The Daily Man-Up: “I’m a 46 year old banker and I have been living my whole life the opposite of how I wanted”

September 11, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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Hi, I my name’s John. I need to get my life off my chest. About me. I’m a 46 year old banker and I have been living my whole life the opposite of how I wanted. All my dreams, my passion, gone. In a steady 9-7 job. 6 days a week. For 26 years. I repeatedly chose the safe path for everything, which eventually changed who I was.

Today I found out my wife has been cheating on me for the last 10 years. My son feels nothing for me. I realised I missed my father’s funeral FOR NOTHING. I didn’t complete my novel, travelling the world, helping the homeless. All these things I thought I knew to be a certainty about myself when i was in my late teens and early twenties. If my younger self had met me today, I would have punched myself in the face. I’ll get to how those dreams were crushed soon.

Let’s start with a description of me when I was 20. It seemed only yesterday when I was sure I was going to change the world. People loved me, and I loved people. I was innovative, creative, spontaneous, risk-taking and great with people. I had two dreams. The first, was writing a utopic/dystopic book. The second, was travelling the world and helping the poor and homeless. I had been dating my wife for four years by then. Young love. She loved my spontaneity, my energy, my ability to make people laugh and feel loved. I knew my book was going to change the world. I would show the perspective of the ‘bad’ and the ‘twisted’, showing my viewers that everybody thinks differently, that people never think what the do is wrong. I was 70 pages through when i was 20. I am still 70 pages in, at 46. By 20, I had backpacking around New Zealand and the Phillipines. I planned to do all of Asia, then Europe, then America (I live in Australia by the way). To date, I have only been to New Zealand and the Phillipines.

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A Few Glorious Videos For Your Consideration

September 11, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Funny Pictures |

“Who the fuck is Alarm and why does she call you every morning?”

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Tiffany Mizuki Hirth

September 11, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Babes |

tiffany mizuki hirth

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Linkage

September 10, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Links |

12 lessons you learn or regret forever – Ladders

People Told Us About the Most Memorable Hate-Sex They’ve Ever Had – VICE

The Chargerito is a super tiny charger that you can attach to your keys – Amazon

10 Unobvious Signs That Your House Is Being Watched by Robbers – Bright Side

Newspaper prints ‘racist’ cartoon about Serena… how is this ‘racist’??? – AOL 

10 Powerful Attributes of Insanely Successful People – Entrepreneur

10 Small Habits That Have A Huge Return On Life – Darious Foroux

A Chicago Food Diary – The Ringer

10 Incredible Websites That Teach Business Leadership Skills for Free – Medium

What Was The First Modern Nude Scene? – Vulture

Crazy Deal: 100-Pack Of AA Batteries For $24! – Amazon

The man who made billions of dollars from OxyContin is pushing a drug to wean addicts off opioids – WaPo

A more simple, honest and accessible electric toothbrush – Quip

It’s better to rent than to buy in today’s housing market – CNBC

How feelings took over the world – The Guardian

8 American habits I lost when I moved to Sweden – Matador Network

Products You’ll Only Need To Buy Once In Your Life – Awesome Galore

Be a Time Wizard: How to Slow Down and Speed Up Time – The Art Of Manliness

Drone dropping a bomb on armored vehicle – GFY

Elizabeth Hurley Teets Out of the Day – Drunken Stepfather

Ikigai Is Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Retirement – Financial Samurai

Dallas cop charged with manslaughter for shooting unarmed black man in his own apartment – NY Times

Parents Harvest Dead Son’s Sperm To Create ‘Designer Grandson’ – Daily Wire

Really pretty girl with beautiful body in the newd (nsfw) – Leenks

Inside Disneyland’s VIP Club 33, The Holy Grail Of Luxury For Disney Fans – Thrillist

This hot college coed is stacked! – Ehowa

Doctors Were Forced To Invent A New Tool When This 23-Inch Dildo Got Stuck In A Man’s Rectum – All That Is Interesting

Christina Hendricks Cleavage is a thing of beauty – BB Blog

Bully Gets Demolished By Cheerleader After She Sucker Punched Her! – Worldstar


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The Dumping Grounds

September 10, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: The Dumping Grounds |

funny pictures and videos

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Top 10 Instagram Earners For 2018

September 10, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

10. Kendall Jenner: 93 million followers, $500,000 per post

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Fascinating Graphs That Describe The World We Are Living In

September 10, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Fascinating |

The Secret of Success from the Perspective of the Rich, Middle Class & Poor

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Professional Athletes Who Have The Most Children With Different Baby Mamas

September 10, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Sports |

athletes who fathered the most children

Larry Johnson: 5 Children, with 4 different women.

The Grandmama has always been known to go hard in the paint against the likes of Alonzo Mourning and Shawn Kemp, but no one would have expected his baby moms. In an attempt to get out of inevitable child support payments, L.J. “strongly encouraged” pregnant model, Laura Tate, to have an abortion back in ’97. Needless to say it didn’t work and she went public with his threats. 

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The Daily Man-Up: Seek Rejection

September 10, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

Four days before his son was born, 30-year-old Jia Jiang walked away from a six-figure job at a Fortune 100 company to pursue his startup.

Although entrepreneurs have a higher chance of succeeding if they keep their day job, Jiang had a huge investment opportunity waiting for him.

But something unexpected happened.

The investor changed his mind and told Jiang they were going to pass on his business. This crushed him.

Jiang thought he made a mistake by leaving his job without this investment. But he realized something deeper: his unconquered fear of rejection.

He knew that if he wanted to build a successful business, he’d have to overcome this fear to find success.

In November of 2012, Jiang found a game called Rejection Therapy that challenged people to seek out rejection in their everyday lives. Jiang loved the idea so much that he decided he would try 100 Days of Rejection Therapy. He would purposely try to get rejected by asking for outrageous requests and film it all to keep him accountable.

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Your Weekly Dose Of All Things Jiu-Jitsu

September 10, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Sports |

Rate this officer’s ground game 1-10

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