"The only thing we need fear today is not being aware of what we can do.
The lack in our lives is an image of man as he is now capable of being.
The artist is the architect of the image of man.
The challenge to the artist is to embody for this age the best that man can now be, to set a new example, to point to new possibilities.
For as men see themselves, so they act. As men act, so they tend to become."
- Earl Hubbard
A man is measured by many standards, unfortunately in today's modern world it has been blurred a little. I suppose this is one reason I feel such a strong bond to the era. Men in that time were willing to work themselves literally to death to provide for their loved ones. The bad eggs aside there were true and strong family values that now have became tarnished.
I picture the Benton Quest/Race Bannon combination for the persona of the true "Man". He has hobbies which he can share with his family, is strong and dependable, possesses skill and knowledge he can pass along to his children, provides for his family and most important, sets a positive example for his family.