Labels of any kind can cause harm. And no one is perfect.
This comment was by Bill in reference to the post Choosing the Man Over the Bully and the Boy
Why must we rank guys as to how “masculine” they supposedly are? Why the obsession over the supposed superiority of “alpha males” over “beta males,” etc.? I see this obsession frequently.
Why don’t people realize that none of us is perfect? In other words, why don’t some people mind their own business and stop putting other guys down for supposedly not “measuring up” or being “butch” enough? Over a period of decades, I’ve become so aware of my own shortcomings that I just don’t feel the urge to be as judgmental as some people. I’d make an exception for those who deliberately hurt others for no good reason.
Manhood is simply the state of being responsible, as opposed to being irresponsible, in one’s conduct. We’ve all seen “macho” men who were childish in their behavior — little boys in big men’s bodies.
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