A man has a certain set of values that he lives by and stands for. He is confident in his ideals and has the courage to stand for them. His word is his bond and he never breaks it. He is respectful of others and holds women in high regard. He is humble and doesn’t use power to take advantage of others.
Many men are not natural born leaders, and instead have a natural tendency to be passive. They let others make the decisions like where to go eat or what to do. In turn, they are wanting something from somebody else instead of giving it. Part of being a man is making the conscious decision to reject passivity. A man takes initiative and therefore ends up giving more to other people instead of taking from them. Men are supposed to lead and set the direction. They have a goal and a way to achieve that goal. They also demonstrate character and values that others see are worth following.
Men have lots of responsibility as provider and protector for their family. A man accepts his responsibilities instead of ignoring them or neglecting them. He lives up to the expectations that are set for him and even strives further for excellence. In his role in the family, he doesn’t have much room for mistakes like children and women do. He always has to be wise in his decisions and keep his family in mind. As a man, he recognizes there is something more important than himself and that there’s more to life than just success and focuses on significant things like family and friends.