Mocha Dad shares the truth about what makes a good man. His blog looks at the daily undertakings of being a dad. His blog is refreshing in its positivity and honesty. We don’t look for awards for doing what is right, but admitting the challenges and staying focused does require tenacity.
Here’s an excerpt from the article, which was published a few years ago, and some of the traits that this Howard University graduate has rightly named as key to becoming a person (man) of honor.
Men were made to be bold, strong, leaders. However, our society has attempted to repress these traits. If you look at the way men (especially dads) are portrayed on TV, you’d think we were all a bunch of irresponsible, befuddled, nincompoops, who can only function with the help of a “smart” female partner, friend, or spouse.
Consequently, many boys are confused and have no idea what it takes to be a real man. They seek inappropriate role models and emulate the bad behavior that they see on a regular basis.
It is our duty as men, fathers, and responsible citizens to counter these negative images and raise a new generation of men who are respectful, loving, and willing to contribute to society in a positive way.
If we are to achieve this goal, we must start with improving ourselves. I started my journey towards self-improvement after my daughter’s birth. The greatest compliment that a father can get from his daughter is “I want to marry someone just like you.” That kind of pressure forces you to examine your life and look for ways to improve.
In his article, 7 Traits of Real Men, MochaDad names integrity, compassion and confidence as his first three traits. Read more.
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