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This conversation was very special for me. I hope it’s very special for you.

Today I’m joined by Teevee Aguirre. Teevee is a father and marketer with a YouTube channel, blog, and podcast about fatherhood, parenting, and…dance! He is an excellent human being. A wellspring of wisdom and experience for anyone of any age. I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to speak with him.

In this episode we cover…

  • What is the meaning of manliness? (4:45)
  • How has raising 2 daughters changed Teevee Aguirre? (8:00)
  • On overprotective parents (mild salsa rant) (11:00)
  • “My father was old-school.” (16:00)
  • What values are Teevee’s daughters learning from him? (Why should a child learn how to argue?) (26:00)
  • On overprotective parents (spicy salsa rant) (29:00)
  • Parents: pay attention (31:00)
  • Divorce. (37:00)
  • “I just don’t understand why you don’t have a bed” (40:00)
  • Aging makes you younger (47:00)
  • Teevee texted a male adult, “Will you be my friend?” and, actually… (52:00)
  • “Hey bro let’s have a play date!” (59:00)
  • On the Kizomba dance style and “we’re monkeys..monkey’s love touching other monkeys” (1:02:00)
  • Life lessons from improv, dance, and music (Chipotle plays some good ass music) (1:07:00)
  • Masculinity & femininity (1:14:00)
  • Running on autopilot (1:17:00)
  • Life lessons from marketing (1:21:00)
  • Daughter’s first curse word (1:25:00)
  • Kizomba during the pandemic (1:28:00)
  • Grammarly, for speaking (1:31:00)
  • Videos, blogs, podcasts, PUT IN THE REPS! (1:34:00)
  • “You deserve that pen little man” (1:42:00)
  • On content and how to make it better (1:46:00)
  • THE LAST QUESTION (1:50:00)

Mentions

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson

Derek Sivers

Tim Ferriss

David Goggins

Craig Burgess

Danny Miranda

Naval

Why Are We Yelling by Buster Benton

The Coddling Of The American Mind (unmentioned, but relevant)

The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida

Kizomba

Kizpassion.com

Please enjoy!

Cheers, and here’s to your good health.

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One thought on “ Teevee Aguirre — What Does It Mean to Be a Man? on Dads, Divorce, Daughters, & Dance (#43) ”

  1. Paul, I am loving this podcast with Teevee Aguirre. I will write more later. I’m still watching it.

    I can’t help but think that Teevee’s father asked his son why he didn’t have a bed, because it would have hurt his father to see his son, who he loves, sleeping on a mattress on the floor. All the other stuff may have been too much for his father to digest, or seemed inconsequential, to his father. His father may have believed that in time it will get better, but to see his son on a mattress on the ground bothered, and upset him.
    It really was an act of love and compassion, in his father’s albeit, seemingly aloof and limited way of expressing love for his son. In his mind, he probably felt as if it was his fault that his son was sleeping on the floor and had not even a decent bed to lie on. He would think, if only I was a better, more open and loving, and a more physically expressive father to Teevee, maybe he would not be in this situation now. Men were raised differently in his generation. He couldn’t FIX Teevee’s marriage and all that would come with that, but he could get his son off the floor, with the bugs and spiders could bite him. It’s actually an act of love and kindness, that his father was attempting to express. It may not have been what Teevee needed, or wanted to hear, but it was coming from a place of concern and love for his son. To his father, poor people sleep on the floor, people who have nothing, sleep on the floor, so the first step in getting his son to move forward, would be to get him up and off of the ground.

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