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RULES ALPHA MALES LIVE BY
An Alpha carries cash.
An Alpha looks out for those around him, woman, friend, stranger.
An Alpha can cook eggs.
An Alpha can always find something good to watch on television.
An Alpha makes things, a rock wall, a table, the tuition money. Or he rebuilds, engines, watches, fortunes. He passes along expertise, one man to the next. Know-how survives him. This is immortality.
An Alpha can speak to dogs.
An Alpha fantasizes that kung fu lives deep inside him somewhere.
An Alpha knows how to sneak a look at cleavage and doesn’t care if he gets busted once in a while.
An Alpha is good at his job. Not his work, not his avocation, not his hobby. Not his career. His job. It doesn’t matter what his job is, because if an Alpha Male doesn’t like his job, he gets a new one.
An Alpha can look you up and down and figure some things out. Before you say a word, he makes you. From your suitcase, from your watch, from your posture. An Alpha Male infers.
An Alpha owns up.
An Alpha grasps his mistakes. He lays claim to who he is, and what he was, whether he likes them or not. Some mistakes, though, he lets pass if no one notices. Like dropping the steak in the dirt.
An Alpha loves the human body, the revelation of nakedness. He loves the sight of the pale breast, the physics of the human skeleton, the alternating current of the flesh.
An Alpha doesn’t point out that he did the dishes.
An Alpha looks out for children. Makes them stand behind him.
An Alpha knows how to bust balls.
An Alpha has had liquor enough in his life that he can order a drink without sounding breathless, clueless, or obtuse. When he doesn’t want to think, he orders bourbon or something on tap. Never the sauvignon blanc.
An Alpha welcomes the coming of age. It frees him. It allows him to assume the upper hand and teaches him when to step aside.
Maybe he never has, and maybe he never will, but an Alpha figures he can knock someone, somewhere, on his ass.
An Alpha gets the door. Without thinking. He stops traffic when he must.
An Alpha resists formulations, questions belief, embraces ambiguity without making a fetish out of it.
An Alpha revisits his beliefs. Continually.
An Alpha knows his tools and how to use them, just the ones he needs. Knows which saw is for what, how to find the stud, when to use galvanized nails.
An Alpha knows how to lose an afternoon. Drinking, playing Grand Theft Auto, driving aimlessly, shooting pool. He knows how to lose a month, also.
An Alpha listens, and that’s how he argues. He crafts opinions. He can pound the table, take the floor. It’s not that he must. It’s that he can.
An Alpha is comfortable being alone. Loves being alone, actually. He sleeps. Or he stands watch. He interrupts trouble. He is a policeman. He is a poet. Alphas, both of them.
An Alpha loves driving alone most of all.
Style, an Alpha Male has that. No matter how eccentric that style is, it is uncontrived. It’s a set of rules.
He understands the basic mechanics of the planet. Or he can close one eye, look up at the sun, and tell you what time of day it is. Or where north is. He can tell you where you might find something to eat or where the fish run..
An Alpha does not know everything. He doesn’t try. He likes what other men know.
An Alpha can tell you he was wrong. That he did wrong. That he planned to. He can tell you when he is lost. He can apologize, even if sometimes it’s just to put an end to the bickering.
An Alpha does not wither at the thought of dancing. But it is generally to be avoided.
An Alpha watches. Sometimes he goes and sits at an auction knowing he won’t spend a dime, witnessing the temptation and the maneuvering of others. Sometimes he stands on the street corner watching stuff. It is not about meditation so much as considering.
An Alpha Male refracts his vision and gains acuity. This serves him in every way. No one taught him this, to be quiet, to cipher, to watch. In this way, in these moments, he is like a zoo animal: both captive and free. You cannot take your eyes off an Alpha when he is like that. You shouldn’t. The hell if you know what he is thinking, who he is, or what he will do next.
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