Man Up, Guys

I hadn’t run across this before, but there is a series on how to become more manly in four parts:

Step One: Physical
Step Two: Spiritual
Step Three: Emotional
Step Four: Mental

The context is Vox Day’s hierarchy of manhood and explaining how to stop being a Gamma. One definition of a Gamma male is someone who was likely smarter and more sensitive than average as a child, was abused for it, and never quite grew up socially because of that. Instead, they retreated into a place where they felt they were in control and could stop the bullying. I think this series a good primer on climbing out of the pit, and a good first step before migrating away from Western Civilization to full biblical manhood. In other words, I think it’s really very hard for men to figure out where they are as Westerners until they achieve actually being a Westerner first. Virtually nobody is going to jump straight from Western Gamma male to full biblical shepherd manhood.

This four-part outline is actually not too bad regardless of where you are headed. It covers a lot of the same territory you’d need to cross either way. I’ve archived a copy of the whole thing, so you can request it in the typical formats: LibreOffice, Word, or PDF.

About Ed Hurst

Avid cyclist, Disabled Veteran, Bible History teacher, and wannabe writer; retired.
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7 Responses to Man Up, Guys

  1. Iain says:

    I can eat 50 eggs.


  2. Ed Hurst says:

    I hope doing so won’t be as painful as that scene from Cool Hand Luke, Iain.


  3. Iain says:

    Yay! I will not pidgeonholed unless it’s into a classification of my own. So I’m an ICE50E male.


  4. Ed Hurst says:

    Agreed. Vox’s hierarchy is an artifact of Western Civilization; it’s not burned into human nature itself. But the best way to escape the prison of that hierarchy is to understand how it grips you, how you have been shoved into a pigeon hole by a society that rejects God’s truth.


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  6. Jay DiNitto says:

    I never saw Cool Hand Luke, but there’s a scene with 50 eggs in it, I’ll have to check it out.


  7. Iain says:

    It’s on Netflix right now. It’s one of my all time favorites.


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