The Golden Ticket

Imagine, if you will, that you buy a lottery ticket and you win. After taxes the payoff is $2 million. Not an exorbitant amount by today’s standards, but still quite a lot of money for the average paycheck to paycheck person. For some it may be what could be described as Fuck You Money, easily enough for most people to retire on very comfortably.

How would this newfound fortune change your life? How would it change your family and your friend’s dealing with you? Would they be happy for you? Maybe jealous? Would you be able to manage the changes in your daily routine? If you were accustomed to one lifestyle and then switched to a more affluent lifestyle would it be a good change? Or would you become someone else?

Now lets say you could possibly win $100 million if you made an almost certain bet. There were still some risks involved, but nothing that would threaten your life in the short term. How would winning this kind of money reflect on your daily routine? Would it be different than your winning $2 million? Money would cease to be an object for you for the rest of your life and likely the lives of your children, maybe even grandchildren and all you really had to do was make a smart bet that you believed would pay off.

What if you only won $1 million or $500,000, but you were only making $36,000 a year and scraping by the best you could? Again, all you have to do is look for the best opportunity to make a short term sacrifice and the money would be yours. Would you compromise your ‘principles’ (assuming you have any) temporarily to change your life in the long term more significantly?

Imagine you had a Golden Ticket that had a potential to win you $70,000 per year or if you played things right it had the potential to earn you $10 million per year if you were wise enough to capitalize on it. How would that change your outlook on life?

What rationales would that prompt you to in order to reconcile that other people might not have the same potential for cashing in –without really earning it – that you do?

Here’s your Ticket

Okay, got that in your head now? Good. Now imagine that you’re given this Golden Ticket at the tender age of 12 years old. It’s handed to you and you’re told, “Keep this ticket with you forever. You can redeem it for more money while you’re young, but the longer you hold on to it the less it will be worth. Even still, it should be valuable for most of your life if you can manage to hold on to it.” And even after you’ve cashed the ticket in you can still retain it for a time, because some people have been able to trade one prize for a larger one by taking the ticket back and redeeming it for a better prize later.

Now you begin to believe that you deserve the biggest prize because, well, you’ve been deprived of things. You’re special; special enough to know you deserve the very best after having been deprived of these things as one of a long line of people who’ve also been deprived of things – the best things – or so they’ve told you.

You could always earn some money and get the things you and your people have never been able to reliably get, at least, again, that’s what they’ve told you. You have a lot of personal potential, you’re independent, you have a lot of respectable strengths, so you know you could always merit the things you deserve. But you still have this Golden Ticket in your hand, why wouldn’t you use it? You could earn some money, maybe a lot, but it will never be as reliable or as much as the money the Golden Ticket could net you – if you know just when to redeem it.

Stipulations

All that said, there are going to be a few stipulations to this lottery, but still, they’re not as steep when you compare them to having to actually earn a similar prize.

The first stipulation: You must stay physically fit. In fact, the better you look the better your potential prize could be. As you age this potential decays, but even still, you occasionally see some people cash out their ticket for great prizes despite their age. They just had to apply themselves more in the gym to get it.

The second stipulation: You must be agreeable, accommodating, even a bit flirty. You must put forward the impression that you are someone who genuinely deserves the best prize that the ticket might offer to a special person like you. You must give the perception that the experience of you deserves the highest potential prize imaginable.

The third stipulation: You must position yourself in social situations where the potential for the biggest payout for your ticket can be maximized. Sometimes, not always, but often these settings might make you uncomfortable, but hey, you wanted to make the most of the ticket, right? This stipulation really isn’t all that discomforting when you realize that once you have cashed in your ticket you’ll be the one deciding where you live and who you’ll choose to associate with anyway. At least that’s what the lottery organizers would have you believe.

There are a few more minor stipulations, but, for all of this, you still deserve the biggest prize that opportunity might bring your way. So, while the best thing would be for you to stay in shape and be ready for a big prize, the people playing the same lottery as you – most with the same potential – will tell you none of this really matters. They insist that you just being you is enough for you to win a big prize. Or it should be.

It’s almost as if they want you to believe that you can dismiss all the stipulations and still make out pretty good. In fact they praise you for going against the stipulations. They complain about how unfair these rules are and that for people as deprived as themselves, and for as long as they and their predecessors have been deprived, they should simply be given the highest, best and most secure forms of the prize – all irrespective of the very minimal stipulations as they are.

This is the Golden Ticket! How dare anyone place prerequisites on us to get the prizes we so thoroughly deserve. How dare anyone make us earn our birthright. But for all this discontent, the rules of the game still apply, and the people who embrace and master the stipulations largely seem to get the biggest and best prizes. And the ones complaining about the stipulations only seem to drag down the people with the same Golden Ticket, and their prizes are usually nothing compared to the people who take the stipulations to heart.

The Agreement

Finally, and maybe most importantly, there is one last detail of this lottery to consider. In order to keep the biggest and best prizes you have to sign a very loose and totally non-binding contract that only benefits you and ensures you will continue to be paid dividends should you decide to renege on the agreement and take your ticket back to use it again. The contract can be broken by you at any time, and even when you do you’ll still receive a substantial percentage of your original prize in monthly installments and usually for the rest of of your life.

Still, your signing this contract will limit your capacity to play this lottery in the future. If you see the potential for a better prize after you’ve signed the contract of limitations you’ll be less able to capitalize on it. However, the way that the contract is written it doesn’t necessarily exclude you from winning and even bigger prize should the opportunity arise. Your ticket reserves the right to be redeemed for other prizes if you make some wise bets.

So, at the end here, we get to the larger point of this metaphor; how would this ticket change the way you live your life? How would it influence your future decisions? How would the ticket affect your personal relationships with your best friends, some of whom have tickets themselves? How would the subconscious knowledge of the ticket alter your dealings with a husband, a wife, the children you may have or your immediate family?

Would the ticket define who you will become in life?

