Hi all, just me again. We've gathered an incredible group of people in this group, and we've discussed some of the bigger and smaller philosophical (and sociological) questions. I thought that in order to strenghen our identity as one of the main groups here at AoM, it would be an interesting excercise to come up with a motto. So, have any of you got an suggestions?
The reason I ask, is that I was thinking back to my school days this weekend, and remembered my old school motto...Fiat Lux (Let there be light). I've always had a fondness for that motto, even though as a teenager, I never gave it much thought. It's one of those things that you learn to appreciate with age, I suppose.
Since this site only exists for males trying to be improve themselves, and be men, something along the lines of self-improvement would work. If we want the motto to be in Latin, then I offer the following:
Nosce te ipsum(Know yourself)
Mens sana in corpore sano (A healthy mind in a healthy body)
I like merda taurorum animas conturbit and aude sapere. I think the motto should be able to encompass a man's pursuit of confidence through intellectual and philosophical curiosity, some personality, and a laborious effort to build an understanding of things. Kinda like: no pain, no gain for the brain.
Carpe diem just makes me want to shut off my computer, so I can go out and build a bridge in Ghana. Nosce te ipsum is too abstract; people may not get it.
It's tough to make a final call. I can settle for aude sapere. It's like a challenge we must man up to.
"No John, I've always been curious to see how others think about cultural stuff, that's all. Actually much of what is said around the site is interesting to me, and even useful (pragmatic stuff like "how to", parenting…"
There are groups on this site for fatherhood, but this one is specific for that special relationship that exists between fathers and sons. Feel free to discuss matters relating to your relationship with your boy, your pop, or a guy who filled either role for you.Enjoy and God bless!See More
Let me start off with a hello to the group. I've been a long time lurker and this will be my first post.Onward.I'm a father of two. A daughter of 8 and a son of 5. Five and a half if you were to ask him.Up to this point in our children's lives, their exposure to sports was limited to gymnastic lessons, until a few weeks ago when we became a soccer family.Tonight at soccer practice my son had a pretty big meltdown which I would love to shrug off as a one time event, but being his father, I have…See More
"In my trunk I have an 18th century tent, a Boy Scout cot, two wool blankets, a sleeping bag, a mallet for tent spikes, rope, a flat of bottled water and a first aid kit. I suppose there's a spare tire and tire iron in there somewhere, too."