Dear Jonny, The Questions Abound…
Answer some (more) questions…
“Do you eat meat? If so, how can you defend your position intelligently? If not then good for you!”
– Yes, I eat grass-fed beef and free-range chicken; ‘organic’ meat. I don’t really feel the need to defend my position intelligently. I am human. Humans are the dominant species on this speck of dirt we call earth. I enjoy cooking and eating meat. It tastes good, satisfies me, and, assuming the quality is there, it’s beneficial to both my health and progress as a weightlifter. The morality issue has never concerned me. Cattle and chicken eat and sleep and shit and die, nothing more. The fact that cutting their mundane existences short can provide me with some tasty flesh that enriches my life at the top of the food chain, is just great. The squalid, detestable conditions plaguing factory farms are another story altogether. I don’t support cruelty. But the rest is fair game. I’ll wolf down a delectable Wagyu steak any day of the week, then toss the gristle to my cat and watch him tear into it with glee.
“If you want to get laid on the first date, should you be rude to the girl?”
– If she’s dumb and rude and wearing a flashy mini skirt, yes. Yes you should. Then never call her again.
“I read somewhere that Eskimos are able to eat a diet composed mostly of whale blubber yet they remain healthy. I’m an American (also, I live somewhere warm) but would this be worth trying?”
– Do you have a connection for consistent whale blubber? Because the answer is no. Eskimos are genetically predisposed to living in a certain climate while subsisting on a particular diet. Sitting on your ass in New Mexico (or wherever), chowing down on whale fat, isn’t going to do a single fucking thing in terms of increasing your lifespan. You’re American. Stick to Cheetos.
“Can a beta male become an alpha male?”
– Beta males have ample opportunity to become successful members of modern day society. If they can utilize that success to accumulate what they want out of life, then terms like ‘alpha’ and ‘beta’ suddenly have a lot less meaning. Since the hunt for meat has been replaced with the pursuit of money, it’s possible for a beta to use his financial success and determination to craft himself into what others view as an alpha; a kind of forced evolution. This outward transformation may not genuinely instill him with inherently alpha characteristics (confidence, assertiveness, dominance), but if he can convince others and himself that said transformation has indeed taken place, he will have achieved his goal. Whether or not undertaking the pursuit of an illusion (and who’s to say illusion cannot become reality over time) is a worthwhile endeavor, I cannot say. But if you feel that it may enrich your life, have at it.
“I’ve been seeing a lot of advertisements for ten and fifteen minute workouts you can do in your home. They don’t seem to require any weight equipment, just lots of intense isometric exercises that you do in quick bursts. The ads claim that they work the entire body and that longer workouts in gyms aren’t necessary. Thoughts?”
– I think those advertisements are created for lazy, delusional people who want instant gratification in exchange for minimal effort. I don’t think anyone in the history of the world has created or maintained anything beyond a piss poor physique by pushing on walls for a quarter of an hour. Anybody considering any such program should slap himself in the face for ten or fifteen minutes, see how that works out, then get to the damn gym.
“A guy I’ve been dating for a month or so is sick with a nasty case of the flu. I’d like to help take care of him, but at the same time I don’t want to come across as overbearing and whatnot. I don’t want him to see me as his mother. What should I do?”
– Garnish his chicken noodle soup with a blowjob.
“Between my girlfriend and my job, I can’t really find the time to prepare healthy food and get to the gym. What do you suggest?”
– I suggest that you quit lying to yourself, using pussy and a paycheck as excuses to eat poorly while avoiding exercise. Sex is nice, and so is the money one needs to support the habit. But nothing – absolutely NOTHING – is as important as maintaining one’s health. Buy a few health-oriented cookbooks (anything written by George Stella is a safe bet) and take some time to do a big chunk of research online. There’s a wellspring of dietary-related information, including innumerable [easily accessible] recipes, out there for the taking. As for the gym, join a fitness center that provides twenty four hour access. Get up an hour earlier. Go to bed an hour later. Squeeze in a few training sessions on weekends. If you aren’t exercise savvy, hire a trainer to help you make the best of your time. Do whatever it is you need to do to get yourself up and moving, away from the bullshit thinking demonstrated in your above question. Good luck.