Being a chump has always sucked, but the post-1960’s western world is especially hard on mediocre men. Once upon a time, chumps (also known as “beta males”) could still look forward to a decent, plain-looking wife and a respectable career of honest work and fair recompense. No more.
In the markets for both jobs and sex, our society has transitioned into a Superstar Economy. The spoils of cash and desirable vag are accruing to a small and concentrated group of top performers, while the middles subsist on dregs, and a larger and larger fraction of bottoms are left out altogether. Your grandfather may have been wise to eschew potential glory in exchange for a safe and secure “normal” life, but you would be a fool to do the same.
So what is the logical response of the contemporary man to this brave new world? Simply: The radical pursuit of excellence in every walk of life. Get in great shape. Get rich. Learn game. There are huge rewards waiting for you if you can enter the top decile of good looks, income, and comprehension of female psychology. If you can’t, the world is an inhospitable wasteland.
Sounds pretty harsh, right? Top ten percent?!?!
Well fortunately, your competition isn’t that steep. All you have to do is excel relative to the rest of your generation, which is quite possibly the biggest bunch of muffins the human race has ever seen. If you can eat a reasonably healthy diet (note for non-regular readers: a healthy diet is probably the exact opposite of what you’ve been taught) and do a man’s workout a few times a week, you’ll be healthier than 90% of your peers. If you learn some basic game and approach girls occasionally, you’ll be doing more to get laid than 90% of your peers. If you spend a few hours optimizing your budget and cash flows, and take your career seriously, you’ll be building more wealth than 90% of your peers.
The payoff to shining brighter has never been greater. It’s also never been easier to do. So what are you waiting for?