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My focus for RP is on self-improvement with the belief that, by doing so, game and women will come as a consequence, not as as an objective. I believe this is a much better goal than simply saying, “bitches be crazy, how can I fuck more of them.” Focus on what you can control - yourself.
So I have decided to bring the basics and post a consolidated list of the 15 Lessons of Pook.
For those of you who don’t know, Pook is one of the originators of Red Pill theory, and his writings back in the early double-aughts, formed the basis of both Red Pill and Pickup theory. So what I have done is distilled the 15 lessons, which are the core of his musings as well as a line or 2 shedding further insight into the meaning. If you haven't done so already, I encourage everybody to read it. Even if you have, it's worth a re-read.
The full book can be found here
Lesson 1: Rejection is Better than Regret
You are the MAN. You must approach. Always default to Action now. From those of us who wasted years in that hesitation mode know that Rejection is always better than Regret.
Lesson 2: A Friend she Sees, a Friend You be.
When you see a woman you are interested in, go for her romantically. For a friend she sees, a friend you shall always be.
Lesson 3: Judge by Actions, Not by Words
Judge by what she does than by what your mind wants to see. Our vanity will convert the image of every disinterested girl into secretly loving us (for women tell us what we want to hear). This is why we must judge by her actions and not by her words.
Lesson 4: Patience is the Refined Sense of Confidence.
The guys that can get almost any women are not scared or nervous that other guys are hitting on girls. He knows things the other guys never will. In fact, he might let them have free reign to weed out the desperate and stupid chicks from the smart and picky ones. As with muscles, it is the strong guys that know they are capable who are quiet and patient. It is the noisy guys that lack the skills. It is the large dogs that are quieter while the small dogs make up for their size with their obnoxious bark.
Lesson 5: Trust the Gut
Nature has a system in place. No philosophy in the world can do you any good. The philosophies that supposedly ‘work’ are the ones that best match Nature’s music. You either can flow with the system and get what you want or you can buck it in pain.
Lesson 6: You are the Great Catch
But you have to become the great catch. Do not live your life as nothing, rather constantly strive for self-improvement. Seek for the constant blossoming of your talent and will.
Lesson 7: Respect is All
Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.
Lesson 8: Only the Sexual Ones get the Girls.
Embrace your own sexuality. Be a guy, talk like a guy, act like a guy. Do action things. It is one thing to talk about things you love, but most guys talk about things just to talk.
Lesson 9: Be Not Contained by Formula.
The point of Manual is not to grant you success. If you do, you will forever be under his dictatorship. The entire reason why Manual exists is to not grant you success but illustrate the means of success.
Lesson 10: As you Think, so Shall you Become
- You cannot be yourself without truthfully seeing yourself.
- You cannot sacrifice character for joyfulness without ultimately destroying happiness.
- You cannot control the situation, but you can control yourself, your emotions, and your life.
- You cannot have women love you until you love yourself.
- You cannot grasp the female nature until you grasp your male nature.
- You cannot win her until you focus on her winning you.
- You cannot fully know the principles of this website until you leave it.
- You cannot obtain love by giving yours away for free.
- You cannot fulfill your desire by letting it trump your integrity.
- You cannot be yourself by denying your dreams and what it takes to achieve them.
Lesson 11: Getting a Girl is Not the Success.
Success cannot be getting a girl because that means failure is being alone. No. Failure is being in an unhappy marriage or a relationship where she has no true interest in you.
Lesson 12: Unite Dream and Day
All the things women want... confidence... humor... spontaneous... fun... These are all qualities of a MAN living out his imagination. Embrace your dreams! Stop trying to be ‘perfect’ in woman’s eyes for you’ll wrong the truest commandment with sexuality: Do not bore women.
Lesson 13: Charm is Treating Women like Little Girls.
The attitude you had towards girls when you were in the sandbox is EXACTLY the attitude you need now. So think young and LIVE.
Lesson 14: Always Have a Back-Up Chick!
Either go for MANY or go for NONE. If you go for ONE you will become an Average Frustrated Chump. Most guys are too LAZY or too SCARED to go for multiple girls. So they remain AFCs and forever remain in the vicious cycle.
Lesson 15: The Greatest Risk you can Take in Life is not to Risk it All!
Paradise, spoken slowly, is literally a 'pair-of-dice'. Gamble what you have.
For if you bury your talent and dreams to sit on it, you will receive the wrath of heaven. ‘Unworthy servant!’ will be screamed at you.