Life at 50

So, I was arguing with myself as to whether I ought to post something here on my 50th birthday, which is today. I read through a few other notable guys in the manosphere and they all have something like 30 Lessons at 30 and 40 Rules for 40 or something like that. Not to take anything away from them, but for the most part lists like this are basic aphorisms that are certainly wisdom, but are things you can probably be 20 and think “Hmmm, yeah, okay,…”

That said I had considered just enjoying my short break from the blog (two weeks is as long as I’ve gone in six and a half years) and relaxing today, but I’m fifty today and I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been doing some life assessment for the past 4 months or so. 50 lessons at 50 might get a little tedious to read so I’ll just let my readers in on what I’ve been considering lately and what I think have been a few or the more important lessons I’ve learned in the last 50 years. I’m not exactly a stream of consciousness style writer, but I’m going to be a little more loose and open with this. Don’t worry, I’ll get back to meat & potatoes posts next week.

In the six and a half years I’ve been blogging, and the 7 more I’ve been writing in the ‘sphere, I’ve done my best not to inject my personal life into what I write about unless it’s directly related to a topic and serves as a decent illustration for some purpose. There’s a few I can think of, but like I said, they’re usually to highlight a point. Hell, for the first five years of this blog and all of my time writing at SoSuave I did my best to stay anonymous and kept my nondescript face out of the public sphere. And it’s anonymity where I’m going to start.

When I began writing on the SoSuave forums I had already learned the hard way how easy it is to have your livelihood taken away from you by vindictive and juvenile minds who simply want to have some power beyond the cubicles they live in. I was working for a liquor importer and I’d put together a fantastic co-branding arrangement with an X-sports organization and one of our proprietary brands. I’d worked on the promo work and all the creative for almost two years and all of it got flushed down the toilet by one email alleging that one guy from the organization had used a racial slur (during a charity event no less). The allegations were false, I went to great lengths to prove it false, but the damage was done. The C.O.O. who was entirely unfamiliar with the organization, the social circle or the event pulled the plug.

Two years work building the association was gone in the space of 2 hours and one anonymous email because it was simpler to pull the plug than it was to have to explain why it was all the vindictiveness of some kid on the internet who had a beef with some guy who rode a motorcycle. That taught me a lesson that I’ve used a lot in my writing – stay anonymous as possible, because all the years of hard work I’ve invested into this blog, my books, the audio books, my talks now and my public persona can be lost in the course of a day. I’m far more anti-fragile these days. My work is on my terms, which also took a very long time to establish to my liking, but even still I understand how truly fragile my own and so many other men’s lives really are with respect to maintaining it.

I don’t really like that term, “anti-fragile” is like a badge of honor self-made guys like to attach to that other term “entrepreneur”. Not to take anything away from them, but everyone is fragile to some degree. If the social justice zeitgeist of this era can’t destroy you financially, they’ll happily destroy your marriage, your family, the things you love to do and the company you keep. We live in an era when the politics of personal destruction are easily enacted with a few emails and a viral tweet.

So I did my best to stay anonymous as Rollo Tomassi. Even when I became more anti-fragile I understood that if some hater couldn’t get me fired they would come after my daughter, my wife, my dogs, my extended family, etc. without any fore or afterthought. That’s kind of changing for me now. I’ve got three books under my belt (yes, there’s a fourth I’m working on too) and after doing really only two in-person talks it became clear that I needed to be more accessible.

The Rational Male, Preventive Medicine and Positive Masculinity are my dents in the universe. At 50 now I can see that these books and my writing, my ideas and the dots I’ve connected, courtesy of the men who’ve offered there experiences to the whole, will be my legacy in this life. That legacy is dependent on Amazon publishing and printing my work, WordPress hosting my blog, Audible accepting my audio books and Twitter and YouTube providing their platforms from which I can spread those ideas. Everyone is fragile. My plans for the future and ensuring these ideas live involves making them less dependent on this fragility.

I make the least amount of royalties on my printed books, but they are what I hope men will buy the most because it’s the least fragile way of spreading and discussing the ‘dangerous thought’ that is the Red Pill in intersexual dynamics. It’s a very strange and humbling thought to think that my grand and great-grandchildren might read my words in the future. It’s also really humbling to know that I’ve helped other men change and improve their lives; sometimes saved their lives. I have trouble describing what it feels like to have a guy you just met pour his heart out to you like he’s known you for years and tells you if it wasn’t for what you wrote, if it hadn’t been for me reaching him with these ideas he’d be dead. It kind of give you that weird chill you get when you see someone else get hurt and you can’t do anything to help.

