In today’s culture, there is a ridiculous issue with gender roles. One of which being the concept of “the Man-Card.” For those of you that don’t know, “the Man-Card” is a term used by guys to refer to their masculinity. When a guy does something that is not “manly,” they lose a part of their…
Finally got to read this. I agree with you on how “masculinity” is not as big of a concern to many types of modern men. The last paragraph is en pointe with what I want the mindset of humanity to eventually evolve into (which MOST likely (99.99%) will not happen in our lifetimes or even before the earth has run its course for that matter). Everyone “being who they are” is a romantic notion and I harp on my friends all the time about it but it is just something that we will never see become the general mindset because of how modern culture is.
" you should not try to be something youre not and change your self-image based upon what people think is right and ‘normal.’"
I know what you are getting at but you may want to phrase it differently because the first half of this sentence almost makes you sound like a supporter of the caste system. People SHOULD try to break out and do new things that may not be innate to their personality or else life would be boring. Now, what I think you would agree with is me saying that people should not change just to be “normal” or fit in. It’s ok to want to fit in but don’t do things that are completely not you just to be with those people. That is when it time to change the people you are around and not who you are. (Disclaimer: If who you are is evil and it is in your personality to sin and do negative things, then ya, you might want to change some things on the inside. Juz sayin. I’m in support of the world being a better place and if “who you are” is makin the place suck then fix it or gtfo) DFTBA
"Normal is whatever you make it to be. Not what others define it as."
Unfortunately, the majority of people (especially in developed countries) care about fitting in and being “normal”. I disagree with what you said when I read it literally because “normal” is defined by the majority. “Normal” is what the largest percent of a population deems it to be. We should instead say “normal FOR YOU is whatever YOU make it to be” because your idea of normal may not be the same as the person standing next to you. But now that we are thinking about it, why DO we care about calling who we are “normal”. Why not introduce a new word? How about this one: WEIRD. What’s wrong with being a little (or a lot) weird? It shows that you are comfortable with who you are and value being perceived as an individual.
The Card game can still be played if revised like you said. A good way to start would be to take [insert name here] cards away from friends whenever they do things out of character. Make sure that you appreciate the positive qualities about friends to their faces or else they WILL start to change because they may not feel that their natural personality is being accepted.
-Red Cheddarz (Devil’s Advocate in this case)