So whats a "real man" anyways?
by, 15th-September-2010 at 09:43 PM (981 Views)
We have always heard the things like “man up” when ever we are hesitant or you aren’t a real man if don’t have any of the super-rugged alpha male, manly man (dramatization). So what then does it mean to be a man? Who the hell gets to define it? Why should we define it?
Since I was little the lecture I got from my dad came down to a real man did what needed to be done to provide for his family and those in need. While he never said financially, you definitely get the idea that’s what was implied. He still lives this way and it puts strain on him, I have great respect for it (though I admit I don’t always show it) and as a whole I think he’s content with the life he lives regarding this.
That being said it’s not the life for me. Will I have a family one day? Maybe, I prefer not to think that far ahead in regards to emotional relationships, and based on my interests (we get some from our parents) I may end up with a six year old reading Edgar Allen Poe, watching the Simpsons and old horror movies, or listening to the 69 Eyes and David Bowie as we bake chocolate hazelnut cookies. If I am really lucky there will be a nice curmudgeon streak in there too. The words “demon spawn” could easily come out in a parent-teacher conference. Best of luck to my hypothetical child’s hypothetical mother.