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Manly Manners Book

The Reliable Man

A gentleman shows up on time. “On time” means the time of the appointment, not five or ten minutes after that time. By showing up on time he shows that he is a man of his word, that he respects the time of others. As in all things, it is especially poor taste to keep those waiting who must ...

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Money – Making It

“A gentleman never allows crass self-interest to guide his way. He holds himself to higher standards, which are all the loftier for being self-imposed.” (Robb Report, page 160, September 2002)It used to be that the very definition of a gentleman was that he had plenty of money, without having ...

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Money – Spending it

“As long as we measure others and ourselves by what we have and how we look, life is inevitably a discouraging experience, characterized by greed, envy, and a desire to be someone else.” (Gordon Livingston)Whether a man is a gentleman has nothing to do with the size of his bank account, or the ...

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Debt – Where Did All That Money Go?

Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino’s Pizza Born in 1937, Monaghan was 4 years old when his father died on Christmas Eve, leaving his mother a single parent with a income of $27.50 a week and two young boys to raise. She took the boys to a Catholic orphange, where Tom was often beaten by the nuns. ...

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Listen More!

Master Po: Close your eyes. What do you hear? Young Caine: I hear the water, I hear the birds. Po: Do you hear your own heartbeat? Caine: No. Po: Do you hear the grasshopper which is at your feet? Caine: Old man, how is it that you hear these things? Po: Young man, how is it that you do ...

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The Funny Man

As a general rule, a gentleman does not laugh at people, he laughs with people. The one glaring exception to this rule is that he freely laughs at himself, the only one who he makes fun of. A man can, and should, take his work seriously, but that doesn’t mean he has to take himself too ...

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Complaining Like a Man

“Comedian Lewis Black gets a nod for exalting one indispensable guy trait: anger. Yeah, yeah, we know, anger makes us hostile and hypertensive. Still, a suspicion lingers that righteous male anger isn’t always the toxin it's made out to be. Black’s stand up version of rage, his sputtering ...

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There are also sorts of different kinds of insults: - In your face, making assertions about your manhood, your mother, and/or your anatomy. They often include some , as in “kiss my ass”. These tend to be more prevalent among the young, unsophisticated, and/or uneducated. Or anyone driving a ...

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Hillary and Arnold

Why did we subtitle this chapter about Hillary Clinton and Arnold Schwarzenegger? Because each has become an icon for our times, and represents much that is good, and even more that is bad, about the state of being a man in the early 21st century, and the relationships between men and ...

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There is no justice in the world, yet it’s important for a man to be just in his dealings with others. Why? Perhaps because a man creates in his own world the world that he wishes to see around him. Perhaps because he is taught by his parents, or the stories he reads as a young man, that good ...

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