"The new podcast is worth listening to.
It alludes to a lot of what the site owner has been talking about, and is offering here, but at a price: you have to create your own mens' circle, one that will challenge you and in those challenges bond…"
"Very well said. From what I read in the Year End article, it seems like Brett intends to put more of a focus into Strenuous Life. I can't imagine AoM wouldn't take a hit of some kind. Like you, I scoff at nearly all paid…"
"If nothing else this has been one hell of a marketing test. All the applicants for the beta test all of us talking about it and yet we still don't know what this program really is.
$30 a month is not too outrageous for something with real…"
"I was accepted for the beta test. Not much risk. If it's not worth the money ... then I'll pay for the month or two it takes to figure that out, and move on with my life.
I can risk a few bucks on a roll of the dice. Anyway, I've…"
"Another "reject" here. :)The price seemed a bit high to me as well, but I'm comparing it with the costs of Scouting for my boys. Membership for BSA is only $24. But then you add merit badge books, uniforms, patches,…"
"Thanks for the well thought out response. I have been on the same track as you, doing things my own way when I can. I wish I could seek out a local community of men. Sadly, at this point in my life, I can't. If we had 26 hour days and 8 days a…"
"I am also one of the many that didn't make the beta test cut. Not very surprised, as he was flooded with applicants.
I'm certain it will be a good program. I'm certain the curriculum will be well done.…"
"Agree. Ludicrous seems to be the going rate these days. Nerd Fitness also launched a monthly subscriber group that is in the same price range ($40/pm). I live in Australia, and the $30 US converts to $40 Australian. $40 USD is $53 AUD! Too high.
Best I can tell, your complaint is that men -- particularly Asian or Korean men -- aren't into dark-skinned women. You say your parents immigrated to the U.S., so it doesn't sound like you live in Asia. You call yourself a…"
"I'll have to think about this some more, but one things comes to mind right off.
The volatility of the classes makes for some of the mismatches you mention. Purely income-wise I grew up probably somewhere between middle-class and…"
1. You seem to have self-loathing, low self esteem, and bad self image.
2. You live in Korea? Asian countries can be tough to deal with if you are not Asian. However, I can tell you many other countries in the world DO in fact like black…"
Just saw this and figured Id reply. I was a BLM/Forest Service firefighter for four years, two on engines and last two on a hotshot crew. The biggest thing honestly is calling and or visiting fire captains to show your interest. Some of…"
"I'm not sure what I could say to help, although I'd like to. It sounds like you are dealing with some specific problems that feel like general ones. I don't know what your experiences are, but they sound…"
"Isn't it obvious? She's gone to an almost all-male, mostly white, board, to see if she gets honored or trashed. Because she is in such distress that she, well, makes that post. I'd say she's been trashed enough.…"