Thought For The Day

Today’s quotes continue to talk on the subject of male bravado, a trait that men often grow into, especially when they are raised without a father figure or with one who only knew that way to start with.

“Manliness consists not in bluff, bravado, or loneliness. It consists in daring to do the right thing and facing consequences whether it is in matters social, political, or other. It consists in deeds and not words.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

“As boys without bonds to their fathers grow older and more desperate about their masculinity, they are in danger of forming gangs in which they strut their masculinity for one another, often overdo it, and sometimes turn to displays of fierce, macho bravado, and even violence.” (Frank Pittman)

“The hallmark of insecurity is bravado.” (Brandon Sanderson)

“There are a lot of false pictures of what being a man is all about. What we are NOT talking about is a false-bravado, overly masculine type of man, that when all is said and done is too manly to love, too manly to serve, too manly to care, or too manly to lower himself in humility. But what we are talking about is a man who is willing to be wrung-out for the good of his family, his partner, and his God.” (Matt Chandler)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson