There are so many conveniences in the modern era that it’s easy to forget a lot of the things of the things that helped human beings become what is it today. With so many things on demand, there’s an entire generation of men growing up not really knowing how to take care of themselves. It might have been acceptable once to have your parents, and then your partner take care of you but those days are long gone now. If you can’t be independent and take care of yourself, then you’re never going to be able to survive in the modern world. With that in mind, here are some important skills that every modern man should have.
Yes, we all know the stereotype of the man being dragged to dozens of clothing stores while their wife or girlfriend tries on a seemingly endless number of outfits. But if you want to be taken seriously in the twenty-first century then you’ve got to be able to dress yourself and do it well. You might think that clothes aren’t important and that it doesn’t matter how you’re dressed but the way that you present yourself has a significant impact on the way that people perceive you. If you turn up to a job interview in a suit that doesn’t fit or you arrive at a date in a t-shirt with a mustard stain on it, then it’s likely that neither of those things are going to go particularly well. Take some time to learn about what kinds of clothes fit well on your body and try to develop a sense of personal style. You don’t have to spend enormous amounts of money either. A few key items are all you really need.
How well would you do if you were stranded on a desert island? Sure it’s not a particularly likely situation, but this generation is less prepared than any that came before to deal with having to survive in any harsh conditions. Learning a few key survival skills is a wonderful way not only to be prepared for some pretty unlikely situations, but it can also give you the confidence to take the initiative in everything that you do. If you can figure out how to build a survival shelter, then you can do pretty much anything. It’s so important to be able to take care of yourself, and if you can do so in tough situations, then there’s nothing that can stand in your way.
Cooking for yourself and other people
Once you’re out of college, it’s no longer acceptable to eat ramen for every meal, seven days a week. If you think you’re going to be able to go through life with other people preparing your food, then you’re either deluded, or you have the kind of money to throw around to eat at restaurants every day. Find at least a few key dishes that you can cook reliably. A few for everyday meals and some that are perfect for feeding any guests. Whether it’s impressing a date, or hosting your family during the holidays, a home-cooked meal always goes down well.