We all currently consent to a misconception of the term “swagger,” or, better known in its current synchronic form, ‘swag.’ We might blame this corrupted connotation on the exhaustive superfluities of rapping that have incorrectly and ignorantly applied the term in a vulgar manner.
You can find this term in the rap industry’s smash hits, such as “Crank Dat” by Soulja Boy, or any retarded song made by A$AP Rocky. The term swag, or swagger, which is its correct term, has absolutely nothing to do with its current idiotic urban use.
In fact, the traditional form of the word’s first initial use is documented by William Shakespeare – a real poet that did not have to auto-tune his voice. The word first debuted in 1600 printing of the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream; the context of its use went along these lines: “What hempen homespuns have we swaggering here?” The correct definition of the word applies to carrying oneself in an insolent or supercilious manner. In short: the term connotes that swagger is displaying a dominance over others as if they are your inferiors. Or, to be Elite.
But under no circumstances does the word swagger have to do with wearing colorful sneakers or dressing like hipster dipshits. Swagger is a part of a man’s attitude affirmed by his success or position in life – not a new gucci belt clinging your jeans just above your knees so your boxers can show.
Every man needs to have some sort of swagger to their demeanor. This is the mindset that separates the weak from the strong, that makes a man stand out from the crowd. When Darwin stated the human law of survival of the fittest he intended to mean that the fittest must have a certain repertoire to them known as swagger. There are certain factors that come into play in a man’s swagger, and they are explained below:
Dominance is a contingent factor when possessing swagger. This is not dominance in any one facet of life, like Black Jack; but rather, this is a omnipresent dominance. This is the feeling of knowing that you are indeed better than everyone else around you in every aspect of life, from being an intelligentsia to having the ability to pick up any woman. With swagger, all eyes are on you – and for good reason. Whether subserviently or acquiescently received, people will show you respect because they fear your ability of greatness.
Now, of course you will need a certain confidence to assert your dominance. A weak man lacks the confidence to take the next step in life. And confidence cannot be taught, either you have it or not. It is a mindset unlike any other that allows you to present your swagger. You may have every reason to possess swagger, but without confidence you will not be able to assert it selectively.
This confidence makes a man feel as if he can conquer anything at any time. Losing is never a option or even a thought. Strong minded individuals are the fittest in the world. To be elite you must have your mind be programmed with confidence and nothing else.
Swagger also goes hand and hand with style, but not with the same criteria of the dipshit rapper in cut-sleeve jean jacket and no under shirt. The style we are talking about is a clean cut style that portrays your dominance and confidence no matter where you go. In the same way that confidence and dominance give you the mentality to assert your swagger, your style allows you to appear that way to others before you even speak. As the old saying goes “you are the way you feel”, if you look good than in essence you will feel good. Trust me, you feel a lot better when you are wearing a $20,000 Rolex rather than when you wore a cheap Mont Blanc.
Next brings us to the class that an elite man has within his swag. While money can stir swagger in any person, class is an acquired taste few will miss. Despite this, it is a necessary part of having swagger. The loudest person in the room is the weakest. So the man with swagger is dominant and confident with style, but is not a loud douchebag. This is a James Bond mentality where you are the man of mystery who does not show all of his cars at once. Class is acting appropriately at all times. And timing is everything, gentleman.
Last is the characteristic of charisma. Many leaders on this planet are known for their charismatic persona. Charisma is what draws the people around you into your personality. Your appearance allows you to tell a story to them without you even saying anything. Being the shy, good guy may get you laid sometimes, but being charismatic and aggressive will get you remembered. The bad-boy, asshole mindset plays a role in this factor as well, as those are necessary for swagger. So in case you were wondering, nice guys do finish last.
Swagger is an attitude, a manner that incorporates style but is not wholly dependent on it. So most of all, swagger is about conduct. Do not be misconstrue the term to apply to rappers throwing bottles at one another in the club. Those are posers, just like any fake Birkin bag on Canal Street in New York.
Swagger is a part of the Elite mindset, and is only reserved for use by fittest of the world. So have swagger and stay Elite.