A real man

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by stephenPE, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. stephenPE

    stephenPE Senior Member
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2014
    Messages:
    14,159
    Oxbucks:
    $918
    Ratings:
    +6,792 / -474
    drives a truck
    carries a pocket knife
    takes care of his children whether he lives with them or not
    can change the oil in his vehicle
    treats people with respect especially older people and women
    can cook
    Tries to see the other guy's POV
    slows down once in awhile to proverbially smell the roses (be thankful)
    Takes people as individuals
    hates noles,dwags and scUM
     
    • stephenPE

      stephenPE Senior Member
      Lifetime Member

      Joined:
      Jul 20, 2014
      Messages:
      14,159
      Oxbucks:
      $918
      Ratings:
      +6,792 / -474
      feel free to add.
      Drive a stick shift or on the column
       
      • Detroitgator

        Detroitgator General Factotum
        Lifetime Member

        Joined:
        Jul 15, 2014
        Messages:
        12,023
        Oxbucks:
        $3,357
        Ratings:
        +9,935 / -26
        Pays his own bills
         
        • G8trwood

          G8trwood Well-Known Member
          Lifetime Member

          Joined:
          Nov 29, 2015
          Messages:
          614
          Oxbucks:
          $370
          Ratings:
          +653 / -8
          Can change a tire, will stop and change a tire for someone in need
           
          • g8tr72

            g8tr72 Well-Known Member

            Joined:
            Jun 8, 2016
            Messages:
            7,544
            Oxbucks:
            $3,151
            Ratings:
            +6,012 / -38
            Is this one of those story threads?
             
          • stephenPE

            stephenPE Senior Member
            Lifetime Member

            Joined:
            Jul 20, 2014
            Messages:
            14,159
            Oxbucks:
            $918
            Ratings:
            +6,792 / -474
            We could easily go there but no.
             
          • 5-Star Finger

            5-Star Finger Apex predator of the political forum biome
            Lifetime Member

            Joined:
            Nov 16, 2017
            Messages:
            1,540
            Oxbucks:
            $1,365
            Ratings:
            +2,538 / -19
            Finds a moral north star, determines his own path in life and does not allow anyone else to define whether or not that is manly with arguments from emotion, tradition, or utility. If he makes a change it's because he is persuaded by reason and evidence and is an act of his will - not of guilt, shame or fear projected on him by others who are insecure.

            In the books I've made for my sons there's this poem that was shared with me by my father when I was a young man.

            "So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
            Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and
            Demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life,
            Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and
            Its purpose in the service of your people.

            Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
            Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
            Even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and
            Bow to none. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and
            For the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks,
            The fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and nothing,
            For abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

            When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts
            Are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes
            They weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again
            In a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home."

            ~ Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee Nation
             
            #7 5-Star Finger, Oct 25, 2018
            Last edited: Oct 25, 2018

            Share This Page

            The Box

            Help

            You don't have the necessary permissions to use the chat.

              1. There are currently no users chatting.
                • About Us

                  Our community sprung up when the Gatorsports message board was shut down in the summer of 2014. We pride ourselves on offering Gator-biased, yet critical discussion among people of all different backgrounds. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Gator message board you will find.
                • Like us on Facebook

                • Buy us a Zima!

                  The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a non-alcoholic Zima? We'd really appreciate it! Just click the "Donate" tab at the top of the page.