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    NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious

    Send me your positive energy, bros! Crazy stressful day + no sleep + just ate a crappy meal, all making me want to relapse something fierce. What makes this extra hard is knowing that a relapse would truly be giving in, letting my willpower cave, and just watching myself degrade myself...
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    Online dating in 2007 vs now: what the h-ll happened?

    When I used dating apps, Hinge had the highest quality women on it by far (which is all relative, and not saying much). It has a reputation as the "relationship" app (slogan: "Designed to be deleted"). It's tough for me to have a definitive opinion on dating apps. The negatives have been...
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    NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious

    This is critical. I didn't realize how impactful activity is until I adopted a ridiculously high-energy dog that needs to be walked/jogged and played with multiple times a day. I went from <5k steps per day to a solid 15k+, and my Apple Watch activity meter now consistently fills up by...
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    Online dating in 2007 vs now: what the h-ll happened?

    Sure, but I don't see this as online dating. It's just a way to get in contact with like-minded people. Like asking a girl out that you meet at an event. I went out with a girl after we were on the same Zoom conference call and started privately chatting. It wasn't planned, we just struck up a...
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    15 Signs You’re A Dopamine Slave

    Having re-read the piece, the only one I really disagree with is international travel. No doubt there are degenerate reasons/methods of travel - going to party, chase girls, etc.. But standing in the ancient cathedrals of Rouen or Sofia, attending a church service in rural Mexico, or just...
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    15 Signs You’re A Dopamine Slave

    Great article, Roosh. I'm always fascinated to observe how my brain finds substitute activities. For example, I'll quit masturbating and eating junk food, and notice that suddenly I have this incredible urge to drink an espresso, or binge on news sites like ZeroHedge. I limit myself to one glass...
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    Finding Allies & Deciding Locations

    Fair enough. What you've cited are among the top reasons that I wouldn't live in the city. But do you think I'd get enough distance in some of the other areas I'm looking at (Canyon Lake area, New Braunfels, Blanco etc.) I'm just looking to get a half-decent house and a bit of land where I can...
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    The Spirit Of Gulag Archipelago (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

    Bitter irony in the final line of the article. You can denounce the system with passion and brilliance, you can speak spiritual truth, but money is power and always has been!
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    Finding Allies & Deciding Locations

    Thanks! I won't rule out other cities in TX and I will definitely head up to Dallas to scope it out. It will be hard to convince me to leave Austin, though. I moved out here on a whim a few years back, from a collapsing liberal shithole megacity back east, and it was like reaching the mirage...
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    Finding Allies & Deciding Locations

    I'm curious to hear what you guys think about the suburbs outside of Austin. I will be buying a house next year and need to decide on if I'm going to stay in the ATX metro area, or go somewhere else. Budget is around $400k. I really like living near Austin — I would never live in the city...
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    Trying to fnd an LTR but keep dating below low quality women

    For those that have successfully landed an LTR in the modern era, how do you bring up the "I'm serious about having a relationship" topic? I'm not talking about proposing marriage on the third date, but I am curious if there's a solid, unambiguous way to signal your intentions early on in the...
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    Giving up caffeine is a game changer

    Waking up is the only time I miss caffeine. (I was a huge addict for years, quit cold turkey about 8 days ago). I wake up and am groggy in bed, and there's NOTHING more I would like to do than crawl under the covers with a steaming mug of coffee and a book. But you gotta slay that dragon...
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    Why do people buy from Amazon?

    It's this. There is zero friction to buying off of Amazon. When I used to buy things on Amazon, it was few taps in a few seconds between impulse and purchase. And even if you're into mindful consumption, there are things like toilet paper and dog food that you just want to buy without thinking...
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    Movies and TV Shows to watch for morale

    All of Ken Burns' stuff is great. This reminds me — his recent Country Music doc is outstanding, too. Let all who speak of "white privilege" watch a few episodes of Country Music. Watch the dirt-poor, sunburned subsistence farmers, huddling around their radio after a day of backbreaking labor...
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    Movies and TV Shows to watch for morale

    Oh, spot-on. I also like the old Friar's Club roasts, which you can find on YouTube (no BitChute or LBRY links unfortunately):
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    Movies and TV Shows to watch for morale

    Band of Brothers — if you haven't watched it in a while, it's worth a re-watch. It's held up well. They don't insult us by shoehorning in "the female perspective" or "were the Americans really the good guys, or just Imperialist aggressors?" type stuff. It's just a group of heroic men, battling...
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    How to be funny

    Wit, or being clever, is only one ingredient of "funny." It works if it comes naturally to you. But there are other types of humor. Some below, with examples, because I'm feeling autistic enough to type out dialogue. Tell funny stories. Focus on unusual/provocative situations, add lots of...
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    Whenever you finish a book, post it here

    Those two books are excellent! Another work on Stoicism that I quite enjoyed recently is How to Think like a Roman Emperor by Donald Robertson. He adds a more storytelling around Marcus's life (a bit embellished for effect) to deepen our understanding around the Meditations. I really enjoyed...
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    Women with insane dating standards

    The irony, my man, is that I used to sleep with a lot of women when I used game for casual sex. I still use “game” (eg being charming, playful teasing) to build attraction with women that I want to be with. I just don’t hold interest from the ones I like. And being an earnest provider type is a...
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    Women with insane dating standards

    I'm at the point where I might just start asking the women I date what else they possibly could want in a man. I've spent so much time and energy building myself into the kind of man who could create a loving home with a woman, and raise beautiful kids. I set myself to philosophical and...
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