But I did help. I can actually say that my work has positively impacted the lives of other men (and women) and likely the course of their lives and their families’ lives, and the whole causality thing kind of unravels from there. It’s what I’d always hoped I could do. As most readers know, a lot of what prompted my writing was the suicide of my brother-in-law and another good friend back in 2003. I’d been writing in what would become the ‘sphere since 2001, but these deaths were what moved me to try to help other men more directly.

I’ve done really well for myself. That’s a statement of fact, though it sounds like I’m glossing myself. I still see a lot of guys I used to know who, back in the day, I was almost certain we’re going to go places and do big things. With the exception of maybe two, every one of them has fallen short of what I used to think they’d accomplish. A lot of them were the inspirations for posts about changing the direction of your life to better facilitate a woman’s plans for her own life. People hate it when other people compare lives. The standard line is “well if they’re happy who are you to judge?” or else it’s “we all find happiness in our own ways” or something suitably ambiguous. It’s one of those things we say so as not to appear judgmental. But everyone of us makes comparisons about a great many thing. There’s not a woman on planet earth who doesn’t compare herself, her quality of life and the man she’s married with her sister’s.

I could give a shit about what these guys have done with their lives up to age fifty, but I do think we need to take assessments of how our lives have turned out. It’s natural for us to want to measure our achievements, but at my age all that does now is make me realize how stupid I was when I thought so much more of other people and not enough of myself then. We shouldn’t compare ourselves with anyone else, I got that, but we should compare ourselves with what we believe is our personal potential. I’ve still got a lot to do before they put me in the ground, but I think I’ve done okay up to now with respect to my potential. If anything I don’t think I gave my potential enough credit when I was younger. Maybe we all do that?

I’m kind of scared of the future in a way. My Dad died from Alzheimers/Dementia just shy of his 73rd birthday in 2010. He had early onset too, so he started forgetting things at about 64. At least thats when it became apparent to everyone. That’s my worst fear today, but it’s also whats driving me now. In the autobiography of Steve Jobs it was obvious to everyone that once he acknowledged he was going to die early he started pushing the limits of what he wanted to get done before he went out. Consequently we got all of these great innovations in a relatively short time. Look at Apple’s “innovations” today. *I’ve only ever used Macs, even when they weren’t cool.

I’ve done far better for myself than my father ever did. Again, that’s not a ‘slay-the-father’ sentiment it’s just fact. My dad didn’t have the same potential though. And I still have more potential to fulfill. This has become more pressing for me recently and not just because of the fear of dying early – and yes, I do fear death, but mostly because I see it as a cessation of potential to do more. I genuinely have a mental list of things I need to do that I’ve only really become aware of since I started this blog and became an author and matured into the 40-50 year old Rollo Tomassi. Don’t think of that as a bucket list of some experiences to be had before death, rather, think of it as a ‘to do’ list that I need to accomplish before I go out. And that ‘to do’ list only became apparent to me in the last 7 years.

I know what I need to do now. It kind of sucks that a purpose to life might be something you only realize later in life. I’m sure it happens sooner for some guys, but for me it was necessary to live through the experiences that made me before I could know it. I’m still an artist in my essence, and I get edgy if I’m unable to create something new every day. Seriously, I’ve been like this since I was a child. I have a need to create, even if it’s just something simple, every day. That need has carried over into every aspect of my life and career. And really, the books are products of that need, but there’s a lot more, a purpose to the works themselves and that’s what my life has been about since I began the blog and the books and my persona.

I am Rollo Tomassi now. Don’t worry, I’m not legally changing my name. At first it was a clever online handle for me, and my real name is so white-bread generic it almost serves as a form of anonymity. Now it is me, and I’m okay with that.

Having said all of that, I’m considering a kind of semi-retirement from my primary career in the liquor and gaming promo business and applying myself more to writing and speaking. I’m already kind of doing this now since reaching a state of being financially anti-fragile. I’ll never fully retire from my brands so long as I have ownership percentages and creative decisions will need to be made. I’m not sure how this is going to look, but I find myself wanting to apply more of myself to writing, speaking, maybe doing some kind of podcast or terrestrial radio show. I feel like I need to do this now with my 50s ahead of me and more potential to do good in the world with what I have and the time I hope I have left.

