7.28.2008

The Godfather's View on Real Men

I was watching The Godfather (for the 812th time) and I picked up on a great quote from Don Corleone.

"A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man."

Old school, yes, but that's part of what makes it so awesome. Many traditionalists consider the Mr. Mom phenomenon to be populated by overly sensitive or non-traditional men. However, a statement like this that rooted in old world philosophy that jives with modern trends is universal across generations.

It makes a dad's responsibility to his family clear in no uncertain terms and highlights where one's priorities should lie. Make no mistake about it, dads who spend time with their families are the real men. Don Corleone says so.

On a tangential note, this quote occurs in dialog a few moments before the infamous horse head-in-the-bed scene. This scene was mimicked in an ad for the Audi R8 which first ran during the 2008 Superbowl.



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