I've been an ardent admirer of the email updates from A of M for quite some time. The more articles I read, the more I felt like people were discussing the way my grandfather lived and the legacy he…Continue
"Interesting thread. I think it can add to character if the foundations of a considerate gent are already laid. Smoking etiquette, esp considering non-smokers is essential. Also to know what you're doing. Some good articles about this on A…"
"Chris Hedges. As a teacher I'd love to pick his mind on these sorts of issues.
“We’ve bought into the idea that education is about training and “success”, defined monetarily, rather than learning to think critically and…"
"I think I've quoted Republicans on a handful of occasions in my life, but this one seem fitting to the question at hand.
Our enemies didn't adhere to the Geneva Convention. Many of my comrades were subjected to very cruel, very inhumane…"
I've been an ardent admirer of the email updates from A of M for quite some time. The more articles I read, the more I felt like people were discussing the way my grandfather lived and the legacy he left. My father wasn't up to that challenge, so I was heroically (like so many gen x boys) raised by my mother.Without getting to emotional, it's great to have discovered a community of like minded men, who have seen there is a way to express masculinity, nay be proud of it, without being a boorish…See More
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"The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice." Mahatma Gandhi
Bacchus has drowned more men than Neptune. Giuseppe Garibaldi
"As for me, all I know is that I know nothing." Socrates
"Ka warea te ware. Ka area te Rangatira."
Ignorance is the oppressor. Vigilance is the liberator.
A profound duplicity, a discrepancy between words and deeds, between appearance and reality, a sort of moral dilettantism which makes us according to the hour sincere or hypocritical, brave or cowardly, honest or unscrupulous–this is the disease which consumes us. What moral force can germinate and grow under these conditions? We must again become men who have only one principle, one word, one work, one love; in a word, men with a sense of duty. This is the source of power. And without this there is only the phantom of a man, the unstable sand, and hollow reed which bends beneath every breath. Be faithful; this is the changeless northern star which will guide you through the vicissitudes of life, through doubts and discouragements, and even mistakes. Charles Wagner
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"Burn the letter don't send it. It just starts the cycle again. She'll think you want her to help process those feelings and as a extension will try to keep contacting you. . . which you seem to not want because of the emotional swings.
"I definitely prefer an umbrella over getting soaking wet in the rain! I have several different types, for example, a nice London Fog one in a carrying bag complete with a shoulder strap, a more traditional cane style one with hook handle, and a…"
"Claims of the Bible. . . what if in fact those claims are false? Your argument necessitates the acceptance of those claims as pure truth. What you have respectfully submitted is a logical fallacy called circular reasoning."
"That was actually pretty helpful. I may write the letter you suggested, and I may even send it to her. I'm not sure at this point, but I'm starting to feel like she's not worth my time. I love the girl, and I miss…"