In current times, young men are often discouraged by various authority types in their endeavor to succeed in this world. Because of what is effectively oppression, they don’t have instructions on how to approach the world.
Men have built-in predispositions that when developed well, work in their favor. Much of them fall at least partly under the term toxic masculinity. In reality, they are not toxic. Let us consider them
I. Men have testosterone. This makes for larger muscles of course; but it provides them with drive. They have the ability to aggressively conquer what they set their minds to, be it athletics, business, academics, etc. So if you are a fella, if you have a goal that you really desire, use this advantage to obtain it.
II. Men operate well in teams. Sometimes the goal requires many to accomplish. Sometimes your goal aligned with others. Work as a team to make it all happen.
III. Men form real friendships. Sometimes you are in a bind, and need a buddy to help out. Sometimes it is the other way. No matter. Friends will be friends, with the warmth and good vibes that entails.
IV. Men, if they put their mind to it, can see the world as it really is. It is rather difficult in today’s times to do this, as the training and cultural fog argue against it.
If you are a young man, know these natural strengths and develop them.
Addendum by BV:
1. Men focus, deduce, and take action better in high-risk, often ambiguous situations. A good woman instantly perceives this, if it is demonstrated, and she values it. Outcome-based decisioning skill is not distributed equally between the sexes.
2. Men are funnier. Christopher Hitchens wrote about this:
3. If they want to, men follow rules better. If they don’t want to follow rules, they break them better.
4. Men are better at saying, “Oh well, it’s an imperfect world” and carrying on in good faith.
5. Men are better at sacrificing themselves for a person, an abstraction (an ideal, a collective imperative, a spiritual need).
6. Men are better at fiction and poetry. Probably has something to do with transcending the solipsism endemic to female writers.