It’s no secret that we’re not fans of the whole PUA community. I think a lot of it is sleazy and downright manipulative. Yes, I learned this PUA stuff too in the beginning and it definitely worked but it doesn’t make you happy. Why you ask? Because you’re doing things that aren’t really you. You’re doing all this game playing that’s actually pretty manipulative.
My younger brother recently told me about his girlfriend of two years dumping him. Of course, I was very sorry to hear about this disappointing development in his life. But after serving as a set of ears for him to vent about the situation, I had a pretty confident response to his situation: “You will eventually be grateful for this hardship.”
When was the last time you went after something? A girl, a job, a goal? How did you feel after you saw the outcome of your pursuit? If you got what you wanted, you probably felt pretty damn good. We’ll call this success.
I spent the last week visiting friends and family in New York City. Even coming from a happening place like LA, I’m constantly floored by how bustling and frenetic it is. On a recent Friday night, I went out for drinks with a buddy of mine and a few of his Wall Street trader friends. My friend also works on “the Street,” but has never exhibited the “finance bro” traits of bravado, boat shoes, and Brooks Brothers that you often find among investment bankers and the like.