Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Manly Post

Okay, so I messed up and I'm going to have to push the post about my project to Friday. In the mean time I decided to share a blog that I've been enjoying. It's called The Art of Manliness.

The Art of Manliness is a blog who's purpose is to inject a shot of adrenaline into the chest of the lazy, beer guzzling, sweats wearing, couch potato that is today's modern man. Now, I don't want you to think that if you're not a man you can't get anything out of this blog. There is so much useful content here that you could probably read for days and still find useful tips, fascinating facts, and life changing philosophies.

One of the articles that I have enjoyed is called: Willpower Part III: How to Strengthen Your Willpower and 20 Ways to Conserve It. The whole site is basically about bettering yourself, and this article focuses on how to strengthen your willpower so you don't find yourself giving into the various temptations that you might be trying to avoid (i.e. spending too much money, eating to excess, etc.).

I'm also reading the accompanying book. It goes through a man's life and lays out all the things he should know. It addresses how to behave toward women, how to be a good friend, fashion, parenthood, being an outdoorsman, learning to be a leader, etc. It's not the end-all be-all, but it's been an enjoyable read so far.

If you're a man, check it out. It'll make your chest swell with pride to be a man. If you're a woman, check it out anyway. Maybe it will help you understand men better. Or if you thought we were all hopeless maybe this will show you that we're gradually pulling ourselves up by the bootstraps from what we've let ourselves fall to and shaking our collective fists at the stereotypes that we have come to be known for. Either way, enjoy.

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