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RE: The 2010s decade in review thread
How do I start my review of the 2010s? I'll go by periods of years

2010-2014: The Normie Years: I was blue-pilled as hell and agreeing with whatever the media in terms of politics and entertainment. I got red pilled through seeing that my family doesn't always have my interest at hearts and seeing their nastiness about other people behind their backs. I turned 30 around this time and I started to pick up on brainwashing. I was at a job that didn't make much and I moved out finally with a friend for a roommate.

2014-2017: The Roommate Years, I was unprepared for living solo but I learned a lot. I see the people I hung out and my roommate don't really want to do much with their lives and live in an extended adolescence. I still deluded myself into thinking I could advance at work when it was near impossible in reality because I didn't have an Ivy League degree or met the diversity quota.

2017-2019: The Grad School Years: I had to go back home because my roommate was unbearable in the end because he didn't take care of himself. I have either lived with family or roommates for most of my life.

I applied for MBA school and got red-pilled further because of working with female MBA students and their ability to hide things from me.

I realized I don't want to live with anyone, I just want to go home, live solo and do things that enrich me and not wake up parents who fall asleep watching the TV for the umpteenth time. I did finish this semester. I also realized I was the man of the house since my father died.

I've been more red-pilled working under a female manager and supervisor who are micro-managers and it drives me insane.

I am now networking for work and rethinking where to go next.

The 2010's politically: This has probably been one of the most partisan decades politically I have seen. The division in America is surreal at times, but it's the culmination of the elites' plan for the last 50 years. I still see Trump's campaign and Presidency as payback for moderates and liberals being purged out of the Republican Party. Conservatives had their laughs with RINO Hunts and Purity tests, but moderates and liberals got the last laugh with Trump.

Entertainment: I don't watch much movies or TV anymore, I've taken more to reading now. 2019 was peak Clown World for movies as Disney took 80% of the box office while other studios didn't do as well. It helps when the US film media and critics have been kissing the Mouse's ass for years and will trash anything that doesn't fit their agenda.

It's been an enlightening though frustrating decade for me.
12-29-2019 09:03 PM
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RE: The 2010s decade in review thread
This was a decade of confusion, growing pains and insecurity but also of constant learning. I started 2010 off in high school completely naïve to the true nature of the world (red pill). Half way though university Is when I discovered ROK, manosphere, red pill and RVF.

This led me down the path of constant learning, however I failed to act, rather only implemented 1/4 of what I learned from all these sources. Another downside of this “constant” learning is an increasing addiction to technology, which Im on the path to overcome.

I'm grateful to all the solid posters on this forum who freely share their life experiences to younger people like myself. This forum was a beacon of hope and sanity in a world increasingly gone mad.

I still have a few years remaining in my 20’s and so this next decade will be one of planned preparation and targetted action, rather than my aimless inaction in the past decade.
12-29-2019 11:15 PM
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2010s were 3/5 for me, would not do again

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12-30-2019 04:52 AM
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RE: The 2010s decade in review thread
(12-28-2019 03:45 PM)Roosh Wrote:  -It was the decade that game saw its peak. Once Tinder/Instagram got going, and interactions between the sexes became more broken, the ROI from game work decreased in all but a few international cities.

Materially, the decade was profitable for me

Something tells me that the bolded are highly correlated. I'm sure this is by design by TPTB. People become more insecure, and spend more money, as the sexes get driven apart.

Glad you ejected from that system!
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12-30-2019 08:49 AM
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RE: The 2010s decade in review thread
2010 vs 2020 in two pictures:

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Trannies = comedic relief that everyone laughed about

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Trannies = your apex predator on the oppression pyramid, no jokes or even questioning of their identity or sanity allowed.

This pretty much sums up the decade and I am afraid that 2030 will be days when we look back and marvel at the sanity of 2020 whiile pedophiles are being elected for office with their 7yo wives and husbands.

Personally there are always gains to be made. I even took some advantage of the migrant crisis investing more in low-tier cheap rental real-estate. It's ironic if you know my viewpoint on it.

