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u/khowidude87 · 0 pointsr/artofmanliness

Dude that's how a large group of guys think anyway. If your family taught you well, then gender doesn't matter.
A "true" man can have a subjective definition and at the same time not. What I mean by that is men are defined by some general characteristics, which there are hundreds of resources to read on those, such as action, integrity, handiness, stoic, etc. I would watch:
And there more that have the same theme. Remember this question is influenced by what values are important, and realization of that answer, then there are people trying to sell you something...stay away from the "alpha" stuff. You're in a good place by asking these questions now because there is a large group of men who wait till a crisis or tragedy to learn this things.

There is the toxic side which is when hedonism or violence is thought to be manly.

So there is some confusion because we are taught to posture for our peers when we grow up and most of the time in our adult lives too. When does the mask or "faking it" start to become what we think is true. Men have been dealing with toxic men or AH for a long time, this isn't new. Learning to be emotional intelligent and empathizing with others is strength. But don't be fooled into thinking that being passive is the answer because you will have to fight for what you want in life. Use wisdom and discernment for the times, yes some need to admit their mistakes, but men still need to be masculine and not neutered.

Mansfield's Book of Manly Men: An Utterly Invigorating Guide to Being Your Most Masculine Self
Walt Witman
Wild at Heart
Poetry in general on manliness, battle, love, and passion for living

Do your own research too.

Finally, at the end of the day you must be "YOUR OWN MAN". Considering everything above, you must apply these values and actions in your way. Think of your life like a sandwich,and your manliness as a special sauce. Anyone who refuses to reflect on their manhood and listen to other men is a fool, don't be that guy. Don't be trapped by pleasure, circumstances, or "when I get there", like I said above take action.

Lastly, I'm a Christian, may the Lord bless and keep on your journey to becoming the man you are meant to be.

u/NjalBorgeirsson · 3 pointsr/artofmanliness

I graduated 5 years ago. I have done quite well on the career and finance side so I'll keep my advice to those areas. Here's a 4 section summary of the basics you need to learn to be financially successful


  • For saving, take out a set % of your paycheck and put it aside. Do this before ANY other spending or payments. Because of compounding (aka exponential growth of money) and inflation, saving now is several orders of magnitude more valuable than saving later. I would put aside at least 25% of your take-home pay, probably more. This will force you to be frugal (or budget wisely if you aren't frugal) and is the single most important thing you can do to ensure your financial future.
  • With the money you put aside, direct it first to savings so you have at least a month of living expenses, then to any debt you're delinquent on. Then contribute to get 401k matching from your company (see below). Then to savings until you have 3-6 months of living expenses saved. Then pay down any debt with an interest rate over 5%. After that, keep paying any debt and begin to save for retirement.
  • When you save for retirement, first contribute to get all the 401k matching your company offers. Then contribute to an IRA (do a Roth until your tax bracket is over 25%). Finally contribute more to your 401k or a regular brokerage account


  • What to read to understand Personal Finance A lot of personal finance is common sense once you know a few basic principles. The best book for communicating these is The Richest Man in Babylon. However, it was written in the late 1800s and consequently has phraseology that is very dated. I've been looking for a better book to explain the concepts but haven't found one yet. Once you read this, or something similar, you aren't done but it will give you a framework to understand things, so when you google for information you will know how to read it.
  • What to read to understand investing For investing, reading The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is probably the best bet out there for a quick understanding of what you should be looking at buying. Bogle doesn't like international stocks, but most financial advisors do, and the standard recommendation is 25-50% of your portfolio should be international. Otherwise its a good book. Unless you want to devote a lot of time to learning to invest, I would avoid picking individual stocks. Even if you plan on going with a financial advisor this is worth a read so you can spot the grossly incompetent ones.
  • Things are not nearly as simple in the real world as these two books would have you believe, but they are excellent at generalizing suggestions for navigating the real world. If you follow their advice (with the international asset allocation above) you can largely go through life blissfully ignorant of the details and be fine.

    Who to get advice from and who to avoid

  • The vast majority of the benefit of financial advisors is convincing their clients not to pull their money out of the market at a bad time when they are scared (ie in a recession). If you can avoid this (be honest with yourself, the vast majority of people can't) and you are willing to research financial topics from time to time, you can skip having a financial planner.
  • If you do get a financial planner, make sure you get a planner who charges you a fee. The "free" ones are paid through kickbacks on the products you buy. These advisors have a fiduciary responsibility to the products they sell. The fee-only advisors have a fiduciary responsibility to you. Good products sell themselves, bad products need financial advisors to sell them. 1% or less is a reasonable fee. Over that is not worth it in my book.
  • Avoid anyone who promises you returns higher than you could get elsewhere. Not only is most discussing/advertising of anything suggesting future returns illegal, its a telltale sign of a scam. Not all of them are, but the odds are high enough I'd skip them entirely.


  • Your first job out of school is going to be the hardest. Given that you have no full-time real world work experience, your value comes mostly in the form of soft skills, lower pay and a willingness to learn. The best way to showcase the first and last of those is through networking. This is how I got my first job and I would highly recommend it. (for what its worth, I am incredibly introverted and still pulled it off)
  • Find work that you enjoy but pays well. Having money won't make you happy, but not having it will sure make you sad.
u/Stinzent · 1 pointr/artofmanliness

Dirt cheap, pretty much all you'll ever need in terms of razors and blades. I got myself a nicer, full metal razor at some point, mostly for the looks, but this one is surprisingly sufficient. Used it for years. Toss the Wilkinson blades though, they're bad. (I know it's in German, bear with me. The brands are international I think, so you should get those anywhere)

Wilkinson Sword Classic Herren Rasierer mit 5 Rasierklingen 1 St

Astra Rasierklingen 100er Pack