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Date: 10/11/10 12:35 PM

56 Responses to “How To Be A Man?“ Tales Of Mere Existence

  1. Profile photo of grahamm
    grahamm Male 18-29
    249 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    Link: ``How To Be A Man?`` Tales Of Mere Existence - Does anyone else think it`s kind of a confusing time to be a man?
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    Sajo Male 18-29
    436 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    For some reason the title reminded me of Russell Peters. *sigh*

    Anyway, I look forward to Tales of Mere Existence even if others are tired of it.
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    Djarum Male 18-29
    307 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    You can see him drawing at the end. lol
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    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    I laughed pretty hard when he talked about bands that sound like they have 1 testicle to share between them all.
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    im_smart Male 18-29
    99 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    from reddit:

    "the next time a woman tells you to be a man, tell her to be a woman and shut the drat up"
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2688 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    I am so glad we started posting these... Tales of Mere Existence is really entertaining...
  7. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    Well said.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    "I feel more like an old kid."

    True. True.
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    Selous Male 30-39
    1197 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    nice vid
  10. Profile photo of Creabhain
    Creabhain Male 40-49
    440 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    I guess i`m lucky. I grew up in a place where the old defined roles of men & women were still well defined. Now I have experienced the "modern" version for many years and I can pick and choose the bits I like from each way of life.
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    Creabhain Male 40-49
    440 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    I like equality of men & women as regards rights, jobs, money, etc. I also like being the one to throw out the spider or dead mouse. I am macho but loving to my son and wife. I am not homphobic but respect the institute of marraige. For them too of course! etc etc etc
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    "...high octane turbo feminists..." LOL!
    Nearly fell off my chair laughing at that. :-)
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7473 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    im right there with you levini
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    that was kwl
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    I just finished doing the dishes and sweeping the floor and planned for super before going shopping..

    I had a moment sit down and check whats new on IAB and now I`m not sure I want to go shopping anymore.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    you could see his hands this time. Especially the very end. That was cool :)
  17. Profile photo of bhme33
    bhme33 Female 13-17
    9 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    im glad im not a man lol
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    Robert_D Male 18-29
    589 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    Always gives me something to think about, even if it`s trying to figure out what I`m supposed to think about.
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    ghettoelf Male 18-29
    55 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    Sometimes this guy`s insight astounds me.

    There really isn`t--nor should there be--any difference between being a `man` and being an `old kid`.

    Keep that sense of wonderment, folks. It`s the only real thing we`ve got any more.
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    tn11 Male 18-29
    1587 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    ruthless 1990 as a female what do you think of this? I love the website "artofmanliness.com" because of the belief of `retro-sexual.` this has nothing to do with womens rights or anything, it has to do with more and more men simply not knowing their role in relationships and society. Which I totally agree with.
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    a1butcher, you`re still a man. I mean, hell, you`re a butcher!
  22. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
    1587 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    Ghettoelf- I disagree with what you`re saying there- men CANNOT be old kids, you don`t expect a child to raise another child do you? or to support a family? I agree with your "sense of wonderment" idea but a man has responsibilities, that`s the big difference. I think you can keep your inner child alive while still loving life and having fun, as well as being a man with responsibilities.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    That was boring and tedious!
  24. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 3:55 pm
    A man is a male who can express himself with dignity and confidence, who is kind, rational, does not promote hateful thinking or practices. Who offers sympathy and empathy when it is appropriate, who respects other people with a fair and balanced attitude.

    A man is not a jerk, arrogant, nor disrespectful, that is a brat. Brats are not men, they are small children.
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    AgentXPQ is one of the old Youtubers that won`t ever change
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    I think this is an exceptional monologue. I`ve often wondered what it felt like to be a man growing up in these times.

    And Nido, you are so right on.
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    premierwondr Male 18-29
    975 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    +10 to Nido

    I love these videos, I wish I knew the guy personally I would just pick his brain all day. Sometimes he reminds me of the mini-rants I occasionally have in my own head when I`m annoyed, at work, or trying to go to sleep.
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    Wizard77 Male 40-49
    582 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 4:40 pm
    "A man is a male who can express himself with dignity and confidence, who is kind, rational, does not promote hateful thinking or practices. Who offers sympathy and empathy when it is appropriate, who respects other people with a fair and balanced attitude."

    Gay
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 5:06 pm
    Wizard77,

    If that`s "gay" then I`d happily be homosexual then be the opposite of that.

    I also think it is the duty of a human to constantly alter one`s thought processes to avoid falling into a rut or becoming what the small children around you think is "cool".
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36847 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 5:24 pm
    my dad taught me a man shoots his own dog.

    think about it
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33124 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm
    1:21 Underpants! Lolz!
    Not bad, no real point or conclusion though... kinda like real life eh?
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    etnorias Male 18-29
    3 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    after i read the title and description of this post i realized how awful this is. i dont even come on here because im bored. i come to this website by habit. because by chance it ended up in my bookmark folder of blogs i look at daily.

    im done with this.

