Think you want to be an alpha male? You might want to think again – the job description is a little different than you might expect. No strutting around, showing your stuff, bossing people around while others stare in awe admiring your prowess.
It turns out that the alpha wolf can teach us alpha male wannabes a few lessons on the true “alpha-ness of life.”
Scratch Dirty Harry, nee Clint Eastwood, and hook-up with your inner Orlando Bloom. OMG, humility, is the key to true alpha maleness.
The alpha wolf, a.k.a. leader of the pack, leads by, oh so boring, quiet example. No snarls, snaps, ferocity and aggression unless it’s do or die for the life of the pack. In human terms, he uses his influence to help the pack “git ‘er done.”
Horror of horrors, the alpha wolf is the consummate adult, not a snotty teen or arrogant twenty-something–Justin Bieber need not apply.
As if this weren’t bad enough for we alpha male wannabes, turns out female alphas, not male alphas rule the roost, a.k.a., the den.
The female alphas aren’t just minding the den watching the cubs while hubby-wolf leads the other males on a hunt to bring home the bacon. The female alphas are hunting and heading pack homeland security alerting alpha males when it’s time to lead the troops out on defensive maneuvers.
When not on pack lockdown, Alpha males are the “pupmeisters”–nurturing and teaching by example. Not just plumped in front of the wolf version of Wii or Xbox LXXV (75 for those of you who don’t count Roman.)
Do you think there’s something we men can learn from this? Is there more to being an alpha male? Should we be tuning into our inner-wolf, rather than being loud and obnoxious, acting like we own everything and everyone?
Should male “Wallstreeters,” politicians, tech giants, and corporate bigwigs rethink their “big bully” approach to pack management. Could it be that if they don’t, an alpha female might just end up leading the pack. OMG! Armageddon awaits!