Life Skills That All Real Men Should Know

by Michael Corthell

There are some basic skills every real man should know and maybe even be good at. (These skills, of course, are not limited to men!)

''Each day of life brings another lesson. Lesson for today? Speak less and the more you will hear and learn.''

Know how to shake hands. You can tell a lot about a man from his handshake.

Know how to take great photos. Every cell phone has a camera, use it.

Know how to build a proper fire. An essential life skill for survival and summer camping trips.

Know how to cook for yourself and for your family. A real man knows his way around the kitchen.

Know how to argue like a Harvard lawyer. This is not screaming and yelling. It is being compelling. Being able to argue your case clearly and effectively is a great skill to master.

Know how to dress yourself. It is very important for anyone to look the part and dress for success.

Know how to kiss. The first time you kiss can make or break a first date, So if you’re interested keeping her around, then you have to make sure she’s left with a great first impression

Know how to make your bed. This one skill means a lot. Do you know why?

Know how to solve problems. Basic for anyone, but many just don't know.

Know how to unclog a toilet. It happens. Knowing this saves money too.

Know how to manage money. Money is hard to come by. Learn how to track it and even work for you. Interested?

Know how to shop. Part of the above. Stay away from paying full retail.

Know to manage time. There are only 168 hours in a week. Time is money.

Know how to aim. Start with peeing, then the shooting range.

Know how to read a map and compass. Where will you be if GPS goes down buddy?

Know how to take a joke. Don't be too serious all the'll live longer.

Know that respecting others makes the world a better place for everyone.

Know what love is and find it. Love is more valuable than time and it is the only thing we take with us when we leave this world.

This list is certainly not inclusive but you get the idea. Seek out the knowledge that will make life better — for you and others. Find out the how and why of everything you possibly can.

Make life an adventure!


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