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Thursday, 23 July 2009
Forget fast cars and wild women. The recession has changed the way many younger men are living, with stability and security at work and home becoming top priorities, according to a survey.
It showed that men are putting a bigger emphasis on security in their jobs and at home in a return to traditionalism, including smartening up their wardrobes, although they are continuing to embrace new technology at a fast pace.
"We have seen a clear move by men toward seeking more security in their finances, in their relationships and in the workplace," said James Bassil, editor in chief of the website AskMen.com, which conducted the poll.
"It seems guys haven't been as affected as negatively as they anticipated by the downturn but they've changed their habits pretty dramatically to anticipate losing their jobs or careers changed and are saving more money and seeking more stability in their jobs than in the past," he added.
The annual lifestyle survey by AskMen.com (here) included 50,000 men in their 20s, 30s and 40s who were questioned about how the economic crisis had impacted their lives.
It showed that five percent more men than last year said stability and security were key attractions in a new job while salary was no longer the most important factor.
Originally posted by BAZ752
Some interesting points indeed.
I'd vouch that some men I know, not friends, but associate with at functions etc, are categorically chauvanistic in their attitudes about women, in the company of other males. Macho-esque and egocentricity is common place when any male in a group of males is self-declaring alpha maleism. The ''knowledge'' of power and cars added to that.
I also speak to them outside of the collective and find they are monumentally insecure and tend to have more negative pyschology attached their personas than anything. Although ''good'' in nature, the cracks are painfully obvious. It wouldn't surprise me in the least, that some men are actually realising that there's more important values to consider in thier lives than playing partisan to group heirarchy.
Unfortunately I don't believe the harmonics of young male behaviour with perspective in society has altered, and while I accept more and more men acknowledge the importance of security both professionally and financially, sadly, the desire to prioritise on one's appearances above and beyond that of the welfare of his own continues.
Face value suggests this survey is inaccurate, although very likely plausible. I sadly cannot relate, purely because the basis is very generic by purpose.