How to be a Man
The Way of the Superior Man
I started reading this book and decided to share this review video to give you an idea of what it is about. This book will provide some usefulness to us men who are looking for more knowledge on what is involved with being a man. Of course, not every lesson will resonate with you, but I would ask that you remain open to the concepts presented. If you are like me, I am not sure where to go to get these messages.
I assumed our fathers or some other older male role model passed along these insights, but unfortunately, I never had those people as a luxury in my life. So I suppose I learned by watching tv and movies when I was younger, then reading about it later or mirroring what I thought were good things to have. Sadly, that may have been the reality for a lot of us out there. Even today, I think most of the information we receive is filtered through a lens of what is wrong with men. However, the model they use is on the extream sides of masculinity. I am not promoting any of the rhetorical keywords that are freely shared through media today. Simply relying on that masculinity cannot be defined by the current contextual branding that we are supposed to identify with.
David Deida begins his book or this guide by saying that this is "for a specific kind of newly evolving man." He clarifies that this particular man is a man who is "unabashedly masculine—he is purposeful, confident, and directed, living his chosen way of life with deep integrity and humor—and he is sensitive, spontaneous, and spiritually alive, with a heart-commitment to discovering and living his deepest truth." To further cement this philosophy he further defines this "newly evolving man is not a scared bully, posturing like some King Kong in charge of the universe. Nor is he a new age wimp, all spineless, smiley, and starry-eyed. He has embraced both his inner masculine and feminine, and he no longer holds onto either of them."