You’re Not A People Person

I was talking to someone about public transportation and he made a comment about how he doesn’t like taking the bus because there is a lot of crazy people on it. Take note that he was a city dweller where bus patrons tend to be more educated with proper jobs that that make mom proud. Here in the suburbs you’re lucky if the person sitting next to you has a high school education and can speak English, though that is changing before my eyes as gas prices shoot through the roof. Call me a suburb bus pioneer, if you will.

Here’s the thing about your life right now. You get up in the morning, go in your car cocoon shell (or ride the subway with people like you who have jobs that took an interview longer than ten minutes to get), go to work with other smart people, go to the gym with health conscious people, shop at Trade Joes or Whole Foods where everyone knows what a trans fat is, and then go to the bar or club with more educated or smart people (though rarely beautiful since this is Washington DC we’re talking about). Well that’s not reality.

typical-house.jpgThe humans you are interacting with on a daily basic or a tiny subset of the range of humans that exist. The majority of humans alive today are stupid, dirty, poor, or batshit insane. The only time you catch a glimpse of this is when a homeless person asks you for spare change but living in a wealthy city makes these encounters the anomaly instead of the rule. The human existence is miserable, desolate, brutish, and until recently, short. Remember: the United States is a rich country and most countries of the world are not rich, especially ones that are heavily populated. And let’s be honest, 99.9% of you have never been out of North America besides some Caribbean beach resort for Spring Break.

The point is that you like people less than you think you do, especially if you claim to be a “people person,” something I hear occasionally, usually from a woman who works in PR or human resources. Any “people person” would start getting very uncomfortable if the guy on the bus next to you starts hacking away his flem or reeking of body odor or having a loud, profanity-laden fight on the phone. Riding the subway with a rude group of kids causing a ruckus is an event that educated people must tell anyone that will listen.

You’re only similar to the 0.000001% of the human population that is clean and educated like you and who has the embarrassment filter that prevents any acting up in public or doing anything someone educated would deem weird or strange. Accept that you hate people and if a monster tsunami wiped out another 200,000 people in Southeast Asia you’d be annoyed that news coverage preempted your favorite television show, The Bachelor.

You disgust me.

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Jack Goes Forth
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I sometimes wish that I wasn’t a poor bartender and that I was instead living back in the cocoon of rich urban DC people, but then I realize that even though my job and my life are basically a joke, I still have it ten times better than thousands of people just living in SE DC, not to mention other countries.

Good post.

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Since when were bartenders particularly poor?

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Totally agreed. Now that I think about it, I’m only a “people person” with other people who act in a manner that “I” think is socially acceptable.

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I’d add “Western Europe” to the list in addition to North America and a Caribbean island because that definitely shouldn’t count either. On the bright side, everyone will be shocked next month when they see what Beijing is really like. Oh wait, the Chinese won’t let the cameras wander around. Nevermind.

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You’re blowin my mind dude. I can’t handle the truth you’re spittin here.

I’m not even going to dignify this post by talking about my contibution to Sea Power 21.

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*snore*

were you drunk when you wrote this?

“…because there is a lot of crazy people on it”

“The humans you are interacting with on a daily basic or a tiny subset of the range of humans that exist.”

“hacking away his flem

oh look, roosh traveled to south america and by drawing upon his amazing life experiences is telling us how it is in the “rest of the world”. he’s so deep! so mysterious! so multidimensional!!

lol, such a pitifully emo post. you’ve got to be kidding. did you write this on your myspace blog before posting it here? do you fancy yourself a writer? well, we can all sigh in relief that you’re not claiming to be something that might get someone hurt or injured. go back to painting your fingernails black.

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Roosh:

Please don’t misquote Hobbes: (He said it right and well the first time.)

“The Life of Man is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.”– Leviathan, Chapter 13.

I would not, however, say that the rest of the world is “stupid”. (Otherwise, the complete irony of this post is duly noted.)

Meanwhile, this is worth a glance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s4Oaz1unag&feature=related

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[…] Roosh V writes: was talking to someone about public transportation and he made a comment about how he doesn’t like taking the bus because there is a lot of crazy people on it. Take note that he was a city dweller where bus patrons tend to be more educated with proper jobs that that make mom proud. Here in the suburbs you’re lucky if the person sitting next to you has a high school education and can speak English, though that is changing before my eyes as gas prices shoot through the roof. Call me a suburb bus pioneer, if you will. […]

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Interesting commentary. I have linked to this at The DC Feed.

