Parental reflection; Advice to Young Men from an Old Man

Young men always need guidance from elders
1. Don’t pick on the weak. It’s
immoral. Don’t antagonize the
strong without cause, its stupid.
2. Don’t hate women. It’s a waste
of time
3. Invest in yourself. Material
things come to those that have self
4. Get in a fist fight, even if you
are going to lose.
5. As a Ugandan under Museveni’s rule, Never join the military,
unless you want to risk your life to secure
other people’s economic or political
6. If something has a direct
benefit to an individual or a class
of people, and a theoretical,
abstract, or amorphous benefit to
everybody else, realize that the
proponent’s intentions are to
benefit the former, not the latter,
no matter what bullshit they try to
feed you.
7. Don’t be a Republican. They are
self-dealing crooks with no sense
of honor or patriotism to their
fellow citizens. If you must be a
Republican, don’t be a
“conservative.” They are whining,
bitching, complaining, simple-
minded self-righteous idiots who
think they’re perpetual victims.
Listen to talk radio for a while,
you’ll see what I mean.
8. Don’t take proffered advice
without a critical analysis. 90% of
all advice is intended to benefit
the proponent, not the recipient.
Actually, the number is probably
closer to 97%, but I don’t want to
come off as cynical.
9. You’ll spend your entire life
listening to people tell you how
much you owe them. You don’t
owe the vast majority of people
10. Don’t undermine your fellow
young men. Mentor the young men
that come after you. Society
recognizes that you have the
potential to be the most power
force in society. It scares them.
Society does not find young men
sympathetic. They are afraid of
you, both individually and
collectively. Law enforcement’s
primary purpose is to suppress
11. As a young man, you’re on your
own. Society divides and conquers.
Unlike women who have advocates
looking out for them (NOW,
Women’s Study Departments,
government, non-profit
organizations, political advocacy
groups) almost no one is looking
out for you.
12. Young men provide the genius
and muscle by which our society
thrives. Look at the Silicone
Valley. By in large, it was not old
men or women that created the
revolution we live. Realize that
society steals your contributions,
secures it with our intellectual
property laws, and then takes
credit and the rewards where
none is due.
13. Know that few people have
your best interests at heart. Your
mother does. Your father probably
does (if he stuck around). Your
siblings are on your side.
Everybody else worries about
14. Don’t be afraid to tell people to
“Fuck off” when need be. It is an
important skill to acquire. As they
say, speak your piece, even if your
voice shakes.
15. Acquire empathy, good
interpersonal skills, and
confidence. Learn to read body
language and non-verbal
communication. Don’t just
concentrate on your vocational or
technical skills, or you’ll find your
wife fucking somebody else.
16. Keep fit.
17. Don’t speak ill of your wife/
girlfriend. Back her up against the
world, even if she’s wrong. She
should know that you have her
back. When she needs your help,
give it. She should know that you’ll
take her part.
18. Don’t cheat on your wife/
girlfriend. If you must cheat, don’t
humiliate her. Don’t risk having
your transgressions come back to
her or her friends. Don’t do it
where you live. Don’t do it with
people in your social circle. Don’t
shit in your own back yard.
19. If your girlfriend doesn’t make
you feel good about yourself and
bring joy to your life, fire her.
That’s what girlfriends are for.
20. Don’t bother with “emotional
affairs.” They are just a vehicle for
women to flirt and have someone
make them feel good about
themselves. That’s the part of a
relationship they want. For you it
is a lot of work and investment in
time. If they are having an
emotional affair with you, they’re
probably fucking someone else.
21. Becoming a woman’s friend
and confidant is not going to get
you into an intimate relationship.
If you haven’t gotten the girl
within a reasonably short period of
time, chances are you won’t ever
get her. She’ll end up confiding to
you about the sexual adventures
she’s having with someone else.
22. Have and nurture friendships
with women.
23. Realize that love is a numbers
game. Guys fall in love easily.
You’re going to see some girl and
feel like you’ll die if you don’t get
her. If she rejects you, move on to
the next one. It’s her loss.
24. Don’t be an internet troll. Got
out and live life. There is not a
cadre of beautiful women
advertising on Craigslist to have
NSA sex with you. Beautiful
women don’t need to advertise.
The websites that advertise with
attractive women’s photos and
claims of loneliness are baloney.
All they want is your money and
your personal information so that
they can market to you. The posts
on Craigslist by young “women”
seeking NSA sex, and asking for a
picture are just a bunch of gay
troll pic collectors. This is
especially true if the post uses
common gay lexicon like “hole” as
in “fuck my hole” or seeks
“masculine” men, or uses the word
cock (except in the context of
“Don’t send a cock shot.”) There
are women on Craigslist. They are
easily recognizable by their 2-5
paragraph postings. Most are in
their 30’s or older.
25. When you become a man in
full, know that people will get in
your way. People who are
attracted to you will somehow
manage to step in your path. Gay
guys will give you “the look.” Old
people will somehow stumble in
front of you at the worst time.
Don’t get frustrated. Just step
aside and go about your business.
Know that these are passive
aggressive methods to get you to
acknowledge their existence.
26. Don’t gay bash. Don’t mentally
or physically abuse people because
of who they are, or how they
present themselves. It’s none of
your business to try to intimidate
people into conformity.
27. If your gay, admit it to
yourself, your parents, your friends
and society at large. Be prepared
to get harassed. See rule 14. If
someone threatens you or assaults
you, call the cops. Have them
arrested. You have no obligation to
self sacrifice because of who you
are. As a gay person, you’ll have
more social freedom than straight
men. Use it to protect yourself. Be
prepared to get out of Dodge if
your orientation makes your life
unbearable. Move to San Francisco,
New York, Atlanta, or New
Orleans. You’ll find a welcoming
community there.
28. Don’t be a poser. Avoid being
one of those dudes who puts a
surfboard on top of their car, but
never surfs, or a dude with a
powder coated fixed gear bike and
a messenger bag, but was never a
messenger. Live the life. Earn your
bona fides.
29. Don’t believe the crap about
the patriarchy. More women are
accepted and attend college. More
degrees are awarded to women
than men. Women outlive men.
More men commit suicide. Men
are twice as likely to be victims of
violence, including murder. If you
consider sexual assaults in prisons,
twice as many men are raped as
women (society thinks prison rape
is funny). The streets are littered
with homeless men, sprinkled with
a few homeless women. Statically,
women are happier than men. The
myth that girls are being cheated
by are educational system is belied
by the fact that schools are
bastions of femininity, mostly run
by and taught by women. Girls
outperform boys in school. It is
the boys in school getting fucked
over, and prescribed ritalin for
being boys. Real wages for men
are falling, while real wages for
women are rising. Just because
someone says something enough
times, doesn’t make it true. You
have nothing to feel guilty about.
30. Remember, 97% of all advice is
worthless. Take what you can use,
and trash the rest.