100 Reasons Why It’s So Great To Be A Man

Martin Luther King Jr. - What a great man he was but he had his weaknesses, especially that of the so-called fairer sex. No surprises there then

Warning to all females in the audience: This post is for REAL MEN ONLY!  So don’t get too upset or angry with what I’m about say in regards male greatness.  If I may also add, I’m neither a sexist nor a misogynist (buzzwords feminists love to throw about as soon as a man is comfortable with who he is and who accepts the seemingly vast differences between both sexes), I’m just a man – and proud of it!

As men, I’m proud to say that we’re everything that you women are not, so get use to it and stop trying to manipulate us into something you want us to be (i.e., a hairless, effeminate, and walking credit card of a man, whose main job on weekends is to carry the many unnecessary bags of shopping that their female partner’s heart desires).

Now, where was I…In this current climate of the emasculation of men under the guise of feminism, let me now celebrate being a male in the 21st century by sharing an inspirational list of the 100 Greatest Men of All Time (and no – that pansy, David Beckham, is definitely not on this particular top 100 list)

As far as I know, not all men are violent, lazy, selfish, good-for-nothing bastards who cannot take responsibility for anything in their lives.

Although a few (okay, maybe more than a few) men do tend to stray off the path of righteousness from time to time, and commit misdemeanors along the way (so do women).

But we do have our merits too, such as:

  • Masculinity – We are men of action and have the courage to stand up (or even die) for our convictions.  When called upon to make tough decisions in life we’ll step up to plate and make them, despite the consequences.  So, being strong and masculine is what makes us men to begin with, so I don’t think I’ll be booking an appointment for a full body waxing session anytime soon
  • Innovation – We as men have produced great inventions, and have excelled in science, medicine, technology and the very arts themselves.  Although I’m not too happy about us developing the Atom bomb (We’ve got Mr Einstein to thank for that little discovery)
  • Reason – We are men of deep minds which requires us to contemplate life’s earnest and moral questions as is demonstrated by the great thinkers and philosophers amongst our ranks.  Not to mention our immense problem solving skills, something of which women apparently have difficulty with – solving a problem rationally that is.  Although, admittedly, reason seems to go absent once men’s minds have become possessed by ambition, greed, ignorance, and…oh yeah…women (as we men know only too well)

Fathers know best when bringing up their sons to become men

I wholeheartedly recommend for all young men (and old) to cut the emotional ties (i.e., invisible umbilical cord) to “Mother” so they can have the freedom to fully embrace their manliness towards experiencing true psychological growth and maturity.

Then and only then, they can truly call themselves “Men”.  So my son, heed the lessons well.

As the following excerpt from The 100 Greatest Men of All Time page says:

The list below is from the book 100 Greatest Men (Grolier Educational: Danbury, Connecticut; 1997), written by Michael Pollard.

The names in this list are listed in categories (humanitarians; thinkers and philosophers; kings, emperors and politicians; religious leaders; musicians and composers; writers; painters, sculptors and architects; stage, screen and photography; scientists; inventors; explorers and pioneers).

The book’s introduction (pages 6-7) notes:

This book tells the stories of many of the greatest men in history. Some, like Kublai Khan, the great ruler of the Mongols, and Peter the Great in Russia, were born princes and so, in time, became rulers of empires. Others, like the writer Mark Twain and the aviators Wilbur and Orville Wright, faced a long, hard struggle to make their names. A third group, which includes Martin Luther King and Mikhail Gorbachev, found themselves caught up in political events which put them in positions of challenge and leadership.

One thing that all these men, and the others in this book, had in common was determination…

“Greatness” does not always mean “goodness.” Among the great men in this book are some who left a blank mark on world history. Shi Huangdi, Emperor of China in the third century BC, ruled his empire ruthlessly. Death was the only punishment for disobeying his laws. Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, had his son tortured to death for treason… These, and others whose stories have a dark side, have been included because, for good or evil, they left their mark on the age they lived in.

Albert Schweitzer 1875-1965 Lutheran
Chiune Sugihara 1900-1986
Raoul Wallenberg 1912-c.1947
Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968 Baptist
Desmond Tutu 1931- Anglican
The Dalai Lama 1935- Tibetan Buddhism
Han Dongfang 1963-

Thinkers and Philosophers
Lao Zi [Lao Tzu] c. 600 B.C. Taoism
Confucius 551-479 B.C. Confucianism
Socrates 469-399 B.C. Greek philosophy
Plato c. 427-347 B.C. Platonism / Greek philosophy
Aristotle 384-322 B.C. Platonism / Greek philosophy
Niccolo Machiavelli 1469-1527 Catholic
John Locke 1632-1704 raised Puritan (Anglican); Liberal Christian
Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712-1778 born Protestant;
converted as a teen to Catholic;
later Deist
Karl Marx 1818-1883 Jewish; Lutheran;
Atheist; Marxism/Communism […]

Continue reading the rest of the list: ‘The 100 Greatest Men of All Time’

Oh yeah, before I go…there are a couple of great women too (just in case my missus and mum come across this blog in the near future).


  1. Suzi says:

    I agree that men should stop waxing. Women should stop waxing too. Let the hair grow freely!

  2. Jason Cooper says:

    You are quite right, Suzi! I’ll be damned if I’d ever let any waxing instruments near my delicates!

  3. David Powell says:

    GREAT POST!!! Thanks for sharing!! This from one of our favorite classics on BEING A GREAT MAN, starting at HOME…Married to my BRIDE since 1995. LOVELY and TRUE…MEN PLEASE MAN UP…IT IS ALL TRUE but can only HAPPEN INSIDE YOU!!!

    •”Let us make, instead of war,
    an everlasting peace and plighted wedding.
    You have what you were bent upon: she burns
    with love; the frenzy now is in her bones.
    Then let us rule this people – you and I-
    with equal auspices…”
    – Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 4, lines 130-136

    “If you go off to die, then take us, too,
    to face all things with you; but if your past
    still lets you put your hope in arms, which now
    you have put on, then first protect this house.”
    – Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 2, lines 914-7