Like most men, I was propagandized with gynocentric ideas of what a man should be. With the rise of 3rd wave feminism and postmodernism, man's masculine characteristics have been demonized and replaced with more feminine qualities.
They say: a powerful man is a bad man. A man that provides is sexist. A man's strength is threatening. A man should be sensitive. A man should show his emotions to a woman... all of these they claim a man should be. But I ask myself, they're asking for man not to be a man. If so, how can a woman looking for a man be attracted to a feminine man?
Of course, these are all propaganda. This is when I started looking into what it means to be man. This is when I found David Deida's book, The Way of The Superior Man
BOOK REVIEW: THE WAY OF THE SUPERIOR MAN, A BOOK THAT WILL CHANGE A MAN'S LIFE
This is very good book to read and an absolute must read for a man. If you only have one book to read let it be The Way of The Superior Man by David Deida.
This book shows you how to think and act like a man in context of how you relate to women and society at large. The problem with society is we teach men how to become wuss. We tell men and boys to express and talk about their feelings like women. We tell them to be more sensitive. We effectively tell them to be more like women. Men are boys are not defective women. They are protectors, builders, and guardians of society and thus men must act exhibit manly traits that coincide with these roles. The Way Of The Superior Man blasts all these misinformation out of the water!
If you ever wondered why women says one thing and does another, David Deida explains this "mystery" in The Way of The Superior Man. In my opinion, just for that, this book is worth reading.
POETIC WRITING STYLE
Be warned though, that if you didn't like the artsy writing style of Tao Te Ching, I suggest that you go through the free sample of this book before buying. You can download a free sample of The Way Of The Superior Man from Amazon via Kindle.
A poetic writing style is something that people would either love or hate. In this case of this book, I find that this style is a good fit as it strikes deep thoughts about manliness that branches to a lot of other thoughts.