“The Man” has many definitions. It all depends on who is being asked. To those in older generations, “the Man” is the government as an oppressing force. But the current youth of America prefers another definition. This new “Man” has a positive connotation, unlike his predecessor.
Urban dictionary says “the Man” is a complimentary term for people who would be described as “the bomb” or “the s***,” being they are all around great, likable people. Issues with this are that “the Man” is singular. There is no “the Men.” There will be great people in any place visited, but there is only one “the Man.” Sources say he lives in Greenwich, C.T. currently. It is confirmed that he originated in the semi-cold region of Brecksville, Ohio; a long way north of his present position. It is there that he began to develop his signature tendencies. Naturally he was predispositioned to be wonderful from the beginning. With a smile to melt hearts and eyes that took everything in, the curly haired boy (now around the age of adulthood) grew up ready to take hold of the title rightfully his.
Before he became “the Man,” he was becoming more and more suitable for the prestigious title. Between athletics, academics, and a booming social life, this Man (let’s call him David) was being nurtured for excellence. David played Varsity water polo and baseball his senior year. Meanwhile he swam Varsity all four years of high school. He maintained a reasonable grade point average and received above average SAT scores. All universities David applied to were eager to accept him. They knew the quality of the teenager. Universities weren’t the only ones to notice David.
In Ohio, David was not only accepted, but admired. He was who boys wanted to be and girls wanted to be with. Everything was at his feet and in his hands. He was well-liked for his outgoing personality and charming character. Behind the boyish good looks was a boy on the rise to greatness. To become the man he is now, David tackled a single challenge that would revolutionize the world he knew and loved .
Just before his Junior year, David relocated to Greenwich, Connecticut; a place with brand new rules. It took a few weeks of adjustment, but David settled into his new life. Understandably, he was not immediately fond of his new town. It was not his home and he had to start over again. Ups and downs followed his Junior year (or so sources say), as he was not as established as back in Brecksville, Ohio. Head never down, David continued on.
Eventually the tumult stopped around Senior year. No one knows if it was real tumult he felt, because David has a mysterious exterior, but it is known around the beginning of Senior year there was a shift around him. He was known for more positive details (there had been mild drama the year before) and had an additional spring in his step. Was it the start of a school year? Had he met knew people? No one knows for sure.
Regardless of what brought about the more optimistic approach to life, David was on the brink of something. He had often referred to himself as “the Man,” but it was easily laughed off. All teenage boys (and some confused girls) label themselves as “the Man” in hopes that they will one day own the title. David, on the other hand, knew he was the rightful one to claim the title.
David has always been compassionate, but hard when he needs to be. He trusts, unless given reason not to. Motivated in certain aspects, but lethargic in others, he often gives every area of his life a new approach. When he hurts others he tries his best to make up for it. In one particular wrong doing, he worked relentlessly to make up to a specific female. His efforts were unending and his heart was wide open, but it was not waiting to be forgiven. To this day, he does not believe in waiting for anything. He will go and make it happen. Fate is a pretty ideal, but if David wants something he will find a way to obtain it.
David’s life is complex and in many parts. From a complicated childhood (don’t we all have a complication somewhere?) to the easy adolescence; from the tranquil early teenage years to the mystification of later youth; and finally to an encouraging adulthood.
At age 18, David’s life is nearly perfect. He is settled within his school and community. Family life is in concert and his social life is collectively perfect. He has the world at his feet once again. This time it is a different perfection than he knew in Ohio. In Ohio, flawlessness was given to him naturally. In Connecticut, he had to work for it. He made mistakes, fought for his wants, and challenged what he desired. He grew up within the move to New England into someone worthy of the prestigious title that brings this article.
“The Man” is not just anyone. He is someone of significance and reputation. His character is not flawless, but he does not mind accepting or working on it. He is not effortless, but he is not strained with struggle. He is stubborn and overly confident at times, but this is balanced by the honest and sincerity of his heart and mind. The openness that can be seen in his hazel eyes is infinite. He is always wanting more, because he understands life is not mere acceptance. Life is acknowledgment of what is being given, while taking what one deserves. “The Man” is not inept or desperate. He may be clumsy with words, but not with spirit. Lastly, he accepts a challenge with zest and fervor.
David is all of the above and then some. It is no secret he has many passions. He has hidden talents within every realm gifts are discovered. Eager, quiet, personable, confident, gregarious, and wholesome he exemplifies the best of himself everyday. He is purely himself without fault. David refuses to be anyone else, even if playing a different sport or acting a certain way will get him approval by certain people. He does not waste efforts where they do not deserve to be. His efforts go towards those that merit attention and consideration.
David is many things. Common is not one of them. He is an irreplaceable person. It is this uniqueness that has made him “the Man.” He needed to mature through the many phases that mark early life to become who he is currently. Even if he hadn’t, he still would have been an impressive individual. Someone to make cheeks blush rouge. Someone to turn boring afternoons around into good memories. Someone who strikes admiration in hearts and stirs awe in minds. Someone impossible to ignore.
The striatum of power engendered by the ruling elite, made up primarily of the government and corporate conglomerates. The man is the system of social and economic repression imposed upon minorities and the poor. -The aim of this repression being to maintain the status-quo in order to preserve current power and wealth relations. Sometimes described as “The White Man” because the people who control the government and the corporations are rich white males.
The Man, oh, you don't know the Man. He's everywhere. In the White House... down the hall... Ms. Mullins, she's the Man. And the Man ruined the ozone, he's burning down the Amazon, and he kidnapped Shamu and put her in a chlorine tank! And there used to be a way to stick it to the Man. It was called rock 'n roll, but guess what, oh no, the Man ruined that, too, with a little thing called MTV!