Social justice warriors are constantly trying to erode our sense of manliness and reduce us to quivering piles of emotional pudding. The PC squad want us to stop disrespecting women and treat them as our equals.
Spoiler alert! If you’re shaking your head agreeing with me right now, I want you to know that you’re the type of man who needs to consider changing your ways. I’m sorry you had to find out this way and I know the truth hurts sometimes. Lucky for you, I have five simple steps you can follow to rid yourself of the stench of the unworthy. Follow along, now.
Drop the macho bullshit.
For realsies, please just stop. You’re not impressing anyone by puffing out your chest. Do you really want to look like the guy who can’t control themselves? It’s off-putting and you won’t make a lot of friends this way. I know from personal experience.
The solution: Drop the male posturing BS. The days of the hunter-gatherer are in the far-flung past. Let’s act like we live in the 21st century and we’ve learned how to be civil with one another despite our differences. You don’t have to like everyone, but you should show them a modicum of respect. If they don’t share the same respect back, you simply keep on moving.
You’re not a 13-year old on the playground anymore. You don’t have to react to the stupid insults that may get flung your way. You don’t have to give in to the territorial pissing that happens.
Open your mind.
The world is a much larger place than you imagine. There are all sorts of geeks and freaks out there that would blow your mind. When you refuse to acknowledge these experiences simply because you’re afraid, then you’re missing out on a large chunk of life. As a friend of mine says, I have a dope life and I do dope things. Possibly one of the best life mantras I’ve ever heard.
Follow your own path.
Don’t let society define you. We’re bombarded on a daily basis by a digital tsunami that’s piped into our smartphones and LED screens, telling us how we should dress, eat, and think. Here’s something you may want to consider: it’s all white noise to distract you from the fact that a good chunk of your life is going to be spent in a cubicle under halogen lights, growing wrinkled and old, finding out in your last days before retirement that the 401K you put all your money into is worthless because all the investors sold you down the river. I know, that’s sad and depressing. My advice is don’t be like that. Do what makes you happy.
Be your own man.
Peer pressure doesn’t end when you get out of school. People are still jerks in the real world. They’ll push you to follow along with their way of doings things. I’m going to need you to learn to do your own thing, independent of the crowd. When you walk into a room, you should own it. The way people look at you will change when you embrace this level of confidence.
I can’t promise that following these steps will instantly change your life, but I can promise that it’s a step in the right direction. You will find that you don’t have to posture for the world to recognize and respect you for who you are. You can simply be a good man and people will notice.
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