In the comments today I was hoping to see what my peers thought of all this. I hope it’s not to navel gazy.

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rugby11
rugby11
4 years ago
EM
EM
4 years ago

Happy Birthday! I am about to turn 40 next month and only discovered TRM & the manosphere within the last couple of years, but being able to see things through a red pill ‘lens’ has completely changed my life for the better. TRM is the most measured and intellectually honest perspective I have found in the manosphere and therefore the one I would recommend first to other men in my life. I would happily contribute a monthly patreon donation to TRM and have seen it allow other independent bloggers and thinkers support their work. Congratulations on all you’ve achieved and… Read more »

MoroccanRedPill
4 years ago

Thank you so much. Your blog is amazing, And I pretty much read every blog that I found for the past 3 months. And as you wrote in “the reconstruction” , a lot of young people come to your blog wishing to fix a past relationship.. it was exactly the reason why I found your blog. The issue is, after reading I decided to give up on trying, as once a Woman sees you as beta, she never will love you even if you recover from the blue pill era . And this is something I learned from you, “the… Read more »

The Solitary Silver FoX
The Solitary Silver FoX
4 years ago

Happy 50th Rollo! Welcome to the Club. For me, so much has changed since turning 50 two years ago. I have deeply reflected on my life, my choices, my goals, and where i find myself now. Unlike yourself and many others here, i am financially fragile, my artistic talents not being deemed worthy enough by the creatively infantile mainstream. Also no kids, no wife, so my Monk Mode experiences would be in the top 5% of men here. As much as your writings have taught me much, i find myself at the crossroads. My mid-life crisis (which i thought i… Read more »

kfg
kfg
4 years ago

“I’ve been making good quality original music in various projects for many years . . . ”

What problem of mine does this solve?

Sentient
Sentient
4 years ago

Solitarysilverfox

” i am not convinced…”

Aaaaaaaaand there it is. No getting around yourself Fox.

PS – why make things harder? Arts flourish in art centers… SOHO, Village, Nashville etc etc. Find your art center and set up there. You’ve heard of Metcalfe’s Law perhaps?

EhIntellect
EhIntellect
4 years ago

@ MorrocanRP “and what surprised me the most is that she said that she’s in love with me.” That’s your ex trying to keep you close as a beta orbiter, she wants you serve her in that capacity yet. She’s baiting you just a little as she’ll get something for nothing in the future. Plenty of WK ex-husbands go over to help with the heavy lifting at her place. Bad juju. She’s saying: “I love you, but not like that, so let’s just be friends.” Joanna: did you post in About section? Anyhow Fascinating Womanhood by Hrlen Andelin is good.… Read more »

Morpheus
4 years ago
Reply to  EhIntellect

TuffLuv, Sorry to hear about the BS you had to go through. I actually came out OK in the legal process itself. There was no home or kids and I chose to represent myself so my legal costs were zero while her attorney was charging her $200 an hour. I did sign the Property Settlement Agreement with some fraudulent information from her so getting the agreement modified was a nightmare in terms of the time I invested and dealing with her attorney. It was so stupid, the amount in question was a couple hundred dollars of liability and she ended… Read more »

Ergo Slugg
Ergo Slugg
4 years ago

Damn, late to the party, but happy belated birthday! “I can actually say that my work has positively impacted the lives of other men…” Yep, I’m one of them. My testimony: You, especially via your book The Rational Male, helped save my life. I endured a dead bedroom marriage and left in early 2014, once the kids were grown. The divorce nearly broke me, financially, emotionally and psychologically, thanks to a horrible legal system and a vindictive (soon-to-be-ex) spouse. Never again. In the years since, I’ve recovered and flourished, adjusted to my circumstances, found new values for myself (and OF… Read more »

EhIntellect
EhIntellect
4 years ago

“As Jim Rohn would say, “You messed up!” ”

@SsFox

IDK, sounds like you’re seeking validation. You eating? Got a roof over your head? Fucking? In decent health? Some change in your pocket?

