Nick Offerman Eloquently Sums Up What It Means To Be A Real Man

"Crying at something that moves you to joy or sadness is just as manly as chopping down a tree or punching out a bad guy."

Nick Offerman and his “Parks and Recreation” alter-ego Ron Swanson are often touted as defining what it means to be “a man’s man.” Hell, there’s even a restroom sign in India that people say (kind of) proves it.

But in a recent interview with Men’s Health magazine, the actor said it was “not entirely accurate to equate me with manliness.” He then explained what the concept of being a “man’s man” actually means to him:

“If you live your life openly with your emotions, that’s a more manly stance than burying them,” he said.

Check out Offerman’s full interview with Men’s Health here.

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