Spiritually there are always years of stagnation and then of growth even for those who wish to make progress. Most humans stagnate anyway. Red Pill guys do so less, because it's a form of a self-improvement community. However shifting from hedonism and easy sex to stable relationships, even spirituality/religion is not something most are willing to do. There are some PUAs who leave their ways behind and then live happily married with one woman. But I am sure that it's not the majority.
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12-30-2019 08:59 AM
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RE: The 2010s decade in review thread
In 2010 I made a financial goal related to net worth, started a business and have since achieved it working largely in a large city.

I failed to marry, find a true relationship, and start a family. In 2010 I thought these things just happened naturally to good, hard working men.

My father passed away in 2016, and this caused me to re examine my life. I was no longer be satisfied with my corporate life, or the who I was in some respects.

In recent years I spent time in Colombia, joined the forum, took some red pills, black pills, and white pills.

In the next decade I hope to return to a more natural life, family oriented, rural lifestyle, anchored by Faith and hopefully family.

I hope if I am blessed to be alive in 10 years to have children, a wife, have fully exited the corporate world and be a farmer or a teacher.

For professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. Rom 1:22
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12-31-2019 01:06 AM
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RE: The 2010s decade in review thread
I got divorced and found game (And Roosh) at the beginning of 2010. Found god at the end.

After many years of fornication on the East Coast, I left NYC, and that's when I started to feel alienated by it all, the dead eyed soullessness of the people there.

Changed careers successfully and increased my income by a huge margin. Tried to find God in Dallas, which did not happen immediately. Met a girl who was a non-believer, we were together for 2 years. Could she be saved? I don't know. But I do believe she was a distraction.

Earlier this year, I listened to one of Roosh's podcasts where he talked about modern relationships and how a lot of guys will avoid marriage and stay in relationships out of comfort and to waste a girl's time when she could be having kids and a family. That more or less convinced me to end the relationship because I was basically that guy.

Soon after that, my mother died. Very painful couple of months for me. She had brain cancer and no resources to support herself, and I had to really handle everything alone. It put my entire life in disarray. That kind of event will change your priorities really quick. I can understand why Roosh's own priorities changed from his own tragedy.

Fast forward to this Fall I had a terrible back injury that left me unable to do much of anything. When it finally healed, I found out I was part of a mass layoff at my work. I think this was all just the icing on the cake of the worst year of my life. With few family resources of my own to help me in these kind of times, I feel compelled to build a family of my own in the next few years.

This was all a message from God I think. Ultimately, in adversity you can find god.
12-31-2019 01:56 AM
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RE: The 2010s decade in review thread
(12-30-2019 08:59 AM)Simeon_Strangelight Wrote:  Personally there are always gains to be made. I even took some advantage of the migrant crisis investing more in low-tier cheap rental real-estate. It's ironic if you know my viewpoint on it.

I don’t. Could you remind us?
12-31-2019 03:11 AM
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RE: The 2010s decade in review thread
I would say this decade the amount of Red Pilling was huge and a lot of new people came and learned.

And also it's the first time I would say the Red Pill has started to become more Christian than before. Many people found God, rejected hedonism and embraced a more stoic life. Maybe the world is tearing apart and you see degeneracy becoming stronger, but also is Christianity and Tradition with more people embracing the Red Pill lifestyle everyday; the times are hard, but if it wasn't for it a lot of people wouldn't become stronger and finally control their lives themselves.

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12-31-2019 09:24 AM
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RE: The 2010s decade in review thread
The 10's were my 20s, so a lot has happened. By 2010 I already had the idea the West was going to shit, the decade before I had read and thought almost obsessively about these topics we often talk here - I was always a moralist and a cultural pessimist. But I was sick of being immersed in it, so I left it at that for a while and focused on other things.

I lived on my own abroad for a while. I made a lot of music. I started dating my wife. I worked a lot of different jobs and learned stuff in all of them. I got some financial stability.

Eventually, I started thinking and reading about these subjects again, more and more, probably ignited by the sudden appearance (to me) of "political" youtube - Aurini, who is a forum member, was amongst these early people that got me interested again. Somehow a part of this, and because the knowledge was getting heavier and darker, I finally moved on from believing in a generic creator (which I did since adolescence) and accepted Jesus Christ. This finally opened my eyes to the full picture, which I couldn't grasp before.

