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Posted: 6/6/2008 2:34:26 PM EST
Besides having the proper equipment, what makes a makes a man, a man, instead of a boy.

Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:34:56 PM EST
Being 18?
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:35:45 PM EST
Assuming personal responsability.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:36:18 PM EST
Being mature enough to respect women, have his own opinions, and the heart to protect others IMHO
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:36:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By tommytrauma:
Assuming personal responsability.



+1


Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:37:53 PM EST
That's a problem today.. no real rite of passage.

except maybe combat... but I fear it's not like it used to be. No booty/loot.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:39:15 PM EST

Military service.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:39:20 PM EST
When he does the hard thing, even though he is loathe to do it, because it is the right thing.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:39:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By tommytrauma:
Assuming personal responsability.


QFT.

Most people can't even do this.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:40:21 PM EST
Genital warts
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:40:43 PM EST
Stand up for his beliefs.

Please a woman.

Don't cower to a woman.

Change a tire.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:42:53 PM EST
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oECIKVaz5rc

Lyrics - sing along!

"Now You're a Man" - D.V.D.A.

Hey!

What makes a man?
Is it the power in his hands?
Is it his quest for glory?
Give it all you got
To fight to the top
So we can know your story

Now you're a man (man)
A man, man, man
Now you're a man (man)
A manny, manny, man
A man, man, man (man)
You are now a man
You're a man
Now you're a man

Live it, live it

What makes a man?
Is it the woman in his arms?
Just 'cause she has big titties
Or is the way
He fights everyday?
No, it's probably the titties

Now you're a man (man)
A man, man, man
Now you're a man-man (man)
Man-man, man, man-man
Now you're a man (man)
M-A-N, man, man
Man-man, man
Now you're man
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:46:29 PM EST
Like any of the immature faggots on this board know.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:46:33 PM EST
Responsibility, prudence, respect, and acceptance of correction.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:48:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By swede1986:
Military service.


I know a lot of men who never did military time, and in my active duty time I met a few troops who weren't men.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:48:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Like any of the immature faggots on this board know.


Well that's mature.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:49:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mazeman:
Stand up for his beliefs.

Please a woman.

Don't cower to a woman.

Change a tire.



Originally Posted by The Dude:
Um sure, that and a pair of testicles.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:49:13 PM EST
"A Man should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:50:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 2:51:45 PM EST by tommytrauma]

Originally Posted By Only_Hits_Count:
"A Man should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."


Robert Anson Heinlein


Since age 13, I've spent my whole life trying to be a Heinlein character. Took a very battered nd almost memorized copy of 'Starship Troopers' to BCT with me.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:52:20 PM EST
An awesome set of tools.

And the ability to put up with some womans nonsense.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:55:10 PM EST
When I took the practical test as an EMT, the younger guy ahead of me had trouble with the examiner's questions which were all from the book. He (the student) said to hypothetical scenarios what would you do in this case etc. and answered "Call for help?" to which the examiner boomed out, "You ARE the Help!" The line we cross is when you go from being a receiver of services to a provider.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:55:55 PM EST
Big Lebowski references in on page 1
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:56:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By Only_Hits_Count:
"A Man should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."


That's the quote I thought of when I read the topic.


A MAN should be versatile and responsible.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:56:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By larkinmusic:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Like any of the immature faggots on this board know.


Well that's mature.


lmao
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:57:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Like any of the immature faggots on this board know.


Well whats got you so happy, Mr. High and Mighty?
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:58:41 PM EST
Judging someone by his worth. Never generalizing.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:59:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By strawberry_snaps:
Besides having the proper equipment, what makes a makes a man, a man, instead of a boy.



When you no longer need to ask.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:03:19 PM EST

" Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good. That honour, courage and virtue mean everything ; that power and money ... money and power mean nothing. That good always triumphs over evil. And I want you to remember this.... that love....true love never dies ! Remember that boy ... remember that. Doesn't matter if it is true or not, a man should believe in those things , because those are the things worth believing in...... got that ? "
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:05:45 PM EST
“The measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:06:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By Turkeh:

Originally Posted By strawberry_snaps:
Besides having the proper equipment, what makes a makes a man, a man, instead of a boy.



When you no longer need to ask.


I've got all the wrong equipment! Just wondering if my expectations were/are too high...

Continue, Please
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:11:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 3:18:00 PM EST by FKERHEAD]
earn respect-damand respect.treat people right-expect to be treated right.protect- serve. I could go on forver,but why?Be A MAN!! True to yourself and everyone you meet.Weather they like it or not.Man I'm about to rattle on......Sohorse.gif
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:12:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By tommytrauma:

Originally Posted By swede1986:
Military service.


I know a lot of men who never did military time, and in my active duty time I met a few troops who weren't men.


QFT

In my opinion here is what makes a man
1. Doing the right thing even when its the hardest thing to do
2. Taking responsibility for your actions no matter what
3. Treating women with respect

Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:14:16 PM EST
The wisdom to understand that a man's place is often to sacrifice of himself
for the betterment of others .


That sacrifice may be his time,his money,his possessions ,his wants and needs,
his happiness,his security ,his safety,or even his life .

That sacrifice can be for his children,his wife,his parents,
or for any worthy cause except for personnel reward .

A dog can sacrifice itself ,but a man willingly goes into the fray fully knowing the
consequences of his actions .

Most other things an animal can accomplish .

