The Decline of Masculinity in Anime And Manga Art Through Years.

This is going to be a quickfire discussion, however, I want You to tell me what you think about this topic. So be sure to comment, so we can start something interesting. 😀

Let’s get straight to the point.

This first set of images from oldER mangas clearly gives their protagonists a strong, sharp masculine look, accompanied by an amazing set of muscles and a “decisive stare” highlighting drive and STRENGTH of character, followed by a squared jawline.

This was the ideal image of what a masculine man would’ve been like back in the day when it comes to the Japanese mangas standards.

 

 

Here instead you can see rounder face shapes, thinner body frames, and a “sweet” approachable look on their face with a complete LACK of assertiveness. As a result of the gradual decline of men and society’s effect on them, these are more recent mangas.

Depression and lack of control over one’s emotions came as well. Suddenly Men are portrayed more and more like Women, more prone to showing their inability to control emotions and falling pray to them. Sure, you can dismiss this as an “artistic choice” or by saying that they’re just teenagers boys or whatever (which may be true). But it’s more than just that.

 

Without a doubt, society is shaped by our decisions, and consequentially, art follows suit as you can see.

So you can act like nothing’s happening, or recognize that this particular current, be it mangas or in other artistic (and not only) media is slowly and unfortunately affecting how men and their masculine traits are perceived, directing this all in a more androgynous path instead.

Done.

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How To Break Out From The Lie That Is Your Life.

The commonplace advice i see thrown around the most it’s “Just be yourself” and this is overall an AWFUL advice to give.

Because “being yourself” it’s something that should come naturally, it’s something that should not be used as a guideline on how to live life.

That’s a dangerous advice to give.

Why?

Because LIFE doesn’t really care if you’re being yourself or not, the amount of crap it’s going to throw at you remains the same.

Instead of listening to idiots who give boilerplate advice that will be harmful for you life, you should instill, instead – timeless practices into your life.

Things that are proven to WORK–that actually bring some positive changes into your life.

That’s where values, for example, come in : Family, Honor, Self-Respect & Strength -are things that will only shower you with positive stuff in life.

Because the nature of these values are positive-so it’s obvious that is exactly what they’ll give back.

But the real problem is that people nowadays lack objective, effective ways to navigate life with.

It’s all becoming SO emotional, it’s making me cringe.
And YOU probably will melt too, to the slightest hint of tension like a freaking piece of chocolate, UGH.

Society will uselessly cheer you up with positive nonsense, meant to keep you stuck in your emotions and to distract you from the FLAWS you have within yourself.

BECAUSE EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE HAPPY, WITHOUT EVEN WORKING FOR SAID HAPPINESS- PERIOD!

Sorry to break it to ya.

No.

Emotions in life are just the icing on the cake- they’re not how reality it’s lived.

If you’d like me to REALLY expand on this topic, or there’s something you’d like me to talk about, leave some comments down here.

Take care.

The Current Disruption between relationships.

The thought that relationships are being somewhat disrupted- be it by society’s “new” norms, by paranoid thoughts or by even nothingness has been knocking on the doors of my mind. Because it seems that NOBODY is able to give without expecting something in return. And why would they, right? we only think of our own gain – truly, we are selfish creatures now more than ever.

Lately i’ve been seing on the web, and in my everyday life, that always more standards are being enforced on males and females when it comes to relationships (romantic and not)- or should i say rules, ways to act to gain whatever you need from the other person.

“Act like this so he will miss you, act like that so that she will give you a blowjob, say that thing so the others in the group will validate you” And so on. I honestly find all of this pathetic.

This is basically how you annihilate your personality and close yourself off from any TRUE bond.

Why? because you’re no longer trying to form a fucking connection with that individual, instead you’re looking to GAIN something from them- don’t get me wrong, it’s not inherently bad to gain something from a relationship- but when ALL THAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR is to gain, then i think there’s something out of place in the way we think of connections with others. You’re not acting like yourself anymore, you are just wearing a mask so that you are able to manipulate someone else in getting you the things you need, that’s why most relationships are short lived nowadays- do you think this approach can work long-term with another human being? HELL NO.

And while we can keep being scared because of our past traumas and bad experiences we must understand that the only way to stop shallowness from seeping into our society is to hold onto meaningful values (that are oh-so badly seen) that have been around for centuries and actually open ourselves to others while being SELFLESS! that’s the only way to let your unique character shine through all of this indifference we have sadly being accustomed to. Playing games with each other needs to go out of fashion.

And that is, in my opinion, the only way to a real connected world.