During the past decade, young urban men susceptible to Pop Culture’s influence (based in part on most women’s romanticized images of such) have both aspired and claim to be “thugs,” then “soldiers,” and now must possess the latest culturally-inspired attribute about themselves—a “swagger”—in order to be considered either a real man or to be a complete and socially-accepted person.
As a man, I am personally sick of being sacked with the burden of having to rise to the expectations of someone’s image of what they feel a “real man” to be. Am I the only person in America who has the brass pair to say, “F*** a ‘Swagger’…I’m going to be me!?” Is anyone else tired of the concept of swagger?
Resounding "yes." It is usually guys who think they've got "swagger" who insist on hollering at me every 2 blocks if I have the audacity to walk down the street without a male companion. And actually, a male companion doesn't always stop them. I guess it depends whether they think he's got "swagger."
Never heard that term other than the way someone walks...strange, is it like yuppie?
Oh just pass me some raw meat and let me belch and scratch in peace.
I don't know this current attribute.. I've never heard of a swagger except many years ago, it had a 't' on the end and it referred more to drunks.
I say, forget it and be yourself. who cares what the current pop flavor is.
True "swagger" comes solid self-esteem and self confidence. It is not nor does it come from an influence of stupidity.
i only swagger when I've had too many beers... then i puke in the parking lot and drive 20 miles an hour down the highway home.
If you're worried about people wanting you to swagger, just punch those people in the face.
It boils down to the "bad boy' image .apparently some women flock to these types...
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