If so, congrats you’ve got 99% of life covered. If you want financial independence clarify why you want it before upsetting your apple cart.

EhIntellect
EhIntellect
4 years ago

@SsFox

I know a lot of wealthy miserable men.

kfg
kfg
4 years ago

“IDK, sounds like you’re seeking validation.”

He’s seeking two things, and I’m not sure how much he is aware they are two. That is one of them.

“You eating? Got a roof over your head? Fucking? In decent health? Some change in your pocket?”

Ah, well, now you see, those are my problems to be solved, but SFF wants me to give that to him.

EhIntellect
EhIntellect
4 years ago

Re: divorce How the system promotes fatherlessness: Attorneys know fathers face discrimination. North Dakota attorney Jackie Stebbins bluntly stated: “Gender issues are alive and well and young moms can do pretty well at shutting dads out”. After separation, many fathers want to remain parents, but aren’t allowed. No one has explained the heartbreaking decision they face better than Emma Johnson: “I eventually reached a crossroads with four paths. Some men commit suicide because they can’t handle the anguish. Others resort to violence and anger against the ex-wife. The thirds set take the difficult road, and sacrifice years of their happiness,… Read more »

Sentient
Sentient
4 years ago

The Fifth Way is to take the kids and vanish…

kfg
kfg
4 years ago

“The Fifth Way is to take the kids and vanish…”

I have recommended Sterling Hayden’s autobiography Wanderer a few times:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/wanderer-6 (epub Adobe DRM)

https://www.amazon.com/Wanderer-Sterling-Hayden-ebook/dp/B06XGHMVTC/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= (KF8)

rugby11
rugby11
4 years ago
Blaximus
Blaximus
4 years ago

Happy birthday Rollo. I meme’d you in the last op.😁 A half century in da books? Went by fast as hell, didn’t it? It’s always good to self reflect, especially at various milestones. It’s an opportunity to course correct and make minor/major adjustments. I don’t have much to add in the way of advice or anything, because you have everything handled that a man of your/our age is supposed to have handled ( lol, I said ” our ” age even though I’m inching closer to 60 every year…). The trick for me has been to not become jaded. I… Read more »

Dunhill
4 years ago

So, Rollo’s good at math now, huh

M Simon
4 years ago

EhIntellect
April 3, 2018 at 8:03 am

https://www.cureyourowncancer.org/dr-william-courtney-calls-child-a-miracle-baby.html

Here is a video. The audio is bad but not impossible – about 2 minutes.

https://youtu.be/DqHassCMX-0

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Addiction is a symptom of PTSD. Look it up.

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Happy 50 Rollo. I’m looking at 74 in a few months. The fires are dimming and the Reaper gets closer every day. It changes your outlook some.

EhIntellect
EhIntellect
4 years ago

@M Simon

Ya gotta be explicit. I’ve no idea how that relates. I’m really, really stupid.

M Simon
4 years ago

I’m at the age that should be called the Death Watch. Around age 70 people you have known all your life start dying. With some frequency. And for some time the frequency will increase.

My mom in her 80s and 90s had a girlfriend a generation younger. At 96 almost no one she knew from her generation was left. And then she was gone.

M Simon
4 years ago

EhIntellect
April 4, 2018 at 8:49 am

I was explicit. ====>

EhIntellect
April 3, 2018 at 8:03 am

But to further clarify:

My father diagnosed at 49 with Gliobastoma, dead @ 52, universally fatal.

EhIntellect
EhIntellect
4 years ago

Ah, yeah.

He’s dead. And?

M Simon
4 years ago

Eh,

It is in fact not universally fatal. Cannabis has cured some. So is it good for 10%? 50%? 90%? We don’t know because the Feds have outlawed research. And as much as I like our current president (he was better than the alternative), he is greatly missing the ball on this and deep down I think he knows it.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/company-744807-trump-joke.html

The bigger question is why?

M Simon
4 years ago

Look up =====>

Cannabis cures glioblastoma.

