Friday, 14 September 2007

How Much To Let Go Of Your Masculinity In This Era ?

As a man, I am particularly concerned about the shift in our socio-economic paradigm which necessitates a discussion of the well-being of men; and family issues of relevance to men.

The shift has brought about a change of perspectives and expectations of both genders’ roles in any form of relationship. The resultant situation calls for greater tolerance and understanding of both genders involved in any form of relationship, be it husband/wife’s, brother/sister’s, father/mother’s, and male/female colleague’s relationship.

Many men and, where relevant, their families have suffered as a result. The societal changes have come too swift and demanding for some who could not adapt and adjust in time to their new circumstances. Men, who held on to their traditional values and beliefs, were disorientated by the progressive erosion of the values system and disregard for compliance with traditional family responsibilities which they were so accustomed to.

Globalisation and the seemingly borderless/timeless working environment have further aggravated the already fragile family and social cohesiveness. Many families fail to function and fulfil their traditional roles and responsibilities as evidenced by the exponential increase in divorce cases.

Are you beset with the problem of deciding on how much to let go of your masculinity or masculine role ?

Are you fearful of the changing roles of men and women in some circumstances ?

What more do you see in the changing landscape ?

How are we to prepare the younger and future generations in grasping and coping with the changes ?

During this transitional era, it is timely for us to relook at some of the issues, and make an impact to the society which we want to be proud of living in our twilight years !


Jonathan Lee said...

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