posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 10:42 PM
reply to post by DontTreadOnMe
You know I respect and admire you from some of our other meetings, but here I must respectfully disagree.
Then they should allow the boys to go to fireworks outings....kind of like hunting...but with fireworks.....
But the hunting
"outings" serve a different purpose. Men return to an earlier, primitive time to test survival skills, spend time with like minded people (Those
who won't shout out "Oh look! A cute little deer!"), and display, at least to themselves, an inner strength, a "manliness" so to speak.
civilized people don't need the noise, the smoke and don't understand the need to play with matches.
But "civilized" people are
fragile, needing to be cared for, leaving nothing in their wake, and most definitely, they do not disturb the equally fragile environment. But a
"man" is puissant, he shapes his world, leaves a mark, creates an impression, and does not shy from the consequences of his actions. A "man"
shouts "Here I am!" Fireworks is a way to display that power, that declaration of personal existence. I've never seen a "man" setting off
fireworks who appeared shy, withdrawn and depressed.
"Civilized" people dress their six year old daughters in ballerina costumes and give them a sparkler so they can run around, pretending to be
fairies with magic wands.
Men often restrain themselves when faced with some of the unspeakable activities women engage in. Now and then, the "civilized" people should make
accomodations for the "men."