Above everything a man must be just.
To make the decisions, to have the final say no matter how difficult, but ALWAYS righteous. Lady Justice is blind because she doesn’t believe in nepotism and unjustified favoritism. Evil should be punished and the good praised. A man who is righteous will, “Fight for what is right and always good,” as my grandfather said. Evil is powerful, but always lies about how much strength it really has. Good always wins.
A real man is brave and courageous, for courage is being scared half to death and saddling up anyways. Everything that society roots into a man is judged based upon his fears and his action or inaction to overcome them. Passion and love are the engine of a man for without these he has no purpose. A man loves his nation, he loves his family, and every man strives to conquer the affection of a woman whom will help him grow, build his empire and bear his children. In addition to this a man can find great passion in a pastime such as baseball, the piano, reading great works of literature and so on… Brawn and Brains. Simply put: a man should have both.
Society claims a man is made of either one or the other. You should seek as much knowledge and wisdom as you can. Listen to your elders, learn trades and be self-sufficient, get an education from the best place in academia. Man is most admired when he is healthy, strong, and respects himself. Go to a gym and forge a temple out of your body, test your strength, and achieve personal fulfillment. A man should be able to use muscle, wear a hard hat, and get dirty. But that same man should also wear a nice suit, have manners and limit vulgarity, and sport a clean shave and proper hygiene. “The same man who drinks a beer or whisky shall also drink a fine wine or scotch.” Be a barbarian or a knight, whichever the situation calls for.
Every man craves adventure, glory and prestige. This is a biological instinct. You will always feel empty or bored unless your cravings for thrill are met. Climb a mountain, conquer a city, rise through the ranks of the establishment. Integrity is the thin line that makes or breaks all bonds. Every pact, contract, law (that is just), relationship, and loyalty must be respect and honored. A man’s word use to be as good as money or collateral, no—better. Now it means nothing in this selfish deceitful society. Do NOT lie, cheat, or steal. Duty to one’s family, nation, or neighbors and community make up the backbone of a civilization. When any of these call: act. With action to your duties and loyalties shows a man’s true honor.
Always be thrifty. Budget your earnings, stay on top and never fall behind, gamble, or jeopardize you or your family’s welfare. Only buy or consume what you can afford. Always square debts, some first, then substance, savings and only once you have saved, then you can “spend.”
Respect. Respect your God, respect your parents, your wife, your flag, your elders, nature, and your superiors. And if you are one of these superiors, respect your subordinates. Communication when necessary should be blunt, to the point and hit hard with as little words needed as possible. Admit when you are wrong, own it, don’t pass the buck, then move on. Tame your emotions. Any intense emotion in any form will lead to danger. Do not show fear. Don’t drink when you’re angry. If you get angry while drinking, stop. Never be disingenuous. If you don’t know what you’re talking about people will think you a fool and not respect you. Be tough as stone and leather. If you get hurt yell, swear, but do not cry. When faced with an enemy never cower! Get mean or laugh at them.
“Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb mad dog mean. Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That’s the way it is.” -Clint Eastwood as Josey Wales
Be kind to people and animals, unless they truly don’t deserve it. Always be positive, but don’t act like a fool. (No one respects a fool). Negativity will always lead to defeat. Be a leader at home, at work, and in your community/friend group. Good leaders are out in front, making decisions, taking responsibility and being both wise and knowledgeable. Show no fear. And last but nowhere near least: respect and provide for your followers. Embrace the past. Study it, all history has for it is truth. Defend your nature and culture, love your people, and become worthy of your ancestors.