|Not a carpet - pine needles.|
There’s an old Swedish saying that lays out three steps on how to become a man.
Bear a son, build a house, plant a tree.
In the old days, a son meant your family line continued, a house meant you owned the land you worked, and a tree meant you aimed to stay there.
As I reach middle age, I’m reflecting on my own progress. Wanna know how I'm doing? I write all about it in "How to be a Man" over on The Scrib. Check it out here.