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https://boldanddetermined.com/52-things-every-father-should-teach-his-son/

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Came across this interesting list this morning, ..have to say I agree with most if not all of it, since a lot of it was stuff I was taught and raised to think.

Some of it is a little Un-PC,...though some of the Un-PC comments are actually pretty true,...you're just not supposed to say it these days.

But I've seen here on MLP we've discussed a topic before,..lets call it, "The p*ssification of the modern American Man" (we've called it that before,...I'm sure most will know the topic.)

..anyway I thought this list was a pretty conclusive one of, "Things guys should know."

It's actually a very "old school" list I think,..a lot of the numbers are verbatim things many of us were taught/told when we were young,...but apparently I guess doesn't get taught anymore.

(no doubt the massive number of young Boys being raised by single Women has a lot to do with this. A Woman can't teach a young Man to be a Man.)

But I thought it was a good list and worth posting.

If it bothers anyone no hard feelings if the Mods nuke it, I just thought it might make for some interesting weekend discussion. (since we've sorta discussed this before, but not in such a clear "listed" way.)

I understand the tone of the writing may be a bit gruff and too manly for some people. :laugh2:

...there's also a slight "truth hurts" element that may bunch some panties. :laugh2:

But I still thought it was worth posting.
:)

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52 Things every Father should teach his Son

1) How to Throw a Ball

It breaks my heart to see little boys who don’t know how to throw a ball. They stay inside all the time eating potato chips and playing the newest video game system. Put a baseball in their hands and they look like a Deer caught in headlights. No boy should ever be caught dead throwing like a girl. When I was a youngster we had a name for all the boys who threw like girls, and it wasn’t a nice name.

2) How to Throw a Punch

Our single mommy world is raising a bunch of little pussified boys who get bullied (because they are bulliable). You’ve heard the rallying cries of “STOP THE BULLYING! STOP THE BULLYING!“. I say stop raising twinks and the bullying will stop. Each Father must teach his son how to throw a solid punch. Bullies are cowards who pick on the weak, after a jab to the nose you can forget about bullies picking on you ever again.

3) How To Tie a Tie

If you don’t teach your Son how to tie a tie he is going to learn from the internet. Is the internet a better father than you?

4) The Power of Willpower

Your mind is your greatest asset and with it, and the right attitude, you can accomplish anything you set out to do. Make the decision, do not waiver in the face of adversity, and you will reap the rewards of your effort. Give in to adversity and quit and you can expect to be completely and totally AVERAGE.

5) Never Give Women Power Over You

When women have the upper hand they will use it to your peril. It is only when you hold your rightful power that women respect you. It is usually the case that men who give women power, who try and do everything to please women, who would never dream of arguing or abusing a women, that get the police called on them for “abuse”.

6) How to Build a Bookshelf

Not knowing how to use a hammer, nails, screwdriver would be highly embarrassing later in life when little Johnny has to have his nagging wife fix everything in the house.

7) Discrimination is Good

Disregard the media baloney about discrimination being bad. Discrimination is how you survive and prosper. You see a girl in a bar dressed like a slut, you can be sure she is a slut. You see a group of blacks with their pants around their mid-thighs you can be sure you don’t want anything to do with them. You see a group of Mexicans gathered around the Home Depot you can be sure they are illegals.

8) It’s Not OK to Be a Sissy

Only single mommy’s and weak daddies raise sissies. A strong father will not raise a weak child, he will teach his child the importance of stoic strength. He will teach him the importance of a “Yes, I can!” attitude.

9) Trust is Earned, Not Given

Treat everyone with respect but never let your guard down. People in this world are out to eat the weak and if you show vulnerability the Hyenas will feast.

10) The Importance of Hard Work

The years of 15-21 will mark you for the rest of your life, it is imperative that you get in some hard work so you can develop the habit of not being a lazy slob. That can mean athletics, yard work, farm work, work in the family business, or school work.

11) The Importance of Physical Fitness

Keeping your body lean and mean shows pride in yourself and your abilities. Letting yourself go is a sign of weakness, depression, and high estrogen and low testosterone.

12) Don’t Believe Her When She Says She’s on the Pill

A.P.O.E. (Always pull out early).

13) How to Swim

I was at Maya Beach, a small island in Thailand (famous for the movie The Beach) and I saw the most embarrassing sight of my life. There are two ways to get to Maya beach: The front way and the back way. If you go the front way you have to pay, so we had our banana boat driver take us the back way so we could get in for free. At the back door of Maya beach you have to park the boat in the water, jump in the ocean, and swim to the edge of the island where you climb up a rope and then up some stairs.

As we were leaving we saw some truly horrific sights. One guy COULD NOT SWIM EVEN WHILE WEARING A LIFE JACKET. He was being pulled through the ocean by a tiny little Thai man who was not wearing a life jacket. The guy in the life jacket was being dragged like a little baby by a guy half his size who was not wearing a life jacket. That man’s father failed big time. The guy looked at me, we made eye-contact and he just shrugged like “what can you do?“.

