You’ll always do much better in life when you can approach 50% of the people you meet without working out a way to undress them, and discretion is always the better part of valor.But that’s the problem, the world doesn’t seem to understand a man can have qualities worthy of emulation despite his vices (however slight or serious). We shouldn’t strive towards perfection, we should strive towards improvement.The other problem is what lead these guys to pretend they were perfect in the first place. It’s always possible and you’ll be heading in the same direction anyway.His predecessors proved that you don’t have to have an Atlas body to get the girl (looking at you Pierce), but when the protagonist coming out of the ocean outshines every Bond girl ever, you know you’re doing something right. James is so dead set on catching the cats responsible for his double crossing Vesper Lynd, that he tags his pal Mathis with a taser in his own house and gets him sent to wherever they torture English secret prisoners nowadays. Your bones would be ground to a fine powder after half the sustained beating any Bond takes in any of his movies.You don’t have to trust everybody, but you have to trust somebody, or you’ll be miserable. The first thought on Bond’s mind when he jumps from one burning, exploding train car to safefy is to straighten his suit. Because he still has things to do, and when you look sharp, everything else comes a little easier. We’re not built for it and when it’s absolutely necessary it shouldn’t be glorified as anything more than it is. Most of the time, when professional soldiers are shooting at you, you get shot. Any job worth doing is worth doing well, and James Bond is very good at being an agent.Scrapping looks awesome on camera, but in real life, in the parking lot outside the movie theatre for instance, you just look like a bunch of drunks dropping their IQs one punch at a time. He’s “M”’s go-to fella when it comes to mopping up messes, he’s efficient and tenacious at getting his job done, and we’ve yet to see him ultimately fail at anything.JB isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty and he’s not hung up on getting recognition from his co-workers, in fact he’s not keen on them at all, (except that one new kid in R&D). There’s nothing wrong with sex, certainly there’s nothing wrong with having a long list of sexual partners, but it’s a real dumb idea to look at the world like it was a meat market.So Tiger Woods stuck it in anything with two feet and a wonder bra, he’s also, thanks to an extreme work ethic and dedication, the best virtuoso golfer in the universe.
Daniel Craig’s incarnation of James Bond wears his vices on his sleeve.He’s brooding, an borderline alcoholic, a murderer many times over and even if you were his best friend he’d probably sleep with your mom, sister and girlfriend the second you left the room to pull some hor dourves from the oven.If you’re paying attention to the world around you, it becomes pretty clear pretty fast that nobody’s perfect.Our leaders, our businessmen, our athletes, even the characters on screen who count as our brightest lights are carrying around enough bad habits to make Duke Nukem go rosey.Lucky for us, we rational men are blessed with the ability to cherrypick the strengths and traits we want to cultivate in ourselves, while passing on the crazy parts that would likely land us in jail forever or on the business end of an honour killing.
So in the spirit of Skyfall, the movie everybody has apparently already seen three times, we bring you the Do’s and Don’ts of England’s coolest spy. For every hour Bond spends moping, drinking and shooting, he spends two at the gym pounding out the free weights.