It must be said that the honor and loyalty – it's the same virtual concepts as love and friendship. In them the same way does not make sense. This simple set of rules that is instilled from childhood to men and is sacred to them. A decent man or a man of honor – it is the same pitiful sight as the most shameless villain. In a psychological sense, they are equally unhealthy degree, simply lie on opposite poles of the same scale.
The first claim its significance through the veneer of decency, and the second – through naplevatelstvo all the rules and customs. In fact, the belief in honor and decency – a form of neuroticism, which, however, is elevated to a higher male values. Hence the specificity of male bonding – following the rules of honor, often turns out to men is more important than all the other interests. Only a man could "suffer for the idea" – the revolutionaries, the Decembrists, patriots, seekers of truth and honor other people – they put their minds the ideals of the above even their own survival. Darwin would not approve them.
Belief in true friendship and loyalty to the male – the same stuff as all other expressions of honor and decency. And yet men are very fond of this game and are very experienced when they have no friends, or take pride in what can be for someone best friend. In practice, men often go against their personal interests for the sake of friendship.