Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch
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Moments of Manhood

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bart Byrns Sep 23, 2009. 26 Replies

 

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Bart Byrns replied to Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch's discussion Moments of Manhood
"Although my dad and I have a good relationship now (he is 85 and I am 51), I didn't have much of a role model growing up due to his alcoholism. I knew very little about being a responsible adult, much less about being a "man." I…"
Sep 23, 2009
thehuhman replied to Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch's discussion Moments of Manhood
"Me too."
Sep 23, 2009
Yankee Cowboy Bob replied to Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch's discussion Moments of Manhood
"I liked it."
Sep 23, 2009
The Plainsman replied to Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch's discussion Moments of Manhood
"Wow ^^ that was long, sorry Lads"
Sep 23, 2009
The Plainsman replied to Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch's discussion Moments of Manhood
"First it was a "Man Up" argument that I was having with my wife. It was after her birthday and we spent a night in the family cabin when we decided to leave early. The next day it all came to fruition when she was upset about my lack of…"
Sep 23, 2009
Carl M replied to Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch's discussion Moments of Manhood
"I truly hope there is no end to my manhood. I will die and I will no longer leave foot prints for anyone to follow in. But I hope I leave something within someone that will allow them to leave foot prints for someone else to follow in. Even though I…"
Sep 21, 2009
Carl M replied to Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch's discussion Moments of Manhood
"For me it came in stages. The first big leap was at about age 12 when I shot my first deer and learned respect for life and my place and the role I play on this planet. The second was at age 21 when I put one a badge and gun and joined the local…"
Sep 21, 2009
Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch replied to Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch's discussion Moments of Manhood
"The more thinking, reading, researching I've been doing about this topic, the more I'm coming to believe that 'being a man', has more to do with responsibility, true self respect/self worth, and an absolute knowledge and…"
Sep 20, 2009
Jonathan Cunningham replied to Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch's discussion Moments of Manhood
"For some people manning up happens in a single moment. For me it was a period of months, when I began accepting leadership positions, taking responsibility for the course of my life, rather than letting it happen to me."
Sep 20, 2009
Paul Parker replied to Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch's discussion Moments of Manhood
"The theme that played itself out repeatedly in my becoming a man was undeniably death. I almost killed myself when I was 13, one year later I was in a minor car wreck where I was not wearing a seatbelt, two years years later when I was 16 I was in a…"
Sep 16, 2009
Matt replied to Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch's discussion Moments of Manhood
"Like others have stated, I started to understand the responsibilities of being a man when my father died. For me this happened at 13. Other benchmarks for me were- My first job and the feeling of earning an honest dollar for honest work, my decision…"
Sep 15, 2009
Michael D. Denny replied to Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch's discussion Moments of Manhood
"lol. "Michael Denny", big guy. Excellent question. Let me ask you to clarify a bit,, SELF BELIEF (as in confidence?) or SELF AWARENESS ?? I think both are pretty profoundly important. And are mutually exclusive. If you are not aware of…"
Sep 15, 2009
Todd Newman replied to Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch's discussion Moments of Manhood
"I have to say my fiancee helped me become the man I am today. I've made some mistakes in my life, especially with her, but have came out on top. We we high school sweethearts, then went to college and grew apart, then became close again and…"
Sep 15, 2009
Michael J. Austin replied to Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch's discussion Moments of Manhood
"For me I'd have to say 24 yrs old, that's the year my Father passed away and left a void that seemed as vast as the Grand Canyon. I had already been on my own for about five years and was just coming back from living in South Korea for the…"
Sep 15, 2009
Jeff Miller replied to Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch's discussion Moments of Manhood
"I manned up when my father died. I was only 17, but my mom and my younger sisters leaned on me to be the man of the house. I knew I couldn't fill my dad's shoes, but I also knew that I wanted to at least try to be a manly presence for…"
Sep 15, 2009
Michael D. Denny replied to Jonathan Andrew Wondrusch's discussion Moments of Manhood
"Right on, Cowboy. Thats kinda my point. The kids in the mall? no. My Boss? My girl? My associates? To some extent, yes. Keyword in the sentence.. "..sometimes .." Be your own man, but meter it with the fact that most of us can't go…"
Sep 14, 2009

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At 8:21am on August 24, 2009, Brett McKay said…
Andrew-

Hope your birthday is the manliest!
At 6:18am on August 24, 2009, thehuhman said…
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Hope you have an awesome Birthday, today, Andrew!
At 1:11am on August 24, 2009, Michael J. Austin said…
Here's hoping you have a most WONDERFUL birthday !!!!
At 9:22am on April 25, 2009, thehuhman said…
Jonathan, I noticed in your profile that among many other things, you're into photography. There is an AoM Photography Group, and its' membership is growing all the time. Join today. The only requirement is that you love photography. If interested, here's the link: AoM PhotoGroup

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http://jonathanwondrusch.com
Interests
Short list: I am interested in animation, directing, film making, short stories, writing, painting, drawing, photography, personal development, personal finance, investing, manliness, becoming a better man, fashion, religion, and my faith.
Books
Stranger in a Strange Land, Hold on to your N.U.T.'s, Personal Development for Smart People, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Watchmen, Sword of Truth series, Song of Ice and Fire series, The Lord of the Rings, anything by Robert Heinlein, Atlas Shrugged, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Movies
Most things animated, The Incredibles, The Shawshank Redemption, Waking Life, Mirrormask
Music
Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Josh Groban, Sarah Brightman, Brahms, Dr. Horrible, Broadway (Jekyll & Hyde, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera), Toad the Wet Sprocket,
Quote
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost
 
 
 

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