Editor's Note: Part 1 deal with a Man's 5 Basic Jobs:
1) Defend his loved ones.
2) Protect his loved ones.
3) Provide for his loved ones.
4) Encourage his loved ones.
5) Lead his loved ones.
A Man's 5 Basic Tendencies
But, alas, women it is not to be. Here is where your dream world begins to fall apart.
Just as a man has 5 fingers on his right hand there are 5 creative tendencies a man must overcome to live out his life.
1) He believes he is indestructible. I know this is not rational, is silly and difficult to believe, however, it is tied to his ego and allows him to also do the five jobs his analytical mind tells him he must do.
It is because a man can be an extremely competitive creature that he can put his life on the line for his family when defending them and protecting them.
A man, especially when he is younger, can be exciting, dangerous and foolish. He will buy his dream sports car and drive it down the freeway as fast as he can to see how fast he can go, and sometimes with his loved ones in the car.
He will dive off a 50-foot cliff to see if he can meet the water in the 10-foot space between the rocks below. Sometimes he will accomplish that feat, sometimes he will become paralyzed and sometimes he will kill himself in a fit of bravado.
Usually, somewhere around age 40 or 50 he will work in the yard all day Saturday and be totally stunned when he can not get out of bed Sunday morning. This is the point in his life when he realizes he is not the man he used to be.
If he uses the brains God keep him he will not continue take risky chances. If he has learned anything from the experience, he will begin to live a more sane life.
2) He believes his reach should exceed his grasp. A man will try to do more than he is physically, mentally and emotionally capable of doing. He will set impossible goals and then prove he can not achieve them.
He will set no limits on himself. He has an ego. He will work himself to death while ignoring his marriage, his children and the needs of his family, and he will justify this behavior because he can barely get past his third job: provide for his family.
He will justify his behavior in his mind because sometimes he is actually escaping a situation at home that he does not want to face. Rather than face the music he is willing to play the music alone and suffer the consequences, generally divorce.
Couples can fight about money and how to raise their children, but when they end up in divorce court it is usually because of a lack of communication. How many times have you heard a woman say he just will …Read more