30 DAYS TO BE A BETTER MAN: SEEK WHAT YOU LOVE AND LET IT KILL YOU (Concluding Remarks: Part III)

ROTTERDAM – The conclusion to our adventure has been slightly delayed and if anyone has been wondering as to why – I have been thinking about how to end it. I have written about the universal culture of misogyny, made a few remarks on what a modern man is and then wondered why we need […]

30 DAYS TO BE A BETTER MAN: BOYS WILL BE BOYS (Concluding Remarks: part II)

ROTTERDAM – Last post, I wrote about the universality of sexism and bigotry and about why it is that in almost every civilisation that has ever existed on this planet, patriarchy flourished while the rights, privileges, and movements of women were restricted. I decided to write about this universality for several reasons: first of all, […]

30 DAYS TO BE A BETTER MAN: (30) GET A STRAIGHT RAZOR SHAVE

We made it! Through hard work and mostly me subtly cheating by just writing about challenges without actually having to do them, we made it through 30 freakin’ blog posts. To whomever managed to read all 30, I salute your perseverance and I hope everyone else thought the few posts they did read were at […]

30 DAYS TO BE A BETTER MAN: (29) CONQUER A FEAR

ROTTERDAM – Dear readers, we’re out our last challenge today. Day 30 is a reward for my hard work in the form of a shave. So, let’s get started: Fear can be a good thing.  It’s a biological instinct that prevents us from doing stupid things that might kill us. Unfortunately, fear is not always rational […]

30 DAYS TO BE A BETTER MAN: (25) START A DEBT REDUCTION PLAN

ROTTERDAM – The world is, at the writing of this post, 60,907,468,463,029 USD in debt. That’s 54,679,497,090,278,89 EUR. An interesting question is who we are indebted to, then. These figures, however, include national and international debt, which is not what we’re about today.  Personal debt is becoming an increasing problem in some countries. Mortgage payments that cripple you […]

30 DAYS TO BE A BETTER MAN: (24) PLAY!

ROTTERDAM – Today, we will be exploring the boyhood in masculinity. As the modern reinterpretation of manliness is more dynamic and diverse than, let’s say, a 50s gender definition of masculinity, there is place for playfulness. When you think fondly about your boyhood days, you probably think about the time you spent playing. While we […]