Since many of us are defining manliness as the opposite of childishness (http://artofmanliness.com/2010/05/16/what-is-manliness/
), this seems like a logical question. I hope most of you agree that we should let kids be kids, so where should we draw the line and start expecting boys to act like men?
Is it when you're a legal adult (i.e. 18)? When you're a teenager? When you're done with school and enter the workforce? When you have your Bar-Mitzvah? Or, is it different for everyone?
I think that setting an arbitrary age would be silly, since transitioning from boy to man isn't something that happens overnight. However, saying it should happen "when you're ready" seems like it's just asking for man-boyism, since someone can always claim they're not ready to become a man yet. What do you think?