I used to think that intelligence came from books and knowledge and rational thought. A writer for Rolling Stone, Strauss lives in Los Angeles. While this is extremely entertaining, it makes his conclusions feel like utter bull. His father was an extremely sick man and his mother was selfish and inadequate with no comprehension of appropriate mother child boundaries. The media writers mostly find Strauss committed to liberal democracy.
I mean, this was valuable reading material for me in that I meet guys like this so often that I constantly need new ways to purge all their flailing insecure nonsense by trying to understand them better. That said, I loved Neil Strauss's biographies - , , - as well as his nonfinction. It demands one thing and expects only one thing: that each person be his or her own true self. Дуже багато деталей, які не мають ні художньої, ні практичної, ні інформаційної цінності. But the experience of writing The Game also transformed Strauss into a man who could have what every man wants: the ability to date or have casual sex with almost every woman he met.
Maybe come back to it later, but if you haven't read anything from Strauss previously, this is definitely not the book you should start with. This one came out last year but I know not to trust its happy ending either. Lose your moral certainty and lose the ground you stand on. By redefining his priorities, any man can create the life he always wanted. And that is to be free. Real intelligence is when your mind and heart connect. As a rock writer, he helped cowrite some of my favorite rock autobiographies of all time.
Strauss' political philosophy advocates the same solutions to the problems of the recalcitrant masses. He was more at home in the world of Plato and Aristotle than in debates about the origins of totalitarianism. Becoming parents made our relationship better. In his own life, he chronicled his times in the pick-up community in the notorious book, The Game, talked about his plans for Armageddon in Emergency and now shows us his journey into becoming an emotional stable husband and father in The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book about Relationships. But if this had been the first thing of his that I'd read, I don't know if I would have bothered checking out his previous books.
When an avoidant and an addict begin a relationship, a predictable pattern occurs. She lights up my life. My relationship advice is to stop trying to change the other person and really start looking at yourself and your patterns. Coming from being one of the pioneers of the pickup movement, he found that he had to do some deep introspection, in the form of therapy and other methods, to uncover why his childhood trauma was actually at the root of why he has not found happiness or satisfaction in his relationships or sexcapades. Just as the Wilsonian side is used to explain the ends of neoconservative policy, so the Machiavellian side is used to explain the means deployed in procuring consent to the war. Lately I've been question the nature of monogamy by observing most outcomes of monogamous relationships: they either end up with two people bored, hurt or lusting after the new.
All the thinkers they name have in the first instance been influenced by Nietzsche and especially Heidegger, and all have reservations about modernity. Відвертість - це класно, якщо ти на терапії, але щодо тексту я не певна. Old fashioned and we're not biologically wired for it, etc. And it made him question everything he knew about himself, and about the way men and women live with and without each other. I felt like it helped me heal so many limiting beliefs of my own about sex and love.
The Truth felt very lacking in that regard. This is a position originally developed by Drury in her two books, and when she put it forward, it was quite unique to her. And God knows Neil goes to excess here. It's all out there -- every color, shade, flavor and mutation of life and experience. I'm sure i will be revisiting this book as there were so many nuggets of wisdom among the sometimes entertaining, sometimes heartwarming stories.
As a useful guide to help others I found it less so. You think you know what The Truth is about. I write my books because I want to use my personal experiences to solve a problem in my own life and to help others. Drury's account of Strauss is not necessarily more accurate than that found in the mainstream media or in the LaRouche material we will argue that she is far from accurate , but it must be said that her account is at least informed by a serious reading of Strauss's works. Children absorb the consciousness of the adults in their environment. I enjoyed reading this book the first time, but upon another read it can be summarized pretty easily into 3 simple steps.