What Does It Mean To Be A Man
I have recently turned 18, and I have been wondering what does it mean to be a man? Am I a man simply because I have hit a certain age? Are there certain responsibilities that I am expected to fulfill? Am I a man simply because my actions now have consequences to me rather than to my parents?
I don’t feel any more mature than I did a few weeks ago, yet in societies(and the laws) eyes I am now very much my own person. It is as if I woke up one day and was expected to be a whole new me. Sorry to dissapoint I am still not quite a fully funtional member of society, and as such(at least in my oppinion) I am not yet a man. I do not know what it is like to live paycheck to paycheck working for my daily bread. I do not know what it is like to be in debt and working simply to break even. I am turning towards literature in hopes of an answer and rereading an amazing book “A Lesson Before Dying” I welcome any and all commentary.