M Simon
4 years ago

Morpheus April 3, 2018 at 1:07 am They ALL keep a list. All the time. The LTR and I have been together 43+ years. Every now and then (not near as often as 20 years ago) she will be shit testing me and bring out her list. I counter with “but just the other day you said you liked it.” Or if it gets real bad I just cut her off for a few days. She comes around. She can’t help it. She has ONEitis. I tell her i know it and will continue to exploit it. It thrills her.… Read more »

Blaximus
Blaximus
4 years ago

I do not fear death. Yet, I want to live. I was fortunate enough to have my great grandfather in my life for about 21 years. Sometimes while talking with me, he’d casually mention that ” one day soon, I won’t be around so don’t waste my time and listen to what I’m telling you because there’s a lot of other things I could be doing “. He summoned me for a lengthy discussion one night. It would be the last time we’d ever speak. He died a couple or hours afterwards. I had a similar experience with my maternal… Read more »

EhIntellect
EhIntellect
4 years ago

M Simon, This isn’t all thought out but here goes: I don’t think about cures of things I don’t have or my dad had, generally. Not to be an ass, but I just don’t. My policy is to move though problems fast as shit through a goose even if that includes dying. I’m just not that tied to this life as I once was. I’m not suicidal, nor reckless, but this life is best lived day to day. For example RP isn’t a cure for BP. They both exist simultaneous. A man makes a freewill decision to live in accordance… Read more »

EhIntellect
EhIntellect
4 years ago

Lol, blax.

JDave
JDave
4 years ago

I think there are generally two unhappy decades – the teenage years, and the 50s. A lot of people think “Is this all there is? Is this as far as I’m going to to?” in the 50s. It’s a fact that human happiness then improves in the 60s, and goes up until near the end of life.

Trent Lane
Trent Lane
4 years ago

Happy birthday Rollo.

You are raising human consciousness with your work. That is no small feat.

EhIntellect
EhIntellect
4 years ago

JDave: self fulfilling prophet

marelius
marelius
4 years ago

@Rollo – Happy Birthday! Those 5 year and decade mile markers sure are thought provoking, aren’t they? I turned 55 his year, and it was also my first year of thinking unplugged – I am still trying to change those deeply ingrained behavior patterns of the prior BP life, and making significant progress. While I am certainly not yet a TRM/RP peer, as a “chronological” peer I can say this; the RP praxeology that is your current body of work is seminal, and, as many others have already testified to, has saved many lives already. While I don’t consider myself… Read more »

newlyaloof
4 years ago

@marelius, Rollo could “widen the net” by either himself or through hiring an intern scour Twitter for high school groups (men’s football, basketball, baseball, chess, tennis) in each state and methodically follow each one. Basically go through each city, county, state, until he follows all available groups that young high school dudes have. He’s certainly get some follow backs and retweets. He could similarly go through each radio station in each state and follow every show’s DJ twitter handles and reach more of an audience. He could also do targeted ads on sites that younger dudes follow (he probably doesn’t… Read more »

EhIntellect
EhIntellect
4 years ago

The moment Rollo goes mainstream, prepare for character assassination. Either you’re BP, feminism all in or you’ll be marginalized. I surround myself with likeminded men. It’s a small group as RP terrifies the 80+% betas. There just aren’t enough RP men and at some point the BP ugly side of the culture must be addressed to the horror of others. RP can not be watered down for polite coversation. Even Rollos dulcet tones won’t soften the content. The concept of hypergamy angers people and it’s just a demonstrable concept, JUST A WORD. This can’t be discussed anywhere beyond a men’s… Read more »

Not Born This Morning
4 years ago

Welcome to the club of 50 +

Almost no one who lives to 50 escapes at least one life smack. Life smacks almost all of us (really virtually all of us) in one way or another by that age. We don’t have a choice about getting smacked, but we do have a choice about what we learn from it or what we do about it. Thanks for doing well with your smack or smacks and sharing the truth.

rugby11
rugby11
4 years ago
newlyaloof
4 years ago

@rugby: Tomassiquila

Not Born This Morning
4 years ago

….it’s never too late to follow your gut. You’ve cut into this pretty well, maybe there’s deeper or more comprehensive aspects to uncover, more obscure dots to be connected. Maybe a more dramatic and broadly effective, less impeachable change agent can be developed. I don’t know any specifics, just a sense and this is not an implication of anything else. In the words of Joseph Campbell: “I have never done a thing that I wanted to do in all my life.’ That is a man who never followed his bliss.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Campbell “You can waste a whole life time Trying to… Read more »

kfg
kfg
4 years ago

And interviewer once asked GB Shaw if he was happy. Shaw looked puzzled for moment and answered that he didn’t know. He had been too busy doing what he wanted to think about that.

orion
orion
4 years ago

Happy Birthday!

