In September of 2009 I was interviewed by Shannon Kell of the Central Florida Future. During the interview I mentioned the phrase “success with women”.
From memory, Shannon immediately asked what I meant by “success”. (I do not remember what she added to the question, if anything at all).
My response was crisp: success with women is whatever a man decides. It is any form of sex he desires, with any number of women he desires, through any type of relationships with those women, that he so desires – so long as he does not compromise his ideals in the pursuit of those desires.
And, so long as he is the one deciding, thinking, and acting for his own self.
I am obviously paraphrasing at this point, but this was the essence of what was said – with the word “compromise” being an exact word used during the real time response.
I knew it then, and I know it ever the more clearly now: there is no room for compromise in the heroic being that is man.
The hero inside man is the ideal in man.
The spirit of the individual is invincible.
This is why there is nothing man cannot endure – it only hurts to a certain point once man grasps hold of what he truly is.
More literally, it is the unsacraficed, uncompromised self in man that is to be revered and respected most.
Tim Ferriss is not “successful” because his book sells so well, and his blog brings in so much traffic. These things have nothing to do with true success – in fact, they can have everything to do with total and utter failure.
Appeasing and living for the intangible, undefinable, drooling beast of “the masses”.
Tim Ferriss’s current popularity is as meaningless as green pieces of paper with dead people’s heads on them.
His lasting success lies in his demand for truth. The rest of his work — should he continue his work in the mentioned fashion (linked above) — will be forgotten when the sheeple come across the next shiny object.
“I have these dreams, and I make them actually happen,” Johnson said.
My dream is, to take on the world, and win.