    "if you`re bored, then you`re boring"
    -harvey danger
  33. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
    1587 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm
    etnorias you have a good point, in German the verb "bored" is reflexive, so you can`t say, I am bored, you say, I bore myself. And IAB is the way I stay un-bored. Interesting stuff is not boring- ergo, while on IAB you are no longer bored.
  34. Profile photo of cagel
    cagel Female 18-29
    275 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    Why not just be you rather than worrying about being a "man?"
  35. Profile photo of schmemly
    schmemly Female 18-29
    80 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    Ever since I`ve noticed his hand moving behind the paper, it`s been difficult to pay attention to what he`s saying...
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    zombieland Male 18-29
    418 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    @ cagel

    women just dont understand, women aren`t expected to do or be anything anymore. but men are still expected to be men, and its hard. especially for thoes of us that didnt have fathers growing up.
  37. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
    1587 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 8:46 pm
    cagel that`s pretty simplistic and idealistic way of thinking. Sure, its good to be yourself. As long as you still do what has to be done, take responsibility for yourself and your family. Simply being yourself will result with an overpopulation of man-children who ruin relationships, don`t have jobs, and don`t take responsibility for their lives. They would simply want to "be themselves" and expect the world to take care of them whilst they do so.
  38. Profile photo of B3N0C1D3
    B3N0C1D3 Male 18-29
    783 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 9:47 pm
    @zombieland Not quite, 60 years ago women were not expected to do anything rather than cook and clean for their families. The modern woman is much more empowered than the woman of half a century ago. With that empowerment comes expectations. I think cagel raises a good point. Why worry about the expectations of a previous generation when we should be ourselves and more conerned about forging our own legacy? If you asked me if I were a man I would ask you if you were f*cking stupid. There`s a difference between being a man and being a stereotype of a man.

    @tn11 You are assuming that nobody is responsible without being forced to be so. That assumption is wrong.
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    crimsonattck Male 18-29
    364 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 10:07 pm
    Thats a very nice circle.
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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm
    "women just dont understand, women aren`t expected to do or be anything anymore. but men are still expected to be men, and its hard. especially for thoes of us that didnt have fathers growing up."

    Are you kidding me?! Women have is every bit as hard as men, especially those women who didn`t have fathers growing up!
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    itsdrew Male 13-17
    1109 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 10:52 pm
    ...how many hands does he have? did that bug anyone else haha.
  42. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
    1507 posts
    October 12, 2010 at 1:11 am
    "Women have is every bit as hard as men"

    Selective Service.
  43. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
    1587 posts
    October 12, 2010 at 1:14 am
    B3N0C1D3, I`m saying that being responsible is one of the prime characteristics of being a man, so if you aren`t responsible then you are not a man. Am I missing your point? Not quite sure what you were refuting.
  44. Profile photo of CrzyWhtGrl
    CrzyWhtGrl Female 18-29
    255 posts
    October 12, 2010 at 5:46 am
    I think this goes just as well for women as for men. I often find myself feeling this way, but with women`s roles. He is so spot on...
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    Sohltofangy Male 18-29
    103 posts
    October 12, 2010 at 6:45 am
    Wow, he really hit the nail on the head with this one.
    Someone should make a "how to be a woman?" video. I`m curious.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    October 12, 2010 at 8:02 am
    damn it why did i notice the hands :-(
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    KMeatPiLover Female 18-29
    129 posts
    October 12, 2010 at 8:05 am
    "women just dont understand, women aren`t expected to do or be anything anymore. but men are still expected to be men, and its hard. especially for thoes of us that didnt have fathers growing up."

    hahaha! Nobody expects anything from women except that we be skinny, beautiful, successful mothers and career women.
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    KMeatPiLover Female 18-29
    129 posts
    October 12, 2010 at 8:09 am
    I also forgot sexy but not TOO sexy, good in bed but not slutty, assertive in the work place but not bitchy.

    Did I forget any of the contradictions that women are expected to embody?
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    dragosal Male 18-29
    1630 posts
    October 12, 2010 at 8:27 am
    i LOVE tales of mere existence! he hits every point almost every time
  50. Profile photo of Joolin
    Joolin Male 18-29
    1002 posts
    October 12, 2010 at 9:11 am
    Levni Yilmaz understands the crushing uncertainty of modern life on a level that very few do.
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    britt566 Female 18-29
    2290 posts
    October 12, 2010 at 9:40 am
    well said
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    October 12, 2010 at 10:56 am
    This guy`s not funny or interesting. Ever.
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    regediT Male 18-29
    716 posts
    October 12, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    I fell asleep
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    wonky Male 40-49
    18 posts
    October 12, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    i liked it , thanks
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    mikeacello Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    I dig this guy and his spiky hair
  56. Profile photo of BrnishedLily
    BrnishedLily Female 18-29
    75 posts
    October 14, 2010 at 10:50 pm
    @KMeatPiLover

    You forget strong but still needing that big tough man to rely on, can`t forget that.

    Anyway, why are we arguing on this bs? Both sexes have things still pushed on them (boys don`t cry and girls don`t play rough)so enough arguing about who has it worse off. It`s about the same...but not too many people actually get that because they have only their point of view and no one elses matters.

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