, it’ll be here in 20 years after humanity’s coming chastisement.

Mike Henderson
Mike Henderson
4 years ago
Reply to  jared thompson

You are correct Jared I do not know you and have never met you, I’m just pointing that out you are stuck in matrix mode of thinking which you again displayed on your very next comment…I am basing this off what you have written, not who you are…Did you just use the Ad hominem fallacy incorrectly (you erroneously accused someone of an error in logic, which now makes it a double logic negative?, congrats) Let me explain:
Yes, put off what’s important now because you’ve served all your responsibilities and can now relax and pleasure yourself with the made for consumption 5 sense pre packaged pleasure .gov has prepared for you…Whether it’s going to get hammered, or binge eating till you get the meat sweats, or watching reality tv, it’s all ok because you’ve worked (a legal job of course) paid your taxes, and are contributing to this fake capitalist strucuture…Yup you’re all good so all long as you’re working a legal job,paying taxes, eating GMO, vaccinating your kids, you can relax all the way to retirement…here’s some Big Bang for you (exit testosterone)…….MATRIX!!!!
Your second paragraph is straight American Retardation, so thanks, Ive been waiting to use that term.. The fact that the prepackaged 5 sense pleasure machine from .gov didn’t include info about tibet or India and their meditation practices means that its dangerous, according to you…Im guessing youre not very well educated, especially by saying two countries are so messed up yet not providing one reason for your assertion, and then hoping I’m dumb enough to just “Agree” with you that these countries are messed up because people are meditating, without proper instruction without giving me one single reason to backup your claim. And don’t try to say “thats not what I said” because that’s what you’re insinuating..Or maybe you didn’t really think while you were writing and didnt really have a point, so your making it up as you go….Put down the iphone for 5 minutes and think something through….
Did you know China has a law that says Tibetans are not allowed to reincarnate without approval from the Chinese Gov, can’t make this stuff up…A little research in either country will give you actual reasons for their respective troubles, as opposed to some 20 nothing year old writing one sentence with no actual concrete data…Personally I dont care if you waste the rest of your life waiting till Sanjay Gupta tells myou its safe to meditate..
So if you wanna know about Indians and Tibetan here’s some good stuff:

All Taoist stuff, free books, in depth explanations highly recommended and again FREE from Mantak Chia..
All Mantak Chia books are available for download free

Secondly if you wanna know a little about Kundalini check out Swamij.com or goog Swami Rama Google and google actually has a free Swami Rama website with great info..Also Swami Rama has a few free books available that are sort of meditation manuals….
And finally for Jared himself, to learn about the pitfalls and how to avoid them so he doesnt fry his back doing something he shouldnt can be found here, Jared its a must read…Just chapter 2 and 3 that’s it…It’ll give you all the caution you need..A great book (written by an Amerikan) that you should be able to find for free is Path Notes Of An American Ninja Master by GM…This is probably the first thing anyone should read who want to get into the hardcore side of meditation, otherwise Mantak has enough probably for the rest of your life….Hope you guys take advantage…remember when looking for a book to time in the name and pdf free and you can usually find any book for free somewhere…..Read up!!!

AS
AS
4 years ago
Reply to  jared thompson

Yes & No. 🙂 It helps to learn meditation, but at the same time if you have not learnt, there are guided meditations easily available that one can play and just sit with.

Again, even if you do learn, its not complex training.. if anything its de-complexifying yourself 🙂

But, having some guidance during the initial stages helps you in the art of “doing & being nothing”

Katharine Di Cerbo
4 years ago

I think there is something much better and more meaningful than meditation:

http://theconnectioncrafts.com/why-meditations-not-the-best-way-to-manage-stress-and-whats-better/

Steve DeFazio
Steve DeFazio
4 years ago

Definitely NEVER clicking on your link Katharine!!

jared thompson
jared thompson
4 years ago

I thought you made some interesting and relevant points. I still think i will keep searching…

AS
AS
4 years ago

@KatharineDiCerbo:disqus – You are way way off.. Each of those things can only come once the inner waves have flowed out and calmed down.

Only when inner calmness is experienced, there is place for other things.

Meditation is not just sitting with eyes closed. That is practicing meditation. But,

A mind that is in the present moment, alert, without agitation, hesitation and anticipation is meditation. A mind that has become no mind and has come back to its source is meditation.

In meditation all other organs are in deep rest. Repose in that cool, calm, serene depth of your Being; this is immensely valuable and precious. In meditation, mind is brought back to its source. The first step is to relax, and the last step, also is to relax. Meditation is not going somewhere else; it is diving deep inside.

