What This Site Is About

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When I sat down to start this blog, after a lot of introspection on whether to write it in the first place, I had to decide what I really wanted to say.  So, without further preamble, here it is:

Be a man.  Be awesome at it.  Be proud of it.

A “polymath” is the Greek term that means “having learned much”.  Basically, it’s the Greek Renaissance Man, and that’s what being a man is all about to me.  Being a Renaissance Man, that is, not necessarily being Greek (not that there’s anything wrong with that).  I believe that if a man is not well-rounded, self-examined, and developed across multiple disciplines then he’s failing at life, and we’re not  in the business of failing here.

There.  Now that we’ve got the premise out of the way I’m going to go over what this blog ISN’T.

This blog is NOT the following:

-This is not a pure fitness blog, although I believe that strength starts with the physical so we’ll talk a lot of muscle.

-This is not a Pick-up Artist blog.  I’ll definitely talk dating and how to attract (and keep) women, but it’s not a player blog.

-This is not a finance blog.  Financial security, wisdom, and development is part of being a great man, so we’ll address it at times but this isn’t a stock-advice forum.

-This is not a self-help or psychology blog.  I’m not a shrink.  I don’t intend to be a shrink.  I’m here to show you some of the best methods I’ve found to be a more successful man.  What you do with them and whether or not they work for you is up to you.  If you want to be patted on the back and told to recite “I love myself and so others will too” 47 times, then go somewhere else.

-This is not a blog about music, art, or gadgets.  I love cool stuff, and as a well-rounded man so should you.  So I’ll share some stuff that I think is cool from time to time.  However, this isn’t Best Buy.

-This is not a political debate blog.  While I’ll use current events as examples sometimes this is not the place for political bitching and infighting.

-This is not a blog for whiners.  I’m not going to put up with that shit.  Have a problem?  Be a man, address the problem, and find an answer.  Act on that answer and fix it.

This blog IS about the following:

-Overcoming the Pussification of America and building pride and responsibility into men.

-Getting strong as hell in the gym, on the playing field, and in your mind.

-Spitting in the face of adversity, the “norm”, social constraints, and building YOUR LIFE as YOU WANT IT.

-Developing the confidence that you NEED to be a man in today’s world through the use of science, common sense, and modeling of those who’ve succeeded ahead of you.

-Building the Complete Man, or Polymath, and so enjoying culture, music, arts, women, sports, cool stuff, and all that life has to offer.

If all this sounds too tough, too simple, or too insensitive for you, then take your hurt feelings and hit the bricks.  On the other hand, if this sounds like something you can get behind, then stick around and read on.

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September 2, 2010

BC @ 1:01 am #

I dont clame to be a Polymath, but I do feel that I have succedded in life. Im not great at anything, but I think Im good at alot of stuff. But I worked hard for all that I have and will only have to work harder to keep it or to gain more. we live in a ” must have ” society. want want want and not willing to work for it. or the wants are thought to be too far out of reach. using the gym as an example, I wanted to be strong. so I asked how to do it. the answer was simple. You need muscle. great now what do I do? take it slow and smart and dont let your ego get in the way. I started off looking like a goof with the smalest weights in the house. added 5 or 10lbs each week. and i had to remember that I have the rest of my life to keep adding 5 lbs. i feel great about myself and it has translated to my marriage and my parenting and my job. Life is good.

September 6, 2010

Isaac @ 5:27 pm #

Brad: Don’t sell yourself short, man. You’ve been kicking ass and improving constantly. You’re dead on with your take on our society that wants things (which is fine) but isn’t willing to work for them (which is not fine). That’s the root of the vast majority of the problems in our society!

Hard work and small steps, man. You’ve seen it work and you’re making it work!

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