The Cultural Dissonance of Becoming A Man

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

Man up

Sometimes you just don’t feel like doing something you know you ought to do.  I did not ask you how you feel; I just told you to do it.  Your journey to discover your full potential is not based on your temporal feelings.  Envision the man you want to become and start doing the things that man would do, and then you will feel like that man.

“Do or do not there is no try.”

– Yoda 

Stop squandering your life in mediocrity, pornography, video games, and merely surviving the rat race of life.  Learn to exercise your primal potential to abate your feelings of restlessness and malaise.

Dr. Raymond Zakhari is the owner and operator of Metro Medical Direct and provides Telehealth and in-home visits. He also provides in-home alcohol and drug rehabilitation. Book an appointment here and check out the rest of this site for more information about concierge medicine.

Also, check out Dr. Ray’s Podcast The Psychology of it All here. Also available on Apple Podcasts.


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