Real toughness is a lot tougher than most people think. We are constantly bombarded with various people's ideas of tough guys - on television, in movies and in magazines, These tough guys usually swear, smoke, drink hard, treat women roughly, dress dirty, are unshaven and are wanderers with no permanent job. We are led to believe that if we copy these tough guys, it will make us tough. Why? Because modern man has lost real toughness and covers up by trying to dress and act tough. But to be really tough you have to be tough, not pretend toughness. Let's look at what real toughness takes. Being tough means, for one thing, that you can work hard.
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