Caveat : this one is strictly for men, ladies please close this page.
I’d written a similar blog post to this one but felt the issue needed more addressing. There has always been a glaring misinterpretation of growing up and growing old, growing old is a must, it happens as every second turns into minutes, minutes into hours and so on, we can’t delay it. On the other hand growing up is an entirely different thing, it’s an increasing awareness of self and an advancement to maturity.
I’m here to talk about how it affects the male folk particularly. We as men have forgotten some important values, and are generally becoming more immature as a result. There doesn’t seem to be a differentiation between manliness and egocentric chauvinist behavior in a lot of people’s minds, which is truly sad. You have people saying things like 30 is the new 20, and grown men acting like entitled spoiled children. The truth is that once you’ve stepped into your mid-20s you should have gained enough life experience to be able to behave like a mature adult.
The thing is, few young people – and too few older people as well, I’m sad to say – don’t really know what it means to be a mature man. A truly mature man is a strong and confident individual, and must be able to play the roles of Protector, provider and procreator with utter composure. Being a confident individual who knows a thing or two about life, understands that others depend on him and has his priorities straight, a mature man will never exhibit behaviors associated with inexperienced, immature and weak people.
For the first time in history, women are better educated, more ambitious and arguably more successful than men.Now, society has rightly celebrated the ascension of one sex. We said, “You go girl,” and they went. We celebrate the ascension of women but what will we do about what appears to be the very real decline of the other sex?
It starts with you, grow a pair and be more responsible.