“Man up.” “Be a man.” These are common phrases, and men like to use them to appeal to some unwritten rule of what it means to be a gentleman. Unfortunately, too many people are working with different definitions of what masculinity really is—and a lot of those definitions are broken.
When you put “Being a Man” under the microscope, you find that it doesn’t have much to do with the sort of collected, lonesome archtypes our culture has designed. In fact, being a man in 2015 often means going against the stereotype. In this series, we collect ideas from numerous leaders, influencers and experts on what they think true masculinity looks like. The answers are surprising and compelling, and they might be just what this culture needs.
Some of the topics addressed include:
- The importance of presence
- The worthwhileness of style
- Paying attention to what matters
- Allowing yourself to be weak
There’s nothing wrong with taking the advice “be a man” seriously, as long as you’re aspiring to be the right kind of man. Here’s how to make sure you’re on the right track.
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