Thursday, March 4, 2010
The Male Ego
I think one of the main differences in men and women is the way a male deals with his ego. Men for some reason, (biologically probably)are obsessed with the importance of how they are percieved by others, especailly other men. This can be a problem at times and at other times it serves a good purpose.
When I was a kid growing up in a small rural community in the midwest, I lived in town. The kids who lived in the country on farms usually looked down on us. Most of them were better off financially maybe that had something to do with it.
I recall an incident that happened when I was in the 5th grade. I was sweet on a girl by the name of Denise. She was in the grade behind me. I would wait for her after school and would walk her home. One evening, as we walked by the school buses as they were loading with country kids, a boy in my class named Terry McDuffee grabbed Denises hat and threw it on the ground into the mud. Where upon I unleashed my rage on McDuffee. Even though his was bigger than me I grabbed him and threw him into the mud and pounced on top of him and bloodied his nose. I got up and told him to pick up the hat and give it back to Denise. Which he did. I'm sure his ego was severly damaged from that incident. To take a pummeling in front of his friends had to be a devastating blow. My ego, on the the otherhand was feeling pretty good. The religious man would have said that I should have turned the other cheek. Picked up Denises hat and walked on. I think most men would have reacted much as I did. It's in our makeup. It's what we do. Sometimes women just don't understand that part of us. But then again there are a lot of things about women that we don't understand. I suppose it's that way for a reason. X.