“What sort of space is that which separates a man from his fellows and makes him solitary?
I have found that no exertion of the legs can bring two minds much nearer to one another….
I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time.”
~Henry David Thoreau, Walden
One whole year on my own, and divorced 11 weeks.
Best thing that ever happened to me.
Being the only one in the house for that long of a period has been a whole new experience. In fact, I’ve never lived alone for that long in my entire life! It would have been really healthy for me I think to have had the alone experience earlier in life. But better late than never, eh?
Well, I’m not in the habit of writing too much about myself, as you know if you follow this blog. Maybe if I get closer to realizing more of what the intention of this blog was/is, I’ll be able to reflect on it and share some learned lessons.
Meanwhile, I’m looking forward to year #2.
A man’s life has never been about privilege; it’s historically been about hard-work, responsibility and sacrifice. It’s also historically been about providing for and protecting women and children. We are not useless, stupid, brutish oafs and emotional reptiles.
Far from it…
It was the toil of men—that of our fathers and grandfathers—that built the industry, the railways, the water and sewage systems that lifted millions, if not billions, out of subsistence level poverty. It is typically the male sex that is willing to shoulder the risk and endure the suffering necessary to push back human boundaries for the benefit of others. It is typically the male left-brain psyche that is the inventive one, the one to gaze at the heavens and to have the inclination to go there.
Young boys deserve a better future than that of a sperm donor and a walking cash machine, only to be cast aside when of no more use. They are human beings, not the pack animals of the human race.
No schoolboy should ever have to sit in class while his teacher makes him feel responsible for all the wrongs perpetrated throughout history, or makes him feel worthless and inadequate, or tells him that his gender harms the other and that women will need protecting from him when he gets older. This should be seen for what it is, nothing other than an ideologue abusing her position as a teacher in order to deliver dehumanising classroom propaganda to children. That’s misandry, miss!
We need to drive a positive dialogue about males, not just one of injustice and suffering. We must teach men and boys the truth about themselves if they are ever build their own identity free of feminism’s stigmatising invective.
via Who taught you to hate yourself? | A Voice for Men.
[not all opinions stated herein are shared by the blogger]