Originally Posted: 12:20am Friday, Aug 31
Pratap was telling me the other day that he's enlisted into the army. Now I've always respected Pratap a lot, but this set a new standard for me. This guy just joined the army and made it seem like it was nothing. This is the same army that so many cowards have fled to Canada to avoid being a part of. This is the same army that over 2000 soldiers have died fighting for in Iraq in these past 5 years. He just joined, like it was nothing. That's who this guy is, he's just doing what he has to do, whether its running, schoolwork, or even going out and risking his life for his country. He defines what being a man is (ladies, don't get mad yet, I'll get to you a little later on).
This brought me back to an old motivational tool I used to use. I call it, "the penis principle:"
God gave you a penis, but it's not free, you gotta earn it. You gotta go out every day of your life, work hard and earn it.
Many have disgreed and still disagree with this. They say it doesn't account for women. Well I'll tell you the reason for that. I don't understand women, I'm not a women, I don't know what they go through. I know they've got a whole other burden going on with the PMS and the childbirth and the generally subdominant physical state they are in. Women have it much harder, don't get me wrong.
But that's just another reason why as men, we have to work extra hard to make up for that difference. That's why to be a man you can't fear, you can't complain, you can't hesistate. If a women does that, I'll let it pass, she's got enough going on. If a man does that, forget about it, drop down and give me 50.
Pratap does the 50 without anyone even asking him, without even violating the rules of manhood to have a reason to do it. He does it because its gotta be done. Now that's a man, that's putting the down payment on the tools God lent you.
Eat up buddy, you deserve it.
P.S. Thanks to Tito and James Jones for some revisions on this.