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I’ve recently become enamored with rules from the Nation’s past.  If you recall, I posted about Gene Autry’s Rules for Cowboys the other day.

Much of the way our culture has evolved (devolved?) has been to pull us away from the values and knowledge we once held as values and knowledge FOR ALL.  Now they’re largely though of as quaint or out-dated and unnecessary.

The Art of Manliness (available through their direct link or the GBBL) seems to have much of this missing knowledge.

Their most recent essay is taken from Harper’s Magazine, 1931 !

“What the Young Man Should Know”

(Although I assume in today’s world it applies to young women, as well)

An excerpt:

he should learn how to:

  • Swim
  • Handle firearms
  • Speak in public
  • Cook
  • Typewrite
  • Ride a horse
  • Drive a car
  • Dance
  • Drink
  • And speak at least one foreign language well

And many other things.  Go to the link above and educate your young man.  Or woman.

Or yourself.


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


4 thoughts on “SKILLS

  1. I’d substitute run a computer, but other than that I agree with em all! 🙂

    Posted by Old NFO | October 6, 2012, 8:12 pm
  2. Times change, but it sure seems the things I was raised to honor and respect are now frowned upon or jailable offenses. And what were once jailable offenses are now proper actions. (That out-dated Constitution thingy comes to mind)

    Re: RAH.
    I need to find a proper shade of blue mud with which I can maintain my self-respect.
    (I was trained that today’s “blue” was red)


    Posted by Quizikle | October 8, 2012, 2:25 pm

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