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…"
"Engage his male instinct for problem solving."
Boys and girls are different! Wow, what a novel thought. As much as any fool might wish that to not be true, and go through all manner of fallacious contortions to try to prove…"
Will your Grandkids fight over your leather bag when you're dead? Do people stop you to ask where you got your bag? This group is for people who love their bags, want leather maintenance tips or just want to share their personal bag story.See More
I'm obviously not a gym rat and I'm very ignorant about fitness, but I am trying to improve my health and overall body composition. To skip the point, I'm not certain on how to have a decent workout and what defines someone as physically strong. Though I'm not entirely sure of what I can do (or what my max is), the last amount of weight I've squatted was 205 lbs. which doesn't seem to be a lot since I believe most people can squat twice their weight (I weight 234 lbs. or so). I did 10 reps of…See More
"I liked Milo's link. Some further ramblings:
I think I am more emotionally literate than the average man or woman. My training has been largely with men in all-male contexts. There is a level of honesty that I am sure you…"