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Becoming a Man's Man

Becoming a Man's Man

Being a "manly man" defines something that goes beyond muscles and façade into character, integrity, and self-awareness. At the heart of being a manly man is really the embodiment of strength, physical and emotional, and resilience, with a sense of responsibility. The first one, physical strength, could be groomed by enforcing fitness and health through activities that build endurance and well-being. Moreover, the real manliness includes an attribute of emotional intelligence: being able to understand and deal with his personal feelings while behaving with compassion and feeling towards other human beings. The buildup of resilience during difficulties, learning from failures, and the continuation in the midst of adversities are a must. A manly man is one who is responsible regarding certain issues: provision for the family, fighting for what is right, or being dependable in commitments. Furthermore, this characterizes personal integrity, a quality that clearly delineates honesty, honor, and authenticity as not being up for grabs. Besides, it boosts self-reliance and gives one more confidence to learn basic survival skills such as carpentry, cooking, and financial literacy. Complementary to this would be the art of communication, which nurtures respect and assertiveness in one's interactions. The real man always educates himself through study, hobbies, or just gaining new experience for self-development; he never stops learning. Remember, a man reflects the balance of strength, compassion, and wisdom. Be that meaningful, inspiring leader and positive role model to leave true impressions on the people around you. Being a man's man means different things to different people. We, of course, have the idealisitc image of the Brawny man, that mustached hero who cut down trees to produce paper towels. But being a man is so much more. So, embark on this journey with an open heart and a determined spirit and then find out for yourself the true essence of manliness within you.

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