411 comments

  1. I think that money makes you more of what you already are. If you’re a insecure man you’ll still be insecure and not trusting. You’ll spend your money on things that make you feel like you’re the shit even though these things are just a momentary boost. If you’re generous and want to help people you’ll be able to ten fold. If you’re a miserable jerk, you’ll be even more of an asshole; holding your newfound sense of superiority over people’s head.

  2. “Keep this ticket with you forever. You can redeem it for more money while you’re young, but the longer you hold on to it the less it will be worth.”

    Aaaaaaand, I see it coming right about here.

  3. Why would any man choose to play this game?

    Mine got over $500,000 playing her ticket. Then claimed it was all my fault because she wasn’t happy.

    In my mind, I hold this thought. Half of a half is a quarter. I would never put myself in s position where that division happens again, though I know Ken who do. Prenup. Cohabitation agreement. Whatever it takes to remove the prize. Then see who is serious.

  4. I’m just gonna throw this out here, but doesn’t this story, especially the latter part, sound very much like how MODERN women treat their most prized assets in their prime, ie. their fertility, youth and beauty.

    They get a golden ticket handed VERY EARLY in life, but instead of saving it, and possibly investing it in a long term partner, they blow it on the repeated rides on the cock carousel, and simultaneously complain about the unfair stipulations and rules.

    Eventually THEY HIT THE WALL, and their golden ticket has been reduced to zero, but because they had the said ticket, they believe they are entitled to being treated as the prized princesses they once were.

  5. Men are not handed any Golden Tickets (except the few priviliged to be born good looking and rich). Most men earn their way in life.

    Most women are handed this Golden Ticket at a very early age. They can cash in the big prize anytime before 30. The earlier they cash in, the higher the payoff.

    Pre feminisim, all women knew this and would cash in as early as possible.

    But Feminisim gave them a “false” promise that they can cash out any time in their life. In fact they are told that the Lottery Association (i.e. the Men) have been brain washed to reward them more the older they are. Hence, most women stuff that Golden Ticket in their back pocket and spend their precious teens and twenties living on Credit Cards and racking up enormous debt (financial and emotional) and enjoying the life on the carousel. Only to realize at 30 that the WALL is real and feminism made a false promise to them, and their Golden Ticket is worthless now.

    Instead of turning their anger on feminists and warning their younger sisters, they double down on their stupidity and go after “the Man” and vow to destroy everything he has created. If it not a resouce transfer via marriage / divorce, then it will be via government mandated job quotes for the incompetents, welfare handouts, false discrimination / sexism charges against companies, and more recently the #MeToo extortion.

    Great article Rollo. The Medium is the Message. Well played, Sir.

  6. “The Red Pill” is essentially a beta reform movement, albeit for older men (over 40) at this point, and for that you all should be applauded for keeping it going because it’s needed.

    BUT, 5% of men, sauce daddies, have ultimate power over women (and by extension men) because they are desired. The other 95% of men are relegated to learning the valuable adaptations that Red Pill world teaches because they have forgotten the main lesson:

    The only power women have is that which is granted them by men, they have no power to seize it on their own.

    I’m curious where things go next. Younger men consider women completely fungible and interchangeable. Healthy for them, not for civilization. Older guys are stuck in “honor” and adaptive tactics.

    Naturals don’t worry about a damn thing…looks, attitude, money….nothing and snatch yo girl yo’.

  7. I like this idea of a magical ticket. I think I’ll make my own out of extreme minimalism, self-improvement and global mobility to pre-obesity cultures with US dollars in my pocket.

  8. Fear of Death
    https://bit.ly/2zST4zu
    Boys and Girls
    “The most important thing to remember, the guiding principle, is to try to keep your son’s self esteem intact while he is in school. That is the real risk to his success and to his mental health. Once he’s out of school, the world will be different. He’ll find a niche where the fact that he can’t spell well or didn’t read until he was eight, won’t matter. But if he starts to hate himself because he isn’t good at schoolwork, he’ll fall into a hole that he’ll be digging himself out of for the rest of his life.”

    (What rationales would that prompt you to in order to reconcile that other people might not have the same potential for cashing in –without really earning it – that you do?)

    “We build emotional literacy, first, by being able to identify and name our emotions; second, by recognizing the emotional content of voice and facial expression, or body language; and, third, by understanding the situations or reactions that produce emotional states. By this we mean becoming aware of the link between loss and sadness, between frustration and anger, or threats to pride or self-esteem and fear. In our experience with families, we find that most girls get lots of encouragement from an early age to be emotionally literate—to be reflective and expressive of their own feelings and to be encouragement, and their emotional illiteracy shows, at a young age, when they act responsive to the feelings of others. Many boys do not receive this kind of with careless disregard for the feelings of others at home, at school, or on the playground. Mothers are often shocked by the ferocity of anger displayed by little boys, their sons of four or five who shout in their faces, or call them names, or even try to hit them. One of the most common complaints about boys is that the are aggressive and ‘seem not to care.’ We have heard the same complaint from veteran teachers who are stunned by the power of boy anger and disruption in their classes. Too often, adults excuse this behavior as harmless ‘immaturity,’ as if maturity will arrive someday—like puberty—to transform a boy’s emotional life. But we do boys no favor by ignoring the underlying absence of awareness. Boys’ emotional ignorance clearly imposes on others, but it costs them dearly, too.”
    ― Dan Kindlon, Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

    No Dying Rule…
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl9QCeslqWP/?tagged=ropeswing
    Safety and security

  9. Bottom line: Do you live life on your own terms or do you allow yourself to be tied to some promise of great things if you “behave”?

    If that’s the case what exactly does “on your own terms” mean?

    This is a great post because it demonstrates clearly the dilemma many seeking “Truth” via the Red Pill encounter. I read this on boards all the time: “Have a goal”—what’s my ‘goal’?

    I had an existential dilemma in June. After nearly 30 years of working for someone I was faced with redundancy. I gave and I gave and I gave but I was ‘overhead’ and was deemed to be unnecessary.

    Fortunately the “Golden Ticket” concept was something I have had all my life. I had the ‘fuck you’ money. So I could downsize and economize but what would I do?

