The ***Really*** Big Picture
We’re a results-oriented community of men dedicated to making our lives more adventurous, fulfilling, and passionate. We do this by sharing expertise, discuss issues we’re facing, give each other advice, provide support, give feedback, set goals, and hold each other accountable. Our purpose is to help each other live the kind of life that makes us excited to get out of bed in the morning.
We encourage and motivate each other to take the basic steps of improving our lives. This includes weightlifting, eating healthier, improving relationships learning to defend ourselves and those we love, building confidence, improving our finances, setting goals, and so on.
Why This Group?
Our safe, prosperous modern civilization comes at a serious cost to masculinity. Because we face no serious dangers, no major wars, no devastating famines, no economic collapses, society has no need for large bands of men to protect and serve. This relative safety forces us to abandon the freedom to be the kind of men we know we can be.
As men, we have a deeply-ingrained desire to organize in bands bonded by brotherhood, engage in rites of passage to have our masculinity tested, and to prove ourselves among other respected men. We’re creating a roadmap to a more authentic world within our modern world where men can enjoy the trappings of modernity AND the freedom, respect, and responsibilities enjoyed by our fathers, grandfathers, and countless generations who came before.
We do this through one simple process - we continuously work at getting better at being men. More specifically, we're studying the art and science of masculinity, then applying the lessons to our personal and professional lives in the form of relentless, focused self-improvement. This self-improvement process is the primary goal of this group.
The Details and the Underlying Philosophy
“I mean to make myself a man, and if I succeed in that, I shall succeed in everything else.”
Those words, spoken by the twentieth US president James Garfield, aptly sum up what it means to be a man. Wise words, indeed, but what is a man? The first goal of this group is to learn what it means to be a man, then embark on the long, sometimes difficult journey of becoming the best men we can become.
“Civilization comes at a cost of manliness. It comes at a cost of wildness, of risk, of strife. It comes at a cost of strength, of courage, of mastery. It comes at a cost of honor. Increased civilization exacts a toll of virility, forcing manliness into further redoubts of vicariousness and abstraction.”
The second goal of this group, as illustrated by this Jack Donovan quote, is to carve out a niche in our modern, civilized world where men are free of societal restraints to pursue the trials and tribulations that allow men to test themselves in the presence of other men.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, join us! Drop me a line at eldiablobjj “at” gmail.com.