What does it mean to be a man? - Deepstash
What does it mean to be a man?

What does it mean to be a man?

John Donovan, author of "The way of man", says masculinity is a combination of 4 traits: honour, strength, courage & mastery. Vincent Harinam proposes a similar triad:

  1. Courage: being afraid of doing something but doing it anyway
  2. Personal Responsibility, verging on extreme ownership: taking responsibility for not only your problems but group and family also.
  3. Conquest: having a goal bigger than yourself

All of the above are based on the meta-skill of emotional control. Does not matter how you feel when you get up in the morning .... there is a job to be done, and real men do it.


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