There’s an old story that Tim Ferriss tells in The Four-Hour Workweek about a Mexican fisherman who was approached by an American businessman. It’s a neat little story, but the point of the story doesn’t paint the full picture. You’ve probably heard it before, but here’s the story for those that haven’t.[Read more…] about The Mexican Fisherman and the American Businessman
The Best Fathers
Almost nothing changes a man’s life like becoming a father. Not marriage. Not a new job. Not individual achievements and accomplishments. All of those things impact us and change our lives, but they don’t compare to becoming a father. Until that moment, our lives are centered on pursuing our own interests. But then we meet that little one: that little boy that we’d always dreamed of having or that little girl that instantly melts our heart. In that moment, men walk through a door from which we can never return. Our hearts have been captured, never to be the same again.
As a result, our focus in life changes. Our previous goals and interests suddenly become smaller, less important. Life now becomes about caring for and supporting that child that owns our heart. It’s both beautiful and dangerous. [Read more…] about The Best Fathers
The Softest Generation
There are more weak men now than ever before, and there’s no mystery as to why. At a time in which we are more connected to the entire globe than ever before in history, most of us are guilty of making our world too small. We primarily interact with the world through a screen. We talk to people through a screen. We consume information through a screen. We order food through a screen. Most of our entertainment consists of watching a screen.
We make sure that, while watching our screens, we are comfortable. Men have built the best “man caves” that money can buy so that we can be as comfortable as possible while entertaining ourselves, which typically involves watching others on a screen. Welcome to masculinity in 2017, living vicariously through others in the comfort of our recliner while eating processed crap until we fall asleep. [Read more…] about The Softest Generation