Setting Your Boy Up For Success

My son is turning 10 this year, but I can honestly say he seems much older than that.  The kid is insightful, smart, tough, and I honestly enjoy talking with him.  I’ve noticed that he is becoming less reliant on his mother and comes to me for answers to things.  I realize that this is the beginning of me teaching him the correct way to be a man, and I’ll share what I’ve been thinking about teaching him about.

A father and son interacting when you reach this point changes quite a bit.  I’m sure at least some of you guys here remember this point in your sons life.  There are clear boundaries and I don’t let him believe that we are equals, but I do value what the kid has to say.  I think about how many boys don’t/didn’t have someone to teach them how to be a normal healthy male.  One can take a single look at a good portion of the population, especially anyone under 35 and see who grew up with dad around.

As for my boy, I’ve been thinking about a few key things I want to make sure he understands. These are all things I think that a boy growing up needs to learn.

Self Sufficiency and Responsibility

I want my son to be a man of his word.  I want him to be able to get himself in or out of any situation.   I want him to take on responsibility and truly value hard work.  While hes young, I wont just take over and do something for him.  I want him to have to figure things out on his own, and more importantly, I want him to be able to trust his own ability and remove any fears of failing.

Self Worth

Too many males lack confidence.  They are weak willed, and doubt their ability to live life completely.  I want him to know the value he brings into any situation.  I want him to not pedestalize anyone over himself, especially women.  Which leads to my next point…

Normal Male Feelings

Despite the trend these days, I will not tell my son he’s wrong for thinking a girl his age is attractive.  He doesn’t have to be rude about it, but a teen boy thinking a teen girl is hot is 100% normal.  If he chooses to be in a relationship, I want him to not squash his own desires or point of view just for a chance at a piece of ass.  Never degrade himself to externally validate.

Health and Fitness

One indicator of shit-tier parenting is people with overweight or even obese children.  Most of the time the parents themselves are ham planets as well, but I honestly think it is a damn shame for the kids because they typically just eat whatever you give them.  Worse than that, they never experience healthy food and adopt this shitty eating habit into adulthood.

We eat a home cooked meal every night that consists of a protein and a vegetables.  I encourage all my kids to at least try something new they never had before.

I also plan to start my son with high volume training in a couple years.  Hes already an MMA fighter and football player, so it will only help him and I think he’d respond well to it.

Finances and Future Planning

This was one spot I did not have any guidance on when I was a kid.  We didn’t have a lot of money to throw around.  I foolishly spent money I didn’t have when I was younger and I want to teach my children that frivolous spending isn’t the right answer.

A further thing I want to teach them is to think about their future.  This will be a little later when they’re in high school but this was another place I wish I had more guidance.  Out of high school it was just right to work at a shitty job.   The state of colleges these days is pretty toxic but I think he’ll do well, as he is already leaning toward what I believe will be an engineering job.   Another thing I’ll be real with him about is if he does try to go down the path of some bullshit degree, I’ll tell him.  My Indian buddy’s father did this to him when he said he wanted to be a photographer.  Straight up called him a “fucking idiot.”  I like that approach.

Conclusion

This list is far from complete as there are many more things I’d like to teach my son to prepare him for life.  I think one thing to take into consideration is to let him figure things out too.   Give guidance but don’t take over completely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Jnyx

J. Nyx is a father of three and co-owner of akingscastle.com. He understands that there is something missing in the community and that you can be a traditional, masculine man in our current age as well as a dedicated leader of your family.

  • Stoic Nihilist

    First again, bitches.

    • bem

      “Make Insomnia Work for You”
      would be a great $99 seminar

    • UnreconstructedConfederate

      Even a blind hog gets an acorn every now and then.

      • Stoic Nihilist

        Are you calling me fat?

        • UnreconstructedConfederate

          Well, I suppose not because as indicated a blind hog won’t get as many acorns as one with 20/20.

          • Stoic Nihilist

            Oh, we are on different pages here.
            I though hog was a reference to penis.
            I refer to my dick as hog all the time.

  • B1k3_Ch41N

    How about setting your boy here with a featured comment?🙄

    • Jak

      If you have to ask…

      • B1k3_Ch41N

        I thought you were handing them out like hot pretzels for simply writing a comment. I never day no to free shiznit.

        • Okay, but with the featured comment, comes the free AIDS so you get a 2 for 1 deal

  • Sir Lee

    the degree/feminism — good heads-up to advise/order him not to go down the wrong path.
    when I graduated – in 2004 – was 100% tech – no minor. My college was changing that up.
    In any case was no room to be exposed to feminist crap. I reckon no way to avoid so must give the kid a heads up on their nonsense.
    It’s normal to have morning wood on the school bus.

    • dckhead_con_artist

      too many men placing value on single moms over 40. I’m serious. It is getting out of hand. Men chasing women, who still luckily manage to be attractive past 40 , and not for quick bangs, but for LTRs. Even the most alpha males have succumbed

      • bem

        That misguided practice might have a solid motive – is it possible these fools are trying to save the kid from singlemomdom?

        • dckhead_con_artist

          They do not even let the guy lecture or guide the kids, as the women label it “abuse” or “mean”.

      • for LTR not a good idea, but i get it for ONS or even consistent f buddy. If she has a kid already she isn’t going to be scrambling to get her last egg fertilized. I saw, without hesitation, the most dangerous woman to date is a 29 year old. Not saying avoid, but be on your guard.

        • dckhead_con_artist

          I have a friend who is “in love” with a twice married 47 year old single mom. She actually broke up with him. He has no kids, is 43, is a sprint car racer and commercial real estate developer. When I told him that these women are leftover trash only good for FBs, he got mad and stormed off.

          • Wow. That’s nuttier than mr peanut’s testicles.

            T-Pain should follow up his song I’m In Love With a Stripper with I’m In Love with a Cougar

            • dckhead_con_artist

              I’m in love with a grandparent

              • nice collaborative work.

                • dckhead_con_artist

                  I busted that nut in her Depends.

                  • Did you bust that nut in her?
                    Depends.

                    Collaboration

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      WIN…no, actually a blowout!

          • UnreconstructedConfederate

            I learned a long time ago that it’s best not to attempt to help your friends in those situations. Poontang almost always over rides logic.

            • dckhead_con_artist

              We pass each other in the office now and don’t say a word yet for 15 years we ate lunch together almost everyday,

          • Marius Aetius Lucullus

            sprint car drivers are usually pretty switched on guys (with deep pockets)

            sad for your friend, once the solo destroys him, no more race cars!

