Nick Offerman Eloquently Sums Up What It Means To Be A Real Man

Nick Offermanand his “Parks and Recreation” alter-egoRon Swansonare often touted as defining what it means to be “a man’s man.” Hell, there’s evena restroom sign in Indiathat people say (kind of) proves it.

But in a recent interview withMen’s Health magazine, the actor said it was “not entirely accurateto equate me with manliness.” He then explained what the concept of being a “man’s man” actually means to him:

“If you live your life openly with your emotions, that’s a more manly stance than burying them,” he said.

Check out Offerman’s full interview withMen’s Health here.

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost.