As a man, there is a certain standard that we need to hold ourselves to. Because if we don’t than what are we but men who don’t live up to our standards. That doesn’t sound like a man at all to me. Living up to our own standards and even surpassing them in life is what we do. Here are ten things we should all be learning how to do right now.
Change a tire
Sure, you could go to nearest service station and have them change it for you, but when have you ever needed to rely on someone else to fight your own battles. Change it yourself for once. Save a buck, and become more of a man at the same time.
Build a fire without using a lighter or matches
This one may be a bit more difficult, but it would be extremely useful knowledge if you were ever in a pinch. There are several ways of getting a fire going without a lighter or matches. Just Google it and figure out how to do it for yourself.
Drive a stick shift
Maybe you don’t have a stick shift vehicle around the house, but I bet one of your relatives do. Ask grandpa to show you how to drive one. Then do it for yourself. Then master it. I think you’ll find you even enjoy driving one. You’ll feel like all the guys in Fast and Furious.
Master a sport
Doesn’t matter what sport. Just whichever one you enjoy the most. Even if it’s golf! I love golf. You make connections on the golf course. Sometimes if there is a slow group of people ahead, you get stuck playing with the group behind you. Maybe uncomfortable yes, but everyone is worth knowing. There’s nothing wrong with making connections. That’s just what happens after playing 4 hours of golf with a random stranger.
Learn how to fire a gun
If you ever need to protect yourself or provide for a family in a pinch, you will need to learn how to fire a gun. There will be a time again where it is essential that men know how to fire a weapon. Wouldn’t hurt to own one either.
Learn the basics of some form of fighting
Could be boxing, could be martial arts, even wrestling. I believe that it’s important for a man to know how to fight if he ever needed it. What are you if you can’t defend your woman or your family?
This is more of an indulgence, but I think every man I knew that fly fished could check off this whole list right now.
Hope you men start checking off the list as well. Have a great day!