AS
AS
4 years ago

🙂 On the dot.

GoingSane
4 years ago

Some religions teach one should seek “Enlightenment.” There is also the concept of the Taoist Yin and Yang. In fact, if you strip away the ritualistic and the structure of the “Church” then even Christianity seems to in its own way (http://purposedriven.com/books/pdlbook/#purpose).
There may not be only one path, but everyone has to reach the destination eventually (sometimes to discover that the journey was most important of all).
For me, man is comprised of body, mind, emotion, and spirit. All four have needs; hungers which must be met.
The body eats for nourishment, seeks sexual and refuse release and needs sleep. Miss enough meals or sleep and suffer physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually. Go overboard and you get fat or the body begins to break down in other ways.
The mind seeks knowledge, reasons (through riddles, questions, and problems), and interprets incoming stimuli becoming dimmer, not only with age, but through disuse.
Emotion requires companionship and socialization. It is often counter-intuitive of the mind, but is also sometimes the by-product. It is an outlet and creator of stresses. When out of control a person can become manic, depressed, and destructive. When in control a person becomes creative.
The spirit needs purpose. It needs nurturing through deed and understanding. As one poster already said, we are lacking in meditation. The introspection on the self is a primary function, to gain not only insight as to why we are who we are, but where we fit. The human spirit is often cited as being unbreakable, and the exercised spirit truly is, but it needs effort. Most people also find emotional fulfillment when they meet the spirit’s need to have a place in something larger than the individual body. And through the spirit comes the potential to find true immortality.

The four are inseparable, they thrive off one another and they can destroy one another as well, and to deny any is to court misfortune. All is balance.

AS
AS
4 years ago
Reply to  GoingSane

Hence the concept of 4 steps in life,

Kama, Artha, Dharma, Moksha

http://sanatandharmatemple.blogspot.com/2009/02/four-purusharthas-dharma-artha-kama.html

jared thompson
jared thompson
4 years ago

It’s amazing that the novelty carousel goes on forever for women. Heck, I’ve seen enough old-age pensioner women still check out hunky guys. The cock-carousel is a never-ending ride for the hoes, which sadly, is a lot of women in western society.

Good luck finding that unicorn…

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

I want to share a quote I found on Quora the other day. I think Roosh (at the age 36) have discovered something a little similar.

At 15, I wanted to live a life of fun.

At 25, I wanted to live a life of passion.

At 35, I realized my top priority was to live a life of purpose.

And in living a life of purpose, I also live with passion and fun.

Fun alone is ephemeral. Lasting a heartbeat at times.

Passion alone is temperamental. Lasting a season at times. A mood, a feeling, a dream can change your passions.

But a life built on purpose has a foundation that is more than just yourself. Purpose takes time to reveal itself. It may take maturity and growth to begin to know it. It unfolds with your experiences.

Living with purpose sustains you through tough times.

Katharine Di Cerbo
4 years ago
Reply to  Jack

I love your comment.

john malonoy
john malonoy
4 years ago

There’s only one tribe that parasitise and promote themselves at the expense of all others; living on others’ sweat in a carousel that is soon to end, one way or another. On the other hand, the goyim have been made into ignorant slaves who fear death and don’t care about the next generation/tomorrow, so they can live it up and pay off the bills today – having been socially engineered by their judaic slavemasters.

jared thompson
jared thompson
4 years ago
Reply to  john malonoy

this show is going to end horrifically in less than a decade – which is why the jews have been kicked out of 109 countries since 250AD; and that doesn’t even begin to describe the evils of this people who cannot see how they are harming humanity because they are sociopaths with a God-complex, falsely fronting themselves as ‘chosen’ leading to mass mental illness of psychopathic paranoia when resisted as well as sociopathic narcissism.

Shmalkandik
Shmalkandik
4 years ago
Reply to  john malonoy

Goyim were not made into slaves – they volunteered starting with the Council of Nicea. Only with the 18th century Enlightenment did some of them decide to be free. But most swapped one superstition for another. The subsequent sad history of 20th century Europe proved, beyond any doubt, that Freedom never took root there. I give you words of a man, more right than ever:
“Every spot of the old world is overrun with oppression. Freedom
hath been hunted round the globe. Asia, and Africa, have long expelled
her—Europe regards her like a stranger, and England hath given her
warning to depart. O! receive the fugitive, and prepare in time an
asylum for mankind.”.

