A man should age well. In our society, the perpetuation of juvenile habits is all too common for most men after a certain age. I encourage men to avoid this. It is not conducive to dignity. For instance, there are some things a man after a certain age should not do: dress like he is still twenty, act like he is still twenty, wear a baseball cap backwards as if he were still fifteen, chase women as if he were a desperate twenty year old. Trust me, if a man ages well, stays in shape, keeps his dignity, pursues his goals with dogged determination, and knows how to walk away from silly and superficial women, the quality women will come to him. A man who ages well only increases his alpha status.
The Most Interesting Man in the World is a hilarious commercial. I recently heard a good quote from this: “Some say having a dark side will lead to no good. I certainly hope so.” Yes, I agree completely. Granted, it is only entertainment, but this now famous commercial does capture something of what it means to be an older man. Grace, class, culture and confidence are important elements of manhood. One of the most famous proponents of manhood in the twentieth century was Ernest Hemingway. His fictional characters, as well as his own life, reflected the male desire for action, adventure and success, albeit in situations which often hindered those very pursuits. Now, Hemingway’s later life was actually quite troubled and did not end well, but at least in his writings, some of the best in the English language, he embodied many of the qualities of ideal manhood.
And of course, a man should always appreciate feminine beauty. This never wanes. The man of good taste will only cultivate this special delight of life the older he gets. Eventually, if he knows what he is doing, he becomes an expert in all things regarding female beauties. Women will love him only all the more for this. This heightened sense of beauty is one of the rewards for a life lived richly in the world of art, class, beauty, culture and civilization.