I’ll tell him about male disposability from his earliest days…
I’ll tell him there are corrupt, hateful people who are trying to extract more from him then what is his fair share…..
They’ll tell him to man up, they’ll tell him he’s not a real man, they’ll tell him he’s a misogynist, they’ll tell him he’s unpatriotic, they’ll tell him he’s not a team player….
He’ll hear it from women, both his age and older. He’ll hear it from other men, perhaps they are the one’s that aren’t real men. He’ll hear it from television, the movies, the government and society at large….
I’ll tell him his most valuable commodities are his time, his ideas, his effort, his friendship, his loyalty….
There will be a few worthy of his time and effort but many who will use him as expendable and cheap….
I’ll tell him that I don’t think he should become a soldier or a cop. Why should he use his sharp eyes and swift hands to kill for a corrupt government? Why should he shed his blood for a society that doesn’t see him as a human being but as an object whose value is directly related to his utility….
I’ll tell him that employers are greedy, they’ll squeeze as much as they can and leave an empty husk of a man as they “outsource” the job to another country for half the pay. He will have to earn a livelyhood somehow, but he doesn’t have to work 70 hour weeks to have value as a human being. He might choose to work 70 hour weeks but hopefully this is short lived. Maybe he’ll use that for seed money for his start-up. Maybe he’ll have some saving and decide to leave the rat race. Maybe he’ll travel the world or write a book.
I haven’t even scratched the surface here….
But most of all, I’ll tell him to think for himself with the realization that he will forge his own path. He may look me straight in the eyes with burning rage and tell me I’m an idiot who is wrong about everything. So be it….
–yeah, that Barbarosaaa vid really got me thinking….