The Tao of Badass is a revolutionary program for men, written by a guy called Joshua Pellicer.
It’s a program which purports to be able to boost men’s confidence through using psychological strategies and techniques to increase their social skills, enabling them to approach women, and allowing them to establish relationships, or, if that’s what they’re looking for, to enable them to seduce women for one night stands as often as they wish.
The obvious question is: “Does it work?”
Well, that’s an interesting question. Over the years, the “pickup artist” community, or so-called “seduction community”, on the Internet, has put forward both many sex and relationship gurus and many online programs for sale.
The epitome of online gurus was Mystery, a man who was investigated by Neil Strauss when he joined the community and studied with them, eventually writing a book of his experiences called “The Game“.
Neil Strauss has a lot of salient and important things to say about the seduction community, which I could sum up, perhaps, by saying that he describes the activities of the men in this community in a way that makes them sound like a bunch of scared little boys!
And of course, in one sense they really are scared little boys, because any man who was feeling masculine and strong, and who had a great deal of confidence with women, would not be looking to a so-called seduction community, and Internet forums, or an online program, to develop enough confidence to go out with women.
He would simply be doing it.
So I’m not belittling or denying the need for information for men to gain skills in dating and sexual seduction, what I’m saying is there that is a question over whether or not an online community on the Internet is the place where these skills are best acquired.
Having said all that, what’s different about the Tao of Badass is that it has a certain level of authenticity and plausibility about it that some of these programs lack. The Tao Bass is based on strong psychological principles, and whether you think there are manipulative or not is irrelevant — they work.
Human nature being what it is, there are always been people in every generation who have identified the skills and techniques that are necessary to manipulate the behavior of others. A very good example of this would be the skill of con merchants and con artists, who undoubtedly have an unerring ability to spot the “mark”, as the target is known, and then to swoop into “the kill”, using certain strategies and techniques that will be known to anybody who’s fallen prey to a conman!
Obviously supreme confidence is one of the most important techniques are hallmarks of con merchants when they approached the “mark”, and so it is for a man who was attempting to to seduce a woman.
You see, the thing is women like confidence more than any other attribute or quality in Amman. Any man therefore who lacks confidence, approaching women can be difficult or challenging, and any set of skills that he can get that help him to do this will clearly be to his advantage. Using the techniques of psychoneurology, neurolinguistic programming, and hypnosis,
Joshua Pellicer has set out a program which actually gives sound and reliable information to men who want to seduce – and even more importantly, perhaps, simply talk to women.
Whether this is “manipulation” is open to question. What I can tell you is that the reports of men in my therapy group who have practiced these techniques strongly suggest that the techniques can be really helpful in boosting confidence and overcoming that difficult and awkward moment where you can approach a woman and realize that actually you have nothing to say.
Now, having said that, the question is – what sort of woman you going to be able to seduce using a set of techniques and tips drawn from as pre-programmed strategy guide that many other men have bought (and presumably used)?
Well, I think that’s a patronizing viewpoint, because every relationship has to start somewhere, and we all find the person who is ideal for us in terms of our equivalent level of social skill, knowledge and experience.
The Tao Of Badass
One of the things that guys looking for a relationship tend to overlook is that most women are just as insecure and lacking in confidence as they are, and so to shift the focus of attention from the man to the woman may be very helpful in an producing a shift in internal perception and belief about his strength capacity and masculinity in a relationship.
My suggestion to you is that if you’re a man who’s got a fear of intimacy, then overcoming the anxiety associated with approaching women can be really quite challenging — I think that’s another place where a strategy and set program of techniques such as the dao of badas can be really helpful.
It’s not that it’s going to sustain your way through a relationship, but it’s certainly going to make the initial approach to a woman much easier.
After all, we are all social creatures, and we all need interaction with other human beings. Experiencing a fear of intimacy that keeps you apart from people and deprives you of a healthy sex life is a very deeply depressing experience, and so, yes, I have to say that I support programs such as this one.