Month: April 2020

Depression, anxiety rampant among young American men April 30, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic notwithstanding, young Millennials and Generation Z are not happy. The youngest Millennial – those born from 1994-96 – and oldest Gen Z men (age 18-23) have one thing in common. They’ve only known a world with internet and smartphones. Correlation does not equal causation. But it certainly provides ….  Read More

There is no universal definition of happiness April 19, 2020 The timeless children’s song “Happiness Is…” shines a spotlight on the simplicity of such a complex concept. Happiness is two kinds of ice cream, knowing a secret, climbing a tree, Happiness is five different crayons, catching a firefly and setting it free. Children have uncorrupted mindsets that can turn the most ….  Read More

Manifesting dreams, goals into reality April 18, 2020 Ask any five-year-old child right now what they want to be when they grow up. Some aspire for the near-impossible, like professional basketball player, actor or President of the United States. Others want to be doctors, detectives or lawyers. But chances are when you contact the same person 20 years later, ….  Read More

Agōgē principles raised rugged Spartan warriors April 11, 2020 The English term “spartan” is derived from the Ancient Greek city-state by the same name. The Peloponnesian Wars consisted of two prolonged conflicts between Athens and Sparta. The First Peloponnesian War spanned 15 years, from 460-445 BCE. The Thirty-Years Treaty ended the war. But tensions remained high between the two city-states. ….  Read More

Critical thinking in the digital age April 11, 2020 Social media and internet in general have shrank the world. At the same time it has widened ideological divide and atrophied critical thinking. The Pew Research Center tracked opinions on several issues and compared results over 23 years. There was an average 15 percentage-point gap between left-leaning and right-leaning individuals on ….  Read More

4 legendary alpha men and their accomplishments April 2, 2020 Hugh Hefner is often mentioned among men identified as “alphas.” He borrowed $8,000 in the 1950s and built what became the most popular men’s magazine franchise of all time – Playboy. Many men would have loved being Hefner for even one day. But even “Hef” knew deep-down something wasn’t right with ….  Read More

Social media negative effects on marriages, mental health April 1, 2020 Facebook is by far the most popular social media platform in the world. It boasts 2.45 billion monthly active users, or about one-third of the entire world’s population. That does not include monthly users of Instagram, Facebook’s top subsidiary. A closer look at the numbers, however, reveals that men must carefully ….  Read More