It is an amazing thing. Like you said, there is no other way to get there than to put in the work. Something most men will never do. That's why online/app game will probably always be a waste of time to me even though it can obviously work. Because when you meet the woman in person either there's chemistry or not. I'd rather find that out right away to save time overall.
I totally agree with you bro! I'm sure you guys may know by now, that it is no secret how much i despise that "i'm too cool for school" attitude coming from AFC chodes, naturals, and even other puas that i'm out in the field with. As i said before..this is the reason why most guys don't do daygame, why guys leave sets too early (premature ejectulation), why guys don't re-apprach girls after a rejection (ie you can re-approach a girl as much as up to "4 times rule", from Alex Social
), and why guys don't chase after a girl once she walks away (when a girl physically demonstrates some initial resistance).
I will confess that i did study pickup and theory for about 2 years, from 2012 to 2013. And i didn't really take any action during that 2 year period. But from 2014 to now..i went out consistently, took this shit very seriously, and took action. There is no way that a guy who only studies theory, could ever be prepared to deal with the random and unpredictable shit that happens in the field. He simply doesn't have the real life reference experiences to handle it comfortably, and his inner-state just isn't conditioned by any means to stay grounded and centered when girls will throw tons of bullshit at him during an entire day or night of approaching girls. Not only that..but there's cockblockers too that you will have to deal with on a constant basis (men and women cockblockers). Sometimes even the girls' pets cockblock you! LOL
And then there are authority figures (like mall security guards, store managers, bartenders, waiters, cops, etc...) that will try to stop you from talking to pretty women along your journey. I can tell you from experience that thoery can't prepare you for any of that shit. In the beginning of my pickup career..i got kicked out of malls, stores, bars, and restaurants. Several chicks threatened physical harm to me, whether she was the one who was going to do it or someone else that she knows was going to cause me physical harm. I had a group of girls that i met on the street and went on an insta-date with one time..they all laughed at me and made fun of me (right to my face, while i was still sitting at the table with them)..because i ran out of state while we all were sitting at a table at a restaurant together (3 black chicks, and myself). I was so far inside of my head that i could barely utter out an audible sentence, and they thought that i was either weird, slow, or retarded. Lol These are all the kind of things that i had to go through to acquire the skills that i have at my possession now. And theory didn't really prepare me for any of that. Now once i started to get the hang of picking up girls after gaining alot of reference experiences in the field..that's when the theory stuff actually helped me out.