While reading the book "10 Stupid Things Men Do To Mess Up Their Lives" by Dr. Laura Schlessinger, I received these cute pictures via forwarded e-mail entitled "Why Men Need Parents"
I was about to write a short book note for posting here and thought that these pictures are worth sharing together with the short summary of the book.
Would you agree with these?
1. STUPID CHIVALRY.
By getting involved with the wrong woman (weak, flaky, damaged, needy, desperate, stupid, untrustworthy, immature, etc.) you think that your love will save/transform her.
2. STUPID INDEPENDENCE
Unwilling to admit “need” for bonding and intimacy, you hide in excesses of work, play, drink, drugs, porn, and meaningless sex.
3. STUPID AMBITIONUnable to comfortably and proudly accept your inherent importance to society and family as husband and father, you bow to the false idols of money, toys, power and status.
4. STUPID STRENGTH
Uncomfortable with feeling weak, vulnerable, useless, powerless, or rejected,you use intimidation, force, or passive-aggressiveness to regain control.
5. STUPID SEX
Taking an attraction, opportunity, or erection as a “sign,” you measure your masculinity and power by sexual conquests, infidelities, and orgasms.
6. STUPID MATRIMONY
Lacking a mature sense of the purpose, meaning, or value of marriage, you realize too late you’ve gone down the aisle with the wrong woman for the wrong reasons and feel helpless to “fix it."
7. STUPID HUSBANDING
Thinking that marriage is the honorable discharge from loving courtship, you continue to live as thought you were single and your “mommy-wife” will take care of everything else.
8. STUPID PARENTING
Believing that only women/mothers nurture children, you withdraw from hands-on parenting to assert your masculine importance, missing out on the true “soul food” of a child’s hug.
9. STUPID BOYISHNESS
Having not yet worked out a comfortable emotional and social understanding with your mother, you form relationships with women that become geared to avenge, resolve, or protect you from your ties to Mommy.
10. STUPID MACHISMOUnderstanding the true and meaningful difference between being male and a man, you can become a man.
Summarized & Compiled by Yodz Insigne
Source: Schlessinger, Laura, "10 Stupid Things Men Do To Mess Up Their Lives" New York:Harper Collins, 2002.
Image Source: via forwarded e-mail (if you own the above pictures Contact Yodz for image deletion request or proper source citation)