Originally Posted by Rose of Cairo
Of course you ARE a man. Who cares about how many of Steve's criteria you fit. Steve's post is one
way amongst many to be a conscious man.
Maybe you have predominantly round energy (the one they call "feminine"), maybe it's just a matter of personality... who cares... Just be who you are. Genuine is sexy
I'm curious just because I'm so strange. It goes without saying that I'll always be myself, because that's the kind of stubborn bastard I am. This intrigues me because I've heard this so much, and now I figure perhaps there is a part of me I haven't fully come to know.
It's Steve's definition but in truth most guys give an even more "polarized" definition of what it is to be a man. Most guys would include stuff like the "You're not a man until you've been in a fist fight" rule, and the "A real man loves steak more than life itself" rule.
Here is my re-tooled version of Steve's 10 man-rules 1. Stand by your decisions no matter what.
Coke vs. Pepsi, Ford vs. Chevy. When a man chooses his truck brand he will not change his mind no matter how nice those damn Toyota's look. 2. Put the taste of your steak above your wife and kids.
A real man teaches his family to respect the barbecue. Even when there is a foot of snow on the ground, a real man will get out his apron with the boobs and cook a damn good steak. A real man doesn't know what a salad tastes like, salads are for steers and queers. 3. Get your ass kicked in a fist fight.
A wimp picks a fight with a weaker man, but a real man picks a fight with a bigger man. He knows that if he gets his ass kicked, it will only make him stronger. 4. Don't show your flaws.
When knocked down, he gets right back up and says, "Sir Yes Sir!" Most of all, a real man never cries or shows fear. He knows that showing fear is death itself. 5. Take what you want.
When a man sees a smoking babe, she is coming with him, whether she knows it or not. A real man doesn't back down from winning the prize, he expresses love actively. 6. Intimidate the weak.
When a real man walks into a room, everyone can feel it. Women feel drawn, wimps shrink away. A real man doesn't apologize for this, it's just how he is, baby. 7. Do X-Treme Sports
The ultimate way that a man expresses who he is is through X-treme sports. This is the ultimate manly challenge, and a real man is up to the task no matter how dangerous. When you challenge a real man to a game of chicken, you better be ready to swerve, because a real man will sooner die than live a coward. 8. Spank your friends.
A real man isn't scared to give another man the ultimate compliment - a firm pat on the ass. A real man isn't worried about being called gay, because he knows this is just how masculine men relate to each other. When a real man pats you on the back and you stumble and fall, that was just a test. If you pass the test, you are worthy of an ass smack. This brings us to our next point: 9. Bros before hos
Women are emotional and weak-willed. We men are stoic and strong-willed. Inevitably, our women will get old, cold, or crazy. When she gets old, a real man knows to find a younger woman. After awhile, every woman turns insane. They can't be reasoned with, and a real man knows to take control and dump that frigid ♥♥♥♥♥! 10. Die with your boots on.
There is no greater honor than dying in a speedo at Thermopylae. We pretend to be men, but the true men are the men who who die in combat, fighting for their right to own helots.