Every man is born with just one thing: his sovereignty–his power to respond to his environment and his circumstances.
Unfortunately, most men have spent much of their lives giving away that sovereignty. Every time a man passes blame or shirks his responsibility, every time he makes excuses for his performance, and every time he trades his unlimited potential for a little perceived safety and security, he willingly submits himself to the mercy of others.
Is it any wonder that men, in general, seem to have lost their way? You don’t have to look very far to recognize that men don’t seem to possess the same amount of vigor and purpose they once did. Take one sobering statistic–the rate of suicide in men–and you begin to see how damaging the effects of the voluntary subjugation of men to their families, their businesses, and their governments can be.