At one point or other in your life, and I suspect this may be it for me, you realize that the only thing you really control is your own life. The rest is at best events which you can do you best to try and influence, but must forever acknowledge is not yours to decide over.
After having two seriously bad years (the re-occuring blog breaks and the lack of posts as evidence) I have finally found what seems to be somewhat steady footing. Things are finally looking better. And after thinking about it for 6 months or more, I do believe that the time has come to start doing all the things I’ve been putting off for so long. I am not going to “find myself” or “travel the world” or such hippie-crap. Sure, I might go on vacation once or twice, but that is not the point.
The point is, I have a clear image of what one should do with ones life. Most specifically what I should do with mine. In modern language, it’s called “be the best you can be”. In a traditional sense, I found this post over at Traditional Christianity very enlightening. Even for you atheists, I STRONGLY recommend you go read it. It is a blue-print for saving, or if necessary rebuilding Western civilization. And it is quite simple :
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control; against such there is no law.
Follow this, and all that has been lost will be saved.
On a more worldly note, it is my strong belief that unless women are willing to stand up to the modern “equality” garbage, that has so long poisoned not only relations between men and women, but also the social hierarchies that used to make life in Western countries pleasant and dignified, then men will simply have to. I am for equal rights, not for equal genders. Thus, I strongly encourage everyone to start thinking like, acting like and in the end becoming gentlemen. Now, most people these days do not understand the concept of a gentleman. They think that it’s either a stiff British person with a cane and hat, or that it is a modern, feminized white-knight male who will sacrifice his own dignity for the demands of feminists and leftist empathy-moochers.
A gentleman, must first and foremost always be a man. That means that you must embrace traditional masculinity. After that, you must strive without ever giving in to constantly refine your character. If you do not know where to start, I recommend the blog (and book) The Art of Manliness.
In the end, how we lived our lives will be the only thing that mattered. And since I’m turning 30 this year, I figure it is about time to grow up. Become a man, and all that. More soon.