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” you disgust me”

You are my hero

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Roosh’s self flagellating, “I’m better than everyone else” post for the week. In the meantime I’ll go reread my copy of Bang until the next post on what girls I can safely ejaculate in and why loving big girls sometimes is ok.

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Thanks Tyler Durden/Thomas Hobbes – you’ve enlightened me. A couple months spent running game in the beaches and gyms of Rio and hostels and shitty clubs of other South America has given you such insight.

You should be thankful you were born in a country that has given you the opportunity to live in your dad’s basement and write a blog about picking up mediocre DC women (as well as the occasional ego-boosting, feaux-philosophical musing) as your primary activity. 99.9% of most human beings, especially at age 29, have to work to maintain their wretched existences.

The current status of US society as a rich nation, and the spoils its people enjoy is easily understood through the same lens of social Darwinism that pervades most of your thoughts on game and male/female, and human relations. Come on.

The fact is most people dislike “the other”. Its human nature. The exceptions to this rule actually are the educated, NPR listening, t-shirt wearing, intellectual subset, for which it is trendy to promote how international you are and how much you care about societies less fortunate than ours. This exists only in a rich country like the US.

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I have to say I hate the NPR/farmer’s market crowd, but I get along with working people.

Mostly because I work for a living, and the Obama-people live on trust funds.

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“Obama-people live on trust funds.”

That’s right. We’re all latte-drinking, Prius- driving, Birkenstock-wearing, trust fund babies who go to Berkeley and smoke weed.

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Better to be a “people person” than a “sheeple person” like most people in this country.

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Damn son, I haven’t seen this much hate in a minute. You can’t tell nobody nuffing now a days, people want to buck when you try and drop a little knowledge.

With that said, you know I am the most anti social person ever. I hate everyone. Fuck it, I can’t even pretend to be nice just for the sake of it… it’s one of my many flaws.

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I actually work with the “stupid, dirty, poor, or batshit insane”.

Do I get a cookie?

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So you volunteer every day at the local homeless shelter, right Roosh?

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Good thoughts, I agree 100%
American’s are brainwashed

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Why not drive the bus? You’ve pretty much adopted the lifestyle of a poor, so why not? Do you use deodorant anymore?

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Nobody is a “people person” when they’re being robbed on the “Route 1” highway by Somali bandits who came into the country as refugees and brought their heavy weapons; and outgunned all the local bandits. Nobody is a people person when they’re being accosted through a matatu window by street kids who are high on glue; or that their car just ran into a riot caused by announcement of election results. Your observations are tame. You should break out of your suburbs and meet more people.

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my last comment was tagged as spam. i feel a sense of accomplishment.

this is a beautiful ugly truth.

i imagine bleeding hearts assuage their guilt for not wanting to be anywhere near the teeming masses by supporting involuntary charity. or maybe they just like playing status games with other of their social milieu.

“look how much more i care about people i have no desire to be around than you!”

:boring:

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What’s with the negativity guys? Roosh has been to SOUTH AMERICA. He is clearly deep and spiritual. Thank him for his useful insights and stop whining.

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“I have a strong suspicion that the more negative the comment, the more the commenter is insulating themselves from the commoners, and in turn, reality.”

Or it’s just a dumb post.

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Uh, is this breaking news?

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I like this post Roosh, continue letting the world know how you feel about shit. You disgust me too!

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I came to this conclusion about 6 years ago and I didn’t have to spend $12,000 and half a year on a glorified vacation.

Congratulations Roosh, you’re slow.

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“You disgust me”

He wasn’t a people person either: http://aftermathnews.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/pekka-eric-auvinen.jpg

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“Oh wait, the Chinese won’t let the cameras wander around. Nevermind.”

Atlanta didnt let the cameras wander, for similar reasons I’m guessing.

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“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves”

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Well on a more upbeat note at least uve moved on from observing old people in starbucks…at least theres a bit more to see on the bus smile

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You can look at this as a public policy issue or a guilt issue.