Bob Riley
Bob Riley
4 years ago

Personally I have found this book to be very helpful with my spirituality.
http://www.qqc.co/QFDO
I think its in line with many neomasculine ideals

jz95
jz95
4 years ago

Roosh, I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. Consider yourself fortunate that you have reached this stage of your life at this particular time. For a man your age it is still possible to find a woman to raise a family. For you, you still have the option to look in the East to find these women. You still have the option to opt out of the game, at least somewhat. These things will not be available for me or others my age. Thank you for writing, and I look forward to your next installment.

johnathan blaze
johnathan blaze
4 years ago

Roosh please don’t join ISIS bro

jared thompson
jared thompson
4 years ago

ISIS is run by western security agencies because US/UK wouldn’t go to war in Syria. Read orwell’s 1984 about the need for perpetual war – besides i know from firsthand experience that middle and upper class jews want to race-replace whites. This middle eastern conflict – its good to help drain western resources and then also provide migrants from these wars to overwhelm western countries. There’s pictures of Netanhayu with ISIS and alqueda fighters, shaking hands with them. I’m sure no real muslim joins ISIS!

All in a good days work whilst they kick back with a cool beer in the synagogues of satan(pure evil).

oldfashionedfellow
oldfashionedfellow
4 years ago

Why do people suppose that he will? I don’t see the evidence for that supposition.

GetItGoing
GetItGoing
4 years ago

Enjoyed the article. Plenty of truths that keep me up sometimes, too.

Definitely in some of the things you brought to light over the last few years and the influence you’ve had I would suggest a purpose may have been revealed.

Kratistos
Kratistos
4 years ago

Roosh , I would say you are the only philosopher of this decade. You should use your analytic skills for other purposes like becoming the leader for the neomasculinity movement and creating a podcast for alternative media. Here’s my thoughts on the true nature of man and finding your purpose in life: http://averageguygetsgirlspua.blogspot.com/2015/11/you-are-alpha-male-its-in-your-nature.html

Крум Безстрашни
Крум Безстрашни
4 years ago

I want to live a life of purpose

As long as you want something, you will be trapped in another self-perpetuating mechanism. Anything you want to achieve is a self-centered activity, because selflessness is your goal. As long as you are doing something to be selfless, you will be a self-centered individual.

Everything you are doing to be at peace with yourself is what is destroying the peace that is already there.

spicynujac
spicynujac
4 years ago

Best article written yet. Many of us are struggling with the questions posed here.

Skoll
4 years ago

I can relate Roosh, I”m much younger than you and I already feel utter emptiness in this vapid world.

However, is it not true that men can only find a sense of fulfillment by enslaving themselves? Unless you want to be a Buddhist monk and renounce all attachments, whatever you do to get off the wheel will only lead to going on an even bigger one. Men usually end up settling down on one big wheel which is big enough to last longer than their own lifetime. For example: career, family, nationalism, religion, etc.

As for myself, I think it’s important for people to dedicate themselves to something beyond themselves even if the nihilist within you thinks it’s all bullshit.

Deebos
Deebos
4 years ago

The purpose of life is to die. There is no other purpose other than the one of somebody who has reached middle age without participating in procreation and now chooses reflection, it is irrelevant if they are a cat-lady or a permanent bachelor. When one decides to walk away from the game they should do so because they are at the pinnacle of their achievement as opposed to the precipice of their diminishing returns.

ShadowRising
ShadowRising
4 years ago
Reply to  Deebos

Maybe our lives have no intrinsic purpose. Nobody ever asks what’s the purpose of an elephant of hummingbird. Why is man any different? We exist because we’ve just part of a stage in evolution brought about by natural forces. Maybe it’s best that humans to stop even worrying about purpose and meaning because it’s just mental masturbation. All we can really do is try to do something that we consider important and avoid as much suffering as possible. Really that’s all it comes down to.

Prepz
Prepz
4 years ago
Reply to  Deebos

Deebos, you get it. I’ve walked away from the game of life after playing my cards, and rather well I might add by most peoples standards. And that includes a serious foray into the spiritual and philosophical pursuits. Some will say I should pursue enlightenment. But then who’s to say my outlook on the future (which is in an earlier post buried further down) is not enlightened. I certainly have more years of experience and reflection than most here. And I have concluded, as did the mythical Solomon of Ecclesiaties, that life is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

So I choose not to chase anything any longer. My goal now is to prepare for death, and to die in the way that is most meaningful to me, divorced of how religions and society think I should live out the next 30 years or so of my life.

