Two good blog posts
I try to be selective with the blogs in my RSS feeder. Here are two excellent posts from the past few days. The first is on how men should pursue maturity in creation rather than consumption (boys are consumers) and the second provides some great paradigm-shifts for living well in the 21st century. And here's a good excerpt from the first:
But it is boys that live only for themselves; men fully enjoy life’s pleasure but also live for a higher purpose. Boys try to find themselves in what they buy; men find themselves in what they do. Boys base their identity on what they consume; men base their identity on what they create.
The failure of men to transition from being shoppers and consumers to producers and creators has four profound implications for the vibrancy of manliness...