We all have men that we look up to. Today I’m excited to have a conversation with a man who has been a big motivating factor for me starting the Order of Man.
Mr. Brett McKay with the Art of Manliness joins me to talk about how we, as men, can return to our roots and recreate some of the rites of passages we once participated in, some common struggles we’re all working through, a few of the men we should be emulating, and what it takes to be a man in modern society.
“You have a lot of men thinking ‘am I really a man?’.” Tweet That— Brett McKay
Meet Brett McKay
Brett McKay, the Founder of Art of Manliness, started the blog while attending law school and has quickly grown the site to become the largest independent men’s magazine on the web.
Brett will be the first to tell you that he is not the expert when it comes to being a man but prefers sharing some insights into manliness that have worked well for him.
He is the author of several books including The Art of Manliness, 30 Days to a Better Man, and Heading out on Your Own.
You can find him blogging and podcasting at Art of Manliness where they cover a broad spectrum of topics from things like How to Poop Like a Samari to Semper Virilis: A Roadmap to Manhood in the 21st Century (which we talk about in this episode).
“Men want an event that is filled with meaning, that signifies I am making progress in life.” Tweet That— Brett McKay
What You’ll Be Learning
- How a law student starts the largest, independent, online magazine
- What is the difference between being a male and being a man
- What makes a man (provider, protector, and procreator)
- How to re-create rite of passages and rite of achievements
- Why and how modernity is changing the role of masculinity
- Common struggles a lot of men have
- Men from history we should be emulating
Historical Men We Should Follow
- Winston Churchill
- Jack London
- Theodore Roosevelt
- Antifragile by Nassim Taleb
- Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
- Semper Virilis by Brett McKay
- The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill by William Manchester
- Jack London: An American Life by Earle Labor
- Marcus Brotherton
“There are a lot of men out there who are looking for meaning, purpose, and connection.” Tweet That— Brett McKay