Men in Society

In our society women are encouraged to love who they are regardless of their size, looks, and status. The media tells women that they are beautiful the way they are. Our society helps cope with their low self-esteem and helps them to appreciate themselves as a person. They are encouraged to speak out about their feelings and engage in whatever men can do. These are all good things and I believe it is one of the positive aspects of our society. However, men have just as much self-esteem issues as women do and society merely just looks past it.

The stereotypical image of the “perfect man” is similar to the picture below.

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A physiologist named Doctor Raymond Lemberg researched upon this topic and reported that only at the most 2% of all men have what society calls “the perfect body.”(https://goo.gl/umOItj) If we are setting this standard for all young men in America and only at the most 2% of Americans have this body image, then what are we saying to all of the young men of America?

Body image issues are found within men as well as women. This causes a low self-esteem and depression. Depending on a man’s body type, it will make it more difficult for some men to maintain the stereotypical “perfect body.” Also some men can physically not maintain or even achieve this “perfect body” due to medical reasons or anything other related issues. It is not healthy for everyone to maintain this image.

Another thing that is looked past on the topic upon men are their feelings. Women are encouraged to openly express their feelings. However, society tells men that to be a man, they need to hide their feelings and not allow them to appear. This can cause serious damage toward the self-esteem of the man because he may think that he is not “manly enough to cope with his own feelings. This can also cause many psychological problems and is overall not healthy for him.

Society has created this mold for all men to follow, which is not a good one. Every man is unique and different from each other. Our society needs to be more open and concern about the self-esteem and image of our young men. It is a topic that is merely not promoted enough and it is frowned upon by society to even bring it up.

 

 

 

Thoughts on Thinking

Thinking.

Is thinking a complex imagination?

Is it something everyone can posses?

The ability to think?

To think in reason?

To reasonably just think?

Critically think?

Thinking…

What are our thoughts of thinking?

Is it the same or is it just a revelation?

A revelation of an idea which was in our head.

How do we express thinking?

Are we outright about thinking?

Are we troubled by our own thoughts?

The way we think, the process of how we think?

Think, think, think.

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Lies

blog-liesLies.

Lies.

Lies.

What a simple four letter word.

Made even simpler when made singular.

Lie.

So little, but so dire.

It can break apart families.

Destroy Trusts.

Lies.

Lies.

Lies. 

Is it worth it?

These Lies?

It’s just a little lie?

A lie here.

A lie there.

No one will see.

See lies.

Lies are not visible for the naked eye.

Lies. 

Lies. 

Lies. 

 

When many atoms are joined together, it creates a being.

A lying being.

So if one lie is continued.

Won’t that make it visible?

Lies.

You tell yourself that.

Until its too late.

The foundation, the being you built.

Is upon lies.

It is visible now.

The lies you thought you could hide.

Ha-ha you can’t hide lies.

 

The Elephant in the Room

It is staring from the corner of the room. This, in which I am speaking of is

 the elephant in the room.

It is obvious and sits, as it stares in horrified galore. I can’t seem to help, but think of

the elephant in the room.

It haunts and wranks as it coils itself in my room, who knew that it would be

the elephant in the room.

It stands above me and and spreads across the room, oh what could this be but an

elephant in the room.

As time passes on and the days seem to surpass its luck, I realize just what I need to do to

the elephant in the room

I take up its mighty pile and go down to the washroom and let it set for a while, I soap it up and allow it to spin. Just as if I have always known

the elephant in the room. 

It was nothing scary, but rather daunting, for

the elephant in the room

was merely laundry.

Sorry For The Wait

I am sorry I have not posted in a while. I am on vacation in Europe. I am currently in Rome Italy sampling all the pizza and gelato I can get my hands on! I’ll be gone for another 3 weeks so my blog posts may not be as frequent as they were. However, I am still going to try to post some blog posts about my travels and such. If you have any questions or comments please place them in the comments below. I would write a longer post, but I am too tired right now to do so. Thanks for reading and have a great Summer!

P.S (Wow who uses P.S’ any more, lame!) I just wanted to let you guys know that by vlog channel uploads are being put on hold for now due to my failed attempt to try to upload a video on my Kindle and  the fact that I  have no access to a computer. I’ll keep you posted if something works out!

Stay Cool!

-CDNATION

Graduated!

Last Saturday I graduated high school with many other of my closest friends. I have been waiting for this day for a while now because although I was not always part of my high school, I was done with it anyway. However after receiving my diploma, I realized just how short life really is. I came to the realization, that although I have already completed a year of college, I finally have my high school diploma. In my mid this indicates myself as a real adult. However, “adult” may be a loose term to be using at this point in my life. I don’t feel like an adult and I certainly don’t act like an adult. However, life will eventually teach me how to be an adult. Through my trials and my errors. Through my experimentation of my values.

Another thing I realized after receiving my diploma is my accountability. I need to be accountable for my own actions and treasure my values. As and adult, I need to hold them up to a higher standard. Especially since I’ll be going to college in just a little over 2 months! Although, I’ll be entering in as a Sophomore. I still have lots to learn about college and this whole adult thing. I’ll be on my own with only God to guide me, which is all I need. My parents have helped along the way, but God has really helped me and shown me a clear and beautiful path for my entire life. I believe being on my own will allow me to rely on God more, which will help me grow in my faith within him and become spiritually mature. Than, just possibly I may be the adult God wants me to be.

Congratulations Class of 2016!   

New Vlog

Hey fellow readers and bloggers! CDNation would like to announce that it has expanded to vlogging! One of my good friends, after some convincing, persuaded me to create a vlog channel.  So that is what I have done, I am going to make it a branch off of CDNationBlog and will post links to the vlogs on here as well. I will be trying to roughly post every other day, but that may not always happen due to time constraints. An introductory video has already been uploaded trying to promote and introduce my vlog. However, I need suggestions on what to vlog about and also I am always looking for more suggestions to what to blog about as well!  Thank you and come and check out my vlog channel’s intro video here. Please comment, like, and subscribe!

Have a great rest of the week!