  • MCGOO

    On the parents with fat kids, I wonder about the bedridden lady on the 600 lb show. She can’t even get out of bed. So what is the mechanism by which she obtains more food you wonder? The doctors tell her to stop eating but her skinny kids are under her control somehow. The kids appear fit and trim but the fat blob mother somehow pulls the kids’ emotional strings and they’re seen bringing her plate after plate of fried chicken and grilled ham n cheese sandwiches. Then the kids are in tears how they’re slowly losing their mother as the bed creeks, the mattress springs boing and the kids do the daily shop vac on her feces and heave her to the side to wedge a new clean sheet underneath. Can’t they just force her to eat crackers and water? Can’t someone in that family stand up and tell the big heap to STFU and starve it out?

    Cleaning up your diet and getting active is a personal journey it seems. A fat lard ass woman should be placed under food sharia, but her options abound in a feminized society. A fat lard ass woman can and will call the cops if she’s denied food. She feels that entitled. She’d rob a bank for a bacon cheeseburger if it came down to it and the vocal feminists would still give her a pass.

    Feminism just keeps giving and giving. If men and society won’t supplicate for a fat lard ass woman, then the feminist mouthpiece which has no allegiance to support healthy civilization will supplicate for them converting blame and liability again to males and the patriarchy. Ergo keep feeding the fat bitch like she’s a strung out food junkie to avoid withdrawal or else the feminist nanny state will intervene.

    There’s two types of fat woman families I notice. One where the woman is fat and the man is healthy, and the other where both man and woman are hopeless wheezing sickly obese – an au pair of food junkies, kind of like the sorry parents passed out on dope in the famous car photo with the toddler in back. Two obese parents will nominally have one sickly obese child.

    The other case is that of the healthy man and obese woman. The woman needs red lined with exercise. She needs commanded down and strapped to a dog sled. WORK THAT BITCH DOWN – YEE HAW! But the feminist system tries to persecute men who wager to gain crack control over their domestic situation – and thus a woman for a propensity to accumulate cellulitic glad bags becomes a trustee divorce rapist. That’s why both the ghettos and suburbia alike have so many fat disgusting obese divorcees with messed up kids. The feminist bitch system will sabotage the man’s efforts to control the woman’s food hole or to control any aspect of the woman’s life.

    A large number of women really don’t know what is best to put in their hole and women have several holes to consider. Man knows what is best for civilization and what is best for what hole.

    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

      the cakehole- its not just for cake. turn it into a calehole!

    • Sir Lee

      I went to a local NYC Diner recently – noticed a couple in the 300++Lb range – both man and woman.
      My daughter sat facing them – was fun watching the expressions on her face – “they just kept ordering more and more food”.
      My kid is captain of the swim team – and “makes responsible life choices”.
      When younger we would only have sodas at the diner or movies . I told her she can have a soda when she is old enough to dilute it with bourbon.
      she now she rejects all junk food/drinks

      • That is the funniest part of junk food…once you keep it away long enough you forget about it.

        OT apparently times square explosion. Trains are shit this morning.

        • Sir Lee

          Wow. Thanks.
          Luckily i walk my kid to school- 2 miles each way

          • saying a pipe bomb on platform. No one injured suspect in custody. Seems like this guy was in Remedial Terrorism and still got a C

            • cheeseburgercheeseburger

              just another example of Common Core math failing the yoots of nyc

              • Seriously, if you set off a pipe bomb in freaking times square station during morning rush and manage not to hurt anyone and get caught within 10 minutes there is something really wrong. A lousy class of terrorist.

            • Sir Lee

              apparently lost his wedding tackle – so no 72 year old virgin for him

        • dckhead_con_artist

          “The 27-year-old suspect, Akayed Ullah, was badly injured in the arm and torso from the explosion that went off in his arms, sources said.” – Al Queda Technical support: “Did you not read page 3 of the manual that says the fuse length of the ACME bomb must be over 1 foot long, NOT 1 inch!”

          • pull filter off cigarette. lite cigarette. insert fuse half way into lit cigarette. Walk away. dafuq they teach these guys. I knew this at 10

            • bem

              something was attached to the engine…

              • Yeah, do you remember the (book only) revenge?

                • bem

                  something to do with a pizza shop……forgot.
                  But this was a non-GF reference for once!

            • dckhead_con_artist

              they could have even used a candle for a delayed fuse. Candles are everywhere even in gas stations, where you can also buy highly flammable gas .

      • bem

        Regarding soda, I dont know what devilry of marketing transformed it from ‘desert’ or ‘treat’ into ‘legitimate beverage with meals’…..
        That piss became standard fare with a meal when I was little! My parents should have been arrested.

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          I had a crush on Lil Debbie. dont tell anyone

          • bem

            I smashed dat

        • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

          I lay that solidly at the feet of the South. Those fuckers have to buy heavy duty fridges to accommodate the 2,000 2-liter bottles of sugar drink that they keep on top of it at all times.

          • bem

            I’ll buy that. My stupid mother cant pay her rent but the fridge is always full of diet pepsi…..

            • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

              They also cursed us with “sweetea”. Ohio used to be “sweetea” free until a few years ago, if you wanted sugar you had to request it. Now that shit is served everywhere and if you order a simple “tea” they ask “Do you want that unsweetened”? Dufuq? Tea is unsweetened naturally, if I wanted it sweet I’d ask for it!

              • Jak

                Ok….I’ll give you that one. Sorry.

                • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                  Nasty vile shit. Granted I don’t like sugar, but back when I could drink a pop or tea when I was a kid I always recall being revolted by “sweetea”. Ugh.

                  • Jak

                    Yeah, I avoid the sweet tea as well. It’s pretty strongly ingrained down here and even when I clearly enunciate that I want Unsweet tea, there’s a 50/50 chance that I’ll still get sweet tea.

                    • bem

                      Or they’ll bring you a can of that ‘Brisk’ bullshit or snapple…..yaakkk

                • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                  And yet you won’t make it the featured comment. Jeez, who does a guy have to know around here anyway?

                  • Jak

                    Not my article. Not my placed to make featured comments.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Featured comments are gay.

                    • Jak

                      You’re just jealous.

                  • bem

                    you spelled “blow” wrong.

            • dckhead_con_artist

              that makes your Christmas shopping easy.

              • bem

                hers too, in the form of all the medical debts I’ll inherit…

                • dckhead_con_artist

                  nah, that shit is unsecured debt, start preparing for a Chapter 7.

                  • bem

                    I understand some of these words!

          • Jak

            Oh sure, blame everything on the South. I swear, ever since you Yanks won that little backyard brawl in 1865, you think you can just blame everything on us. Go pick on California or something.

      • dckhead_con_artist

        “noticed a couple in the 300++Lb range – both man and woman.” – gravitational pull is a solid foundation for a relationship.

    • Stoic Nihilist

      Jesus dude, that was a lot to read.
      Basically:
      1.half a ton behemoth and emotional power over kids.
      2.robbing a bank full of cheeseburgers.
      3-4 feminism and different subclasses of fatties.
      4?
      5. Profit.

