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On Being a Man

Ken the Playful Walrus Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 1:05 PM
Unfortunately, we now have a culture that punishes the successful, encouraging both men and women to be dependent on the government. We now have a culture where it is extremely risk for a man to be a teacher, coach, or mentor to youth, lest he be accused to being a molester. (Yes, molesters should be severely punished, but we should not assume all men are molesters.) We now have a culture that punishes men for being husbands. We now have a culture that punishes men for being fathers. We now have a culture that punishes boys for being boys, and for becoming men. It is much more appealing, and supported, for boys to stay boys, to not contribute, to stay dependent, and shun marriage and fatherhood for casual sex.
Donjindra Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 12:05 PM
"Unfortunately, we now have a culture that punishes the successful, "

The truth is that the "rich" (if we want to call those with money successful) are doing better today than at almost any time in our history. How can any rational or truthful person say that this is punishment?

Hi Townhall Readers- Yes, I know I'm on vacation, but even so I can't but help to spout about stuff. This week I will be taking selections from writings I've written elsewhere regarding life and liberty and sharing them with you.

Don't you feel special now?

Today's selection is a letter I wrote to someone who was coming of age and wanted advice about being a man.

It's not that I think I'm an expert. Far from it. But he thought it helpful and it can serve as a point of discussion for Christmas Day.       

Dear __________,

Before this last century...