Death is the final destination. It’s inevitable.

Sarah L
Sarah L
4 years ago

A spiritual upbringing, with or without religion, is priceless for instilling morality, traditional values & discipline, while encouraging better peer groups. With my Presbyterian background, serving others was encouraged and practiced, but never forced.
Being a selfless, empathetic person is sadly not in favor nowadays for my generation. Something needs to counter the rising liberal, progressive movement.

Wittgenstein
Wittgenstein
4 years ago
Reply to  Sarah L

I agree that contemporary society encourages egoism and narcissism, and that living meaningful lives is not easy. But liberalism in its essence has given us the choice to live purposeful lives of servitude and discipline, as much as the choice to waste our lives for egoistic and meaningless pursuits. We have the liberty to choose for ourselves. Progressivism and feminism have sought to give us even more power to make choices and defend us from oppression. If we make bad choices and choose to live life in a way devoid of purpose we shouldn’t blame liberalism or feminism; we should blame ourselves.

Sarah L
Sarah L
4 years ago
Reply to  Wittgenstein

I see what you are saying, but I’m not seeing just liberalism much with my youngish generation. It truly seems like the more radical Progressive movement has hijacked liberalism. They seem angry, easily aggressed, selfish, and devoid of common sense- to me. The Tinder etc. people are cheapening relationships and women. There is little emotional and intellectual connection, or even sexual tension, I would assume. Oh well, everyone is different.

Wittgenstein
Wittgenstein
4 years ago
Reply to  Sarah L

What do you mean by “the more radical progressive movement has hijacked liberalism”? In any case, I would suggest not to make the mistake to associate Tinder and hookup culture with feminism or progressivism. Feminism is concerned with the empowerment of women. As you agree, hookup culture often does the contrary; it makes women disposable in the eyes of men and devalues relationships, which is to the detriment of women’s long-term interests and hence can hardly be feminist. But then again, participating in Tinder and having casual sex with strangers is a choice – and wouldn’t you rather live in a world of choices than in a world of no choices? Of course, there’s a price to pay for every choice we make – for women and for men. In my view the problem is not liberalism but that we all live in a spiritual void, without guidance on how to make the right choices in life.

redpillyogi
4 years ago
Reply to  Wittgenstein

“wouldn’t you rather live in a world of choices”
Not in this way. Let me give you an example. Being overweight is, in 95% of cases, a choice. Now I believe in evolutionary biology whereby men seek healthy women with healthy features (glowing skin, hip to waist ratio, etc.) Living in a world where women have a “choice” of being fat and safe spaces are even created to allow them to become obese, is not ideal. So in this sense, choice is a detriment because the pool of potential mating partners is decreased.

Sarah L
Sarah L
4 years ago
Reply to  redpillyogi

Ha is that called fat shaming.
But I do agree that overweight people are a problem in America, especially. Too many people live a sedentary lifestyle, have poor food choices, and not enough self-constraint. Men too. It’s a big turn- off for both genders.
Whole foods, a consistent fitness regime, and good genetics are the key. Look at the girls’ parents for future genetic traits.

Wittgenstein
Wittgenstein
4 years ago
Reply to  redpillyogi

It’s not a choice. In America, corporate junk food feeds the lower classes, and most people are clueless about what they eat and what that does to them. Besides, most Americans have little idea of what a natural or balanced lifestyle or diet is. Healthy living is not a tradition but an expensive urban lifestyle for some who can afford it. In my opinion, the entire nation’s relationship to food it completely messed up. I also don’t find overweight women attractive but there are cultures in the world where fat women are considered more desirable than slim ones (for example in South Africa). Desire is not only based in evolutionary biology, but it is cultural as well.

Sarah L
Sarah L
4 years ago
Reply to  Wittgenstein

Oops sorry. I just sort of feel that way about this “women empowerment” thing feminists are pushing. So all these people hooking up are prob setting up ingrained bad habits that will stay with them after they are married a few years, possibly – both men and women. I doubt they could ever be monogamous if they were so loose with their most intimate gift. Add that to so much anti-America, anti -tradition theme on these political comment boards, it’s heartbreaking.
I talked myself into accepting SSM and abortion, but they keep pushing further left.

You seem to be much less radical than so many on the political sites and if most liberals were as rational as you seem to be, I would feel more secure in our future.
Common sense needs to be the theme for our 2016 presidential election! Too PC and irrational now.