    • John Galt

      You mean you haven’t met the fiercly indendent woman make healthy life choices and maintain her personal balanced finances? That unicorn hasn’t been seen yet.

  • John Galt

    “I think about how many boys don’t/didn’t have someone to teach them how to be a normal healthy male.”
    You can find them in cell blocks or other state institutions.
    One of the biggest lessons a father can teach his son, it so warn him how treacherous a woman is and you can never really trust her with you thoughts. They will be catergorized and used to bludgeon you into submission later. Also women fit into either one of two groups in the end –whores and relationship material. If they enter the first category, they are never going to be in the second and should be treated as such. Don’t waste time or money chasing poon. Work at your goals and better yourself– the poon will follow.

    • dckhead_con_artist

      What would Jeremy Meeks tell his son ?

      • Nothing. He can lead by example.

        • dckhead_con_artist

          “Son, never be the last in line for slop at dinner time and never be the first in line to the showers.”

      • John Galt

        Don’t get caught like I did.

    • Consolation_of_Philosophy

      Hear, hear.

      Sharing your thoughts is for brothers and men worthy of respect. Reveal nothing to a woman that could harm you if turned against you. Not ever.

      • John Galt

        Tell them absolutley nothing about your past proclivities (especially ilkegal ones) or relationships. Thats one tip my old man did pass on.

        • Consolation_of_Philosophy

          I had to get burned a few times, by hearing some of my very private shit come out of the mouths of girlfriends’ mothers, sisters, friends.

          • You’re so right. They are fucking ruthless when it comes to airing your shit to others. Everything that can be used against you, WILL be used against you.

            • John Galt

              They will twist out of context and stab you with it. Cannot over emphasise that keeping your mouth shut is the best.

          • John Galt

            That sucks. My brother and I were both in college around the same time and we never spoke about what we were up to on the weekends. Not even to each other.

            I’de hit several campuses and had a lot of success. Unfortunately a female cousin was attending one that I’de target and we ran into each other a couple of times. She kept her mouth shut, but every family get together she would ask how my weekend was with a big shit eating grin.

        • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

          I dunno, past relationships can be used strategically if they were particularly dread-inspiring.

          “Yeah, that girl I was seeing before I dated you was a fitness model, here, here are some pictures of her and I together last year in Panama City. Man that bikini cost a boat load of cash!”

          • John Galt

            Wife found a few old photos of some my ex GFs and exclaimed how ugly they all were. I just smile. “Sure kid.”

            If her insecurity were liquid I could paint the house with it.

    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

      You can’t shake an whore tree and expect an angel to fall out of it.

      • John Galt

        Yup. For some reson I’m reminded of Life of Brian and the stoning scene.

  • Hopefully they don’t massacre your boy.

    Lee him off the causeway.

    • bem

      Moral of the story there was don’t hand a twenty to the toll collector!

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        that why the mob created EZ Pass soze they dont have to slow down on the highway anymore.

    • Iattacku

      wb fitness its good to see you didnt get caught in that explosion

  • dckhead_con_artist

    School boys must get failing grades so they can be privately “tutored” after hours.

    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

      I recall how I and every other guy in my high school had this life threatening crush on this one teacher who was, in our eyes, supery dupery hot.

      I went back through my yearbook from senior year not too long ago and saw a picture of her and thought “Dufuq were we all hot and bothered about? Chick is average at best!”

      Hormones: amazing things.

      • dckhead_con_artist

        the best looking teacher in my high school taught French and she left her husband for another woman.

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          soon to be a Disney movie!

          • dckhead_con_artist

            Do they own Lifetime or Oxygen?

            • cheeseburgercheeseburger

              they own everything

            • bem

              Disney/lifetime/hallmark – all their shit is written by a self-aware female computer in Iowa.

              • dckhead_con_artist

                IBM Deep Blue, that cuck!

  • UnreconstructedConfederate

    And tell them to never wear jeans with bedazzling on them…

    • dckhead_con_artist

      What about affliction or UFC shirts?

      • UnreconstructedConfederate

        I would say….no, that’s some gay ass looking shit too. Black shirts are ok sometimes but, shouldn’t wear one every damn day.

        • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

          I wasn’t aware that blacks wore specific types of shirts.

          Oh shit, I think I may have just triggered the lurking Keresy…

          • UnreconstructedConfederate

            Don’t say his name two more times or he will reappear, kind of like hemorrhoids.

            • dckhead_con_artist

              hemorrhoids and herpes. Why me ?!?

              • UnreconstructedConfederate

                If you gotta have it, might as well have it all. YOLO

                • Jak

                  Hemorrhoids, herpes, and HIV, oh my!

                  • dckhead_con_artist

                    one would think the HIV would overpower the flu, thus eliminating the need for flu shots.

                  • UnreconstructedConfederate

                    Haitian AND Ukrainian

            • Marius Aetius Lucullus

              Otto Van Bismark? was that him?

          • dckhead_con_artist

            When I play street soccer , everyone is required to bring white or dark shirts. When we were short a white shirt yesterday an African took off his shirt.

            • UnreconstructedConfederate

              Must be warmer there than here. Lol black dudes usually don’t like the cold.

              • dckhead_con_artist

                It was 75 in Dallas yesterday afternoon

                • UnreconstructedConfederate

                  Wasn’t it snowing out there a couple of days ago? That’s the south for you.

                  • dckhead_con_artist

                    Houston, which is tropical had snow about 4 days ago when it got below freezing, but yesterday we had a warm front. We actually get 40 degree differentials in a single day sometimes.

                    • UnreconstructedConfederate

                      Same here, mid 20s this morning, 60s this afternoon.

            • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

              An African couple lives nearby me. Weird people. No idea from where in Africa, but they are coal black. Decent enough, all things considered, but they do like to fight verbally and yell now and then, and they do it in a combination of English and Ubuntu (I’m aware that this is a Linux distribution, but it’s also a great default name for all sub-Saharan African languages, so I’m going with it).

              • bem

                African coupe? Like a Deville with a furry dashboard?

                • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                  It was that or an Asian sedan.

                • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                  dashboard humor:

                  • bem

                    love that car…..dont they wreck it?

              • dckhead_con_artist

                the African players argue with each other all the time. The French speaking ones creep me out. For some reason, they never smile like real French people.

          • Jak

            Don’t do this to me on a Monday morning, man…
            I haven’t even gotten through my first coffee.

    • Boothe

      I simply told my son not to wear clothing with anything printed on it. I don’t use my clothes to provide free advertising, make political statements or otherwise give away my position on anything. Let ’em guess what you’re about and if they’re seriously interested they can come up and talk to you.

