I know we typically have a guest poster on Saturday, but I wanted to write. Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Things cool down, its a time for change. I love being outside during the fall months. Here are 5 things you can do this weekend with your kids to enjoy the season, and each others company.
This is a rough draft of a letter I am planning to give to my daughter on her 12th birthday. She is this cute athletic blonde who is bound to turn some heads in the coming years. She currently has a strong sense of morality, and I want it to stay that way.
This is part two of a multi-part series which discusses a method Ben Franklin used to develop his character as a man. Last week, I covered the first two. Today we’ll go over the next three: Resolution, Frugality, Moderation. Franklin provided a quick explanation that I’ll provide as well as my own interpretation, as well as how to employ these virtues in your life, and how it relates to red pill theory as a whole.
I love camping. I love playing in the mountains, exploring, seeing new country, and doing activities that toughen myself and my children. With six kids, spending time in the outdoors can be a challenge. Whining, filthy little brats tax your patience, and yet spending the quality time is a great way to see them learn and grow.
“Strength and growth come only continuous effort and struggle.”
Today we’re going lighten up on the seriousness of subjects and have a little productive fun that involves your kid. But before we start, we’re going to review the story of Milo. No, not the gay Milo that has earned notoriety by triggering SJWs. We’re referring to Milo of Croton, the man of immense strength said to rival that of Hercules. Continue reading “No Gym? Use Your Kids!”
Our world gets more atomized and distracted every day. Everyone is too busy being “entertained” with all of this nonsense to really appreciate and understand human interaction. In speaking back and forth with some of the commenters here, the topic of getting together as a family for dinner came up. I thought about it deeper and realized that people are so wrapped up in things that don’t matter that they let their real life interactions slip. Today, I’ll share what I do with my family and the benefits I’ve seen from creating time to just be together.
Inspired by part of our conversation in our first livestream, I decided that I would expand upon some of my statements, particularly those about your levels of influence.
To define your levels of influence for this discussion, I am referring to the impact your choices have on your own life, the life of your family, the community, the nation, and finally the world. Continue reading “Your Levels of Influence”
The wife and I are pretty busy people. Between the kids, the house, and all the other things we have to do, it can get hectic and sometimes you forget that you’re in a relationship with another person. Sometimes we even feel tense until we realize that we haven’t “been acting like a couple” for a while. Today I’ll discuss what can lead to this and how we fix it.
“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.”
As men, our natural inclination is to take charge of a situation, even if it means doing it ourselves. While this means we have full control of the outcome, it also means we’re not utilizing our time and resources to the best of our ability. It becomes an issue of opportunity costs. If you’re wasting time doing menial tasks, it means you can’t use that time doing something that adds more value to your family’s life. Continue reading “The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 7”
The year is 1925, my grandfather is only 15. He has two younger brothers, aged 10 and 3. He is living in a mining camp in Idaho with his mother, who is a school teacher, and his father, a veteran of the Spanish-American war of 1898, a miner and alcoholic. That year, his mother contracts tuberculosis and dies. Within a month, his depressed father drinks himself to death, leaving the three boys on their own. My grandfather, now head of the household, drops out of high school and goes to work hand loading boxcars at a railroad yard to support and raise his brothers. By 1930, he marries my grandmother and they start a life of farming (still taking care of his brothers) in which they become successful, running over 2000 acres, despite being in the middle of the Great Depression.
The reason I tell this story is to contrast this with the typical teenager today. Hooked on video games and porn, no work ethic, no real responsibilities. I do not know of any kid that would take on that sort of responsibility today. Continue reading “Your Kids Are Tougher Than You Think”