1.Don’t pick on the weak. Its immoral. Don’t antagonize the strong without cause, its stupid.
2.Don’t undermine your fellow young men. Mentor the young men that come after you. Society recognizes that you have the potential to be the most power force in society. It scares them.
3.Remember, 97% of all advice is worthless. Take what you can use, and trash the rest.
4.From a former Marine: Take it from me. Don’t join the military, unless you want to risk getting your balls blown off to secure other peoples economic or political interests.
5.You’ll spend your entire life listening to people tell you how much you owe them. You Don’t owe the vast majority of people sh*t.
6.If your girlfriend doesn’t make you feel good about yourself and bring joy to your life, fire her. That’s what girlfriends are for.
7.Know that few people have your best interests at heart. Your mother does. Your father probably does (if he stuck around). Your siblings are on your side. Everybody else worries about themselves.
8.Don’t be afraid to tell people to “F*** off” when need be. It is an important skill to acquire. As they say, speak your piece, even if your voice shakes.
9.Don’t gay bash. Don’t mentally or physically abuse people because of who they are, or how they present themselves. Its none of your business to try to intimidate people into conformity.
10.If your gay, admit it to yourself, your parents, your friends and society at large. Be prepared to get harassed. See rule 14. If someone threatens you or assaults you, call the cops. Have them arrested.
11.Realize that love is a numbers game. Guys fall in love easily. You’re going to see some girl and feel like you’ll die if you Don’t get her. If she rejects you, move on to the next one. It’s her loss.
12.Don’t be an internet troll. Get out and live life. There is not a cadre of beautiful women advertising on Craigslist to have sex with you.
13.Young men provide the genius and muscle by which our society thrives. Look at the Silicone Valley. By in large, it was not old men or women that created the revolution we live. Realize that society steals your contributions, secures it with our intellectual property laws, and then takes credit and the rewards where none is due.
14.Don’t be a poser. Avoid being one of those dudes who puts a surfboard on top of their car, but never surfs, or a dude with a powder coated fixed gear bike and a messenger bag, but was never a messenger. Live the life. Earn your bona fides.
15.Acquire empathy, good interpersonal skills, and confidence. Learn to read body language and non-verbal communication. Don’t just concentrate on your vocational or technical skills, or you’ll find your wife f***ing somebody else.
16.Don’t take proffered advice without a critical analysis. 90% of all advice is intended to benefit the proponent, not the recipient. Actually, the number is probably closer to 97%, but I Don’t want to come off as cynical.
17.As a young man, you’re on your own. Society divides and conquers. Unlike women who have advocates looking out for them (NOW, Women’s Study Departments, government, non-profit organizations, political advocacy groups) almost no one is looking out for you.
18.Don’t cheat on your wife/girlfriend. If you must cheat, Don’t humiliate her. Don’t risk having your transgressions come back to her or her friends. Don’t do it where you live. Don’t do it with people in your social circle. Don’t sh*t in your own back yard.
19.Don’t bother with emotional affairs. They are just a vehicle for women to flirt and have someone make them feel good about themselves. That’s the part of a relationship they want. For you, it is a lot of work and investment in time.
20.Don’t believe the crap about the patriarchy. More women are accepted and attend college. More degrees are awarded to women than men. Women outlive men. More men commit suicide. Men are twice as likely to be victims of violence, including murder. If you consider sexual assaults in prisons, twice as many men are raped as women (society thinks prison rape is funny).
21.If something has a direct benefit to an individual or a class of people, and a theoretical, abstract, or amorphous benefit to everybody else, realize that the proponent’s intentions are to benefit the former, not the latter, no matter what bullsh*t they try to feed you.
22.When you become a man in full, know that people will get in your way. People who are attracted to you will somehow manage to step in your path. Gay guys will give you the look. Old people will somehow stumble in front of you at the worst time.
23.Don’t speak ill of your wife/girlfriend. Back her up against the world, even if she’s wrong. She should know that you have her back. When she needs your help, give it. She should know that you’ll take her part.
24.Becoming a woman’s friend and confidant is not going to get you into an intimate relationship. If you haven’t gotten the girl within a reasonably short period of time, chances are you won’t ever get her. Shell end up confiding to you about the sexual adventures she’s having with someone else.