What does it mean to be a man? Well it means a lot of different things to a lot of different individuals, individuality is in and of itself a strong masculine trait after all, but there are some common aspects of masculinity that bring us all together as men, some milestones we need to hit, skills we need to have, and here are the 15 essential skills every man needs to learn at some point in his life.
Turning 40 is not great. Your beard goes grey, things start to hurt, you need to pee more during the night and your idea of a great night out becomes a takeaway pizza and Netflix, anything else is too tiring. But one major benefit of turning 40 is losing your ability to deal with bullshit and simply stop caring about those pointless things that took up so much of your increasingly valuable time before.
The martial arts are a variety of ancient disciplines that offer a range of health, fitness and obviously self defence benefits, but they are also a haven for nurturing true masculinity and fostering a healthy environment for young boys to learn to be men and for men to become better men, to improve themselves and nurture a positive, healthy masculinity that has largely been lost in today's society. This is why all boys and men should learn martial arts.
We all know how important a career is in a man's life. It helps form part of our identity, it takes up a significant proportion of our lives and if we are lucky it is the reason we get up in the morning, but it can also lead to a loss of balance in our lives and become all consuming if we are not careful. This is why it is not only important to take a sabbatical or career break, but absolutely essential if you want to live a balanced life and fulfil your full potential as a man.
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