I’d like to start by referencing a post by Justin Campbell: Quit Being Nice
A man needs to discover what he believes and stand firm for it. Who a person is nor what a person is should affect his stance.
Every masculine man desires to have a domain of his own. This can cause his demise if he does not rule his domain. Any leniency creates momentum in the wrong direction. A house without a firm foundation will not stay when a storm comes.
It is masculine men that create the structure of the society that they live in. A masculine man build a castle with thoughts of war in mind. A masculine man builds an empire for the continuing of generations. A masculine man will stand firm in the face of any adversary – no matter who the adversary may be.
A little story I’d like to reference:
What should you do? Who should you be? Why are you asking me? A man decides for himself what he will do and who he will be. He is not enslaved to another’s puny imagination.
The masculine man has the strength and determination to make choices and decisions on his own, for himself. He also has the commitment to follow through with those choices and decisions.
The way of the masculine man is a powerful one.
Words are more powerful than any weapon. Examples of this power include politics, news, movies, teachers, parents, peers, and music. It is not the weapons of war one has to fear, but the words that one listens to.
What is a weapon? What is a loaf of bread? Without words, they are nothing but objects. The objects themselves can be anything and have no meaning to the observer. Words are what make the loaf of bread tasty and desirable, and the weapon dangerous and evil. Yet those same objects could be changed and morphed into a completely different perception with just a few words.
Words also change this listener, the one spoken to. Giving derogatory names has a psychologically damaging effect. Applying derogatory statements of fact is even more damaging. “You’re just stupid.”
Words have the most powerful effect on children. Minds that are developing and are easily molded. The most valuable physical treasure in this mortal realm; the most fought over, the most destroyed, and the most killed.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. — Proverbs 18:21
Words can also be used to build, strengthen, and nurture. Words can also be used on one’s own self. It is with the power of the audible voice that the universe around us changes – just like with Martin Luther King, Jr.