Embarassing Someone for Higher Gain: Who's Right?
I have recently finished the 50th Law, and I have come across an interesting dilemma in this reading.
In Chapter Six, 50 Cent talks about exerting authority and power to gather people under your control and lead them. When one gets at the front of the line and governs by example of his beliefs, he becomes stronger and more respected in the eyes of his followers.
Greene does throw out an example of exerting authority through public embarrassment. As he said, the great film director John Ford would govern his films with a ruthless attitude. He would tell the actors very little of what they should do, and if they went out of line or didn't do what he wanted them to, he would publicly humiliate them and make them an example of what happens if you oppose him. The end result was that more people wanted to be in his films, and he never lost his touch with success.
On the other side of the aisle, I had seen a thread on here where a guy was angry about what a girl did to her. So, in an effort to punish and humiliate her, he released extremely unflattering photos of her. Although what he tried doing afterwards was bad, and this may be a bad example, I do have my thoughts on this. I've learned from here that you should never aim to humiliate a woman in public. Humiliation and embarrassment is a pure AFC move, and anyone who does it has problems. If she does anger you, the options are either a cold shoulder or a neg.
Now that I have read Greene's example, I am now curious. What if interest is not what you are looking for? What if you are aiming to prove to others that you are not to be trifled with, that you are a strong alpha male who will not be thrown under by any simple lady? In this case, should you make an example out of her, or should you stick with the general pua philosophy and still work attraction game on her?
In short, who is right here when it comes to improving your status? Robert Greene and 50 Cent, or the Pick-Up Artists?
"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time." - Malcolm X