7 Manly Lessons From Gran Torino

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself – Galileo Galilei

Any man who reaches out to help another man discover his self-worth and respect will always be a hero.  Actor Walt Kowalski from the movie Gran Torino attempts to help Thao discover manhood.

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy an old man, who can’t get along with either his kids or his neighbors, a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition.”

From the movie here are seven lessons Thao learned about what it means to be a man.  Share your favorite lesson in our comment section.

Hard work helps to discover self-worth and confidence.  Be exceptional and no one ever have to convince you of your ability.

Real Talk. Don’t tell me how you feel tell me what you know.  At the end of the day no one cares about how you feel but they will listen to what you know.

Chivalry Is Alive.  Ask her out, show her a good time but do it with style.

Good Deeds.  No one tells you it needs to be done you feel it deep in your gut and know it’s the right thing to do.

Expectations.  Have expectations for someone and try pushing them to their true potential.

Maintain your property.  You are a reflection of what you do.  Do it well!

Man Talk is just brutal honesty and straight to the point.

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