Pesach Lattin
Not Your Average Orthodox Jew

Money, Power, and Underage Women: The Dark Side of Andrew Tate’s Hustle Culture

The Evil of the Hustle Culture. Original Artwork by Pesach Lattin

However, his message of materialism and individualism has been criticized by many who see it as a shallow and ultimately empty philosophy.

The rise of hustle culture has been fueled in part by social media, which provides a platform for self-promotion and a means of connecting with like-minded individuals.

Andrew Tate is one of the more disgusting and prominent figures in this world, with over 100,000 followers on Twitter and a large YouTube following. His message is simple: if you want to be successful, you need to work harder and longer than anyone else. Sacrifice your free time, your relationships, and your health in pursuit of your goals, and you will eventually reap the rewards.

But what are the rewards of this approach? Tate and others like him often talk about money, sex with underage women, and power as the ultimate goals, but what do these things really mean?

They are certainly desirable to many people, but they are not inherently meaningful.

Money can buy material possessions and experiences, but it cannot buy happiness or fulfillment.

Status can bring admiration and respect from others, but it can also be a source of anxiety and insecurity. In contrast to the hustle culture, many people are searching for a deeper sense of purpose and meaning in life.

They want to contribute to something larger than themselves, to make a difference in the world, to connect with others in a meaningful way.

As it is written in Koheles, “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:2). The pursuit of temporary pleasures will not bring us true happiness or fulfillment, for they are fleeting and impermanent.

We must remember that our purpose in this world is not to amass wealth and power for ourselves, but to serve a higher purpose. As the Talmud teaches, “The world was created for the sake of acts of loving-kindness” (Sotah 14a). It is through acts of kindness and compassion that we can connect with something greater than ourselves and find true fulfillment.

The Tanya reminds us that our true nature is spiritual and that we are here to fulfill a divine purpose. When we become obsessed with material pursuits, we lose sight of this purpose and become trapped in the illusion of the physical world.

The Tanya teaches that we must cultivate a deep awareness of our spiritual nature in order to find true fulfillment and purpose.

The teachings of Chassidic thought also emphasize the importance of connecting with something greater than ourselves. When we are focused solely on our own needs and desires, we become disconnected from others and from the divine. It is through acts of selflessness and love that we can truly connect with the world around us and find meaning and purpose in our lives.

In contrast to the hustle culture, which encourages us to sacrifice everything for personal gain, the Torah teaches us to prioritize our relationships and our health. We are commanded to love our neighbors as ourselves (Vayikra 19:18) and to take care of our bodies (Devarim 4:15). These commandments remind us that true fulfillment comes not from material possessions, but from the connections we make with others and the care we take of ourselves.

Dear Klal Yisroel, let us not be deceived by the empty promises of the hustle culture.

Instead, let us focus on cultivating a deep sense of purpose and connection to something greater than ourselves, the Ribbono Shel Olam.

Let us prioritize our relationships and our health, and strive to make a positive impact on the world around us. “The righteous person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season, and whose leaf does not wither” (Mishlei 1:3-4).

יהי רצון של הרבונו של עולם שנמצא הגשמה ואושר אמיתיים בחיים האלה ובעולם הבא

About the Author
Pesach “Pace” Lattin is a leading online media expert with over two decades online in creating everything from display networks, affiliate systems, fraud detection companies and online publications. He is also the former founding member of the Secret Service's New York Electronic Crimes Task Force -- and his forensics manual is still the foundation of every Secret Service computer investigation.