The term ‘Alpha’ is thrown around a lot to describe a whole variety of men.
Just because you go to the gym and are jacked does not mean you are Alpha.
This was a term that was supposed to be reserved for the highest ranking men in society.
The term Alpha has been dragged through the muck so much so that it’s nearly lost all it’s meaning. It is much easier to create a new term for something than to try and reclaim one that has been lost.
Alpha has been hijacked so much by the wrong people that it is now a word men throw around as a dick measuring contest to see who is the worse human being. Get a girl pregnant and then cut all ties? Alpha. Call in sick to work all week because you and the boys were on a ‘drinking week’? Alpha. You get the point.
Hedonism, materialism, nihilism etc, etc are all too common today. Many men who are respected do what they want when they want with no regard for anyone’s well being but themselves and themselves alone. The desire for short term hits of satisfaction instead of long term, fulfilling happiness. That’s the difference between many men and great men.
There has been a general decline in true masculinity in society. By true I mean men with virtues such as honour, wisdom, protecting the weak and having a strong moral code. Men are not allowed to be men and for this everyone is suffering. Young boys are growing up without fathers and with that are more likely to fail in life.
- 23.6% of US children (17.4 million) lived in father absent homes in 2014.
- 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census) – 5 times the average.
- 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 32 times the average.
- 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Center for Disease Control)
- 80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes –14 times the average. (Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26)
- 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. (National Principals Association Report)
No real man would leave a child without a father.
So what is a real man?
Men need to be become true men again. They need to rekindle their self worth and they need something to protect and provide for. Women are given the greatest gift in the world, that is they can create person hood. Men do not have that gift and that is why men need to create something else.
Too many men have grown up without knowing the value of real work which ends up strangling them when it is time to go into the workforce. The ‘Daycare Generation’ as Stefan Molyneux from Freedomainradio puts it has been starved of real intimacy and verbal communication growing up.
Before it’s desecration, an Alpha should be someone who is an example for all other men to follow. He would have a clear set of goals and be working every day to reach them. Real men pick people up when they fall and give council to others who need it. Real men always remain level headed under pressure and never allow themselves to get carried away.
Of course going to the gym and doing martial arts are important but there is much more to it.
The Facebook page The Patriarchy contains great info on becoming the best man you can be, check it out.
The usage of Alpha was for demonstration, tone it down.