The Four Types of Men: Part I – The Warrior

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About Josh Bowman

Josh Bowman is a professional fundraiser, story-teller, comedian, and blogger. He has worked and consulted in Vancouver, New York, and now Toronto for almost a decade. Josh improvises around Toronto, including regular shows with Opening Night Theatre, and also blogs for the Huffington Post. You can email Josh or follow him on Twitter. If you want to submit a guestpost or know more about Josh, check this post and this post out first.

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  1. Richard Aubrey says:

    As to examples, there are, for example; Dick Winters (I know, “who?”) or Dakota Meyer.

    • You warrior worshippers make me chuckle. Is that really the type of lifestyle and mindset you admire? Anybody who takes 2 seconds to analyze this way of life will see what a bunch of BS it is.

      Dakota Meyers who you cite as a wonderful example of this warrior lifestyle tried to kill himself when he came back from Afganistan. Living a warrior lifestyle will do a huge amount of damage to your psyche and will reduce the quality of your life. It’s also been reported that a good chunk of Dakota Meyer’s story has been embellished – as all warrior stories are – to satisfy the war propoganda the pentagon puts out. Just read the wikipedia entry on him and you’ll learn more.

      As for Dick Winters – if it wasn’t for the artsy creative men who the warriors don’t care for his story would be unknown. It was only after the movie Band of Brothers came out that anybody had ever heard of Dick Winters.

  2. This is a good tribute to the driving spirit that lets a person get up in the morning and put one foot in front of the other one even though I don’t agree perfectly with each descriptor of the archetype provided. I second the example of Major Winters and all the others who have lived quiet lives except when called upon to perform extraordinary feats in extraordinary circumstances.

  3. Given Bowman’s bio I can’t decide how to read this article: Is it meant to tell a story or as a comedic barb?
    In the introduction posted yesterday it was pretty apparent that he is pretty frightened of being a man and can’t quite figure himself out. I think his uncertainty is a natural part of maturing and as I stated yesterday; you can’t look outside yourself to find out who you are. The problem past that is if you don’t like yourself as a man and can’t trust your instincts then where do you turn? I guess you write stories with archetypes in them.

  4. Richard Aubrey says:

    Mike.
    This series could be about JB. Don’t know what it means for others.
    Except, and I can’t get over laughing at this, the women’s reaction to the warrior energy. IT’S WRONG!!!
    How delicious.

  5. Best summation of the book by Robert Moore PhD: King Magician Warrior Lover
    http://www.masculinity-movies.com/articles/king-warrior-magician-lover

  6. I couldn’t help thinking of the Klingons from Star Trek when I read this. Fierce loyalty, passionate energy, unfailing confidence (bordering on egotism), a solid sense of right and wrong and justice.

    What I really like about the Klingons is their notion of warrior-poet. (Which I know exists outside of science fiction, too.) Klingon love is definitely not just about random sex, but raw passion. And it’s said many times in the Star Trek universe that Klingon poetry is the most beautiful in the galaxy (but only in its native tongue – does not translate well to human English).

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