Having trouble sleeping (this usually happens the first couple of days on Europe) but wanted to record my thoughts before I forget them.
1) There seems to be more blondes in Gdansk (at the airport anyway) than I recall there were in Poznan. And there seems to be more blondes in Poznan than there are in Lublin (though that may be due to the foreign student population mentioned by Roosh and others). It may also be due to geography, since Lublin is closer to Ukraine and Romania than Germany and Scandinavia.
2) Beta male game seems to be more prevalent and successful here than anywhere else I've been. That's based on walking around last night and observing multiple couples holding hands, guys wrapping themselves around girls, and one couple making out in public near the romantic Lublin castle.
3) Locals are more than happy to help lost foreigners. While I was getting lost going from Lublin airport to the city center, one local guy approached me to help (I didn't even ask him) and another guy I approached was also quite helpful, even though he spoke little English.
4) Nobody faults poor Poles for going to places like the UK to find a better job market, but I'm catching flak from my friends and family for considering doing the same to find a better sexual market. Why? That's the feminine imperative that Rollo Tomassi mentioned at work.
Imagine saying the following to a poor Mexican considering going to the US:
"You're not man enough to make it in Mexico."
"Mexico isn't that bad. Just try really hard."
"Based on the news, which I don't question, it seems Americans don't like Mexicans. Therefore, you should not take the risk of going there to improve your lot."
5) Nobody (at least in America) seems to believe in the Money Mustache method of early retirement. I think this is the feminine imperative at work, if not at least a blue pill mindset.
"Everyone else retires in their sixties, so you should too, regardless of the math. We can't have productive people quit the system. Don't you want more money anyway? Don't you know money buys happiness at any cost?"
6) Everyone is hoping I'll fail (well, almost everyone, except those taking similar risks). Not explicitly, but implicitly, through there attempts to poke holes and withhold encouragement. It really is as Roosh says. Nobody wants to see someone rise at a faster pace than themselves. Nobody wants to see someone take a risk they wouldn't, and possibly succeed. Their egos need justification as to why they should not take the risk, and your failure would be their vindication.
7) What's the point of pursuing money at the expense of other life goals, such as raising a family, etc? Nobody gets to have it all, despite what the left is trying to do (by taking it from others - and no, the playing field will never be completely level, because people are different).
No, everyone gets a limited set of resources, strengths, and weaknesses, and it is - and always will be - up to them to make the most of it. That will involve choices and sacrifices.
8) I'm on the road less traveled. I think that's a Robert Frost poem. If I recall correctly, the point of the poem is to show that the road road less traveled can be more rewarding.
9) People think I'm cheap for the sake of being cheap. No, I'm just saving for one of the most expensive things you can buy - freedom. Ironically, most Americans are too lazy to do so, despite espousing "freedom" any chance they get. Talk is cheap.
10) Lublin seems to be on the poorer side of Poland, as Roosh said. It may be the proper compromise between Western stability and Eastern opportunity (the US being stable, the Ukraine being a place of opportunity/danger). If I recall correctly the Chinese words for danger and opportunity are related or similar, which makes sense if you think about what finance calls the risk/reward curve.