Re: Life, Death, and the PUA. What to do?
As Slowly said, hide the darkness. Sharing your problems with the world is not going to ease your pain anymore. All anybody is going to tell you when you give them your bad news is "I'm sorry". What the hell are they sorry for? They didn't do anything, and they surely shouldn't be apologizing because God decided that this month was not going to be your lucky time of the year. In the end, you're better off just keeping it to your family and close friends.
The point you brought up about the art and the lifestyle colliding is very interesting. Personally, I believe that once you get involved in the game, it becomes your lifestyle. You work to change your very essence and who you are, and in the end you come out as a completely different person. I now find that in negative situations, where I would have reacted negatively before, I now react in a manner that gives me the best outcome. I am now a completely different person, and so far this change has not been a short lived or false one.
"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