    I decided to start my own company which I will do later this year. The Golden Ticket requires that I do what I enjoy doing. Reach out to those who share those values or value the work I do.

    But it also requires that I have something in place to do. It wasn’t as scary as it would have been 2 years ago or 8 years ago when I had no Game and didn’t understand the Red Pill.

    The False Choice presented in the Golden Ticket: tow the line, behave how you’re expected to behave and somewhere further down the road there’s this amazing “reward” means your destiny is tied up in some ideal “thing” that may or may not exist vs doing what interests you most and earning it.

    Do you seize control or do you wait for it to be handed to you somewhere down the line?

  10. I got a big inheritance in mid-life, so I bought a modest house in the woods, installed a wood stove, and got busy chopping. Oh, how I hated paying $800 a month in rent, and another $400 a month for heat when the land around me was littered with dead wood! I do want to get back into my old line of work though, because my skills are still needed and I don’t want to be a useless slug even if I don’t need the money.

    Given a pile of money, most men and nearly all women will blow it very quickly. Girls in the old days didn’t manage their sexuality more wisely than today; it was managed for them by their fathers. Except for prostitutes, women lived with and obeyed their fathers until marriage.

  11. The problem with this thought experiment is that for it to work as outlined it requires rational thought, which is missing for the players IRL.

    Don’t hate the players OR the game.

    But +1 on the Gambler reference… 😂

  12. As long as there is a supply of thirsty blue pill men willing to wife up single moms….they don’t have to face the expiration of their ‘golden ticket’. Sure there is some depreciation but that is inevitable.

    Female sexual choice is unconstrained. Female accountability is virtually non-existent. The result is cumulative bad decisions leading to degeneracy and dystopia.

    It is good to make men aware of this and hopefully to walk away from these single moms, who are a cancer on society. Literally…if society was a human body, single moms would be cancer cells. Cancer will eventually spread and grow until the host dies.

  13. Golden tickets come to those good, nice guys that wait..

    Betas and the 3 Laws:

    1- A Beta must not disrupt the Female Imperative and hypergamy or, through inaction, allow them to come to harm.
    2- A Beta must obey any orders given to him by women, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
    3- A Beta must pursue goals of a greater good and personal pursuits, as long as such pursuits dont conflict with the First or Second Law.

    addendum: Betas can be fun. Now go out and be fun Betas YOLO.

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgeUqnv6h-Y&w=560&h=315%5D

  14. All women have to do to maximize the return on their golden ticket is to be fit, be agreeable, and consolidate on their hypergamy before they’ve hit the wall. As Rollo points out, these stipulations are pretty minor, especially compared to what a man has to do to create a comparable level of wealth for himself. And even if women don’t maximize their return on their ticket, society gives them plenty of chances to have a soft landing.

    The irony is that our culture tells women the worst thing she can do is marry while she’s still young and beautiful since it may interfere with her education/career, and simultaneously tells men to man up and marry before they’ve even hit their SMV peak in their mid to late 30s.

    Women are waiting too long to marry, and men aren’t waiting long enough.

  15. Just glad i never got married & fucked over like so many other men these days. Own my house on 40 acres with clean water river frontage, and assets i can enjoy & be creative with (car, motorcyles, music equipment, tools etc), but just need to sort some more income. It would be hell paying $ to some ex who fucked you over. Somethings gotta give, and it might all just come cra$hing down around us, sooner than we think, gentleman. So get it together, and buy that cabin in the hills, before it’s too late. That’s the best ‘Golden Ticket’ there is in this day & age…

  16. And ya, one of the biggest reason for my preference for using escorts comes down to the fact their cost structure is transparent and upfront- unlike marriage.

    I’ve been married for over 30 years and I think I’m in the black. So my game is better than yours, lol.

    Don’t be bitter, be better.

  17. @Vector: I have to disagree with you.
    Yes, blue pill thirst is extra superfluous in our time.
    However, at some point in time women face their expiration date because of nature and time. And also, because hypergamy cannot allow them to stay in LTR with men they don’t respect. So they cash out thinking that they can still use their ticket to get a prize with their 2.5 kids in tow no less.

    Female sexual choice is unconstrained? No. As you know desire cannot be negotiated. Thus, just because women get attention this doesn’t translate into dick that they want.

    However, what I think Rollo is saying is that their belief in their “specialness” (solipsism, blown up by the FI & gynocentric zeitgeist) creates a false narrative that tells them they don’t have to earn anything, they deserve the best even though they don’t match it by any measure, they have all the time in the world, and so on, and so on.

    This is what leads to what you’re calling cumulative bad decisions that bring on degeneracy & dystopia, punctuated by exuberant pet ownership.😁

    Either way as men, have options when it comes to wealth, women and life.

    And as Blax says, remember, “They’re just girls.”

  18. There are different ways to play this lottery system, different types of tickets are available to choose from. It would be good if you wrote an additional post about the workings of how this lottery also benefits those who buy tickets to the corporate side of the system. This side also provides great benefit to those who understand how winning tickets are selected.

  19. I wonder. Since #netooKavanaugh is an almost identical replicate of (although arguably even more ridiculous) #metooAnitaHill, is Kavanaugh essentially guaranteed to be confirmed? You see, #metoo is nothing new. In fact, it has become stale. The latest dressing of it is nothing more than an attempt to cast perfume over its stench. Stinky pussy. But, is this perhaps a rhyme, as history does not repeat, it rhymes. Will the upcoming election also rhyme, with the 2016 election, maybe?

  20. And ya, one of the biggest reason for my preference for using escorts comes down to the fact their cost structure is transparent and upfront- unlike marriage.

    theasdgamer

    I’ve been married for over 30 years and I think I’m in the black. So my game is better than yours, lol.

    Don’t be bitter, be better

    He doesn’t sound bitter at all, and as for him being better so you have specific advice or just trite one liners?

    Congrats on a 30 year marriage, glad it worked out for you. It didn’t work out for others.

