You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman. –John Wayne (McLintock!)
Being good at being a man, ‘tis a skill and a pursuit lost on males today. We want to be good men before we learn how to be men.
What is being good at being a man?
Well, forget goodness, and focus only on manliness.
Men are protectors and providers. You must have the aptitude to protect. That is, learn how to fight and learn how to use a gun.
Choose one discipline, then get really good at it. Box, kickbox, learn Brazilian Jiu-Jistu or Judo. A part of being a man is learning how to protect those who depend on you and learning how to kill those who threated you, your family, or your way of life.
Men have grit, they possess a toughness that mere males don’t have. They’re willing to do what must be done even if it comes at their detriment or downfall. Get in a fight for the sake of getting in a fight. Add habits to your daily routine that make you tougher and remove those that weaken you, like TV or porn or sleeping in.
The world isn’t a nice place if you get the guts to truly get out there in it. It’s ruthless. You realize this when you see wolves take down an elk or a bear take down a doe. I’ll leave you with far better advice than I could ever give…
And he said, “Son, this world is rough
And if a man’s gonna make it, he’s gotta be tough
And I knew I wouldn’t be there to help ya along
So I give ya that name and I said goodbye
I knew you’d have to get tough or die
And it’s the name that helped to make you strong”
He said, “Now you just fought one hell of a fight
And I know you hate me, and you got the right
To kill me now, and I wouldn’t blame you if you do
But ya ought to thank me, before I die
For the gravel in ya guts and the spit in ya eye
‘Cause I’m the son-of-a-bitch that named you Sue”