"Welcome to the forums, Mike, and glad to see another young man (just turned 22 myself) on the path of self-improvement. Also, love the "syndrome" phrase. I might just use it down the road to explain why I've taken such a…"
"Alright iam going to be a dick who says it. You can try to be like Bond but you will not be him. The first reason is that he is a fictional idealised book/TV character. He never takes a shit, never says something stupid and never strikes out on a…"
"success along the way?
I think for past generations - our parents and grandparents, depending on your age - success was defined as making a better life for your children. We lost that perspective and are so self focused we can't imagine…"
"Mike - I honor your vulnerability in asking this question. I think the answers various men give that are a sign of how prevalent the 'boys in men's body' / Baskin syndrome is. Some men recognize it - others have no idea.
There is lots…"
"Being James Bond is a boy's dream, not a man's.
IMO, if Bond is your idol, you aren't ready to be a man. It's fiction. No one is completely satisfied with their career in the worst of times except one dimensional characters like…"
"Um, Bond isn't at the policy level. Bond is the blunt instrument of destruction with a refined gentleman's veneer.
He's literally the junior officer who boards the sinking U-boat with every intention of shooting anybody…"
"I don't think they had to wait years for most of it. I think they had a mentality of setting goals, setting resources to those goals and making it work, focused on those goal.
They also enjoyed success ALONG the way. The key…"
"Fantastic response, David. My dad was/is a Bond fanatic and I'm only now realizing why after years of thinking, "But...shouldn't he be more discrete as a secret agent?"
The thing I enjoyed about the restart is that it really…"
"Mostly basing it Craig's performance in Skyfall (which is especially interesting when you contrast that with his character in Casino Royale) but I've always considered Sean Connery as one of the classiest men in the world."
"I use the term Maxim Boys, but Baskins is about the same. The good thing is that the Maxim's market share is falling. The Maxim boy aesthetic is falling out if favor. It is no longer the ideal to sit on the kick it, drink…"
Every gentleman should be able to adequately protect himself and his family from ruffians’ intent on doing harm. This group welcomes anyone who takes pride in their second amendment right to keep and bear arms in a legally concealed manner.
""I mean we need to think deeper about ethics."
You go first. You like to talk a lot about ethics on this forum, but I've seen no evidence that you've actual engaged in any significant study of the field. All you do…"
"I can see where some Brothers have yet to find an organized religion that fits their beliefs ( it took me 40 years!), you can believe in a higher power without being a member of ...
That being said, a true atheist inherently cannot value a man, as…"
"Funny you should mention that, as basically every modern historian has more than suggested that this is a myth. There simply isn't a reliable source from the period that ever suggests the practice of cutting off, or "showing off" the…"
Hi ThereSo first of all I want to explain - Obviously the title is a little incorrect when read literally. I'm well aware that most actions should have some thought behind them, and failure to think things through before doing them can lead to rash decisions and impulsive actions that may harbour undesirable consequences.I simply ask really, is there any method behind becoming a man of action.I know many of the articles on here touch on this in one way or another, but I'm curious to learn more.…See More
"Actually people do this all the time. I assume you've never done cocaine and never will, but you should teach your children why it's a bad idea.
I assume you've never lied to a woman to get her in bed and never would, and yet…"
"Jack called me a coward for not having kids. He insulted me and assumed my reasons for living life as I please. He is completely in the wrong. I wanted to see if he was man enough to apologize.
It's a strange world we live in…"