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Traits in young men people look up to

Started this discussion. Last reply by Boondocker Jan 8. 21 Replies

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

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ivan S May 28, 2013. 4 Replies

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

 

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Boondocker replied to Ivan S's discussion Traits in young men people look up to
"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…"
Jan 8
Ivan S replied to Liam Hirst's discussion Turning 16 tomorrow... any advice?
"Hi Liam,   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…"
Dec 7, 2013
StaggerLee replied to Ivan S's discussion Traits in young men people look up to
"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…"
Dec 7, 2013
Nate Thallas replied to Ivan S's discussion Traits in young men people look up to
"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…"
Dec 7, 2013
Eric Howard replied to Ivan S's discussion Traits in young men people look up to
"Nailed it."
Dec 7, 2013
Stephen Jashub Comstock replied to Ivan S's discussion Traits in young men people look up to
"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. 7. Don't…"
Dec 7, 2013
Ivan S replied to RiotReiben's discussion Manly advice for short guys?
"Well said. Like you said, height is not something we can control, but there are other more meaningful aspects we can change that ultimately make us a better person."
Dec 6, 2013
Mike M. replied to Ivan S's discussion Traits in young men people look up to
"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…"
Dec 6, 2013
Carl Monster replied to Ivan S's discussion Traits in young men people look up to
"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."
Dec 6, 2013
Carl Monster replied to Ivan S's discussion Traits in young men people look up to
"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…"
Dec 6, 2013
Rick Shelton replied to Ivan S's discussion Traits in young men people look up to
"Swearing; one of my 'manly' habits I really need to change."
Dec 6, 2013
David F. replied to Ivan S's discussion Traits in young men people look up to
"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…"
Dec 6, 2013
David F. replied to Ivan S's discussion Traits in young men people look up to
"Very well said."
Dec 6, 2013
Ivan S replied to J. G. G.'s discussion Manly Music
"Yeap, they're good!"
Dec 6, 2013
Ivan S replied to Josh Lepik's discussion Hello from Colorado
"Hi josh, I'm 29, too...what an amazing age!! Welcome to AoM and I look forward to exchanging ideas."
Dec 6, 2013
Ivan S replied to Ivan S's discussion Traits in young men people look up to
"Andrew, this list really puts my own behavior in perspective. I couldn’t agree more with every point. You’re right; a man accepts responsibility for his own actions."
Dec 5, 2013

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Working Out, Writing and Reading, Finding new Music, Hanging out, Traveling
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Into the Wild, Tuesdays with Morrie, Dubliners
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American History X, Into the Wild, Back to the Future, Gladiator
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Alternative Rock, particularly Pearl Jam, and R&B
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"We are such stuff as dreams are made on / and our little life is rounded with a sleep" — William Shakespeare

"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
— Edgar Allan Poe

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