  21. This is a great analogy. I suspect the people who need most to ponder it will not grasp it at first.

    OFF topic question for the crowd:

    I’m looking for a new suit, but don’t have the budget for MTM or tailoring now.
    Are there off the rack brands that accommodate a more athletic build – big biceps and shoulders but slim waist. About 8” drop.
    “Slim” fit suits I tried are tight in the arms. Going a size up works for the arms but bulky on the torso.

    Thanks!

  22. Canada probably the second most fucked up country in terms of Feminism, they are already using Gender Neutral words in regular life.

  23. Don’t be bitter, be better

    He doesn’t sound bitter at all

    Why would someone diss marriage if they weren’t bitter?

    as for him being better so you have specific advice or just trite one liners?

    Game. It’s the ticket. I’m even on point with the OP, surprise, surprise.

    Congrats on a 30 year marriage, glad it worked out for you. It didn’t work out for others.

    Thanks. Game makes all the difference. Why did Blax’s first marriage fail and why is his second marriage succeeding?

    Why did Mrs. Gamer switch from cold to warm today? (She’s almost always cold for a brief period after I go out.)

  24. @KAK:

    As a former off the rack suit salesman with an 8″ drop – you’re hosed. I had the advantage of being in the 20th century, having proper off the rack 7″ drop athletic cut suits and competent free seamstresses on site. Now suits are mostly cut “portly” and “girly and emaciated.” Not much you can do with those, even if you can find an outlet with competent, free alterations.

    Here’s a decent guide:

    https://blacklapel.com/thecompass/athletic-fit-suit/

  25. @LOrd of Flies- Canada being a feminist state. This is why I advocate for a Northern Wall instead of a Southern Wall.

  26. P.S. – And good luck with shirts. You must have well fitting shirts. That’s going to eat up most of whatever tailoring budget you can scrape up.

  27. KAK

    I’m looking for a new suit, but don’t have the budget for MTM or tailoring now.
    Are there off the rack brands that accommodate a more athletic build – big biceps and shoulders but slim waist. About 8” drop.

    1. Find a tailor that makes his own suits. You will not have him make you a suit but he will be a real tailor and so will be skilled to make alterations on a suit you bring him. and yes the pronouns matters…

    2. Take your measurements or measure the best fitting clothing you own. Most important measurement is shoulder width. It is very difficult to make up for a mistake here. That said error on bigger is better. Within reason. Buy a jacket with a style you like. You won’t be able to change a 4 button jacket to a two button (not that you would ever buy a 4 button unless you are a televangelist) or change a ventless jacket into a vented jacket etc. Also note the pant style, you can’t really change pleats to flat front and vice versa. also do NOT buy orphaned suit jackets masquerading as sportcoats…

    3. Take your sparse dollar to ebay and buy NOS or gently used clothing. focus on quality construction and fabric, not “brand”. You want a full or half canvassed jacket. You will find some of the higher end brands use this eclusively. Note you may not know what a higher end brand is when it comes to menswear. It is not a label you may be familiar with (i.e. Samuelsohn or Oxxford for example). Also note many quality manufacturers did work for certain lines of more popular brands (i.e. Corneliani doing a bunch of Polo jackets). StyleForum is your friend. Go and learn. https://www.styleforum.net/forums/classic-menswear.5/

    Example

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Polo-Ralph-Lauren-Corneliani-Wool-Cashmere-Sport-Coat-42/271610334249?hash=item3f3d3ccc29:g:quIAAOSwHMJYNeXn

    $85 ask… offer $45…

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Oxxford-Clothes-Super-100s-navy-blue-Bespoke-canvassed-suit-42-L/163260155667?hash=item2603104713:g:oqEAAOSwiq9bZbHe

    was probably $2500 new…

    Bid cheap. also, just DM the seller and offer what you want. Very often they will sell it to you direct instead of auctioning. They are usually more concerned with getting their $5-$10 shipping and handling fee than the price, if they are in the biz and not a one off seller.

    4. Bring these buys to the tailor to recut to fit you. You should be able to get what you want for $100 to $300 depending on the size of the job. I.e. a close match to your measurements will be cheaper than recutting a jacket and pants down 2 sizes (44 to 40), or adding working buttonholes on the sleeves (which is a nice touch).

  28. Don’t know who @library mighty mouse is but these 3 laws of Beta aren’t bad, worthy of “adoption” by the 21 Convention folks and such. I would amend his #3 a bit, though, it’s too optimistic/altruistic. So my version of the three rules would be (first 2 the same as above):

    1- A Beta must not disrupt the Feminine Imperative and hypergamy or, through inaction, allow them to come to harm.
    2- A Beta must obey any orders given to him by women, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
    3- A Beta must maintain provision and security to his women and offspring, in furtherance of which he may work for a greater good and personal pursuits, as long as such pursuits don’t conflict with the First or Second Law.

    As I recall late in his career Asimov worked up in one of the Foundation sequels some corollaries to the 3 Laws of Robotics, notably a fourth (or “zeroth”) one that a Robot/Beta may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm. Maybe we can add Flange’s Fourth Deviant to the Three Laws of Beta:

    4- A Beta shall strive personally for the advancement of the Feminine Imperative and social justice in commerce and social interactions, so long as such pursuits do not conflict with the First, Second and Third Laws, or the Mike Pence Rule.

  29. And good luck with shirts. You must have well fitting shirts.

    On shirts… I’ve gone away from custom completely… Modern business travel is too hard on clothes. I get most of my shirts now from mass manufacturers like CT

    https://www.ctshirts.com/us/home

    Get the shoulders and neck to fit right out of the box, sleeve length right, then you can add darts cheaply to deal with any excess fabric in the waist. Like $20 a shirt.

    CT often have massive sales so you can stock up. and if you spill wine on your shirt that is $40 bucks all in or so you won’t care. But a $300 Charvet you will.

    On style etc. you might find this post from Beuna Vista useful…

    http://bastiatblogger.blogspot.com/2013/10/reader-comments-on-hfg-insights-from.html

    expanding on this original post

    http://bastiatblogger.blogspot.com/2013/10/hedge-fund-gigolo.html

  30. Note that the point of the I Robot stories was to demonstrate how the laws, because they must, ultimately fail.

  31. @Vector

    “As long as there is a supply of thirsty blue pill men willing to wife up single moms….they don’t have to face the expiration of their ‘golden ticket’. Sure there is some depreciation but that is inevitable.”

