T-Mag presents itself as and probably is the authority of what the ideal “man” is if there is such a thing. Basically the theme is grabbing life by the balls and sqeezing it till you get all you can. The question I have is that a reality for most people?
Case in point my brother and my best friend both were close to what would have been ideal for T-men: big dudes, got lots of girls lived life to the fullest and let nothing hold them back. Recently though both got married and had baby boys and things as they say have changed. Doing anything no matter how small for themselves is gone completely no exageration. It is all about the wife, kid and work as it should be, not leaving room for much else.
Can an average guy really “have it all” even if he wanted it? Should that even be a concern once you get married and start a family? And is putting delusions of some cool adventurous life into the average guys head more harmful than helpful.
I mean if you are a movie star and have 10 house keepers, a cook and a mechanic of course you would have free time. But the reality is a 9-5 job 5-6 days a week (if you are lucky), a wife and kids demanding and desevering of your time when you get home and the maintenance and upkeep of your property. And I feel it is that reality that does most guys in and unless you want none of the above than you must choose between work/reality and play at some point.
Seems to me that reality and the ideas here only match up for a short period of time in a guys life and longer for a select few that have the freedom and means to continue it but might dissapoint a guy that is married sacrificing everything thinking he is not getting the most out of life because he is not “out there” like most of the modern men’s mags (T-mag, Mens Health, Maxim ect) say he should be. And thats why the modern guy ends up fat out of shape and depressed. Not by his choice just the reality of life for joe average.