The embarrassment does not end there. The guy had a buddy WHO ALSO COULD NOT SWIM EVEN WHILE WEARING A LIFE JACKET and was being pulled by another little Thai man.

14) Competition is Great

If you play, you play to win. 2nd place is the first loser.

15) Opportunity is Everywhere

You must learn to keep your eyes and ears open and ready to take advantage of opportunity. As a man you do not wait for opportunity to present itself to you, you seek it out.

16) Know Who You Are

You will live amongst others who covet the things you have, never forget that and never let your guard down.

17) Always Give 110%

If you are going to do something your must do it right. Never give less than your best. Your aim for perfection is what separates you from the animals of society.

18) Your Word is Special

If you say you will do something it is a must that you follow through. Never, ever be known as a liar or as a flake. Your reputation is special and must be kept in-tact.

19) How to Make Money on Your Own

Working for others to make them rich and you a pittance is what slaves do. Making money on your own is how you do for yourself.

20) Boys is Boys and Girls is Girls

and never the tween shall meet. Sex is not a social construct, it is biological. If you don’t listen to yourself and your body you are going to grow up to be very angry and confused. It is only when you know who you are and what you stand for that you can be comfortable with yourself.

21) Excuses are Useless

Excuses are for the useless and the weak who cannot do what they said they would do. Always do as you say you will do and never give excuses as to why you didn’t do something.

22) Excessive Apologies are for Pussies

Never, ever apologize unless you have done something terribly wrong. Never end phone calls with “sorry”, never pepper your conversation with “sorry” and never BE sorry unless you truly must be. If it wasn’t your fault do not say sorry. If it wasn’t a heinous crime, don’t say sorry.

23) Girls

Girls will respond to you being a boy. They will not respond to you trying to bond with them and have things in common with them. The further away from their femininity you are the more they will be attracted to you. Tease them, play with them, treat them like a little sister and you will not have girl problems.

24) The Importance of Athletics

Sports will teach you discipline and competition and they will give you pride of accomplishment. Sports will develop your body at the point in time it is most essential to develop your body – your teenage years.

25) Be Bold

Bold action is required to reap the rewards of life. Timidity is good for nothing. If you want something you go after it and you take it. You don’t ask permission to fulfill your goals, you don’t apologize for your goals, you don’t make excuses for your goals, and you don’t give a damn about being modest in the face of lessers.

26) Discipline is a Must

You must be disciplined enough to keep your hair trimmed and clean, you must bathe regularly, you must wear clean clothes daily, you must not dress like a slob, and you must keep yourself in top physical condition.

27) Hedonism is for the Weak

The world you are brought into is a degenerate, nihilistic, and hedonistic den of sin. Most of those you see did not have the same benefits you had (a father who taught you about life). Pity them, but do not join them in their quest for self-destruction.

28) Treat Animals With Firm Kindness

You will never have a better friend in your whole life than your puppy dog. Be good to your pets because they will be good to you. Remember, son, you have friends and family and the whole world, your dog only has you. A firm swat to your dogs behind is enough discipline, but you must never take your frustrations on a helpless animal.

29) Think BIG!

Small dreams are worthless. Think BIG and get BIG results. Aim high, go for the gold.

30) You Are a Born Leader

Always lead by example and strive for the best.

31) A Higher Power

There is more to life than we know or will ever know. Never think that you know everything about everything. There is something more at work and we won’t know what it is until we die. Atheism is a form of nihilism. If there’s no God then we can just do whatever we want and not worry about consequences. Son, that’s good enough for them but your life has a purpose.

32) Save Money

Spending your money on the latest gadgets and doo-dads and not saving anything for a rainy day is stupid. You will always need a backup fund for a rainy day or for an investment opportunity. The Richest Man in Babylon is good bed-time reading.

33) Don’t Talk So Much

No one needs to know your plans except for you. Keep a lid on the motor-mouthing.

34) How to Properly Shake Hands

A firm handshake says the world about you. A limp handshake says the opposite.

35) Embrace the Future but Do Not Give Up Tradition

The future will bring some fantastic advancements but never clown on your race, your races tradition and values. That’s part of who you are and it is to be embraced.

36) How to Shave

The internet should not be a guide to life. Every son should learn to shave from his father.

37) How to Shoot A Gun

Every man should know how to shoot a gun. Especially with the world delving into chaos. If you shoot an animal for sport be sure to eat the meat.

38) Don’t Bully or Harm But Always Fight Back

Never, ever let someone slap you around or have their way with you. You don’t start fights but you sure as hell finish them if needed.

39) The Word “No” Gives You All the Power

Never be afraid to say no. No is the most powerful word you can ever say.

40) How to Go Camping

Son, this is how you set up a tent, this is how you build a campfire, and this is how you grill meat and beans outdoors. The cooler is for ice, water and beer.

