Masculinity | Ed Latimore on The 2 Cent Dad Podcast

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Key Takeaways

  • Life isn’t fair, some people start with advantages while others start disadvantaged
  • “I think most people are very soft for lack of a better term…they let the first kind of challenge beat them down”Ed Latimore
    • A lot of people give up because things are tough, but that’s the point. In order to become stronger, you need to be challenged and do things that are hard.
  • Once you overcome a difficult task, you get the reward of accomplishing it for the rest of your life
    • Once you’ve finished 4-years of college, you’re a college graduate for the rest of your life
  • When it comes to getting what you want out of life, your feelings tend to be a liability more than an asset 
    • “You don’t need to worry about your feelings as much” – Ed Latimore
  •  Losing is important because it provides negative feedback
    • “You need this system to go, hey you did something wrong and if you want to make progress I need you to correct that” – Ed Latimore
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Intro

Books Mentioned

About Ed Latimore

  • From the age 0-18, Ed grew up in the projects
    • Ed took up boxing and became a professional heavyweight fighter
      • He got a B.A. in Physics from Duquesne University
        • He now works as a full-time writer

Life Lessons From Ed

  • Life isn’t fair, some people start with advantages while others start disadvantaged
    • Although Ed had several disadvantages in his life, he turned it around and now he’s far ahead of other people in many aspects 
      • Ed now tries to share the lessons he’s learned throughout his journey to help others succeed in life
  • “I think most people are very soft for lack of a better term…they let the first kind of challenge beat them down”Ed Latimore
    • A lot of people give up because things are tough, but that’s the point. In order to become stronger, you need to be challenged and do things that are hard.
  • Once you overcome a difficult task, you get the reward of accomplishing it for the rest of your life
    • Once you’ve finished 4-years of college, you’re a college graduate for the rest of your life
  • When it comes to getting what you want out of life, your feelings tend to be a liability more than an asset 
    • “You don’t need to worry about your feelings as much” – Ed Latimore

The Importance of Hardships & Masculinity

  • Losing is important because it provides negative feedback
    • “You need this system to go, hey you did something wrong and if you want to make progress I need you to correct that” – Ed Latimore
  • If we don’t let kids fail and learn from their mistakes, society will have to pick up the slack
  • “Life has gotten too easy” Ed Latimore
    • Technology, for better or worse, removes hardships that shaped the past generation into a tougher version of themselves
      • People today use dating apps instead of talking to the people in-person
  • Fortunately, the internet is filled with men who are positive male models who teach young men positive masculine traits
  • Time and freedom are the new status symbol, not money

Additional Notes

  • There will always be a small number of brilliant people
    • Three standard deviations from the norm of IQ level is about 1% of the population
      • With the internet, we can now hear from those brilliant people who didn’t have a way to share their voice and knowledge before
  • The internet makes it extremely easy to find a specific tribe of people. It’s hard to be an outcast online.

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Notes By Alex Wiec

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