March 29, 2021 John R. Hatfield 0 Comments

Finding Your Courage In Everyday Life | Real Life Superman


John R. Hatfield

The things that hurt, instruct
Benjamin Franklin

Bad ass virtues represent those virtues we as men need to embrace, forge into our lives, honor, and replicate in younger men as well as sharpen each other with. These are the virtues that require the crucible for refining the dross, purifying strength, courage, confidence, resilience, and depth of character. This is what makes them bad ass because they will break us and reshape us on the anvil. They will never be easy to conquer but conquer we must. We must awaken these lost masculine virtues in each one of us and become them allowing them to define us. They give definition to our masculinity a frame, a reference, a routine, a map of true manhood north unleashing our masculine power.



We are committed to the masquerade. We love the masks we wear that represent the false persona we project but it splits us into two different men. Many cower at the thought of taking the mask off revealing the true self. We wear the mask because it represents what we believe is masculine. And we want to be accepted, valued, and affirmed as a male and we are afraid that our true self won’t get us the “masculine card” we desperately want to possess.

Authenticity will involve being vulnerable and transparent. Probably the toughest decision of being courageous is when we choose to be vulnerable, it’s a very scary decision because it places us in an unprotected space. Somewhere we have believed a lie that vulnerability represents weakness. Authenticity comes with being present and fully engaged, vibrant, and has a magnetism that attracts. When we come to grips with being honest and true to who we are and put the death blow to the imposter we heal, become whole and strong. Men who demonstrate this BAD ASS VIRTUE, find their true self, build inner strength and are attractive.

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