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RE: Lessons We Can Learn from Neil Strauss’ Divorce
(12-20-2018 08:43 AM)puckerman Wrote:  You have all totally missed the point about Clooney and his marriage. The point is that the woman is NOT a train wreck. It seems that Strauss was only interested in fucking and marrying train wrecks. And you have a better chance of a successful marriage with a woman who is NOT a train wreck than one who is.

I think you missed the point of Clooney's marriage. After rumors floated about him at Bryan Singer's pedo parties, he suddenly married a "successful and confident" age appropriate woman.

As mentioned above...
Quote:I'm pretty convinced clooneys marriage is a sham, guys a closet fag imo
05-01-2019 10:26 PM
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Having read The Game and The Truth, my take away is that learning game for Neil Strauss was like suddenly coming into money - it amplifies your weaknesses and allows one to really take a turn for the worse. Or, as Rollo Tomassi calls this: " children with dynamite." That is, Neil Strauss learned game, but still had a blue pill foundation and  a longing for "the one." This is a recipe for disaster.

As related in his books, Neil Strauss had serious inner game issues regarding his appearance and his upbringing with an overly involved mother, bordering on incest. Further, he twists himself into a pretzel trying to reconcile Disney happily ever after monogamy with his desire for strange and the knowledge that he had the tools available to satisfy those cravings.

In The Truth, the book ends with him getting back together with his girlfriend, yet hinting that he had found some Third Way that would reconcile his two competing visions. You knew this was not going to end well.

he he he......
05-02-2019 12:04 AM
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It's not even learning to game that sent Neil into a tailspin, what it really is, is him becoming famous. And the influence from that point on that it had on his life. Suddenly he was no longer a music journalist, or an author, he was a larger than life figure who was the lead guru of the pickup movement. He got access to all those high-end circles. And the sex parties, drugs, and other the other trappings of that lifestyle. You start holding yourself to another standard and suddenly many of those constraints that you have in your life that keep you reasonably grounded are no longer there. That's probably how he got to the point of sex addiction. (and i'm sure it was legitimate sex addiction). he became his alter-ego in other words, and at that point he completely lost himself.

As such, it's surprisingly common for celebrities to loose all sense of identity, disassociate from their normal personality because everyone expects them to become the alterego. And then it's never turned off. Like a lot of normal people would do, neil succumbed to his ego. I can't blame him for that. But it's a lesson for all of us to stay mentally strong and never rest on our laurels. Also, Hollywood is toxic.

He is also plagued with insecurity and a by all accounts unhealthy family dynamic, relationship, whatever you want to call it.
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05-02-2019 08:23 PM
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(12-18-2018 12:46 AM)scrotus Wrote:  For those who haven't done so, please analyze carefully the risks of marriage. This is not an arrangement that lasts for most people in these times. When it falls apart, you will be up against the full power of the state which will destroy you. Neil is just 1 more in a long line of guys that have been/are being ruined financially (often for life). Marriage is simply way too risky in today's western culture. Open your eyes, look around, you know its true. Talking and rationalizing regarding marriage won't help. Do yourself a big favor. Please protect yourself by just saying "NO" to marriage.

Hmm.... I wonder if posts like this are by (((people))) with a motivation to stop Westerners marrying and making kids?

   

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06-16-2019 07:53 AM
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(12-18-2018 09:32 AM)david.garrett84 Wrote:  [Image: 34qodon.jpg]

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Lol excellent work!

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