I am afraid that Men, Real Men, are a dying breed. I look at today's generation of so called "Men" and see boys. These "Men," lack responsibility, accountability, determination, and resourcefulness,…Continue
"> You make a ton of generalizations here without much substance.
> That is more or less true, but that does not mean that he is incorrect.
^This. If I'm to be alarmed, disgusted, or in any way engaged, I want to know that the belief…"
"For all of you talking about welfare regulations that encourage fatherlessness, my understanding is that the regs were written in days when young widowhood was far more common, and just haven't been updated for contemporary life expectancies or…"
"I heard all the stories growing up - unheated apartments in the Pacific Northwest, packing crates as furniture, buying meat in bulk and eating the same thing for months. But there are bigger forces at work that means I'm living those stories…"
"You have hit the nail on the head about the current generation of young males moving into adulthood. This has been a major gripe of mine for many years, and a key factor in why, even now and when I was young, I preferred the company of older…"
"I'd have loved to. Unfortunately, while I was away at work making a living, boy-loathing feminist teachers and youth-group leaders bullied, browbeat, and shamed my sons and were not exactly themselves role-models for them. I didn't…"
"There has been a loss of focus on what having a family and being a man means. Statistics are nice, opinions--everyone has one. A man needs to be selective in the spouse they choose, they need to have a plan for their family, and there must be…"
"Being raised by my Dad, I was taught that there are very few things that you absolutely must do, in order to be a real man. First is taking care of the family.. if you can't do that, you have no business having a family. Second, you need to be…"
I too worried about where the Male species was headed...I'm sure you've seen at one point the Evolution poster that shows people going from groundhogs to monkies to modern man to Kanye West or something with "Men: What the…"
"I'm not sure that immediately prior to WWII (1938 thru 1941) was such a good time. The Great Depression hadn't completely run its course and jobs were not quite so available. Even with the stimulus provided by the Feds the…"
"I think that part of it is that some (or many) of the young mothers want someone to love them unconditionally and that is what a child will do. It isn't about the purpose of raising a child, it is about the love a child has for its…"
"That's probably the real crux of it. Men aren't in decline everywhere ... but, where they are, there will be hell to pay. I don't think it has much to do with 'fortune', though.
Two cultures running…"
""the last 60 years created the men we have today.."
I think I misunderstood what you were saying. If you mean that the hard times during WWI, the Depression, and WWII made the men we idolize (John Wayne, Chesty Puller, et. al.) then…"
"I understand why you might think financial stability is the exception rather than the rule. I don't know that I agree, but I see the point.
Family and social stability are a different thing, though. Even in decidedly unstable…"
"I do. I'm not saying a 'correction' is a good thing, but you have to admit that the time period of the Great Generation was an anomaly, both socially and economically.
It was a unique time of rising wages, falling…"
"As long as people are willing to blow money on non-marketable degrees, while others key in to steady high demand fields; no.
But, there are always education bubbles bursting for degrees and certifications in fields related to other economic…"
"Posting a Preacher's comment as evidence against evolution? Genius! It's not like he's financially invested in people throwing money his way if they'd rather believe in fairies and unicorns!
Though, you can't expect much…"
"Man, if you haven't done anything go and talk to your sister and tell her what she is doing is wrong.
She hasn't acused you, yet is treating you like you have been accused? Well, that's some horrid villification."
"Sorry Prescott I didn't mean to downplay your issues.
I echo a lot of what the guys are saying here. Friendship comes first and you need to sit him down and tell him how you feel and what you are seeing. And if it is making you uncomfortable…"
""Two of my only true friends"....its hard but take a look at your life and expand your social circle...this is a bigger issue than your question. What happens when they break up and you potentially lose both of them?"
"I don't know...that's possible. But believe me, it's NOT like I'm hooked on some idea that I could be with her. Like I said, I know better than to cross that line. I hang out with them a lot because they are two of my only true…"