Kindness and goodness are necessary but useless without the strength, toughness, effectiveness, and gameness of a warrior. As a man you must be and bring both. -Chad Howse
As a man you have to bring laughter and happiness, but be a viable threat to evil.
It’s the man who can be extremely successful in both areas that does the world the most good.
He’s able to make a child laugh, a woman smile, but also defend both from those who aim to do them harm. An inability to defend is unacceptable. It takes the goodness and kindness in this world and exposes it to harm, to annihilation.
What many today refuse to admit or understand is that you cannot have goodness without strength. They ignore the notion of evil. They’re blind to the reality that it can’t be reasoned with nor killed with kindness, it must simply be killed.
And this is why we train.
This is why it’s important to learn skills like boxing or wrestling or BJJ. This is why it’s important to learn not how to defend yourself, but to defend those you love.
Evil thrives where it’s fed.
Right now we’re feeding evil. We’re feeding it through political correctness and the weakening of the modern man. We’re feeding it through inhibiting freedoms.
We’re feeding evil by not overtly identifying it and calling it what it is.
Where strong, good, honorable men are the norm, societies can flourish, kids and learn and grow, economies can thrive, freedoms can be maintained.
Be both the caretaker and the comedian, the man who brings joy and laughter, but also the man who protects and defends those who cannot protect and defend themselves.
An equipped man is far better than a cop on the phone.
If you want to be self-reliant, learn how to fight, learn how to use a gun, and get a big ass dog.