The US deserves its wealth, and no one should fault us for not wanting to let every miserable life into our country and take a piece of our pie.

But at the same time, by isolating ourselves from it, the elites tend to become overly idealistic about how public policy can transform the proles.

Maybe Europeans travel more, but as a non-white person, I was subjected to far more racism there than anywhere in the supposedly ignorant USA.

I’ve traveled, I’ve seen poverty and shit crime. But unless those people of those countries are willing to look at the neurobiological roots of their poverty, I have little sympathy.

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Yes, it’s true!
I am so happy I don’t have to take the bus and sit next to loud foul-mouths or people hacking up loogies.

I’m also happy that I don’t drive a ga$ guzzling SUV eihter!

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“I’ve traveled, I’ve seen poverty and shit crime. But unless those people of those countries are willing to look at the neurobiological roots of their poverty, I have little sympathy.”

Did you travel while blindfolded? What a ridiculous statement.

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Excellent post my deep voiced cutie :blush:. I love your blog when you are not writing about your hatred of women.

:thumbsup:

:kiss:

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Looking at the comments some people have read to deeply into the post. From my understanding, Roosh was talking about the people around us, not in South America or Europe.

He in no way stated that he hated the USA.

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@John Smith I have lived in Europe for a small amount of time and it is more diffcult for an East Asian(avoid Portugal) there but easier for an African-American.

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the bus = loser cruiser

I’m pretty sure I’m gonna catch TB if I have to continue taking the bus during my AM commute.

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I agree man. Roosh tried to drop some science on you fools but the truth hurt too much for most. I’ve often wondered what people did on subways before IPods were made. Did they really have awkward convos and read TV Guides like on that one Seinfeld Episode?

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Personally, I prefer the company of robots. You guys are just so illogical.

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Project your own self-loathing much, you lame fucktard?

SeaFighter HSV
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“Roosh tried to drop some science on you fools but the truth hurt too much for most”

I felt the same way when I was in high school. This is masturbatory condescension.

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I wouldn’t go to the extreme of saying that his sex life or potential lack thereof is affecting the man’s writing. Objectively speaking, I don’t think the last few months reflect the content that led me to subscribe in the first place, but like any art form you need new experiences to provoke thought and inspiration. At the end of the day, who’s to say what’s holding him back and moreover, where his writing will go.
I remember when a friend told me about dcbachelor.com. I had never been into blogs, but after reading a few posts I was hooked. It was some of the most enjoyable, funny and reflective content I’d found in a long time. I scowered through all of dcbachelor in the early months of this year, and then continued right over to the new domain. Shit, I even picked up Bang, which was a short though fun read; had me cracking up quite a few times as Roosh’s personality leaked out here and there.
Point is, Roosh’s older stuff was fresh and unique, while still managing to provoke you in the most direct and unassuming manner. It was, and still is, exceptional at times in terms of content, but more recently I get the vibe that he’s a little drained by the monotony of everyday life and patterns that no longer seem to emerge, but remain stagnant. It’s the same shit different day scenario which really kills you after a while; the man himself even said it a few weeks back…he’s tired.
To be quite frank, I can relate to Roosh more than Roissy, but find myself reading Roissy’s blog more and more. If I had to compare them, Roosh is more balanced in his (older) content, i.e. to say; he’s easier to relate to as he hits the ups and downs, but still manages to keep the clichés and bullshit far away. He’s well travelled and educated, and writes about his experiences in such a manner that even if you’ve never been outside the US (way too many people fit this description btw) you can live vicariously through his experiences as he vividly describes adventures as near as your typical dt club/bar, or as far as Argentina.
Roissy on the other hand is like watching a David Mamet movie; your balls turn to steel as you smile basking in your own masculinity. After taking in his aggressive writing style and arbitrarily reaching for dictionary.com from time to time (yea…pretend like you don’t), you can’t help but wonder: does this guy live up to his own words?; his own rules?; his own hype? Probably not, but the world needs guys like him to remind the rest of us that we‘re men.
With all the fuckin estrogen, pretty boys, and displaced media floating around, you need some medium, a public sphere, to remind guys that they’re guys. That at the core, you won’t stand for bullshit in any way, shape or form. Roissy’s content is great, but at the end of the day I don’t know how real or applicable it is to everyday life.
I browse over the comment section bit before waking to the realization that everyone wants to be a certified alpha guru from the comfort of a keyboard. Fuckin monkeys…the “Still Playing Games” comment section was a great example how many people don’t get Roissy’s blog. You can read a blog for all your life and still not get any girls, improve your game, or find love. His messages are very relevant to today’s misfit, mind fuck of a woman, but living by his every word, day in, and day out will have you closer to Raging Bull than smooth Casanova. You can interpret things in life in black and white or you can read in between the lines and look at the gray…there’s a time and place to apply Roissy’s logic, choose when it applies and to what extreme.
Anyway…I’ve hit tangents all over the place. I hope whatever is holding Roosh back, be it subliminal, subconscious or otherwise, he overcomes soon. Keep doing your thing man.

