Is accepting fate manly? The previous winner of SaiGAR was a man who fought against fate. Is letting your woman die you are afraid saving her will speed up the death of the universe manly? I know some who argue that it is. I personally don't but I can see their point. Does breaking your promises ("I'll save Nia and the universe?") and accepting that you can't change fate manly? Is withdrawing and entrusting the fate of the universe to a new generation manly?
Again it's all opinion, I know many will say yes to these questions. And I know many will say no.
But in my opinion I don't consider the Simon we see in the epilogue to be GAR.