Originally Posted by Pequod
Just wanted to say that what Yossarian says is very familiar to me. It's almost as if he was describing me!
I'm wondering whether there are more man who don't feel compelled to do the 'social domination game' (in my opinion pointless ego-boosting), but yet feel definately masculine and are comfortable with it.
So that leaves the question: What is the essence of masculine energy? Any takers?
A man doesn't feel the need to be socially dominant. It happens as a result of his natural masculinity. And I think a big part of that, is accepting that you are enough, there's no NEED to dominate others. You HAVE all you need. No one can take anything FROM you. Men try to dominate others when they feel there is something scarce they must hold onto, that they must be recognized as top dog. Part of that is our natural competitiveness, but if you adopt more of an abundance mindset, and don't see others as a threat, a consequence of that is you will have a much "stronger" presence about you.