Thursday, May 7, 2009

How to Be A Man

Esquire Editor-in-Chief David Granger recently wrote in his editor's letter in Esquire's May issue (themed "How to Be A Man"): "We've become addicted to pessimism. And it has more to do with us than with the fix in which we find ourselves. We're so stinking self-important that whatever happens to us must be the scariest, the worst, the terriblest."

"Part of being a man is competence. Part of being a man is hopefulness. Part of being a man is believing that you can handle it. The last thing a man does is give in to childlish expressions of helplessness. So from this day forward, how 'bout we suck it up and find a way to deal with it?"

I've got a major headache right now. His words hit me pretty hard right between the eyes.


  1. I wondered where that knot came from between my eyes. Now I know. WOW he hit the nail on the head.

  2. Or is that hit the head with the nail?

  3. are right on both comments!

  4. I blame the... oh, nevermind...


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