Do People Tell You You’re Wasting Your Time Studying Seduction?

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rocketship_3.jpgI know when I first began reading books on social dynamics many years ago, I had a large number of people laugh at me and tell me this was shit that couldn’t be taught. They told me I was wasting my time. They called it bullshit… said I’m buying into fairytales… told me I’m better off concentrating on making money and working out…. hahaha…

If you’re doubting yourself and the cababilities you possess take a glance over this list of quotes from people who thought they knew what they were talking about.

Remember people love to impose their limitations on you!

Things that will never happen:

“Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances.
Dr. Lee DeForest, “Father of Radio &Grandfather of Television.”

“The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives.”
Admiral William Leahy, US Atomic Bomb Project

“There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.”
Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923

“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.”
Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers .”
Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

“I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the
best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t
last out the year.”
The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957

“But what .. is it good for?” commenting on the microchip.
Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968,

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.”
Bill Gates, 1981

“This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a
means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us,”
Western Union internal memo, 1876.

“The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value.
Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?”
in response to urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.
David Sarnoff’ Associates.

“The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better
than a ‘C’, the idea must be feasible,”
A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service.
(Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

“I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falls on his face, not Gary Cooper,”
Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in
Gone With The Wind.

“A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say
America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make,”
Response to Debbi Fields’ idea of starting Mrs. Fields’ Cookies.

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out,”
Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible,”
Lord Kelvin, president Royal Society, 1895.

“If I had thought about it, I wouldn’t have done the experiment.
The literature was full of examples that said you can’t do this,”
Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives
for 3-M “Post-It” Notepads.

“Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil?
You’re crazy,”
Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil, 1859.

“Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.”
Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929.

“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value,”
Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre, France.

“Everything that can be invented has been invented,”
Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899.

“The super computer is technologically impossible. It would take all of the
water that flows over Niagara Falls to cool the heat generated by the number
of vacuum tubes required.”
Professor of Electrical Engineering, New York University.

“I don’t know what use any one could find for a machine that would make
copies of documents. It certainly couldn’t be a feasible business by itself.
the head of IBM, refusing to back the idea, forcing the inventor to
found Xerox.

“Louis Pasteur’s theory of germs is ridiculous fiction.”
Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872.

“The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the
intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon,”
Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to QueenVictoria 1873.

And last but not least…

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
Ken Olson, president, chairman, founder of Digital Equipment Corp. 1977.


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11 Comments

  1. roman123

    February 27, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Man people are seriously fucked up.

    i don’t mean to offend anybody but wtf?

    all this people were probably confident enough to say their opinion outloud not caring what anybody else thought.

    this just proves that we can do anything we want if we just put our mind to it.

    even if it sounds fuking crazy.

    than we can have the nice feeling of satisfaction of proven the person wrong haha

  2. MilfLover

    February 27, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Bobby you forgot:

    “No Tommy, that thing is too big, it will never fit.” -Pamela Anderson

    The flip side is and one of my favorites:

    “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” -W. Clement Stone

  3. FredEx

    February 27, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    is it me, or does this article make you wanna go out and start a revolution.. lol
    or maybe not a revolution, but at least go out and prove a mother fucker wrong somehow.

  4. Thumbs

    February 27, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Thats the world man, it goes to the concept that people are afraid of what they dont understand

  5. Killswitch

    February 27, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    yup..I completely agree. This world is full of people who try to keep you down when you’re trying to do something positive. All we got to do is keep going forward and pay no attention to the crap.

  6. Seraf24

    February 28, 2008 at 12:33 am

    I’ve had people tell me what I’m learning is bull shit. They don’t believe in this stuff.

    I have found some success with it. That is how I know if I keep working hard at it my success will continue to grow.

    Another Example: Gilbert Arenas, All-Star Guard for the Washington Wizards wears the number “Zero” because they once told him Zero was the number of minutes he would play in the NBA.

    He became an All-Star through hard work.

    -Seraf

  7. Thumbs

    February 28, 2008 at 3:01 am

    Touche touche gotta keep it going

  8. evilwoobie

    February 28, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Reading and formulating your own concept of what’s supposed to be done is the best way to go about this seduction thing. Learning more means you’re not dead yet. These quotes are priceless. Scoffing at new concepts, never considering that they could be wrong… it’s funny. it’s just people’s way of retaining authority over a concept. Humility in all things, including the art of making love, is still the secret to being the authority in anything.

    evilwoobie’s last blog post..Making things BLOOM in Cambodia

  9. aLpHa_kaY. A.K.A: Kevin

    February 28, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    @ roman123: Dito.

    “When you decide that you can be something, you can be it.”
    Forgot where i got this quote, but this world are full of leeches, snakes and other shit that will pull you down.

    Great inventions such as the light bulb and the t.v, who thought they were impossible?

    This article reminds me of the book “the secret” somehow, but the whole concept of putting your mind into it, is a form of optimistic beliefs. And you can achieve it. Nothing will stop you , if you keep pushing yourself, and know you’re gonna make it.
    If you closely think about it, thats what makes people successful.

    A nice post Bobby, it makes me think..as FredEx would say..A revolution! lool
    But seriously, it just shows that people cannot make assumptions of the future – negative assumptions especially.

    Pzz

  10. Roosh

    February 29, 2008 at 12:27 am

    These quotes also drive in how important desire is to getting something.

    Roosh’s last blog post..Love At First Sight

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