Originally written by Shark on December 11, 2010:
Beta males are like crabs in a fuckin barrel. If you ever see a social circle of beta males you’ll notice one thing consistently: as soon as any of them decide to deviate from the norm and get pussy instead of upgrading their rank in call of duty, the rest of them riot in a cacophony of incessant screaming. They relentlessly pull him back down to their blindfolded circle jerks and disapprove of any type of self development.
Take a moment and think about all the friends you know who would disapprove of you reading this article right now. They have zero game, zilch, nada, nothing. For them, women are enigmatic creatures and self-development means leveling up in world of warcraft or a spiritual experience with LSD. Now think about people you know who would support you in your quest to improve yourself, who would advocate you going out to meet people and challenging yourself in different ways. THEY are the people you need to be around. THEY will culture your game, feed your confidence, and save you from the queer rituals your beta male friends want you to practice.
Be weary of the people who make you feel ashamed for trying to be better. They mask their criticism with a bland optimism and make you think it’s unnatural to “try” and do anything. They tell you to just “be yourself.” Being yourself means being TRUE to yourself, not “do nothing and masturbate violently as life goes by.”
One of the saddest things I experienced in life was feeling ashamed over knowledge. I always had an uncontrollable curiosity, a hunger to learn more about everything. I was an ultra beta when I was young, constantly seeking approval from my friends. When we were hanging out one day I remember I spewed a line of information about a topic. One of them replied “lmaooo what a loser, you just sit at home and read Wikipedia all day?” I read history books and watched the discovery channel much less frequently after that, opting instead for pornhub and ESPN. A sad, sad change. Fittingly though, my friend ended up being quite unsuccessful in life. Me on the other hand, the damage was done. I wouldn’t be a knowledge addict for another 3 years till I finally went away for college.
Rick’s Comments: In typical Shark fashion, he spills a ton of knowledge with so little words. This is one of his earliest posts and you will see how his writing improves over the next few years before he disappeared and his website closed down.
Nonetheless, there is a lot of truth to what he has written here.
It’s not uncommon these days for men to feel boxed in and stuck in a rut. In fact, it’s so common these days that men now feel more lost than ever before.
This article was written 9 years ago by Shark. Men have only become more “beta” over the years since.
Hence why one of the most important fundamentals that I teach is to find purpose and to always be pursuing your mission in life.
A man without a mission is a man who is lost. He will wither away, age quickly, and live a sad, lonely life.
One of the best lessons I learned several years ago from a business mentor was the idea how you must be in the business of YOU.
People don’t buy your products and services because they’re good products — they often buy because they like YOU, the creator behind the products.
Well, if you want to live a fulfilling life full of happiness and joy, then you need to be in the business of putting YOU first.
This isn’t possible when you’re surrounding yourself with people who bring you down, who don’t support your goals, who make fun of you when you try something new, and so on and so forth.
I believe that it’s extremely important to cut these downers out of your life. Yes, even if they’re family members. As Shark mentioned in his post, he was derailed for 3 years thanks to the negativity of one of his “friends”.
That’s really the purpose of his article. Because he failed to cut out the negative losers from his life, he would go another 3 years before finding his mission, which at the time was to help men be better. Who knows what he’s doing today, but I would put my money that he is still pursuing this mission and helping people in some way.
I can’t tell you what your mission should be in life. It’s not my job to give you purpose. However, what I can do is motivate you to be in the business of YOU.
From this day forward, start putting yourself first with no shame. Laugh at their criticisms. Fight back with a smile on your face. Troll the trolls.
If your so-called “friends” give you shit for trying to change, that’s a good thing. Your filter has worked and you know who to cut off. These individuals have lost the privilege of being a part of your life because no matter what you accomplish, they will always be there to tear you down.
This applies equally to your intimate relationships as well.
If you want any shot of getting into a healthy, fulfilling relationship with a man or woman, you best believe that it will never happen if you’re allowing the judgments of others to influence your decisions in life.
You’ll either struggle to find yourself a partner, or you’ll always end up dating people who are negative and bringing you down.
Now get out there and start dwindling yout contacts. You already know the ones in your life that don’t respect your growth. It’s time to do what must be done.