4 Crucial Virtues Of All Self-respecting Men
One of my newest favorite books is The Way Of Men, by Jack Donnovan It will be especially useful to you if (like me) you grew up without a father figure. My dad was working 14-16 hours a day, 7 days...
One of my newest favorite books is The Way Of Men, by Jack Donnovan
It will be especially useful to you if (like me) you grew up without a father figure.
My dad was working 14-16 hours a day, 7 days a week and never spent time with me. Now that I’m 21 for the 11th time, I realize his absence left me with many questions about my role as a man in this world.
Anyway, where was I?
Oh yeah, The Way Of Men.
One interesting concept inside are the 4 Tactical Virtues that make you good at being a man (which is different than being a good man.) Here they are, along with some basic ‘splaining:
Modern society has eliminated the need for strength. When no animal or enemy tribe is going to kill you, you as a man doesn’t have to be strong.
However, this doesn’t stop us from marvelling at displays of strength.
And, unlike women, we prefer a muscular body because we equate muscles with strength.
You might have heard me talk about my dating adventures.
In my biased opinion, nothing better separates the two genders than a man’s ability to approach, and flirt with a woman he finds attractive. Women can’t approach since they lack the courage and mainly fantasize about their crush hitting on them. It’s mens’ duty to approach.
Of course, courage can manifest in other areas as well.
If you want a raise, you need to be courageous enough to ask for it. If somebody is annoying the hell out of you in a cafe, you need to be courageous enough to tell them to shut up. Even building a bizness takes a lot of guts - aka courage
I’m not sure about women, but men always stand in awe when mastery is displayed.
For example, many guys have been impressed with my writing skills. And it makes sense if you think about it. I’ve practiced this skill for 10+ years. So, when they read my articles and emails, they see a master at work and are impressed.
The interesting thing about mastery is that most people can become masters. But they’re not willing to put in the time, effort and energy. As a result, they prefer standing on the sidelines, cheering their favorite “athlete”
This is a deep subject and the best way I can put it is this: Honor is the opinion men in your team (or gang, as Jack likes to call it) have about you.
If your team holds you in high regard, the more honorable you are. If you don’t care about what other, high-quality men think about you, then you’re not honorable.
Anyway, in my biased opinion, the most important virtue to develop is strength.
First of all, it’s easy. Give me 45-60 minutes, 3-4 times per week and I can make any guy stronger. In the process I’ll also give him a body he can be proud of.
Secondly, strength supports the other 3 virtues.
You need strength to ignore your ego and be courageous.
You need strength of character to be disciplined enough to attain mastery.
And if you can lift a car, you’ll gain the respect of other men. You’ll also crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women.
On a more serious note, a strong man is a man others can depend on. When others depend on you, and provided you don’t let them down, they’ll respect you (whether they like you or not.)
Anyway, I predict the next decade will be very interesting for all men.
If you want to be at your best, focus on the 4 tactical virtues.
And, in my biased opinion, you should start by becoming stronger. When you do so, you’ll build muscle, gain an impressive physique and find it easier to cultivate the other 3 virtues.
If strength and getting a nice body are goals you’ve struggled with in the past, then make sure you grab my free report today:
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Fotis Chatzinicolaou has been helping men over 35 build muscle, lose the gut and get a body they can be proud of for nearly a decade now.