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I’ve mentioned Theodore Roosevelt on this site before, and held him up as an example as to how a man should live. He pursued his ambitions, even against the wishes of his family. He traveled the world, faced his fears, and was one of the greatest Presidents America has ever known. I mentioned Roosevelt, however, not only as an archetype for the alpha male (let me explain this a tad deeper in a second), but as a shining example for the power of fitness.
First, let’s talk about Teddy the Alpha Male – the reasons aren’t necessarily what they’d appear to be. Theodore Roosevelt has all the trappings of a social alpha male. That is, the social leader of a large group. He walked into the room, and he was often the dominant male. Sure, this may be true, but Roosevelt was also a nerd. He had an intense love of wildlife, insects, and knowledge. He spent more time as a child reading, than adventuring. But adventuring is what makes him a true alpha male, and a real man.
Men, at our hearts, are adventurous beings. We crave it. From a young age we’re drawn to both heroes and outlaws. We like big trucks, gun fights, and adventure. Most of us, however, have that adventurous nature taken away from us. We, in short, become domesticated. We allow society to tame us; to quell our wild spirits. What’s left is a shell of the man that existed in our childhood.
And make no mistake, we let society do this to us everyday, if not by our ignorance, then by our laziness. Rather than swimming upstream, we constantly choose to swim downstream, with the current, with the rest of the emasculated humanity of this world. It’s within our power to change this. You are changing this domestication by reading this article. You alter its effect on your psyche when you give in to your adventurous side and embark on a journey that brings about a giddy feeling that you hadn’t had in years.
That giddy feeling is the joy we get from from unbridled freedom. From doing what we love to do. From being adventurous.
This, my friend, is why Teddy Roosevelt is an alpha male; it’s because he’s a real man. And a real man is more a boy, in some ways, than the “civilized” male that society moulds, shapes, and carves into its own liking. Teddy stayed true. He stayed connected with his innocence. It’s what led him to seek justice, to fight against crony capitalism and for true capitalism. It’s what led him to fight for the voting rights of women, to create more national parks than any person or organization before him or since, and to embark on journeys that have since become the stuff of legend. But he was more than that. And we can learn more from him.
He had is flaws, as every man does, of course. I don’t write this to merely glorify the man, but to give you and I a tangible archetype that we can both read about, study, and learn from. Read the rest of this entry »