12 Things every man should know how to do

Let’s tell you the 12 things that every man should know how to do.

Ariba Khaliq
Written by: Ariba KhaliqPublished at: Feb 28, 2014

The Rules to Manhood

The Rules to Manhood
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There are no hard-and-fast rules to manhood but one- he should know how to do real stuff. Brains and charm are fine, but a real guy should learn to perform life’s essential skills. These skills have nothing to do on how to be a man (great writers have fallen short of answers to it), but they give you the edge on being a lifelong leader. Let’s tell you the 12 things that every man should know how to do. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Start a Fire

Start a Fire
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Aren’t you guys very outdoorsy people? Understandably so! You love to hike, camp, and take a step away from civilization. But, it’s not the same experience in your manicured resort. A man should know how to start a fire to actually feed his wilderness expeditions and put an actual difference between him and modernity. So, grab your tent and join the dying breed. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Use Basic Tools

Use Basic Tools
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The day-to-day itsy-bitsies of the house don’t require professional fixes. Would you ask your land-lord to get someone to screw a nail, or change the fused bulb in the house? Every man should have the basic tools that are required for the simple fixes around the house; and you should know to use them too. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Dress Right for the Occasion

Dress Right for the Occasion
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Embarrassingly, most men are overdresses for most events. Don’t just blindly follow Barney Stinson’s advice to “suit up!” The important thing is to know what to wear for a given occasion. If you don’t know, find the right person to ask. Understand that different jobs, different cities, and different subcultures have different dress codes. Image Courtesy: www.hypemeanseverything.com

Understand Finances

Understand Finances
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Its okay if stocks aren’t your thing but, you should have a basic understanding of where your money goes. If you can’t articulate why you have the insurance and bank accounts that you have, take an afternoon to brush up on your where your money’s going and why it’s going there. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Cook a Meal without Ruining It

Cook a Meal without Ruining It
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Now, that you’ve mastered the art of ordering delivery, you should be able to cook at least one dish that you can call your own. So, the next time ordering Chinese or Italian for your date is not an option. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Take an Insult

Take an Insult
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Without a fight! Someone just called you a douche and you are ready to fight eh? Fighting some guy in the parking lot won’t magically turn you into Asoka, so give it a rest. Violence is rarely the answer. Violence at a bar with your friends is pretty much never the answer. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Change a Tire

Change a Tire
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Every once in a while you reach office because you got a flat tire on way. Too bad you didn’t know how to fix it and had to wait for the mechanic to come and mend it. Only if you knew how to change the Stepney yourself.  Take an afternoon to learn how to change a tire, jump a car, and help some beautiful woman on the side of the road with car trouble. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Not Talk about Yourself

Not Talk about Yourself
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Please don’t fill every small pause with more hot air, focus on listening to the conversation. The best part about listening is that you’re learning something new rather than repeating old stories you’ve told dozens of times. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Tie a Tie

Tie a Tie
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Of course it is not needed at every occasion (remember not to be overdressed), but the art can come in handy when you have to. Ask a friend or look up one of the many how-to videos out there. And if you’ve already got a handle on the basics get creative with a half-Windsor or Pratt knot. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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