Star's recent post on PE had me thinking about what it is that makes a real man. Dude seems to be having some confusion about it and while I put a few things down in that thread, I thought we could all contribute here. It can be used for Dude, Cory or whoever needs it, easy child or difficult child. Below is what I typed in Star's thread. Please, feel free to add what you think makes a real man and share this thread with anyone in your life who may need it. A real man steps up and takes care of things. A real man raises a kid as his own even without contributing genetic goo. A real man treats his family with respect and doesn't hit them, cheat them, betray them or sell them. Being a man isn't how many women you can control or knock up, it isn't how big you look to others, it isn't the length of your rap sheet (or other things), it isn't how many girls you have in your stable. A REAL man is someone who does what's right, takes care of what's his (bio or not), respects himself and others, doesn't blame others for his mistakes, will work to get himself out of a hole and do what he can to keep from finding himself in the hole again. A REAL man realizes respect is earned and not demanded and acts accordingly. A REAL man understands that sometimes love and want aren't enough. You can love someone all you want but if they aren't deserving of it or don't return it, sometimes you have to walk away. A REAL man will understand and accept, no matter how difficult it is, that sometimes rejection has nothing to do with yourself and everything to do with the person doing the rejecting. A REAL man isn't afraid to ask for help.