``How To Be A Man?`` Tales Of Mere Existence

Submitted by: grahamm 6 years ago Funny

Does anyone else think it"s kind of a confusing time to be a man?
There are 56 comments:
Female 75
@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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Male 112
I dig this guy and his spiky hair
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Male 18
i liked it , thanks
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Male 716
I fell asleep
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Male 5,194
This guy`s not funny or interesting. Ever.
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Female 2,289
well said
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Male 1,002
Levni Yilmaz understands the crushing uncertainty of modern life on a level that very few do.
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Male 1,629
i LOVE tales of mere existence! he hits every point almost every time
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Female 129
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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Female 129
"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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Male 3,076
damn it why did i notice the hands :-(
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Male 103
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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Female 255
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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Male 1,587
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.
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Male 1,505
"Women have is every bit as hard as men"

Selective Service.
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Male 1,109
...how many hands does he have? did that bug anyone else haha.
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Female 1,101
"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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Male 363
Thats a very nice circle.
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Male 782
@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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Male 1,587
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.
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Male 418
@ 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.
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Female 80
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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Female 275
Why not just be you rather than worrying about being a "man?"
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Male 1,587
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.
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Male 3
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
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Male 36,536
1:21 Underpants! Lolz!
Not bad, no real point or conclusion though... kinda like real life eh?
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Male 37,898
my dad taught me a man shoots his own dog.

think about it
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Male 774
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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Male 582
"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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Male 975
+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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Female 1,545
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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Male 1,378
AgentXPQ is one of the old Youtubers that won`t ever change
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Male 9,306
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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Male 25,416
That was boring and tedious!
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Male 1,587
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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Female 4,447
a1butcher, you`re still a man. I mean, hell, you`re a butcher!
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Male 1,587
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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Male 55
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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Male 588
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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Female 9
im glad im not a man lol
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Female 2,764
you could see his hands this time. Especially the very end. That was cool :)
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Male 4,807
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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Female 3,001
that was kwl
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Male 7,585
im right there with you levini
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Male 17,512
"...high octane turbo feminists..." LOL!
Nearly fell off my chair laughing at that. :-)
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Male 440
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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Male 440
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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Male 1,197
nice vid
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Male 10,339
"I feel more like an old kid."

True. True.
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Male 1,625
Well said.
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Male 2,688
I am so glad we started posting these... Tales of Mere Existence is really entertaining...
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Male 99
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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Male 1,598
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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Male 307
You can see him drawing at the end. lol
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Male 436
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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Male 249
Link: ``How To Be A Man?`` Tales Of Mere Existence [Rate Link] - Does anyone else think it`s kind of a confusing time to be a man?
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