Guys generally show no unquenched thirst for more knowledge about themselves. We’re comfortable with ourselves, mostly due to our unique ability not to find ourselves naturally defective in some area. IF we have defects, odd nicknames, or do dumb things, we have our guy friends to remind us of our own stupidity. Guys don’t go around thinking of ways to make other guys feel better… we just don’t. More on that later.
The basics are for guys is that there “just isn’t much talk about us being us”, or many “self-help books for our fate of being a ‘guy’ in today’s society. The closest thing to self-help books for guys are “How to Fix-it or Build-it manuals” covering personally-satisfying challenges such as “add a sun deck to a house in one weekend” or “buy & install new speakers in your truck”. If you’re a guy and want to feel good – build a deck, play hard rock, run and jump… pretty simple stuff really.
Yet for Les Femmes, they have whole aisles in Barnes & Noble just to deal with their mothers, their fathers, their children, their mother-as-themselves, their depressing dating experiences, why they’re fat, why they’re thin, why they don’t need men, why they attract men who don’t need them …and endlessly on and on. For us guys, a pamphlet on a dusty shelf in a dark aisle… Hec, women even have every supermarket check-out aisle in the free world devoted to helping them with love and their weight, two depressing subjects that just keep selling.
So, “Why am I reading this” you ask? Because you, like I, realize there actually IS a certain “guy mystique” and just maybe it doesn’t depress us – it actually makes us laugh. And why not, what else are you doing with your life right now?
With that, lets have some fun…