Friday, 27 March 2015
One of the Boys.
When we are young and inexperienced we think that being one of the boys (i.e. being socially acceptable) must be the right thing to do.
Having a beer with the boys and being popular seem ideal goals.
But with this attitude comes fear of rejection or ridicule by the mob.
The worst of which is being called a poofter.
This fear rules men all their lives.
It can even result in physical poofter-bashing.
But is this the right thing to do in any case?
Aspiring to be one of the boys and indulging in drinking and sex may not be the ideal lifestyle it seems.
Because everybody is doing this does not necessarily make it the ideal objective.
As we grow older we come to see that this pleasure-seeking lifestyle does not make us happy.
So what makes us happy?
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