  • only slightly off topic.
    I had an idea of a tv show kind of like Smallville but Called Minneapolis. Instead of a young Clark Kent/Superman coming of age story it is about a young Prince. Here is the kcker, he is basicaly the same as Purple Rain era prince only younger, sticking out his tongue to teachers and stuff.

    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

      hope he makes flapjacks after a pickup basketball game

    • bem

      I got $77. That get me an Assoc. Producer credit?

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        Key Grip maybe

        • bem

          always wanted to be a gaffer….

      • UnreconstructedConfederate

        Best Boy….

        • bem

          my babysitter said I was special.

      • Murdoc34

        How did you get $77? I want $77. Where’s my $77?

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      Isn’t that basically just the “Little Sweet” Dr. Pepper commercials?

      • I will have to google and get back to you.

    • I figured with the name “Minneapolis” it would be about the Frankenator

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dbe78912984ee8d72bbdbf9b11caf820306e9c8a13264eeddc9f4e534b684084.png

  • dckhead_con_artist

    ” I believe will be an engineering job” – keep him away from engineering, unless he wants to drive a train. Driving a train is cool because every boy wants to drive a train.

    • UWOTM8

      But in honesty, engineering isn’t QUITE the goldmine it once was. I know a few smart guys from good engineering schools who can’t find employment.

      • bem

        Not necessarily a gold mine in and off itself, but an excellent foundation for a solid career.
        Besides, NO college major is a goldmine – REAL wealth is not achieved through ‘career choice’

        • dckhead_con_artist

          the drawback to any technical job is that it is full of anti social weirdos and ugly women (who create drama like hot women). You’re only hope to meet women are at the gym, online, bars, or out and about. The social circle you end up in just drinks all the time and talks about all the other people or how cool the new pens are.

          • Iattacku

            true. From what i heard from some of you guys is that having good social skills will make you very valuable in these fields since most of the guys in the field lack them

            • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

              True to an extent, if you can wrangle that into a team lead/management position. It’s sometimes held against you when you’re working the floor with other tech heads though, being happy and chatty scares no small number of these types.

              • dckhead_con_artist

                Once you realize that you don’t have to be anti-social and WGAF if the others know you are banging bar sluts, then you become management material.

              • bem

                Exactly. From what I’ve seen, the most financially successful ‘engineers’ don’t do any engineering at all – they are project managers, rainmakers, business strategists. BUT – the ones with a successful foundation in the discipline are that much more adept.

                • dckhead_con_artist

                  good engineers are immersed in their work and stress over fine details, managers like me just distribute work, come up with project strategies, work out budgets, are on AKC, and bullshit most of the time.

                  • bem

                    Also, once you know your shit, you can work smart rather than hard, freeing up several hours a day for these more erudite pursuits.

      • Iattacku

        well nothing in life is guranteed.you have to work harder and smarter than the competition if you want to win

        • bem

          That and/or
          Marry
          Steal
          Inherit

          • dckhead_con_artist

            I’m not good at stealing. I tried once when I was 16 and it was a fail.

            • bem

              I’m a fair caser/burglar but a lousy con-artist. I’m plagued with an unhealthy capacity for sympathy. Its held me back at many turns in life.

              • dckhead_con_artist

                I became a better con after I got conned many times by women, an ex wife, and a franchisor. I only con other cons though never an innocent person. I am conning a girlfriend now by pretending I care about her, I con sugar babies, but need to find someone who deserves to have their money taken away from them.

                • bem

                  A skill more than a personal attribute.

                  • dckhead_con_artist

                    absolutely, nobody can possibly be born an evil thief, at least I’ve never met one (edit, nevermind, my ex wife was a virgin bride…)

          • or have vision and guts…problem is there won’t even be a plaque or signpost or a statue.

            • dckhead_con_artist

              what if your near and far sighted?

              • bem

                fukkin suks….contacts AND reading glasses….

                • dckhead_con_artist

                  and if you got reflux, there goes the guts!

            • bem

              hey – I’m not cruising for a bullet in my eye here!

  • Murdoc34

    My Indian buddy’s father did this to him when he said he wanted to be a photographer. Straight up called him a “fucking idiot.”

    Any professional photographers here today? I, uh, have something I’d like your comments on.

    • bem

      “professional photographer” (or artist, actor, model, musician etc…) is simply one skilled in that work who’s livelihood was otherwise provided for…

      • Murdoc34

        True, in the majority of cases I’d agree with you. Generally speaking, I’d also recommend something a little less artsy and a little more rooted in the hard sciences. But there are exceptions.

        Maybe I would have been happier if the tone wasn’t so absolute, or it was qualified:

        My Indian buddy’s father did this to him when he said he wanted to be a photographer, despite having no skill in photography whatsoever.

        • bem

          Well, there’s “follow your dreams, tendencies, gifts” and there’s also “make a fukkin living”.
          Good parenting should nurture both, neither to the detriment of the other.

        • I’ve found most people who do “art” for a career think they’re going to make whatever the fuck they want and people are going to pay them for it. A graphic designer I know makes coupons.

          • cheeseburgercheeseburger

            is “coupons” slang for great cash? or does he really make coupons?

            • No, literally designs coupons for grocery stores

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                How the fuck hard is it to design coupons?

                • bem

                  YOU do it!

                • Murdoc34

                  Have you seen the proofs for the 2018 bar codes? Lookin’ good!

    • Jim Johnson

      photographers are pretty much obsolete. Anyone with a $400 camera can take good photos. A burger flipper has about the same skill level.

      • dckhead_con_artist

        video games take more skill than an SLR camera.

      • bem

        anyone with a phone these days…

      • Murdoc34

        Have to disagree with the burger flipper comparison. I have that $400 camera, and a friend who was an actual paid photographer in the past. I enjoy talking with him, every time we get together and talk photography I learn something new.

      • The skill isn’t taking good photos it is monitizing on them. Look at Slutwhisperer (kirill bitchosky or some shit). he is like in his early 30’s with a net work of 500k who makes a living on dumping milk and champagne on 10’s while they strip for him at parties and throwing bologna at their tits and then putting the photos on instagram. I don’t know dick about what makes a good photo, but I know talent when i see it and some average run of the mill middle class kid getting rich by going to clubs and having hundreds of women who are all 8-10 line up to strip while he dumps milk on them and shoots them in the face with champagne is a brilliant man as far as I can tell

        • dckhead_con_artist

          I’m so envious.

          • bem

            Right? niqqa’s making a fortune on instincts we’ve been told all our life to suppress!

            • This is a great man. A man of guts and courage.

              • bem

                We did our first work together.

                • Things were good, we made the most of it. During Prohibition – we ran molasses into Canada – made a fortune

                  • bem

                    your fathuh too!

