On Being a Man
Being a man. What does that really mean?
For me, it is being completely congruent with yourself. Being confident, powerful, strong and fun to be around.
A real man doesn’t hide anything from anyone. He doesn’t have a “dark side”.
He understands social dynamics, and he just have this energy around him that makes people like him.
He is naturally the center of attention in most situations.
Under stress, or in an emergency, he becomes the natural leader.
He takes responsibility. Not only for himself, but also for others.
Being like a prince
He is kind of like a prince. A prince from a fairy tale.
Being a prince is a very powerful image you can use; I first heard it associated with masculinity over at Albert’s blog.
“A prince is confident, passionate, in control, assertive, strong, brave, loyal, and has a code of honour. He takes risks, and he doesn’t need the approval of others. He has been tempered by fire. He has faced and conquered his inner demons. And yet he is kind, gentle, and compassionate. He likes himself and is comfortable with who he is.”
– A man’s manual to being a manly man – Introduction: Being a prince
A prince is kind and helpful to his people, gentle and fierce to his lover, loving and caring to his family and a man of men.
A real prince also keeps his friends close, but his enemies closer.
What’s your opinion
I am actually writing this sitting in a taxi on my way to the airport. I am having an extended weekend to Germany.
So I just wanted to share a few thoughts on being a man with you guys today.
And I am also really curious about your opinion –
What does it mean to “be a man” to you?
Reply in the comments. I’ll be back on monday!