What are we going to do about Korea? As I board the Soviet-built Tupolev Air Koryo flight from Beijing to Pyongyang the sound of revolutionary music provides a background introduction to what is a very very different kind of society to anywhere else on the planet.
I’m on a brief four day trip to DPRK – the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea or more generally known as North Korea. It’s not your average tourist destination..DPRK is far from average in every way and western visitors are few and far between.
The 90 minute flight from the glitzy Olympics crazed Chinese capital is an experience in itself. I grab a copy of the latest Korea Today from the stewardess. As the monthly ‘glossy’ newsletter of all things DPRK, Korea Today is a dated but intriguing taster of a system that qualifies as ‘retro’ in every way.
The in-flight meal isn’t bad though and the native beer is pretty damn fine. The first of many in keeping with my status as an alcoholically inquisitive English tourist! Eventually our rather rickety rollercoaster ride of a flight comes to rest at Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung airport and I’ve arrived in the Land of the Morning Calm and men in very big peaked caps!
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People need to realize the real situation here.
The assholes in charge of Turkey are supporting some assholes in Syria. The assholes in charge of Russia are supporting different assholes in Syria.
The western world can't find anyone to support in Syria who isn't an asshole, except possibly the Kurds. Except that the US doesn't want to support the Kurds too much because it would piss off the assholes in charge of Turkey. Even though the Turks are assholes, they used to not be assholes and the US kind of wants them to not be assholes again. So the US doesn't want to be assholes to Turkey, even though it means kind of being assholes to the Kurds.
So when some other assholes in Syria (who everyone agrees are assholes) attacked the French, the Russians decided to use it as an excuse to bomb some of the assholes in Syria that they don't like, and they figured no one would really pay much attention to whether or not the assholes they bombed were actually the assholes who attacked the French. And the western governments pretty much decided to just not make a fuss about specifically which assholes the Russians bombed, since they are all assholes.
Except that the Turks were pissed that the Russians were bombing their assholes. So they decided to be assholes and kill the assholes who were killing their assholes.
Meanwhile, the Syrian people are stuck in the middle. Surrounded by assholes on all sides, with pretty much no hope of anyone who isn't an asshole coming to help them.
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by Nick Notas
Especially in self-improvement and pickup circles, men love to preach about what “class” of male you should be. If you’re an alpha male, you are the leader of the pack and get all the women. If you’re a beta male, you are a loser push-over that no one will ever love.
It’s all nonsense and the classification is extremely harmful. Men become so obsessed with this idea that they base every action on whether or not they are being “alpha”. They enjoy laughing at weak beta males and feel superior because of it.
What’s funny is that I’ve noticed the men who are most vocal about this are usually the most insecure. They have no idea what it means to be genuinely confident. They use arrogance as a way to protect themselves from having real connections with people. They need to prove themselves as true men by overcompensating. You can almost hear them screaming “Look everybody, I am an alpha male! Hear me roar!”
I’m here to disprove what many people believe makes an “alpha male” and show you what it means to be a real, confident human being.
1. You’re not supposed to feel any “sissy” emotions.
Alpha males claim that you shouldn’t feel fear, anxiety, sadness, loneliness, shame, or self-doubt. If you do, you’re supposed to ignore, avoid, and shove those emotions away.ALPHA ALL THE TIME.
Sorry, but these are normal human emotions that everyone experiences. Without them, you will struggle with empathy and relating to others. The key is to not bury these emotions but to learn how to manage and accept them. Trying to escape them only intensifies their control over you.
Yes, your day-to-day life and outlook should not be ruled by these emotions. But you will feel them at some point and that’s perfectly okay. Remind yourself that it is normal, temporary, and does not dictate your overall character. Have the courage to work through them and challenge your comfort zone. Action will lead to further confidence.
2. Attraction is everything when meeting women.
When men get into dating advice they think that you have to “game” women constantly. If you let up with your flirting, teasing, sexual innuendo, sarcasm, cockiness, or physical contact for even a second she’s going to walk away. They believe that you always need to demonstrate your value and spike attraction to be a ladies man.
Then they have conversations like:
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Chris P. Bacon, pictured February 12, 2013, at Eastside Veterinary Hospital in Clermont, Florida, was born without the use of his hind legs. Last month, the pig’s owner turned the piglet over to a Clermont vet who decided to help the little guy. Dr. Len Lucero took the pig home and made a wheelchair for him using toy parts. (Photo by Tom Benitez/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)
Hoppa, a four-year-old mixed breed dog born without front legs, uses a prosthetic device to walk outside in the central Israeli city of Tel Aviv February 28, 2010. The device was invented especially for Hoppa by a animal-loving art student, who hopes his wheeling device will improve the lives of pets born with abnormalities or with amputated limbs. (Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters)