There seems to be a lot of questions about whether a certain activity is alpha or beta, with the clear implication that beta activities are bad. One of the great things about MMSL is that it recognizes that beta has it's place. A lot of men are starting from being too beta so it makes sense that cutting beta moves and upping the alpha is a good place to start. Get in better shape, stop taking shit, etc. but do not lose site of the fact that being entirely alpha is not a great thing. In nature (and in human history) successful alpha males rise quickly, have lots of children, and die young at the hands of the upcoming alphas. So enough alpha to keep the reptillian part of your spouses brain engaged but enough beta for stability otherwise you'll end up like old Mapogo here (hopefully in a metaphorical sense).