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 their (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. Watch it if you have time :
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 overnight, of course – behind his success 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?
While Martial arts can be seen as destructive, some Men (and Women, even though these traits are more prominent in Men) teach 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!