Being a real man has nothing to do with how many women you’ve slept with, or how much money you make. It’s about being honest, straightforward, and doing what you say you’re going to do.
Now in my fifties, I listen to the Girl Watchers and find myself invigorated by their moral clarity. In a frenzied age in which the young and even the middle aged endlessly seek contentment in the next new thing, they continue to subscribe to older verities, perhaps most emphatically to those once unembarrassedly known as the "manly virtues": self-reliance, honest effort, commitment to ideals larger than themselves.
In the important matters we are good men. We honor our parents; we take care of our children, we are industrious and peaceable; we trade much; we are trusted for large and small sums; we pay our debts, and are honest, and of course must tell the truth.