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
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.
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