I see no uglier traits in a man than three things. The first of them being cowardice. The second, lack of truthfulness and the third being a lack of physicality.
All three are fuelled by comfort and the fear of losing it.
As Rollo in the quoted picture above says, the opposite of cowardice is an inability for a person to stand up on their own, against the tide, against the status quo and the comfort of men and women.
Ayn Rand put it best when she said:
Non conformity for the sake of arrogant rebellion is even worse than conformity. One can accidentally be swept by a wave of conformity, fall into comfort and not look outside its boundaries in fear of causing some kind of pain, but to purposely rebel for no valid reason other than to draw attention to oneself, to ride the hippie train of ‘individualism’ without valid action and end goals is as putrid as cowardice gets.
Dishonesty is the fuel for cowardice and primarily, dishonesty with oneself, deluding ones SELF into comfort and lack of action leads down all kinds of disastrous paths. Telling yourself you’re still tired and not getting up on time, lying to yourself and pretending you don’t have the time to do a 30 minute workout during the day, lying to yourself and pretending you’re not cheating on your partner by flirting with men or women, deceiving your employer by pretending to be working behind your desk whilst on social media all day and the list of lies we tell ourselves all day goes on forever. Start with extreme honesty with yourself and you can progress into honesty with others.
Finally men who don’t energise themselves by engaging in physical activity are despicable. There is no excuse for any male from five years of age until fifty years of age not to engage in some kind of movement or labour.
Movement is life. Stagnant water becomes impure. Moving water is fresh, drinkable and useable. If something is still it dies.
Rigor mortis is the condition of stiffness in the muscles post death because all chemical activities cease. There is no more movement of nutrients, cells, enzymes, blood and oxygen. The body stops.
Without continuously forcing ones body through movement, the regeneration of cells and renewed life ceases. If the brain does not get used, certain neural activity blunts and near stops being available. Like the body, the brain needs it’s exercise and movement.Nothing in your body survives without movement, therefore when we say a lack of physicality we should extend this to the physicality of the mind too.
The way of men is readiness. The modern creep of conformist laziness, cowardly disassociated idleness and brazen ‘chickenshitery’ is revolting. Men gawk at walking a kilometre to attend to a need. Women plan nine months in advance how to be bathing in the comfort of a liar psychologist who convinces her having a baby is cause for depression.
Gimme a break and eat a spoon of…… Scratch that, eat a bowl of cement and harden the fuck up.
-Wesam El dahabi