Your masculinity is not something that you should be ashamed of. Nowadays, especially with the liberal movement, it almost seems like being a man is something wrong. It is most definitely not! It is a great thing, and you should embrace it.
Even so, like it or not, it takes a lot of guts to be a real man. Cultures worldwide have different views on the matter, but they also have more than enough similarities. There is no absolute general way of characterizing manhood, but certain attributes can never be left out. In this article, we will try to speak a little about how to be a man.
What Lies Within
You start being a man from within the inside. The looks and all the rest come after this aspect. Find out who you truly are and understand your means. You can be a lumberjack who does not shower that often, or you can be a university professor who talks about Jordan Peterson. Both of these situations would still let you be a man.
So, with this being said, there is a wide range of diversity regarding what fits into the “man” agenda. We have an article about how to become a better man if you want to read more.
Being knowledgeable is one of the essential things in your journey of becoming a man. You should have ample knowledge about many diverse subjects, and you should be an expert or somewhat near that regarding one or two topics.
You should also be able to understand to what extent your capabilities can solve certain problems. You should not make a fool of yourself by trying to grasp more than you can. When you make mistakes, there is no more honorable move than admitting your mistake and maybe even saying, “Sorry!” if needed.
There is nothing wrong with making mistakes. The wrong thing would be to now acknowledge it and act as nothing happened. That will stain your reputation.
In regards to ladies, there are lots of perspectives to talk about. In fact, because of the extremely damaging liberal movement, there is not enough space on this web page and time for you to talk all about it. Even so, we will give a few good and efficient insights. You should be respectable at all times. This attitude of respect shall be worn as a means to better yourself before anything else. You should act just like you feel.
If you feel like an honorable person, act respectfully. This is especially true with regard to ladies. We know that not all of them are worthy of respect, but do it for yourself regardless. Be straight to them, and never let them waste your time. If you feel like a lady is not interested, do not push her buttons. Move forward!
Now, in regards to your relationship with other men. This is especially important. You need to bond with other men because this is how you will grow. Men challenge each other professionally and even just for fun. You can also learn from other persons lots of things. Here are some of the most important rules when it comes to male-to-male relations:
- Never date your friend’s sibling without their consent. Never flirt with their girlfriend. Never. It does not matter how well you get with each other or how pretty she is. This is one of the most dishonorable things to do.
- Always share items when requested and, if possible. A good friend will also share back when you are in need.
- Birthday presents are optional. If you really want to make a present, you could go for drinks instead.
- One should never talk to another man at the urinal. One shall never choose the urinal immediately adjacent to another man if there is a farther one available.
- Emojis are a no go. They are for the weak-minded. You can use old school signs if needed.
Now, as a man, we know that there is a whole lot of pressure on you. You have to detect destructive behavior and thoughts and let them go. The life of a man is hard already. You really should not make it harder for yourself. By the contrary! You should make things as smooth as possible. Some cultures put more pressure on men than others.
However, self-love can be learned in any given situation. It is a must-do. A man doesn’t have to be tough at all times. You just need to know that there might be times where you do have to be tough, indeed. If you manage well those times, it is good enough. You are good enough.
Never abuse substances. If you like to smoke or drink occasionally, that is understandable. Make it a pleasant experience, not a thing that your mind obsesses about. We know that some people might consider taking drugs an adventure. We dare tell you that it might cost your life. Stay clean, stay capable!
Yes, the insides do truly matter the most, but you need to step up your looks game as well. This is not coming from a superficial standpoint. Not at all. In fact, it comes from an obligatory point of view. If you are able to improve your body, your looks, and overall social appearance, you have the duty to do it for yourself. You truly do not need to be a muscular beast with a Hollywood smile and use tons of beauty products. These are superficial ways of seeing the matter.
So, let us break the matter down.
- Stay fit! You need to exercise no matter what, if your health allows you to, of course. You have to be an optimal human being. This is not about looks, although they will come and make your life easier. This is about being capable, about being fit. We actually wrote an article about best sports for a Man if you want to check it out.
- Practice good hygiene. Again, there is nothing superficial about this. This is absolutely mandatory from a health perspective and also from a human perspective. You need to respect yourself.
- Wear good-looking clothes. If you are not into fashion, that is okay. In fact, it might be even better. Still, you have to wear clothes that flatter your body. Why would you wear garments that are off by two sizes? It just does not make sense.
We understand that there might be a ton of stereotypical looks lurking around the internet. You might choose to fit into one, or you might not make a conscious choice at all. We do want to let you know that there is a good degree of objectivity in what is presented on screens.
Wanting to be the hottest in Hollywood is indeed superficial. We do not advise that, but we want you to know that not being fit is not okay. It is not healthy. Being fat is not okay. Being lazy is not okay. Why should a human being not be capable of running or jumping?
There is a deep correlation between being fit and finding a good mate for reproduction. People are subconsciously attracted to good genes and want to pass them down. This is a concept that should be embraced, not something that should be left aside in order for lazier people to thrive.
Hey, at the end of the day, you can choose that pizza over the rice and chicken. If you are content with it and do not shove it in people’s faces, it is 100% fine. Just make sure to understand what you are giving up first.
A lot is expected from a capable man. This is not something that should be seen as a burden but rather an honorable responsibility that we bear as men. We need to offer love and protection to our close ones while being almost ice-cold when doing our jobs. Do not get us wrong! You are allowed to have emotions. You should. Let them out if you need to, but the more we accept things as our responsibility, the easier the path gets.
When it comes to the opposite sex, you should never kiss and tell. Keep your relationships intimate. If you brag about your “conquest,” it is a sign of weakness, and you might even get a bad reputation.
Threat your significant other with the most respect possible. You do not need to bother that much with the rest of the women. The most important one is the one that you are going to marry. By this, we do not mean to be disrespectful.
Like we said before, it is important to respect every woman, but you cannot give them all the same amount.