ITLR- The Riddle of SteelPosted: July 15, 2013 | |
i was changing in our locker room about to go home after my shift and there was a fellow co-worker (21-22ish) that i’ve been slowly feeding red pill info. he said to me out of nowhere:
“HM1, i don’t think this player stuff is for me.”
i thought to myself, “no shit dude. you’re still in the initial stages of even comprehending game.” i immediately told him that i already knew he wasn’t ANY type of player. so i asked him what happened. apparently, the girl he was seeing went through his phone and found a bunch of girls numbers, so she dumped him.
the minute he told me, “my girl went and found my phone….” i told him to stop, i already knew what he was going to say. first i mentioned ALWAYS having a locked phone if you are afraid or ashamed of any of your “dirt” being discovered. secondly, i told him he failed a MAJOR shit test. he looked at me confusedily. i asked him-
“are you 2 in an exclusive relationship?” he responded no. i told him, “then you have nothing to be ashamed of. i’d have acknowledged having the numbers, told her those were all my ‘side pieces’, then refuse to go into detail. dude, you 2 aren’t a couple.”
i told him how he has made a fundamental mistake a lot of men new to “red-pill/game philosophy” make. he looks at game as simply a way to land numbers or bed down women. i suddenly remembered “the riddle of steel” from conan the barbarian (fucking EPIC movie btw). for those of you that don’t know-
conan makes learning this “enigma” his personal jouney and life quest. he’ll never be allowed into valhalla if crom asks him and he doesn’t know. well, eventually conan learns the answer to the riddle and was given a powerful new perspective.
i explained to him that any man that looks at game from the perspective of “getting laid” is selling himself short. i told him, “game goes WELL beyond women, dude. think about it, have you EVER seen me talking with someone and they looked like they WEREN’T enjoying the interaction?” he blankly shook his head to indicate “no.”
then i explained, “game is simply the possession of enough charm and charisma where people, NOT JUST WOMEN, want to be around you, like having you around, they ENJOY your comapny. you’re looking at game as a means to find success with women, which is 2 dimensional, but the truth is- game is about being more successful AT.LIFE.”
he started at me blankly and muttered, “you just blew my mind HM1.” i told him he needed to quit making women his priority and put more attention in himself, “you’re way to young to be putting so much effort into women.”
conan was seeking the truth of steel (the sword). he learns the harsh reality at the hand’s of his nemesis thulsa doom.
much like the answer to the riddle, the same truth lies in game. game is SHIT without the person using it, male or female. without proper mastery and a firm internal foundation, the greatest sword may or may not save you. at best, you’re be depending on blind luck. much like a sword, it isn’t worth SHIT if you don’t know how to use it, game is basically the modern man’s sword. simply knowing it exists doesn’t make you proficient in bushido. and if you don’t believe in game, that’s fine; but disbelief doesn’t mean it can’t cut you. and game is simply a vilified word for “proficiency at navigating social dynamics”; be it casual or sexual.
until you master and understand yourself, you’ll NEVER master game. like the sword-it’s useless compared to the hand that wields it.