    So who gave them the golden ticket in the first place? Biology? Feminism? Simp daddy? or it’s created by male thirst?
    As long as the majority of men invest in unsustainable Pyramid/Ponzi schemes unbeknownst to them, they keep catapulting it’s value to astronomical levels.
    Once the magnitude of the fraud is disclosed to them the golden ticket will expire.

  32. Old Style Primer post


    https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/distinguished-gentleman-game/

    Style primer…

    First be comfortable in what you have on, if your clothing is wearing you, you are doing it wrong.

    Then keep this order in mind Color/Pattern > Fit > Quality…

    Get the color and pattern right, for most of you the color is blue, gray or black and the pattern is solid – no pattern.

    Then make sure what you have on fits properly… the advent of the “little suit” the last 10 years did no one any favors except menswear manufacturers… Look into classic proportions for jackets, i.e. lapel almost half the width of the breast, button point around the navel, length to the first knuckle of the thumb with hands at sides, shoulders should fit natural shoulder, not extend past and for god sakes no gapping at the back of the neck.

    Pants, shirts sweaters etc should fit close to the body but loose enough so no gapping or tugging. Having clothes that fit will set you apart from 70% of men.

    Finally, pay attention to the quality of the fabric… Natural fiber fabrics of course, and pay for better quality. better to have one navy crew neck 2 ply cashmere sweater than a drawerful of acrylics in every shade. Also look at blends of natural fibers… so instead of 100 cotton khaki, a linen cotton or a wool and silk, will drape differently and set you of in an imperceptible way.

    do not be afraid to be boring and where the same thing or same style… I have over half a dozen navy blazers for example, because the right navy blazer is versatile and looks great. You will find yourself pulling the same 3 ties over and over, the same few shirts over and over, the same jacket etc. so just focus your wardrobe on a few quality items and take care of them.

    as to acquisition – buy 100% cotton dress shirts on sale and then have a local seamstress dart them or shorten them. Just make sure the neck fits and they are long enough in the sleeve. shirts are disposable so need to get custom.

    Jackets – ebay is your friend. Measure a jacket that you love the fit on, then buy used on ebay… You can get $2500 jackets in high est quality fabrics for $150… Hint – dispense with bidding and make cash offer to seller. If they don’t hit it right away during the auction, they will often circle back to you. Then take the jacket to a good alterations tailor. How to find a good one? A good one is one who makes his own custom suits… Find someone like this… Take in your ebay and he can recut it for $100 to $150 and it will fit perfect…

    style – if in doubt – go military… Military styled items suit most men, especially if you have some leaness to you. check out the Danial Craig Bond pics online… Simple sweater, simple jackets…

    Buena Vista had a seminal series of posts on “Hedge Fund Gigolo” style, close to my own style…

    here is the link to his discussion

    http://bastiatblogger.blogspot.com/2013/10/hedge-fund-gigolo.html

  33. Getting tailor made clothes on the cheap is easy if you have 3rd world connections.

    They often look cheap too. There’s the rub.

  34. “Take your sparse dollar to ebay and buy NOS or gently used clothing.”

    There ya go.

    ” . . . if in doubt – go military…”

    Vintage military clothing is the only off the rack that I can put on and it just fits.

  35. @Pinlero

    Canada being a feminist state. This is why I advocate for a Northern Wall instead of a Southern Wall.

    Donald Trump is a positive masculine guy. He knows that Feminists are mad people, he doesn’t care at all about Feminism , he probably won’t do that, he just doesn’t care. I think people who know the real game don’t need to concern about Feminism. Does woman beating help out? Ghosting is actually better than this, dread game is better than ghosting your owned wife, the reason why men used to be wife beaters(my dad is one 😁) because they are confused about Real game, they didn’t have tools to play it out. Moreover, a dude who used to beat up his girlfriend had to marry her at last. Women don’t care your beating if you’re good enough, some women develop a dependency on the beaters, they can’t leave him. People who know game has nothing to care.
    I’m beginning to realise that Theasdgamer is actually an intelligent and energy efficient guy. I got to learn many things from him. Girls are indicating me recently that I’m beating the shit out of people who aren’t my enemy, but weak against real enemy. It’s been embarrassing. And Blax, the OldCumAlpha, seems good, a good replacement for M Simon. Let’s see how I can use the manosphere on my way.

  36. @KAK

    Rather than £200 Ona second rate off the peg think along the lines of £30 on eBay for something high quality and hardly worn but £70 on a tailor (try to find a local woman that works from her front room) To get it fitting right.

    I also used to hit the charity shops in very up market areas. You can bargain out in these at £15 for a suit.

    It’s a numbers game but I hit gold one day when a wealthy bloke exactly my size threw out all his Boss, and Jaegar…

  37. @14sonnenrad88

    I didn’t read it at all. Like The Emotional Process, The Rational Process I find this essay too hard to read

  38. Too many messy metaphors and aimless anecdotes trying to sum up this epic post.

    Discuss: Playing it safe doesn’t guarantee you a payout…nothing does. Seize control and the payout is whatever you want it to be not what’s decided for you.

  39. “Imagine you had a Golden Ticket that had a potential to win you $70,000 per year or if you played things right it had the potential to earn you $10 million per year if you were wise enough to capitalize on it. How would that change your outlook on life?”

    i only enter contracts where i benefit. i never enter contracts where i am undervalued or abused

    “Now imagine that you’re given this Golden Ticket at the tender age of 12 years old. It’s handed to you and you’re told, “Keep this ticket with you forever. ”

    golden ticket = my cock (and how i use it), or my mind and how i use it, or my T and how i use it

    “Now you begin to believe that you deserve the biggest prize because, well, you’ve been deprived of things. You’re special; special enough to know you deserve the very best after having been deprived of these things as one of a long line of people who’ve also been deprived of things – the best things – or so they’ve told you.”

    special, yes. deprived, no. deserve the best, of course, because i seek it out

    “You have a lot of personal potential, you’re independent, you have a lot of respectable strengths, so you know you could always merit the things you deserve. But you still have this Golden Ticket in your hand, why wouldn’t you use it? You could earn some money, maybe a lot, but it will never be as reliable or as much as the money the Golden Ticket could net you – if you know just when to redeem it.”

    why would a king settle for being a slave? the only reason can be is that he does not know he is a king

    why would a man trade his life energy for tokens/beads/notes? because he does not know they are tokens.

