Hi everyone, a few days ago I was having a conversation with a friend. She said how she liked the fact I'm not into expensive cars or clothes and such and prefer to spend my money traveling. I always…Continue
Hi everyone, my name is Ivan; I registered a few months ago, after I came across AoM's “Must Read Books” list, which I found it pretty adequate. I guess the reason I’m here is to hang out and have…Continue
"It looks to me like the traits we admire in young can be summed up in the words virtue. The root word of virtue is the Latin word "Vir", which means manliness. interestingly, to me at least, I discovered this site while doing…"
Turning 16 is a pivotal moment in a young man’s life, at least it was in mine. You’re at a moment in which you’re trying to discover who you are. I believe you should cut yourself some slack, though; you’re…"
"There a many great traits listed here to take into ones character. All I can really add is a healthy dose of humility. The ability to say, "I don't know everything and believe you have something worth while to teach me," goes a very…"
"Conviction-Stick to your guns, whether it be your beliefs, values, personal style, or what have you. Trends, politics, what is "cool" are constantly in flux, and younger men are especially vulnerable to this, having perhaps not found their…"
"1. Learn to be quiet. 2. Show respect to authority instead of rebellion.
3. Don't idolize wannabe gangsters.
4. Work your butt off. Earn your bread.
5. Exhibit adherence to your values.
6. Do what you say and say what you mean.
"To me, the situation is also relevant. Part of what you (should) learn as you grow up, which, it seems to me, is decreasingly appreciated in our culture these days, is that different situations have different standards of behavior.
When I get…"
"To me, cussing when you bang your head or get cut off by another driver is healthy.
But walking along in a public place, loudly dropping the f bomb when all I really mean is "gee", is not manly, it's coarse."
"It's one thing reading to pass the time, such as on a train. The Norman Rockwell is from a time when men were not expected to be especially interactive with their families; I don't see that as anything to emulate either, but then this post…"
"I saw a great photo of everyone on the tram reading a the newspaper with a note about how anti social it is. I have also seen a Norman Rockwell painting showing the Man of the house reading a newspaper at the dinner table.
I do agree that…"
Since you wanted anecdotes from other faiths, and none have been forthcoming, I have some for you:
1. In Taiwan, people routinely go onto the street outside of their apartment building with a little rolling metal can, about the…"
"I feel like the question of where everything came from is about the most meaningless question to human life as we could think of. The lack of an answer to that question does not justify religion and it doesn't justify the scientific…"
"Just a few months ago, I actually saw a couple of guys go into a Lowe's sans shirts. No one said anything and I actually saw them in the checkout line almost 30 minutes later. I figured that with my luck, I would definitely be asked…"
"Completely agree, but hate the sunburn too. Obviously showering is a shirtless experience, but my favorite experience in the sun has always been an outdoor/roofless shower on the south side of a beach or lake house. Great way to wake up…"
"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.See More
"New to this group. I'm thinking of also joining the Christian group to participate in their discussions. Not to cause trouble or anything, just to have a genuine discussion about their beliefs with them. Being an ex-christian myself, I harbor…"