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Some philosophical debates have endured for centuries, like whether free will exists and which rights the government should respect. Here at Guy Code Blog, though, we're concerned with just one longstanding philosophical question: How should guys act?
We all know "that guy." But who exactly is "that guy"? "That guy" is someone who brazenly draws attention to himself and tends to act reactively out of testosterone-fueled aggression. "That guy" is a big-swinging dick whose self-stated defense mechanism is an "I-don't-give-a-f**k" attitude, even when his actions are careless and may hurt others. "That guy" acts like a 1st grader in time out -- not a self-respecting adult -- when he needs to the most. "That guy" goes for the cheap laugh. "That guy" is not a Bro. "That guy" is a neanderthal. "That guy" is an assh**e. "That guy" is a douche.
So: If douchebag behavior is what we see as bad, then how do we define Bro behavior? It's male bonding and kinship that's so effortless, it never needs to truly try all that hard. It's loyalty to friends, community, and a greater sense of values. It's aspirational and confident without being cocky. It's beers with buddies. It's business during business hours yet still knows how to live a little bit. It's being "chill." It's NOT being an assh**e for no reason.