Detecting bullshit is a useful life skill because you don’t want to puke from inhaling people’s bullshit. When there is money to be made, there is massive bullshit. If you go through life avoiding bullshit, you will save time and money. So take some notes, because we’re going to observe bullshit across the board.
You ready to dive right in?
“How to get rich, fast! Just buy my product …”
This annoying cancer has been all over Youtube lately.
He’s the infamous “here I am in, in my garage full of books … oh, and here is my lamborghini” . (it was later exposed that he rented the car)
So why is he advertising all over Youtube? Because he wants to enroll you in his book club where he recommends you a list of books to read. In exchange, you have to give him $67 USD every month. In his sales letter, he claims that reading a book a day will make you a very rich person. Get the fuck outta here, Tai Lopez.
The “get rich fast” is a cringe industry that targets gullible old people, stay at home moms and poor college students. The biggest cancer is multi-level marketing. Unfortunately, thousands of people join MLM companies ever day; the cancer isn’t going away any time soon.
Instead of going through the grind and building legit businesses (opening a coffee shop, Amazon Kindle publishing, drop shipping or creating apps, people fall for “get rich by pushing a button” scheme)
If there is slick marketing, beware.
“Yes, you can get a six packs. Just buy my shit.”
The Youtube fitness community is full of self proclaimed gurus who sell work out DVDs and nutrient “secrets” so you can look good like them. There is nothing wrong with selling instructional DVDs or ebooks … but it’s false advertisement when they lie: “No, I don’t take steroids. All natural, baby!”
What’s so hard about gaining muscles? You lift heavy weight and you pick it down. Then you eat some chicken and go to bed.
The fitness industry thrives on confusing people. Why? Because confused people make obedient consumers. The same shit goes for the diet industry too. Hmm maybe there is a pattern going on here.
Yet, things will never change. Regular guys will look up to fitness gurus on Youtube. With slacked jaws, they collectively mutter: “Oh wow, these guys are so fit, if only I know their fitness secrets …” so they whip out their credit cards to buy the workout program … information they could have gotten for free on the internet.
There is no such thing as “gaining muscles fast secrets” but there is such thing as shooting steroids in your ass and lifting weight secret.
What’s the old saying? “There is a sucker born every minute.”
“It’s all about ‘game’ bro. Just follow these steps and you’ll make her pussy wet”
The pick up industry is pretty fucking cringe.
It’s interesting to note that the “pick up artist” is a sub-culture that mostly exist in America because of feminism. Regular, normal people around the world don’t need pick up artist shit because men and women can talk to each other normally without resorting to name calling and pick up lines.
If I could do it over again, I would not spent my early 20s learning “game”. Instead I would have spent more time in the gym, making money and traveling the world. And then I would spend 30 minutes reading game “literature”, chuckle and that would be it.
Game isn’t a “equalizer”, as these fucking gurus like to claim. The way they market it, it seems that a toothless homeless guy who haven’t bathe in 14 days could fuck a hot model tonight, if only he knew about secret pick up lines …
Because of a low barrier to entry, any random guy off the street can claim he’s a “master pick up artist”.
Many years ago, I remember sitting in a coffee shop and there was two guys sitting across from me. One was a skinny IT looking guy and sitting next to him was a “pick up artist” (his beer gut was spilling out of his sleeveless t-shirt).
Pick up artist guy: “So, if I see a girl, I want to project good happy feeling. But I don’t directly talk to the girl. No no no, I’m going to talk to her friends first. I want to show them that I’m a cool guy then I will talk to the girl I like. I would talk to her for a bit and then I would touch her – on her wrist at first …”
In my early 20s, my friends and I frequently went to the mall to “pick up women”. We did this for 3 months. Out of the three of us, guess how many women we picked up and fucked. Zero! That’s right, we wasted our time bumbling around like fucking idiots when we could had done more productive things with our lives.
So far, my lay count is 30. I guarantee that it would be much higher if I spent my early 20s lifting weight, reading books and traveling the world as oppose to harassing women in public with stupid fucking pick up lines and trying to get their phone numbers.
In conclusion …
Whenever there is money to be made, there are scammers out there who peddle their bullshit products. Whether it’s get rich quick schemes, picking up women using magical pick up lines or “shortcut to six packs”, these unethical fucks will market their shit products to the public with false promises and fake testimonials.
** Again, I don’t have a problem people selling info products and making money. But I am against false advertisement and fake testimonials that is rampant in the marketing industry.
Well, that’s my rant for this week.
See you next Thursday.