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        Rich people love to pay people to walk around and take pictures of them at important events with important people so they can show other rich people they know them and hang out with them.

    • dckhead_con_artist

      Indians hate admitting failure and will suffer immensely so they don’t fail. I bought into the same franchise as an Indian guy. My business was open for about 2 years, his 4 years. His business has been losing money for all 4 years and it got to a point where he was working 12 hours per day making less than minimum wage from that business in order to keep his costs down. His primary source of income is a physics website where he provides online tutoring. He could build that physics business but instead he is slowly killing himself working in his own restaurant.

    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

      I moonlight as a photographer- what do you need to know? here is a sample of my work
      https://www.badschoolphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/1410488628000-cat_yearbook.jpg

      • bem

        I can hear that cat’s mournful prayer for death….

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          thanks! my work is evocative for sure

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        That’s the closet that dude is ever going to get to pussy.

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          or lasers

      • John Galt

        Bruce was found dead after his attempts at erotic asphyxiation went awry.

  • Ainigmaris Thales

    I think one good think you can do for a kid is to make him aware that he is unlikely to only have one single “job” when he grows up. In fact, he may not even be in the same profession for his whole “career”. Lots of guys I know saw their fathers work one job in one industry for one employer their entire life, and they just assumed they would do the same thing. Go to school, learn to do X, go work for Y, and spend the rest of your days doing that.

    It has come as a big shock to some of them to have to change employers a couple of times, and several of them have had to change careers.

    So maybe raising your kid to think he will go to school to be an “engineer” or an “architect” for the rest of his life is doing him a disservice. Raise him to understand that he will need a lot of different skills in a lot of different areas, skills that can be used in various different industries. Like just about every job needs computer skills these days. Getting a good, basic grasp on technology can be useful in several different areas. But also consider basic skills like sales. An “engineer” might not think he needs “sales” skills, but he does need to sell himself to prospective employers, sell the value of his work to prospective clients, sell his worth to his employer to get a raise, etc. And sales is a skill that definitely translates across a lot of industries.

    Raise him to understand that he will need to adapt, to change as the time changes… to look ahead and see what the next wave is so that he can ride that wave rather than get swamped by it.

    And, of course, warn him about the AIDS.

    • bem

      Good word-makin’.

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        I copy-and-pasted it from Good Housekeeping.

        • bem

          I’ll bet you “pasted” the pages of Good Housekeeping mister……

          • Ainigmaris Thales

            Yeah, last month’s Pumpkin Spice Casserole recipe really made me blow my load.

    • I lucked into choosing a field that is very versatile (nursing). I started as an ER nurse but now work in Information Systems. Nursing has a vast array of different roles, about half of which do not even involve direct patient care. I’ve even looked into working in sales for home health agencies or being a traveling consultant for IS, but I really don;t want to travel a lot right now with young kids.

      • bem

        I know a guy who got his RN at 45 after his wife fukked him over and his life fell apart. He had been a volunteer EMT for some time and it seemed like a natural money-paying offshoot of what he’s already learned. I never realized that becoming a nurse could be more than an eternity of bedpans.

        • And a lot of people think that all male nurses are gay. I don;t think I’ve ever worked with a gay nurse. Of course it’s probably just because of where I live/work

        • John Galt

          I know a guy who became a RN in his late 30s as he got tired of working at plants just to close and move to Mexico. He was never the studiious type in HS, but he did well and landed a job a local hospital. He got divorced, so his wife filed a DV against him causing him a lot of problems about his license.

  • I know nothing about raising kids, but I do feel that if instead of being asked “what I want to do” as a kid I was asked “how do you want to live” I would have got a much better jump on the direction I wound up in. Reverse engineering a lifestyle to a career seems a much better way to go. I could have told you from the time i was like 10 that i wanted to be in a suit and tie in a big city in an office with a condo on the park. I never wanted to live on a farm, or in a suburb, or have kids, or any of the other totally valid things to do. Meanwhile, the thought of what I want to do instead of how I want to live made me essentially spend 10+ years of my life focusing on a hobby as if it would make me happy as a career.

    • bem

      What you want to do is still a valid question because it introduces the requirements for doing so early.
      “What do you want to BE?” Is total horseshit though.

      • ShortstopRockstarAstronautRacecarDriverBillionare just wasn’t an easy career to break into

        • bem

          Its all politics these days….

        • Murdoc34

          I’m waiting for my daughter to bring up the Ballerina Gymnast Veterinarian Horseback-Riding Princess thing.

          • bem

            not IMpossible….

          • WHy would a ballerina gymnast horeback riding princess want to serve in war?

          • cheeseburgercheeseburger

            better she asks you for that Barbie doll and not the gender neutral one

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          See, people would ask me “What do you want to be when you grow up,” and I would look at all the grown ups around me who worked all the time at jobs they hated and got paid shit to do, and I was like “Fuck that, I want to be Peter Pan and never grow up.”

          Then I learned Peter Pan was really a 40yo chick, so then I figured I was fucked and I had to get a real job.

          • bem

            Right – I just figured I’d ‘become’ so smart I wouldn’t have to get a job.

            • not dumb like everyone says….smat

              • bem

                In the end I wound up learning the Casino business…..At least I got to bang cocktail waitresses….

                • But that is only because the Molinari Family on the Coast guaranteed your safety

                  • Ainigmaris Thales

                    Sophia Coppola needs to bang out that Godfather IV prequel so we can get some new material.

                    • bem

                      “Andolini – Origin”

                    • knowing now it will just be a musical remake of 3.
                      “I have A Stone In My Shoe: The Musical”

                      I can only imagine, btw, how bad the bronx tale musical was.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Hey, Joe Pesci can sing like an angel.

                    • an angel like how?

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Like a pretty little angel with wings? Huh? Am a pretty little angel with wings to you? All made up in a pretty white gown, huh? An angel? Am I here to bless you or something? How am I angel?

                    • bem

                      nice!

                    • I need to know what happened to Don Fanucci’s dbag nephew that took Vito’s job at Genco’s Pop’s store

                    • bem

                      “went into construction”, then 4 generations later begat one of those orange dikheads on Jersey Shore….

                  • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                    any part III quotes? am serious, cant think of any

                    • bem

                      everytime I think I’m out……

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      this was a good scene

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Fucking Pabst.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      I know, where is he?

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Apparently up your ass, because his weird strain of sperg AIDS has infected your brain.

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      Isn’t AIDS inherently SPERG with all those little pods SPERGING everywhere?

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      No, AIDS and SPERG are totally different, except when they are the same.

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      Ever wondered about the term anti-body? How can anyone be anti-body especially when you are sharing your AIDS?

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      No, I never think about anti-bodies or sharing AIDS.

                    • here we go

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Crap. Now you have done it.

