What does boyish behavior look like in your culture?
QUESTION: You have been told by a woman n your life to, “Grow up, already!” When you hear this, you should:
A. Ignore it.
B. Retort with something like, “Stop trying to mother me!”
C. Ask for more detail about what is annoying to her about your behavior.
What’s your answer? Scroll down to see ours.
C. Listening actively is the only workable choice if you wish to exit the argument with understanding. Then you may either apologize or tell why the behavior is important to you. The puer aeternus (eternal boy) behavior is a common way of resisting stifling pressures on men to conform and forfeit their independence.
Comment below, or write your own essay related and submit it at the red box, below.
The Manhood Game cards were created and developed by Dr. George Simons as a way to reframe men’s perceptions of themselves.
As Dr. Simons writes in his intro post:
Life is often played as a game in which men’s welfare is a pawn to be sacrificed. Today I invite you to join me in another game, diversophy Manhood, a game for reframing men’s perceptions of themselves, for refreshing their mission in life, and disarming social biases that attack male health and limit the possible in their own eyes and actions. Each day I will post a new card from this game, a snippet of wisdom to GUIDE our exploration, a RISK to face, facts to test our SMARTS, a CHOICE to make, or an experience to SHARE.
More Manhood Game Cards:
|Flowers From Your Male Friend||Sorrow and Secret Emotions in Men||Something Feminine in Virile Men||.C’mon Man, You Must Be Gay|
See all published Manhood Game cards here. Several new cards are published every week!
Want a place to discuss the issues of masculinity in a forum with other people? Join our Masculinity Detox Facebook Group here.
We are always looking for people to write about the changing roles of men in the 21st century. The Manhood Game Cards make great writing prompts. What is your view on how men’s roles are changing? Can you write a post (300-750 words) that tells us your own unique point of view? If so, please join our writer’s community and click here to submit via our submissions portal.
The Good Men Project has pioneered the largest worldwide conversation about the changing roles of men in the 21st century. Your support of our work is inspiring and invaluable.
If you believe in the work we are doing here at The Good Men Project, please join us as a Premium Member, today.
All Premium Members get to view The Good Men Project with NO ADS.
A $50 annual membership gives you an all-access pass. You can be a part of every call, group, class, and all our online communities.
A $25 annual membership gives you access to one class, one Social Interest group and our online communities.
A $12 annual membership gives you access to our Friday calls with the publisher and our online community.
Register New Account
Need more info? A complete list of benefits is here.