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What does it mean to be a man? Guardian readers respond

Our series The State Of Men asked hard questions about modern masculinity. Our readers pitch in with their own analysis

My identity as a man is centered around my family. I have done my best to love, support and provide for them and feel that I did a pretty good job even when faced with hardships. I believe that respecting others, doing the right thing, and a hint of altruism is essential to being a decent man.

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