                    • bem

                      I need more lawyers, not tough guys

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      I always wanted to see Connie Corleone become a slut. They only hinted at it in part 2

                    • bem

                      Nah she married a boxer from Philadelphia, had a gay kid.

                    • Yeah, but she got a good watch out of it

                    • bem

                      cant have a good time otherwise…

                    • Yes Thales, we have quotes from three and they are great , it’s true, if anyone would say they a thing like they aren’t they would not be a friend, they would be a dog.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      You know, we always have all these great quotes from past movies… movies that are like 10, 20, 30+ years old. But what quotes do we have from any recent movies? I mean, I can still remember random quotes from even what we considered “bad” movies from a long time ago, but I can’t think of any decent quotes from recent movies, even ones we would consider “good” recent movies. What’s up with that?

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      my carousel riding girlfriend quotes Will Ferrell and Jack Black films.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      the one who quotes jack black flicks is the keeper

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      I didn’t see that in the ROOSH V manual.

                    • Jak

                      You don’t always have to fuck her hard.
                      In fact sometimes that’s not right…
                      to do.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      You may think this comment runs counter to the point I am making, but I think it actually supports what I am trying to say.

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      Exactly!

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      a lot of those screenwriters were struggling/failed novelists…now you just take a few writing courses in film school and voila! you are a writer

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      The only Oceans 11 quotes I like is ” I have a question, say we get into the cage, and through the security doors there and down the elevator we can’t move, and past the guards with the guns, and into the vault we can’t open…
                      Yeah well, say we do all that… uh… we’re just supposed to walk out of there with $150,000,000 in cash on us, without getting stopped?
                      _________________
                      Yeah.
                      ________________
                      Oh. Okay

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      thats like 11 bitcoins; each guy could just put one coin in their pocket and walk right on out

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Bitcoins aren’t real, dumbass, They are made of transistors and light waves. Duh, everyone knows that.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      thought you could actually get one if you wanted, but who wants something worth $18k thats the size of a subway token?

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Transistors and light waves!

                    • bem

                      0’s and 1’s an shit

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      I’m sure Oceans 8 with all women will be eminently quote-worthy.

                    • bem

                      So its a smash-n-grab?

                    • Watch the real oceans 11. Every line is a fucking quote. That movie is amazing

                    • Jim Johnson

                      Social engineering is the main goal for movies today. Having a story about real aspects of life isn’t going to happen.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      social engineering has been the goal of movies since WW2

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      What category does Passion of the Christ fall into?

                    • Jim Johnson

                      I loved those demon kids that were following Judas Iscariot around.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Nah, man, you’re thinking of the Oompah Loompahs.

                    • Jim Johnson

                      Maybe I was thinking of my friend’s nephews.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Romantic comedy?

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      people who want to commit career suicide. you know, he made sooo much coin from that flick, he wanted to start his own movie studio

                    • bem

                      That shit was more book than movie! If I wanted to read I’d pick up the damn bible!

                    • Porn

                    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                      Kinda yeah. The war movies sure were. The Westerns and other flicks of that time though? Don’t see much social engineering outside of the stupid Christmas shows (and war movies) for a while, until at least “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” showed up in what, the 60’s was it? Maybe I have a huge spot of cultural amnesia though.

                    • Iattacku
                    • @Bem; go to AKC. Light a candle for the Thales.

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      ZAZA !

                    • John Galt

                      GF III should have never been made.

                    • Consolation_of_Philosophy

                      Upvote x10,000.

                  • bem
          • I had a friend growing up whose mom was nagging him to get a job. He told me “she only has two things to say….I hate my job and get a job its like saying try this food its disgusting”
            This was a very brilliant young man.

            • Ainigmaris Thales

              Yeah, I’m pretty sure there was a Beastie Boys lyric along the same lines that I found wonderfully deep and insightful as a young man.

        • Murdoc34

          I didn’t like the professor for that class so I dropped it. Took Feminist Music Studies, instead.

          • Ainigmaris Thales

            So, basically “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and the Heart debut album over and over again?

            • I don’t know about that, but like a virgin was about big dicks

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                Oh, I assumed it was about Catholic Girls and butt sex.

              • bem

                dik dik dik dik dik dik dik.

                • then one day she meets a
                  John Holmes motherfucker, and it’s like, whoa baby. This mother fucker’s
                  like Charles Bronson in “The Great Escape.” He’s diggin tunnels. Now
                  she’s gettin this serious dick action, she’s feelin something she ain’t
                  felt since forever. Pain. It hurts. It hurts her. It shouldn’t hurt. Her
                  pussy should be Bubble-Yum by now. But when this cat fucks her, it
                  hurts. It hurts like the first time. The pain is reminding a fuck
                  machine what is was like to be a virgin. Hence, “Like a Virgin.”

                  • Ainigmaris Thales

                    Loved that scene.

          • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

            Feminist Analysis Of Ancient Asian Art, or something real close to that. I had to take an elective to graduate and it was the only class with an opening by the time I got around to registering, because I was a doofus. *Hated* it, and this long predates the Manosphere/red-pill.

            • Murdoc34

              Ha. That sure sounds like fun. Especially the part where it serves to remind you that, at least for this segment of your life, you are someone else’s bitch, and you WILL dance to their tune.

            • John Galt

              Same. I refused to take a femnazi class and took something simliar–history of eastern art or some such noise.

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          “Dan Bilzerian” was not one of the careers listed on the guidance counseling forms back in high school.

          • Yeah, and Richard Branson Studies was also all full up

            • Ainigmaris Thales

              Shit, I would have been happy if they had had “Iceberg Slim 101”

              • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                Ice Berg Slim 101 = community college

          • bem

            The best I ever got from those useless assholes was “go to CW Post and study English or something….”
            Like my becoming poor was in their interests!

    • dckhead_con_artist

      I hated the fact that my Dad loved his job. It was either familial propaganda or total bullshit.

      • I’ve never understood someone loving their job. ANyone who asks me if I like my job gets the same answer “of course not. They actually have to pay me money just to show up”

        • dckhead_con_artist

          for some reason my Dad was proud of his. He showed me all the nuclear reactor cooling towers he designed in another part of the world. I can only imagine what the SlutWhisperer will show the children at the 2025 career fair .

          • cheeseburgercheeseburger

            that is pretty cool, as long as he wasnt involved in designing fukushima of course

            • dckhead_con_artist

              not Chernobyl either.

            • Murdoc34

              Yeah, he was an old WWII vet, Battle of Midway survivor. Always sniggered when telling the story how he told the Japs it was perfectly safe to put it right on the fault line. No risk whatsoever, he said.

          • Ainigmaris Thales

            My father was the same way. He loved his job. He LIVED his job. He basically just became his job. It defined who he was as a person, dominated his personality. All his “free time” was spent doing stuff to help him at his job. His “friends” were all people that were important to his job. He just was his job.

