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Elspeth
10-03-2015, 01:34 PM
25 Ways to Be a Real Man
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/10/25_ways_to_be_a_real_man.html

...Well, if a modern man is supposed to be a mushy, fashion-conscious crybaby with a melon-baller, then I want no part of it. It's far better to be a real man. So what are the traits of a real man? There are many, and this list isn't comprehensive, but it should be a good start.

A real man:


Has integrity. If he gives you his word on something – or shakes on it – then you can put it in the bank. A real man does what he says he's going to do.
Treats people with dignity and respect. He adheres to the Golden Rule: treat others as you would have them treat you. All people get the same treatment, whether he needs something from them or not.
Respects women. For a real man, chivalry is not dead. He will open a door for a woman, give up his seat for a woman, and never, ever abuse a woman.
Has principles and a moral compass. The real man knows that there are objective truths. He makes decisions based on them, conducts himself according to them, judges the character of others based on them, and won't compromise them.
Is not afraid to take a stand. He is not a "yes man" at work or anywhere else, nor is he difficult just for the sake of being difficult. However, he's not afraid to express his opinion.
Loves and supports his family. A real man understands that he can't abandon his responsibility to provide for his family. He doesn't have to do it alone…but he needs to be in the game.
Is willing to fight. The real man should be slow to anger, but he understands that sometimes, he has to fight, whether it's figuratively in a courtroom, boardroom, or some other setting, or physically on the street. He will protect his family from harm or die trying.
Has some martial arts training. Maybe he wrestled in high school, learned to box in a local gym, or competed in karate, judo, or some other art. It all counts.
Understands the gun. He respects the pistol and rifle, and he knows how to use them safely and effectively.
Reads. The real man doesn't have to be a top-flight intellectual, but he isn't afraid to read a book every once in a while, and he knows what's going on in the world.
Doesn't keep a diary. Unless he's an important political or military figure, a great scientist, a modern-day explorer, leading businessman, or some other figure of historical significance, the real man knows that most of his day-to-day life isn't worth writing down. If he wants to write out a diary to "explore his feelings," then he might not qualify as a real man.
Isn't afraid of his emotions, but knows how to control them. The real man is not a crybaby. He can cry over something major, like the death of a close friend or family member. Aside from that, there aren't many reasons to pull a John Boehner.
Has some mechanical ability. The real man can do things like change the oil and filters in his car (or better yet, his truck), use – and repair – a lawnmower, change a flat tire, hang a ceiling fan, and do some basic plumbing work or similar things.
Knows how to use tools. Related to number 12 above, the real man knows how to turn a wrench, drive a nail, and cut wood. He doesn't need to be a master carpenter, but he should have some basic skills.
Knows how to back a trailer.
Isn't afraid of manual labor. A real man can be in a white-collar or blue-collar profession. For those in white-collar jobs, it's important to have done – and continue to do – some work with their hands and their backs.
Has self-discipline and self-control. Whether it's his job, diet, exercise routine, personal finances, or other elements within his personal control, a real man knows how to stay on track. He's not a prude, but he does know when to conduct himself in a more dignified manner…and when it's okay to loosen up.
Loves a good steak.
Isn't afraid of a good cigar and a glass of whiskey.
Knows how to hunt or fish. He also knows how to clean and prepare the game or fish he takes.
Is not a narcissist. He is not overly introspective, and he understands that there are things larger than himself.
Knows what the term "inalienable rights" means, and what those rights are for every individual.
Takes his work seriously, and strives to be the best he can be.
Understands that the world owes him nothing. After reaching adulthood, the real man understands that he is entitled only to what he can earn. Anything else is a gift, for which he should be appreciative.
Doesn't pretend he's something he's not.



While this nation's future might rest with the modern man, its greatness most certainly rests upon the shoulders of the real man. We need more of the latter.

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ABC
10-03-2015, 02:16 PM
25 Ways to Be a Real Man
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/10/25_ways_to_be_a_real_man.html

...Well, if a modern man is supposed to be a mushy, fashion-conscious crybaby with a melon-baller, then I want no part of it. It's far better to be a real man. So what are the traits of a real man? There are many, and this list isn't comprehensive, but it should be a good start.

:applause: :applause: :applause:

To both Craig Dunkley of American Thinker ...

And to you for posting it!

I could care less whether MR. ABC knows my shoe size or not. ... wouldn't let him choose and buy them for me anyway!!!

As for him being able to make much use out of a melon-baller? ...

He would probably think that the thing was a ridiculously, far too tiny, ice-cream scoop!!! :biggrin-new:

Elspeth
10-03-2015, 05:59 PM
I am so sick of the media pushing the "Girlyman" thing. I've have had it!

I like my men MEN, not metrosexuals.

ralph wiggum
10-03-2015, 06:28 PM
Nice...Ralphie cannot do all, but a great list.

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noonwitch
10-05-2015, 09:27 AM
I am so sick of the media pushing the "Girlyman" thing. I've have had it!

I like my men MEN, not metrosexuals.


I like metrosexuals when they are cutting my hair or ringing up my purchases at Macys (although Macys is slowly replacing them with sari-wearing Indian women) or are my 20 something young coworkers. I don't want to date or marry them.

RobJohnson
10-06-2015, 07:09 AM
Nice...Ralphie cannot do all, but a great list.

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Why do you hate steak?

RobJohnson
10-06-2015, 07:14 AM
Every thing on the list fits me with one exception:


Isn't afraid of a good cigar and a glass of whiskey.

I'm not a fan of smoking, even if it's a cigar.

I have a white collar job that is full of blue collar duties. I'm always damaging my dress shirts or pants at work. I rarely wear a tie anymore as we have evolved from that at work for the most part, unless we know company is coming.

Retread
10-06-2015, 03:35 PM
Retread exceptions (and why)
Has some martial arts training:
Not unless you include the ‘stand up and give and take it’ kind of attitude when a punk comes after you in school. Always wanted to but was too much into working and raising a family before the training became available for all us regular folks.

Isn't afraid of a good cigar and a glass of whiskey:
Oh for the olden times before heart problems, pace makers and pulmonologists. I would be enjoying cigars today if everybody I know from the wife and kids to four doctors would have it so but that became a very solid no-no on Nov 7 2008.
I also found out very early on that I do enjoy good whiskey but cannot stand the standard bar whiskey. I mean Glenlivet, Chivas Regal and the like go down the throat like warm river water and sooth the nerves. I like it so well I decided never to allow myself the opportunity to participate as I knew I would over-indulge.

noonwitch
10-06-2015, 04:00 PM
Retread exceptions (and why)
Has some martial arts training:
Not unless you include the ‘stand up and give and take it’ kind of attitude when a punk comes after you in school. Always wanted to but was too much into working and raising a family before the training became available for all us regular folks.

Isn't afraid of a good cigar and a glass of whiskey:
Oh for the olden times before heart problems, pace makers and pulmonologists. I would be enjoying cigars today if everybody I know from the wife and kids to four doctors would have it so but that became a very solid no-no on Nov 7 2008.
I also found out very early on that I do enjoy good whiskey but cannot stand the standard bar whiskey. I mean Glenlivet, Chivas Regal and the like go down the throat like warm river water and sooth the nerves. I like it so well I decided never to allow myself the opportunity to participate as I knew I would over-indulge.

My dad was a Chivas man. He used to go to a place in Chicago (Zimmerman's) to buy it in bulk, so he wouldn't have to pay the MI sales tax on it. He got sober about 20 years ago, just before my sister's wedding. He still paid the bar bill at the end of the night.