Becoming a Successful Man

Becoming a Successful Man

Growing up, I conducted a lot of research at the local public library, and on the internet, in order to determine how to become successful in life.

Some of the wisest writers (whose works I had the privilege of reading), often referred back to the social structure of the original Hindu civilization of ancient India as a model, referring to it’s tribune ruling structural division of:

Business people,

who ruled over the masses of laborers, and among whose exalted ranks a wise man had to establish a position for himself in, if he were to become a successful member of that civilization, and be happy with his life.

However, upon reflecting upon the nature of the global problems we human beings face as a species, and the fact that seemingly all of the ongoing wars we are engaged in are bankrupting us collectively, and hurting and killing men, women, and even children on this planet, I have come to the realization that a new way of perceiving what it means to be a man may be in order.

First, the idea that a man has to be capable of committing, profiting from, or deploying, violence against others, in order to be a “successful” man, is a very ancient and primitive idea, that our habitual adherence to is destroying us, and our world.

For that reason, I would like to elucidate the following model, conceiving of five spheres of nobler power that a man can become accomplished in, rather than overseeing, profiting from, or perpetrating, military assault upon others, as a way to obtain what we want in life:

1) Church, synagogue, mosque, or temple.

2) Governmental, legal, or administrative entities.

3) Schools, Colleges, and Universities.

4) Creative, Constructive, Professional, and Profitable endeavors.


5) Social, Communal, and Fraternal activities.

The more accomplished a man becomes in one (or ideally, more than one (or all)) of those 5 sublime realms, the less likely we will be to feel compelled to resort to physical force to get what we want in life.

By “sublimating” our lower-minded urges towards hatred and violence, and transmuting that negative energy into higher, more positively-minded creative, constructive, administrative, peaceful, social, and profitable activities, the safer the public arena will be for everyone (especially women, children, the disabled, and the elderly), to be able to walk around freely and safely, whether during the day, or even in the middle of the night.

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