March 29, 2021 John R. Hatfield 0 Comments


John R. Hatfield

The things that hurt, instruct
Benjamin Franklin

Badass 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.

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Life will be a bitch. Hardships and struggle are the norm for everyone because life is not fair. Yes, pain, suffering, heart ache, and brokenness will enter your life. We all get knocked on our ass, ko’d, sucker punched, personally, with our family, in significant relationships, and in our workplace. I guarantee it, if you don’t think so, hide and wait. “The world breaks everyone and afterwards many our strong at the   broken places,” Hemingway. We must never let these knockdowns keep us down. We must choose to not detach. We must stand back up, get our legs under us, clear our head and emotions and then get into position to fight again. Staying down demoralizes us, depresses us, makes us cowards, and opens the door to all kinds of addictive behavior. We must enter the wilderness because it is there, we become resilient as we learn and overcome the brokenness into men of valor. Our scars become our source of experiential strength. The crucible forges deep strength on its anvil. This deep virtue of overcoming, not giving up, self-control, being able to weep, persevering through the dark night creates a man with deep powerful character traits.When suffering, pain, shattering, and the hardships of life happen, some are defeated and discouraged but the resilient become strong in the face of adversity.” Hatfield. We arise anew. Men who demonstrate this BAD ASS VIRTUE, allow the things that hurt to forge strength and confidence.

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BAD ASS VIRTUES – DON’T TAP OUT was last modified: June 21st, 2021 by John R. Hatfield