Sunday, May 15, 2005
MANLY Men: NURTURING & ASSERTIVE
Nurturing yet assertive MANLY MAN Paul Newman.
In a page called "Restoring the Goddess," the excellent site AmazoNation.com says:
"The survival of any species depends on the nurturing behavior of its females, not the aggressive behavior of its males...."
I would go a little further: Human survival depends on female symbols (Goddess) achieving ascendancy over male symbols (God).
Men and women alike are thereby programmed at deep levels to see nurturance as the name of the game.
We'd be programmed, too, to see assertion (not aggression) as equally important -- for both women and men. After all, aren't mothers assertive powerhouses when protecting their young?
And aggression? It descends into the nether world of the weak and sickly, society's failures.
Manly men are nurturing and assertive. Womanly women are nurturing and assertive. Each sex, however, will have its own distinct brand of each. Vive la difference!