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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 01:44 PM

28. We men have a thinking problem.

In my experience with myself and a large number of others, most men have a lot of pent-up anger, resentment and fear. When young, we're taught (mostly by association) that men can't show emotion or overt anger, so that we appear in control at all times. That's at the heart of many of our issues. Further, we're expected to be on top of our game and to be leaders (daddy, captain, chief, etc.) at all times.

Sometimes, even for relatively young men, that pent-up stuff erupts and men do horrible acts - simply because they were not man enough to open up and talk through their inadequacies and fears, and they don't want to appear weak or in need. Many simply turn to alcohol or drugs as an escape.

By the time we're 50 or so, we've built-up this god-like ego inside ourselves that is ripe to be burst. Then, the hormones start to drop and sometimes depression begins. To make matters worse, energy and stamina levels drop, making it hard to get things done. Joints and muscles begin to weaken. Testosterone supplements are sometimes suggested, but can be very dangerous to use.

Not saying all this to gain sympathy as a man, as I'm quite familiar with the problems women go through as well. My main point is that as a society, we all need learn to drop our pride and ego and to open up dialog with each other at the very beginning of our issues. That can begin by seeing ourselves as equals.

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