    “In order to keep the biggest and best prizes you have to sign a very loose and totally non-binding contract that only benefits you and ensures you will continue to be paid dividends should you decide to renege on the agreement and take your ticket back to use it again. The contract can be broken by you at any time.”

    the golden ticket is mine. i couldn’t sign away the rights no matter how hard i tried. all contracts can and will be broken by me at any time for any reason. i control the distribution of dividends that result from my utilization of the ticket

    “how would this ticket change the way you live your life? How would it influence your future decisions? How would the ticket affect your personal relationships with your best friends, some of whom have tickets themselves? How would the subconscious knowledge of the ticket alter your dealings with a husband, a wife, the children you may have or your immediate family?”

    i would constantly seek to optimize all elements of my situation. i would hang with others who had tickets who were also going the same direction. i would look at any female trying to cozy up to me as someone who just want to touch the ticket and bask in its “warm glowing warming glow”. it ain’t “me”. it’s the ticket i found in my pocket at 12

    “Would the ticket define who you will become in life?”

    charlie gets the golden ticket and ends up with the chocolate factory

    the end.

  40. I have a million dollar life insurance policy on me. Whenever my wife complains about me engaging in dangerous practices like riding my motorcycle, I point this out to her. To which she inevitably replies, “You are worth at least three times that much to me alive!”

  41. Astonishing how many dudes in the comment section obviously didn’t get how Rollo means his metaphor.

    For anyone a bit familiar with Rollo it should be immediately clear that of course the “golden ticket” is what WOMEN get / have. The article is simply a description of today’s reality.

  42. @adsgamer,

    I’ve seen 50-somethings in bikinis. Onward OMG’s…We all want to be you one day!!!

    LMAO (again)

  43. @JJ

    You assume incorrectly that married men are necessarily limited to exclusivity.

    And you also assume incorrectly that women are only valuable for their pussy.

    And I’d rather bang a trim, feminine old lady with a voice I love to hear rather than a 20 y.o. whale of a tomboy with a baritone voice and a pancake ass and tats and piercings.

    Also, there’s some shit you don’t know about old ladies.

    I’ve never had a STD. When you get older, you’ll find out that those suckers are still lingering…they might destroy your health and kill you. Whores are always skanks and will give you something to remember them by….

    And I’m still in the black.

  44. Recap from 2015-2016. Still relevant. Will always be relevant.

    Single guys, you don’t know dick about marriage or being married.

    No fucks given about what you’ve read, or heard, or was your bestie go through.

    You know as much about marriage as you know about space travel.

    And each time y’all open your mouths, as never married guys, it becomes clear.

    The relevant part from 2015-2016 and beyond?

    Nobody says you have to get married. Lotsa guys can’t back it or understand it even after the wedding has finished. So yes, you can stay single into eternity ( or until you.die…whichever comes.first ).

    Always remember this though, people that have lived longer than you have ” seen ” more shit than you, unless you are an iraq/Afghanistan veteran that was in.country, in.combat.😁

    Keep your eyes, mind open. Life holds.lessons.

    … Or don’t.

    Lotsa stupid assed older men around too. It takes all kinds.

  45. @BLAXIMUS What’s got your panties all up in a bunch? Who gives a shit? You’re right, life holds lessons and the lessons of countless men have gathered here on the web. Romantic love isn’t real. I’ll give my heart to society, myself, and my family. I will never give my heart to a woman. There are only two kinds of guy’s that women are interested in; guys that make them wet, and guys that can provide. They are only capable of loving the former. I’m not what women find physically attractive even though I am fit and have good facial symmetry. Look up the statistics on women that are interested in short men. I’m better off pumping and dumping than having a “real” relationship. I refuse to be a disposable male to an ungrateful female who thinks she could be doing better.

  46. Well, some of us OMGs have it pretty damn good with our wives. Many of us owe much to Rollo and the other bloggers out there for pointing out what now seems so obvious. Learning Dread is a huge game-changer changing things from hard-mode to easy.

    However, I don’t think any of us OMGs are recommending that you young guys get married. I’m pretty sure even Rollo, as an OMG, would agree with this. If you aren’t married already, DON’T FUCKING GET MARRIED!!! In this day and age, with the way things are now, it’s a pretty stupid thing to do.

  47. @NEET

    No, replace ‘golden ticket’ with ‘golden pussy’ and then you’ll be close to having it right.

  48. Pro tip for all my lurkers.out there in their 20”s

    So not, repeat- NOT, get your life lessons from the web/net.

    Buffer.

    Go out and do.Some shit.

  49. Wow, are you girls gonna start trading recipes soon too? (although, goddamit, @sentient is correct about ctshirts…)

    @Fleezer – Wow, do I hate it when you are right. I hate it even more when you are so spot on and nailing it through the wall like you just did.

    When are the rest of you guys gonna realize that only a pussy-beggar would read that and think that this is only true of pussy? Women drive themselves insane chasing alphas, and even betas sometimes too. The scarcity and victim mentality go hand-in-hand.

    As for the metaphor, if we are going to assign this just to women then add in the new lane they believe they can always exit to – the career. This a challenging new dimension to the game if you don’t understand how women see it. It’s mainly a problem for the beta, who’s reliance on provision is his weakness.

    A lot of the hoopla in the Red Pill world can be boiled down to the increasing failure of beta mating strategies since the 1960s. I get it, women who wouldn’t fuck betas if they didn’t have to were banging then, and it was sweet back then for the beta. You didn’t have to man up, you could be a pussy but as long as you could qualify for a mortgage someday, or farm well or have a store or small biz, well some average or slightly pretty girl would close her eyes and think of Chad as the beta fucks her weakly…

    Much of feminism can be chalked up to many women saying “Fuck that shit”.

