"JQA's statement here would require a bit of effort to understand.
First we have to zone in and imagine the time, place and circumstance.
Secondly we should try to understand Why is he saying this, what does he want to achieve? Is he criticising…"
"Haha well said.
I just gave examples of popular culture.
Even if you turn off the TV and are immune to popular culture, which I doubt, you still cant stop everybody elses consciousness moulded by popular culture."
"Well said about the absence of high heels on the necks of men.
Its more about a gentlemanly stepping aside, and in a liberal spirit men in previous generations have allowed the women to place their high heels on their necks. It was a manly…"
No Im not single. If that makes any difference to my points.
However can you imagine John Wayne or Clint Eastwood asking permission to go out and kick ass? Women by nature are very guarded and easily scared, and conservative. This…"
"Funny article. I get the point.
But i think for most of us its not about changing the world.
Its just a matter of survival.
I feel that manhood has been destroyed starting with Fred Flintstone, and ending in crap shows like Everybody Loves Raymond.…"
"If you made a decision to help out a mate, then you should stand by that decision. Really you are old enough to decide what are the consequences of your actions, if you are risking jail to help your mate, then that is your decision, and obviously…"
"About My Very Tortured Friend, Peter
he lives in a house with a swimming pool and says the job is killing him. he is 27. I am 44. I can’t seem to get rid of him. his novels keep coming back. “what do you expect me to do?” he…"
"I like Serafin's post where he advises "that If they are going to a club you don't enjoy, find something there that you can focus on... My personal preference is ladies' rear ends."
He's right in that every club has…"
"Wow Big Bad Moose.
Your question is great, and really well presented and valid.
Unfortunately there is no one answer. I wish were there was. I have spent my youth searching for the answer.
I think the Manly life is to deal with the uncertainty and…"
"James, it is also a Manly Art to curb the Manly Urge as you put it. In fact that is the crux of being a gentleman, ALL urges have to be controlled.
Think alcohol, in the old days it was a sign of manliness to "hold your liquour", not…"
"I wish what you say is true.
Unfortunately the system is tested by Fatherhood where you experience the hatred of Paternalism first hand.
Its all philosophical until you reach the Family Court. Thats the heaviest frontline, where your philosophy and…"
"Man you hit the nail on the head.
Actually you probably noticed that it goes deeper. There is a wholesale mea culpa of paternalism. Hence the way we gave up all those colonies all over the world in the 70's. Hah the experiment has shown that…"
"Allen, you are deep in enemy territory, therefore vigilance and caution is required. The First World has morphed into a "service economy" meaning most of the manly jobs and crafts have gone to China. Feminists have cheered this transition,…"
"I will do Sir. It is an exciting time for me. My father was a mason, and it is something that I have wanted for so long. I had some life changing events happen this year and I can no longer put it off!"
"I honestly, never gave it a lot of thought, maybe because I'm Catholic, lol. However, after a discussion with a co-worker and hopefully soon to be brother, it seemed like the right thing for me to do."