When he turned 29, he resolved to leave his hometown, move back to Asia, have his cousins introduce him to someone overseas, and live out the rest of his life there.I'm going to tell you the story of an Asian American man.
In short, he gave up.
He grew up a major metropolitan center in the US. His parents were divorced when he was pretty young, and being that his family was never really well off financially in the first place, this situation forced him to enter the work force when he was 15.
He worked his ass off to help pay for groceries and other basic life necessities, and developed a pretty good work ethic-- the work ethic that his mother lived her life with, and the very same work ethic which she expected of him and hung over his head relentlessly.
Being unable to afford college tuition, he had to work 30 hours per week in order to pay for the diploma which his mother coveted, and which he was obliged to acquire out of duty to his family. "If I could only get through college, I could get a stable job and finally not have to worry about money."
So he put his head down, did what needed to be done, and paid his way through college. He got the job that he was looking for, and climbed the corporate ladder to get himself a nice fat paycheck, a healthy savings account, a nice apartment and even a retirement plan.
He had everything he thought he wanted, until he woke up at the age of 29 and had no women in his life, and practically no A-game when it came to meeting ladies.
More on that later (after the jump)...
Second chances are special because you don't often get them.
Can you remember the time that you let that hot-looking woman pass you by, and you just stood there, speechless, and completely frozen, unable to go up to her and confidently say, "Hi" ? What about that girl that you sat across the room from in freshman Bio... a whole semester went by, you didn't have the nerve to ask her out on a date.
Then, when she returned to campus after winter break, you discovered that she found a new boyfriend back home during the break. Or that time that you were "hanging out" with a girl that you liked, and the vibe was there, and she was alone with you, but instead of going in for the kiss or showing your direct romantic interest in her, you chickened out and just gave her a hug?!
Situations like these are gut wrenching because they leave you feeling helpless-- almost as if there's nothing you can do about it. That's what the guy in the first paragraph thought, and when he turned 29, he resolved to leave his hometown, move back to Asia, have his cousins introduce him to someone overseas, and live out the rest of his life there. In short, he gave up.
Luckily, while he was there, he received an email message from one of his friends who was in the middle of taking an ABCs of Attraction bootcamp, and the romantic adventures and success that ensued.
Looking at this as a way to have a second chance at what he had failed at for his whole life, he took the bootcamp, found the romance he was looking for, and is now one of my best bootcamp instructors in the New York area.
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