            • dckhead_con_artist

              Even after my Dad retired, he played around on AutoCAD and asked me to give him some of my work so he could do it at home for fun.

            • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

              How sad.

            • Consolation_of_Philosophy

              Was he happy? I can see that state of being as something super liberating, or horribly confining .

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                I think he was happy in that he was content. He was good at his job and successful with a good reputation. But I wouldn’t say he was a truly happy person. It isn’t a life I would want for myself.

          • he will show them their trust fund. They will be fine.

        • Jim Johnson

          Yup, even the rock stars get burned out.

          • I read an interview with Keith Richards where he was complaining about having to always play satisfaction. 30 years of a song he didn’t really like in the first place. I mean, I get it conceptually but it is hard to read Keith Richards complain about his job

            • Jim Johnson

              I hear songs like Journey – Faithfully, Blondie – One way or another, or AC/DC – Ain’t no Fun, or see guys like Kurt Cobain kill themselves, and I get that most get burned out being on the road.

              If they paid the same, I would probably go back to digging trenches with a shovel. There certainly wasn’t the stress level involved with making large dollar decisions that I do now.

              • If they paid the same, I would probably go back to digging trenches with a shovel.

                I say the exact same thing all the time but I use “toll booth operator”

                • Jim Johnson

                  I should have said bucking hay. My dad paid me 25 cents a bale, and I could hire whoever I wanted. Usually it was some high school chick to do the driving and my best friend and I would pick up hay onto this flatbed trailer and load on a stack. We would do that for a couple hours in the afternoon, then go up to this reservoir to rinse the dust off. Many occasions we had a decent group show up and just hang out while we work.

                  • I have never bucked hay. In fact, I have never even seen hay. It does, however, sound like something (like shoveling snow which I have done) that doesn’t really feel like anything when you are 15 but really puts a hurtin on you when you are 45. Way to go on early foremanship

                    • Jim Johnson

                      It was fun, they weighed 60-80 lb and you just pick them up and stack them. My dad wanted to get an automatic bale wagon, but he would rather pay us, then some farm equipment dealer. In the course of a summer, we would do about 8000 -10000 bales. That’s where I built most of my muscle early on.

                    • that’ll do it!

                    • Iattacku

                      You and someone from the country such as GOJ should do a life swap for a week. Go live in the country

                    • gtfo

                    • Iattacku

                      I assume that is a no.

              • Consolation_of_Philosophy

                My fantasy is to own an urban parking lot. People show up in the morning, leave you some money, go away, and you never have to do anything except pay the property taxes and hire muscle to drive away competitors.

                • bem

                  All the while waiting for a developer to come and offer you 10x what you paid for it!

                  • Consolation_of_Philosophy

                    I like the way you think.

              • Boothe

                That is a key reason that ditch digging doesn’t pay what management and engineering pay. Very little thought goes into it and it’s virtually stress free.

        • Boothe

          Exactly! I have told more than one of them around here that the instant the money quits coming so do I.

      • bem

        familial propaganda AND total bullshit.

        Every single day, bem Sr. would collapse into the house after his 90 minute, 40 mile commute.
        Ma bem would ask how his day was and he would reply, every single day: “It sukked. Every day suks”

        • dckhead_con_artist

          mine never complained, he came home, put on a robe, smoked a pipe and watched Peter Jennings on ABCNEWS. He never even came to one of my wrestling matches or soccer games

          • bem

            I never understood wanting one’s parents at those things.

            • dckhead_con_artist

              mothers are the worst and Puerto Ricans.

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                Did someone say Puerto Rican?

                • dckhead_con_artist

                  you mean YELL Puerto Rican?!?

                • Murdoc34

                  Yes, but that’s only half of the battle.

                  • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                    KNOWING is the other half of the battle, right?

                    • bem
                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      as an adult, you realize this toon shoulda been called The Gang Who Couldnt Shoot Straight…zero kills for them or cobra command or whatever they were called

                    • bem

                      adult?

                    • upvote for gang who couldn’t shoot straight reference.

                    • bem

                      Funny how movies about the mafia weren’t so funny back when they were actually overtly running shit.

                    • yes, mafia movie humor directly proportionate to actual mafia power.

                    • bem

                      Like movie “Mafia!” No way that got made prior to 1990 or so….

                    • On December 11, 1990 is the demark point on when mob movies would no longer be funny

                    • @NemesisEnforcer , throw this worthless sewage into the Abyss of oblivion.

                      (been waiting so long for that)

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          each way, or was that round trip?

          • bem

            Each way.

            • dckhead_con_artist
        • 90 minutes for 40 miles? Traffic must have been better back in the day

    • dckhead_con_artist
      • Jak

        “I never have any success with girls! I suffer from premature detonation!”

        • bem

          Good Work.

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        no blood?

        • Jak

          Yeah, I’m a little lost how the bomb exploded prematurely while ON him, and he isn’t dead.
          Dumbest. Terrorist. Ever.

          • Yeah this guy makes Richard Reid look like a madrassa honor student

          • dckhead_con_artist

            He was prototype testing. You can’t just try these out on crash dummies. Someone has to pull the chord

            • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

              C#

              • Marius Aetius Lucullus

                and the chord will most certainly be a C sharp Minor seeing as he bombed (himself that is)

        • attacked by the a team

        • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

          When the media says “bomb” they’re talking about him carrying around a DVD of the feminist remake of Ghostbusters.

      • B1k3_Ch41N

        Jihady dude looks like hes blown his pecker off. How funny would it be if everyone would start calling him Suzie or Fatima from now on?

        • Consolation_of_Philosophy

          Son of a bitch is going to be stuck tonguefucking his 72 virgins in the hereafter.

      • Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.

        • Jim Johnson

          blown off?

        • dckhead_con_artist

          so does Aloha AtBar get his 72 brides or not?

        • bem

          Is this true?!?!?

          • Yes sir, it’s true. This man has no dick

            • bem

              I’m gonna miss him!

              • you better get him a nice fruit basket.

            • Consolation_of_Philosophy

              Well, that’s what I heard.

            • NemesisEnforcer

              My name . . .is Peck!

      • bem

        surveillance footage taken from his home:

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        “WB”

    • Consolation_of_Philosophy

      That is a critical bit of perspective that you just dropped.

      Putting the thought into a kid’s mind, “what do you want to do when you grow up?,” frames their future endeavors as servitude. It reduces them to a function in somebody else’s program .

