"Nothing like feeling the fresh tilled earth in your hands and watching the fruits of your labors grow almost daily. Nothing like not having to go to the grocery store to buy fresh fruits and vegetables for your family. Manliness=Creating…"
"Manly is about a set of values, about caring and providing for your family, about leaning out to help people less fortunate than yourself, giving and not reflecting on what returns to you. If you do all of that you are a man who can hold his head…"
"I think the perception is that something small and homey is feminine, and big projects are masculine.
Whatever you think about that... gardening can make a pretty big project. I'll add that there are plenty of things we do that…"
"That's a really weird answer.
If you need to ask whether its manly, its not. Clear enough. I don't know that I agree ... but I follow you.
But, not because gardening (or whatever you're asking about) is actually not…"
"I think if you feel the need to ask, the answer is no. Not because any particular thing is manly or not - but because you already have formed an opinion, and going against that can cause you to question yourself more than needed."
"Back to the original question 'Is Gardening Manly?
Interesting question because both men and women enjoy gardening. Usually women enjoy the lighter physical work and design and men the hard heavy work. Of course this a generalisation but the…"
"Self-sufficiency is manly.
Creating architecturally planned art (floral gardens) is manly.
Providing food for the table is manly.
Taking care of living things is definitely manly.
Having the patience to watch green stuff grow. Manly.
""Who said anything about sins and repenting?"
I did, because it seems to be a concept outside of your own psychological oddities. You can correct me if I'm wrong, but I have the impression that what you're objecting to…"
"So yes you will have trouble finding a girl with those values in the world we live in . so you change your values or you have trouble , that's your choices."
Who is one as a man who adjusts his values simply to not be…"
""A self-righteous prig like you doesn't deserve a woman who has honestly sinned and repented. "
Who said anything about sins and repenting? The fact that you quickly resort to name-calling like this in a *discussion*…"
"I generally agree.
OP, from what you wrote, it seems like you have an objection to any woman who has "had sex outside of a loving relationship," regardless of whether this is something from years ago that she now regrets or something she…"
"With interest rates so low, consider putting a good chunk of that $10k into very safe securities, usually government bonds. Also, consider whether you need a whole 6-month emergency fund as an Australian. The…"