Willfull sacrifice for another is the mark of a true man .

I'm happy my father made sure I knew this lesson .
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:14:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By strawberry_snaps:

Originally Posted By Turkeh:

Originally Posted By strawberry_snaps:
Besides having the proper equipment, what makes a makes a man, a man, instead of a boy.



When you no longer need to ask.


I've got all the wrong equipment! Just wondering if my expectations were/are too high...

Continue, Please


Snaps, you are more "man" than many of the idiots I am forced to work with.

Meant purely respectfully, Ma'am!
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:18:11 PM EST
Rudyard Kipling had it right:


If

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream -- and not make dreams your master; If you can think -- and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two imposters just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings -- nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -- Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And -- which is more -- you'll be a Man, my son!
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:18:59 PM EST
I can live without a computer. I suck at cleaning a deer, I can get by on rabbitts and fish, and a kick ass garden.

Hard to tell what a man may do to keep alive. I just hope the grammar nazi's go first.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:19:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By strawberry_snaps:

Originally Posted By Turkeh:

Originally Posted By strawberry_snaps:
Besides having the proper equipment, what makes a makes a man, a man, instead of a boy.



When you no longer need to ask.


I've got all the wrong equipment! Just wondering if my expectations were/are too high...

Continue, Please


Just my opinion, but a man doesn't need to ask what makes a man. It's not something that can really be defined, you either are or you aren't and when you become one you know it and know if someone else is or isn't.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:27:31 PM EST
2 pages and NOBODY said "Take care of his babies"?


Fucking pathetic........
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:28:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By Marcbme:
2 pages and NOBODY said "Take care of his babies"?


Fucking pathetic........



Originally Posted By tommytrauma:
Assuming personal responsability.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:30:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Marcbme:
2 pages and NOBODY said "Take care of his babies"?


Fucking pathetic........



I dont have any children
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:30:15 PM EST
That's easy... if as a woman you don't have that figured out by now, you're in for a long unhappy life.

The correct answer is Honor.

From my Grandparents: Honor is what a man does even when no one else is looking regardless how painful.

They come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing is always the same. Honor, period.

Love him or hate him, a man is always Honorable.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:33:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By Soylent:
When he does the hard thing, even though he is loathe to do it, because it is the right thing.


+1
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:36:07 PM EST
my gigantic fucking cock
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:49:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 4:02:13 PM EST by BravoMan5632]
Besides a pair of testicles??

Id say it is the ability to do what is right even if you really don't want to, to sacrifice your own happiness and freedom in exchange for the happiness and wellbeing of others.

Treating women with respect is never a bad thing either and far to many males today seem totally incapable of that.

I'm pretty sure I know who this question is in regards to Mama Snapps....
I've told you before and ill tell you again, your 50 times more of a man than that spineless bastard will ever be. (testicles aside....)



And to be quite honest....
Military service does not automatically make you a man, I can think of a few boys that joined up and I'd hesitate to even call them human.
Joining the military might make you a stronger person, a patriot or even a hero in some cases but you must be at least partially a man before hand for serving to make any difference in your character.

Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:51:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By woodbutcher223308:
I can live without a computer. I suck at cleaning a deer, I can get by on rabbitts and fish, and a kick ass garden.

Hard to tell what a man may do to keep alive. I just hope the grammar nazi's go first.


It is "nazis."
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:55:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:

Originally Posted By woodbutcher223308:
I can live without a computer. I suck at cleaning a deer, I can get by on rabbitts and fish, and a kick ass garden.

Hard to tell what a man may do to keep alive. I just hope the grammar nazi's go first.


It is "nazis."


Capital "N" because it is a proper noun.


Nazis.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:58:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By BravoMan5632:

And to be quite honest....
Military service does not automatically make you a man, I can think of a few boys that joined up and I'd hesitate to even call them human. Joining the military might make you a stronger person, a patriot or even a hero in some cases but you must be at least partially a man before hand for serving to make any difference in your character.



That, and the fact that there are women in the military kind of puts a damper on that theory.

Really people, it's the testicles, and the age of 18. All that other stuff you guys are talking about needs another word, because "man" is taken
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 4:05:19 PM EST
Ive been married 18 years since I was 17, some good some bad I would have to say The right woman makes a man.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 4:08:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By GrIlLa:
Ive been married 18 years since I was 17, some good some bad I would have to say The right woman makes a man.


Link Posted: 6/6/2008 4:10:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Joe731:

Originally Posted By BravoMan5632:

And to be quite honest....
Military service does not automatically make you a man, I can think of a few boys that joined up and I'd hesitate to even call them human. Joining the military might make you a stronger person, a patriot or even a hero in some cases but you must be at least partially a man before hand for serving to make any difference in your character.



That, and the fact that there are women in the military kind of puts a damper on that theory.

....


I LOL'd
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 4:17:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By Only_Hits_Count:

Originally Posted By Joe731:

Originally Posted By BravoMan5632:

And to be quite honest....
Military service does not automatically make you a man, I can think of a few boys that joined up and I'd hesitate to even call them human. Joining the military might make you a stronger person, a patriot or even a hero in some cases but you must be at least partially a man before hand for serving to make any difference in your character.



That, and the fact that there are women in the military kind of puts a damper on that theory.

....


I LOL'd


Honestly.... I know some females that act like more of a man then most males I know.
Thats all i'm gonna say.
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