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  1. You don't need a TEFL course to teach English in Asia, you just need a Uni degree. That's the minimum requirement. If you have a Master's then you could potentially teach at a Uni. What really matters is the country you want to go to. Seoul, South Korea has one of the best pickup communities but it's notoriously difficult there. Japan is a good midway, not nearly as difficult, really quality women, and nice lifestyle. But it's expensive and the community there isn't so great, so you'd often be picking up alone. Shanghai and Chengdu, China are pretty good. Nice quality women, low
  2. The Myth of the Middle Class Alpha, Part 6 Some of the myopic and vision-impaired among you have been complaining that they can’t see the practical use of this series. This final installment will make it clearer for you. Before we get started, let me get one thing out of the way that you should keep in mind throughout this article. Although I say being a pure alpha can be a bad thing in this society because modern society is so rigged against excessive alpha behavior, make no mistake about it, if you have to be excessive it’s definitely better to be too alpha than be too beta. Now
  3. The Myth of the Middle Class Alpha, Part 5 So we’ve discussed the transitions from despotism and polygamy to democracy and monogamy, from a system with no checks and balances on alphadom to one that has institutionalized alpha proxies dedicated to policing alphadom, all of which came about thanks to the increased voice of the lower-status male. But what about modern feminism? Where does that come into play? To understand feminism how feminism came about, you have to understand two things: first, the difference between how females deal with high-status male versus how they deal with
  4. The Myth of the Middle Class Alpha Male, Part 4 [Warning: If you are one of the readers who thought the wordiness and repetitiveness of Part 3 or any of the previous installments outweighed the useful information contained in them, or worse believed they had no useful information at all, don’t bother continuing this post. It’s more of the same stuff you hate. The rest of you, dig in.] One of the great works of Western philosophy is the book Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes. It is widely considered one of the earliest and most influential treatises on social contract theory ever written.
  5. The Myth of the Middle Class Alpha Male Interlude This weekend was a little hectic and I didn’t get a chance to do part 4 of the Middle Class Alpha series. Which means I won’t be able to do it until next Monday, although I may do some smaller unrelated posts in the meantime. But rather than leave you with nothing, I thought I’d take this chance to respond to some feedback to the series so far. Over at Roissy’s blog someone left this comment: This guy misses it. My point in this series wasn’t to say that everyone in the middle class is doomed to be nothing but beta. That buy
  6. The Myth of the Middle Class Alpha Male, Part 3.5 A reader (I forgot to ask him if he wanted his name used) forwarded me this clip of an NPR show called Radiolab, in particular a clip that he said speaks directly to my Myth of the Middle Class Alpha Male series. Putting aside the annoyingly nebbish yuppie cadences of the presenters, it makes some great points that speak directly to things I was going to mention in Part 4 of the series. So consider this both an illustration of things described in parts 1-3 and a preview of part 4. I’ll elaborate on the parallels in part 4.
  7. The Myth of the Middle Class Alpha Male, Part 3 How and Why Modern Western Society Keeps Alphadom in Check and Penalizes Any Excess of It I have to warn you, this will seem repetitive at times as I will cite overlapping points repeated by several sources, but I really, really want to make sure the logic behind my reasoning comes across clearly so bear with me. Let’s start off with a passage from the book The Red Queen by Matt Ridley: There are several important lessons to derive from this passage. One lesson is that an unfettered, free-for-all competition for res
  8. The Myth of the Middle Class Alpha Male, Part 2 The nightclub we were at was on the second floor of the building, with different landings in multiple directions that allowed you to lean on a railing and look downward at people entering from the ground floor and heading upstairs. I was spending my time at the club people watching rather than actively socializing. As I saw one unremarkable person after another enter, my eyes began to glaze over with boredom. I was just counting down the hours, no minutes, before I’d be heading home. Suddenly my vision sharpened. I saw a man enter that
  9. Because the original posts appear to be lost to the fathomless depths of the internet, I am reposting this excellent collection of essays on the nature of modern society here for posterity. Originally found on www.therawness.com, all credit goes to the writer, Tbone. The Myth of the Middle Class Alpha Male, Part 1 [Last week I promised a post that would go up on Monday and be controversial. As I started writing it, it kept getting longer and longer and was taking too much time to complete. So I decided to break it up instead, it will probably end up being three parts in total. Here
  10. Great job man! Looking forward to more of your awesome stories!
  11. I just finished the audio book Mastermind: How to think like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova. It was pretty good. What you tend to find with a lot of self-improvement books is after awhile they often all have very similar messages. While this is no exception, it did have some noteworthy advice. Using the stories of Sherlock Holmes, the author demonstrated the importance of not just noticing things but being mindful of them. You can walk down the same path thousands of times without ever noticing anything about it, but it only takes one instance of mindfulness to know whether the
  12. Great video about the learned helplessness mentality from Veritasium. Very short and good for understanding the psychology of not trying.
  13. Just finished listening to the audio book "The Practicing Mind" by Thomas Sterner. It's premise is how to get things done better and quicker by focused attention. It was a pretty easy listen and short. Despite its length, it still provided some valuable insights and reminders to getting things done in a more efficient manner. Some key points I took away: don't multitask - we've been brought up to try to accomplish multiple things at once and constantly divide our attention to multiple tasks. However, more often than not, this causes us to do everything in a less efficient manne
  14. http://markmanson.net/dreams A really interesting article that stresses a point that I think many (especially in our community) often overlook. There are some dreams that simply aren't worth pursuing. We've become a society that believes you can accomplish anything with hard work and determination. That if you fail at some particular goal it's because of some lack of confidence or perseverance instead of the simplest answer: That you simply didn't want it. We often imagine the goal and how nice it would be to be a huge rock star with a million screaming fans, or a self-made mi
  15. http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/dont-be-so-hard-on-yourself A great article at the Big Think about how being too hard on yourself in endeavors leads to a feedback loop of feeling bad about what you're doing and loving motivation until you have none left. A very interesting read and especially recommended for those who have a harsh inner critic or those who find themselves often starting new goals only to give them up after a few weeks or so without good reason.
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