Is there a place for a man in today’s society? Better yet, what can you do to take your rightful position as a man in a modern, fast-paced world? If you’re in your late teens or early twenties, you must be feeling the pressure to “grow up” and be a man that your parents raised you to be. The problem is, it is not that easy, especially if you don’t have anyone to guide you through.
What follows are pointers to help you fit in the society as you make your way into modern masculinity.
The first step to becoming a man is to be one percent responsible for your actions. You don’t have to keep placing blame on other people, circumstances or your past. If you’re going to become your own man, you ought to know that choices have consequences. You should, therefore, learn to protect your integrity by doing what’s right. Once you become responsible, the rest will fall into place without trying too hard.
You’re living in a society full of judgmental individuals. You must realize that even as you struggle to live responsibly, people will still judge you. Thus, avoid living your life to please anyone. Take time to re-discover yourself and learn from your past experiences. Show emotional expression and find a purpose for your life. Express your thought clearly and don’t live a life of fear.
You don’t have to agree with everything you hear or read. Make it a habit of asking questions whenever you’re unsure. There’s a lot to learn and the more you understand life, the better it is for you. When you ask questions, you become more aware of what the world expects of you as a man. Also, know how to distinguish between the truth and lies.
Equip Yourself with the Correct Information
As you embark on the journey of self-discovery as a man, you need to arm yourself with the right information. You see, the world is a place of uncertainty and the more knowledge you have, the better. Read self-help, and motivational books to get tips that will become your pillars in the journey of becoming a man. The internet too is an excellent place to tap helpful information. For instance, this is a great post to read if you’re still struggling with your masculinity. Most importantly, apply what you learn in real life situations.