sábado, 7 de abril de 2018

características de un hombre de verdad

Es trabajador
es fiel a su palabra
es fuerte física y emocionalmente.
wrap up

Basado en el Bushido
義 Gi — Justicia o Rectitud (decisiones correctas)
Sé honrado en tus tratos con todo el mundo. Cree en la justicia, pero no en la que emana de los demás, sino en la tuya propia. Para un auténtico samurái no existen las tonalidades de gris en lo que se refiere a honradez y justicia. Sólo existe lo correcto y lo incorrecto.

勇 Yu — Coraje
Álzate sobre las masas de gente que temen actuar. Ocultarse como una tortuga en su caparazón no es vivir. Un samurái debe tener valor heroico. Es absolutamente arriesgado. Es peligroso. Es vivir la vida de forma plena, completa, maravillosa. El coraje heroico no es ciego. Es inteligente y fuerte. Reemplaza el miedo por el respeto y la precaución.

仁 Jin — Compasión
Mediante el entrenamiento intenso el samurái se vuelve rápido y fuerte. No es como el resto de los hombres. Desarrolla un poder que debe ser usado en bien de todos. Tiene compasión. Ayuda a sus compañeros en cualquier oportunidad. Si la oportunidad no surge, se sale de su camino para encontrarla.

礼 Rei — Respeto, cortesía
Los samurái no tienen motivos para ser crueles. No necesitan demostrar su fuerza. Un samurái es cortés incluso con sus enemigos. Sin esta muestra directa de respeto no somos mejores que los animales. Un samurái recibe respeto no solo por su fiereza en la batalla, sino también por su manera de tratar a los demás. La auténtica fuerza interior del samurái se vuelve evidente en tiempos de apuros.

誠 Makoto — Honestidad, sinceridad absoluta
Cuando un samurái dice que hará algo, es como si ya estuviera hecho. Nada en esta tierra lo detendrá en la realización de lo que ha dicho que hará. No ha de "dar su palabra", no ha de "prometer", el simple hecho de hablar ha puesto en movimiento el acto de hacer. Hablar y hacer son la misma acción.

名誉「名譽」Meiyo — Honor
Es la virtud más importante de todas. El auténtico samurái sólo tiene un juez de su propio honor, y es él mismo. Las decisiones que toma y cómo las lleva a cabo son un reflejo de quién es en realidad. No puede ocultarse de sí. En caso de quedar mancillado, la única forma de restaurarlo es mediante el Seppuku o suicidio ritual.

忠義 Chuugi — Lealtad
Haber hecho o dicho "algo", significa que ese "algo" le pertenece. Es responsable de ello y de todas las consecuencias que le sigan. Un samurái es intensamente leal a aquellos bajo su cuidado. Para aquellos de los que es responsable, permanece fieramente fiel. Para el guerrero, las palabras de un hombre son como sus huellas: puedes seguirlas donde quiera que él vaya.


Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.

Franklin began his list of virtues with temperance because it was the virtue that would develop the self-discipline necessary to adhere to the other 12 virtues. Temperance calls for a man to avoid overindulgence in food or drink. By conquering your primal urges for food and drink, you’ll have the confidence to start making improvements in other areas of your life.


Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; Avoid trifling Conversation.

We live in an age of constant noise and chatter. Etiquette and polite manners have sadly not kept pace with developments in technology and our quickly changing culture. In the virtue of silence we took a look at how a man can practice this virtue in regards to cell phone use, customer service, and the internet. A man must learn when and when not to open his mouth.


Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.

If a man wishes to thrive in this world, he must develop order. But the laws of physics tell us that the universe and everything in it tends towards chaos and disorganization. A man must fight against these natural laws and the path of least resistance. Yet taking on complex organization systems will only cause more imbalance in your life. Instead, make small changes by rectifying each slip into disorganization the moment it happens. Do it now.


Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.

Resolution is the firm determination to accomplish what you set out to do. In this post, we looked at the story of Alexander the Great conquering the island of Tyre as an example of manly resolution. From Alexander’s conquest at Tyre, we extracted four ways to help improve your resolve in life.


Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.

Americans’ savings rate is negative. That’s right, Americans are spending more than they’re saving. With the sluggish economy and soaring gas prices, practicing frugality is quickly coming back into style. While there are countless blogs that go into detail about how to live frugally, it all comes down to one principle: spend less than you earn.


Lose no time. Be always employed in something useful. Cut off all unnecessary actions.

Hard work has been the hallmark of every manly man. However, industriousness has gone out of style. People today are looking for get rich quick schemes that will afford them a huge payout with minimum effort. In reality, honest work is a beneficial and refining endeavor that should be embraced, not disdained. In this post we take on the cult of “The Four-Hour Work Week,” illuminate the value of work, and explain how you can be more industrious in your life.


Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.

If you frequent blogs or internet message boards, you’ve probably noticed the prevalence of gossip, sarcasm, and lying. Unfortunately, we’re starting to see the demeanor that pervades the internet rub off on people in the real world. In this post we discuss how gossip, sarcasm, and lying can harm you and others and how you can work on avoiding these vices.


Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.

When I look back at the men I admire most, they all had one thing in common: each of them stood up for the little guy. In a society plagued with apathy, what this world needs now more than ever are men who will stand up for justice. Find out how you can develop the virtue of justice in your life as well as areas that you can implement the virtue.


Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.

Are you looking for more fulfillment and satisfaction in your life? Society will tell you that “more” is the answer, that more money, more stuff, more women, and more pleasure are the keys to gaining satisfaction in life. In reality the secret to a fulfilling life is moderation. In this post, we offer five tips on how you can practice moderation in your life and in turn increase your happiness and pleasure.


Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation.

While many would say cleanliness is more a sign of femininity than manliness, the reality is that developing cleanliness develops a man’s attention to detail, discipline, and order. Of all the virtues, the meaning of cleanliness has changed the most over time. In this post, we discuss that history and then offer suggestions on meeting today’s standard of cleanliness in your home, dress, and personal grooming.


Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.

The irritations of modern life have left many men hot under the collar. Controlling one’s anger is the mark of a cool and composed gentleman. There are many social and health benefits to controlling your anger. In our discussion on tranquility, we provide 5 suggestions on how men can control their anger and start living more peaceful and tranquil lives.


Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dulness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.

Of all the virtues, chastity is probably the least popular these days. We live in a society in which that glamorizes and exploits sex. Sex is everywhere, on the internet, on TV and in our magazines. But the ubiquity of sex has only cheapened a once sacred act and turned it into just another consumer good to be selfishly consumed. In this post, we take a look at the harmful effects of today’s “hook-up” culture.


Imitate Jesus and Socrates.

The typical image of a manly man is one who is supremely confident, bordering or arrogance. Humility doesn’t seem to fit in that manly image. However, some of the greatest men in history have been the most humble. Humility isn’t weak, submissive, or self-abasing. Humility means having the quiet confidence to allow your actions to speak for themselves. After discussing a lesson on how not to be humble from Greek legend Achilles, we discuss five things you can do to be a little more humble.