Sep 15, 2012

Preserving Mankind with Kojie.san Men

It was another day at the office. I was sitting in my chair trying to finish something and like the usual, singing loudly. Suddenly, a young handsome prince-like man approached me, knelt on the floor and asked me, “Will you spend eternity with me”. I know! I mean, I don’t actually remember him but who can resist the manly charm? So  without a second thought, I grabbed the moment  and said “YES!”. It’s crazy that I don’t remember him nor the day we first met but I did say yes to him.

And the next scene was, we got married! Yay! Then something popped in my mind, “No way, I haven’t told mom about the marriage yet!”. Boom! Snap back to reality. I was JUST dreaming.

So much for the intro. But really, that dream made me re-evaluate my understanding about men and the qualities I should be looking for a guy I will marry. And just in time  Nuffnang have this  contest that requires those who will join to answer this question: How can one preserve the concept of manliness in this modern age of liberal views and cultural influences?

Personally, what I understand about the word manly is not so much of what we usually see at this modern age. Nowadays, most men (but not all) are so consumed of wealth, power, fame, possession and (sorry to say) women. That is why I don’t think the word “manly” fits in todays generation of liberalism and cultural influence. But that is just an opinion. I believe one can still preserve the concept of manliness by having the following:

  1. Respect and loyalty
  2. Self control and determination
  3. Responsible and has good leadership
  4. With good sense of humor :) 
  5. Good steward of whatever has given to him (may it be good looks, good body, or whatever.)
  6. Must know the value of Marriage (Yes it is STILL important.)
  7. Must have the right relationship with his parents and above all with God

I know these are not very easy to attain. But it is possible. And those who possess these traits are the few good men who made an impact in our planet.  I believe there are still few out there and some are already on their way to being “the Man”. Guys, you don’t have to always go with the crowd as GK Chesterton said, "A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."

And girls, we can impact the men in our lives. Let us not focus on externals but let us encourage them that they may preserve the concept of being a real man. Another reminder that also applies to me.  But men, PLEASE keep in mind also that it is important that you value your appearance. We, women would be much happier if our partner knows how to take care of themselves and improve their looks. But please not to a large extent.

**An entry to Kojie.san Men & Nuffnang Special Screening of Taken 2. For contest details head on to Kojie.san Men’s Club FB fan page-

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