“You have any thoughts of your own on this matter? Or is that your thing: you come into a bar, read some obscure passage and pawn it off as your own idea just to impress some girls and embarrass my friend?” – Will Hunting
We’re better in a bundle than on the fringes.
Manhood can’t be conferred by a group. Political factions, cults, gangs, militias—these don’t make us men. They’re distractions. There’s no store-bought manhood. We’re told all that noise is manhood, but it’s suspiciously frail, fearful, and weak.
A show about being a man.
There are widespread human qualities, not exclusive to men, that we regard as manly. So what does masculine culture say about them, and why are they so central to a man’s identity? And what do they have to do with tools, dogs, cars and trucks, fishing and sports, protecting and providing, risk-taking and leadership?