Raymond Franklin
Raymond Franklin
4 years ago

Happy birthday Rollo.

The Solitary Silver FoX
The Solitary Silver FoX
4 years ago

@ Eh “You eating? Got a roof over your head? Fucking? In decent health? Some change in your pocket? If so, congrats you’ve got 99% of life covered. If you want financial independence clarify why you want it before upsetting your apple cart…” Yep, got those covered. Thanks for putting things in a bit of perspective. Mostly i keep as stoic & upbeat as i can, but at times can fall off the cliff for a while. It’s good that i can express my shit and get it off my chest here & get some good, honest feedback from my… Read more »

Higgs Boson
Higgs Boson
4 years ago

@JT McMahon

Life is the mirror that allows us to see the reality we create.

JT McMahon
JT McMahon
4 years ago

Higgs Boson
April 4, 2018 at 5:29 pm

“Life is the mirror that allows us to see the reality we create”
—————-
^^ ^^ ^^ ^^
Awesome.

Caleb Palmer
Caleb Palmer
4 years ago

Happy Birthday Rollo, thanks for writing.

Yo Really
Yo Really
4 years ago

Sone irony in rollo words on how Yareally was shafted on this blog.

Nicholas DauSchmidt
Nicholas DauSchmidt
4 years ago

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Ivan Nicolae
Ivan Nicolae
4 years ago

Awesome post, long time reader and first time commenting – keep it up Rollo, you’re accomplishing more than you know.

batfish55
batfish55
4 years ago

It’d be awesome if you did more speaking things. Yes, for the content, but more for the community. A lot of similarly-minded guys are gonna show up, and I NEED to meet more guys that think like I do; make friends that agree with me in today’s anti-masculine society. It’s hard to do that in real life, but if you’re at a conference…. I sooo should have gone to A Man In Demand. 21?….Orlando was too pricey for me.

Happy Bday and keep up the good works!

IAS
IAS
4 years ago

Happy birthday Rollo.
I did something special on your birthday, not for you, but for me – but that is how you prefer it I’m sure. E-mail sent!

EhIntellect
EhIntellect
4 years ago

“Regarding financial independence, which really is the root of my current frustration, is something i will continue to work on. What choice does one have anyways?”

Exactly, you don’t really have a choice but you can intend to be financially independent and work your way there but life throws shit at you and you might not make it so. But so fucking what? A lot of guys die before financial independence so that itself shouldn’t be a validation of your life, just a means.

Seraph
Seraph
4 years ago

Welcome to the 50 club. Got there not too long ago. It’s ‘effin strange when you really wrap your head around it. It’s especially strange when you think of those you knew who never made to that age, or anything close to it, whatever the reason. It gives you a sense of perspective (or it should) and it gives you reason to reevaluate your life (or it should). You worry about glossing yourself, but you are not. You are evaluating your life so far, and judging where you want to take it for it’s remainder. The unexamined life is not… Read more »

newlyaloof
4 years ago

@Seraph, write more often. That is all.

Blaximus
Blaximus
4 years ago

No shit. That was great.

rugby11
rugby11
4 years ago

“I am glad you mentioned your addiction to creation. It took me far too long to understand I have the same impulse, and to obey it. When it is not obeyed, you find other crap to calm the drive, some of which are useless or even counter-productive.”

Gold that is Gold

Bookshelves with hundreds yet to read as well…

The Solitary Silver FoX
The Solitary Silver FoX
4 years ago

@ Seraph

Very well said. You described how i am feeling and how i am reflecting upon being 50+ much better than i did earlier. Thank you…

M Simon
4 years ago

EhIntellect
April 4, 2018 at 10:10 am

Murder by government is always a concern.

Lovelost
Lovelost
4 years ago

Happy Birthday Rollo!

Yollo Comanche
Yollo Comanche
4 years ago

Happy Birthday Rollo. Maybe I’ll pay it back someday. But thanks for everything.

rugby11
rugby11
4 years ago
rugby11
rugby11
4 years ago

Oh yeah,,,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8yPStYRQkw
Sometimes a good smoke makes all the difference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXyfCGDnuWs
Life

Sentient
Sentient
4 years ago

Well Rollo’s gone and done set up Patreon account. ..