My worldview hasn't changed much during the last 10 years, but my knowledge about the details is deeper now, some of my views more nuanced, others less. This place helped a lot, even before I registered, and still does. I feel blessed that I didn't spend my twenties dicking around - despite not being the most focused person, I always had a general direction in mind and I kept going.

The only thing I'm surprised, and I suppose I am not alone, is the quickness of the 'progress'. I had a general idea that racism and feminism were becoming a cultural mainstay, but I didn't imagine how far it would go, how quick, and how widespread. I especially didn't imagine the lgbt stuff going so mainstream, so fast and so vicious.

This next one will be interesting. Last decade was preparation, now it's time to build something lasting.

Pandemics are part and parcel of living in an industrial system.
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12-31-2019 10:02 AM
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RE: The 2010s decade in review thread
2010s were certainly a coming of age decade for me. Definitely a time of both growth and wondering the wilderness.

2010-2013 Russia blue pill period:

Bouncing between jobs after college and the financial crisis, met an exchange student from Russia who became my gf. Decided to move to my ancestral home of Russia. Upon arriving became an English teacher and had a mini-translation business. There were so many female teachers and other random girls in Moscow to fornicate with that I felt like a kid in a candy shop. Eventually leading to a painful break-up with my long-term gf after buying and renovating an apartment.

2014-2016 Russia red pill period:

Rented an apartment with 2 colleagues and went without food over the holidays. Had heart broken a few times. Learned some fitness and game from my friend. Had another girlfriend that had an accident. Found Roosh’s site, began living game 24/7. Hada writer gimmick though my business did not go very far. Lost count of notches but felt that was not getting anywhere financially. Studied Greek philosophy and ancient history. Had a midlife crisis having hit 30 and decided that sleeping around while living paycheck to paycheck was not a good recipe.

Military period 2016-present;

Got back in shape upon returning to the states and learned a new skill. Began going to church again. Most colleagues did bot believe my prior Game success. Travelled when possible to SA and EE but find my Game in USA lacking. Got to be an acolyte at a local church. Asked Fod to help me in tough times and he always did. Tried to get married to a girl from EE yet immigration process was too complicated for her. Seem to have come to another crossroad about what to do in the 2020s. Getting back to writing seems to always nag at me.

"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates
12-31-2019 04:58 PM
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RE: The 2010s decade in review thread
Started the decade young, dumb and full of...youthful ignorance. Had some great times and did a ton of growing and learning. Ignorance is bliss however and as I grow and learn more I can't look at the world the same way that I did when I was starry eyed kid with my whole life ahead of me. I'm ending the decade somewhat less ignorant, still knowing that I don't know shit, and trying to figure out my place in the world and what I'm going to do to get to where I want to be. Happy New Year to you all, I wish you well in chasing your dreams and goals for the year.
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RE: The 2010s decade in review thread
The decade where folk not only had access to vast, vast amounts of information at home via a computer with an internet connection.
They now had all that same access to information in the palms of their hands 24/7 due to "smart" phones.

Yet 'cat-ear' filters were as much the order of the day as any rise in general awareness...
12-31-2019 09:03 PM
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RE: The 2010s decade in review thread
Lots of great insights here; it's great to see so much reflection with the decade in rear-view. That said...

The First Half:
2010 was the decade of Dopamine. When the decade started, I had just started high school, and was developing a serious sugar, internet, and porn addiction - all simultaneously too. My parents didn't give a hoot what I did on my free time, as long as I was still enrolled in school. There was also very little wisdom on the internet back then, and I had no idea what was bad for your psyche. So for the first half of the decade, I comfortably slid into a dopamine cycle, barely graduating high school with a brain so fried it was crispy. End of First Half of 2010s: Incel, Brain Cooked, Multiple Addictions, Bleak Future.

