• Rejection and success are imaginary terms that were created to quantify our lives, compare it to others, make us feel insecure, and ultimately sell us something to fix that.
  • It’s perfectly OK to be sad, lonely, and depressed.  Understanding the fact is a huge step closer to finding your inner self.
  • When unsure of something, always ask yourself “why” and the world will open up to you.  Just be ready to accept whatever the “answer” may be. 
  • Each time you get emotionally hurt is another step towards understanding your inner self.
  • Your biggest mistake is believing that the world works how you want it to work  
  • We always try to change a person into someone we want them to be.
  • There’s no true truth; for it is what we’ve been instilled by family, culture, media and state
  • There’s no risk, just very calculated bets that are inline with your convictions.
  • The ego is the most destructive thing in the universe.  It works tirelessly to derail you from complete enlightenment and Zen.
  • Listening is one of the most valuable skills you have.  Learn to master it.
  • The quicker you let go of your ego, the quicker everything else falls into place
  • Depression is a term that was created to sell us Prozac. 
  • Those 500 “friends” on Facebook that send you birthday greetings once a year are not your friends
  • What’s good for society may not be necessarily good for you.
  • What’s good for family may not be necessarily good for you
  • There’s no perfection.
  • Complaining is a symptom of your lack of understanding of how the world works.  Fix the root cause, and complaining will go away
  • If you’re not happy, seek change.
  • Dump your smartphone’s data plan.  You don’t need the Internet to follow you at all times.
  • Instead of having weak relationships with 500 “friends”, cultivate 5 strong relationships with real friends.
  • Grass is not always greener on the other side.
  • Exchange your time and money for experiences instead of physical things.
  • The shortcut to happiness is removing emotions from decision making.
  • Put yourself on the line with calculated risks every now and then.  It’s the fastest way to learn about yourself.
  • Capitalism, Marxism, Leninism, socialism, liberalism, conservatism, neo-conservatism are a handful of a billion of ideologies in this world.  Learn what they really stand for, then pick one that benefits yourself.
  • Of all the money I’ve spent on things, travel has the highest ROI.
  • Never take anything personally.  There’s no such thing as a personal attack.
  • People are very egoistic.  To get what you want, you have see how your existence in their lives will make them happy first.
  • I’m happier, smarter, wiser and more confident now that anytime in my past, and I’d never trade for what I know now for my younger years.
  • Hold a grudge against someone with a very good reason.  Let go of the simple shit.
  • You can never, ever please everyone.  Pick your targets and battles with laser precision.
  • The most important thing are your convictions and beliefs.  Lose those and everything crumbles shortly after.

Men & Women:

  • There’s no soul mate.  There’s no infatuation.  There’s no love.  There’s just a biological need to mate with good genes.  Use that as your template for women, and you’ll never be disappointed.
  • A woman’s true currency is her youth and femininity.  Both of which are being devalued at an alarming rate in the West.
  • If you haven’t fucked her (preferably twice, thrice or more), you mean nothing to her and she should mean nothing to you.
  • “A quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” Eastern European proverb.
  • Seduction is never scripted.  Sometimes it’s movie-worthy perfect: the perfect approach; the perfect flirting; the perfect kiss.  Other times it’s messy: too fast escalation, rejected kiss attempts, followed by eventual sex.  Both are better than wondering “what if” home alone on a Friday night.
  • There’s a big difference between persistence and desperation.  Learn the difference and pack an important arsenal in your toolbox.
  • Stay true to the bro code.  A good friendship with a guy is much more important than a random fuck with his chick.
  • “A man truly matures around the age of 40,” Eastern/Central European proverb.
  • Being hungry and horny get you rewarded more often than not.
  • Never be ashamed of escalating quickly in the interaction.  You’re sexual and she’s being weird for not reciprocating.
  • Hint as soon as possible that there’s a good chance you’ll be fucking her soon.
  • “The only thing that matters is that you’re doing something,” from the Brazilian school of game on approaching, and escalating with women.
  • Drop the aloof bullshit when seducing non-American(ized) girls.
  • When you find yourself constantly thinking about a girl, make absolutely sure that she is spending even more time thinking about you.
  • There’s no universal game.
  • When trying to fuck an American(ized) girl, things follow a predictable set of right and wrong steps, with little room for error.  With non-Americans, there’s a lot of grey areas.
  • During seduction, a girl will give you a small window of opportunity to take charge and escalate.  Miss the window, and you’re finished.
  • Easy come, easy go.
  • There’s no perfect approach.
  • A typical conversation with an American(ized) girl is 50% sarcasm, 50% teasing, 0% authenticity, avoiding silent pauses like the plague.  A typical conversation with a non-American girl is 20% verbal seduction, 80% non-verbal seduction, treasuring silent pauses like gold.
  • To best way to keep a girl is to indirectly make her realize that your life continues as before, even with her in it.  Meanwhile, keep fucking her like it’s your last, every single time.
  • Pickup was invented in USA to counteract the evolution of a new species of women who no longer go by their emotions, but instead follow what the media tells them to do.
  • You can’t seduce American women because of their lack of emotional intelligence.
  • Woman’s natural state is when she’s not in control and is led by a strong man.
  • A man settles down when he finds a suitable mother for his children, and when he begins to focus on the accumulation of wealth and assets instead of accumulation of notches.
  • A 32 year old American girl who considers herself “picky” will never make you happy.
  • To fuck an American(ized) girl, tease her with complete abandon, ignore anything she’s telling you, and treat her like an abandoned dog in the poor neighborhood; to fuck a non-American girl, seduce her.
  • Never, ever listen to a woman for what she likes in a man, or wants out of a relationship, etc. 
  • Never, ever take relationship advice from a woman.


  • America is the best place in the world to learn how to make money from nothing.  Once you have money and/or skills to make it, leave and never look back.
  • If I knew what I know now, I would’ve left America when I was 25 or so (instead of 30).
  • Regardless of what everyone says, the end of America is not near.  No one else in the world is innovating like America.  Brazil?  They’re learning how to sell their coffee. China? They’re busy copying America to make cheap shit that will be bought by Americans.  Russia?  They make 80% of earnings by selling oil.
  • Nothing is free in America.  To get the “American dream”, you have to pay your dues first, namely by signing your life away to constant soulless work, and a 30-year mortgage.
  • Come to America with a plan.  Don’t come to America for inspiration or soul-searching.

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James Maverick

James Maverick

James Maverick used to work in a cubicle as a code monkey in Silicon Valley. Then, in 2007, he quit his job and a one-way ticket to Brazil. Ever since, he continued to travel, visiting over 85 countries and living in more than a dozen of them. He loved his location-independent lifestyle and has no plans to live in America.
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