Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Real Men...a dying breed?

One of my earlier blogs posed the question, "Where have all the real men gone?". I was then quizzed by individuals as to what my definition of a "real man" was to begin with. I then proceeded to ummmm and ahhhhh a lot, which lost me that argument.

However, in a spirited display of Delayed Action, i would like to lay out the following traits of a Real Man as written by Mr Mafioso, who has the most interesting articles on www.askmen.com

(click here to link his archive of articles http://www.askmen.com/money/mafioso/index.html).

I find them very amusing...some of them are unrealistic. In this day and age of touch feely-ness, i guess these traits revert to the "old school" kinda guy. Trait number 4 is my favourite, lol.

Be warned, a lot Mr Mafioso's suggestions are not PC...but then again, i guess that's the whole point.

Trait #1: A real man is strong
A real man doesn't cry, doesn't moan, doesn't complain, doesn't get sick, and doesn't need to go to the doctor every time he sneezes. A real man makes decisions and lives with the consequences. A real man accepts responsibility for his actions and his words. A real man is firm. If life is a b*tch, a real man will slap her and move on.

A real man is the backbone of his family and doesn't have time to be weak. If spiders scare you, you'll never be a real man.

Trait #2: A real man is focused
A real man knows the difference between what's important and what isn't. A real man doesn't waste time on stupidities that don't bring him any profit. Sure, there are things you can do as a hobby -- I like to shoot ducks -- but it must have a purpose. The purpose of my hobby is to improve my aim, and I don't have to tell you whether or not that's a useful thing in my line of work.

From family to Family, know what's important

Trait #3: A real man knows the importance of family
A real man will keep his family strong and pass on his ancestors' history and traditions. A real man knows that his children are God's gift and should be treated as such, even if he disciplines them from time to time.

A real man must also remember his other Family, his organization. In my world, both my family and my Family hold the same importance; I protect them both with all my might. If you have a Family, don't forget where your loyalties lie and who has your back when you need it.

Trait #4: A real man doesn't gossip
A real man keeps his mouth shut. He shelters information and rations his words. A real man does not reveal more than he has to and doesn't engage in girlie talk about others. A real man doesn't discuss things he doesn't know about or people he has never met.

Trait #5: A real man's word is his bond
When a real man makes a promise, he keeps it. If he can't keep a promise, he doesn't give his word. A real man would rather die than break his word. A real man knows that his words are as powerful as his actions, and that they must be taken at face value. That is why he rations them (see above).

Trait #6: A real man strives to be a role model
A real man respects himself and others at all times, unless, of course, he has been disrespected. A real man sets an example for his disciples and especially his children. I never bring my work home, so my children only know me as their father and not as a waste management executive. You should do the same; a real man sets the tone for his children and keeps them from discovering that he has weaknesses.

Trait #7: A real man makes his own fortune
A real man doesn't settle for handouts or charity when it comes to his personal fortune. A real man isn't satisfied with papa's money. He spits on Lady Luck and decides his own destiny. A real man who inherits the goods from his forefathers takes his inheritance and turns it into 10 times what it was.

Trait #8: A real man doesn't look like a woman
A real man doesn't have piercings and long hair, and he doesn't shave his chest. Manicures, however, are acceptable. Massages from female attendants are also tolerated. A real man knows that, outside of his barber, all his personal hygiene needs must be taken care of by a woman.


Anonymous said...

mmm I need to find me one of those and stop lusting after dudes with dubious sexual orientation! I gatvol today - really and truly.

smudgi3 said...

let me rearrange your post title a bit : Real Men? A dying breed. Ahhh, that looks more like it.

Wombat said...

That's good stuff. Too many guys have become like chicks.

IMHO, of course.