Nothing in nature is bored, restless or guilty-feeling. Trees don’t ask, ‘What’s next?’
If I am a man who cares what other men think, I will develop a set of courting behaviours designed to elicit a positive response to a question I would deny ever asking.
First we summited, then we spelunked.
We should be rewarded for making mistakes, not punished. Shamed boys grow into fugitive men—furtive and anxious, hidden and watchful, unable to trust themselves.
The first loyalty—loyalty to one’s innermost self—obviates all other loyalties.