Every Man Needs Adventure

That con­stant source of awe­some­ness and unabashed yet non-sex­ist mas­culin­i­ty in blog form The Art of Man­li­ness ran this excel­lent post recent­ly. I need adven­ture. And a motor­cy­cle.

lewis-and-clark1 Every Man Needs Adventure

Wake up. Head to work. Work. Head Home. Din­ner. Sleep. Repeat.

Wake up. Head to work. Work. Head Home. Din­ner. Sleep. Repeat.

Wake up. Head to work. Work. Head H……time out. Is this as good as it gets?

What hap­pened to liv­ing life to the fullest? Where is the dar­ing adven­ture that we dreamed about as a kid? Many of us have lost the pas­sion for adven­ture that filled our child­hood, and as real men we should strug­gle to regain it. For in true adven­ture we find much more than the cheap thrill of adren­a­line, we find our­selves. Adven­ture is the ele­ment of a full life that is per­haps most neglect­ed in mod­ern soci­ety, and it is one of the most cru­cial. To have grand adven­tures and be able to tell tales of them is cen­tral to man­li­ness. The prob­lem is that in our age of tech­no­log­i­cal rev­o­lu­tion we have writ­ten off adven­ture and explo­ration as things of the past, no longer nec­es­sary thanks to our new­found, ever evolv­ing capa­bil­i­ties. Although true explo­ration, in the sense of dis­cov­er­ing new things, is now most­ly the realm of astro­nauts and deep sea divers, adven­ture is avail­able to any­one. What we need to real­ize is that it is not the dis­cov­ery of new things that is impor­tant for the aver­age man, but the under­stand­ing of our­selves which we often acquire through high adven­ture. Per­haps it is best to look to an old pro in the art of adven­ture for some insight into the true rea­son­ing behind it.

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  1. Women do need adven­ture — that’s why they make motor­cy­cles with the seat for a woman on the back.*

    There is how­ev­er, a pecu­liar male dri­ve to test one­self through ridicu­lous hard­ship, and we call that hard­ship… adven­ture. I don’t find most women to have this same dri­ve in sim­i­lar quan­ti­ty.



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