Clinical Psychologist Cliff Mazer wonders what’s happening with some men today who just can’t seem to get it together.
Riddle me this. The President was just in Amsterdam on his way to some Nuclear Security Summit or another. Already three Secret Service agents have been sent home for getting trashed off duty. I guess they didn’t even make it to the Red Light District or the groovy hash bars.
When I read progressive websites like the Good Men Project I notice I have somewhat paradoxical reactions. My first thought is, “Man this is great stuff! Maybe there IS hope for mankind. Maybe men are finally evolving into mature enlightened beings far removed from their caveman roots and self-limiting stereotypes. My second reaction is, “Wait, if men are growing substantially in terms of social and emotional intelligence, why are there still so many men who “fall from grace” before our media-saturated eyes and end up in the Bill Clinton Hall of Shame? Nobody doubts that there has been a sea change in society regarding applied science,artificial intelligence and computer technology. Whether the men who use all this technology have changed their own basic psychological and cognitive operating systems is debatable.