Fasting has always been a part of manhood. In the Middle Ages, knights fasted before they were commissioned or went into battle. In some cultures, men fasted before marriage. Fasting is a manly art to purify the body and soul. A man ought to be able to fast everything, outside of relationships, at some point in his life. The ability to fast something is how you know that thing hasn’t worked itself into your soul. Check yourself. Ensure that nothing rules or dominates you. Take charge, and learn this art of being a great man.