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I hear you Roosh. But in a way, that same lack of gratitude or sense of reality about the incredibly fortunate position we inhabit is most of the reason society advances and drags the rest of the world along with it – nearly every nation on the planet now has a life expectancy greater than the UK, the leading nation at the time, did in 1900.

It’s because we become accustomed to what we have so quickly. It’s because as soon as we achieve something we ask “what’s next?” Our desire for plasma tvs and plastic toys has changed the face of the world. The number of desperately poor in China has dropped by more than 350 million since the mid seventies, against a population rise of hundreds of millions. A big part of this has been due to the influence of the West and your nation.

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interesting analysis r. mutt. to tell you the truth, my recent post on the poon commandments was something of a coda. i feel like i’ve said all i can say in the matters of male-female dynamics, game, and love, and i’m ready to veer into a new direction. i plan a two week vacation to e. europe later this summer and i will blog from there. if i have an amazing adventure, i may consider a permanent move. a screenplay/semi-autobiography i’m writing and career changes are also possibilities.

roosh, you’ve definitely changed since dcb days. not for the worse or better, just different. i like the old and new incarnations. dcb had that reckless youthful abandon to it, with everything from catching a glance at another guy’s package in the gym to player v poseur. your rooshv blog sometimes reads like an entirely new author. if i had to use a word i loathe, i’d say your newer stuff feels more “mature”. you’ve gotten more introspective and thoughtful, at the expense of your edgy prankster side. this is as much a function of your changing life station and priorities as it is of just getting older.

btw, it’s too bad you took down that old “BHR is gay?” post. that was maybe the funniest shit on dcb.

:gay:

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My main disagreement with this post is the word “stupid.” People who do not have the same education level that you have or I have are not necessarily stupid. I know many folks who have a Middle School education who have offered some of the most tantalizing conversations about life, love, misery and hope.

I live in a border state as I have said maybe a million times here, and have done a lot of time in Mexico and I work with the public and have dealt with smelly boozen meth lessor educated people and they all have something to offer.

Other than the word stupid, I think you are probably right on in making the point that many of us don’t really understand humanity in its fullness, including you.

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Haha, agreed!
I have the car, and properties, and insular group of friends, but I don’t hate on the loud woman cursing to a local farmers market vendor in spanish with ten kids trying to climb up to her neck.

Then again, I’ve travelled as much as possible. That person hacking next to you on the bus? Get over it. At least you HAVE the luxury-yes, luxury-of public transport.

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Did you travel while blindfolded? What a ridiculous statement.

Uh, I’m just saying that I shouldn’t have to feel guilty for poverty and terrible things in the world if its the fault of the people. There are some bad things that happen in the world. But it seems as if travel is used more as a means of proving one’s worldliness rather than really trying to understand what’s going on in other places.


@John Smith I have lived in Europe for a small amount of time and it is more difficult for an East Asian(avoid Portugal) there but easier for an African-American.

That’s because Africans are still a relatively small percentage of the population, so its not at the level that offends their ethnocentrism. As a brown person, they saw me as an Arab and immediately turn off. Arabs are a much bigger percent of the population. And I don’t recall the last time an African was running for President of France or wherever in Europe.


Why do i have a feeling you are a fan of The Bell Curve

I am. I frequently get annoyed reading about people who talk about poverty when they ignore the true roots behind it.

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