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ABOUT MASCULENITY

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ABOUT MASCULENITY

THE CONFLICT BINDRUNE Several readers have asked about the meaning of the Conflict Bindrune that appears on the back cover of Becoming a Barbarian. In the opening chapter of Becoming a Barbarian, I made the point (as I have in several other essays and speeches) that masculinity is action-oriented. Masculinity reaches its most perfect form in life-or-death conflict — in a battle between the individual man and the natural world, which includes other men. This does not mean that there are no other aspects of masculinity, or that masculinity is absent in the absence of conflict. It simply means that...

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WHY BADASS? How to Become a Badass?

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WHY BADASS? How to Become a Badass?

1) Invest in Yourself Frst. Past high school or college, most of us don’t think about carrying on with learning, which is a shame. What skills can you learn to help you to achieve your goals? Instead of wasting time reading gossip magazines, look at books that can teach you valuable things or audio books to make your daily commute easier and more fruitful. Always invest in yourself first.   2) Do The Shit You Love. Life is over quickly. While you’re here, do some totally awesome stuff. Now, I don’t know what that is for you—maybe it’s climbing mountains,...

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