MASCULINITY AND THE POWER TO OVERCOME

My last article ended with a quote from a person whom i admire very much, Bruce Lee, and i thought that linking him to today’s topic was a thing i felt it was right. Bruce, in my book – is a perfect example of Masculinity : He was an overall achiever, he had objectives on which he never gave up (The acting career) and he was, and probably still is the greatest Martial Artist the world has ever known.

Masculinity today, at times it’s seen like a (and let me put emphasis on the quotes) “”Toxic”” trait. I personally completely disagree with that, as it is something that’s intrinsic to the very nature of a man, how can something we’re born with be toxic? and apart from that, masculinity is a very strong and positive force, Men are moved because of it, are inspired to do good because of it, they take ACTION to better theirs (and other’s!) life because of it. I will link you to a channel that explains this in a very good way – it’s a short video but it’s full of meaning when confronted with a lot of stupid nonsense some people are spouting nowadays. Please watch it :

Now, why do i link masculinity with Bruce Lee though? well, i personally think that when a Man rises against all odds to realize something that’s really important for him – that’s when he really shines. Bruce was the peak of human strength and performance, but he didn’t accomplish all of this over the night, of course – behind it there’s a tortuous and long process with which he achieved his strength. While he simply liked to stay in shape but more importantly to Fight, in this way he wanted to show others (but first and foremost he did this for himself, to better its abilities) that he was better at it – you know, some good competition that gave as a fruit the obvious, sought after byproduct of Mastery.

And here comes the good part :

But why does a man put himself into so much trouble to accomplish something? you’d think it’s just to satisfy himself right?

Yes…
BUT NO.

While Martial arts can be seen as destructive, some Men (and Women, even though these traits are more prominent in Men) learn them not to just “be stronger” which in itself is a consequence – but to Protect something, someone, dear to them.
The rising of certain characteristics such as Heroism, Selflessness, Sacrifice, Kindness, Relentlessness – always spurs because of a greater reason that you can’t see on the surface, martial arts it’s just an example very dear to me, but there are countless different situations – as you’ve seen in the video – where masculinity can be applied to.

In the end, i don’t think that masculinity should be overwhelmed with attacks that won’t really go anywhere, as it’s not synonym of violence, as some degenerates love to claim.

Like femininity, masculinity it’s simply a collection of traits found since the birth of human beings, into men. For either sexes to not express themselves like nature programmed them to, it’s foolish and unnatural in my honest opinion, and what REALLY should be “condemned” it’s the toxicity of an individual itself. No one, and i repeat : NO ONE should be attacked and belittled for expressing these beautiful qualities that makes humanity – Human.

If you’d like to join into this peaceful and constructive conversation, please DO comment below. I’d love to know what you think of the matter and of this article.

Have a great day!
Take care.

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Changing yourself AND rising over adversity

Here’s an example of ꇐēŸ³ (Kaiseki Ryori) A traditional kind of Gourmet cuisine from Japan, composed by a lot of little different dishes, behind each one there’s a different taste, texture, techniques, shapes and colors.

Whether you like it or not – CHANGE is the only way to keep yourself relevant.

But why do i say that? isn’t being “stable” in life, considered a wiser and risk-free alternative? Might be, but is it as effective when it comes to overcoming the challenges that life presents you with on a daily basis? Let me explain :

You may be wondering by now why i have introduced you to this topic with a brief explanation of Kaiseki Ryori, and you might be saying : “What is this dude even talking about?! Food and challenges?” HEY, just hear me out, it’s all… connected.

Just how each and every little dish that this traditional way of caressing an individual’s palate enables the client to experience the multilayered flavors of the course, you too have some tools at your disposal that can help you see and act… differently.

I’m talking about Habits. In this kind of cuisine, a lot of different flavors are used, mixed and matched with a specific technique related to the dish itself, and by doing so the main protagonist of the dish has all of its characteristic enhanced, set and ready to give its best in the client’s mouth – If you think about it and try to apply this mindset when approaching your problems, it’s EASILY more effective because you’re tackling the problem with all the tools and methods you need to solve it. The tricky thing though is developing these habits – these little foundations on which, in my opinion, a person should be based on.

These habits may vary from individual, but i’d like to list a few of my favorites :

  • Consuming Healthy & Nutritious Food
  • Exercise regularly
  • Being more Disciplined
  • Learn new things everyday

If you have a strong mind and a strong body, and by extent – some good habits – you will find that dealing with your problems becomes incredibly easier, here i just gave you a bunch of examples, but habits can be adapted pretty much anywhere because you create and maintain them to suit YOUR needs. For example : Are you afraid of social interactions and you wish you were more talkative and affable? Create a habit to talk to at least one random stranger a day, without resorting to the same topic. You will see that after a week it’ll feel a lot better and you improved. In the end, habits are tools that you must master and keep on repeatingly use so you can reap fruits out of them.

It doesn’t take much, you just need to make the first step and then keeping on making other little steps, you can be sure to see amazing results by doing this – And as i was comparing all the little attentions and ways of cooking a specific food, habits are exactly the same thing, little details that’ll make things good.

So you can clearly see that by NOT changing, experimenting and trying things out by making the first step – not only you’d devoid yourself of being able to see things in a new light, at the same time you would be making yourself a disservice by lacking your tools for being able to solve your problems. Being flexible and forcing yourself to adapt is Key.

And now i will end my point with one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite inspiring individual :

” Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless ā€” like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. “

– Bruce Lee

Thanks for reading,
Take care.

Imagine : Freedom

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Freedom. Ahhh, so longed. yet not too much to make an individual stop and think : “Hey, maybe breaking my back every day at this job i hate isn’t the right way to achieve it“. And why would this thought ever cross a mind of anyone leading this kind of lifestyle? It won’t, right? though sometimes it can happen, the thought process will just probably end with affirmations like these : “It’s too risky” , “I can’t do that, i’m not capable enough“, “What if i fail? No, i don’t want to live on the streets, i’m fine like this, it could be worse for me.” – These are all understandable thoughts, i had these thoughts too in the past. But don’t you think that by doing this, a person it’s just putting shackles on themselves? how can you know how much can you lift without ever clinching the barbell? You can’t. And by doing this you’re automatically killing your chances to take a shot at True Freedom.

But what do i mean when i say “True Freedom”? it’s nothing special, really, though its values and significance may vary from person to person, the core principle is this : You can structure, use and manage your time in whichever way you find fit. That means that if you want to sleep\go visit the world\ spend your time doing what you love, you can do that without a care in the world… or almost. Because to do that you need to have some kind of income, right? and you may ask what kind of work gives you THAT much freedom and flexibility… i’d say, work you cherish and love – work that you ENJOY doing and at the same time covers all of your expenses even without you actively managing it. This is called “Passive Income” – you basically make money when you’re away, when you sleep, ecc… So yeah, starting your own business! – and you might say “Duh! if it was this easy everyone would do it.” Yeah, i personally don’t think that’s easy, since i am too on this journey to achieve everything that i’m telling you… but put it like this : Do you think you’re just… one of the “Everyone”? you don’t know that until you really challenge yourself and your ideals, and yes, of course it’s not easy – but would you rather do something easy that keeps you in the same spot, angry, sad, without any Freedom or time to live the life YOU want… or would you rather do something Difficult – but definitely doable, and live a life it’s worth living?

Do NOT underestimate yourself and the ability to change your situation, YOU hold the keys to do so, no one else.

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