    But here’s the thing, lmfao. Women aren’t built for playing the games men do in the working world. Some are of course, but most weary of it after a few years. I’m a hard-charging corporate warrior at 56 – most women my age can’t match my intensity or effort. I see them, they are burnt out, washed up, dried out, dying inside with very sad eyes…Imagine trying to compete with me on a sales team when I was 38, lol. When her baby gong was going off, while I’m divorced with a kid, banging 23yo waif hottie…Who was happier? The single 38yo female rep I’m thinking of was cockblind from the carousel, and completely coming apart at the seams. It was sad/funny to watch…

    The thought that such creatures have the upper hand with me is just ludicrous. They do think they won the lotto, this is true, but just cuz you believe it doesn’t make it so. I straightened out a 25yo right quick this week who got out of line with me. Tiny, size zero, submissive, loves sex, tongue piercing, bubble but. HB9 maybe…Depends on the angle.

    I straightened her out on something she’d done. She of course tried to ignore me – but I’d already set the hook so I knew she couldn’t. Then came the reflexive gaslighting – but I didn’t relent. Now get this – I also didn’t get all emotional. Or butthurt. Or escalate. I find I have to do a little asskicking with new girls who are used to walking all over you beta pussies out there. And guess what? They do respond. They don’t just flake on me and walk all over me. They even tell me they respect me more, and are more careful with me because they know I won’t take it.

    I also educate them. I did it to this girl, the HB8.5 (i can’t leave it at 8, she’s as hot as a top porn star naked, but with clothes on, she’s one of those good girls with innocent faces, irresistible to me, classic spinner, can’t just be an 8 but that way she’ll be unique cuz I’m gaming my hb9 back too, so I don’t want any confusion). I explained to her how she granted herself a certain privilege with me without realizing it. When she finally got it she was like, “Oh, damn, I’m sorry.” She’s so used to just doing whatever she wants with guys that any time a guy pushes back, she dismisses them as an asshole and moves on, given how plentiful cock is for a girl like her. But because I pushed back and explained it to her and wouldn’t stop until she understood, instead of getting emotional or mean, it worked. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t nice at all. Just didn’t call her names, yell, bring other issues into it. And I didn’t back off.

    Whereas you beta boys are all super nice but boiling with resentments at such girls. This is also what one does when training a submissive, the first exertion of your will cannot be pushed back and it must pass her fitness tests for her to be okay submitting, it’s such a sweet moment when she does. You can almost hear it, like a turkey breast bone snapping after drying for a bit. All plays to my game, as in her mind, I must have a lots pussy cuz I’m willing to call her out on her shit and not be cowed or act like I’m scared she’s gonna blow me off. Men just don’t act this way around her. All comes from abundance mentality, and respecting myself.

    And get this. I flame out all over the place. But due to having maybe as many as a dozen plates right now, i’m like, “Next” and move on. And cuz I do that, the girl I’m ignoring sees me as more valuable.

    But what you cannot do is give a woman the upper hand. They are irresponsible with power, they are petty and mean. And they won’t be happy. It’s cruel to give it to them, and quite unwise.

    But it’s also true some women are ruined and don’t know how to submit. That’s okay, they aren’t my problem, I just steer around them and roll on down the road.

    You see, even with Golden Tickets, men still can have the upper hand. That’s how incompetent women are with power…

  50. I think we deceive ourselves if we believe that women are not “successfully” cashing in their golden ticket later and later. Sure, the returns are not as grand as they would have otherwise been perhaps. The prize is greatly diminished in value. But their Golden Tickets are not worthless at 30, or while picking up shattered pieces of her crash helmet at The Wall.

    But data and reality is showing us clearly that there is no marriage strike, at least not yet, because only about 13% of all women (all races) remain unmarried at age 45.

    https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2018/09/04/2017-never-married-data/

    This is no doubt changing slowly with increased red pill awareness among men, but the shifts are more gradual like tectonic plates rather than a sudden tsunami wave. It is no wonder why we continue to see women indignant, obstinate and in denial of their true SMV.

    Today women who do not redeem their Golden Tickets, and who follow the advice of feminists to wait and ride the saddle a few more years, are simply not facing the kinds of social, financial and emotional consequences being eluded to here.

    For all of the rising redpill awareness from these important sources, the stark reality is that there are literally legions of men willing to marry these high-mileage carousel retreads at age 35, age 40 and even age 45.

    And, just like Jesus of Nazareth instructed, these men probably decide to devote their lives to such women without much thought for the morrow.

  51. I think we deceive ourselves if we believe that women are not “successfully” cashing in their golden ticket later and later. Sure, the returns are not as grand as they would have otherwise been perhaps.

    The success of that strategy is purely subjective. Time preference, for a start: which is better, one million dollars over the next 20 years or one hundred thousand right now? Well, it depends.

    What is “settling”? It’s time dependent. The man who looks like ‘settling” to a 25 year old girl might just look pretty good 5 years later, if he’s around. But the men available to her at 30 look like settling at that time, so…lather, rinse, repeat – this is how 40 year old cougars with cats are made.

    The girly golden ticket mutates to silver, then to bronze, then to aluminum, but it remains “gold” at some level in her head. The fat guy who works in the store at the truck stop isn’t settling, when she’s 45 and her legs are shot from too many years as a barista / barmaid / waitress…

    Thanks for the cogent and on topic comment.

  52. @scribb

    She’s so used to just doing whatever she wants with guys that any time a guy pushes back, she dismisses them as an asshole and moves on, given how plentiful cock is for a girl like her.

    But you can push back in a humorous way and get compliance much more quickly. That works very well for me. So I’m an asshole for pushing back, but I’m a cool guy for doing it in a fun way.

    Gamer Maxim: Enforce your boundaries by poking fun and teasing.

    Try it sometime, scribb.

