This article is an excerpt from my book, How To Be A Superior Man
The average modern man is no different than a wild lion tamed to perform in a circus, in the sense that both are trained to violate their true essence.
A wild lion hunts for its food whereas a tamed circus lion is reduced to jumping through hoops in order to be rewarded with food while making the circus owner rich in the process.
The average modern man is tamed by uniformization and conventional wisdom while he’s made to jump through the hoops of “go to school – get good grades – graduate – find a job – etc.” to be rewarded with a paycheck just enough to stay afloat until an elusive retirement in his twilight years while making the circus owners (ruling classes) rich in the process.
Every man is endowed by mother nature with masculine qualities such as strength, discipline, independence, boldness, ambition, drive, creativity, productivity, the desire to build, persistence, integrity, assertiveness, leadership, adventurousness, and risk-taking. They are the qualities that a man needs in order to succeed in life. Absent his masculine qualities, a man is an empty shell of himself who has no choice but to settle for a miserable existence.
Just like the qualities that make a lion a lion are brutally rasped when the poor animal is tamed, the qualities that make a man a man are brutally rasped too when he’s uniformized into conformity by a regimented upbringing.
In modern societies, you’d be hard-pressed to find adult males with their masculine qualities intact but go observe little boys on the playground for ten minutes and you’ll see the boys displaying many of these qualities. It’s also observable in their language. Ask little boys what they want to be when they grow up and you’ll see that none of them dreams about an average life.
However, the system demands conformity, not exceptionality. By the time the average modern man goes through the indoctrination grinder and makes it to adulthood, he’s already been stripped of his masculine essence before he can attempt to make a great man out of himself. His aspirations have long been murdered and he quietly but reluctantly settles for an average life.
Unfortunately, the hapless modern man’s ordeal doesn’t end there. There’s more. The anti-male climate that has permeated modern societies since the 1960s has further emasculated the average modern man and relegated men as a group to the bottom of the social hierarchy.
The average modern man is so thoroughly tamed into renouncing his masculinity that he became downright ashamed of his masculine needs and desires as if they are disgraceful and don’t matter at all. Masculinity, in our time and age, is painted as something to be gotten rid of rather than embraced and cherished. Is it still a wonder that the masses of men lead lives of desperation?
But make no mistake, masculinity is a man’s greatest strength. Masculinity is great. Anyone trying to convince you otherwise is trying to keep you down. Men’s masculine qualities (strength, discipline, independence, boldness, ambition, drive, creativity, productivity, the desire to build, persistence, integrity, assertiveness, leadership, adventurousness, and risk-taking) made possible all of the modern comforts we enjoy today. The current, abysmal state of modern societies can directly be attributed to the emasculation of the mass of men that made them soft. Modern societies need more masculinity, not less.
Your Ticket To The Top
The good news is that while a man’s masculine qualities can be suppressed, they can’t be eliminated. Just like a tamed lion can at any time revert to its true essence and kill its tamer, a man can awaken his dormant masculine qualities and become a great man.
All of your masculine qualities are lying dormant inside you, dying to get out. All the qualities that you need for becoming the man you want to be are already there, waiting for you to awaken them.
Most men quietly settle for their lowly lot in life, numbly unaware of their repressed-into-oblivion masculine essence. Not you. Dependence, insolvency, a low socioeconomic status, depression, obesity, servitude, and expendability is not your destiny. You will defy the limits imposed upon you. You will say no to being an average, expendable man. You will refuse to settle for a mediocre existence and take your destiny into your own hands because no one else will do it for you.
If another man can become rich, so can you. If another man can attract the kind of woman he wants, so can you. If another man can build a terrific body, so can you. If another man can live his life on his own terms so can you. You already have all the ingredients (your inborn masculine qualities) to build a superior man out of yourself. All you need to do is to awaken them, utilize them, and catapult yourself above the masses who live in desperation. Being an average man doesn’t cut it. You owe it to yourself to become superior.
Your masculine qualities are your ticket to the top. Own them, cherish them, and make use of them without an ounce of guilt. Great men don’t become great because they ask for permission to be great. They become great because they want to. You must unapologetically pursue your masculine desire to self-actualize because that’s your true essence. You must believe that you’re destined for greatness because it’s true.
This article is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of my book How To Be A Superior Man: Master Yourself, Get Leaner And Stronger, Achieve Your Goals, Become The Man You Want To Be. Read more here.