However, there is one group of men whose actions and efforts should inspire guys everywhere: men who serve (or have served) in the armed forces.
While we do not believe in blindly obeying orders, or that all wars are just, we do believe that soldiers often model discipline, honor, and other quality values, and certainly that many soldiers are heroes in the midst of difficult situations.
Evolution has wired men to be providers and protectors, above all. Although we may not mention those words frequently, they certainly underlie all that we do here at The Popular Man. Our tips are designed to help guys “man up” so to speak. This confidence, power, strength, and intelligence ultimately goes back to living our roles as providers and protectors.
The men in our armed forces certainly play the provider and protector role in the most pronounced fashion. They provide freedom, stability, and safety. They also protect millions of other people. Although they aren’t always in harm’s way, everyone in the military recognizes that is a real possibility in signing up.
So, our soldiers (men and women) are true heroes. And, for men, male soldiers are great role models of masculinity and manhood. Take the time today to thank our soldiers and veterans, and on this memorial day, remember the sacrifice of those who have given their all in service to their countries during combat.
On behalf of The Popular Man, we wish everyone a meaningful and reflective memorial day, in honor of those who have given their lives in service. Happy Memorial Day!