  53. It literally wouldn’t matter.
    God gave Eve a home, a top man, and a planet free of charge. She still sold Him out when the devil told her she could have more.

    This is why women have to submit.

  54. So many interpretations of this post, yet some are still saying that it’s clear what Rollo is talking about.
    That’s the beauty of words; they are open to interpretation. That is why you don’t listen to what she says, you just watch what she does.

    Screw her Golden Ticket. You are the prize, not her.

  55. I love this analogy, and it is female solipsism that reiterates its points, along with opportunistic love.

    When a man is on any dating site or a club scene, an alpha red pill man is looking for who he can fuck and move on. Typical shaming mantra from women is he just pumped and dumped her. It isn’t pump and dump. It is his sexual strategy, and he is just being a man. He isn’t doing anything wrong, and women know this in their hind brain, knowing full well that he isn’t to settle with her. Her golden ticket in her youth is getting her access to what she loves to hate. She is just as much in on this as he is. She willing slept with him after all so how is it pump and dump? It just isn’t. It’s what they both want. Her golden ticket and his red ticket working perfectly together.

    A blue pill beta on a dating site is looking for his unicorn, his one that will love him for who he is deep down so that he doesn’t have to be alone or play a game that he feels he doesn’t need to play.

    Unfortunately, he is delusional, and she doesn’t and never will love him for who he is. He doesn’t have a “blue” ticket. These tickets do not exisit. The “blue” ticket was invented by a femine social order. It is a idea of a ticket. It doesn’t exist. Post wall woman uses her golden ticket now to scoop one of these men up.

    The lottery rules have been manipulated to allow her ticket to have value on its other side. Alpha fucks on the front of the ticket, beta bucks on the reverse. She will play along pretending she loves him for who he is, knowing that he is doing her the favour now. All she really loves him for is for what he means to herself. Next thing to do. Get him to marry so the ticket that is now losing value is binding. Ticket just went back up in value.

    A man’s red ticket is actually a very good deal. It’s our burden of performance, longer lasting SMV and unlimited access to unlimited sexuality.

    A golden ticket is hypergamy.

    Both red and gold tickets work well together. Unfortunately the red ticket was just too good against the gold so an idea of a blue ticket had to be made to enable the gold to seem more valuable.

  56. The response to the Ticket tells more than the Ticket–the response shows how a man views himself–whether he thinks that he’s the prize or he thinks that women are the prize.

  57. Why should men give a fuck and care so much about what she does with her “golden ticket” when women themselves don’t give a fuck.

  58. I didn’t care for the way Rollo beat this one to death, but the point is valid and the comments have laid things out much more succinctly

    Women have the ticket, and we’re here to analyze how they play it, in frame-by-frame slo-mo detail. But men have a few tickets up their sleeve as well, and even at this point I don’t think there are very many men who wish they were women.

    Meanwhile just one point about Kavanaugh people may be missing. This smear-job is not just aimed at bringing him down. It’s a warning to the next guy, and the next and the next — anyone who might dare to stick their neck out and take on the FI machine.

    “Nice little family you got there, nice little reputation. Shame if anything were to happen to them…”

  59. lol is in fact a handy all-purpose default response at work or play. Sad that eye-rollling meanwhile has gotten a bad rap as too contemptuous and passive-aggressive.

  60. “Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.”

  61. O.B.I.T.

    Smear.campaigns are very popular, and.like most ( devious ) popular things, the nastier aspects seem to stick around.

    SC confirmations have become a circus, and this stretches all the way back to Bork. Nobody complained much.when.Garland was snuffed out without confirmation hearings, and like I always say, don’t cry foul when fuckery begets more.fuckery,.as fuckery becomes the rule and not the exception.

    I have no.clue what kavanaugh did 36 years ago and in.a.rational world it would not matter. One thing I make sure to impress upon young men is the fact that society isn’t all that big on letting old shit go. I caution them that making mistakes in youth that result in.a. ” felony ” charge will follow you around for decades if not the remainder of your life. Served you time? Paid your debt? Lol, fuck you.

    Because men.collectively cannot grasp the danger in allowing #metoo to advance unchallenged and unchecked only means that there will be casualties until people move on to the next thing. Irrationality and injustice must be confronted and challenged.

    Or everyone can just look away…. Until shit happens to them.

    If I.were.judged today by what I did in my teens and twenties, I wouldn’t have most of what I worked for and would probably be charged and incarcerated asap.

    This scenario is illustrative of the dark/negative side of The Golden Ticket. If voluntary compliance is not forthcoming, there must be a ” price ” to pay. It’s very likely that kavanaugh can survive the mobilization rising against him – but this avoids the discernment as to whether he would make a good justice or not – so in.effect, it might work in his favor. It didn’t stop Clarence Thomas around the same time 27 years ago.

    So this may just be a test of the shittier side of golden ticket mindsets, where vaginas have unlimited capacity to reach into the future to exact ” vengeance ” without any statute of limitations.

  62. Blax

    Feminists are the foot soldiers of the Equalists…

    This is not about Kavanaugh qua Kavanaugh or #metooism.

    It is about the Golden Ticket – the magic vote to change 51/49 to 49/51. It is all about delay until after the midterms and they think they will pick up a couple of senate seats…

  63. Well then, that settles it. Kavanaugh doesn’t deserve ” equal ” treatment.😁 so…fuck him(?).

    I agree that this confirmation is turning into a feminist themed spectacle, but my larger point is that men, regardless of political ideology, have consistently dropped the ball wrt rationality and reason. This is supposed to come with.consequences long term, and it empowers feminism.

    Making your enemy stronger isn’t a great strategy as far as I can tell. This is also why there’s so much hand wringing over the midterms.

    But to me it’s more a matter of history repeating itself. Hard to duck responsibility as operating procedure and still expect favorable outcomes.

    I don’t think kavanaugh will not be confirmed, but anything is possible. This wouldn’t be an issue not because ” feminist “, but because male dysfunction and inability to do the correct things .

    Consequences.

    But the bright side is that in the past, male weakness was typically visited with death. Kavanaugh will live.

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