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My Fundamentals — Beards

Men with responsibility are supposed to have beards

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

Alright men, this week’s post is for you… if you can grow a beard (no not stubble)... do it.

As you might gather from the My Fundamentals posts, it’s largely about going to the basics because they just work. Steve Jobs had a saying that I continually harken back to, “good design just works. You don’t have to think about it.”

I really struggled with my “masculinity” over the years but one day it dawned on me that masculinity is about building a sense of responsibility towards a higher good. I really struggled to show it, until I realized that a beard is the best way. Men with responsibility are supposed to have beards.

Every culture in human history has regarded beards symbols for growth and wisdom. To me, beards symbolize “focus” as we journey into the “unknown”; you can’t shave when you are on a quest.

Beards are a great hack because they hide some of my insecurities, has an SPF of 15 and may naturally increase testosterone. It makes a dramatic difference in perception too, just take a look at James Harden. There is a reason why the slogan “Fear the Beard'' applies so well to Harden 😅.

Fear the Beard — https://beardfull.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/james-harden-without-a-beard.jpg

I recommend it to keep it as natural as you can. No artificial trimmed lines and keep it oiled.

Like good design. beards just work, not to mention all the money and time saved by not shaving. So f*** you Gillette! I already have the best the man can get.

52 | 250 — Random, Recurring, Ruminations written over a eek in 250 word or less…

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