ADULT: A mature human being.
ALONENESS: The psychological condition in which all human males exist.
AWARENESS: An intuitive understanding of the motivation behind Action, and its possible implications.
BALLS: The psychological essence of Manliness of which the main elements are Courage, Action, Risk and Determination.
BENEFITS: Money provided by taxpayers to be used by the Government to help those who deserve it, and shiftless wankers who don’t.
BROTHERHOOD: A closed group of Men.
BUSY-BUSY: Wilful activity generated to impress others.
COMMITMENT: A promise demanding loyalty, responsibility and a willingness to share the struggle.
CONFIDENCE: The necessary basis of Manliness.
COOL: Defiant behaviour by an individual who refuses to be other than how he believes himself to be.
FLAKE: A male whose testicles are largely decorative.
GANG: A closed grouping of children or grown-ups.
GOOD INTENTIONS: Resolutions which, lacking Action, become the foundations of regret.
GROWN-UP: Originally a would-be Adult who gave up the challenge.
HAPPINESS: A glow of the heart providing reassurance that Life is worth the suffering.
HONOUR: The motivation which reveals the depth of your integrity, makes your parents proud that you are their son, and your children proud that you are their father.
HUMILITY: The recognition that as homo sapiens we are only a stage in a process.
JOE AVERAGE: A male grown-up whose dress, behaviour and observations reek of conformity. (See below ‘REGULAR GUY’)
LOOK AT ME!: What most people are thinking most of the time.
LOSER: A grown-up who takes no action to gain Self Respect.
MEN: Mature Adult human males.
OAK: An acorn with Balls.
OBLIGATION: A psychological Awareness of debt – a fundamental component of Friendship without which the relationship is only that of an acquaintance.
PEAK: A point from which everything is downward.
PURPOSE: The difference between a Life and an existence.
REASSURANCE: The confidence-building growth through which a father (figure) guides his sons to Truth and Dignity.
REGULAR GUY: An American term used to describe a male of indeterminate years who has yet to display any significant traits of individuality. (See above ‘JOE AVERAGE’.)
STEEL BALLS: Determination which is nigh on inhuman.
STRESS: A serious condition of mental disorientation used as an excuse by flakes when they’ve bitten off more than they can chew (or as defined by WWII veterans as ‘having a Messerschmitt up your arse’.)
STRUGGLE: The relentless challenge whereby an Adult remains mentally and emotionally alive.
TEAM: A group with a Purpose.
TELEMACHUS: A prince of Ithaca, son of Odysseus and Penelope. The inspiration for What Men Do
TOUGHNESS: A rare mixture of Strength, Subtlety, Resistance and Reliance; often confused with insensitivity.
TRUST: An irrational confidence which begins and ends with Self Belief.
UNDERSTANDING: An intense form of communication which uses an unspoken language.
WANKER: A male who exists at the expense of others.
WIMP: A male who still needs to grow a pair.