From the new and improved "Prime" at "Beta Revolution:"
I'm now starting The Game for the first time. I'll let you guys know how it goes. The Bell Curve was fucking depressing. Are there any other greatest hits of Game that I should look at as well? I've been reading Roissy off and on for a couple years but had never actually gotten into Game. I can already handle my woman, but I figure I might as well work on my skills. Besides, I'm really digging this other girl now and want to get better prepared for the turnover.
UPDATE: I'm halfway through, and all I got to say is wow! I should have read this earlier, but I'm glad I still have plenty of years to ratchet up my notch count. Seems like many of these PUAs in the book are not that naturally good-looking, and it really makes me ashamed of how much I've relied on my looks over the years and how I've not really gotten much better with women since my college days.
I've now redubbed myself "Prime," which will serve as my online handle and my PUA nickname as I go forward.
There's a bunch of good stuff in this quote, but I'll focus on my favorite line: "I still have plenty of years to ratchet up my notch count."
Interesting. So when I wrote - at Ferdinand's site - that "Game -once you gently scratch the surface – is really about sex. A lot of sex. With a lot of women" that was really a sign of my "arrogant naivety," to quote one of his commenters. Mmhmm.
Later, in the Comment section, "Prime" tell us...
The methods of Game ARE...reified by concepts from evolutionary, social, and personality psychology.
Ah yes, the "science" of evolutionary psychology. I wonder if that "science" will turn out better than the "science of Freud?" Or the "science of Marxism?"
Oh, and who has Beta listed as some of his "heroes?"
Nietzsche and Schopenhauer.
Ah yes, 2 of the philosophical architects of Reductionism.
Right now, I'm working on a longer piece on the philosophical roots of Game - specifically, how Reductionist thinking makes Game possible, and indeed, inevitable.