I think that there’s a lot of people out there that think somehow or another you’re gonna get to someplace where you’re living in silk sheets and you’re getting your toes done when someone’s dropping grapes into your mouth. I don’t want that, I’ve never wanted that. That guy’s not gonna be happy. He’s gonna be bored. An hour into the grapes "you can get those fucking grapes away from me. Stop painting my toes. What am I doing in this bed?" I got to do something. I’m not stimulated.
The human organism, the animal that we are, needs constant stimulation, because it evolved trying to find food and escaped enemies. And find shelter, escape nature, escape the elements, try to survive.
When I see a loser, I see some guy who’s 43 years old, lives in his parent’s basement. He fucking hates the world. That was a baby man. This is a baby that somebody just gave shitty nutrients to. Whether it’s nutrients in the form of food or in the form of thoughts and ideas and examples. And this kid developed these horrible self-defeating patterns of behavior that have led them to this point. Or they’re this middle-aged person with no future and no idea of how to get out of this rut and probably never will escape it and might just wind up sucking on a gun.
This is the world that we live in today and I think part of that world is because we have been fed this line of horseshit that you’re supposed to seek comfort and I don’t think you are. I think you’re supposed to seek lessons and you’re supposed to seek difficult tasks and accomplishments and through those things and through doing things that are hard to do. Even if it’s just a fucking 90 minute hot yoga class.
I do a 90-minute yoga class, those last 20 minutes, I do not want to be there, man. And I definitely don’t want to give a hundred percent and I can cheat, but if I don’t, and I get through it, when that time is up and the lady says, ‘namaste’ and everybody gets up, I’m like, fuck, man. I made it. I lost 15 pounds and my fucking yoga mat is drenched to the point where I could literally ring it out and fill a jug up with water. But, through that struggle, I will now have a better day and I better fucking do it again tomorrow, or do something else, because if I just think "well tomorrow I’m just gonna coast and eat Twinkies and watch TV," oh, hello sadness, my old friend. Hello depression, because when you’re not doing anything, you feel like shit and that’s just a part of being a human being and we can pretend that were something other than what we really are and we could pretend "nah me man I’m just cool, just chilling doing nothing." Bullshit! You’re a fucking human. You’re a human being, you evolved from the hundreds of thousands of years of hunters and gatherers and people that were struggling. Human reward systems are carved deeply into your DNA and if you don’t respect that, if you don’t respect the mechanism of happinessand fulfillment and what you really need to do in order to feel satisfied in life…. camaraderie, love, family, friendship, struggle, testing yourself, learning. All those things are imperative. They’re all a giant part of being a person.
– Joe Rogan
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