Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Demise of guys

Video post today, but it is something that I have been pondering for sometime. In the new world we hear so much about women succeeding, and the importance of making room for women to succeed that, I don't hear that effort being spent on making successful men. I think that the assumption was that men would figure themselves out, and that the fraternity of man was so institutionalized that it wouldn't crumble in a few short decades. I'm not trying to diminish the need for engaging women, just suggesting that men are in need of some order to help us define ourselves as men. I've considered joining some of the now aging Men's clubs in an effort to find that myself. Shriners , Masons (upon reading just now I see that the Shriners are Freemasons), hell most anything. Like most of the other men I know I rarely go out and do things with other guys, I interact as a part of a couple, otherwise I pursue my own hobbies in isolation. No I'm not complaining about my hobbies or how I choose to spend my time only that I feel disconnected and I think that is germane to what this Ted Talk is talking about.



Cross post from a blog I follow called Geeks are Sexy. The guy that runs the show over there helped me early on to keep blogging when I was still in the hundred and under post range. Is this just a US thing or do other guys feel it to?

8 comments:

  1. Yet all my professors at college are men :P.

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  2. @Pieter, what age are they? It isn't the past generations that are the focus here, but the new and currently emerging generation.

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  3. Being a guy still has its perks.

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  4. men will always rule the world :P

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  6. I love Ted Talks...but I don't think men are in decline. Remember Jurassic Park? Life always finds a way. LOL

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  7. I like my isolation, gives more time to my hobbies and interests & my girl doesn't force me to do "couple's stuff" so I'm cool.

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