What is it about men that makes us so stupid? I know we have testosterone and all that, but still, men (particularly young men) do the stupidest things. Yes, women are more emotional, but, us men, we're just so stupid. Everytime I watch the national news I see MEN either shooting eachother in places like Syria or Lebanon, or the local Houston news, or I see some guy just doing something stupid, like trying to jump 50 cars on a motorcycle, or riding off the edge of a cliff on a bicycle (on purpose), or knocking himself out with a guitar. There's an old saying; "He'll be a good man if he makes it over fool's mountain", meaning that, typically, males have to go through their phase of stupidness before they become good men (mind you, if they survive). Honestly, I'm amazed that I survived my younger years. If I wasn't doing something stupid while driving, then I was busy putting my foot in my mouth yakking about something that I didn't really understand and claiming to have all the answers. Then there's the issue of pride. I see men all the time so filled with pride and trying to constantly prove their manhood by acting tough and just saying stupid crap that is devoid of any mature thinking at all. I work a lot of wrecks, and all the rollovers that I work, the drivers are men. If we survive fool's mountain and make it to the other side, then we're a walking, talking bundle of anxiety. Most men that put on a tough guy persona are actually very insecure and they try to cover it up by acting tough and manly. It's always men that you see that feel like they have to own a 100 lb. pitt bull and/or drive around with a window sticker that says something totally stupid like "Cross the line and your a** is mine". Really? Why would someone have something like that on their car? Even the good men are under constant pressure to be a good example and be strong, be good providers, and set the example of what a "good man" is supposed to be like. My late step dad, Dr. J.D. O'donnell was one of the manliest men that I've ever known. The amazing thing is, he was soft spoken, never proud or boastful, always modest, always willing to help those in need, and didn't have to talk much, but he was a good listener. If you were seeking advice, he'd listen to you, and then give his advice on what he would do. J.D. set a very good example of what a man SHOULD be like. Anytime we perceive our manhood as being challenged, it's like a stupid switch, and a pride switch are flicked on and we go into stupid mode. Is it just me? Or has anyone else noticed these things about men in general.
Please note, I'm not saying that all men are stupid, and some women are ALMOST as stupid as us, but way to many of us are stupid, and we do stupid things.
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