Good morning, As I sit here having my morning coffee, a subtle yet noticeable thought seems to be coming through: Write something about the men of this time. Let’s go back in time first. Men of past times knew for certain of their role. They needed to be a provider of food, shelter and honor as well as the protector of their loved ones. Their love for their women was sublime. They lived and died for honor, and a shake of a hand sealed any verbal deal. Men worked together to build their communities and stood by each other to protect it. Those were the simple rules. Men knew what they were there for, and their women respected them for it.
The men of today seem to be in the state of confusion. So many things have changed, yet their primordial tendencies are still very much intact. They may not go out and kill their food, but they pretty much kill themselves to put food on the table. They don’t often have a sense of community because they were raised not to trust one another. Their women see them as a possession rather than an equal partner. From what I have witnessed, today’s men are lost and honestly, I attribute that to the lack of support they have in their lives. NOW, I know at this point there are some women reading this saying what about the life times of abuse women endured? Well, it’s been acknowledged and some of it made right but it’s still a work in progress. However, I challenge both men and women alike to become the gods and goddesses they were born to be. One doesn’t have to have more power than the other but equally work together to create a life of respect, honor and love. We need the men of this world to go back to that place where they are needed, loved and respected. Let’s create a supportive environment for them to do just that. I say let’s get back to letting men be men.
“Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t’were his own.”~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe