The Art of Manliness has become one of my favorite blogs. If you happen to subscribe to my shared items, you will already know that a lot of what I share is from that single blog — because so many posts are so good. But I know many of you don’t subscribe to what I share (or subscribe at all :-/), so I wanted to put in a plug here for the blog itself.
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Back to the Art of Manliness. In the “About” section it states:
Why The Art of Manliness?
Generation X and Y is a generation of Lost Boys. We live in a Never-Never-Land where boys stay boys and never become men. More and more males today are putting off college, family, and adult responsibilities in order to play video games and do keg stands. Don’t believe me that today’s man is lost? How about some numbers?
- 2/3 of men in the U.S. are overweight or obese.
- Men only make up 42 percent of U.S. college students.
- The average male carries around $2,369 in credit-card debt.
- Three out of ten drink too much
- A majority of males between the ages of 30 and 18 receive greater financial support from their parents and has more debt than previous generations.
- The average adult man plays video games 7.6 hours per week.
The Art of Manliness is dedicated to helping men uncover what manliness means in the 21st century. What skills and knowledge should a 21st Century man acquire? What traits should they develop?
If you are a Man and don’t subscribe, you should!