37 Rules all Men Must Know

I found this list on www.okshark.com.  These lists usually lose me somewhere halfway through it when it starts to talk about sports and beer.   I have to say, I am on board with this list for the most part.  Comments in parenthesis are my own.

  1. Know what you want. Don’t go around asking for approval.
  2. Always love and respect your parents.
  3. Never cheat on your girlfriend/wife.  (Matt: Just as I suspected.. very few real men in politics)
  4. On the bus always give up your seat to the elderly, pregnant women, and mothers with their kids.
  5. Don’t lend money to your family. Give it.
  6. Don’t put others down.
  7. Don’t participate in gossip.
  8. Exercise.
  9. At the gym wear nice clothes. You will interact with a lot of different kinds of professionals there and first impressions are everything.
  10. Don’t ever take selfies.
  11. In emails and texts don’t use short form.
  12. No matter how mad you may be at your family, keep it in the family.
  13. Don’t brag.
  14. Listen. Girls like to talk about themselves. (Matt: I would change this to “people like to talk about themselves.)
  15. Never use the term: “Shit happens.” Put in more efforts into comforting that person.
  16. If talking to someone you don’t want to, make a polite excuse and leave.
  17. Never talk religion with anyone. Keep it to yourself. (Matt: Same for politics, it can get ugly very quickly)
  18. Don’t follow others.
  19. Don’t waste your life away being on your phone and computer all the time.
  20. When making plans, call. Don’t text.
  21. Know how to fix things around the house.
  22. Don’t be intimidated by anyone.
  23. Know how to fight.  (Matt: I thought the wheels were going to come off the wagon here, but the truth is you should know how to fight to protect those around you, never to be the aggressor.)
  24. Have hobbies.
  25. Don’t be afraid to go and watch a movie alone.
  26. Learn to be patient and relaxed.
  27. Never stop learning new skills.
  28. Read books and keep the mind fresh.
  29. Read the newspaper.
  30. When your parents don’t make any sense, put up with it anyways. Its too hard for them to change at this age.
  31. Never split the check. Always pay it.
  32. Play chess at least twice a week. Keeps the mind super fresh.
  33. Buy your mom flowers for no reason.
  34. Own a pair of expensive sunglasses, gloves and nice scarf.
  35. Own at least two nice watches.
  36. Use a money clip. Not a wallet.
  37. Don’t buy things you can’t afford.
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