Are you a philosopher or a wanna be- your Avi name? I loved my psych and philosophy courses in college…so deep thinking. 🙂

redpillyogi
4 years ago
Reply to  Wittgenstein

In fact, modern liberalism should be perceived as an opportunity to give us purpose. After all, if there was no battle, how could our lives have purpose? 3rd wave feminism brings the battlefield directly to us.

Wittgenstein
Wittgenstein
4 years ago

If you’ve slept with 1000 women over the last five years and your orgasm typically lasts 15 seconds, then we can calculate that you’ve experienced about 250 minutes of orgasmic bliss – roughly 4 hours – throughout your time as a “love tourist”. Meanwhile, you’ve probably spent hundreds of thousands of dollars as well as your best years in life, and encouraged countless emotionally broken and desperate men to do the same thing. Was it worth it? But it’s refreshing to see that you have not entirely forgotten the obvious – that endless casual sex, like getting drunk or doing drugs, is utterly meaningless and does not provide long-lasting satisfaction of any kind. Kudos to you for being honest with yourself and sharing this “wisdom” with your followers. I hope you also recognize that accusing society of corruption is no longer an excuse for promoting even greater corruption and emotional destruction among people. As a writer you have contributed to a culture where human relations are emotional deserts where short-term pleasure and self-gratification is the only game in town. But meaning, as I see it, lies in values, commitment, sacrifice, and honesty. The great thing is that the more purpose there is in your life, the easier it becomes to attract people who also lead meaningful lives, and build something that pays off both for you and eventually your children.

ShadowRising
ShadowRising
4 years ago
Reply to  Wittgenstein

I think Roosh may be in an interesting predicament. He seems to be coming to the realizations you mention above about the emptiness of pursuing meaningless sex. But he has also made his living off selling that dream to men with all of his bang guides. So even if he didn’t believe these things were good for society anymore, it’s not like he can pull his main livelihood off the market and stop selling sex guide books.

Wittgenstein
Wittgenstein
4 years ago
Reply to  ShadowRising

Well, most dreams that are for sale are fake anyway, aren’t they?But as someone who’s observed the “red pill” discourse from a critical distance I must say that watching it collapse in this way is not only interesting, but downright entertaining.

ShadowRising
ShadowRising
4 years ago
Reply to  Wittgenstein

You seem like a thinking person. What are your thoughts on the red pill?

Wittgenstein
Wittgenstein
4 years ago
Reply to  ShadowRising

Most of red pill discourse can easily be debunked as complete nonsense (for example the categorization of men into “alpha” and “beta”). I’d say it’s a pseudoscience written by a bunch of intelligent, gifted and enterprising men for a crowd of desperate, hurt, angry and not that intelligent men with very fragile egos. Just look at all the hate and nihilism around here. Most of these men should seek therapy. They are clearly unable to view women in any other way than with disgust, all the while depending on them and their bodies for validation. These men clearly have very little self-respect and it’s profoundly saddening. Anyway. I am interested in the red pill because it shows the weaknesses of leftist views on gender: that desire is a complicated and “evolutionary” force that cannot simply be changed through ideology, that desire is a “game” indeed and an art to master for all of us, including those who want to strengthen existing meaningful long term relationships. I also think that the red pill shows us a lot about the inner lives of men, about our darkest corners, how we deal with our own failures and disappointments, how we internalize and legitimize hatred of women … To become a better man I think it is essential to understand how these things work.

ShadowRising
ShadowRising
4 years ago
Reply to  Wittgenstein

Interesting reply. You have indeed really thought this out. I would say i consider myself “red pill” in the sense that I acknowledge biology and don’t adhere to politically correct ideology when reality suggests otherwise. What I don’t like about the manosphere is their suggestion that the solution for men is hard-right/libertarian politics. Things like denying climate science for example(as we see on Paul Joseph Watson’s latest video) seems rife in the manosphere even though this should be a topic that is independent of one’s view on sex roles, feminism and masculinity. Because liberals believe in man-made climate change, then it must be wrong because opposing anything and everything liberals believe in is ALWAYS good.

Jones
Jones
4 years ago
Reply to  ShadowRising

But this is a great position. His “realizations” are against interest, and therefore especially credible. More importantly, he has accumulated followers by offering access to cheap thrills, like every other agent in a capitalist society, but is now in a position to lead all those people to something deeper and better.

