Man of War Crucible My Truth Not A Fabrication

There is no propaganda in a message which echoes your own reflection.

Chris Lopez
9 min readApr 21, 2022


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A man of many battles is a veteran. Often veterans earn the right to retire. In retirement veterans work hard to entitle themselves to comfort. Comfort brings an easy life.

There is no video you can watch which explains the experience. There is little training you can do to prepare yourself for the experience. There is little material for you to read to prepare you for the experience.

I have modesty around me, but it is earned. It is mine. I owe no one anything. This peace of mind is my comfort. In this perpetual comfort a man of many battles becomes a man of peace.

A man of peace can accustom themselves to easy living. An easy living can erode the mental determination one once had.

For a mind of war is required during conflict. After all the victories conflict ceases. If conflict ceases long enough a mind of war becomes a mind of peace.


My experience in Man of War was a short one.

There is little you can do to prepare for the Man of War Crucible except soul search your “why”.

The “why” must be strong. Your “why” cannot be simply to be a better person. Your “why” cannot be to have comradeship. Your “why” cannot be to “challenge” yourself.

The Man of War Crucible is not a timed event, with a set standard, which you can pass if you make it under a certain time. This unique approach means the standard is beyond approach for every single alternative you can compare it to.

Man of War is its own thing.

You cannot hold your championship boxing belt up and say, “I will destroy the man of war crucible.”

You cannot look at your special forces badge and say, “I will destroy the man of war crucible.”



Chris Lopez

Professional Hustler turned International Best Selling Author of “I Made it Then I Didn’t”. I write Truths today to combat yesterday’s falsehoods.