The Daily Man-Up: You Know You’re a Pussy If…

November 5, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up

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If you live the life of a pussy, you’re going to live the life of a dependent. You’re going to live a life where others are in control of your present and your future. You’re going to be envious and cynical. You’re never going to realize the talents you possess or the opportunities that have passed you by.

Laziness has never won anyone anything, and neither has weakness.

As a society we need stronger, grittier men, clearly. But on an individual level, if there’s any ounce of you that wants to improve, to become better than the man you currently are, you, like I, are going to have to toughen up.

You’re going to have to forgo many of the habits that you’ve incurred over the years and replace them with new ones.

1. You blame others 

This is the route most people take in life because it’s easier to blame others. It’s tough to accept responsibility or just accept that things are and deal with them accordingly.

You’re a pussy if you think that the system or the government or rich people or your parents or your friends or your teachers are to blame for your lack of whatever you want in life, because you give them power over your present and your future and your thoughts.

The act of blaming others is literally the act of relinquishing power, and a man who has no power over his thoughts or his future cannot in any logical sense call himself a man. Viktor Frankl saw this in the Concentration Camps of the Second World War. Some accepted their reality, and survived, others wished it weren’t so, and didn’t. Furthermore, others clung to a false hope that things weren’t as they are and didn’t survive either.

Accept your present and determine what you can do to make it better. This is your duty in life, no matter where you are in life. It’s when you take control of your own thoughts and actions that you can then help others do the same.

The encouraging point is that everyone has the ability to control their thoughts, actions, and degree of effort. Thus, making each of us responsible for where we end up and what we do with our lives, no one else can take this responsibility from us unless we willingly give it to them.

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