The Splintered Sperm
Like women, men are a paradox. Men are designed to be hunters. They are born with more testosterone, and therefore, generally have more muscle by nature and a combative nature (brought on by testosterone). This served well in primitive times or in any current primitive culture where man has to hunt for his food to live, while the women generally are the gatherers….they gather fruits, vegetables and raise the children.
But men today do not need to hunt down an animal to live. Yet men still hunt everything. They hunt for jobs, they hunt for women; they compete for jobs, they compete for women, they compete for sports, they compete just to compete because that is their nature. And it is also their nurture. Unfortunately, many young male children are taught to “man up”, which, in my view, begins an underlying sense of hostility, excessive competitiveness and insecurity.
In most of this planet’s society, men are looked upon as the “stronger sex.” This is erroneous. In fact, this puts a burden on men, though they relish the podium and will white-knuckle hold onto that spot for dear life. However, most men are not at all stronger than women.
Yes, most men are physically stronger than women. Let’s look at some other things.
- The male sperm (Y-Sperm) dies in the uterus within 3 days while the sperm (X-Sperm) carrying a female gene will live at least 5 days increasing the likelihood for female children to be born.
- Men statistically die younger than women
- Men who are married live longer than men who are single. My theory is that men are dependent creatures; they need nurturing and reassurance.
- Men cannot cope with illness, whether it be their own or that of a loved one. Men are accustomed to being able to “fix the problem”. When illness arrives and a man cannot fix it, he becomes overwhelmed and shuts down. He may appear to be disinterested, uncaring, blocked off, distant – when in fact, he simply cannot cope.
- Men cannot deal with relationship breakups or rejection. Of course, both sexes have an issue with this but men see themselves as the “lion” and being rejected is a threat to their manhood which can result in depression, anger and/or malicious activity.
- Men have a tremendous fear of death. I do know why. They just do. It is my observation over many years.
- Men cannot handle unpleasant situations. Having an argument? Is Aunt Mary fighting with his Mother? Do you want to discuss it with him? No no no! He cannot and will not discuss it. Men are very uncomfortable with “thorny” situations and prefer to avoid them.
This is not written to degrade men by any means. Men are fabulous! The truth is men are simply human! They are not Silver Back Gorillas pounding their chests. Men are the same as women. Humans, earthlings….doing the best they can in everyday life as it comes.
We would all be much better off if we simply dispelled myths and accepted each other and ourselves as we are without the baggage.