The Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes a Man as ‘one possessing in high degree the qualities considered distinctive of manhood’. In my personal opinion being a man is the point when a boy has gone from childhood and parent dependency; progressed through teenage and adolescent years (where he is still dependent) to a mature MAN that is fully capable, independent and works hard (qualities of manhood).
The maturation process from a boy to teenager to a man takes place at different paces for different folks, it is often said by women that ‘we broke up because he would often behave immaturely’ or ‘he was not independent, still living off of his mum’. This sort of behavior would suggest that one is not quite fully developed into a man and does not display the characteristics of manhood. Some males experience full maturation at 18 which is the universally acknowledged age where one normally experiences the full crossover to manhood. Others experience it earlier and some later but what is constant is that the characteristics of the person in question will determine if he has indeed crossed over to manhood.
Men are examples but yet many struggle to be the men they were called to be in life. They often give up on growth, achievement settle for whatever comes their way because they reach a limit, or never even try because they have no belief. Men are often (not always) stronger than women and should know how to fight! Fight who? Fight life issues! Too many men in society fight men and we lose more men in society. There is division no unity no worthy and respected authority that men will fight for. If men stop fighting men and women then they might be able to fight real life issues. Do they fight alone? No. There are other men fighting the right issues and problems to see good. Who gives these men orders? What is their agenda? To change the world? To see lives or souls saved? How? Who do these men obey? There are too many who hate the system of the world yet obey the world and therefore live by the system. There are men who live in the world but not part of the system and obedient to an higher being far greater than the world.
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A Jill-of-all-trades, Rebekah has experience in many different industries and last worked as consulting Chief Editor of an online retailer, which specialised in natural, organic and vegan cosmetics.