I'm always curious what older guys would do different in their life had they been RP in their 20's or 30's. For those of us that age, what would you say we should focus on/strive for that doesn't get enough attention?
We know all about not being a pussy faggot with women, but what else? Would you have had a kid young? Not had a kid? Never got married? Went to college? Not went to college?
Drop some wisdom on us.
Edit: I just want to thank all of the older players for dropping some wisdom on us. There is a TON of good advice in here. I was hoping the thread would turn into something like this.
It looks like the three agreed upon things that are accepted by almost 100% of those responding:
1.) Lift, lift, lift, and get big. Never stop. Like someone said, no one gives a shit if you do an hour of cardio or if your blood pressure is good, you get respect by being big, brahs.
2.) Don't get married. Unfortunately, the thoughts of having a loving, feminine, sweet wife for life in the West is damn near a pipe dream. It's just not worth it.
3.) Make money. It's good for you, and it's good for your dick.
I have one I would like to add for the 18-22 (or whatever) crowd:
Stay away from student loans. Stay as far away from them as possible. If you had a good dad/parents around, you'll already know this, but since most of us are former betas who probably grew up with just mom around, you won't know. Student loans are a choker chain around your neck. You cannot ever NOT pay them back. As long as you have a heartbeat and a social security number, you will pay that shit back. Private companies give out the loans, and the government guarantees them. Ever wonder why these banks offer you so much each semester? It's because the government says: "You loan these students this money, and we will guarantee it. If they don't pay it back, we will, then we'll get our money back from them." How do they get their money back? They take your tax returns and garnish your wages until every red cent is paid back.
Don't take out extra money to buy a dumbass Macbook air, you don't need it. Go to the fucking library and use one for free. Don't take out extra to "live on," get a part time job you lazy ass! Don't buy a car because "I need to get around," get a summer job and bust your ass saving and ask your mom or dad or uncle Fred to drive you, they will. Or, walk to work.
Go to a community college for the first two years of your degree. It will be half or less the price for the same courses you can take at a university. Bust your ass and get a 4.0. Those first two years are the easiest classes you will have anyway, and most of them are filled with bullshit core courses the universities want you to have. Then, apply for scholarships to whatever university you want to get into and see if you can go for free, if not, go to the cheapest state university that has what you want. Apply for every scholarship available. There are scholarships for everything from people whose parents worked in a factory, to people who are 6'6. Do your homework, and get schooling for free if you can.
Just like marriage, student loans can be something that kills your future. Don't be an idiot. Start paying on the principle whilst still in school if you've taken some, you'd be surprised how a $200 a month payment can make a difference in the long run.