You may have learned how to walk when you were one, but chances are you’re still doing it all wrong. Maybe because of its very ubiquitousness, walking has become a neglected art—familiarity, after all, breedeth contempt. Or, more probably, we’ve become sloppy walkers because of cars. Whatever the reason, you’re in dire need of some perambulation re-education.
In 1726, Benjamin Franklin formulated a list of virtues—13 of them—which he strove to implement into his life. He’d focus on one of them each week, and slowly over time hoped to—in true Enlightenment fashion—arrive at “moral perfection.” A lot having changed (yet not changed) since then, I’ve presumptuously taken it upon myself to create a new list of 13 virtues for the Modern Male.
- April 17, 2016
- Jon Eckblad
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Like many an American male, I’m a product of pop culture. Nothing wrong with that, necessarily. But the detached irony, the constant need to be entertained, the attraction towards the intellectually easily-digestable needs a corrective—an anti-leavening agent, if you will. Well, I found just such an anti-leavening agent in the writings of a Roman emperor, of all people.
- December 27, 2015
- Jon Eckblad
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