Good luck Rollo

BreakinnBenjaminn
BreakinnBenjaminn
4 years ago

Happy Birthday, Rollo. I don’t normally post but wanted to take my hat off to you for all you’ve done for men. The value you’ve created is immeasurable. You’re a giant. I obviously don’t have any skin in the game as far as the consequences of your publicity, so take the rest of this as you will, but there are two things that I think are worth consideration: (1) The truth of your work is your weapon but the results are your shield. As you know, truth is useless in public discourse because it’s never about logic or being right;… Read more »

Blaximus
Blaximus
4 years ago

Breakin

That’s why I’ve gone me to as I get older. Sure, I backslide here and there, but mostly keto.

Dropped 30 pounds without breaking a sweat. Bloodwork is stellar.

Sugar, particularly high fructose corn syrup that is in almost everything in packages, has wreaked havoc on the population, along with all manner or grains and empty carbs.

Eating to live sounds boring until a nice free range steak comes to the party.

Blaximus
Blaximus
4 years ago

😕

Should read ” gone keto ” above.

My spellchecker has been autoupdated. Now it fucks up my spellings three times faster.

Higgs Boson
Higgs Boson
4 years ago

@Blaximus

On keto too with great success. Sugar and grains aren’t compatible with my haplotype. It’s the bomb (especially for the first couple of weeks). 💣

Sentient
Sentient
4 years ago

Rollo

Get a load of this logic

“If it was a male dean that asked my daughter to do this, we wouldn’t even be on the phone trying to justify it, therefore we should not be doing it as female deans,” her mother said.”

After she went to class without a bra, school tells Bradenton girl to cover up her nipples

http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article208019229.html

EhIntellect
EhIntellect
4 years ago

M Simon,

It’s the cancer that kills to you, not guvmint.

Stop fearing.

Menstrel
Menstrel
4 years ago

Good post. It sounds like you have it figured out for yourself, and I agree. Your books are fantastic, so keep up the great work.

rugby11
rugby11
4 years ago
Higgs Boson
Higgs Boson
4 years ago

Shrink4Men

http://shrink4men.com/

M Simon
4 years ago

EhIntellect
April 6, 2018 at 7:26 pm

If you go by 20th Century numbers government is a serious threat.

M Simon
4 years ago

And EhIntellect – they are setting their sights on masculinity.

Well I know.

It Can’t Happen Here.

Glyn Harris
Glyn Harris
4 years ago

Happy Birthday…I am 53 tomorrow. As a practising mental health professional I often pass on your red pill knowledge to my clients (particularly young men) and direct them to your website. The positive impact the Red Pill can have on a young mans mental health is not to be under rated. Your work has been extremely influential in my life and thanks to your efforts I am privileged to be in a position where I can pass your knowledge and insight onto others. Thanks again. Have a great Birthday!

EhIntellect
EhIntellect
4 years ago

Simon Henny Penny

You’ve too much time on your hands practicing bullet dodge.

You’re more at risk of pneumonia death or decubitus ulcer sepsis.

You’ve an addiction to straw man battles as you prefer stasis and need excuses to maintain your ego.

It’s not you, it’s the government…right?

TRM helps men exist in the Matrix. Battling the matrix is mired in the matrix.

Neo:
What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge bullets?

Morpheus:
No, Neo. I’m trying to tell you that when you’re ready, you won’t have to.

rugby11
rugby11
4 years ago

EhIntellect
https://twitter.com/DanielVoigt86/status/982533468222623744
Really good read

M Simon
4 years ago

EhIntellect
April 7, 2018 at 6:07 am

Well of course I’m overly sensitive. The Jews that got out of Germany in 1933 lived. Many of those who didn’t get out had difficulties.

Being overly sensitive has its advantages. Occasionally.

JT McMahon
JT McMahon
4 years ago

In the Lol department – this guy, well over fifty, has learned only how to shave his nuts off:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tony-robbins-apologizes-me-too_us_5aca4572e4b07a3485e5d8e0

The funny part?
He thinks public seppuku will help him.

