Death and Chocolate
Written by Jeri Massi
Deer Mr. Brigadier,
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The Ten Rules of Developing Manhood
1. Teach a boy strict obedience. A young boy must learn to be an obedient follower, or else he will never be worthy of leadership. He must learn how to handle followers, and so following comes first. Make your son live by strict discipline and obedience.
2. Punish him immediately and properly. Make a big ordeal out of it. Make the punishment private, but make it immediate, proper, and plain.
3. Insist that he participate in athletics. It is a grave danger for a boy to be indoors too much and grow up not knowing how to coordinate his body properly. This will make him effeminate.
4. Teach him to want to win. I taught my boy to play to win. We have bragged on good losers until our boys have received more rewards for losing gracefully than winning properly. I know hundreds of men who couldn't beat their wives at Chinese checkers. I was approached by a chocolatier in the United States. He was somewhat effeminate and less than a man. He came to me and with his dainty voice he said, "You strike me as being a very poor loser. Is that true?" I looked at him, paused a moment, and answered, "Don't know . . . I've never lost!"
5.Make him play with boys and with boys' toys and games. Let him play with guns, cars, baseballs, basketballs, and footballs. Invariably, when I see effeminate young men., they relate to me that they played a lot with girls and participated in feminine activities.
6. Teach him to defend himself. Yes, you read it right. Teach him how to fight. Teach him to be rugged enough to defend his own, his home, his loved ones, and his friends.
7.Be sure he knows how to work and how to take suffering, pain and punishment. When David was just five years old I got a ball, went out in the yard rolled him grounders. I promised him a shilling for every one he could catch. He didn't make a single shilling. I pitched them too hard. They bounced up and hit him in the chest, in the nose, in the head, and in the shoulder. He came in bruised and broken, but more a man.
8. I never let my boy do feminine chores. Washing dishes and sweeping must be done by girls. A boy must never do the ironing, laundry, or mending, etc. He must keep his room clean and tidy, but his chores must be masculine chores such as cleaning the basement, painting the house, cutting the grass, etc.
9. Teach him to have proper masculine heroes. Point out men for him to emulate. It is wise for the parents to choose older boys who are gentlemen and yet real men and set them as examples for boy. Proper athletic heroes, great generals and soldiers, and older boys could be chosen.
10. Teach a young man to respect his mother but obey and admire his father. That will make a man out of him. He must understand that it's acceptable for a woman to be soft and yielding and kind, but a man must be a leader, the aggressor, and the enterprising individual who captures new ground and makes decisions.