Dear little boys (or should I say grown men who act like little boys),
No guy knows what it’s like to be a real man these days, am I right? Seriously. Real men do not watch 5 football games in a row. Real men do not act too tough to cry. And real men do not treat a woman like she is unimportant. One of the manliest men I know is Atticus Finch. (Too bad To Kill a Mockingbird is fiction, am I right ladies?) What a guy. Here are my reasons:
1. He stands up for what he believes in.
Good old Atticus knew that standing up for what he believes in is real risky, yet he does it anyway because it’s the right thing to do. See, the guys that my friends complain about don’t treat them right in front of his friends because it’s not cool. Atticus defended a Black man in the South during the 1950s. See what I’m trying to say here?
2. He has a quiet dignity.
Atticus would never show off just to make himself seem more impressive. Compare that to every other guy in the world. All they ever do is show off. To girls, to guys, to everyone. The sad part is that no one really cares whether or not you can do a triple back flip off of a diving board.
3. He is great with kids.
Look at Scout for example. Scout is Atticus’ daughter who knew how great of a man he was. “He would return his hat to his head, swing me to his shoulders in her very presence, and we would go home in the twilight. It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.” I hope Scout ended up marrying someone just as great as Atticus. (Once again, I know they’re fiction but let a girl dream, right?)
4. He sees everyone’s point of view.
At one part of the book, he tells Scout that she needs to climb around in other people’s skin and walk around in it. Do you know any guys that give advice like this? I sure don’t.
Besides the fact that Gregory Peck (who is smokin’ hot) played Mr. Finch in the movie, Atticus is my dream man. If I ever met a guy in college like this, I would be one weak-in-the-knees girl.
I love you Atticus. Don’t ever change.
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