ShadowRising
ShadowRising
4 years ago
Reply to  Jones

I’m not saying Roosh needs to remove the guides. But that must also cause some cognitive dissonance since he seems to no longer be advocating that lifestyle in his more recent writings. He says he no longer even enjoys traveling. I’ve never in my life met anyone that enjoyed traveling who then later loses interest in it. Maybe at some point they have other obligations and don’t travel as much, but for the most part that’s not an interest people normally lose. I don’t personally know Roosh, but they say one of the signs of depression is losing interest in things that used to bring you joy. I’ve been through severe depression myself so I know a bit about how it effects your interests in things. That alone might not be enough to think Roosh is depressed but when you also consider his change in writing style to these more introspective topics he deals with and the seeming loss of his humor, you get the sense of a man who has lost his sense of meaning and is having an existential crisis.

MCGOO
MCGOO
4 years ago
Reply to  ShadowRising

I wouldn’t call his world tour a depressionary slump. It may have been a ‘coming clean’ where new focus became clarity. Sex is a drug. Pussies can become like pills that a druggie pops. More ‘pussy’ pills to achieve the same novelty. A person misses a lot in life when on a wheel, and women especially when on the CC wheel. They can’t see their foregone contribution to tribe. A man stuck on a ‘manwheel’ with luck gets off and can then see his world from outside the wheel entrapment. With new point of reference, man becomes anew with newfound or higher purpose. A person motivated by conviction and purpose can clearly see others, men and women alike, and they can also see the patten wheels that strap and entrap others. Wage slave workaholics or any ‘holics’ for that matter have a stance that is of someone fixed in redundant wheelspin. Clearly, a wino on a parkbench is seen by most as an intensely spinning vortex in a funnel, like the water in a toilet before it flushes. Winos and junkies have the highest angle of rotation known. To onlookers, the wino is visual input for only a second and might shape your thoughts ever so slightly and then be forgotten. For the wino, he’s terminally stuck in his wheel of: panhandle, get booze, chill, reflect or get lost, buzz, sleep. To the wino, his wheel is warm and fuzzy. A good buzz recurring. The workaholic can also appear to spin mindlessly when viewed ‘off the wheel’ and with a clearer or even lucid time lapse panoramic viewpoint or focus. You see and sense much more off the wheel.

Jones
Jones
4 years ago
Reply to  ShadowRising

Yeah, maybe it is a kind of depression. But it’s a productive one—one triggered by a cognitive dissonance that has to be resolved through reflection, until one actually solves the problem. That’s the only thing that can lead to a lasting happiness; there’s no way to paper it over.

Yes, realizing you’ve been wasting your time and effort will start you off with some depression. But it’s a depression that stems from mistakes made in the past, and presages a better future.

ShadowRising
ShadowRising
4 years ago

Sometimes I miss the old humorous Roosh some years back. Not that he doesn’t write interesting posts now, but he seems almost depressed if not moribund in the recent year. Looking at his first youtube videos and comparing to now, he seemed way happier when he was living in his parent’s basement.

Ryan
Ryan
4 years ago
Reply to  ShadowRising

it’s called growing up. your heart dies with age and you become a practical robot.

ShadowRising
ShadowRising
4 years ago
Reply to  Ryan

There are many older people that feel a sense of well-being.

Anon.
Anon.
4 years ago

Curiously he left out what the purpose is.

Everything in life is a cycle. You eat, you fuck, you sleep, then you die. There isn’t much more to it.

spro23
spro23
4 years ago
Reply to  Anon.

religion was created because people got bored and could think of all these creative answers to everything to make our vapid existence feel better

Quavion
Quavion
4 years ago

Down with white people

splooge
splooge
4 years ago
Reply to  Quavion

already happening. Find me a young cute chaste white girl with a nice feminine personality and domestic skills(bonus points if shes cool headed) and Ill show you a unicorn.

splooge
splooge
4 years ago

notice this too, when anyone has 3 or more kids they go “oh thats a lot of kids” or “thats too many”, subtle shaming. But of course if its non white people will lose thier minds. Even their own western born kids joke about it.
If anything, shame should be going to those under producing 2.11.

iBooB
iBooB
4 years ago

Maslows hierarchy of needs. Seems like he’s reaching for the pinnacle.

Tessio Was Always Smarter
Tessio Was Always Smarter
4 years ago

My mother always told me I had a “special purpose.”

Conservative_Conspiracy

A triumph of an article. Quite brilliant. May I make a suggestion however. Setting up a more conservatively-themed blog (no ads with half-naked chicks, ”Bang’ books etc) for these kind of articles? Just makes them easier to share and get taken seriously.