I know two heroin addicts—in fact, I’d say I’m pretty close to them. They’re both family members.
Both of them had dysfunctional upbringings: verbally and physically abusive fathers, and emotionally dysfunctional mothers. Both of them ruined a large portion of their lives with heroin.
One of them decided to step into the light some 25 years ago—he now has a wife, two kids, and a nice house by the ocean side.
The other had his wife divorce him, his family disown him, and eventually became homeless. He stuck himself with a dirty needle, and ended up in the hospital with a deadly heart infection. As he struggled to stay alive, he phased in and out of consciousness for days.
Suddenly, he awoke, gasping for air, and in one agonizingly lucid epiphany, he realized that he had wasted his entire life.
He broke down into tears, begging God for a second chance. Unfortunately, he passed away later that night. Often, we don’t realize the consequences of our actions until it’s too late.
In a previous article on The Way of Men, I presented a very practical, straight forward explanation of what it means to be a man.
Biologically, men are designed to protect the tribe from outside threats; this was their purpose for millions of years.
However, masculinity goes much deeper than man’s physical function. Masculinity is also spiritual—it’s those “Yang” characteristics that merge so well with a woman’s “Yin.”
To clarify, I am not confirming nor denying the existence of a non-physical world. When I say the word “spiritual,” I am referring to things which are greater than man, yet that he embodies and strives for; purpose, direction, and perseverance, among other things, are spiritual characteristics of man.
The goal of this article is to explain masculinity and in a deeper way. Man is more than just his physical purpose; he is also his spiritual purpose.
One of the most common questions that I get asked is: “How do I boost testosterone levels?”
Why do I get asked this question so much? Well, because testosterone levels are at an all time low nowadays. With artificial ingredients, GMO’S, parabens, and phyto-estrogens lowering this man-hormone, it’s no wonder that so many modern men are highly effeminate.
Testosterone is an anabolic androgenic hormone, which means it’s responsible for muscle growth, confidence, assertiveness, a sense of well-being, energy, and libido levels.
In short, the more testosterone that you have, the better your life will be. It’s no coincidence that high-achieving men also have high levels of testosterone.
Unfortunately, however, our society is littered with things that decrease testosterone levels: pthalates, soy, petro-chemicals, political correctness, a complete lack of male role models, and more. It’s almost like there’s a war against masculinity.
Fortunately, however, it’s very possible to increase your testosterone levels. In fact, using the following tips, I increased my testosterone by around 75%.
A lot of men struggle with what it means to be a man—and it’s hard to blame them. In an age where masculinity is crushed out of boys at a young age, where being assertive and strong are looked down upon by the masses of weak hordes, and where toxic political correctness is pushed down our throats, it’s hard for us to get in touch with our masculinity.
Our society has no coming of age rituals, it has no strong male role models, and it has no traditional gender role which men are expected to adhere to.
In other words, modern man is lost, and struggling to define himself; he is struggling to get in touch with his masculinity.
Consequently, countless philosophers and authors have written on the topic of masculinity. Some say that masculinity is having a lot of body hair. Others say it’s in how many girls you sleep with. Or maybe it’s how much you make, or how nice your car is?
None of these are true. They’re bi-products of a capitalist, consumerist society that wants men to buy the latest car, watch, or other status symbol. Here’s how to define masculinity on a primal level.
Most supplements are bullshit, especially when it comes to supplements for building muscle.
I’ve tried just about every supplement out there. From rare Chinese herbs claiming to extend your life by 40 years, to a funky mushroom that grows on the backs of caterpillars native to the Andes, I’ve spent literally thousands of dollars on supplements.
And do you know what? Most of that money was wasted on crappy supplements that don’t work. But, there are some that work—you just have to know which ones.
That’s why I’ve made this list for you. I remember when I first started getting into fitness, I was completely clueless. I got scammed on numerous occasions by GNC and other over-priced stores, and it wasn’t until 6 months later that I started to figure out which supplements were worth my time.
These 4 supplements will shoot your muscle growth through the roof.
Ask anyone who’s successful: “What’s your morning routine?” and they almost always have a very specific answer.
Whether it’s going for a jog, hitting the gym, reading the paper, or meditating, every single successful person has some form of a morning ritual. This is not coincidental, it’s for a reason.
A good morning routine will get you started on the right foot; it will prime your mind to focus on what’s important, get you into a good mood, and fill your body with energy. For any man trying to change his life, I recommend you start by simply implementing a morning routine.