Man has severely changed in the 21st century. With more and more men embracing their emotional and expressive sides, the modern man is a positive force not just for himself, but also for others. And the modern man continues to find inspiration that helps him grow as a person so that he can ultimately lead a healthy life and share his values with others.
Here are ten things that inspire the modern man today.
The modern man is inspired by expression and is expressive with his feelings, emotions and thoughts. He finds inspiration from those around him and doesn’t break away from his need for expression because of those that mock him. The modern man believes it is possible for a man to cry, laugh and experience every emotion.
2. Fair Representation
The modern man believes that everyone deserves a fair chance based on their capabilities. He takes into account everyone’s struggles and, when in a position of authority, aims to increase each group’s representation. He is also inspired to do his equal share of work and break through the norms that define a certain task being done by one gender.
The modern man is always ready to learn and gives abundant importance to listening. He listens to those around him with an open mind and is willing to make changes to his beliefs that may be flawed in some manner. He is inspired to know how to listen to podcasts and make it a habit to listen to podcasts regularly to learn from inspiring individuals.
4. Emotional Intelligence
The modern man gives emotional intelligence just as much importance as one’s IQ. He aims to cultivate greater emotional intelligence in himself and tries to preach it to those around him. He is also inspired to apply this in spaces of authority and use it to create a working environment that is positive and motivating and not draining and brittle.
Adventure comes in many forms to the modern man, anything from bungee jumping to sliding down a kid’s slide. Adventure excites the modern man and he is forever inspired to indulge in tasks that interest him, give him joy and pump his blood. He defines his adventure and always finds time for it.
The modern man uses his money to make memories. He is inspired to travel and fuels this inspiration by keeping it as a goal for his future. He spends time with himself and his close ones, breaks out of the hectic 9 to 5 and truly connects with himself. He may not travel continents but simply take a hike. He plugs into himself and takes care of himself.
Success will forever be an inspiration for all. But the modern man makes its definition flexible to his interests and priorities. He now does not believe that success comes from buying a big house or getting an expensive car. He believes that success may be raising a child in a positive environment, paint a picture, learn how to meditate, be a better husband, create a harmonious team of employees and so on.
8. Financial Education
The modern man gives financial education and freedom its due importance. He spends time learning about the law, money-making and different ways to invest. He invests in himself by getting an education and reading books that teach him more on how to save and manage money. He lives debt-free and is always willing to live a normal life to keep financial anxiety at bay.
Minimalism inspires the modern man to lead a life that is more intentional and separates him from those that follow a set of commandments that define what makes one happy. He discards all that which does not give him value and only adds to his life that which gives him more value. He is driven to gain more inspiration for all the other points mentioned by following a minimalistic and intentional life.
The modern man loves to indulge in art and produce art. Art, according to the modern man, is anything that gives him joy and places aestheticism and value on the same pedestal. He creates art that makes him happy and includes art in his life that could be anything from music to pottery. Art is fluid in nature and the modern man is inspired to lead a creative life.
These are the 10 things that inspire the modern man today. As times change, these inspirations continue to stay fluid and continue to inspire him to be a better man for himself and those around him. He finds ways to contribute to the environment, both his own and the entire world. He is positive, motivated and thrives on adding value to the world he lives in. These are all the things that inspire the modern man.