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he was taught to be this way. is an exploration into the question of what it means to be a man. it unpacks and wrestles with masculinity while simultaneously explores insight and inquiry into why men do certain things consciously and unconsciously. having collected hundreds of questions and stories over the years, adrian michael beautifully arranged and bound this project into chapter themes using the king, warrior, magician, lover framework. he was taught to be this way. is an argument and an invitation for anyone interested in self-discovery and growth. it is highly encouraged to push back and be in conversation with what this book addresses within yourself and in community with others. there is no handbook or guide on how to be a man. may this book be the roadmap that serves as one.