This post is a tribute to a great show called Dragonball Z that definitely had a big impact in my development as a man and I’m going to tell you why.
Dragonball Z is an Animated series from Japan and fairly old about 30 years now and it influenced the childhood of many children including me.
If the show would still air today then feminist would attack it, guaranteed. Why? Because it teaches masculinity, the women in the show are most of the time utterly useless and irrelevant, it’s made for boys and is similar to old fairy tales just for a new generation.
It’s an epic journey of growing stronger, fighting opponents and evil monsters, protecting earth, overcoming obstacles, helping friends and so much more – it’s fantastic.
Looking back at it now Dragonball Z definitely taught me several valuable lessons about life and that’s due to the main characters of the show.
Son Goku and Vegeta.
Those two had the biggest impact in my life for several reason but the biggest one is probably that they took the job of my Dad and “raised” me. My dad was busy working and therefore he barely had the chance to teach me all the good stuff about life so Goku and Vegeta took on the role of my Dad and I must say that I learned a lot more from this series and those two characters than my Dad could have ever told me.
Just take a look at a few quotes from the show:
Strength is the only thing that matters in this world. Everything else is just a delusion for the weak.
There’s only one certainty in life. A strong man stands above and conquers all!
Power comes in response to a need, not a desire. You have to create that need.
It’s brute strength that determines the outcome of the battle, not goodness.
Fool! Never believe anything the enemy tells you!
Take some pride in your heritage!
We can’t give up just because things aren’t the way we want them to be.
There’s no room in the ring for overbearing pride! Closing your mind to the prospect of failure will only ensure your defeat!
Live every moment of every day for the singular purpose to meet the next challenge. Even if it’s bigger than you are. Test your limits. Push yourself beyond them. Become the strongest you could possibly be.
Also, I’m not the only one who grew up like that. There are thousands of other men who have this kind of connection towards the show. Some of the men I meet now grew up in similar conditions and this show did the same for them which is quite amazing and always gives us something to talk about.
Years after I’ve watched Dragonball Z I must say that I’m impressed to see all the valuable lessons and the philosophical aspects of this series. It teaches you about how important friendship is, that you must train to become stronger & better in order to overcome obstacles, that you must persevere to reach your goals, and so much more.
Especially Vegeta, who has always been my favourite character with his simple, raw, and realistic philosophy. He’s always been a great role model for me.
He has a harsh attitude towards others but an ever harsher attitude towards himself.
He resembles a person I’d like to be myself: A strong man who lives in line with reality, and doesn’t succumb to the harshness, the horror that lies in the real world. Always working towards a better and stronger version of himself. He has his moments where he despairs but he always gets back up.
If you have a son then I really recommend to let him watch Dragonball Z. I took so much from that series and it formed my personality, it helped and motivated me and still does to this day. It will stay with me for the rest of my life, as a part of me, of my personality and will always inspire me to make become a better version of myself.
As always thank you for reading and until next time.
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