What does it mean to be a man

john | March 22, 2021, 10:42 p.m.

I mean clearly, it means not to be a woman.  Not to diminish women, in fact history shows that when it comes to accolades that do not require gender to play a role, women are in fact the only gender to hold the distinguished award of holding a nobel prize in two distinct sciences.  Not even Einstein accomplished that. That grand honor is owed to Marie Curie.

So what does it mean to be a man.  Clearly not Marie Curie, but perhaps an Einstein.  A man can only, I suppose, judge himself against other men.  But would that make him a man, perhaps if he viewed his piers as properly qualified to determine that, he would accept that.  But that might not be manly enough.

Most men in history have disregarded their piers in their moment of greatness, or so to say, have gone against the grain.  Does that make you less or more of a man or even a man at all?

I suppose we should first look at the origin, to be a man, one must of first been a boy.  But I suppose not all boy's ever become men.  Does it take a woman to make a man? I think that's unmanly to think.

I think it takes a man to become a man.  Maybe all men are born boys, but like butterflies sprout into men.  Some get trapped in their inner boy, some enjoy it.  Although it seems that even boys wish to be men.  Why? I don't know.

What is wrong with being a boy.  Although the saying that the youth is wasted on the young does spring to mind.  Yet here we are, a world of men and boys, run by robots.



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