Eric Stephen By the end of 2006, the events of my life had more or less come to a head. My marriage had failed.
"Gimme a tea, you bastard. Please." (This is a guest post by Kole McRae of Chilled Soda . If you’re interested in guest posting at Tao of Bachelorhood, you can find out more here .) You are a gentleman. I am dubbing you one and you are going to learn to drink tea like one.
Mind & Brain Features December 23, 2011 Email
The power of self-control is one of the great qualities that differentiates man from the lower animals. He is the only animal capable of a moral struggle or a moral conquest. Every step in the progress of the world has been a new “control.”
When I look at photos of men from my grandfather’s and even my dad’s generation, I can see a sense of purpose in the eyes of those men. Yet when I look at men today, I often don’t sense that kind of steely focus.
<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-19937" title="bookendroutine" src="http://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads//2011/09/bookendroutine.jpg" alt="" width="525" height="332" /> You’re a college student. It’s midnight.
This is the 13th post on living the virtuous life like Benjamin Franklin .
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius I was 16, and I thought my life was over. Growing up, I had things pretty easy: I was a good student, I had a good group of friends, and I was pretty athletic. I wasn’t tall, I wasn’t big, but had enough talent and on-the-field effort to play most sports well. I coasted through my first two years of high school, playing three sports and staying near the top of my class academically.
I am currently: Level 10 (80% towards Level 11) Most Recent Mission: See Christ the Redeemer in Brazil (completed 2/8/13) Welcome to my Epic Quest of Awesome! I’m traveling all over the world, going on crazy adventures, and helping other people level up THEIR lives along the way. Every time I cross something off of my bucket list, I gain 20% experience towards my next “level.”
<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-78448" title="pencil-eraser-flickr-mujalifah" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2011/10/pencil-eraser-flickr-mujalifah.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="428" /> The physicist Niels Bohr once defined an expert as “a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” Bohr’s quip summarizes one of the essential lessons of learning, which is that people learn how to get it right by getting it wrong again and again. Education isn’t magic. Education is the wisdom wrung from failure. A new study, forthcoming in Psychological Science , and led by Jason Moser at Michigan State University, expands on this important concept.
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