A man’s man

By Angel Enriquez
On October 12, 2018

When is the last time you saw a man’s man in the traditional sense, like a Ron Swanson? I bet you don’t see them as often as you used to.

When did being a man become so wrong?

It is no longer acceptable to be a man. I am not talking about just a male, and I am not saying that it is wrong to be different.

To me, I do not feel it socially acceptable to be a man’s man anymore. A hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding, weightlifting, whiskey drinking, dirt underneath my fingernails and work boots on my feet kind of man.

I open doors for everyone because my mom taught me to be a gentleman, and I pull over when I see a broken down car on the side of the road.

I will pick up any stray animal I find because it breaks my heart to see them so scared. Maybe this doesn’t define a man to you.

To put it simply, a man (1) stands up for what he believes in, (2) defends those that cannot defend themselves and (3) takes responsibility for his actions.

To the young men on this campus, I urge you to step up and be the best man you can be.

In a time when all males are being scrutinized for others’ behavior, step up and be the man today that your children will look up to in the future.

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