I am sure many men will agree with me on this. “It is not easy being a man. And it is even harder knowing and perfecting the art of being the close to perfect, if not the perfect man.”
Well, there is so much that life expects from us yet there is very little of it we are taught, if any. And this makes pretty much everything in our lives uncertain and makes us not able to love and understand women as they would want to.
Also, it becomes very hard to know how to navigate through the things that you meet in life.
If you are like most men, who would want to know how to reduce most of the issues going on in their lives and become better versions of themselves, then this book is going to do you a lot of good.
The rational male book review here will be taking a look at the gist of the book, the author, the main aspects discussed in the book, the best place to buy the book and my final thoughts on the book.
And without delaying, let’s get right into it. 🙂
Name: The Rational Male – Positive Masculinity
Author: Rollo Tomasi
Best Place to Buy: www.amazon.com
Genre: Self Help Book
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
The Gist of the Book and the Author
This books aims at educating men looking for answers about their lives in terms of relationships and the personal issues they go through. It seeks to help the average understand how things work, and how most things are able to be controlled by them.
It also touches on the issues of women a bit and how they relate to men. This part is quite interesting as I have heard many men who have read it, heavily stress on it. It is not quite “persuasive” as it gives you the bitter truths that will help you understand your weaknesses so that you can grow.
If you have been suffering in your past relationships, then this section is going to shed some light for you as to what has been going wrong and help you understand how to make them better.
Based on how I understood it, it provides a good deal of information on how men can improve their lives significantly and attract most of the good things they have always desired.
The author of the book is Rollo Tomasi. He is a guy who is really determined to enlighten the male gender on how they should behave, deal with manly stuff and how they should handle things in a manly way as properly as he says it should be.
Many men who have had encounters with his works have loved him and they say that he has saved them big time.
So I should say that he is well on his way to achieving his purpose.
Some More Meat of the Book…
Some of the areas the book gets to look into are the most common ideologies that men got while they were growing up and how, to some extent, they are what have contributed to making their lives hard and painful.
This phase the author has referred to as the blue pill.
He has also explained how important the difficulty and pain men endure is to their lives since it what helps them grow out of the blue pill to the red pill, which is the transition from the old life and the old concepts to evolving into the brutal truth that should make them better people with much easier lives.
The author says that people remain in prisons of their own making based on how they were raised and they fail to realise that they have always had the keys to get themselves out of the prisons.
At times, it could be because they have not fully come to the awareness of themselves and their abilities or they are just downright scared to use the keys.
That is why he stresses that pain, depression, constant struggles are quite important in life to wake people up from their sleep and get them to take action towards bettering their lives.
The truth hurts but it sets everyone free.
I liked the way he explained the way we get lost in hopelessness without realising that we are responsible for creating a new hope for ourselves as we have all the ability.
He has put this concept quite into perspective.
He also ventures into relationships in the book and how men let themselves down.
He has explained how not being able to be dependable affects our self esteem and how it turns away the kind of women we would love to have.
I also have to point out that he describes the nature of a woman in a way that quite a number of men would have wanted to know.
Not to say he is completely right or wrong, but if you are an open minded person, you should be able to pick up quite some valuable lessons here.
All in all, the topics discussed in the book are quite interesting and the perspectives it offers on various aspects of life are quite insightful for a man looking to turn his around and live the good life.
It is a book you should spend time with as it will increase your intelligence.
Best Place to Buy the Book
Well, I personally find www.amazon.com to be the best place to buy the book because of its reputation and for the fact that they offer a good recommendation of books that complement the book you want to get for more insights.
Also, being able to order the books as well as other home or work stuff that you had planned to buy online in the same store does help with saving time.
My Personal Thoughts on the Book
Well, as a man I would say that the book offers really deep gems of guidance that can change an entire man’s life if he took them to heart and came up with a personal way to put them into practice.
The book debunks many myths we got while we were young and helps brings the real light on how life should be handled in a truly manly way.
Although, I need to say that, even though most of the lessons in the book are educative and eye opening, there are some things that have been mentioned that aren’t so beautiful by the way they have been phrased.
They might come off as rude to some people.
So, in short, I would advice you to read with a lot of open mindedness and focus on the things that you find valuable.
Other similar resources I would encourage you to take a look at include:
- The universe has your back
- Excuses begone dvd
- You can heal your life
- Why men love bitches
- Breaking the habit of being yourself
And that is pretty much it!
I believe that this short review has been helpful as far as understanding the main idea of the book is all about goes.
In case you have some thoughts, suggestions, questions or comments, please feel more than welcome to leave them below. I will be more than happy to respond or give you a hand where I can.
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