The cultural dissonance of becoming a man

by ih-mmd ih-mmd

“It is not the critical counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who enters, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without ever and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best nose in the and the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his play she’ll never be with those cold and timid soles who neither no victory nor defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt

Sometimes you just don’t feel like doing something you know you ought to do.  I did not ask you how you feel I just told you to do it.  Your journey to discover your full potential is not based on your temporal feelings.  Envision the man you want to become and start doing the things that that man would do, and then you will feel like that man. 

“Do or do not there is no try.”


Take this 20 point head inspection test to learn how you may be standing in your own way.  Stop squandering your life in mediocrity, pornography, video games, and merely surviving the rat race of life.  Learn to exercise your primal potential to abate your feelings of restlessness and malaise.