What Makes a Man

A Man is not defined by what he does, A Man makes what he does his own.

The clothes do not make a Man, A Man makes the clothes reflect who he is.

A Man is not determined by his destiny, A Man determines what his destiny will be.

The number of women a man has been with does not make him a Man, but choosing to be with one Woman, and choosing to love her, give his life to her, and to respect her, does.

The number of men who look up to a man does not make him a Man, but the number of his children he actively raises to be good and honorable men does.

The amount of knowledge a man has does not make him a Man, but the act of passing on the wisdom he does have for others to utilize, in humility, does.

The amount of power a man accumulates unto himself does not make him a Man, but the amount of courage and power he draws out of those he influences for their gain, does.

The number of men a man has serving him does not make him a Man, but the act of willful, selfless service to all others, does.

The strength a man possesses does not make him a Man, but how he uses that strength to strengthen and build up others, does.

The courage and bravery a man shows does not make him a Man, but what that courage and bravery is used to accomplish for the sake of the wellbeing of others, does.

The degree of influence and authority a man has over others does not make him a Man, but the earning of respect, hard work, and honor through good will, does.

The number of places in the world a man has been to does not make him a Man, but what good that man seeks to do for the world, does.

The reputation a man has does not make him a Man, but his integrity and loyalty to the truth, does.

What all a man tells others about what he can do does not make him a Man, but the act of letting his actions speak for themselves with humility, does.

It is not a man’s strengths that make him a Man, but it is the knowledge of his weaknesses, and his willingness to admit them that does.

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