5. Balance within himself
There are many men who seek to shade their insecurities with the shroud of bravado. I too have done such a foolish thing.
It is often the case that those who do not see their own strength feel a deep sense of inadequacy. In such cases they may seek to make up for their perceived inadequacy through bravado, through the exaggeration of their strengths. Understand that true manhood is a condition in which a man shares a balance within himself. He finds no need to exaggerate. He finds no need to make himself appear to be greater than he is.
During those circumstances in which it is wiser for him to be greater, he adapts according to need. But in being greater there is no need for him to exaggerate; for he is merely displaying to the world what he has always been. During those circumstances in which it is wiser for him to be lesser, there is no need for him to depreciate himself; for he is merely displaying to the world what is necessary to maintain modesty, humility, and propriety. In this way he maintains his balance and participates in creating an outcome that is to the benefit of all involved.
(Excerpt from my book “Writings for the Fathers of the World of Tomorrow” Page 24)
This book will be available in hard copy in October of 2011.