Being manly in the modern world is hard. What does it even mean to be a man, much less a “manly” man? Well, that’s a difficult question to answer, but there are certain skills that men need in today’s confusing times — and in this short video, we are going to show you what they are and how you can acquire them.
But you don’t have to be a man to derive some benefit from this video, put together by our masculine friends at BuzzFeed. Women can also get some valuable insight into what men deal with on a daily basis. The problems they have!
For example, how to properly high-five your cubicle-mate. It’s not easy, you know. The slightest mistake and you could completely whiff on the high five, and not only is that not very manly, it’s downright embarrassing.
Advice on how to be a man is so common these days that it only proves how complex the masculine gender role has become. For example, according to basketball legend Kareen Abdul Jabbar, a true man avoids physical fights whenever possible. But to the Ask Men site, “a real man can defend himself.” In other words, men don’t back away from a fight.
We hope this BuzzFeed video takes some of the confusion out of what it takes to be manly. So man up and watch the video!