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My 10 Laws of Manhood

Updated: Mar 6

Hereby 10 insights/laws I have to offer about the notion of Manhood.

1. You don’t need to prove what is already there. It’s not your problem that others don’t believe you’re a man, when you clearly are a man!

You don't need to prove your masculinity. It's not your problem if others don't believe you're a man, because you know that you are.

2. You don’t need give anyone an impression of what is already present and known. You don’t need to impress a lady when the lady has already an impression of you. The same applies to anything and to everyone else.

You don't need to try to impress anyone. People will already have an impression of you based on their own experiences and biases. Just be yourself and let your actions speak for themselves.\

3. There are no specific guidelines on how to be a man when the only way to be a man is to be male and to reach adulthood.

There is no one right way to be a man. What matters most is that you are true to yourself and live your life in a way that makes you happy.

4. You clearly don’t need to “be in touch with your feminine side” if you are convinced you don’t have one. You don’t have to “be more manly” if you’re convinced you’re manly enough.

You don't need to conform to traditional gender roles. Just be yourself and let your personality shine through.

5. You don’t need to be at the top of whatever pyramid you’re in, in order to be masculine. Some common men, from construction workers to lumberjacks, can be more masculine than the dude at the top.

Masculinity is not about your job or your social status. It's about being confident and comfortable in your own skin.

6. Your girlfriend or wife is not a goddess, an angel or a nymph. Also, women fart as well. The attempt to portray women as divine creatures is a biased perspective. Look at them as humans instead, like any other human being. Look them in the eyes, not from underneath the lower section of their boobs.

Your girlfriend or wife is a human being, just like you. She has her own thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Don't objectify her or put her on a pedestal. Treat her with respect and dignity.

7. Once you are an adult and have finished all your mandatory tasks, the way you choose to live your life is entirely up to you. Even if you disappoint some of your closest people, your life from adulthood until death remains yours.

8. Being nice is not always helpful. Sometimes it can even do the opposite of what you expect. Do not be afraid to raise your voice and speak your mind when you are convinced you should. Adulthood is the end of the feminine obedience that you have been preached to follow during your school years.

9. If you don't know something and want to know it, and it's your right to know, ask! Even if others may be frustrated by your questioning, ask nonetheless, until you find a satisfying answer. We are born into this world ignorant, and we grow less ignorant as we learn.

10. You don't need a muscular physique in order to be manly. Your maturity, assertiveness, autonomy, and self-dignity are sufficient to make you a masculine man, as opposed to a boy, who is likely to possess neither of these, and be extremely muscular.

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Tomasio A. Rubinshtein, Philosocom's Founder & Writer

I am a philosopher from Israel, author of several books in 2 languages, and Quora's Top Writer of the year 2018. I'm also a semi-hermit who has decided to dedicate his life to writing and sharing my articles across the globe. Several podcasts on me, as well as a radio interview, have been made since my career as a writer. More information about me can be found here.

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