HERE’S THE THING!
If you take nothing away from the MANual and these MAN notes take this as the most important character foundation of them all.
Real men take care of and support their families always, in all ways.
The greatest honour and duty any man can have bestowed on him is the honour and the privilege of being put in a position where his purpose in life is to support, love, protect and provide for a family. There is no greater love than the love a woman gives to a man. There is no greater gift in life than when a woman bears a man’s children. The least you can do is take responsibility and give your life to them.
The greatest problem facing the world today are men, sorry, “males” who do not stand by and provide for their families. It is, in this man’s opinion, the greatest evil and the greatest sin one can commit against humanity when a man does not provide for and support his wife (mother of his kids) and children. I truly believe that if it were not for the love and commitment of single moms (who for the most part are abandoned by males) this world would be in a greater state of anarchy than it is today.
Real Men stand by their wives, girlfriends and lovers. Real Men provide for and are role models to their children. There can be no excuse for a man not supporting, providing for and loving his family. Yes, this is another one of those pesky actions that Real Men do every day because they care and love their families; they do this because they are Real Men.
Oh, but if you need to look for a reward for doing this you are a chop.
I made a mistake; I walked out and left them!
We all make mistakes. Leaving your tackle in the way when you close your zip is a mistake. Forgetting to pay your, I’m a Low Life monthly magazine subscription may be a mistake; walking out on our flesh and blood and not being with or providing for your family is not a mistake, it’s a monumental f-up! Let’s get the wording correct before moving on. Well, shame on you! So, what are you going to do to make it right? You are pond scum and the lowest form of life on planet Earth. Now that I have gotten that off my chest I have to ask, “so, what are you going to do about it now?” It is never too late. Expect a difficult path, expect rejection and even hatred (you deserve it) but suck it up, be a man and make it right or at least try.
I’m really having difficulty providing for and supporting them because of financial considerations.
Real Men understand that times get tough. But tough times never last; love, trust and guts do! If times are tough tighten the belts, do away with all the luxuries and provide for your family. Work an extra job, wait tables, pump gas or sweep the bloody streets but make plan. I have handed out pamphlets at traffic lights to people and friends in my community in order to provide for my family. No paying job was beneath me. I know as well that there are millions of men who have a whole lot less than I have had in my life and they stood by and provided for their families. Make a plan.
“Growing up I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway” – BB King