The Best Advice on Life and Relationships I Ever Got From the Internet

How to attract women

If you’re looking for advice, it’s not hard to find. We live in a day and age where every self-proclaimed philosopher can log in to their free blog platform and launch their own brand of wisdom out into the digital world at large, whether it’s worth reading or not.

Like any guy on the Internet, I’ve come across my fair share of awful advice. These terrible tidbits have ranged from self-soothing to delusional to straight up selfish and potentially harmful. But, I’m also happy to declare that I’ve also read a good deal of seriously useful pieces on living a successful life or maintaining a healthy relationship.

First, I’d like to share what is probably the harshest but also the most helpful truth I’ve ever come across: The rest of the world only cares about what it can get from you. Being a “good person” or a “nice guy” is just not enough. What can you do? What do you contribute? Do you have any useful talents or work in a respectable and skilled profession?

If you currently possess none of these attributes, it is time for you to put effort into developing yourself. This may sound like a cruel and defeatist attitude to some people, but in a realistic perspective, I found it highly encouraging in terms of creating new personal goals.

On a similar note, I recently read some related advice on how to attract women and kindle positive romantic relationships: You don’t attract people by tricking them into thinking you’re cool and attractive. You attract people by actually being attractive.

To be attractive, you have to be a better person. Trying to learn tricks and “game” is a waste of time and will get you nothing but shallow, easily manipulated partners. You have to become a whole, interesting, self-fulfilled and confident human being before you’re going to successfully and truly attract a smart, self-aware person who’s worth your time.

It’s great to do what you love, but you have to figure out a way to get someone to pay you for doing it.  Life costs money and you’d be an idiot to think you can find safety and success in your life without putting in some effort to make money.

Therefore, most people will never work their real “dream job“, but that doesn’t mean you have to live and die working the graveyard shift stocking shelves to make ends meet. There are compromises. Find something you like, and then put in the effort to make it profitable for you.

Finally, there’s that age-old cliché that still holds true: You can’t make everyone happy. This is not advice to excuse you from being lazy, rude, or having a terrible personality, but it’s true that no matter what you do, someone somewhere is not going to like it.

It’s a lot like how chocolate is good for your brain but bad for your arteries, and red wine is great for your heart but terrible for your liver. It’s a give and take, and it’s your responsibility to either find a middle ground or make peace with the fact that not everyone is going to like you.

Yes, some of the most truthful advice is also the harshest, but it can also be the most transformative. If all we ever listened to were the things we want to hear or the things that make us feel happy and safe, we’d never be encouraged to grow and improve as human beings.

Remember that if it placates you without teaching you anything, it’s probably terrible advice and it’s holding you back from personal growth. It’s the words that provoke your intellectual side and even make you slightly uncomfortable that will spur you towards new progress in your life.

Top Five Most Watched Shows on Netflix

What should I watch on Netflix? We all ask ourselves this; at least everyone who has a Netflix account does, it usually happens after we’ve finished our latest binge on a series. You know, that moment when you’re laying on your bed or couch, still astounded by the ending of the series you just watched and you’re trying to figure out what to do with your life. Well I’ve taken the time to comb the Internet and although, many different sites give different opinions as to what is the most watched, I comprised a list of the shows that trend through most of these sites.

 

1.)  Breaking Bad- How fitting that just about any site you go to for “Most watched shows on Netflix” will turn up Breaking Bad as the number one choice. Fitting because it’s a show about cooking meth, a highly addictive drug people binge on. Makes me laugh that people are binging on a show about a drug that people binge on. Breaking Bad isn’t just about cooking meth, of course. It’s about a man diagnosed with terminal cancer goes into the drug dealing business to set his family up financially.

 

Top 5 Most Watched Shows on Netflix

2.)  Orange is the New Black- This show has dramatic and comedic traits to it. A woman, Piper, gets sent to prison and has to learn about the ins-and-outs of being a cellmate. Full of all sorts of interesting character from a territorial kitchen lady, to a jerk prison guard, and everything in between this one will definitely pull on those heart strings a bit.

 

3.)  Mad Men- Now if you’re still scrolling through Netflix because neither of the previous listed shows are exactly your cup of tea, then how about a cup of scotch. That’s exactly what this show feels like. Mad Men is a series about men of advertisement in the 1960’s in the city that never sleeps, New York. Staying classy is what these men are about, suits, money, women, booze and cigarettes. Basically as close to the 1960’s as you can get through your computer screen.

Top 5 Most watched shows on Netflix

4.)  House of Cards- Interested in a more political show, with just as much drama, deception, and suits as Mad Men. Well House of Cards is the way to go, Kevin Spacey plays a conniving congressmen willing to do just about anything to make it through the ranks.

 

5.)  Walking Dead- Alright so personally, I’m not a huge fan of all these politics, I want to see some action and have the pants scared off of me, or in this case my pajamas. Walking Dead portrays a zombie apocalypse. Now I know what you’re thinking, “Great another zombie apocalypse movie.” However this is a series, you don’t watch this small group of people slowly dwindle till all that’s left is one guy and one girl. This show starts with a group of people that over time you get attached to and later will in fact die. Then more characters that you will get attached to come into the picture as well as other groups of people. In my opinion this show turns a zombie movie from a 2D picture to a 3D sculpture.

Top 5 Most Watched Netflix Shows

Has this article made you curious yet? Have you already gone to Netflix to start watching the pilot episode of one of these shows yet? I know I’m planning on it, time to bust out the popcorn and soda. The not so convenient thing about Netflix though is when you get all curious and excited to start a new show, but wait, Netflix isn’t available in the country your in? It was working just fine back in the states but during your trip to Asia you find out you have to go without Netflix. Oh but guess what you don’t have to go without, just go to this site to find out about geo-blocking, and which VPN is best for accessing Netflix.