What are truths men must accept sooner or later? I’d say that chivalry is still alive, and women appreciate it a lot. It doesn’t need to be in a romantic setting, but opening doors and pulling back chairs will earn you major points with the ladies. After a forum member posted this question online, here are the answers men gave.
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1. It Gets Better
After a divorce or breakup, getting lost in the funk where you believe nothing will get better is easy. A man writes that he was a total mess after breaking up with his woman, whom he’d been with for nine years. He did not think he could find love again and didn’t care whether he lived. Now, he’s met another girl and is happier than ever. When you are at your lowest, it’s hard to believe people when they tell you it gets better.
2. Lying Makes Things Worse
A reformed liar says you should always find a way, to tell the truth. Things are much better and less stressful that way.
3. You Are Average
This may be hard to hear, but someone adds that most of us are not special or gifted. It would be best if you put in the work by working hard, exercising, eating right, and being nice to people. This will place you above average.
4. Nothing Is as Simple as You Think
We all want life to be easier, and getting caught up in this lie is easy. One guy discloses that everything has a level of complexity and nuance. If you look keenly, you will discover more complexity and nuance. Watch out for people who claim to have answers to everything and your reductive thinking. Nothing is black and white, and you should be careful not to fall into that mental traps.
5. Things Don’t Work Themselves Out
Whenever people say time is the best healer, I think that is a lie. Coming to terms with a situation is what heals, and that takes time. A guy shares that you need to spend time and effort for things to work out. You may think you’ll figure out your life by thirty, but you will fail if you don’t do the work.
6. Master Your Emotions
There’s nothing manly about yelling at people. Another gent advises that your temper never works to your advantage. It only classifies you as toxic and makes your children afraid of you.
7. Life Isn’t a Competition
“If we weren’t stepping on people’s toes to get “ahead” we could all be happier in the end,” a responder replies. Trying to get ahead of everyone will leave you exhausted. Life is a competition if you choose to make it that way. It’s better to be content.
8. Women Are Not Machines
Several men agree that women are not slot machines. You can insert being nice and expect love to fall out. Women are human beings with complex emotions that you need to understand. You should give women room to make mistakes. They can make bad choices or be abusive and toxic, as this is a human thing, not a gender thing. Don’t put them on a pedestal.
9. Stop Wasting Your Money
Have you invested in crypto or think it’s a scam? A commenter states that it’s unwise for men to put all their money, time, and effort into what everyone declares the next big thing. Instead of investing your money in AI, crypto, and NFTs, acquire critical thinking skills.
Success comes through hard work; anyone who sells you a get-rich-quick scheme is lying to you for their gain. So instead of wasting your money chasing the next “boom,” invest in yourself.
10. You Have Limited Time With Your Children
Finally, a contributor comments that the childhood years end at 12-16 years, after which children start forging their own paths. They may be annoying sometimes, but he tries to make full use of their time together. It’s the best thing in life, and he always looks forward to climbing the ladder with them.
This thread inspired this post.