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…"
"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.See More
"I'm not a vegetarian, but have gone camping with a few. Some things we've eaten:
Split pea soup
Madras lentil soup (Trader Joe's, Costco, Amazon)
Mac & cheese (something more upscale than Kraft, spice it…"
"Some time back the organization, concerned I think about its finances, put forth an idea of restructuring, as I'm sure you've noticed. We were invited to comment on it.
They looked at similar orgs to see what worked. They…"
"I agree with you Carl, I have felt that since we change from New Warrior Network to MKP the dynamics have changed to more marketing / numbers / services - but that is what happens when you move from men sharing what they have found to be…"
"Tent camping - typically take a Coleman camp stove, cast iron skillet, and 1-2 dutch ovens. I'll prep food as much as I can before we leave (aka putting all the dry ingredients in pancake batter together, mixing spices, stuff like that)."