Talking about men

Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are interviewed in a TED Talk, and one of the subjects they talk about is the difference in how men present themselves and how women present themselves in friendships.

They [men] don’t have what we have, and that is why they die sooner.—Jane Fonda

They say that men conceal themselves behind behaviors that are intended to project macho images. Men also know less about their emotional makeup, they say.

Most of the time men don’t want to reveal emotions.—Lily Tomlin

My friend Richard says I look haughty in this selfie. I kind of like it.

My friend Richard says I look haughty in this selfie. I kind of like it.

Jane emphasizes that men have to prove their masculinity, and this need is an added burden that gets in the way of naturalness and authenticity. I share that opinion.

The men I know don’t talk about the differences between men and women in terms of values, temperament, and behaviors. As Jane said, guys don’t have what women have.

If you watch the video please share your impressions here.

 

 

One thought on “Talking about men

  1. “They say that men conceal themselves behind behaviors that are intended to project macho images.” And isn’t this a part of our DNA? Mating is one of our most basic instincts. A macho image is still by far the best way to attract a mate. Maybe they aren’t really hiding anything after all. It shouldn’t really be surprising that neither of those two women are really in touch with the male persona.

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