men need glory

Men need to believe that glory is possible. Belief (in the depths of their souls) that true glory is not possible, that glory was always a myth in which they can no longer legitimately believe, produces much of the malaise of modern man. This man—expressing that malaise in sloppy dress, banal rituals, perpetual adolescence, and constantly sought after distractions—has lost the compass of his nature. But man is made for glory, both temporal and eternal. He loses all hope if genuine glory is merely the ghost of ancient fantasies. Recovering the truth of glory is a critical principle of educating boys.

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