In 58 years he has not learned that under a mere 1/2 cm cortex, we are pack animals.

kfg
kfg
4 years ago

Apology is confession.
Confession is conviction.
Convicts do not get excused, they get sentenced.

anon
anon
4 years ago

“Worth 500 million dollars yet I still grovel”
For what?
I’d guess it must be habit.

SJF
SJF
4 years ago

I actually don’t do social media. I don’t do facebook, don’t generate any Twitter. I actually don’t have an account on reddit. I don’t feel any need for it.

That being said, Rollo sometimes feeds his Twitter with something that is uniquely suited for here in comments.

Like this stark commentariat:

https://youtu.be/emm6Qma23Z0

Shit. I’m glad my son and my friends son’s stayed above The Fray. They are on solid ground. And I’m proud for that.

HyperMO
4 years ago

Rollo, I sincerely wish you a happy 50th year. This post was overdue. Thank you. Look around the room. The vast majority of us will die and be completely forgotten in 20 years. That is just a cold hard fact. Most of us think that we are important, maybe it is a necessary illusion that keeps us sane. I believe that there are a special few, such as yourself, who are doing important work, which leaves a mark on the advancement of mankind. Thank you. I hope that you can write in the future about a concept that I can… Read more »

SJF
SJF
4 years ago

Rollo: There is no cognitive dissonance for life at 50 what-so-ever. At all. Forge on in the way you want to be. You know yourself. You got your self. Your going forward worrying is not actually a thing. Worrying about health is not even close to being a thing. Don’t go there. Health is ephemeral, but making decisions on that ephermerality is not healthy. Being a 50 milestone is not an accomplishment or a seeking a completion in life. Back when I turned fifty I thought I would take charge in my former beta self. So I instructed my wife… Read more »

If-I-Fell
If-I-Fell
4 years ago

Happy Birthday!

I Wanted to chill with a good movie, searched “best of Netflix list”—found, L.A. Confidential. I couldn’t remember why I hadn’t seen it. Turns out, I had a newborn son at the time.

j
j
4 years ago

https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/8awx8s/as_johnny_depp_got_older_more_successful_his_gfs/

“That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.”

rugby11
rugby11
4 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgpAGGbx8uM
After growing up this has a lot of the male and the removal and the growing up process.

IRL
IRL
4 years ago

@Rollo

I’m late to the table… but I want to thank you for all your work… and this table, the masculine space you’ve created and people you’ve brought together.

You’ve opened my eyes. Your legacy will live on in my son.

There’s no coming back now, you old coot! LOL
Go all in, you can’t escape your destiny…

P.S.
Rollo in his hat and glasses after 50 LOL:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgTbwtdA-oP/

IRL
IRL
4 years ago

Others don’t age so gracefully…

Tam the Bam
Tam the Bam
4 years ago

All the luck in the world to you, RT. I think you saved my lads from their woman troubles.

Fifty’s neither here nor there as far as being old goes. I’m chasing the rapidly accelerating UK state pension age down the tunnel, and haven’t slowed up yet. I just keep finding more skills to try and learn properly (thanks internet). Remember to concentrate on Leg Day (that’s every day) in the gym.

rugby11
rugby11
4 years ago

“THE MATING CRISIS AMONG EDUCATED WOMEN David explains that there’s currently a sex ratio imbalance in colleges throughout the United States and Western Europe because more women than men are seeking higher education — in some schools the ratio is sixty percent women to forty percent men. “The reason this creates a crisis is because women have very strong mate preferences such that they don’t want to mate with guys who are less intelligent, less educated, and less professionally successful than they are,” says David. “Women have stronger mate preferences on those variables. So what that means is that there… Read more »

theasdgamer
4 years ago

rugby, that article is discussing betabux…not really very interesting

Sentient
Sentient
4 years ago

More inspiration… Lyon on Lyon. Connect the dots. http://spidey6965.fatcow.com/cityist/spotlight4.html his career was forged by Andy Warhol’s lens on Sunset Blvd in 1982. Literally found on the street. Life is not a plan. After modeling, I moved to Los Angeles and planned to pursue a career in acting because I had been cast as lead actor in a movie. I knew I wanted to do photography because I love it and I have the skill for it. Then one day, over dinner, I told my friends I wanted to be a fashion photographer and would commit moving to Paris for a… Read more »

Sentient
Sentient
4 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4fetyoiv8c

Lyon, at work… which this is not safe for…^^

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