41) How to Fish

Fishing is a fun and relaxing past-time and comes with a great benefit: fresh, delicious fish to eat.

42) How to Change the Oil in Your Car / How to Change a Tire

It’s ok to take the car to a pro to get the oil changed but some day you may be strapped for cash and need to save every penny. Some day you may be on the highway far from anywhere when a tire blows, you will need to know how to put on a spare tire and not have to rely on mechanical support. Paying someone to change your tire is just a waste of money.

43) Take Road Trips

You should take road trips as often as you can. You will see parts of the country you would have never seen otherwise and road trips will be some of the fondest memories you will ever have.

44) Go to Barbers

A Barber is trained to cut men’s hair. A hair stylist is trained to cut women’s hair. Always look for the red and white Barber’s pole to find a Barber.

45) How to Cook

If you don’t know how to cook you will be one of two things: Fat or Skinny. It is imperative to know how to cook steak, eggs, chicken, pork, bacon, and fish. Those foods should be your staple foods and you can add things like potatoes, vegetables, rice, and other foods that require cooking. Fast food equals fast fat on your belly.

46) How to Lift Weights and Do Pushups

Learning proper form from a seasoned pro is better than learning from the internet.

47) Always Ask for What You Want

If the waiter brings you the wrong food tell them. If the cook made your order wrong tell them. Never be shy to get what you paid for. If your woman asks you what you want for dinner you always answer. You never say “oh, I dunno…what do you want…“.

48) Don’t Be Afraid to Negotiate

You will want to get the best possible price on the cars and houses you buy. Never pay the asking price (unless it’s a steal) and always try to negotiate the best possible price. Always pay cash money. An offer with cash in hand is often irresistible.

49) Political Correctness is How the Weak Gain Strength

Always understand what political correctness is based on: lies. People are not all the same. Black is not white. Woman is not man. Gay is not straight.

50) Travel as Often as You Can

Travel does not inherently make you a better person but it gives you life experience and a chance to see how the rest of the world lives. It will give you stories to tell for years to come.

51) Never Tie Yourself Down

Don’t tie yourself down with an un-affordable mortgage, don’t tie yourself down with a job making others richer, never tie yourself down with immense credit card or student loan debt. If you can’t pay cash, wait and save up until you can.

52) Always Keep a Positive Mental Attitude

Remember, son, whether you think you can or think you can’t you are right.
 

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There are some good things in that list, and some that just don't fit any more, and caused more problems than they allege they will fix.
 

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I would add: How to ride a bike.

(inc.)
> how to inflate the tires.
> how to change a tube.


I totally agreed with the first one, though. It's sad to see so many kids who can't throw a ball to save their lives.
 

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53: How to use a charcoal grill. While this is a part of cooking, it's so much more.
 

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Number 53 you can't teach life off of a list. Learn as things come along.
 

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yeah there's stuff that could be added. How to gut/clean/cook an animal would be on my list.

But it's a pretty good list by and large.

....thought it might fuel some discussion. :)
 

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Number 53 you can't teach life off of a list. Learn as things come along.

And it's corollary, #54 Stop wasting time making lists, and spend it making /experiencing a life.
 

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weird turnaround :hmm:


...wait,...can you throw a ball?

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Gas grills aren't the answer. Great way to get the state police to show up is to shoot a propane tank with a 30 - 30 Savage. A hole in the earth 4 feet deep and shlt landing long after the bang. All you tell the cop is you don't know and ask if he wants some ribs off a char coal grill? I don't not know any thing of the real events of that day, I sold that Savage to the cook.
 

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weird turnaround :hmm:


...wait,...can you throw a ball?

:laugh2:

All Conference Catcher. so yes. And quite a few other things on that list (and off like gut, clean and prepare a few wild animals for cooking) that are not racist/prejudicial or mysoginist.
 

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I won't read that whole list again because I saw it in my waiting room a few weeks ago.
Number 55 be creative as a human being, that will help your son and other. Lists are for shopping and the week minded.
 

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Well, that's just one guy's list...made up of many bits of wisdom picked up over the years and no doubt, shared generationally for many of us...with a little misogyny that's a bit unnerving for some of us.:thumb:
 

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#55 treat people the way you expect to be treated, the world would be much better.
 

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My dad only taught me like 3 or 4 of these things, maybe. He wasnt the greatest dad, and still isnt, but at least we always had a roof and food and some of the stuff we wanted.
 

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#34 - The "firm handshake"...


Yes, it's a good thing to not be a deadfish, but don't be a handcrusher. You guys suck, too.
 

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with a little misogyny that's a bit unnerving for some of us.:thumb:

Yeah, I warned it wasn't exactly PC.

...not sure he's wrong per se,...but yes some of it is un-PC

interesting times when just discussing the difference between races or genders is called misogyny or racism. You can't even talk about this stuff anymore.
 
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