Brett,With regards to Provide, Protect, and Procreate, a tough question. What about those of us, after many years of trying, cannot have children. Health is the reason, and ongoing health issues…Continue
"One of my favorites is Blue Bloods on CBS. It is about a family of cops who are tough, nose to the grindstone. The topics are real day to day stuff, and what's more, it has 80s tough guy Tom Selleck playing Dad/Commissioner of…"
"My thanks to all of you. I think all I've read touches upon what Regular Joe said, change "procreation" to "parenting". Parenting, raising children to be citizens of this world, doesn't necessarily require giving birth…"
However, If you still feel that absolute need to work with some form of "procreation" why not start coaching little leagues? I know that almost every little league, be it football, baseball, basketball, rugby, golf, tennis,…"
"I would say that it isn't too much of a stretch to say that all of the aforementioned things create the conditions under which procreation is desirable so while he might not be procreating kids of his own, he's contributing towards…"
"Do you have nieces and nephews that are close to you (physically)? Oh hell, I just thought of something that will suffice. Volunteer at a Children's Hospital, join a men's group that takes on projects that help kids, sign up as…"
"You need to boil this thing down to the basic principles, and work from there. Once you cut away the trappings ... "provide and protect" is merely a statement that men are better when they're responsible for more than…"
"You can think of procreate in a more abstract way: to leave a little piece of ourselves, hopefully our best part, for someone else to pick up, use, and enjoy, so that when you are gone there are those who will miss, but also be glad that you were…"
"Replace "procreate" with "parent" (as verb rather than a noun) and the 3 Ps still stand for people who are unable to procreate but wind up adopting, being foster parents, being a de factor surrogate parent in various forms,…"
"If childbearing and adoption are both out of the question, but you want children around, you can foster. It's needed. Supposedly it's rough.
If you can't do that either, well, the world needs parents, but it needs lots of…"
"Some couples can't have kids, simple fact of life. Doesn't make either of you lesser human beings IMO.
Some couples can knock out kids by the dozen and they are shitty, worthless parents, whacking out a few small people isn't…"
Brett,With regards to Provide, Protect, and Procreate, a tough question. What about those of us, after many years of trying, cannot have children. Health is the reason, and ongoing health issues disqualify us from adoption. Any advice on what to replace the 3P with to create the balanced identity you speak of? seeSee More
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"Yup..I enjoy running shirtless on warm days as well. Apart from staying comfortable, running shirtless reduces the laundry load and eliminates nipple chafing problems, which I sometimes get on longer runs when wearing a shirt. I get very sweaty…"
"Just about every off-ramp on I-5 has someone holding a sign asking for money.Plus the ones in the city. Several I talked to were "breaking into music" or moved there because the welfare benefits were better than where they were originally…"
So I grew a pretty nice beard last winter, did not shave the face (did shave the neck) from September to March. It was fairly gnarly by March. Looking for some good direction on opinions. Style a beard yourself or pay the $5.00 and have a barber do it? If you style it yourself, where did you learn and what do you use. I am a bald guy, short, athletic build. Just want to look nice with a bald head and beard, I know it can be done. Look forward to your thoughts. I have attached a picture…See More
"I think that's the biggest reason people stick with it even though they hate it.
I only took issue when the idea that any functional human can do the job". I have no issue with calling it an unskilled job, just with the idea that anyone…"