What does it really mean to be an adult? To grow a beard, get a job, pay the bills, find a mate, buy a house, own a dog, wear a flannel suit. Well, about 30 years ago, it was all of these things.
Today, the world is a much more complicated place. Not because we have grown into more complicated and sophisticated beings, but because we no longer see adulthood as a race to check off certain markers. We don’t like orderly life markers because it shoves us between two rails and vacuums up time, life and space at an accelerated speed.
Every man needs to find his own path and trudge through it at his own pace. He needs to know himself, resist the idea of limitations, and harness willpower to overcome his fears. One of the best bits of advice we can offer is to take note of advice from others who are currently navigating their own journey successfully. Life may be complicated, but if you spend too much of it trying to figure it all out on your own, you’ll run out of time before you’ve had the chance to live.
This is some of the best life advice we’ve read – from our friends around the world.
25 Principles of Adult Behavior at Kottke
20 Bits of Advice Every Man Needs to Hear at Esquire
How to Make a Run Down Home Look Livable and Cool at D’Marge
How to Nail Your First 5 Minutes with Any Woman at Valet
10 Success Tips for Young Men at RMRS
5 Willpower Habits Every Man Should Develop at ArtOfManliness
Not all heroes wear capes at SuburbanMen
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