Just a thought, an opinion really!

What makes a man? In my humble opinion, and you have my permission to disagree with me; it is very complicated especially in today’s society. I would say that with the peer pressure, the imagery, the boldness of young women, the desire to always be first, and the breakdown of the parent unit, (meaning that parents have lost control of their kids) what is a poor guy to do? As we all know, it becomes worst especially when he is a teenager trying to make that transition from adolescence. It is an eye-opener to witness this agony play out on our streets, manifested in gang affiliations and rivalry. It can be the most troublesome time of their young lives, and if they are unfortunate enough to enter the legal system, it can be a family’s nightmare. Some may say that all you need to do is send that fellow off to boarding school, or college if you can afford to do so, others will say send him off to the military, even though that one will not be sounded too loudly today because we are a country at war. I believe that anyone of these ideas may work depending on the mindset of the individual. However, a sure fire way to make a man is to send him abroad for one to six month visiting a depressed area of the world, to care and provide for its people less fortunate, just like in the days of the peace corps. (http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=Learn...) I am almost 100% sure that the experience of being away from home country and having to adapt to unfamiliar surroundings, helping others that are destitute, without the convenience, or the aid of the internet, and without a television, or the pleasant comforts of home that they take for granted; that will make a fairly good man of him very fast.

Just a thought, an opinion really!

sholder

Brooklyn,, United States

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The transition from adolescence to manhood.

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