  • Jim Johnson

    Teaching a kid about his self worth is instrumental. Right now, a man is under attack in the feminist media. Either we are portrayed as a bumbling Homer Simpson, a self absorbed career workaholic, or a violent stalker. Rarely do I see a positive portrayal in the media. Primary education is 85% female, women who have been indoctrinated in the feminist mindset. There is a difference in grades being marked down for boys over girls, proven with blind tests. Daycare is predominately ran by females. Welfare is replacing the man as the breadwinner in alarming proportions. Is it any wonder that guys are just bowing out?

    Turn the TV off, have a traditional family, home school your kids, and teach capitalist principles.

  • Consolation_of_Philosophy

    This should be an ongoing discussion, because I think we need to come up with more and better ways to teach our boy children. Even if the gynocentric social sickness reaches its point of maximum insanity with our generation, our sons will be living in an environment that fears and loathe them for their gender, and which actively trains them to hate themselves for it.

    Even at age 10, I don’t think that it is too soon to introduce them to this critical truth: men make the world. Every brick of every building they ever step into was placed by a man. Every yard of every road they travel down was built by a man. Electricity that comes into their home at the flick of a switch is the work of men . So is the amazing network of sewers under our feet that carries water away. And just as men build the world, it is essential to remember never to follow a woman’s lead down a woman’s path. Building is not her aim. You cannot serve her, and you cannot honor her, and you cannot live as yourself if you do– you will lose all, and she will despise you for it. If you are to make a life with a woman, she has to walk the road that you build. Always walk your own path, never hers. Build the world.

    • God-tier comment man. My son seems to get it. Already he has not patience for woman drama or bullshit.

      • Consolation_of_Philosophy

        Good! We are lucky because we still have an older generation of men who never got the indoctrination. Our boys will become men in a world with no unindoctrinated adults still alive. They will have to fight for their souls.

        • Or they will rule

        • I think things are going to start to change in the next 10 years. Gen Z as they’re known arent their Gen X and Millennial parents. Seem to be more conservative and traditional ways of thinking are whats cool now. One can only hope.

          • I think some of this is that most of your liberal Xers and Millennials don’t have kids, meaning the more conservative have been the ones making babies. I worked with a doctor once you said we (meaning people with sense) had to outbreed the stupid. He had 8 kids

            • Great theory! I’m on kid 3, planning to have one more before the wife is too old to.

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        at 10? getting lippy with mom? how do you deal with that one?
        I think this Neal fella from Heat is the only marriage counselor a man would need btw

        • haha not lippy with mom, but my some of my friends wives or girlfriends were acting a bit uncouth, and the way he just looked at them was like “dafuk bitch?”

        • Another classic

    • And mainly by Western men as well. The Chinese have had a continuous civilization for thousands of years but they have to steal everything they have that’s worth having from the West. Japan was stuck in feudalism in the 1800s until Western contact was made. Look at Africa and the Middle East

  • Sometimes you need listen to the experts on the matter.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e08801b4610e8e4120438b50c274b42f74cb9a648cca7ec9a35d8b1cb0fb4b3e.jpg
    The Undisputed King of Child Rearing

    • Consolation_of_Philosophy

      Hey, who else can teach a kid how to sanitize and dress a chimpanzee bite?

    • bem

      huhuhuhu “REAR-ing”

      • MJ and Walmart have one thing in common: Kids clothes half off

        • bem

          Alumni of Bringem Young University!

    • Boothe

      What’s soft, warm and brown and found in a child’s diaper? Michael Jackson’s hand…

      • bem

        ewwwwwwwwwwwwww

      • Max Tweeter

        I figure it as “brown/white”…’cuz…well…ya know, the Vitiligo thing

    • UnreconstructedConfederate

      Beat It.

  • Boothe

    I made sure that I impressed the importance of being able to repair things on my son. When he was a young teen we had a discussion about toys vs. tools. I showed him hand tools I still have from my childhood. After that, he quit buying playthings with money he earned and gifts from family and started building a tool box.

    I taught him basic mechanical skills and when he reached driving age he was ready to work on his own truck. I acted as a consultant, but for the most part stood back and let him do the work. I would make an exception to demonstrate something.

    Before he went out into the world, he knew auto and small engine mechanics, basic electrical work, plumbing, carpentry and taught himself fine woodworking.

    He also knew how to hunt deer, skin and process them. He has been a very successful at deer hunting ever since. He is also an avid gardener. And even though he lives in the city, he raises a lot of vegetables in high density beds every year.

    I think the most important thing we can teach our children is self sufficiency. With those skills they will always be able to survive. Without them they are at the mercy of the people who know how to do these things.

    • UnreconstructedConfederate

      I’ve told my son along with other young men, if you have a drivers license and basic mechanical skills you’ll never have to be without a good job.

      • bem

        Show up on time, listen and shut up. This will put you ahead of 90% of the people out there.

  • UnreconstructedConfederate

    Featured comment? I’m like famous now!

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      No, it means you’re gay now.

      • UnreconstructedConfederate

        Commie.

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          Better than being gay, homo.

          • UnreconstructedConfederate

            What I meant was, you’re a homersexshul commie.

            • Ainigmaris Thales

              Get out of here with that weak shit.

              • UnreconstructedConfederate

                You’re just mad because I disparaged bedazzled jeans.

                • He don;t wear pants anyways. Too many fond memories of JCVD

                • Ainigmaris Thales

                  I don’t even know what bedazzled jeans are, and I suspect that I should be very happy about that.

                  • UnreconstructedConfederate

                    They’re the only ones in your closet…that you haven’t came out of yet. You and the rest of the commies have been doing bad things in there.

    • You got the hybrid Ukraitian strain

      • UnreconstructedConfederate

        That Ukratian is some bad joojoo.

    • no. you are infamous. that means more than famous

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        I thought that meant he was the son of a motherless goat.

      • UnreconstructedConfederate

        Are gringos falling from the sky?

  • Lou Skunt

    Excellent article Jynx, and the string of comments that follow are fantastic – Bravo Gents!

  • AutomaticSlim

    What a great article Jnyx.
    Simply fantastic.
    Your son is extremely lucky to have you.

    “One can take a single look at a good portion of the population, especially anyone under 35 and see who grew up with dad around.”

    I am WAY over 35 and even though my parents were not divorced, my father might have been in another state and I would not have known the difference.

    “One indicator of shit-tier parenting is people with overweight or even obese children. ”

    Or abnormally skinny boys as well. Want to get picked on nonstop? Be a kid who weighs under 70 lbs in the 6th grade. And the worse part was my father was into fitness and went to the gym several times a week.

    But anyway, don’t want to complain here (yeah I know, too late!, hahaha), but just say once again great article and good luck with your son & family!

  • 0bsoleteMan

    Good ideas… I’d add “learn the art of CYA” to it though. Sadly people who don’t provide affirmative proof that they did the right thing will be steamrolled when the blame train rolls through.

    One specific example of this – the Mike Pence Rule.