So I was about to get a nice clean jerk in this morning when I noticed an ad at the side of my computer screen. It read "Fuck 6 girls a week... using this 1 weird trick." Then at the bottom of the ad it said "Free video reveals 1 weird trick that makes girls want to fuck you... no matter WHAT you look like."
A simple click lead me to a video page where a voice comes up asking me "When was the last time you got LAID?" This didn't take much thought for me. Ummm, well yesterday, the day before that with two different girls, and the day before that with two others.
The voice continues: "I mean when was the last time you put your dick in a girl's pussy, and FUCKED her?" Ummm, same answer? I think that's the same thing as the first question.
"Well chances are, if you're watching this video it's been way too long." Oh, you mean because I was about to jerk off to "Teen beauty with cute tits seduced creampie sex in Barn" on tube8.com it means I don't get laid! Fuck off jerk! Just cause I get laid all the time doesn't mean i'm giving up jerking off, though i'm sure you're about to tell me that somehow I will if i'm getting laid "enough." What a myth!
"I'm about to tell you about an unusual breakthrough in the science of blah blah blah that allows you to forcefeed feelings of lust and desire into the unconscious mind of any woman you meet within seconds! It doesn't matter how old you are, when you use this on a woman her panties will drop regardless of what her impression was of you when you walked up. Oh and by the way don't shut this video off yet cause i'm gonna tell you some other shit at the end that'll surprise you!"
Huh? Okay hold on, this is a good quiz. Ummmm.... *(thinking)* OKAY! I got the answer! Yes! I knew I was good.
I select answer "A." ROOFIES!
No? Okay fuck let me think harder.. Hmmmm ... One weird trick that'll do all that shit... Hmmm.
Okay I got it! I select answer "B." The one weird trick is to spend from 1-5 years of your life truly doing the hard work it takes to learn one of the many systems of pickup from beginning to end while approaching hundred, even thousands of women until finally I have made huge personal growth and I have the ability to attract and subsequently accurately gauge the personality of a woman I meet so that i can make a decision about what she offers my life and whether or not I want her in it.
No? Wait just a second here. I know the answer is for sure B, but you're saying it's not and you want me to input my email address just to watch another video. This time you say you're going to give me the #1 secret of getting ANY woman begging to be with me in seconds with ZERO chance of rejection.
Now I know this is bullshit. After all, I try to be humble about my skill, but I'm a legit pro pickup artist, and I know FOR SURE that this isn't true. First of all, if I wanted to use something that would get ANY woman it would be watered down pickup, cause to open every chick it has to be. Secondly, I've had sex with 100's of women and I know it takes usually over a month before they start beginning to beg to be with me. Thirdly, zero chance of rejection? Ummmm... can I call obvious bullshit here? If I talk to a chick, isn't there a chance of rejection every time?
Oh wait! I got it! This is actually a bunch of marketing. Wow, it's pretty good. I mean basically the whole speech thing is designed to cure every lazy bullshit excuse I might have in my mind in a matter of seconds while simultaneously stimulating me with words like "science" and "breakthrough" and "actually put my dick into her pussy." Okay, you know what I will signup right now... for a marketing class that you teach. I'm not interested in your class on women though thanks. I don't want to learn your "1 Weird Trick." As a matter of fact, I saw that phrase "1 Weird Trick" on four other ads since then, and my friend who makes like eleventy-million dollars a year uses the same marketing to sell products because people respond well to that wording. I even used "1 Trick" in part of a title to one of my blog posts awhile back to test how the response would be versus other posts.
Let me tell you guys the truth about what's going on, because the truth is what we're good at. The truth is that you're lazy and i'm lazy too. Basically we're all lazy fucks and we want to do the same with our attempt to get laid, so we want to make it as easy as possible. The problem with this mentality is that skills in life that are really worth getting (the ones that do things like build self-esteem, identity, confidence and self-worth) aren't skills you "pickup" (no pun intended) with 1 Weird Trick.
Oddly enough, I actually think this whole ad is a GREAT thing. It's designed to take lazy masturbating fucks who otherwise wouldn't hear about self improvement at all and get them in the mix of our little self-help world under the ruse of meeting their sexual needs. I think it probably works well too! I just don't really like that on some level it lies. Why not say something like "Getting laid is hard, but we've figured out the fastest way to fix what's wrong with you, and we'll personally help you do it." (well, it's because people won't respond as well cause we're all mindless monkeys most of the time).
The truth is that pickup is difficult to learn and takes a long time. Often guys don't want to put in that commitment and effort, so it's best to start them off small with a couple tips and tricks to spur them into action and get them some positive tangible results that'll keep them on the path to improvement. Understand that the best way to get through this process is to keep taking actions that put you in a positive feedback cycle in your life. The first two months at pickup are the hardest, and once you start getting some positive reactions and maybe a couple numbers, it just gets easier and easier. So do the hard work until that happens and take your lumps like all of us pros have many many times. I'm one of the best because i've failed more than most anyone, so when you fail you're on the same path I took. Keep fighting the good fight, steer clear of bullshit ploys and "1 Weird Trick" bullshit, and remember that the hard road is the right one.