The Second Half:
From 2015 to 2020, the fire lit up under me, and I really started to pull it together. It all started with this PUA Chase Amante, whose book I read in an effort to succeed on my first-ever date. This led me to the manosphere, and once enrolled in my local uni, I dedicated every day to shedding my incel ways and improving as a man. I managed to drastically improve my SMV -> got double-digit notches -> increased overall confidence -> triggered upward spiral. Once I managed to stop smoking weed, I used that money for international travel, which further broadened my horizons and helped me develop an appreciation for East Asian culture/women. So in the space of 5 years - all as a broke student - I went from being a hopeless incel to a charming chadlite. Definitely feels good to surpass everyone you grew up with, but I still have a lot of my work laid out in front of me. Provided I play my cards right, the 20's are looking very promising indeed.
01-01-2020 01:11 PM
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In 2010 I was at the height of practicing game. Seems like it was the peak of game for a lot of other people. I used to go into NYC to sarge and would meet other random guys who were practicing day game - not surprising cause this the time was when The Pickup Artist had come out and dating coaches were popping up everywhere. I was part of a "lair" and would meet up with guys there a few times a year to go out and approach. This was before I had any idea who Roosh was but I actually did 100+ approaches without ever hearing about the Roosh day game program.

2011 I discovered Roosh's blog and started lurking on the forums before registering in 2012. I've seen the transition of the forum through the decade. The place was solely devoted to travel and game at that point though there would still be political debates in the off topic forum. It was kind of split 40/60 between conservatives/liberterians vs liberals in the beginning. Also lived through a lot of the memorable memes such as the IRT who would never stop talking about if white women were interested in Indian men. He got banned but kept signing up for new accounts which led to the IRT term being coined. Also I remember when RoK launched and all the brilliant troll articles Tuthmosis would write to generate maximum butthurt.

From 2013 on, talk about cultural and social trends became more prominent. Roosh started attracting a lot of negative attention from feminists which then to an anti-feminist vibe on this forum. From there on it was onto the source of feminism which became a rabbit hole that led to a whole slew of other topics. SJWism started exploding which then led to Gamergate which further accelerated the direction of the forum towards politics and culture. Trump announced his candidacy and that really cemented the atmosphere of the forum that we have these days.

Back to a personal note, the game foundations that were established at the beginning of the decade led me through a big transformation. The cold approaches I did hammered home the point that a lot of the fears we have are mostly internal. I learned nothing comes without risk and that advancing in life depends on constant (calculated) risk exposure. I applied this mentality to a lot of other areas beyond meeting women. Seeking a career change I ended going back to school for a computer science degree. I finished that in the middle of the decade and thought my path was set. However, towards the end of the decade I decided to establish my own business. I eventually brought this into fruition at the very of end of 2019.

I also established my commitment to the Christian faith, the most important chance that I've made this decade. Through this I started surrounding myself with a lot of people that are rejecting the dominant culture. The community that is part of my life continues to sustain and nurture me. The next step is to establish a family but only if God wills it.
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RE: The 2010s decade in review thread
The 2010s were a fantastic decade for me personally in terms of intellectual and physical development, relationships, travel, and career.

The world seems to have gone (further in) to hell in a handbasket during that same time, though. But maybe that's just a sign I'm getting old. "Kids these days....", y'know?
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RE: The 2010s decade in review thread
Decade improved from start to finish regarding money, relationships, and faith. Added a new dimension - a family of my own.

2010 - auditioned and accepted for Jeopardy TV quiz show. Later made a datasheet here about the experience.

2011 - moved to new state for new job. Found manosphere and dove in - Heartiste, Roosh, Danger and Play/Cernovich, Masculine Style, Bold and Determined, many others that are now defunct. 5000 mile 'off the grid' solo drive across Atlantic Canada

2012 - met future wife

2013 - 5000 mile road trip across 19 states in western U.S.

2014 - first extended trip to non-English speaking country, learned Portuguese. Moved to new state for new job with new company

2015 - married, started regularly attending church services

2016 - new job again, highest salary to date

2017 - first child, first trip to continental Europe

2018 - new job again, moved - hopefully for the last time

2019 - second child, regular attendance in bible study and church men's group

2020+ ??? Looking forward to purchase of home and land in the medium term, additional children (se Deus quiser), and additional sources of income via investments and product licensing
01-07-2020 03:46 PM
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(01-07-2020 03:46 PM)Barry Scrotada Wrote:  2020+ ??? Looking forward to purchase of home and land in the medium term, additional children (se Deus quiser), and additional sources of income via investments and product licensing

Congratulations on the family! I'm aiming to make my early 2020s look like your late 2010s. I'm also buying land, getting out of the city, building a homestead. And, most importantly, trying to build a small community there. Doesn't have to be huge, I'd be happy starting with just two families and room to grow.
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